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PAGE EIGHT fATHO rMIRIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNK 18, 1053 1MB BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, PublUhtr BAJtRt A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner Bolt N»Uon»l Adrertlslng Representatives: W»U»oe Witmer Co., Hew York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- trtta, October «, 1917. Member of The Associated PreM - — - - - — SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any iburbui town where carrier service is main- ith radius .( 50 miles, 15.00 per war 12 50 ior six months, $1.25 tor three month*, W mail' outeide 50 mile zone, 113.50 per r«r p»y»ble In adranoi. _ Meditations Thtn the twelve called the multitude of the aiwipiM wto *»«». » nd « aw ' u '' not " ason ..ih«t w« ihoul leave the world of God, »nd Km Ublei. - Act* 6:2. » « * Reason Is a permanent blessing of God to the loul. Without It there can be no large religion. — Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs til past your prime to prime yourself for tht future. « * * Oh, well, If there were no screen doors, the little klii would find something else to slam. * * * When the whole family joins dad on a fish, ing trip, guess who gets hooked. * « * Maybe you never get there because "there" Is a place jou always wish you were no matter where TOK are. * * * Tipping is barred in many restaurants. Fine, if it doesn't become upsetting. Oh, for Days When Records Made Same Old Sounds Remember the days when popular gingers just got up and sang They might sing song after song, with an orchestra composed of saxophones, trumpets, violins and trombones moving along smoothly and pretty unobstrusive- ]y in the background. Today this sort of orthodoxy has largely gone by the board. Everything is a production, replete with scenery, gestures, girls, products, and lots of noise. That's what television has done for the singing business. The lucky singers still manage to corral a couple of solos for themselves on a 15-minute or half-hour show. Most of them, though, hardly get out half a chorus before they are flanked by a trio which proceeds to shout them down the rest of the way. If you're really sharp, you may catch a few of the hero's tones rising above the tumult, and you say to your wife: "There it is, Momma. That's Perry Como now." The historians of the entertainment world will be able to tell us whether TV led tha record-makers down the same path, or vice versa. It really doesn't matter. They're both doins the stuff. In the record field, the watchword is: "Get a new sound." The standard orchestral combinations are out. You have to be different these days. So while Vic Damone runs through a gentle ballad in the foreground, an organ and a flute thunder and caper in the background. Or maybe it's a zither and a calliope, or 16 boy sopranos singing through glass blocks, or four mountain goats braying in an echo chamber. It had just better be different, that's all. The whole thing has gone so far that when a couple of fellows tried to kid the trend by organizing an outfit called Horrible Records, specializing in strange noises, the joke failed. Their records are selling like hot cakes. At this point in the bill of complaint, we might easily slip into some moralizing about the immaturity of television, the decline in public taste and the evident eagerness with which the record- makers have seemed to follow it downhill But this kind of talk probably wouldn't get very far. The fellow you'd want to listen to it has most likely got his TV set on, watching a big vocal production called "Moonlight Over Yucca Flat," with a film of an A-bomb explo- nion as a background and 10 tubas lined to suggest massed power. When thin chap voluntarily calls for ««r plugs, then we'll be starting back. Views of Others Discredited Agency Back In 1948, the Kaiscr-Prazer Corporation bought from the government the war-built Willow Run bomber plant, near Detroit, (or $15 million — to be paid off In 20 years. The next year, this company borrowed $34.4 million from the government's Reconstruction Finance corporation, and posted the Willow Run plant as collateral. Later, Kaiser-Frazer borrowed $36 million more from the RFC. This year. Kaiser-Frazer bought the Willys- Overland Motor Co., merging the two auto builders. This consolidation had to have the approval of the RFC, to which Kalser-Frazcr still owes more than $33 million, and the government's General Services Administration, to which Kaiser- Frazer still Is in hock for more than $12 million for the Willow Run plant. Now comes Sen. John J. Williams of Delaware, the ace investigator of the Senate, demanding a thoro inquiry of the whole deal. He charges that the RFC directors, now out of office, failed to protect the government's Interests and that the merger will cost the taxpayers millions. He called Kaiser-Frazer the "pampered stepchild of a discredited government agency," the RFC. He noted that former Treasury Secretary John Snyder, nine days after he left office, became vice president of the Willys company. Several weeks later the merger came off. Whatever else a Senate investigation might reveal about this Intriguing transaction, it hardly could help but point up again — if any more pointing up be needed — the fancy manner in which the taxpayers' money has been used to prop lip private operations. And furnish another argument for abolishing the RFC. —Memphis Press-Scimitar. Justice/They Call It This is the United States of America, and the Constitution Is still our guide. It is, therefore, difficult to accept as accurate an article recently sent by the Associated Press from Tokyo. Nevertheless, the article ia well documented, and no denial has come from the military author, ities concerned. The Associated Press reported that an honorably discharged veteran of the Korean War was at work in Pittsburgh when he was arrested by military police, put in uniform and quickly shipped by plane to Korea, where he was to face trial lor a murder in which he allegedly participated while he was in service. He was given no opportunity to notify his family ol his arrest until he was at the Pittsburgh airport, ready to leave, and, so far as one may judge from the news story, he was not taken before any open court of justice, was given no opportunity to obtain legal advice, and had no chance to oppose his transfer to Korea. He was, literally, shanghaied from civilian life and civilian employment back into the armed forces. This arrest was said to be the first application of a new "uniform code of military justice," and this procedure apparently Is fully recognized by this code. If such be the case, the word, "justice," Is woefully misused and the code is a violation of the Constitution of the United States, which protects a person from illegal seizure. —The .Lexington Leader. Their Real Motive The 'error we must avoid Is to assume that Oatis' release resulted from a change of heart on the part of the Czech government or that It was an act of compassion inspired by Mrs. Oatis' touching letter to the late Klement Gottwald. On the contrary, Oatis 1 release came at this time because the Communists thought It would aid their cause in some way, that It would soften us up, throw us off guard, divide us or make some of us think that maybe the Communists aren't such bad eggs after all. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. SO THEY SAY It looks as if peace in Korea Is assured, but what I am wondering about is where we will be meeting the Cominunis L s next. — M/Sgt. Joseph K. Hensely, Jr., of Miami, pla., stationed in Korea. * * * In spite of our progress, our air forces could not adequately carry out their tasks. The increase of air power must receive far greater attention by the NATO nations. — General Ridgway In his final report as NATO commander. 9 + » Another election is to far off. The candidates who have failed to sign the petition will be weighed in the political balance and found wanting. — Daniel A. Reed iR.. N. Y.l, chairman, House Ways and Means Committee, in battle for income tax rate cut. * » * This is » very lush kind of trade when you trade in blood profits. — Sen. Karl E. Mundt iR.. S. D.i, on trade by free-world vessels with Red China. * * * War between the United States and Russia 15 inevitable. — Dr. K. C. Wu, former governor of Formosa. * * * I pray for a good peace that lasts so Richard didn't die for nothing. — Mrs. Peter Rlordan, mother of soldier killed in Korea. + * * The sentiment seems to he all against me. — Sen, Robert. A. Taft, on reaction of advocacy of fall session for Congress. * * * We arc shooting them out of the skies 12- to-1 In Korea, — Srn. Homer Ferguson (R., Mlch.i, championing U. E. Air Force. What a Grave Responsibility Is Yours, Misterl Peter Edson's Washington Column — Korea May Not Enjoy Peace Before Fall or Another Year Fetcr Edson WASHINGTON .—(NBA)— Now comes a period of from four months to a year, wailing with fingers crossed to see if the Korean armistice \vorks out as hoped for. It is as uncertain a truce as was ever negotiated. It could be broken on a. moment's notice from cither or both of two sources: From a refusal by South Korean President Syngman Rhee's government to cooperate, or from a deliberate Communist attempt to disrupt it. One of the nmsl discouraging apsccts of the new armistice agreement is that it offers no significant change from the text of the original Indian government's proposal. This was said to have Communist China's approval when it was first presented to the United Nations last November, and approved by the UN in December. The Communists could have had this good a deal six months ago,, if they had really wanted H. But with their peculiar Orient ill capacity for dragging out negotiations almost beyond the white man's power of endurance, they allowed all this time to elapse. Tens of thousands of United Nations casualties were sustained while this infuriating business dragged on, and the Communist casualties rose by hundreds of thousands. These additional casualties, however, may have been one factor that caused the Communists to agree to an armistice now. Anyway, when the time came for .ser- I lous negotiations, North Korean I Gen. Nam II and his truce team settled down to business. In two weeks of executive sessions, unaccompanied by the agitation of to get the Indian and other neutral troops into Korea to take over the prisoner-of-war camps. Then will come the 90-day period in which the Communist propagandist will have their chance to try to' indoctrinate the Chinese and North Koreans who don't want to go back where they came from. One parallel on this may be found In the post-World War H ex, pprience in trying to persuade displaced persons in Western Europe to go back behind the Iron Curtain. The Russians were allowed to send propagandists into the DP camps. They called the unfortunate and homeless refugees "fascist pigs" and worse for not wanting; to return to Poland, the Balkans, the Soviet zones of Western Germany and Austria. Instead of throwing fear into the hearts of the DP's. these tactics only infuriated them. They stoned the Russians and overturned their cars. Allied forces finally had to provide guards. In the end, practically none of the refugees went back. Perhaps the Russians learned something from that. The Comu- nist Chinese and North Korean propagandists sent Into the prisoner-of-war camps may try to use gentler tactics of persuasion to assure POW's that all will be forgiven if they go back. If some of them do voluntarily go back, there will be no way of checking up on what happens to them. If only a few are persuaded to go back, Washington officials the usual Communist propaganda, the whole thing was buttoned up. It will take a month, perhaps, are inclined to believe there will be no great loss of face for having consented to this procedure. But no one has any assurance that this 90-day international cooling-off period is going to work. It could be another Communist trick, aimed only at catching the UN forces off guard. All during the armistice negotiations, the Communist forces have built up their eup- plles and reserves north of the pile sand reserves north of the line. They're ready for anything and obviously capable of it. That of course explains the attitude of South Korean President Rhee. his Washington ambassador. Dr. You Chan Yang, and their government. It is almost Impossible not to have some sympathy for the South Korean point of view, which is that if Korea remains divided, the Communists have won the war. For both the United States and the United Nations are on record that Korea must be free and united. Talking about trying to unite and liberate Korea by peaceful, diplomatic means passes, the buck to the United Nations. After the Bermuda Big Three conference of American, British and French heads of state, the United Nations can again take up the Korean case. In the 90 days that. Communist agents are trying to persuade the POW's to go back behind what now becomes a new cold war front, the UN diplomats will be sweltering in New York, trying to Bolve the larger, international political issues. There seems little chance of any real peace before fall—if then. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written (or NBA Servico There is nothing so surrounded j by superstition and just plain no- • lions as the question of what determines the sex of an infant. Q — Is is true that if a woman has one Fallopian tube removed that all her children will be of one sex? Mrs. H. A — This is not true. youngster inoculated for whooping cough and diptheria on the basis of tlie rumor which you have heard. ^3 _ VVe have one son, 21 months old. Naturally he is pampered and spoiled. During the last five i months he has had six or seven j spells which have frightened us j greatly. The child holds his breath, becomes rigid, his eyeballs roll around, and then he blacks out. the pink color drains from his face and his skin darkens. Can you enlighten us on this? Mrs. S. R. A — This sort of thins is uncommon but not unknown. The cnuse should be traced, if possible, and this certainly sounds sufficiently serious to warrant immediate professional advice. Q_ Our doctor has told us that our child should have phots (or j protection from whooping cough j and diphtheria. We are undecided \ about this, however, since we have, j heard that n high percentage of j polio victims have had the shots, \ and some claim the shots pollute j Ihe blood and make them.weaker and more susceptible to polio. What do you think? Mrs. E. M. A — There does not scorn any reason whatever for believing that injections for the prevention of whooping cough or riiptheria have anything to do with resistance to , polio or likelihood of acquiring ] thnt disease later. You certainly should not hcstilato to havo your i Q— I have heard the statement that "anyone who has ever had tuberculosis will produce a positive reaction to the skin test, or Patch test." Is this statement correct? I am told that almost everyone has had a spine time or other some degree of tubercular activity, and if that is true, is not the Patch test valueless ior all practical purposes? J. W. B. A — The statement that infection with tuberculosis is likely to produce a positive Patch test of the skin for tuberculosis is correct., It Is also true thnt a great many people — though not everyone — at some time or other come in contact with the tubercle bacillus. The answer, then, Is that the Patch test Is of some value, but not absolutely decisive, and that it is of more value in youngsters than in grownups because the former are less likely to have been exposed lo infection. Q — Can a woman become pregnant after her utrus Is out if she still has her ovaries? My friend and I hav had a terrible mistm- derslandinK about II. I said "no" and she claims "yes," Mrs. M. E. A — Pregnancy occurs In the uterus, and. therefore. It. Is not possible after this organ has been removed. You are correct, Some of th( West Indian Islands have chflnpcd hands half, a dozen times In Mie 10(1« .'ays thf National Geographic Society. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Poor Play Cancels Worth of Trumps By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NBA Service South thought he had a pretty strong trump suit in today's hand, but poor play on his part and ex : cellent defense by the opponents proved that the trumps weren't really strong enough. West opened the ten of diamonds, and declarer made his first mistake when he won immediately with dummy's ace. South's plan for his contract was WEST * A82 VK 1063 • 100 *Q763 North 1N.T. 4 A NORTH (D) IS A 1054 VAQ875 » A63 + K 10 EAST A93 V J42 » KQ J74 4854 SOUTH AKQJ76 ¥9 « 952 *AJ92 •th-buuitt vul. . Soum Wtst I A Pass 3 A Pass Pass Pass East Pass Pass Pass Open;..,, ic-U -* 10 very simple. He intended to mff two clubs in the dummy, after which he would give up t\vo diamonds and the ace of trumps. At the second trick, therefore, declarer .switched to clubs, cashing the king nnd then the ace. He next ruffed the nine of clubs in dummy, cashed the ace of hearts, and ru(frd a heart to return to his own hand. When South led his last club, HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screens: Well, a doll can change her mind, can't she? June Allyson did about retiring from the screen to become the at- home Mrs. Dick Powell. Serious about the home and kiddie Btuff ns an MGM star, June's right back on a movie set now that she's a free-lancer. "Really, I was serious about •quitting work six months-ago." she told me on the set of "The Glenn Miller Story" at U-I—a movie reteamlng her with Jimmy Stewart. "But they snagged me. It may be fun—I'll be making my own mistakes. But I doubt whether I'll make more than one movie a year." Big TV plans for June and Dick? "Could be," she winked. Hollywood's 3-D boom keeps getting dire. "It-can't last" predictions from film Industry leaders. .But every new depthie hits the box-office jackpot. The latest, "It Came From Outer Space," is U-I's biggest money maker in years. Six more films for the Polaroid glasses will be released-in the next two months. Fear of a lawsuit from the heirs of the real man caused screenplay writers to creaie a character called Caesar Carlton as the chef who invented Melba toast and peach Melba in the Patrice Munsel star- rer, "Melba." Actually, it was Caesar Ritz, madly in love with the diva, who named the groceries after her. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ing TV," she explained. "Especially Red Buttons." So if Red goes to pieces on hii show, you know why. Short story; One of Hollywood's biggest agents got tossed out of the mansion of one of Hollywood's biggest studio executives for handing him a man-to-man line on the past of a new foreign beauty signed by the biggie. PREACHER HUNTING HELEN O'CONNELL and Marilyn Maxwell's ex, Andy Mclntyre, won't get around to selecting the preacher until she returns from her TVeeing in New York. She replaces Perry Como on the picture tubes, beginning June 30. Paulette Goddard filched a sexy negligee from her "Sins of Jezebel" wardrobe before hopping to New York,-"To wear while watch- West followed with the queen, and dummy had to ruff with the ten in order to shut out a possible over- ruff. South next led a trump, forcing out West's ace with the king. Everything- seemed to be going according to plan, until West led another diamond, and East was unkind enough to take two diamond tricks and then continue with still another diamond, When the fourth round of diamonds was led through South, declarer discovered that he had to lose a second trump trick. If he ruffed low. West would overruff immediately; and if South ruffed high, West's eight of trumps would surely take a trick later on. The correct line of play, as indicated earlier, is to refuse the first trick. If diamonds ore continued (a strong possibility i, declarer wins in dummy with the ace of diamonds, takes the king and ace of clubs, and then leads the mne of clubs from his hand. When West plays low, dummy's last diamond ia discarded! South doesn't care if this trick happens to lose to the queen of clubs. He will then be able to ruff a diamond and draw trumps. Actually, the nine of clubs would hold the trick. South would then ruff his last diamond in dummy, cash the ace of hearts and ruff a heart, and ruff his last club with dummy's ten of spades. He would then be able to use his last low spade to ruff a heart, after which he could cheerfully concede the ace of spades. In Hollywoqd, says Al Bernle, wedded bliss occurs when a couple agree on a divorce, STAR IS BORN THE star spotlight is on perky, 20-year-old Joanne Gilbert—heroine of the year's most excltin? "A Star is Born" story—in Paramount'a filmusical, "Red Garters." Ten months ago, ns an unknown just signed by the studio with one bit role to her credit, she made a singing debut at a movietown night club to the cheers of a tough professional audience. No one knew it then but Joanna had warbled for the first time only six weeks before—"I was so shy I thought I never could get up In front of people, ever." Next day, at the studio, Joanne heard someone say, "I didn't know she could do ANYTHING!" But the next words, she heard were in Studio Boss Don Hartman's announcement, "We're going to star you in your next picture." While waiting for the camera, to turn, Joanne repeated her nitery success in Las Vegas, New Yorfe and Florida night clubs to cheers as loud as Hollywood's. Joanne was groomed for her night-club debut by her father, Ray Gilbert, a songwriter who has coached Frankie Laine, Betty Hutton and Dorothy Dandridge, but there's nothing Svengalish about their association. Papa hasn't been on the set since she started work in the film. Baking cakes and cookies is glamorous Joanne's favorite hobby— "I should have baked a cake for you," she laughed at lunch. She's won stardom and now: "If I could only win a cake-baking contest," she beamed. "Oh, boy!" Plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Alan Franklyn Just did a nose bob on actress Linda Soma, sister of Ricki Soma, who's wed to John Huston. It's gasp stuff, but Ricki's mother hands out match pads «ngravedl "John Huston's Mother-ln-Law." Joe E. Lewis remarked: "My mouth always gets me In trouble but it's such a handy place to keep my teeth." 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Mrs. H. H. Houchins entertained members of the mid-week bridge club and the Thursday luncheon club and several guests at a bridge luncheon Thursday morning. In the games Mrs. Byron Morse and Mrs. B. A. Lynch were high score winners. Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Virginia Myrlck of Memphis, Tenn., and Alvin Huffman Jr.. of Blytheville- The wedding will be solomized June 29 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Memphis. Miss Betsy Bell underwent a tonsillectomy today at the Blytheville hospital. Arch Nearbrite says he's so tired ol cigaret commercials on the air he's going back to plu£ cut chewing tobacco just for spite. In the Union Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Northwestern state of the Union 7 Western state 13 Venerate 14 Spoke 15 Puffs up 16 Gossip 17 Cushion 18 Pilfer 20 Follower 3 Eludes 4 Obtain 5 Native metals 6 Birds' homes 7 Observation 8 Pertaining to an age 9 Large container 10 Dress 11 Alluvial deposits at river mouths 21 Frozen water ; 2 Revokes a 48 22 Harden 23 Male sheep 24 Trials 27 Queen of beasts 30 Eternity 32 Eggs 33 There • states in the Union 34 Fiber knots 35 Dinner courses 39 Meal (Fr.) 43 Educational firoup (ab.) 44 Diamond- cutter's cup 46 Circle part 47 Is able 48 Sicker 50 Golfer's device 51 Decorated 53 Allowance 55 Female ruffs 56 Song bird 57 Mistakes 58 Mental faculties DOWN 1 Cavity of mineral rock 2 Dclie, as shoe I firings legacy 19 Lamprey 25 Rip 26 Painful 28 Above 3! Unnecessary 35 Repeat appearance 36 Closer 37 Leather worker 38 Sun 40 Spanish courtyards 29 Back of neck 41 Interstice 42 Many beautiful • • are seen in the United States 45 Peroral 48 Homan road 49 Uncommon 52 Coin of Timor 54 Important metal

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