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PAGE FOUR m.YTHKVILI,E (AUK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1M| THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W. HAINES, PublUher HARRT X. HAINES. AnlsUnt Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor D HUMAN. Advertising Mansger Sole National Adrer'.lslng Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Intered as second class matter at the post- efflce at Blytheville Arkansas, under act of Con- rex. October ». 1911. Member of The Associated Pre»s ..— '• SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Si carrier In the city at Blythevlllo or anj •uburban town whero carrier service is main- **'B!p d 'maH 'within'a radius of 50 miles, »500 per rear JS 50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*; bTm'ii outside 50 mile »n«. I1S.50 per itu payable In adtanor Meditations Because Cod hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. Job 39:17. * * » Knowledge is the treasure of the mind, but discretion is the key to it, without which it Is use- Jest. The practical part of wisdom is the best. — Owen Feltham. Barbs Newlyweds should live alone when possible, •ays a preacher. Near relatives serve best when they're far. * * * Jf jou can't find It In the dictionary, try the BOtloni department of any big: store. * * • Again vacation time rolls around for the kids — putting a quick end to mothers. * * * A wife Is a person who says her husband la the salt of the earth — and then shakes him down. « * * It's a question whether Iodine or a can opener is more important at a picnic. EDC Goal Must Be Won By Persuasion, Not Slaps There have been some striking examples this year of Congress attempting to practice foreign policy by reprisal, a sort of "slap hands across the sfea" approach. Some time back a serious effort was made to attach to a standard appropriation bill a rider stipulating that if the UN should admit to membership any aggressor country (such ns Red China), the U. S. should cut off all financial support for the world organization. The personal intervention of President Eisenhower prevented final approval of this punitive proposal. Now the House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved an amendment to the foreign aid bill that would call for withholding more than $1 billion in assistance if the European army is not created in the coming year. Admittedly the European Defense Community is a major objective of t h e total western defense program. There i? no question, either, that serious concern is felt over the fact that thus far only Western Germany has ratified EDC. But the compliance of the other five West European parliaments cannot be bought for .51 billion, or any price at all. The idea that they should respond to this kind of dollar pre??ure i? fantastic. Nothing could be betttr calculated to fue! the Communist propaganda claim that the United States is practicing dollar imperialism. It is exactly designed to delay, not speed up, the ratification of the defense pact. For one of the chief obstacles to that goal is the reluctance of European nations to enter an arrangement they believe \vi|| cut sharply into their national sovereignty. None takes eagerly to tht idea of having an international body — the EDC — exercise authority over a substantial portion of their armed forces. Imagine the furor that would arise in Congress if Amtrica were being asked to join an international army. It is a big step, hard for any nation. Yet these same. U. S. lawmakers seem to think it is perfectly all right for them to demand that others do ».'hat they are not willing to do. They would even penalize the failure to do it. If this objective is to be achieved, it must be won by persuasion. It cannot, be • enforced by the dictate of irritated American lawmakers. Evidence indicates the Senate will show a keener appreciation of this fact thin many Houae memberi havt exhib- ited, though It was the Senate which promoted the Red China-UN rider. Fair-minded Americans probably are hoping that this will bt the last misguided effort by the Congress to rap European nations on the knuckles with a ruler. We are supposed to be partners, not teacher and pupil. Views of Others Pessimism Overdone Newcomers, in agricultural areas sometimes become alarmed »t this time of year by the amount of pessimistic talk that Is circulated. Even In a normal crop year, they may hear remarks that sound like farmers are going to lose everything they planted, and maybe be begging lor bread by winter. Last summer and the summer before, there was considerable reason (or worry about dry weather and scorching heat. Crop damage was done, and if rains had been delayed much longer the results would have been nearly disastrous. Corn was hard hit, by any standard of measurement. But cotton and tobacco suffered almost as much by comparison with the 1051 crop as they did from the drought. For 1951 was terrific crop year, setting new production records and also setting the stage for disappointment with any lesser yields. Regardless of these comparisons, It long has been the practice to "put up a pore mouth" at this season. Extra spending money naturally becomes scarcer during the crop growing season and up until harvest time, because it Is so many months since harvest time the year before. But in addition there Is the well-founded reluctance of farmers to boast of crops that are not already made, or to "count their chickens before they hatch." Living close to the soil, farmers recognize change as one of the laws of nature, and stand in awe of the destruction that can be wrecked by natural forces beyond their control. Hail or drought or unrelenting rain can change the brightest farming prospects to desolation. With so much depending on Providence, humility is appropriate. But it Is possible to overdo almost anything, and that applies to pessimism. Some reports have been heard recently about unusual pessimism In business circles. At the same time, other reports indicate that businesses which have made a special effort to promote trade have fared rather well. What might be considered special effort now would have been normal activity in the pre-war years. —Lumberton (N.C.) Robesonian. A Mere 15 Billion Dollars Army Secretary Stevens told senators recently that the first three years of the Korean war have cost the army "about 15 billion dollars." But the Americans for Democratic Action, a group whose socialism Is outstanding and who, more than any other simipar group, supposed men and measures tnat made America a party in World War II, has a system to wipe out costs of that kind. Its most recent attempt to supply the necessary fund was In the Tidelands deal where it not only supported the confiscation of state property but the representation to the public that the reserves, always uncertain, were a thousand times or more greater than those officially decided upon by the government itself. And then the CIO, which should be an official part of the ADA, took the going price of about S2.50 a barrel for oil nnd upped it to $4.50 to make the figures look even greater to the people. With all this money It Is to be hoped that the masses will not become disturbed over a mere 15 billion army cost In Korea. We are going to be richer and richer, and if we have to take al Ithe farm land In the country, and the steel plants with the acres, we can do it, especially with the aid of some mathematical wizard to do our addition and multiplication for us. —Green Bay Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Door-to-door selling fulfills definite economic needs. There's always been door-to-door selling. You can go all the \vay back to the Yankee peddler. — Edward L. Sard, executive director. National Association of Hoiise-to-House Companies. * * * I saw the bell and I felt I Just had to ring it. —- Man arrested for ringing the bell in Independence Hall for 12 minutes. * * * At no time did I use the words that the United States should "go it alone" in the Far East or aywhcre else. — Sen. Robert A. Taft. * * * Between 12 and 15 per cent of the public who don't know their eyes aren't working right will find it out when they see a 3-D movie. — Reuel A. Sherman, vision expert. * * * The impairment of the principle of free choice and consent in medical care which is inherent in a compulsory program of medical care, therefore, represents a break In the fabric of our democratic system. — Oveta Gulp Hobby, secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. * * * To pull up short now and look for economies 'in atomic energy program), when the issue Is nothing less than the survival of the free world, is to trifle with destiny and to court disaster. — Rep. Chet HolUtcld (D., Calif.). * * * 1 know that rny abiding memory ol it (Coronation Day) will be, not only the solemnity and beauty of (he ceremony, but the inspiration of your loyalty nnd 'affection. I thank you all from a dill heart. Onti Mess you all. — Queen Elizabeth II, ipetkt to her ptoplt, Peter fdson's Washington Column — Allies' Policy on Communism Is Foggy for Bermuda Parley WASHINGTON — (NE.A) — In preparation for the Bermuda conference of American, British nnd French heads of state, a critical new look is being: taken at allied foreign policy as it relates to world communism and the Soviet Union. The main question of a B i g- Three conference seems to be whether it will Peter Edsoo i efl d to a Big- Four conference, with Russia as the fourth hand for the bridge table. And the big question about another Big-Four conference is whether it would do any good. One conclusion seems fairly easy. A Big-Four conference of the kind icld nl Yalta and Potsdam— Rven with three of the four principal characters crmnped—seems to offer no greater promise of solid accomplishments. The principal reason Is that after any such conference, there must be a. communique. This would have to be written in broad principles nnd general terms because no four men enn keep in their heads nil the complexities of world strains mrl conflicts. It would be impossible to come ip with the right answer on every question, It would be too much to expect (hat world peace could be wrapped up at one short parley in i fool-proof package. Easy answer.? to complex prob- .ems always lead to different !n- orpretations. The varying interpretations Of the Yalta and Potsdam agreements, lor instance, are responsible for most of the \vorld misunderstandings of today. Question Is: WIuil Should it Do? From this it might be concluded that a Big-Four conference would offer some promise if H attempted to reach no agreement nnd solved nothing. Thus it would be limited ot exploratory talks. It would, of course, be more useful if all the problems of Germany, Austria, Korea, Southeast Asia and other trouble spots were worked out in advance by detailed diplomatic negotiations. The Big Four would only have to put on the finishing touches. But how to solve all the problems lantic pact was primarily a political alliance. But when the accent was placed on military preparedness, rather than on economic preparedness, the pattern changed. Red Propaganda Made Capital At the time of the change—after the Korean war broke out—prevailing opinion in the U. S. was probably to the effect that war with Russia was inevitable. The year 1952 was frequently mentioned as the year of greatest danger. But 1952 has now come of these areas of conflict? The | and gone. The year of maximum world has been working at that j danger is being: shifted to 1955 or since the end of the war, with scant I 1956- Or maybe later. result. In 1946, Secretary of the Navy James ForresUl asked a young | career minister In the U. S, For- [cign Service to make a study of the subject. He was George F. Kennan, then a State Department staff director at the National War College. The Kennan paper was subsequently published in the "Foreign Affairs" quarterly, as a study by ft "Mr. X." For convenience it was tagged as outlining a policy of "containment'' towards expanding world communism. It was not an official U. 3. foreign policy statement. When, however, Mr. X was identified as Mr. Kennan, and when he later mnde head of the policy-planning staff created by Secretary of State George Marshall, the idea spread that containment was the official foreign policy of the Truman administration. It has since been criticized us ft "do-nothing" policy, which it was j never Intended to be. Its theory i was accurately put into practice 1 by the Truman doctrine with re* i speci to Greece and Turkey. The result is that Communist propaganda has been able to capitalize on two ideas. First—The United States has been crying "wolf," Second—the United States is intent on waging war against Soviet Russia. Some place along the line the essentially defensive and peaceful objectives 'of the United States have been lost sight of. Certainly they have been distorted in Soviet Russia. Equally certain, they are not clear to many allies in Europe and even to some Americans. Political candidates during- the last campaign made a point of rejecting containment because U wasn't aggressive enough. Since Inauguration, there have been statements by men like Senator Taft of Ohio on forgetting the United Nations and going it alone in Korea, and by Senator Knowland of California on declaring Russia fin aggressor and blockading the China coast. These statements have been repudiated by President El- senhower himself. One thing the Bermuda conference might clarify for friend and j foe alike Is what the policy of the It was further implemented by i free world leaders is with respect the Marshall Plan, and by the to world communism, Then go on North Atlantic pact. The North At- from there. the Doctor Says— By CUWIN P. JORDAN. H.D. Written for NEA Service I . In Ihe not • too - distant past JMran^e herbs, crur.hed b' ; -r-t!<"s and ! nil sorts ol lonrhsurm- mixtures were £ivf-n tu peupU' who WITI; 111. i The cures wo:i often cu!is;<K-red ["miraculous.' Nairn-ally, those ! who recovcrr-d were in P. belter i position to boas;, of their cures | than tho^e who did not. Actually, nature was doubtless responsible, bolh for the rf-rrjver- ! IPS anri Ihe tifiUh*. Th<> *'"''. ihat [so many of those patients lived i was in spite of the irewunc-nt, ra- j ihcr than bemuse of it ' Nowadays, thrn* an- ntli'-r cures ' which are quile sum]?.: A«am j'.wilful thinking «>:<i '.h'' :-'.;•.-milll i of the hmmin budy is u- j^iiy re- i sponsibh: for re<;e<vi-rv :n II.'KL- patients who do Mjrvivir. But a tillf'.-i'-nt t:. [m (,t trcnt- inifllt is sointluwft I'vli-rr-il lo us a "mirnclr- curi-." Mi!i;v of the newer di'-coveM'") of pi'-p;-.rations \i\:t: ms'.slin for (ir.ihfti-'. i,r Jjcni- cillin. have been, rr-l'-m-ti to as miracle drut;.'i. Ar;tu:-.J]v, this is most unfortunate pinrp there is nothing miracuio':- :<\,'i<n n»-m. Tlu- diHcovf-rv nf irriuiin. dsr ex- Miuple, wrt3 ba'-'f-fl on ca. r ''ful laboratory sludlc-'i and animal exnerl- mf-nt.H In many [Ktrt-i of th'> world. When it finally became possible to \i. x insulin iri iKiiiiini iliiilii-ici, this iKion to hlim.-iiiHy v/a->. Oir- rcjailt, not of the fffort-i of a :.in«li' genius, but of many lnve.'-.tij;atfjis. It does not dim thr i^reat achtcveincnts (if Ranting, v/ho ;c- ceived the Nnhftl prize for the discovery of insulin, t'i .':nv t)i;it. ot.h- i crs had dfjni*v,mtifb nl t( : c pj-otim- inary work. 'Ihe -iniri'- r ii::i'.- i: true of penicillin, although in ij^ii c-ise two croupr. of v/oilcer.s vu;i< ; primarily , The discovery of penicillin, how- 'ever. was no accident, but rather ! ii!(.' :-c;>uk of years of patient la- I bor in the laboratory by highly ] trained minds and .skilled hands. 1 Itamfu! Hunches j Thus, there are two kinds of so- i called miracle cures — one of i them cased on pure superstition i which unfortunately is pushed on •; rtn unsuspecting public usually in I the hope of financial gain ;the oth- ' er is the result of hard mental ; work and Ions-continued observa- j tion. I AHhouwh the results of ihe Rood, ' new drugs and treatments are ; sometimes described as "miracu- ! Ions," they have been made possible by hard work and hard work only. The medical profession Is properly skeptical of ne\v and un- j proved "minicle" cures. Too j many disappointments and even i harmful effects have come from | preparations foisted on Ihe public ! as the result of a hunch. IJACOBY ON BRIDGE i Weird Gome Won By Weird Bidding I!y OSWALD JACOISY Writlcli for NEA Service The bidding of today's htind looks rather weird, and this Is not extraordinary because It really is weird. Ilnth sides were struaelinc; very hard lo play the hand, and this was. fairly reasonable yip to North's final bid of four spades. It i&ould hav* tetn obvloiu to North that his partner had a weak hand and that the strength was fairly evenly divided between the two partnerships. Game should have been out-of the question. West opened the eight of hearts, and South won with his singleton king. The prospect was far from alluring, since South expocted to lose two diamonds and the two black aces. . Concealing his dislike of the contract, South led a trump towards dummy at the second trick. West hopped up with the ace of .spades, WEST * A 10 NORTH (D) AKQ84 V A J 4 3 «Q82 463 EAST 2« » KJ 10763 *A7 Nwih Pass Pass 2* 2V Double Pass Pas* Pass 4 A Pass VQ10952 » A5 4952 SOUTH * J9S2 *K • 94 + KQJ 1084 Neither side vul. EiM South Wart 1* Pass Pass 1 » Pass 3¥ Pass Pass Opening lead—V 8 and South wnlte'd'patlently for the opponents to take their two diamond tricks. Fortunately for declarer, however, West was the sort of player who hated to lend away from a king. West therefore returned another heart. This (vas all South needed lo make his same contract. He plnyed dummy's ace of hearts witii crent relief, discarding n losing diamond from his hand. He next drew uumpt witi U» king ud Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screens'.: Let other movie queens Insist on perfect coiffures and flawless .make-up when they're gasping for breath In the swamps or trudging through desert Band- storms. Realistic Ann Sheridan Is sweaty, disheveled nnd covered with grime in "Rage of the Jungle" and defends her "let's - look - the-part" stand with: "I couldn't bear being one of those dolls who go through hades with every strand of hair in place. Why try to look beautiful when the script says you look like the devil? The audience only laughs. The trick is to strike a balance, to retain a little galmor and still look beat-lip. Katharine Hepburn did it perfectly in 'The African Queen.' " Take it from Ann. she means It about living in Mexico when she's not working in Hollywood: "I'm selling my home and renting apartments in Hollywood and Mexico City. It's not an emotional reaction from anything. The day of big homes and high living In Hollywood is over." Note from Jerry Lewis in London: "The weather here Is the lowest, —humid one minute, raining the next and cold the next. I've licked it by wearing a Palm Beach siftt, long underwear and a raincoat." Sam Spiegel and his backers. Complications which endangered the lives of both Patrice and her child after the first few days of shooting shut down the film for 10 days—a bis; production loss not covered by insurance. The film debuts on Broadway soon and Producer Spiegel U shouting: "Patrice has everything that made Grace Moore a £reat star and has a voice 10 times bigger £\ than Grace's." PICTURE-TUBE NOTES HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Joan Davis' "I Married Joan" has been renewed for another year by General Electric to the tune of $1,200,000. . .Vet movie director Irving Pichel will pilot a telefilm series titled, "Stories You Never Can Forget.". . .Desi Arnaz's character name in the MGM movie, "The Long, Long Trailer," was Jim Collins until he met script writers Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Now it's Tony Carlos Cellini 1 Paulette uoaaara and Cy Howard are no longer drawing electricity from the same circuit, but Paulette may still do his play, "Lory Live Lily," on Broadway. . . .Mercedes McCambridge and Fletcher Markle have weighed Hollywood against New York and have chosen the area with the palm trees, tar pits and telefilms. . . Orson Welles is shedding 50 pounds on orders of his doctors. . .Mitzi Gaynor bought acres and acres of Las Vegas property months back and now the good earth is doubling in value. • OLD-FASHIONED WIFE TALKING about a Hollywoods- man, Elliot Lawrence said: "He's finding a new career in 3-D movies, but his wife still left him flat." Dinah Shore and Robert Cummings are the best-dressed stars In how business, according to the California Fashion Creators. . . , The "Saturday Night Revue," summer replacement for "Your Show of Shows," should be a hit after all the wrinkles are Ironed out. Tab George Gobel and Helen Haplin for big-time comedy laurels. Roz Russell is "Miss Fort Knox" to New York. Her "Wonderful Town" hit is averaging $11,000 profits every week. . .Jose Ferrer denies he's building a vine-covered Hollywood mansion as a future nest for Rosemary Clooney. "I can't afford to build a house," ho shrugs. "I don't have the loot." Don Taylor, who was snapped right out of "Red Garters" and replaced by Jack Carson, is groaning over the tsk-tsking and "sorry, old boy" talk that he's getting from the Hollywood crowd. "But 1 knew I was wrong from the beginning and I told the studio I'd smell up the picture," Don told me. "It's never good to be replaced in a picture at your own studio, but I know this—my sojourn at Paramount would have ended much earlier if I had done •Red Garters.' " It's never been told, but the unexpected date with the stork made by Patrice Munsel just as the cameras started grinding on "Mclba" in London almost broke producer queen of spades, after which he led a club to force out West's ace. West was still afraid to lead diamonds, so he led another heart. Thereupon South ruffed and ran the .rest of his clubs to discard all of the red cards from dummy. By this means South made 11 tricks on a hand that should have been good for only nine tricks. In this case the shift to diamonds should have been fairly easy. East had made a free bid of two hearts with no high card In spades, and a queen-high heart suit. Obviously, East had strength in either diamonds or clubs, and he was far more likely to be encouraged by diamond strength (which West had bid) than by strength in clubs. Robert Young, father of four daughters—the oldest (20) heads for the altar soon—went to see the movie, "Father of the Bride," and is telling it: "Everybody laughed except me. How can a man with four daughters laugh at something like that? I was mentally broke before the fade-out." The Boy Scouts of America held their first National Jamboree In Washington, D. C.. in 1937. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYillt Berry Brooks, Jr., Memphis cotton man and a frequent visitor in Blytheville, landed in Seattle, Wash,, last Friday after a hunting trip in Alaska. He returned with one of the largest Kodiak bear skins ever bagged. Mrs. j. w. ynouse and daughter, Miss Frances, are spending today in Memphis. John White, who has entered Camp Crowley for a week, was motored over Sunday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd A. White. While there Mr. White conducted a Court of Honor. If you're the sort who is always delighted when visiting relatives leave, says Aunt SaJly Peters, -some of them ought io tell you how happy they are to go. Northern Neighbor Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Capital of 1 Mountain Canada nymph 7 This lies 2 Tried north of Ihe 3 nag United States 4 Fruit drink 13 Peruser 14 Fruit , 15 Respect. 16 Feminine appellation 17 Pewter coiri 5 Tiny 6 Protective covering 7 Proboscises 8 Wile 9 To (Scot.) 12 Approaches Rome 24 The vital to Canada's economy is 18 Native metal lOChampleve 20 Air (comb. 11 Lterers form) 21 Forest creature 23 Legal point 24 Canada contains 1 many 25 Let fall 27 Youths 28 H covers a large part of the North American 30 Mongrel 31 Winglike part 32 Upper limb 33 Fork prong 35 Lampreys 38 Turfs 39 Boundary (comb, form) 42 Stagger 44 Cornish town' (prefix) 45 Land parcel 46 Brazilian macaw 47 Harvested 50 Avoids S3 Feminine appellation 51 Soften in temper 55 Placard H CubU IWUM 26 Colorless 27 Entice 29 Father 30 Symbol for calcium J9 Musical note 33 Bullfighter 22 Natives of 34 Standards of perfection 36 Canada is a 38 Leather thong 39 Of greater age 40 Universal language 41 Passages in the brain 43 Endures 48 Fondle n world 49 Compass point affairs ' SI Permit 37 Calm 52 Rubber tree

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