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PAGE EIGHT BTATHEVTLLB (ARK.) COUHTCT HEW8 vfONEAY, JTJNS 22, 19B8 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER KEWS CO,, H. W. HAINBS, PuMMttr HARRY A. HAINB8. Anirtwit hlMWiir A. A. FREDRICKOON, Mitor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrertWnf MwM*r Sole National AdTertWng ReprewnUtitM: Wallace Witmet Co., Mtw Totk, Chlc»|0, Detroit, Atlanta, MemphU. Entered us second oln» waiter »t th« port- office at BlythevlUe, ArUnjja, uixttr »ct of Oon- gress, October I, IBM. Member ol The Anocfrted Pr«» SUBSCRIPTION RATB8: By carrier In the city oJ Blyth«lll« or »nj suburban town when carrier terrle* fc m»ln- jained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radtus of 60 mlle», J5.00 per year (2.50 (or six month*, 1135 for three monUn; by mail outnlde 50 mile «on«, tUM per yew payable in adrince. Meditations I said therefore unto you, ih»t jt »h»H die In your sins:: for if j-e beUcre not th»t I »m ht Jt shall die in your sins. — John 8:24. * * * They that deny it God destroy man's nobility; Jor certainly man is of kin to the beasts by hit body; and. if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature. — Bacon. Barbs Sometimes you can't tell 11 t young couple ta married until you »ee one of them yawn. * » » Well-dressed men can b* impressed In hot weather, says i stylist. That's a new wrinkle! * * * Father's signature on a check to cover mother's new outfit is Just another sigh of summer. * * * One corner of «n eternal trl-angle usually felt knocked oft. * , * * A New Mexico college finds that girls' grades top those of men. Gentlemen always let the girli go first Rhee Must Bear Blame If War Is Prolonged America and its UN allies in Korea apparently are paying the price of not having taken Presndent Syngman Rhee seriously enough in his frequent public protests during the past two years over a "divided-Korea" truce. The record indicates he made many statements indicating that any agreer ment would be unacceptable which left the nation cut in two and left North Korea under control of Communist armies. Not until the controversial prisoner- exchange issue was settled, however, did Rhee translate his objections into official protests to the United States government. Having got little satisfaction for that effort, he now has gone a long step farther and forced American and UN hands by releasing all anti-Red prisoners held in Allied stockades south of the 38th Parallel. This is a bold effort to block a truce and compel UN forces to continue tht war until it can be terminated on Rhee's terms — complete ouster of the Reds clear to the Yalii River border. No one can gauge so soon what the final result will be of this disruptive move, but neither Washington nor Allied capitals abroad are optimistic over truse prospects. The release of the prisoners makes it impossible — unless all 25,000 should be recaptured — for the UN to deliver on the prisoner agreement it marie with the Communists. Those who see a distinctive between Rhee's frequent public declarations against major truce terms and his long- delayed formal protest to official governments regard the aged Korean's behavior as a mystery. It could be, however, that he imagined no truce ever would be concluded, and felt therefore that lie could avoid a formal rift by not carrying his objections to the very last stage. If that were so, the real imminence of a truce would be sufficient to account for his last-minute official outburst. Some observers feel, too, that he coldly planned from the start to use his objections — fortified by public demonstrations — to force the U. S. into a commitment to protect South Korea, before any truce was signed. If this were part of his aim, Rhee misjudged the American realities. There is no intent in thia country to give him a defense pact so speedily. Many men feel it should and will come only after long debate, including consultation with our Western allies. Perhaps his realization of this drove Rhee to turn loose Red prisoners ,and thug jeopardise the truce. If he now succeeds in doing that, ho must bear the principal blame for having prolonged a stalemated war that can only reach real decision by becoming far bloodier and costlier, and more dangerous for the whole free world. "\ Brought You a Pillow" Views of Others Honest Words Used To Deceive This has become, unfortunately, an age In which many words do nut mean what they imply, when honest words are used dishonestly, when propaganda words are used to fool the people. The Communists are masters of the technique, for example. They talk o! the "people's republics," aay peace when they mean war, and virtually white when they mean black. The United States, too, is afflicted by propose- lul deception through use of certain words. The "excess profits" tax does not tax excess profits, even if somebody could honestly determine what "excess profits" are, The modern "liberal" Is not a liberal at all, for a real liberal is "liberal" in placing power in the people while the modern one seeks to centralize power In a bureaucratic government. Another example of deception Is the use of the term "self-liquidating" an applied to projects of the U. S. Reclamation Bureau. Tax money has been spent for many projects with the idea the projects would pay for themselves through the years, that they would be self- liquidating But look at this report of the Tax Foundation: "None of the U. S. Reclamation Bureau projects Intended to be solf-liquidating has ever been paid of fand some will take several hundred years — longer than the life of the project — to return to the American taxpayer the money that was 'borrowed' for land improvement." With the United States facing a real and serious fiscal crisis, it certainly Is time to investigate the terms of "self-liquidation" and to provide realistic means to reimburse the Treasury. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. Is Life Too Soft For Our Children? Are the physical bodies of American children of today being coddled out of their normal vigor and trim by today's advantages .rind circumstances of living? . This question comes up as we read the results of simple muscle fitness tests of 4,000 U. S. children In the New York University-Bellcviio Medical Center, which showed (.hat more than half of the native Americans failed while 92 per cent of Italian and Austrian children passed. The age was from 6 to 19. The American children eat better than the Italians and Austr'.ms but use their bodies less In their dally activity. The judgment of the testing doctors was that American children are destined for aching bricks as times goes on because they are not, building the proper stamina and strength into their bodies. Tho tests covered children from privileged families, well-to-do and middle class. The tests ln_ eluded trying to touch the floor without bending the knees; trying to rnisc the trunk while lying on the hack with ankles lleM clown; trying to lift both legs 30 degrees and hold them there 10 seconds; trying to lift body with face down. In addition to a 56 per cent failure in such tests, the American youngsters were found to run with less grace and facility and shower tendency to tenseness. Maybe what young America needs i; to learn how to play hide and go seek, kick the can, fox and hounds, pretty girls station, baseball, how to climb trees, how to dam up branches for swimming holes and such fast being forgotten things that call muscles to play, make lungs expand and develop physical endurance and stamina generally. —Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY The danger of an atomic Pearl Harbor Is real. — Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey, Urging extension of excess profits tax. ' * * # Welfare programs can and do contribute toward economic stability and therefore to higher incomes. — Professor Seymour Harris, Harvard University. * * * It Is necessary for intellectual pursuits of all kinds that the ancient moral teachings be maiiu talned in an age of science. — Atom physicist Harold C. Urey, Nobel Prize winner. * * * Some parents are disturbed to find their children with neMi ideas. When they tell me that, I say to them that their child is getting sonic- thing out of college. — Lawrence H. Chamberlain, dean of Columbia College. * * t We're awed by tne size or tne promem. so Instead we try to clear the products of the slums — and not the slums themselves. — Yates Coo' Baltimore building Inspector and one-time missionary. * * * The Soviet government has issued many statements about poace. But I would like to have it demosntrated by deeds. — Japan's premier, Shlgeru Yoshlda. Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — Dulles Cites Diplomacy Samples; Debt Would Deter the Damocrats HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close ups and Longshots: When Jame Jones was in Hollywood workin on the screenplay of his ow: "From Here, to Eternity," he mad a date for 5 o'clock at his studi bungalow to talk to press agen George Latt. Lait showed up a the appointed time and found th novelist's secretary about to leav for the day. "Mr. Jones," she announced "was very disappointed that yo couldn't keep the appointment." "But I'm here," protested Laii looking at his watch. "It's just 5. "I am sorry," said the secre tary, "but when Mr. Jones make a 5 o'clock date it's always for in the morning. He waited for, yoi until 6, had breakfast and wen home to bed for the rest of th day." Remember all the big storie about how Portland Mason, th darling of James and Pamela, wa swimming before her first birth day? Now four, she's so terrifiei of water that she has to be bribei into the bath tub. Willy de Mond, the Hollywood hosiery king, answers the "How are things?" query with: "I'm still giving the women a run for their money." The famous "Mountains of Ne braska" phrase from the st: _ play, "Rain," spoken by Mr. Da vidson as he gazes at Sadie's low cut dress, does not pop up in the 1'fiter Edson WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Secre- ary of State John Poster Dulles as given a couple of classic ex- imples, recently, of working dlplo- m a c y as everyday art. He was talking to reporters just after the White House correspondents' a sso- ciation had .given its annual dinner for President Eisenhower. The only reason the OWISTHETIM President was ble to go to the correspondents' arty, Secretary Dulles explained, as because he—Dulles—had taken ver the entertainment of Canaan Prime Minister Louis St. Laur:it for that evening of his Washing- Mi visit. "I think," said the secretary, that I got the short end of the ick." Then there was a State Depart- lent swearinp-in ceremony for [ichael J. McDermott, new U. S. tnbassador to San Salvador. For lany years Mike had been press fleer of the Department of State, c served one secretary after an- hcr since World War I days, re- •mlless of political affiliation. It as all In the best traditions of ij'al government service. "But shortly after I took office," ud the secretary at this cere- iony,' "I recognized it was time i r a change." They'll Like It Fine en. Homer Capehart (R-Ind.l. lairman of the Senate Banking nd Currency Committee, was be- oaning the fact that the previous dministration had run up a tre- cndous national debt in the 20 ears it had been in power. He d the Democratic senators on other side of the aisle how they "would like to have inherited a $267 billion national debt, with $98 billion coming due within 14 months?" Sen. Albert Gore (D.-Tenn.) answered for the minority party by saying, "We tried hard to obtain the privilege of continuing that responsibility." Obstacles to Economy One of the surprise details of Virginia Sen. Harry P. Byrd's latest report on government employment is that while the number of federal employes has been going down, the payroll has been going up. In March the number of employ- es was 2,526,000. In February It was 2,546,000—a drop of 20,000 government workers. But the February payroll was $836 million and the arch payroll was $897 million— an increase of $61 million. It's due to rising pay scales and to payment of terminal leaves and benefits to discharged employes. Monday Holidays Government employes, like everybody else, take In silence the holiday gyp they get this year by having Decoratoin Day and Fourth of July fall on Saturdays. All the resort areas take a beating on that, too, for people prefer to stay home if they don't have an extra weekend holiday on which to go places and celebrate. Rep. T. Millet Hand (R.-N.J.), who comes from the Atlantic City- Cape May district of the southeastern tip of his state, has taken a step to see that this doesn't lappen again. He has introduced a resolution urging the states "to bring about the observance of holidays on the Monday nearest to the day on which each such holiday actually occurs." Religious holidays — Christmas and Easter—would be exempted. But Decoration Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and New Year's Day would henceforth be celebrated on a Monday—like Labor Day— f the Hand resolution were adopted. But it isn't given much of a chance. Oh, to Own a Filling Station! American tariff barriers against Dutch cheese have apparently caused The Netherlands to look elsewhere for some of their trade, with the result that the first Russian-made automobiles are being mported into Holland. A monitored broadcast from Hll- versum, the Dutch radio, reports three Russian cars are being imported to compete with American and European models. The three Russian-made cars are the Moskva, the Pobeda and the Zis, The Moskva is the cheapest. It's a four-passenger, four-cylinder job that gives 15 miles to the gallon and is priced at around.$1100. The Pobeda Is another four-cylinder car, giving 10 miles to the gallon and priced at $1900. The six-cylinder Zis is a "luxury" car, built to look like the bigger American cars, but giving only six miles to the gallon. It is priced at over the $3000 mark. A gag going around United Na- tions headquarters in New York concerns the recent gift of a statue of Zeus, by the Greek government. This statue was unveiled in the main hall of the UN building, Just before Trygve Lie stepped out as secretary general. Accorclng to t h e story, .the Greeks had originally wanted to present a statue of the Venus of Mllo. But this offer was declined on the grounds that it would be impossible for U. S. loyalty investigators to get fingerprints on the armless Venus. Soft Drinks to Hard Politics A Russian writer named Ores- tov, describing in "Pravda" his visit to Thailand, led off with, "The first thing we saw on landing at the airport of Thailand's capital was a huge poster: ' "Welcome to Bangkok! Drink Coca-Cola I" Orestov welcomed this sign as an old friend, he reported, because it symbolized the dependence of many countries on America. Coca- Cola had accompanied the Marshall Plan to Europe and the Truman Point-Four program to colonial and underdeveloped countries, he wrote. Later that evening Mr. Orestov met In a group of journalists an American who interpreted the Coca-Cola sign at the airport as a personal Insult. He shouted: "This is poison. Don't drink this filth." 3"! was rather surprised by these anti - American statements coming from a solid businessman," wrote Orestov. "I asked what could replace Coca-Cola on hot summer days? He changed to a continental tone and said: 'Drink Pepsi-Cola.' He was an agent for the equally tasteless drink which competes with Coca-Cola." The writer then Interpreted this highly significant international diplomatic news with this editorial comment: "American firms selling refreshing drinks have ample opportunites to influence the state affairs of many countries. This influence begins with stands selling cool drinks and ends in parliament and governmental circles. "That is probably the reason why ;he Coca-Cola company entrusted the sale of their drink to a relative of a highly placed person, a member of the group at present hi power In Thailand. Pepsi-Cola placed the fate of its liquid in the hands of a representative of a rival party." the nine, and South won with the king. Hard Luck Joe, playing the South hand, next led a low hear from his hand and successfully fi nessed dummy's ten. South continued by rattling of! four rounds of diamonds, followed by the ace and king of hearts: He next led a club from dummy, and captured East's queen with the ace. A club return found East winning with the king. East coulc cash the ace of spades, but hac to give the rest to South. Joe there- NORTH 22 AQ84 VK10B » A542 41092 WEST EAST *7S * A J 10 9 52 VQ753 VD4 » J109 «76 #8643 4.KQ7 SOUTH (D) South 1N.T. 3N.T. VAJ82 »KQ83 *AJ5 East West vul. West North Pass 2N.T. Pass Pass E»st 3 A Pass Opening lead—A 7 fore won eleven tricks, scoring his game with two overtricks. North had very good reason to feel dissatisfied with his partner. See if you can find the reason before you read on. There was nothing wrong with the way Hard Luck Joe played the hand. He had blundered In the bidding. It was a bridge crime of the first order to bid three no-trump when East put his own head on the chopping block with the bid of three spades. Joe should have doubled quietly but firmly, expecting to collect at least the value of the game. He would not have been disappointed in this expectation almost any kind of defense would cause East to lose two tricks in each suit. North and South would have collected a penalty of 1100 points — more then twice the value of their non-vulnerable game! new film version, "Miss Sadia Thompson." Censors hacked it out. HARD-WATEB BARGAIN When Jose Ferrer signed Walter Slezak for the lead in his Broadway hit, "My Three Angels,." the contract specified that Walter could live in Jose's suburban New York home for -the run of the play. If the play lasted through the hot summer months, the contract further stated that Jose will build a^ swimming pool for the use of. Slezak and his family. The play is slated for the summer run and the pool is being dug. Jose has already named it: "The Walter Slezak Memorial Pool." Just alter Celeste Holm completed her first 30-minute telefilm in her new NBC series, "Carolyn," she went around shaking hands with the crew members and congratulating them on their work. "Imagine such wonderful quality in only three days of shooting," Celeste raved. "We really should continue and make a full-length movie." "What?" piped up an assistant cameraman, "And work ANOTHER DAY!" Skip the talk, says Producer Bob Fellows, that Broadway actors and str.ge technicians will take jobs away from seasoned movie personnel because of big-screen and 3-D movies. "All of Hollywood's t a 1 e n t," .. claims Bob, "can adapt to these " new film methods without extra training." FIGHT IS HALF-WON JOAN CRAWFORD'S hunch was right when she cast Jack Palance as a heart-pounder in "Sudden Fear." The feminine fan mail is piling up and Jack's playing the romantic lead now opposite Joan Fontaine in "Flight to Tangiers." As mean as they come in "Shane," and "Second Chance," Jack's hoping, his villainy won't swing the pendulum back. "If you do a heavy well in Hollywood," he says, "the producers think it's because you're a real-life heavy. You ;et no credit for acting. You have :o fight for your life as an actor." Marilyn Erskine, who plays the role of Ida Cantor in Cantor's film )iography, was asked to describe ler role with Lee Bowman in "The Glass Cage" on TV. "All I can say," replied Mariyn, "is that it was like going 'rom Ida Cantor to Sadie Thompson." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Toler Buchanan is spending two weeks' vacation at his home in Walnut Ridge. Charles Rose and "Charles Coleman will motor their daughters. Mary Catherine Rose and Betty Jean Coleman, to Siloam Springs omorrow where they will enter ;amp for eight weeks. ... Little Jerry Clemens had a lot of sympathetic understanding from the audience on his last quit show when he answered that he didn't know why the recent successful scaling of Mt. Everest was important. Color Scheme Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Primary color 4 Purplish ' brown 4 Force the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Scrrica It has been some time since this column has discussed multiple sclerosis, but questions on the disease continue to come in. No astonishing new developments in treatment or in the understanding of its cause have occurred, but the increasing interest, in the disease and the additional amount of research being done on it offer great encouragement for the future. Twenty or 30 years ago multiple sclerosis was considered to be a rather rare disease in the United States. Today, while still an unusual condition, there are many reasons for believing that it Is much more common than was formerly the case. Even if it had remained an extremely rare condition, however, it would have been important to those who had it, and a solution to Its prevention atid treatment would have been urgently needed. Multiple sclerosis affects the nervous system. It usually pro- presses slowly, with periods ot profit Improvement. Any one of several different parts of the nerv- ous system may be attacked. This is what has given the disease the "multiple" part of its name. Because the location varies from patient to patient, there are no absolutely typical symptoms. What symptoms there are depend on what portions of the nervous system have been attacked. A trembling motion when trying to pick up some object, a disturbance in walking, seeing double, often for only a short time, are perhaps the most common symptoms. These may be absent entirely or only one or two of them may b« found. A person should not try to make a .diagnosis on himself just because such signs are present. There have been many theories concerning, the cause of multiple sclerosis. Although a good deal of research work has already been done on the disease,'It has not yet been possible to find the cause with any degree ol certainty. Aids In Research In an effort to speed the solution of this problem, a group of interested citizens and physicians have organized the National Sclerosis Society, 270 Park Avenue, Suite 1-G, New York 17. N. Y. This organization has held conferences and has contributed to the support of several promising research projects. As long as so little is known of the disease, the treatment will remain unsatisfactory. At present complete bed rest is generally considered . wise during any acute stages of the disease. Protection from infections and sometimes residence in a warm, comfortable climate seem to increase the number of good periods and help to prevent the bad ones. • JACOBY" ON BRIDGE Old Hard Luck Joe Muffed Good Hand "Did you ever see t better- played hand?" asked Hard Luck Joe. His partner sighed heavily, evidently convinced that Joe was a hopeless case. Look the hand over curefully and see If you can detect the reason for North's dissatisfaction. 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