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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR nUTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAT, JUNE 23, 195» THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO H. W HAINES, Publliher BARRY A. HAINE8. AselsUnt Publisher A. A. PREDRIOK80N. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad»ertlaln( Manager Bolt N«tlon»l Adrertlsing Reprcsent«tl«s: V*Uaw Witmer Co., New York. Chic»go. Detroit. AtUntt, Memphli. Entered M second clas« matter >t the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con, October «, 1911. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius o! 50 miles, J5.00 per rear »2 50 (or six months, *1.25 (or three tnontha: by mall ouMde 50 mile tone. »12.50 per ye»i payable In idvunoi. Meditations But when the multitudes saw It, they marveled, and florUicd God, which had given such power unto men, — Matthew 9:8. * * * The miracles of Christ were studiously performed in the most unostentatious way. He seemed anxious to veil His majesty under the love with which they were wrought. - W. E. Channing. -Barbs The simplest way to keep a baby quiet is not to have company. * * * A tip to the June groom — the first hundred biscuits are the hardest. * # * Getting up In the morning and getting down to work are the real productive ups and dowriE. * * * We're all Itching: to fa on vacation and may keep It up after we jet there. * * » Oo to any picnic and then try to believe that there wen only two ants on the ark. Berlin Rioters Crushed Life Out of Red Propaganda On the pavements of East Berlin, 50,000 German rioters forced the Soviet Union to drop its benign mask and present its evil face to all the world. Russian policy in Germany, and perhaps in wider orbit, cannot be the same hereafter. The Kremlin has been propagandizing endlessly for German unity. It has told the world life in the Communist realm is good. It has tried to practice a softer diplomacy in Europe and beyond. But the courageous Germans who rose up in fury kicked the stuffing out of Soviet propaganda and pretensions. To subdue them, the Russians had to bring in a full army division, with tanks, armored cars and machine gunners. The Russians sent their trucks careening ^ildly down Berlin streets to scatter the mobs. Machine gunners fired over rioters' heads, and when that did not have tht desired effect, they fired directly into the masses. Jet hoses were turned on others. All this must have been heavily embarrassing to the Soviet masters trying to pose as the benefactors of Germany. Even more humiliating was this revelation of how deep runs German revulsion against the Russians. Unarmed except for rocks and sticks and clubs, badly led and organized, the East Berliners tore down Red flags, burned cars and buildings, disrupted all transport, halted industrial output and briefly imperiled the city's puppet gov- ment. To appreciate the German fury unleashed that day, take note of the mason who rushed from a burning building with a new Red-owned typewriter in his hands. He threw it to the ground with full might, pulled out a mason's hammer and pounded it to pieces. In no place where the siren song of communism has been heard can this sort of response be interpreted as friendly. These were not happy people. These wc-re the oppressed, seizing a short moment of history to tell the world what really was in their hearts. How did this moment come upon them? Our experts, studying reports of the uprising, are not yet sure. It was not, of course, a real revolt aimed at overturning the Russian-dominated zonal government. There is some evidence the Reds themselves contrived the demonstrations in the beginning. They may have wanted small-scale affairs, voicing workers' demands, to which they could thereafter nobly respond. If that was it, then the planned flare-ups got out of hand. If it. was not, then the riots must b« taken as largely gpontaneous, » bold show of inner German fire which will coat many of the participants dearly. But it earned them the admiration and gratitude of the free peoples. The world will watch with interest to see what new life the Russians can put into their policy and propaganda to replace that' which was crushed by the events of June 17. Time for Truman To Make Change Rumblings out of Independence, Mo., have it that former President Truman is champing at the bit, eager to start tearing after his favorite adversaries, the Republicans. Mr. Truman has been deliberately silent these many months. He is waiting for Congress to go home, so he can comment on the 1953 Republican legislative record in full. This is an admirable touch of restraint. A good many Americans may hope he shows as much when he begins stumping again. For in the 1952 campaign Mr- Truman often was wildly irresponsible and sadly lacking in taste. Many Democrats believe he hurt the Stevenson-Sparkman ticket by his excesses. He made the mistake, for one thing, of thinking 1952 was 1948, and following the same plan of attack. But times and issues had changed. They are changing still. If the former President is to regain his reputation as an effective campaigner, he surely will have to change with them. Views of Others Matter of Appearance Secretary of state Dulles, who has not been as sure-footed a foreign affairs leader as w;is expected, nevertheless was In firm stride when he declared the United 'States should promote self-government In the Near East and Asia and give no aid or appearance of aid to colonialism. On the recent tour of those regions, Dulles found what others before him have found. The native populations desperately want Independence. They want tin end to colonial control by Britain, France, or any other. Insofar as the United States seems to ally it. self closely to the aims of these governments in Asia and the Middle East, it, too, will be looked upon with considerable disfavor. And so long as Russian or Chinese Communists profrss to espouse the nationalistic goals of these peoples, the Reds ore likely to have some measure of the success they have had In Indo-Chlmi In taking over and distorting movements for independence. We feel — with good reason — that the Asi- atics and Near Eastern folk who allow this to happen are Incredibly naive politically. They do not realize they are trading British and French overlords /or Communist masters whose tyranny Is unparalleled. Yet, in simple fairness, we cannot hope to impress them with the earnestness of our concern for their freedom anrl nur own if we do not help to lift the colonial yoke from them. These moves will be bitter medicine for the once-great colonial powers. The best they can hope for is somehow to keep the colonial lands within the French or the British family of nations, a.s with the British Commonwealth pattern. But there is no alternative. Continued colonialism, and continued help for it from us, carries with it the risk of disaster In the Middle East and Asia. Only Communism can be the gainer, and In these territories Communism already hfts gained far too much. —The Portsmouth Star. SO THEY SAY I didn't get these bags under my eyes from the operation. I got them from worrying so much about the thing closest to my heart — the Air Force. — Arthur Godfrey, on proposed Air Force fund cut. * * * Naturally, I am extremely proud that the New Zealand member of the team tmount.flin climbersv has been the first British to conquer the hitherto unconquerable Mount Everest. — New Zealand Prime Minister Sydney Holland, when told a 3-1- yrar-old beekeeper of New Zealand had scaled Everest. » * * The new administration is removing road blocks to business, small and large ... it is opening wide the door of opportunity for all competitive enterprise to compete. — Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks. * * * I think we should do our best to negotiate this truce tin koreni and if we fail then let England and our allies know that we are withdrawing from all further pence negotiations In Korea. — Sen. Robert Taft. * * * I wouldn't think it practical to divest ourselves of our allies in the Par East and expect to keep them In Europe. If we abandon them In the Far Kast. I wouldn't liilnk we could keep them In Europe. — Sen. William Fullbrlght ID-, Ark.) »nswcr* Senator Taft, What Now, Little Man? Peter Edson's Washington Column — New Benson Policy Is Salvage Of Surpluses When Possible Peter Edson V/ASHINGTON —CNEA)— Existence of any new, fixed policy to clump all government-held surpluses of farm products, regardless of price cut or loss, to get the federal government out of the crop- storage business, is denied by Department of Agv'culture officials. From the office of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra. Tuft Benson came an unqualified answer that there was no policy to iqui- date. It was explained that methods of disposal on each commodity would be handled separately. Storable surpluses that can be carried over without loss will be held. But, reserves that are spoiling will be be disposed of at whatever prices cnn be obtained in order to salvage as much as possible. This is the. key to the administration'* new policy. It is Intend- rri to reduce to n minimum government losses on its farm-price- support operations. It is also intended to prevent the complete spoilage of perishable surpluses and their ultimate destruction at a 100 per cent-plus-storage-cnst los From Production and Marketing Administration and Commodity Credit. Corporation re / e explanations of how this policy has been followed in typical recent operations. One involves the sale of cotton-seed meal. Another is the Austrian winter pea sale which is now headed for a congressional investigation. In March, CCC cut the price of its stocks of cotton-seed meal from $70 a ton at Memphis to $57. Since the government stocks in April amounted to 791.000 tons, it looked as though the government stood to lose over $10 million on the operation. Critics of this program argued that the government was ruining j the market by undercutting prices. If the stocks had been held, the price would have stayed up. And the government could have disposed of Us surplus during the summer, before the new cotton crop came in. Chose to Get Rid of Cotton-Seed Meal CCC practice in this program has been to support the price of cotton seed. But since the seed doesn't keep well, It is sent to the mills for crushing. The oil and Hntcrs can be stored for a time, but government stocks are now over a billion pounds of oil and 150,000 bags of linters. The cotton-seed meal left after the crush is hard to keep in hot weather and goes weevily. With another big cotton crop coming in this summer and a still bigger surplus in sight. CCC felt it had to get rid of its present stocks of meal or take a loss on the entire investment. Under the old Office of Price Stabilization ceiling of around 580 a ton on meal, the government [ could have made out all right. It had bought the cotton seed at a 90 per cent, of parity, which was $57 to $60 a ton. But when the OPS ceilings were removed, the market sought its own level, which turned out to be lower. The cattle market was off and the demand for meal as feed dropped, too. Nobody wanted to buy any of the government's stove of meal at the $57 price. CCC tried a $5-a-ton cut. Still no takers. It tried another $5~a-ton cut and got the same result. Finally an industry committee was called in. It advised that the price would have to be cut to make the cottonseed meal competitive with soy- ' bean meal. So another $3 was lopped off the price. At $57, which is considered break-even price for the government, some 300.000 tons had been sold up to early June. At $52 a ton, 70,000 additional tons were moved into export. CCC thinks it can move the rest of the surplus before the new cotton crop starts coming to market, from July to September. Some will be given away as relief for farmers hit by flood damage. The government had shown a profit on its operations under the OPS ceilings. CCC thinks that its profits wil absorb the losses on the cotton-seed-meal sales- It hopes to show a profit of several million dollars on the entire year's operations. The price of the cotton-seed oil and the liters will not be cut. This is cited to show that there is no general policy of dumping all surpluses. The Austrian winter pea deal on the west coast involved surpluses that had been building up since the 1949 crop, says CCC. The germination rate was down and the seed had begun to deteriorate. The government had 100,000 tons on hand, acquired at a cost of over SG million. .It looked like a total loss. When a group of feed mixers offered to take 80,000 tons at $30 a ton, the government grabbed at it as a chance to salvage $2.400,000. It still has 20,000 tons which will probably have to be used in relief shipments. The mistake on this one, says a CCC official, is that sale was made on a negotiated-contract basis, instead of on an open-market bid. One interesting detail of this transaction is that all the fuss was stirred up by a San Francisco pigeon dealer who yelled to his congressman when bis bid to buy a few bags at the $30 price was refused by the government. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service Mrs. M. J. ns'-s a question—"to settle an argument"—which is impossible to answer exactly, but which docs deserve discussion in general terms Her question Is. "At what age should a normal child he started toilet training, and what percentage of doctors agree with your opin,ion'>" In small babies the process nf emptying the bladder is automatic. As soon as the bladder is stretched to a certain point, the nerves carry the message to the spinal cord and ihe bladder is automatically emptied. Rather gradually the sensation of A full bladder begins to be carried up to the brain itself, and when this develops U is possible for the child to control urination. Until the message is received in the brain, however, it is futile to expect a baby to have control over his bladder functions. Bladder control comes slowly and parents should not be concerned if their hopeful does not develop complete control ns soon some other child they know about. Sometimes a child wets during "enuresls," as it is called—occurs. A healthy baby usually begins to establish bowel control between one and two years of age. When the baby is nine or ten months old, it can be placed for short periods on the "potty"-—this should be done at first with the child lying; down, since-it is not yet able to sit up safely. Most infants begin to catrh on to the idea quickly, especially if praise is giVen when the desired results occur. The "potty" should be used regularly at the same t of day, usually after the first morning meal. Neither the mother nor the baby should be worn out by keeping it up too long if success is not achieved. KNJOYS BEING CLEAX The infant enjo\s cleanliness and appreciates the praise received. The parents should not show Irritability when tha infant fails, for this may merely make tile buby worse and delay bowel control. Once it has bern established and tli« child is a Hide older, the responsibility for the bowels should be carried by the child rather than (lie parent. Every mo!her wants her baby to develop bladder and hourl control us early as possible. There Is much use ;n .starting too soon; -he day or night nt three or four years of flge, or even older. Usually, this is n sign of either rebel- 11 on the part of the child or n MIIL »'">»«" u>r m .iiiiitniK mo soon; iccling of insecurity. | also normal infants do uoi nil do- Sometimes such children hnve [ vrlnp cnnlrol over their bodily had ihe importance of kerpmg dry functions at the snme aye. overemphasized to them and lake a delight in frustrating iiioir par- enls. When this is the reason, the parents ought to pay less r.iicnlion In the whole thinu and tn show no sit*us <>f annoyance • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hand Similar to No-Trump Opener By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The ovcrcall of one no-trump shows much the s/ime sort of hand that you would need for an opening bid of one no-trump. In today's hand. South was a hit weak in spades, but his hand was otherwise ideally suited to a defensive overcall of one no-trump. North responded exactly as though his partner had opened the bidding with one no-trump. He had WEST A1074 V109873 •9762 + J NORTH (D) A A93 VQ62 » AJ5 + 9862 EAST (HKJ862 23 North Pass 3 N.T, + AKI074 SOUTH *Q5 V AKJ4 « KQ103 + Q53 Neither side vul. Ea* South Ww* I A 1 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V 10 Found in North American swamp areas, (lie hunKin;in's horn pitcher plan! hn.v a hollow stem filled with ' ..,-„ ...- other \\Mlor, in which insects are •motion when such bed-wetting— drowned, J a count of 11 points and expected his partner to hnve about 16 to 18 points. Obviously Ilin total was enough lo provide a piny for tjame. and North svnstrd no lime in rrachiiitj n ciime contract. When West opened th» ten ol Erskine Jo/inson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Mrs. Mickey Rooney Is on the Stardust road — with Mickey's blessing. The Elaine Davis who just made her telefilm cJebut in Sovereign Theatrer's "My Wife, Poor Wretch," is Mrs, Rooney the fourth, and 10 per-center Ed Lynn, who's guiding her career, thinks he has another Ava Gardner in the former model. Mickey's all for Elaine having a career and has been helping her to develop as an actress by reading scenes with her. Jane Russell's contract with Howard Hughes expires in Decem- ter and big powwows are going on, with hubby Bob Waterfield doing some of the financial quarter- sacking and Jane saying: 'I won't re-sign unless I'm given .he chance to do some pictures :m my own." It's 3-D for La Russell in her current RKO flicker, "The French Line," being produced by Edmund Srajnger, and she's beaming over reports about "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." "If it',s as good as the studio lys it '*!s, We're all famous." a TV version and she's hoping H can be done live instead of on film —"When it's live nobody can stop me — there's no director saying 'Cut'—and I havo a ball." 'Decameron Nights," filmed in Europe with Joan Fontaine, finally las a purity seal from U. S. censors after a cutting job, but Joan's n the dark about the deletions— 'There must have been plenty because it's pretty racy." Joan had a fling with Aiy Khan ifter his separation from Rita Hay- vorth, but she isn't doing any second guessing on the "Plight to Tangiers" set about his current •omance with Gene Tierney. "I ove Gene," she says, "and I wish ier the best." SHE'LL HAVE A BALL ZIPPY Corinnne Calvet proved -he was French in her $1,000,000 awsuit against Zsa Zsa Gabor (la- er withdrawn by Corinne), but now she'll be "A Woman Without a Country" on the radio. The French cutie just recorded the first show in the projected air series which she describes as another Dragnet. To retain some personal identity, her radio character name will be Corinne Corday. If the show clicks there will be hearts, declarer stopped to plan the play. It was obviously easy to take four tricks in each red suit and the ace of spades for a total of nine sure tricks. Since, however, the hand was being played at a match point pair tournament, South was interested In making as lany overtricks as possible. Declarer therefore won the first trick with dummy's queen of hearts and immediately returned a. low club from the dummy! Caught by surprise, East carelessly played a low club. South played tKe .queen of clubs, and was now sure of ten tricks. Actually, South was headed for eleven tricks. Declarer merely rattled off his tricks in the red suits. By the time that South had reduced to two clubs and two spades in his own hand and also in the dummy, East had been forced to reduce likewise to two clubs and two spades. At this point South simply led a club and allowed East to take his two club tricks. East was then obliged to lead away from his king of spades, giving South the last two tricks with the queen and ace of spades. There was no way for East to set the contract, but he would have fared better if he had taken the king and ace of clubs as soon as he was given the chance to do so. After winning the second and third tricks with high clubs. East could have exited safely with another club, after which he could sit back and wait for a spade trick to be given to him. Rosemary Clooney and Gene Barry are having a big freeze on the set of "Red Garters" with insiders on Gene's side of the argu- ^ . ment. ' •>? Dept. of Confusion: Joan Crawford's new MGM flicker, "Torch Song," is based on x magazine story—not the Broadway play. The film version of the play was made in 1932 under the title "Laughing Sinners" and the star was—Joan Crawford. EASY DOES IT DANNY KAYE is pointing to his record of only nine movies In 10 years—and not ill health—in explaining why he's turning down fabulous TV offers. His recent Mayo Clinic visit was his annual checkup—"I was there three days and all they found was some wax in my ears," Here's Danny talking about TV on the set of his Paramount movie, "Knock on Wood": "I refused to burn myself up in pictures and I'm not going to do it in television. A lasting career has to be spread over a wide period of years. That's why I do only- one film a year. There's nothing but confusion in TV now. "When I find the right format 'U and can maintain a standard I'll ^ do television, but you can bet it won't be every week." Danny returns to his pre-Hans Christian Andersen clowning in ths Paramount film, playing a ventriloquist with two dummies, Terrance and Clarence. His leading lady is Swedish import Mai Zet* terling, star of the foreign hit, "Torment." Until a couple of days ago Mai and Greta Garbo lived in the samo Hollywood apartment house, but Garbo's as shy as ever, "I sent her a fan note-and she wrote back that maybe wo could meet," Mai tells it. "Then there was a news story about her return to Hollywood and where she was living and the next day she moved." John Barrymore, Jr., and Cara Williams landed in the middle of a brawl again at n Hollywood eatery. . .Alan Young wants out of his CBS-TV contract with pals blaming a poor time slot for the trouble. J5 Years Ago In Blythey'illt — Oscar Bailey returned last night from Chicago where he has been on a two weeks buying trip for the Mead Clothing Company. Miss Ruth Butt and niece, Miss Betty Black, have gone to St. Louis to spend the weekend. Milton Webb of Chicago cams yesterday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Evans Webb. © NEA Aunt Molly Harmsworth remembers when young ladies wore lace mittens and carried parasols lo protect their faces and hands from the sun, but the more they expose to the sun now, the happier everybody is. Screen-Stage Star Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Star of stage and screen, Henry 6 He in various roles 11 Sea eagles 12 Claw 13 Most rational 14 Prayer 16 British money of account 17 Retains. 19 Mine shaft hut 20 Exposes to moisture 22 Short-napped fabric 2.1 Summits 24 He is at his profession 26 Wave top 27 Sphere 29 New Guinea port 30 Scottish shcepfold 31 Feminine appellation 32 Diminish 35 Fence steps 39 Cooking utensils 40 Separate column 43 Paradise 44 Abstract being 45 Pertaining to the sun 47 Consume 48 He has appeared on several of Broadway's SO Pompous show 52 Russian itorehout* 53 Puff up 54 Pauses 55 Hinder DOWN 1 Dreaded 2 Decorated 3 Compass point 4 Writing table 5 Flower 6 Ceases 7 Paving substances 8 Fourth Arabian caliph 9 Masculine appellation 10 Pries 1,1 Rail bird 15 Bird's home 18 Babylonian deity 21 Paslimes 23 Thirty (Fr.) 25 Large plant 26 Containers 28 Exist 29 Musical note 32 Mimics .13 Mock 34 Handled 36 Form a notion 37 Conductor. 38 Grafted (her.) 40 Misplaces 41 Morindin dye 42 Bound with tape 45 Clan 46 Chest r,ittl« 4fl Aeriform fuel 51 Rodent

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