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PAGE EIGHT BLYTITRVTLT.P: (AHK.) COUTUFR NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE S!, J953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. PublMwr HARRY A. HAINES. A«lst»nt Publisher ' A. A. PREUBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatlres: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter »t the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act at Congress, October 9, 1911. Member o{ The Aisoclnted Pw« — — SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BY carrier In the city oJ Blytheville or an T suburban town where carrier service Is maln- • tai B e y d nS ^fa radiu, of 50 m.les, .5.00 per vear *2 50 for six months, »1.25 lor three month.-, by mail' outride 50 mile zone, $12.50 per jtu payable in advanot. Meditations But when « are judged we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. — I Cor. 11:32. * * * we shall be judged, not by what we miRht have'been, but what we have been. - Jewell. Barbs The question today is, is the woman in the car ahead going to turn right, turn left - or does she have a new engagement ring on? » • * Cattle gain weight faster when fed salt, making us wonder if a butoher ever salti hU thumb. * * * An Illinois mailman was nipped by the same dog twice. Do even the does know about bills? * * * Some folks worry about what to do when plane sick. Don't worry — you'll do 111 * « » A bargain Is anything that friend wife goes downtown to buy. Temporary Mail Pay Rates Hold Back U.S. Airlines Most Americans realize that the U. S. international air lines, like the domestic lines, draw a partial subsidy from the government. This is how they were helped through the first struggling days, and are still being aided today in lesser degree. The system is complex, and lately it has shown a tendency to bog down, with seriously hampering effects for the air lines and for America's competitive position on world air routes. The lines receive what is called mail support. This payment is partly subsidy and partly legitimate reimbursement to the carriers for the mail they carry. Not O7ily must they be paid for bearing the mail load, but for maintaining routes and scheduled for air-mail purposes even when traffic does not warrant. The Civil Aeronautics Board has the job of calculating mail pay rates, which are supposed to be set at a level sufficient to pay for all mail services and include a reasonable subsidy as well. But evidently this calculation is becoming, more and more difficult to make. The CAB is no longer able to tell the international companies just how much mail support they can count on in any given year. So a system of temporary payments on account has grown up, involving millions of dollars annually. This might not be so had if the government proceeded to settle up with dispatch at year's end. But it does not. The CAB appears unable to make up its mind in some cases, where these mail support accounts are still unsettled after seven years. Tlie government has promised to clean up this situation in 1953, and there would cevlainiy seem little excuse for not doing so. American lines like Pan American and TWA are moving into a period of new competition from the jet transports of Britain and other foreign- flag lines. They must be able to keep pace. To do that they need financing. But private investors show light taste for the stocks of companies which cannot tell them what their real earnings are. And so long as their mail pay rates are not fixed, the lines cannot speak with final authority on earnings. If this situation is permitted to drag on much longer, international travelers will be riding in foreign-operated jets and America's carriers will be hauling up the rear. This would seem a poor reward for companies that have made great strides toward self-support — mail pay now accounts for 20 per cent of air line revenues, as against 56 per cent in 1938. And it would seem.also to be vtry short- sighted national policy, since the strategic military and commercial value of successful U. S. flag lines operating over an international network of routes is clear to everyone. Living in the Past One of the most puzzling speeches by a public official in a long time was made out in Montana the other day by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Wormsor. Said Wormser: "Eventually we may run out of metals find minerals but that day is a long way off. Don't let it worry you. Our mineral resources are virtually inexhaustible." . He added that if scarcities should develop, prices would rise, providing incentive to the searchers after new supplies. Mr. Wormser should have communicated his blind faith to U. S. Steel before its scouts tramped the earth looking for new stores of iron ore, before it decided to spend millions developing a rich source deep in the heart of Venezuela. He ought, to lake another look to see where we are getting substantial percentages of our copper and petroleum, where such vital minerals as uranium (for A-bombs), cobalt, tungsten and manganese come from. It's not from the United States. His speech would have road well back in about 1925. But this is 195.'! and we've been through a costly, mineral-depleting war and postwar era. Views of Others GOP In The South Will Rogers used to say that the Democrats split up and fought before the election while the Republicans split up and fought niter the election. Were he alive today, the famous humorist would doubtless observe that the Republicans now fight each other after the election as well as before. The Democratic party stayed In power so long, for one reason, because it was able to accommodate and reconcile the divergent interests and philosophies of a continent. The Republicans, thus far, have either not read this lesson or else realizing it they remain unable to profit by it and to disentangle themselves from the clinch of con- fllcfc. In North Carolina there has been, despite protestations to the contrary, an intense conflict between the Taft-ElisenhoU'er factions over pntron- nge. Too often, unfortunately, the emphasis has been to award jobs to deserving Republicans nitlicr than to the most able and qualUifnl. In any ease, Carolina Republicans seem to br- missing the point. In Virginia, how.cvtT, there have boon some Interesting developments. Many important appointments made by tlie Eisenhower Administration In that state have ^IHIL- to Democrats not Republicans. While it is (rue that Virginia went for Eisenhower In (In 1 election, nonetheless hundreds of thousands of Republican votes were cast in other Southern static, including North Carolina. According to the Roanoke Virginia Times, Virginia Republicans at a recent meeting in Lynchburg raised this question: "Why are tlie Democrats getting all the cream and we're getting the skim milk?" The answer obviously is because the Eisenhower Administration realizes that it carried Virginia solely because the Democrats were persuaded to vote Republican. —Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. SO THEY SAY He is a great old man, a great old man. — Duke of Windsor, commenting on Winston Churchill. * * * This headache iFrench politics) Is one which begins the day tlie Assembly opens and ends the day it liquidates itself at the end of five years in office. — Theodore B. White. * * * The President assured us that the leadership of this administration not only opposed the admission of Red China ito UN), but would lead the opposition against it. — Sen. Styles Bridges (R., N. H.). * * * If the Reds sincerely want peace — we can get it. — South Korean Gen. Lee Chong Chan. * * * I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service. As so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust. — Queen Elizabeth U, Coronation address. * t * Tlie Eisenhower administration plans to make friendship — not [milt-finding, the basis of It* foreign policy. — Secretary of State Dulles. * * # I am sure that this, my Coronation, Is not a symbol of a potter and splendor that have gone but (or a declaration oi our hopes for the future. — Queen Elizabeth II, * * * We look upon Nagulb (Egyptian premier) as one of the outstanding leaders of the free world In the postwar period. — Secretary of State Dulles, visiting Egypt. Sorry, Winnie, the Whitewash Doesn't Help! Peter Edson's Washington Column — Search Is Fruitless for Reds' Motives In Newest Turnabout WASHINGTON —(NEA)— While American public interest has been focused on Korean truce possibilities, recent developments In the Soviet zone of East Germany have been no less significant. They are highlighted by the latest case in which East German authorities relaxed a production speedup niter 20,000 build- Peter Edson ing - trades wor- rs had protested in East Berlin. The mere fact that, anybody under Communist government control can protest against uny decree is surprising enough in itself. But the fact that the workmen had their demands met. is positively sensational. It is possible that the long-repressed workers, taking this concession as n sign of weakness, were inspired to the widespread riots that brought out Russian tanks :tnci machine guns and resulted in martini law being declared. Before this, over the past couple of weeks, West Berlin and West Germun uulhonlies Uuvc by en us- tounded by these other events: 1. A change from a Russian military commander to a civilian high commissioner. *1. A halt on expansion of the collectivized farm system. 3. An offer of state bank credits to private businessmen to re-open shops and factories that had been closed clown because they offered competition to state industries. 4. A promise of amnesty and return of property to refugees who would return to East Germany. 5. A relaxation of controls over the churches, church property, clergymen and church organizations such as youth groups. 6. Issuance of ration cards to all East Germans, regardless of whether they had Communist Party political connections or not. Conant Stressed Intense Sovietization The suddenness with which these reforms have been put into effect in this latest turnabout of Communist policy has of course sent all non-Communist government officials searching for motives. When the D S. High Commissioner to Germany, former Harvard President James B. Conant, returned to Washington early in June to testify before congressional committees, he made one radio appearance in which he laid great stress on the completeness of the separation between East and West Germany. He emphasized that this sovieti- ?,ation of East Germany had been intensified over the past year. Prom the very day on which the new "contractual agree- me n t" pence treaty had been signed last May between West Germany and the western allied powers, the Communists began to tighten their .hold on East Germany. The border had been closed at all points except the autobahn and the railroad into Berlin. Collectivization of farms was stepped up. More private Industries were closed down. Production quotas on farms and factories were raised to levels impossible to meet. The result was that the number of refugees fleeing from East Germany to West Germany increased. When West Berlin's Mayor Ernest Renter was in Washington last March, he reported the refugee stream approaching 60,000 a month. Though Berlin bad camps capable of handling 65.000 refugees at a time, the capacity was being Increased by 25.000. Only half as many refugees could be airlifted out daily to West Germany as came into Berlin. The main reason given for flight was sovietization of the economy. When their property was confiscated, East Germans felt it was time to leave. Nobody knew what conditions would be tomorrow. Better leave today. There was general feeling that the split between East and West Germany might last for 10 years. But before Dr. Conant could get back to his post, all this was changed. Communist policy did another one of its inexplicable flip- flops . The search for motives behind this reversal Is as fruitless as most speculation about Communist policy. It is generally recognized that the new policy could be reversed again on no notice. Why the Communists allowed the refugee stream to pour into West Germany is a mystery. One guess is that the Communists were deliberately trying to rid their zone of anti-Communists in this way. There were wild rumors in Germany last year that the Russians wanted to repopulate East Germany with Russians—or even Chinese. When the net effect of this policy was that 10 per cent of the East German population had migrated or been sent to concentration camps, food production began to fall off sharply. East Germany—once Europe's richest breadbasket — may this year have an actual food shortage. This economic factor alone might be sufficient reason for the Communists to relax on their sovietiza- tion of East Germany, to lure back the refugee German farmers. Another motive might stem from an awareness of the anti-communism boiling under the surface. If so, the reforms came too late to prevent the hatred from exploding into the biggest anti-Red riots ever staged in a Communist country. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service Abnormal or excessive fear of being struck by lightning curries the impressive medical name of keraunophobia People who crawl under the bed or shut, themselves in the closet when a thunderstorm blows up are suffering from tills fear complex. Needless to say, Keraunophobia is much more common than cases of persons actually being hit by bolts of lightning. Lightning is essentially a strong electric current and acts on the body In much the same manner that any other strong current would do. Instead of following the course set out for it by wires, however, lightning passes through the air from one cloud to another, or from the clouds to the earth. Many of those who have been struck by lightning have recovered. Of course the occasional person who is struck by lightning and who dies receives the most attention. But there is a fair chance that the effects of being struck will not kill nnd will leave the person who is injured not seriously disturbed. One astonishing example Is a 13-year-old boy living in Hechuana- land. South Africa, who was driving sheep during a thunderstorm when he was struck. His hat and boots were torn to pieces and he received a burn running from the top of his head to the groin. He was knocked unconscious for a short time and lay in the rain till his father found him and carried him home. His family decided that he needed medicine "to.drive the lightning out." So he and his mother walked 50 miles in two days to the doctor! STAY CLEAK OF TREES Although the danger of being struck by lightning is small in the first place, there are a few worthwhile precautions which can be taken which will make the chance of being struck even less. A golfer who uses an umbrella in a thuudershower is taking a greater risk than if he got wet. In the presence of a thunderstorm—whether on the golf course or elsewhere—it is not wise to take shelter under a tree. Both umbrella and tree may act as conductors for the bolt of lightning. Tiie same thing is true of a flagpole or any other object which projects upward and attracts the bolt. Being reasonable Is one thing, but blind terror of lightning is foolish. MILLIE: "Grandma, what kind ot a husband would you advise me to gel" Grandma: Well, young lady, my advice is to leave all husbands a- lonp and (to find yourself a single man " — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current- Argus. .AT FORT MEADE, Md., Private Donald R. Duck had a bit of trouble with the sergeants in the personnel section when he told them his name. A soldier with a name like that would have to learn to be tough, so tht! paper-shufflers had best be care- IU1. — Greenville S. C.) Piedmont. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Pride Is Luxury In Bridge Game By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service South looked gloomily at the opening lead of the queen of spndes. If any other suit had been led, South reflected, the game contract would have been easy. West saw South's discomfiture and felt very proud of having picked the best opening lead. As we shall see, however, pride went NORTH 24 * AK32 ¥653 4> J 109 7 4 *6 WEST EAST AQJ1095 «87 TK 10 V Q042 46532 »A8 + 10 2 + J 9 8 4 3 SOUTH (D) » AJ87 South 2N.T. Pass + AKQ75 East-West vul. V/nt North Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 « 3N.T. East Pnss Pass Pass Opening lead—A Q before a tall. After some.thought, declarer won the first trick with dumy's king of spades. He next returned » low diamond from the dummy, and East very properly put up the ace of diamonds at once In order to re- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Sid Caesar trading Jokes with Bob Hope and Jimmy Durante or making love to Hedy Lamarr? Imogene Coca at Niagara Falls with Gary Grant or dancing with Van Johnson? Max Liebman, the Mickey Eoo- ney - sized genius behind "Your Show of Shows," gazed into next season's crystal ball for me and confirmed rumors that the big hour- and- a- half NBC-TV variety show is due for drastic changes— three instead of four shows a month with guest stars playing more important roles opposite Sid and Imogene in comic routines as long as 30 minutes. But forget all the rumors you've heard about Sid and Imogene feuding, demanding their own shows; of backstage clashes with Max, and of talk that the program will be moved to Hollywood. In movietown for two months to line up film stars as guests on the show, Liebman said: "We're in perfect accord. In fact, the harmony between Sid, Imogene and myself is sometimes frightening. We were all nobodies and grew up together in TV and maybe that explains it. For out- own safety, we keep our hands off each other." A Hollywood origination for the show? "It couldn't happen," says Max. "A Dig organization of 20 key people is behind the show's success. We've been together lour years- grown up together. We can't all move to Hollywood." A co-starring movie for Sid and Imogene? "Maybe next summer," he said. "We've had offers based on ideas. But there's never been anything on paper." SHY ONES SPARKLED ABOUT movie stars who have guested on the show, Liebman admits he was "surprised" by Jean Pierre Aumont and Richard Carlson. "Aumont's stage peronsality was remarkable," he says. "The shy and retiring personalities sparkled in the MC spot," he added. "The anecdote-tellers famous for their party wit invariably stuttered." Of all his encounters with Hollywood stars, Liebman likes to tell this story best. Olenda Farrell, new to television, was a guest on the show and she stopped in the middle of a rehearsal to ask which of two cameras was on her. "Don't worry about the cameras," said Liebman. "You look good in both of them." Glenda laughed and quipped: "Maybe I should take those cameras out to Hollywood. I never While filming "Susan in Berlin," James Mason reports, hs dropped into a German restaurant noted for an inter-table tube message system. Autograph requests soon were zipping to htm but one message from a woman read: "I enjoy your pictures. Could you possibly give me Alan Ladd's home adress in Hollywood?" Esther Williams is kidding that the first movie after her baby arrives will be on a super-screen and will be titled "This Is Swim- merama." turn his remaining spade, This was a crushing blow. If East had played his low diamond, South, could have won the first diamond trick and returned the suit to knock out East's ace. This would establish the rest of dummy's diamonds, with the ace of spades still in dummy as entry to the suit, to the suit. East's prompt action in putting up the ace of diamonds and returning a spade threatened to knock out the spade entry before the diamonds could be unblocked. After some thought, South played a low spade from dummy, allowing West to hold the trick with the nine of spades. Now West made the fatal blunder of continuing the spades. Dummy won with the ace of spades, and South triumphantly discarded the blocking king of diamonds from his hand! It was now a simple matter for declarer to cash the rest of dummy's diamonds, making his contract and an overtrick. looked good in any of them there." Margaret Whiting's candid reason for not taking divorce action against Lou Busch: "My lawyer's been too busy with the John Waynes." Peter Lawford joins the big parade of stars into the nightclub spotlight when he completes "A Name for Herself." Barbara Ruick will appear in his act, which Roger Eden is staging. Paramount's Tom Morton isn't jumping for joy over the miles of added footage given Herb Shriner in Lester Cowan's "From Main Street to Broadway." Tom started off as the hero of the piece, and now he's not so sure. Those rumors about Kathryn Grayson's health won't die down. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis won't be lonely in Europe. There are 23 people in their entourage to the tune of a 557,000 transportation bill which the boys are paying. THERE IS NO cause tor alarm in the new theory from the Univer- ty of Chicago that human life began as a result of a series of chemical reactions. What disturbs us is the fear that it will end that way. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. DUE TO THE effect of gravity, it takes more energy to close the mouth than to open it. This is a scientific fact, observe some worried paragrapher. And yet the erudite are forever telling us that nature never makes a mistake. — Oklahoma City Oklahoman. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYille— Barnes Crook and Gene Sykes entertained at a dance last night at the Woman's Club when approximately 85 people were guests. Mrs. Eddie Regenold, whose birthday was Saturday, was complimented with a party given by Mrs. Arthur Vance at her home when she entertained eight guests. Miss Patty Shane, who is attending summer school.at Southwestern College In Memphis, spent the weekend here. It's certainly a relief to open an envelope in which you expect to find a bill from a store and discover it's just an announcement of a summer sale. Big League Baseball Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Philadelphia A's Ferris 5 Baseball tools 9 What the batter wants 12 Measure of land 13 Musical instrument 14 Direction (ab.) 15 Second lieutenant 17 Sheltered side 18 Doctrine 19 Struck with open hand 21 Impolite 23 Drone 24 Article 27 Fathers 29 " majesty" 32 Cleveland's ' Luke 34 Spanish coin 36 Certify 37 Rocky ridges 38 Check 39 London district 41 Female saint (ab.) 42Montns,(ab.) 44 Unfasten 46 Most beloved 49 Heron 53 Superlative sumx 54 Immature 56 Consumed 57 Sound 58 Level 59 Pitcher Carver eOKInd otlily f 1 Repose DOWN 1 What a base runner should be 2 Hurt 3 Persia 4 At no time 5 Infect larva 6 Humbled 7 Labor 8 Biblical word 9 Spouses 10 Arrow poison 11 Set up a golf ball 16 Musical exercises 20 Throb 22 Missiles 24 Rend P 0 r U I A P U * f S A R, e p & A N T e K O R N A, T E A N B f\ T e N N B S p R T €> O A S E7 E & K T e E e e p T A €> -r B K K [_ O S £ B e A A U & T O P> & A T A T* e cr T A K, 5 0 N •& R. A l_ E A L. 1 -P K. N T E K A T R; o €» c. o E£ 1 t? t= A T H & N 0 N 0 B P Q e T l_ E E N A V P E e K 25 Detest 43 Denominations 20 Calculated 45 One who leers 28 Braves' 46 College official pitcher 47 Italian city Warren 48 Foot covering 30 Let it stand 50 Split 31 Comfort 51 Pieces out 33 Singing voice 52 Canvas shelter? 35 Eaten away 55 Manager • 40 Excursion Durocher i 1

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