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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEW! THURSDAY, JUNE 2B, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher • HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevIUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Pre»s SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city ol BlytheviUe or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year «250 for six months, 51.25 (or three montiu; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per jear payable In adY»not. Meditations And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, lake heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. — Acts 5:35. * * * If religion might be judged of, according to men's intentions, there would scarcely be any idolatry in the world. — Bishop Hall. Barbs Bathing beauty contests soon wiil be in the news again. Winning one is just another form o£ success. * » » We don't hear about golden wcddinjs as often » divorce! because there's no scandal to them. * * * Working around your own yard keeps you from being a yard around. * * * The world's highest golf course is at Alama- Jordo, N. M. High golfers can be found on lots of courses. * * * An Indiana boy had 10 stitches taken when he crashed a stolen bicycle Into a truck — the little sew and sew! Tax Relief for Solons Hard for Taxpayer to See Things aren't bad enough, with 100- degree plus temperatures and nil, but what the United States House of Representatives this week voted themselves additional tax concessions. This little bit of action, which we hope will be axed in the Senate, touches off a particular sore spot re our elected representatives who only last year, gained special tax privileges to the tune of 53,000 per member. We wish we could enumerate all the other little privileges our representatives get. They do their share toward piling up the postal service deficit each year, to name one. Their postage-free mailing rights run to staggering totals. But granting them this privilege and the |3,000 special deduction for living in . Washington, we just can't go much further with their ideas for making with the good life in the nation's capital. No one, but no out, is finding it easy to pay taxes. We should think, on the other hand, that Congressmen might get a little less in the way of deductions to make them more mindful of each dollar of yours and mine they spend. This bit of legislation stls a sorry example for the world and the American people. In that there was no opposition and no debate, it becomes evident that our representatives are not doing a sincere job of representing their people. And if Washington living is really too oppressive, we're under the impression that not a one of them is compelled to run'for re-election. Rosenbergs Given More Justice Than They Gave Few trials in American history have aroused the emotional storms that surrounded the case of the convicted atom spies. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, in its final stages. A good-deal of the emotion flowed from confusion and . ignorance about the case. That was partly so because the Communists saw in it an opportunity for a propaganda holiday. While the Rosen- bergs lived, they screamed that the two were the victims of a frame-up," of racial prejudice, of the harsh cruelties alleged to reside in the American system of justice. Now that they have been executed, the Reds will seek with all their power to martyr the pair. But the facts point the other way. Two other convicted spies, Harry Gold, Red courier, arid David Greenglass, Mrs. Rosenberg's.brother, testified that the Rosenbergs played a crucial part in the transmission of atomic seoreti to Russia. After himself weighing all the evidence, the trial court judge, Irving Kaufman, declared that Julius Rosenberg wa» the "prime mover' in the American phase of the conspiracy to hand Russia, our secrets. That conspiracy also involved two convicted British spies, the scientists Klaus Fuchs and Dr. Allan Nunn May. Not many convicted Americans ever employed the machinery of judicial appeal more exhaustively than did the Rosenbergs. Their lawyers raised 25 different points of lav in seeking to set aside the verdict. Four separate times the Supreme Court declined to review this decision and the affirming ruling of the appeals court. Three stays of execution were granted, and a fourth was vacated after 24 hours. Two bids for clemency from the White House were made, and turned down. All this consumed more than two years from the time of their conviction. Since the greatest judicial minds in the land reviewed the evidence and did not overturn the verdict, it must fairly be assumed that the osenbergs' guilt was substantiated. At the end, only the question of the trial judge's right to impose the dea.th sentence was raised, and the high court decided, 6 to 3, that he had the right. Kaufman imposed the maximum penalty because he believed the Rosenbergs' crime was a supreme one. He felt they may have opened the way to the A- bomb slaughter of millions of free peoples. He could imagine no worse crime against civilization. Never before in peacetime America had spies been executed. Some sincere people protested on -that score, others made clear their abhorrence of capital punishment. But the American system of justice countenances it. If the penalty applies, the only question is: "Were the accused proved guilty? Was the verdict just?" If the answer is yes, then no American, whether judge or citizen, should fear to stand up for the result. It is no argument to declare: "The Communists will use this against us. People in France' and India and places like that won't understand." A system of justice cannot be tempered to fit the transitory moods and opinions of either a nation's own citizenry or that of other lands. It must ba founded on principle and have large elements of stability and permanence. The Rosenbergs received the full measure of American justice. They got from their country far more than they gave it in return. Views of Others Managing A Hoard Probably Secretary Benson of the Department of Agriculture is going as tar as he car. with his policy oi selling older commodities out of government stores before they spoil. He said a few weeks ago that policy hadn't been followed, and he didn't understand why it had not been. But with stocks of farm crops in government warehouses at appallingly high levels, it may be impossible to save everything. The government holds vast quantities of 1948 corn which began to deteriorate a year ago. More than 30,000,000 bushels of it has been sold In recent months at prices below cost, but a huge hoard remains that is threatened by spoilage. When the government offered peanuts from its cashe, the goobers were found to be unfit for human consumption. Cottonseed oil In government hands is deteriorating rapidly. Nearly all stocks of surplus goods and crops are subject to spoilage and shrinkage. But the multt-billion-dollar government hoard, consisting mostly of food, is so gigantic, so costly to taxpayers, and the food needs of a great part of the world's population are so great that the public is greatly interested in its disposition. Whether so umvieldly a mass can be managed economically is questionable. But the country certainly expects its managers to try. -Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY I don't believe (the Communists) are sincere; they're just stalling — like they stalled In talks with us for three years. — Chinese Nationalist Maj..Gen. LJu Lien Yi. * * * Germany Is ... overshadowed by t colossus (Russia) that Is trying to enslave and swallow her. — Konrad Adenauer, West German chancellor. * * * Congress has lost effective control of the way In which our tax money Is spent for defense. — Scientist Vanncvar Bush. * * * These people who think you can stop Inflation by holding down the worklngman gave me an nwful pain. — Charles E. Wilson, Secretary of Dcfeiiic-designat«. Just Made It Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Pakistan Wheat Bill Launched Campaign for Huge 'Give-Away WASHINGTON — (NEA)— President Eisenhower's request to Congress for authority to give Pakistan 575 miilfon worth of surplus U. S. wheat for farnine relief is just the b e g i n n ing of what may become a multibillion - dollar giveaway program of American farm products. Now in preparation by the White House is Ed son what hsis become mown as "the general bill" for [isposal of all U. S. Etirm surpluses. It would give the President >road powers to dispose of these urpluses in any way that he ihooses. This could be by relief hipments at home, by export nles at reduced prices or by out- Ight gift. For a time (he draft of this pro- iosed legislation was known as 'The Benson bill." This name was aken from the fact that the White louse had asked Secretary of Agri- ulture Ezra Taft Benson to draw p such a bill. But w h,e n Secretary Benson eard that hid name was being acked onto the idea, he protested lolently. Remembering what had appened to former Secretary of griculture Charles F. Brannan's o-called "Brannan" plan, the new ecretary hastened to decline any redit for the Eisenhower ndmin- stration idea. Secretary Benson had to take lis position for the simple reason mt he has been a leader in try- ng to save the government mon- y, get it out of the farm bust- ess, and end federal handouts. his new idea, however, was noth- ng more than a disguised U. S. subsidy to American agriculture, and a give-away program to beat anything heard of since the days of Lend-Lease and UNRRA. Global Extension of Pakistan Bill So the Benson bill was rechris- tened the general bill. It is now being polished off by White House, Budget Bureau, Mutual Security Administration, Departments of State and Agriculture, before being submitted to Congress for approval. In substance, this general bill is merely an extension of the Pakistan bill, on a global basis. It is also an extension ol other proposals made by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Grange. Their aim has been to get rid of U. S. crop surpluses by dumping them abroad, so as to keep American farm prices high at home. The Farm Bureau proposal Is a one-shot proposition. It would authorize the Commodity Credit Corporation to turn over to Mutual Security Administration IIP to $1 billion worth of U. S. crop surpluses. These surpluses would be sold abroad by MSA at market prices and paid for in foreign currencies. The foreign money would then be spent abroad to finance U. S. military and economic aid. The Grange proposal ,is to establish a two-price system on American farm products. The higher price-would be charged American consumers. The lower price would be charged for export sales of the surpluses. No matter how the Farm Bureau and Grange proposals arc dressed up, they are nothing more than disguised farm subsidies. And no matter how the Pakistan relief or general bills may be Justified, they nre in essence handouts. In spite of the fact that there was a change of administrations last January, the philosophy of the multimillion dollar give-away still prevails in Washington as the solution to all foreign problems. Benson Department Opposes Plan This has caused something of a split within the Eisenhower administration. The Department of Agriculture under Secretary Benson, and his Foreign Agriculture Service under Romeo E. Short, are opposed to the give-away. State Department and MSA are for it. There is no question about Pakistan needing and deserving the aid. She has had two years of crop failures and famine. She has been a good friend and supporter of the United States in foreign affairs. She is a young and struggling country. She has just gone through a cabinet crisis over failure to solve food shortages. Six months ago, when the Pakistan government first asked the U. S. for aid, it was on the basis of a loan to buy wheat. Last year Pakistan was given a $15 million loan with which to buy U. S. wheat. She got other aid by barter from Russia, Japan and the British Commonwealth countries. This year the request was again made for a wheat loan. Republican Speaker Joe Martin came out of a White House conference saying that a wheat loan for Pakistan had been agreed on. But when the formal request came out, it was for a gift. Two years ago, India asked for £ famine-relief wheat loan. President Truman asked Congress to give India two million tons. Congress balked, and authorized .a $190 million wheat loan instead. The question now is whether the Republican Congress will follow suit to convert the Pakistan and general bills into loans. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— ExcUi sively Yours: Movie extras, whose ranks once yielded stars like Gary Cooper, Joel. McCrea, Joan Crawford and John Wayne, arc singing "Happy Days Are Here Again" about the advent of Cinemascope nd other big-screen innovations that blow up Marilyn. Monroe's left eyebrow to the size of Lake Superior. With the camera eye spreading out, the extra is no longer a background blur selected by the casting director as he would a potted paim! "Extras are once again performers and new stars will be drawn from the extra field," Delmar Daves, directing "The Story 9f Demetrius" at Fox, told me. "Today, because he's just as much in focus and just as much in the picture as the star, the extra has to act and react. He's not just some vague figure filling up space. Moviegoers will be watching him. So will producers and directors—for the first time in many, many years." Novelist Margharita Laski Is red- faced. She was dead-set against Blng Crosby starring in the movie version of her "Little Boy Lost" and now the reports are in that Bing is sure to be nominated for an. Oscar for his emoting in the picture. Tab Hunter's feeling mighty low. Edward Small cancelled production on "Screaming Eagles," the movie that was to give Tab his biggest break. Reed Hadley, the fearless Ins p e c t o r Braddock of "Racket Squad," is being sued for breach of contract by movietown agent Antrim Short. STARTING FRESH GINNY SIMMS, looking like the Cinny of yore following her hospitalization and divorce from Bob Calhoun, will resume her Dinging career on radio and TV in September. "It wasn't a heart attack as people thought," she told me. "I was simply exhausted, that's all." first movie, "I, the Jury." Veteran filmaker Hunt Stromberg is about to leap into TV after a long period of semiretlrement, with a filmed playhouse series. Hollywoodites who side with Jack Webb in his domestic squabbla with Julie London point out that mother- in-law trouble is behind Jack's walk-out. tbe Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. . Written for NEA Service Every once in a while this col- mn has correspondence with the •rangest ideas. That which is con- alned in the first letter is an ex- mple. Q—Recently I heard of some peo- e who have been given reducing pills containing the eggs of tapeworms. One girl I know left two of these pills near a sunny window and in a few days the eggs hatched. How can manufacturers get away with this? M. J. M. A—This is really a wild story. I do not believe that any manufacturer ever puts reducing pills on the market containing tapeworm eggs. What was in the pills is anybody's guess, but what probably happened Is that the two pills placed in the sun became: contaminated from something else while they were lying In the open. Q—Please say something about a chordotomy operation. How long does the operation last, and what are the aftereffects? Mrs. B. F. A This operation involves cutting one or more nerve tracts of the spinal cord This kind of nerve tissue does not grow hack together again, and the results nre (here- fore permanent. It completely eliminates all actions of lh" nerves which have been cut, cau'.mc: paralysis and complete nbscnre of pnln. It ia useful on rare occmor.h, but not » procedure to be cmm-d into lightly. Q—If thlamine tablets are taken over a long period of lime, lor vltn- mln deficiency, could thi-y cause a skin irritation? Mr::, M. w. A—Almost certainly rmi. Thn skin Irritation Is rnurli >I;<,M: likely U> be of »om« other onain. Q—I have alopecia areata, Someone told me that the treatment for dog mange is effective. Is this true? Should I consult a dermatologist? B. E. M. A—You should consult a dermatologist and I doubt that he would recommend the same treatment as that for dog mange. Q—I am an aged man and have several skin marks on my face which cause Intense itching. What causes them and how can I get them off? M. M. A—There are so many kinds of skin lesions that I 'cannot tell what this might be. Something of this sort, however, particularly In an aged person, should not be neglected because skin cancer is a possibility, though itching with it is unusual. Ask your physician or a skin specialist to look these over. Q—Can you tell me anything about llpodystrophy? Mrs. M. A—This is a disturbance of the metabolism, or use by the body of fat. There are several different kinds, the treatment depending on which Is present, the age of the patient and many other factors. • JACO8Y ON BRIDGE Concede This Play To the Ladies By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service »"You can't trust a woman." wrltts Bob Whlteomb ,of Blackburn College, Carllnvllle, 111. "West in tbto hand kept dutifully silent I while I carefully directed the bid to six diamonds. She even kept silent when my ambitious partner gambled that I would have one of his kings. Then she put me on the hotspot Immediately by offering me the club finesse. "It would have been easy for me to play the queen of clubs at once and either smile happily or shrug shoulders. But, unfortunately, I chose what seemed the wiser course of playing the ace. "I returned a low club, and trumped with the eight; wlnt to the board by trumping a spade, and returned another club. Now I found that the club king would not drop, so I trumped with the three and returned my last bad spade to Alan Ladd's due for wax at Madame Toussaud's in London. Without a shirt, of course. . .Van Johnson nixed dyeing his hair black for "The Caine Mutiny." . . . Gloria de Haven, reported engaged to Marty Klmmel, has been dating rich Jerry Hertzfeld at the El Borracho in New York. His family owns Tropical Park. . . .A Literary Beer? Detective story author Mickey Spillane will host a series of 'em as a publicity stunt for his women this round?" Yes, my friend, we must concede this round and every round to the women. They'll fool you every time if you let them I West's opening lead was very shrewd. She knew that declarer would not want to stake a grand slam on a simple finesse at the very first trick. If there happened to be another play for the contract, declarer would surely refuse the finesse and try that other play. To give credit where credit is due, West certainly picked the best opening lead. Any other lead would either give declarer the contract or at least give him a choice of finesses. The opening club lead steered South away from that finesse and directed him towards a line of play that would not work. Alan Dinehart, III, front-paged across the nation when he disappeared with 15-year-old Evelyn Myers, no longer sees his Juliet. Since the death of his mother, the 17- year-old actor attends Children's Professional School and is dating pretty Darla Massey, who played Phyllis Kirk's sister in "The Iron Mistress." HELD ON TIGHT GILBERT ROLAND, who rose to stardom from the $3-a-day extra ranks and co-starred in the silent version of "Camille" at 19, is as wide-eyed as j everyone else about his new ride on the stardom roller coaster. Playing a romantic French singer opposite Jane Russell in EKO's "The French Line," the handsomo Latin who says he's 47 grinned: "I'm the same character, amigo. I haven't changed. I just figured some day they'd want me. I stuck it out, amigo. I had faith— and the feeling of defeatism never entered my mind." Roland's career was as black as a studio's without a 3-D camera after two years in the Army and a series of six Cisco Kid westerns. "I Was typed as Cisco, amigo, and then John Huston cast me as a Cuban revolutionist in 'We Were Strangers.' That romantic ditch- digger brought my career back to life. I no longer was a stranger to Hollywood." Novelist Alfred Hayes' next bride —he wrote the Kirk Douglas star- rer, '.'Act of Love"—will be model Marietta Lewis. Vic Damone will collect $100,000 in night club warbling dates before ie returns to MOM in August. . . Hey, Lucy—Ann Sothern has 17 fan-magazine stories slated for publication in August and September . . . Theres' a list in the Jose Ferrer-Rosemary Clooney romantic boat. Hollywood's out-of-work stars now are being called "The Movie Idles." IS Years Ago In Blythevillt Nancy Ann Hughes, Betty Phillips, Sara Lou McCutchen and Mary Jean Afflick will leave tomorrow for Camp Lake Lure at Lake Lure, N. C. Kay Francis of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will arrive tomorrow to make his home here. Mr. Francis is to be head of the new compress here. Drs. Edna and Carl Nels spent Sunday in Caruthersville, Mo. There'd be more complaints about high taxes, says Old Man Hobbs, but for the fact that people who once enjoyed low taxes are dying off and the younger surviv,ors^ don't know anything different. Vegetable Garden Answer to Previous Puzzl* NORTH 25 4t None VQJ1087 « A7 *AQJ832 WEST EAST 4KQ83 4976542 VK93 V642 » 5 4 492 4 K 10 9 7 * 6 5 SOUTH (D) * A J 10 VA5 *KQJ10863 + 4 Both sides vul. South Weal North 4N.T. 5N.T, Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 3* 3V 5V e* _ . . ?# Pass Opening lead—* 10 flp East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass the board, ruffing with the. ace. "Now I had to try the heart finesse, and West gleefully won with the king, I must confess, to my surprise. "Unless you can sec something that I didn''t, shall w« concede th« ACROSS 1 Edible seed vegetable 5 Green vegetable 8 Vegetable of cabbage tribe 12 Iroquoian Indian 13 Lamprey 14 Pseudonym of Charles Lamb 15 Termini 16 "Blue Eagle" (ab.) 17 Direction 18 Tried 20 Doctrines ' 22 New Guinea port 62 Slipped 63 Editors (ab.) 64 Dibbles DOWN IRed vegetable. 2 Sea eagle 3 Helps 4 Cuddle 5 Hanging ornaments (var.) 25 Close by 40 Flew aloft 26 Ancient Irish 41 Silkworm t capital 43 Body of water 6 Ever (contr.) 21 Facility 44 Bowed slightly 7 Winged 8 Sharper 9 Wings 10 Roster 11 Consumes 19 Auricle 29 Lohengrin's 46 Barter bride 48 Flag-maker 30 Gunlock catch 49 Wicked ? 3£o m passpoint"E3sHFr.) ^ planl 24 Hospital resident physician 28 Lock of hair 32 Deacon (ab.) 33 Make a lace edging 35 Meadow 36 Gibbon 37 Mariner's direction 38 Perched 39 Rub out 42 Entrap 45 Worthless • table bit 47 Clod (Latin) 48 Mend 51 Fleshy . vegetable 55 Above 56 Fourth Arabian callphpT 58 Drivel 59 Forefather 60 Pigeon pea II Famous 24 Indolent 31 Cloy 34 Various vegetable plants have 50 Persian fairy 52 Greek letter 53 Cease 54 Chickens 57 Youth Enf JJsh school

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