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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT (AKK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE SO, 1953 3TO5 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publiiher HABRT A. HAINES, A*tet»nt Publlriier A. A. FKEDBICKSON, Editor PAOT. D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner 8ol« National Adrertlsing Representatlres: W»ll»o« Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. ^ Entered as second class matter at the post- oHlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October >, 1917. Member ol The Associated Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bt carrier in the city of Blytheville or «nj iuburban town where carrier eervlc* la maintained ''Sc per week. By mail within a radius ol 50 miles, 15.00 per year >250 for six months, J1.25 lor three montM; by mail outelde 50 mile »ne. *«.50 f» r«« payable in advance. Meditations And there is hope in thine end, with ihe Lord, th»t thy children shall come arain to their own border. — Jeremiah 31:17. * * » •Set I argue not against Thy hand or will, nor bate a jot Of heart or hope, but still bear up and steer Right onward. .-Milton. Barbs For the sake of doctors, we gladly tell you that It's not against the law to call one before midnight. » * » A good past is one of the best things you can me lor future reference. * * * The average dream lasts about five seconds, »ay« a doctor. A little more make-up and all 1» well again. * * * We itlll think the easiest way to improve a Testable dinner is to add a nice juicy steak. * * * In Germany some paper is made of potato plant vines Should be nice for mash notes. Toft's Foreign-Aid Proposal Are in Common-Sense Vein Senator Taft, sitting on the sidelines In illness, still is exercising his influence in Congress for moderation and common sense. His newest proposals for the foreign aid bill are in that vein. The House has passed an authorization measure that would arbitrarily withhold from Western Europe $1 billion in military aid until the six nations signatory to the European defense pact all ratify it. Only Western Germany thus fas has done that. Taft, understanding- that foreign policy cannot be wielded like a club, proposed that President Eisenhower be given discretionary power to withhold funds until EDC is a reality. His evident expectation is that the President would choose not to withhold the money. "I don't think we should make this a compulsory thinp;." the senator said. If his voice carries the weight it always has, then perhaps the Senate will strike from the House bill the "do-it-or- else" provision, which many foreign affairs experts believe is most unlikely to accomplish its goal, anyway. Both Taft and Knowland have declared they will support the Senate's ?5,318,000,000 foreign aid authorization — a figure 5320,000,000 higher than the House bill and within 5200,000,000 of Mr. Eisenhower's recommendation. This important measure will be watched to see whether these two key senators are able to take the bulk of their GOP colleagues along in backing it, or whether decisive support will have to come from the Democrats. In the House, Republicans voted 119 to 81 for a minimum bill, while Democrats voted 160 to 21 for the aid proposal. This hardly classifies as thumping GOP support for an administration program. Taft knows this sort of thing is not calculated to gain for the administration the stature it needs if the Republicans are to retain their hold on Congress next yeai- and on the presidency in 1956. Positive achievements must be rung up. Since their own political future is at stake in many cases, the lawmakers' grudging concession to this necessity is puzzling. It was the President's popularity, not theirs, which was attested in the 1952 election. Politicians ustd to take the hint, but times have changed. Nowadays, many a national lawmaker appears bent not on riding the President's triumphant coattails, but on trying to tie them into a noose about his own neck. Argument Tarnishes Conquest It seems i great pity that the remarkable conquest of Mount Everest on May 29 should now have become the subject of controversy in India and elsewhere. One debate concerns the question whether the New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, Or his companion, Tensing, the Sherpa tribesman, was first on Everest's summit. Tensing says he was a few steps ahead, but expedition leaders say Hillary led the way. The other argument is whether Tensing is a citizen of India or of tiny Nepal, and this' one has really bogged down in confusion. Both controversies ought to be drop-, ped forthwith. The points at issue reflect, selfish attitudes, and can only tarnish the magnificent achievement of getting there. What does it matter who was first? The ascent was the product of close teamwork. Neither could have made it without the other. The next thing you know, we'll be listening to a hassle about which brand of cigarets the boys took up the mountain, and whether they tasted milder in the 29,000-foot atmosphere. Views of Others Dangerous Stuff We don't see how those characters who manage to sell certain manufacturers on (at contracts for their services as "public relations counselors" get away with it. Most of the stuff they send us in the hope that we will publish it and thereby give their client's product a "free plug" wouldn't be worth printing even if free advertising was the primary purpose of a newspaper. Take lor instance the blurb we got, complete with illustrating photograph, plugging a certain after shave concoction and male perfume set as a Father's Day gift for a king. The lotion, according to the author of this breathless piece, would do about as much for Dad as would a dip in the ocean, a fresh breeze and a date with a blond. And the perfume bears a name that Indicates it has he power to set him up for the blond. If the stuff is all that good, Mamma and the kids had better keep the old man away from it, unless they want him to break up Marilyn Monroe's latest romance. —Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. 'If They Find Out' One of the best stories concerning our new President has come from his tour of the Middle West. While in North Dakota President Elsenhower was taken to see the Garrison Dam, the world's largest rolled earth dam and one of the largest river projects started under the New Deal-Fair Deal regime. Tile President was being conducted on his tour by Brig.-Gen. W. E. Potter of the Army Corps of Engineers, who proudly pointed out the major features of the 300-milllon-dollar project. And Gen. Potter explained to President El- senhower that a large papier mache model of the nearly one-third of a billion-dollar dam Li being sent to nearby states "so the people can see how we're spending their money." The President shot a quizzical glance to the general. "Did you ever stop to think," asked President Eisenhower, "that if they find out, they may stop you some day?" —Chattanooga News-Free Press. Stacking the Deck Naguib, the Egyptian dictator, says he is willing to resume talks with Britain over Suez, but that "the basts for resumption must be acceptable to Egypt and conform with its complete freedom and sovereignity," That looks like a roundabout way of saying he will negotiate provided the other sire agrees in advance to give in on all points, —The Montgomery Advertiser. SO THEY SAY How will we defeat communism unless we know what it is? Why does it have such an appeal for men? It is almost a religion, though one of the nether region. — President Eisenhower attacks "book burners." * * * They (Communists^ are a part oJ America, and if their ideas are different, they have a right to them, which is unquestioned, or it is not America. — President Elsenhower. » * * The whole belief that we have to have war to have prosperity u so utterly fallacious,, that it shouldn't even need an argument. — Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks. * • * It is a mockery of those who gave their lives in Korea that no nation, Including our own, has had the courage to also name the Soviet Union as an accomplice of the aggressors. — Sen. William P. Knowland (B., Callf.i. * * • I suggest we (United Stales) establish amnesty 'for Red dupesi. _ Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher, Kew York Times. Perpetual Emotion Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter fdson's Washington Column — Congressmen Are in a Jam — But Not Kind You Might Think Frier Ed SOD he other day WASHINGTON —fNEA)— It's warming up in Washington, and if you think matters in your nation's capital are in a jam, (1) you are right and (2) the flavor is blackberry. The Hon. Homer D. Angell, Republican representative from MuHnomaii County, Ore., which includes the city of Portland, supplied this flavor when he made ft speech on the subject of "Oregon tfiklcross Blackberry Jam." The Honorable Angell did more .ban this. He— But let Representative Angell tell t in his own words, in a speech hat will no doubt go down in his- ory as a worthy rival to the pva- orical outbursts of the lute Ben. luey Long of Louisiana, on the jelebrated subject of "Corn Pone ind Pot Likker." "I have caused to he placed on he tables of the House restaurant sufficient quantity of this very riclnctable jam for every member o have the opportunity to sample t," the congressman announced. To make a long story short, lie id and they did. And the gentle- nan from Oregon received many ine compliments from his col- eagues on the quality of (he wild- cross blackberry jam produced n his district. Representative Angell got in all his fine free publicity for the Wiltt- mette Valley under "permission to ddress the House for one minute. nd to revise and extend his remarks and include therein extran- eous matter." The extraneous matter Included "The Story of the Bees, the Bears and the Berries." This is where the literary quality of the undelivered I part of the congressman's speech I comes in. And just to show you that weighty issues prey upon the minds of the lawmakers these days, "The Story of the Bees, the Bears and the Berries" is given herewith and in full. Sample of Folklore and Advertising: If the title sounds as though it hart something to do with telling little children about the facts of life, it is not the facts of life but other facts of life. As a contribution to American folklore and advertising, this one belongs in the book:: "Kushnowaga, chief of the Mid- Columbia Indians, sat on his mat in front of his tepee on the hillside, pondering speculatively on the movement of covered wagons that crossed the rocks of Wy-um far below. The year was 1855. Kushno- waga was 22 years old, precociously young for a medicine man of such great wisdom. "He thoughtfully, inhaled the delicate fumes of Kini-kinick from the loner, amber-colored pipe. First he gave the strange white visitors (a slight understatement) the Quin- otc salmon to give them strong bones. That was the greatest gift that Wantatonka, the Great Spirit gave to m,an. "Wantatonka also gave love to the red man so that people could live in friendly fashion with each other, but first he gave the symbolic fruit of love to the black furred, people which Ynimahs call DcYua, the white man's bear. Behind all this is a spirit of universal good -\vill. "The fruit he gave the bears, the Yakim.ahs called Olallie De Yun, the blackberry of the bears, and the Romans called it Rubus Ursinus, which means the same thing in Latin, as any high school student knows. Best Speech in Congress That Day "So the Great Spirit gave the berry to the bears, who shared it with the Indians who shared it with Mr. A. W. O'Connell's grand uncle, Mr. Clarence O'Connell, in 1872. Clarence shared it with his nephew, Dennis O'Connell, who shared it with Pleasant Valley's own Mr. A. W, O'Conne.U (no place else wants him). "Then the bees and 'the birds as well got into the act and an Italian bee flitted from a wild blackberry blossom, stung an outraged Mexican on the cheek. He lit on a boysenberry blossom on Mr. O'Connell's hillbilly patch on O'Connell Creek in Pleasant Valley. He sipped contentedly. He buzzed lazily. He fell asleep. "The pollen went to work, starting a chain reaction of atomic force. "A berry fruit formed. The seeds ripened and fell. Then the rains came, imbedding the seeds in the rich fertile, warm earth, nurtured in the bosom of Mother Earth. The sun gave it life, and that is how O'Connell's wildcross blackberry was born in 1944 in Pleasant Valley. "The fruit of this glorious vine is reputedly delectable (good) on waffles or hotcakes and crisply fried ham with succulent mouthfuls of O'Connell's Jam." So that's ho\v the congressmen In far off Washington got a chance to sample the jam grown in Representative Angell's district, and ;here wasn't a better speech delivered in Congress that day. the Doctor Says— Br EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service The image of a shocked father ailing over In a dead faint after eceiving Uie announcement from urse or doctor that his wife has iven birth to triplets has been the ubject of innumerable r:irtoons nd jests. No doubt, parents who ive actually had this experience ..j not think it is so funny, but oday, thanks to the use of the X-ray, the blow is more liKelv to fall before rather than after delivery. The subject of multiple human births, however, is a fascinating one. The birth of quintuplets In particular produces international excitement. Up to now, however, so far as Is known, only one set of quintuplets—the Dionnes—has survived past Infancy. ; It is estimated that quintuple^ would be expected about once in 57,000,000 births. This would mean that there should be quintuplets born in the Onited Stales about once every 30 years. The chances of having quadruplets is about one in 650.00(1 births: triplets would be expected once in some 7500 births. Twins are relatively common and occur in about one out of 87 births. There are two kinds of twins. Fraternal twins are the result, of the fertilization of two PCRS. Such twins may be. of the same or of opposite sex Except for havlns the same hirlhdays, they may be ns different from each other ns any other brothers or sisters, both physically and menially. Identical twins are the result 1 of the fertilization of a singlo fRR which later divides. Identical twins are always of the same sex ind are much alike In holh physical and mental characteristics. One twin is really Ihe mirvm i m ne* of Ihe other. There are apparently about one-fourth as ninny identical Uvais as there are fraternal twins. Twins are apparently neither EU- peHor nor inferior to other people. Tlje mental and physical develop- nipnt of identical twins is, how- efer. much alike. Fraternal or ilhn-identical twins, on the other Hand, tend to become more differ- fnt in mental traits as they grow older. ! Premature Birth - There is a tendency for twins I and other multiple children to be born prematurely. This means that they are comparatively poorly developed at the time of birth and therefore have a lesser chance of living n?st infancy. This is true also for other multiple births. There is a considerable number of triplets and some quadruplets who have lived to l ful maturity. Doubtless move and more will do so now that so much has been learned about infant and child cave and the hazards of infectious disease during childhood have been so greatly reduced. The lusher death rate at or soon after birth, however, explains why one sees fewer twins, triplets or quadruplets than the birth statistics would lead one to expect. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Signal Partner To Win Hands By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service When you have a doublcton In (lie suit your partner leads, It Is often a pood idea to signal the riouWiM.on by Inytntr your hijih card first anil your low card next. This signal indicates that you are ready and willing to ruff the third round of the suit. In today's hand East used this signal unwisely. He thought he was ready to ruff, but he had overlooked a countermove by South. West opened the king of diamonds, and East began the "echo" by laying the nine of diamonds. West obediently continued by cashing the ace of diamonds and then leading the queen. South would have been defeated if he had ruffed the third round of diamonds in dummy. East would have overruffcd, thus taking the third defensive trick, and East would then have taken the setting trick with a top heart. Instead, South saved his bacon by discarding dummy's queen of HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Holly words on the Record: PAULETTE GODDARD on her reputation as the world's foremost collector of diamonds, mink, old masters and other negotiable gifts: "I've stopped that kind of collecting. I found out that I'm not really a collector. Once I collect something. I don't really know wha to do with it." STEVE COCHRAN, about movie plots: "The screen has been making moviegoers mentally lazy. You don't have to tell an audience what's going to happen, show it happening and then tell them what happened. Audiences should be given a chance to use their minds." ANN SHERIDAN, arter tusling with Glenn Ford in "Rage in the Jungle": "They warned me he was realistic in his clinches with his leading ladies, Realistic nothing. He's just rough.' 7 EDMOND O'BRIEN, ahout his roller-coastering in "Man in the Dark": "I've had it. Once is enough. They ran us around 18 times just for one scene on that blankety- blank roller coaster. I kept my nerve up but I couldn't keep my food down." EVA LE GALLIENE, indicating stage retirement in her autobiography, "With a Quiet Heart": "I cannot tell whether there is any longer a place for me in the American theater." GENE EVANS, wiring his agent that he'd be available for "flat" as well as 3-D movies: "When 2-D calls I'll be there. Not dimension the money." ALLERGIC TO POVERTY JOSE FERRER, on nixing membership in the 18-month, tax-exempt overseas club: "I toyed with the idea. I'm not allergic to money. I'm Just allergic to poverty. But when they started explaining to me what I could and couldn't do if I wanted to take advantage of the tax exemption, I began to feel like an exile from my own country. For no other reason than that I gave up the idea." JOAN CAULFIELD, after starring in a live TV drama: "I had so many wardrobe changes I had to wear three costumes, one on top of the other, in one scene. Later people asked me, •Joan, haven't you gained a lot of weight?' "I'm surprised I didn't lose 50 pounds. I had to run so fast from the wardrobe room to the stage and back that I was panting. I felt like I had run two miles in Olympic record time." DALE ROBERTSON, not worried about scenery stealing all the honors in big-screen movies: "There's always been too much emphasis on actors, anyhow." THOSE CHILDISH THINGS ' MONA FREEMAN, being philosophical about her'career:: "T h e challenging adult roles haven't come along as I hoped, but being off the screen for a while gives people the chance to forget the juvenile things I did. There has to be an interval when you grow into something else, I think It will happen for me. No actress hits a stride until she's 30. She can't start to understand acting until then." SAM GOLDWYN, spiking retirement, rumors: "The only time I'll retire is when they take me away in a casket." KEENAN WYNN. electing to remain at MGM for another year rather than turn free-lance to accept television offers: "I don't see any point In deserting a studio that's been gold to me for 11 years. There's plenty of time for television." ELAINE STEWART, new MGM glamor doll: "People are unfair when they say that big screens and 3-D are making Hollywood forget all about auilding stars. A few months ago I was an unknown. Now I'm getting all the breaks — in roles and ,n pictures." RAY BRADBURY, dean of science-fiction writers: "I boiled when 'It Came From Outer Space' was called a fantasy. Science-fiction writing is sociological studies of the future—things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together. Fantasy is dream-world stuff you can't believe has a chancs of happening." DIANA LYNN, after working on TV with Sid Caesar and Imogen* Coca: "I liked Sid because he isn't a full-time comedian. He doesn't try to get laughs every time he opens his mouth. Imogens is shy and retiring off-stage. But when the camera catches her she's an entirely different person." The late Glenn Miller's trombone solos couldn't be reproduced on the stereophonic sound track, BO Joe Yukl's ghosting them for "The Glenn Miller Story" at U-I. Jimmy Stewart plays Glenn in the film. Overheard: "He's made so much money in TV that he's making out his will to KITH and KINescope." 75 Years Ago In BlytheviHt must begin the correct defense by aying his deuce of diamonds on the first trick. Just as an echo in diamonds would ask West to continue the suit, so the lay of East's lowest diamond asks West to switch to a different suit. West must obvlous- y shift to hearts, and East takes lis king. Now and only now, is It time ir East to lead the second round of diamonds. West takes this third efensive trick with the queen of diamonds and leads another diamond. This permits East to over- ruff the dummy after he has made sure of the precious heart trick. Miss Elizabeth Ann Wilson and Miss Mary Elizabeth Borum have- returned from England, Ark., where they visited classmates for a week. Mrs. Bussell Phillips and sou, Russell Jr., left today for a trip to Daytona Beach, Fla. Miss Frances McHaney spent yesterday in Memphis attending 1 a convention of her sorority, Delta Beta Chi at Hotel Peabody. Judge Boles says that It lawyers could prevent people at. parties from asking them questions on legal and tax matters as social talk, their office business might pick up. Screen Starlet Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 6 High regard 1 Screen starlet, 7 Bordered NORTH • J 10 4 AQ109652 WEST (D) V J 1083 « AKQ653 + KJ EAST A 10 7 ¥ AK9642 • 92 + 873 SOUTH A AKQJ862 V75 « 874 Wat 1 » 3 V Pass Pass Neither side \ North But 2* 2* Pass 4 V Pass Doubli Pass ul. South 2* 44 Pass Opening lead—* K hearts on the queen oi diamonds. This gave the defenders their third trick, but they had no way nf getting a fourth. Nothing could prevent South from ruffing his two low hearts !n dummy, after which he could easily draw the trumps. Correct defense dctnals Ihe contract by Riving 8nn"i no chnm'n j to make this clover discard. East Peggie 7 She appears in pictures 13 Idolizes H Everlasting (poet.l 15 Soften in temper 16 Rounder 17 Conclude 18 Pester 20Thealer sign 21 Without toes 23 Cicatrix 26 Insane 27 French city 31 At this place 32 Bee's home 33 Notion 34 Poems 35 Nuisance 36 Genus of grasses 39 Rowing implements 40 Calumny 43 Egg (comb. form) 46 Flower 47 Mimic 50 Arid region 52 Jail 54 Handled 55 Bullfighter 56 Looked fKxcdly 57 Perspires DOWN 1 Solicitude 2 Arabian gulf 3 Vended 4 Cornish tmvn (prefiv) ^5 Slow (music) 8 Siouan Indians 9 Afternoon social event 10 Irritates 11 Heavy blow 12 Fiddling emperor 19 Winglike part 25 Greek god of 42 Shot from a 21 Handles war bow 22 She 28 Verdi opera 43 Harem rooms graduated 29 Always 44 Aperture from 30 Promontory 45 Bones Hollywood 36 Stuck 47 Bewildered ' High 37 Ontario (ab.) 48 Harbor in 1944 38 Experts 49 Son of Seth 23 Ocean vessel 41 Fencing 51 Auricle 24 Surrender position 53 Anger 31

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