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fAGE SIX BTTTITEVTT.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JtJTT «, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARKt A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL P. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 1 i^ie National Advertising RepresentatiTM: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. "~ Entered as second, class matter at the post- cHice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1317. Member of The Associated Preu _ — SUBSCRIPTION RATES: I BY carrier In the city ot Blytheville or anj suburban town «h«e earner service is main- * ai B» i 'mail within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per ««r V 50 for six months, $1,25 for three monuu: by mall oufcide 50 mile zone. J13.50 per year payable In adn ~ Meditations Now the sons of EH were sons of Belial; they knew not the lord. - I. Samuel S:«. • « * Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge, the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. - Shakespeare. Barbs No matter what little kids do wrong, the neighbors always knew they would * * * As long as some cities have the tax on restaurant meals they'll continue to have that blow below the belt. * * * You'll soon be able to tell which parks belong to the public by the signs, "Keep off the Grass." * * * We read of more and more speechless banquets. Think of the people that keeps from walk- lot out. * * * Now Is the time to clear your garden of last year's weeds - so you can give this year's a chance. Fourth of July Isn't Happy Time for Every Family As this is written, Courier News reporters are checking hospitals for possible July Fourth weekend casualties ... as a rule there are several in our area. Tin's annual carnage in which the nation indulges each holiday is a poor commentary on the civilization of our people. Years of educational programs will undoubtedly have their effect on highway safety, but the results evidently will come about somewhat like nature's cutting of the Grand Canyon . . . slo wand barely perceptible. However, we venture to guess that as long as fireworks are available and put in the hands of careless adults and children, careful or not, each July Fifth will find many mothers and fathers hovering over huspitai bods about the country. With the great power our local, state and federal governments exercise over our lives fn ihis esntury. it does seem that, after years of watching American people maimed by fireworks, some effective legislation would envolve outlawing not only the sale and transportation of them, but also prohibiting their manufacture. Putting federal and state controls on manufacture of fireworks appears to be the only obvious way o£ ridding our society of this particular menace. TV Holds Great Potential As Educational Medium The Federal Communications Commission has wisely assigned 2-12 television channels in this country for the exclusive use of non-commercial, educational broadcasting. President Truman said the commission's action was the most important in its history. To appreciate just how important it was, one needs only to reflect a bit on the enormous potential of TV as en educational medium. Stations devoted entirely to the dissemination of ^culture and education can bring into the living rooms and class rooms of the nation the finest of our teachers, artists, philosophers, physicians and leaders in all fields. Subjects whose dullness has put untold millions of school children to sleep through the ages, can become vividly alive through TV's clever witchery. The 30 million grownups now taking some kind of adult education are a ready ami waiting audience for educational television, The need for programs produced specifically for these groups is al! loo ap- now crowd the programs on commercial TV stations. In fact, many parents consider corn- parent to a television viewer surfeited wit hthe many inanities and worse which mercial station programming so bad for children that they have refused to have a television set in the house. Thosfc parents are almost sure-fira buyers of sets if they know solid, high- level educational programs wil Ibe available for the kiddies. To date applications have been made for only tight educational stations. The prospective locations are Miami, Fla., Manhattan, Kan.; San Francisco, Calif., and Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and New York City, in New York state. The New York state government has said it intends to file applications with the FCC in the immediate future for five additional stations to complete a state-wide, educational TV network. But elsewhere in the country progress is much too slow. Frieda Hennock, FCC commissioner, blames "lack of information, inertia, vague educational fears about entering a new field, the resistance of vested interests, pressures of those selfish interests who would profit by education's failure." But one new and happy note is heard. As an incentive to educational institutions to build stations the Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corporation has set up a fund of $100,000. It will be divided in $10,000 grants to the first 10 educational licenses to begin regular opera- lions on the reserved channels. That is indeed a far-sighted and public-spirited action. It would be heartening to see the rest of the television industry contribute to the Emerson plan. Failure to build a significant number of educational TV stations would, in the words of Miss Hennock, "represent a tragic wastage of our national strength and well being." Views of Others Courtesy Saves Lives Are you a discourteous driver? Do you lull to dim lights lor oncoming cars? Do you inconsiderately make turns from the wrong traffic lane? Do you refuse to wait for pedestrians who may be crosMnit the street when the light turns? Do you weave in nnd out of traffic? If you are guilty of these offenses, then you are in that group of motorists responsible for at least 25,000 deaths annually in the United States. For it is such acts of rudeness which cause more than two-thirds ot all traffic deaths, according to an analysis made by the American Mutual Liability Insurance Company's Institute for Safer Living. In this revelation may lie the long-sought-for- key to safer highways in America. It is generally recognized that, old-fashioned courtesy and a rigid regard for the rights of others no longer receive the emphasis that they once diu in American life. They, along with other ancient virtues such as thrift and economy, are regarded as out- of-date by many. But the above analysis of traffic fatalitir-s seems to indicate that courtesy is definitely in date — at least on the highways if nowhere else. Some acts of rudeness on the road are flagrant and obvious. Others are more subtle and the driver may not even realize he is discourteous. But they are all dar.Rerous. Make a genuine effort to improve your road manners today. Don't let a breach of etiquette be the death of you. — (Nashville Banner) Purposeful Trouble Democrats in Washington are said to be. worried about winning control of the House of Representatives next yonr. They think it can be done, all right, but if that happens the Republicans can blame the Democrats for anything that goes wrong from then until the next presidential election in 1956. Tliis'worry is based on two suppositions: 1. that Democrats in control of Congress would attempt to block Republican-sponsored legislation, and 1, that the Republicans would blame the Democrats even for Republican failures. Somewhere along the line, It may be hoped thut the interests of the nation and its people will he considered, along with the interests of its political parties. It is po?slble for either Democrats or Republicans to damage government In their attempts to dflmage each other. Many congressmen of both parties have shown willingness and ability to work together. At a time when there is important work to be done, it makes the situation unnecessarily strained to have either party scheming to discredit the administration for purely political purposes and tho.n trying lo escape blame if anything goes wrong. —Lumberton (N.C.1 Robcsonlan SO THEY SAY Doggone Embarrassing, What? Peter Edson's Washington Column — Homesexuality Old Malady, Under Fire by Clean-up Chief WASHINGTON — (NEAt — Sec- ; name, national and International retary of State John Foster Dulles respect to which it is entitled. Not Scandal Story This dispatch Is written with that was completing testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee. He had perspective. It is intended to be state-' neither a scandal .story nor an ex- givcn a ment on the need ' pose. H merely presents the for extending the : leasable and printable facts Trade Agreements act for another year. The chairman of a comrmUee asked the mem- Peter Edson taers were il any . When they were al! taken given lo this reporter by qualified authorities. The danger in this situation, as has been explained many times before, is that, a pervert is vulnerable to blackmail. Anyone discovered in those practices can be co- ''.''' V creed — inlo, say, spying for an ,, ' enemy country or disclosing U.S. ng government secret information — exposure. Expos- cave of. the chairman said the sec- , ^^ ^^ of ^^^^ ^ rctarv would be excused, to co nacK. , m ^ of course| , eads (o f|ring _ to work. Then he added gratuitous- | pcrvc , r ,. ioE ls an ancicnt Bin . Al . navies have always : known i( _ From the davs Qf those homoscx- j of Aml ,,. ica . s most successlu i rcv . j Accounting Office, 10 Housing and i olutionary ambassadors, who Home Finance Agency. The rest ft must be terrible to have to work among all uals." The secretary let it, pass. He ; wro(e {nn ^ conlessions abom ^ might have put in a word that not ! (here hnye p ,. obnblv a]ways beerl some perverts in diplomatic service ployes. It disclosed that from January, 1947, to October, 1950, the U. S. armed services had separated 4380 individuals for homosexuality. In the same period, 574 cases were reported on the civilian agencies of government. Of these, 207 were dismissed from government service, 213 resigned, 85 were cleared and 6fl cases were pending at the time the report was made. Of these cases, 143 were in the State Department, 101 in the Veterans' Administration, 49 in the Department of Commerce, 32 in Agriculture, 31 Interior. 27 Economic Cooperation, 22 Federal Security Agency, 23 Treasury, 18 Civil Service Commission, 15 Library of Commerce, 19 General Services Administration, 13 General all of the 32.000 employes in the j department he now heads were; that way. But one "homo" m any [ were scattered in 23 other agencies, none of which had more than This summary brings the situa- It is a natural hiding place. Mov- tion down to 1953, when the new community is too many, so he Ig- j m!? trom counlry ln coun t ry helps I administration came into office nored it. ! hide record. 1 ;. And in many foreign Maybe the congressman meant countries such practices are not it as a joke. Maybe he -,vas taking j regarded as they are in this coun- a well-aimed crack at the admin- i try. istration which hadn't taken liny j i n (he 1930's the Inspection Berv- too kindly to some of the congressman's pet proposals. ice of the U. S. State Department began to get an increasing num- But maybe he was expressing • bcr of reporu of homosexuality with a, promise to "clean out the State Department." In July, 1950, Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper of Iowa received an anonymous letter listing 10 high employes of the State Department as homosexuals. In addition three other names ence was given that anyone close- his honest convictions. A lot of i among overseas personnel. The people around (he country have j report.- ran the gamut from min- were given as known homosexua the mistaken idea that's the way I isters to couriers. j and friends of the 18. The infer- thillKS are at the State Depart- ! Up to January, 1951, these re- [ ly associated with the three — Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (N'EA 1 ) — Exclusively Yours: :GIenn Ford and Ann Sheridan may battle it out in front of a jury of Screen Actors Guild members, so bitter was their feud during production of ••Rage of the Jungle," which became "Rage of the Sound Stages." Glenn's actions during the film, insiders say, included scene steal- in? and sabotage of her o'ose-ups which led to Ann being hours late to the set on the closing day of the film. Glenn, a 15 per cent owner *f the film, walked off the set when Annie-Pie showed up late. Paulette Goddard sails for Switzerland and life in the Alps with Erich Maria Remarque in mid- July. But something's been added in Yodel-land since Paulette and Erich last decorated the scenery. Her ex-husband — Charlie Chap- It's comeback try No. 3 for Mary Astor and her new svelte figure. She fought obesity and won. She'll star which costs her $9000 a year. The Virginia Hall who's been warbling in Las Vegas is the same beauty who was a member of Paramount's Golden Circle bevy ol starlets not too long ago. Sally Forrest be Howard Duff's co-star in Filmakers* "The Story of a Cop," to be directed by Ida Lupino. About a policeman who suffers a heart attack and is given six monvhs to live. George Dolenz, the Howard Hughes discovery, makes his tele- film debut as the star of Ziv'» "My Favorite Story" series ki Leo Tolstoy's "God Sees the Truth." First stunt girl in recent movitt history to make the star grade, is red-haired Rita-lsh Ann Robinson, who is more eye-catching than the monsters in Paramount's "War of the Worlds." Closes Up Shop Columbia studio turns out the lights and goes dark for two or in summer stock in "Biogra- j three months following completion phy," and then starts rehearsals for a road tour in "Time of the Cuckoo" in September. The German titles given Hollywood hits are getting laughs from movietowners at the West Berlin Film Festival. "Shane" is titled, -'My Big Friend Shane," and "The Moon Is Blue" blushes in the marquee lights as "The Virgin on the Roof." Where There's Hope . . , Bob Hope tells about visiting a mess hall in Korea where the menu included powdered m'ilk. powdered eggs and powdered bacon. "We didn't have to eat the stuff," quipps Bob. "They just blew it at us.' ' of "The Caine Mutiny." . . . Warner Bros, are bidding for the Broadway hit, "Can Can," .... George Jessel is plotting a tour of the nation's night clubs with his breezy chatter. Fred Astaire is planning lo hang up his dancing shoes in favor of producing . . . Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn will co-star in a Broadway play this winter — IF they approve Garson Kanin's final rewrite of the three-acter. Jane Powell wants to slice down the insurance she's carrying as part of her settlement with Geary Steffan, It's one of the big hitches that's giving lawyers a headache. Geary sold Jane the insurance king, and then settle back In your chair to examine the diamond situation. There is some danger of losing two diamond tricks in addition to the two spade tricks already lost. How can you guard yourself most effectively against this danger? When this hand was actually played, Lee Hazen tackled the diamonds with proper Jcgal caution as befits a lawyer who is also a ranking bridge expert. Before even touching the diamonds he cashed dummy's top clubs in order to eliminate that suit from both hands. He next entered his hand with the ten of hearts and successfully finessed the queen- of diamonds. His first finesse was a perfectly safe play. If East happened to have a singleton king of diamonds, his return would give declarer a ruff and a sluff. If East had four diamonds ' to the king-ten, a diamond return would permit South to win a finesse with the nine of diamonds. (There was never any danger at all if the diamonds were divided 3-2.) As it happened, dummy's queen of diamonds won the first trick in that suit. This did not solve declarer's problem, since it was still ^_ I possible that the suit would break 18 badly. To guard against the only pos— _... . „.__,__ ment. This belief is probably more 1 ports were regarded as something who were not in the State Depart- widespread throughout the coun- j dealing with an individual's pri try than in Washington. Rut peo-j vate life, and they were not ex- pie outside of Washington indlpr- ! P'orecl. They were considered as nantlv demand that something be | negative suitability factors for promotion, but they were not considered as security factors, Secret Survey Late in 1950 a Senate' Investigat- ! 21 were guilty. Confronted with the something towards j ing Committee tinder Sen. Clyde! charge, the 19 confessed their ;gfranons and ialse ! Ft. Hoey of Isorlh Carolina, made i guilt. done to clean it up. For that very reason, an Jiuthor- itatiye report on this subject is in order. A frank statement of facts should do checking ment — must be suspect. That made 21 names in all. The Confession Senator Hickenlooper turned his letter over to the FBI and State Department security officers. Investigation proved that 19 of the rumors. It micht hrlp rr-iore to ' n -secret hearing investigation of the State Department the good i perversion among government em- Some of them were among the See EPSON page 5 the Doctor Sa\s— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written (or N'EA Service In response tn sever: Quests, some feature; 'called the pancreas, in the .ibdom- Intiun of food. 3ec;ui;-e most of the sugar in the urine comes from sugar and .slarchf.s in the food, almost nil of tho;-e with diabetes must take le.'.;s of the^e substances. Sugar, of course, is the ingredient prin- When normal "these cells pre- j "VMy responsible for "sweetness- and therefore almost any substance winch is sweet contains more su- Secretary of AiiricuHuro Ezra Tnft Benson Is like a nun shmrting on Ilic bank of the nvcr telling a drowning man that nil he needs to do Is Like a (It'cri breath of air. — Hep. Eugene McCarthy iD., Minn.), on the new larm program. pare a substance which is emptied into the blood stream and rcgu- : w»'™ is . latcs the use of sugar. i «" r ttan 13 desirable for a dia- i bctic. Self-Treatment Risky In diabetes something goes wrong and not enough material is prepared by these pancreatic cells. persons who try to Thus sugar is no longer burned up [ sc i V cs for diabete .satisfactorily ,and some of it Is ; grave risk. It is im cat themes are taking a . grave risk. It is impossible to know .spilled over through the kidneys j vvhether the disease is being con- ami eliminated in the urine. The j trolled or not without careful test- amount of suRfli lost in this way, j n g_ however, is different m each pa- j r am oft<?n ^^ fof a diet fflr ticnl - , . ., , , , . i diabetes. To, supply any such thing The important object of treat- ctcxn . 0 rous because no two ment Is to prevent the loss of sugar In the urine. When this is accomplished the symptoms almost always Improve Sometimes the loss of sugar In the urine can be prevented inertly by adiustmg the diet, especially by reducing Bw'eets nnd starches or carbohydrates. Whether diet alone is enough can be discovered only by frequent chemical tcsU; o! (he \rnne mirt occasional lesls of Ilic blucul. It is often imiios.siblc ID eliminate Ihe urine sugar by acii!r;!mg the rliel. alone and still IM-.J- enough food to maintain health. In such only enouRh to keep the m ir.c free' of sugar and to aid in tho assimi- people with the disease need or should have exacHy the same food and management. Although victims of diabetes should always obtain expert medical care, (hey may learn more about their diseases by subscribing to the bi-monthly magazine, ADA Forecast, published by the American Diabetes Association, II West •11!d Slrert, New York 18, N. Y. Corona do. thr Spanish explorer, ir.-t introduced hovscs into the •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Cautious Play Wins Many Tough Hands By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service If you happened to be the South player in today's hand, you would probably gulp a bit when your partner bid four hearts. You would calm down, nowever, after eeeing NORTH A J 76 V A K .J 9 * AQ65 * A K WEST <D) EAST AAKQ42 V63 «K1082 + 75 A1093 V42 West +QJ986-U SOUTH *85 V Q 108 75 » J974 + 102 North-South vul. North East Double P;isr, 4 V Pats Pass Pass Opening lead — South 'J V Pass K the dummy. While you ai-p cnlming your pulse. West takes the king of spades, the queon of spades, nnd southwest In Cattle and | then tries to take a third spade sheep were brought in 1598 by I trick. You rull Ihe third spade. sible bad break at this point. Hazen continued by leading a low diamond from dummy. When East discarded a club, the rest xvas easy. West was able to win this trick, but was then compelled to return the suit and thus friye declarer s free finesse. <If West returned a spade instead of a diamond, of course, dummy would ruff while South discarded a diamond.) Marie Wilson filled out. > publicity questionnaire and came to the question: "What Is the characteristic your husband likes most about you?" Wrote Maria: "Becaus» I'm good to my mother." Mario Lanza has three, ring trainers who work out with him daily at his home, lightweight* Terry Robinson and Tommy Henderson, and heavyweight S t e v a Marsh, A musical version of "Tbt Champion" for Mario? A Columbia press agent gwesrs it's true, n Indian who has renamed himself Atomic Blast ii playing a role in "The Sebras- kan,',' a 3-D flicker. 75 Yean Ago In BlytheYillt — A. Conway, B. O. West, H. H. Houchins, Ross Hughes and Godfrey White of Osceola. left this morning for the Mississippi Gulf Coast on a fishing trip. Eight, couples were entertained at a fourth of July picnic supper on the back lawn of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr. Pol- lowing the supper the couples wenfc to the country club where they watched the fireworks display. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Afflict arn vacationing in Excelsior Springs, Mo. People probably learned a lot of law following all the recent Rosenberg appeals, but they couldn't escape learning Uiat being a spy and giving awifr atom secrets is ultimately a sure way to shorten your life, says Arch Nearbrite. Geography Lesson Answer to Previous Puzzle Spanish colonists. draw trumps with the ace and ACROSS 1 Italy's capital 5 Site of ihe Taj Mahal 9 Anqcles, California 12 Ireland 13 Jump 14 El a 15 Young birds 17 Chinese drink 18 Bone (prefix) IS Poorer 21 Wander 23 Place 24 Poke 27 Compassion 2'J Raise to third power .12 Remained 3-1 Positive battery poles 3(i Ebb 37 Strata 38 Pierce 33 Table scraps 41 Sainte C^h.) 42 Demented 44 Honolulu's island 46 "Land of the Free" 49 Australia's called "Down " 53 Indian weight 54 Bclliscrent ofi Period of time f>7 Koncing sword fid AtlKcis Ml I'ATry one (id Dry ' til r';rlin{; sea!on DOWN 1 NYv;irtn city 2 Mineral rocks 3 Haze 4 Come in 5 Mohammedan name 6 Spanish horse 7 Fury 8 Church recesses 9 Geographic regions 10 Curved molding 11 Burn 16 Coiled 20 Lure 22 Television 24 Containers 2n Assist 26 Two- chambered 28 Soviet seaport 43 Up to the 30 Boy's nicknnme 31 Essential being 33 Prohibit 35 City in New Hampshire 40 Rambler 43 Minces time 46 Bewildered 47 European blackbird 48 Contend with 50 Dreadful 51 Level 52 Repose 55 Insect

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