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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BT.YTTTFVTLLK fAKTC.) COUnTTCTl NEWS . WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINES, Publisher HAREV A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDKICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphlj. Entered as second class matter at the port- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Prw SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevlll* or »ny •uburban town whers carrier Krvice » maintained 25c per week. By mill, within a radius o! 50 miles, 15.00 per rear $2 50 for six months, 11.25 for three monUx; by mail outeide 50 mile «ons. $13.50 per r*r payable in adranot. Meditations But every one .hall die for his own Iniquity: rvery man that eatatb the sour grape, his teeth jhall be set on edge. — Jeremiah 31:30. « « * No sin is small. It is o sin against an infinite God and may have consequences immeasurable. No grain of sand is small in the mechanism of » watch. — Jeremy Taylor. Barbs Don't learn to read a man like a book, girls _ you might be left on the shelf. * * * lots of college girl p-aduates now are looklni tor a husband — but we'd suggest a single man, instead. •» * * * If the little kids would Just look before they leap, "No swimming" signs would spoil a lot of fun. * * * A hypocrite Is a woman who prays for delivery from temptation, and then deliberately goes to * summer sale. » * • Chances are that about half the girls taught how to swim by beach life guards know how to swim. Churchill's Illness May Have Come at Good Time Aneurin Sevan's left-wing laboritc-s in England have been urging Prime Minister Churchill to meet with Premier Malenkov of the Soviet Union whether the United States agrees or not. But now Mr. Churchill has been ordered by his doctors to take a complete rest and lie won't, be engaging in any international conferences for a while •— either in Moscow or Bermuda. We don't wish anyone poor health. Least of all the redoubtable and beloved old.statesman of Britain, but we can't help observing that his illness couldn't be timed better. At Bermuda he' would surely have . put the pressure on President Eisenhower to okay a four-power meeting •with Russia. The French would have backed this play. And if Eisenhower had gnetly but firmly pointed out that we had nothing to lose in any such conference with the Russians .except our shirts, the temp- .tation for Churchill to "go it alone" in one last effort to get peace in his time •would have been almost overwhelming. Sevan's arguments might not persuade the aged prime minister, but the vision of a place in history as the world loader in peace, as he was in war, might be the will o' the wisp to lure Churchill into negotiations with the Kremlin. Driving Is Grim Business A lot of us imagine the automobile as a wonderful plaything, a shining toy which hesponds magically to the touch of a foot on the accelerator pedal, a pull of the hand on the wheel. Actually, it's a death-dealing machine if not controlled with extreme care. Put on U. S. highways with 50,000,000 others like it, a car represents a constant menace to safety. Today's drivers have got to realize Hie danger. Too many still behave as if their car were a kind of floating living room, where good conversation, with plenty of head-turning, is the goal. Or a traveling picnic ground, with Daddy taking his eyes off the road now and then to-reach for a sandwich. In the 15153 whirlpool of traffic, driving is a grim business and nothing else, The National Safety Council says the i'vcrage motorist makes 20 to 50 deci- ;-':ins an hour. And any wrong decision can be fatal. In heavy going, a driver is never more than one second away from nn accident. The man who climbs behind the wheel this summer — or any other time — should approach hig job with the same sober responsibility that any air-lint pilot does. The hazards he will face are really much greater. If he doesn't want to treat the job that way, he should stay home, or turn it over to somebody else who will. Super Club All the details didn't come through from across the Atlantic, but we must assume that the recent French conference of expremiers was one of the largest assemblages of manpower in modern French history. Undoubtedly it was held in the French equivalent of Yankee Stadium. There can be few clubs larger than the Association of Former Premiers of France. Indeed, President Vincent Auroil could easily be forgiven if he forgot some of the faces. They come and go so fast. Rules for entry into the group seem pretty loose. Some members take nine months or more to make the grade. Others crash in after a few days. One thing is certain: no applicant (premier) has to wait too long. From where they sit, the ex-premiers must look upon our own little organization, composed of the Messrs. Hoover and Truman, as ridiculously exclusive. But it would be a lot better for the cause of work! democracy if the Frtnch could tighten their membership rules so as to require, say, four years' apprenticeship as premier before entry into the club. Views of Others Florida Republicans Are Feuding When Dwlght D. Elsenhower carried Florida in his sweep of the nation lust November we commented Unit his victory in this state was in spite rather than because of the "help" of the Florida Rcpublicun organization. We have found no reason to alter Unit opinion. It seemed obvious at the time that Florida Republicans were more interested In setting themselves up for a division of the political spoils tlnm in netting more votes for Eisenhower. The real vote KetttnK was by Democrats for Eisenhower who are now being Ignored by the winning party. Riival sets of Florida Republicans converged on Washington last week to denounce each other and clamor over the choice of a district attorney. If Elsenhower and Republicans in Congress are wise they will settle this dispute witih a line from Slnikesperc: "A plauge on both your houses." Tallahassee (Fla) Democrat. That Many Stomach Aches We read that cucumbers iire bringing the unprecedented price of $12.00 a basket at Crystal Springs. They aren't worth it. Personally, wu like cucumbor.s fine, but could do without tlu'in, in the form of slices, with vinegar sauce, in sandwiches, which we concede are delicious in hot \vcnthn 1 , and in pickles, which we enjoy. But, after nil. twelve dollars a basket is mighty high for cucumbers. We are thinking of the stomach aches that might result from eating a basket of cucumbers. Calculating four people to a cucumber — that is generous, for two can cat a fourth of a cucumber — a brisket of cucumbers would give at least a thousand men, women and children a stomach ache apiece. Twelve dollars is (no much to pay for a thousand persons the privilege of taking soda for a half day. —Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Economic A-Bomb A witness testifying before a House Agricultural Sub- Committee, declared that Russians have moved in with a planned "dumping" of Xiussian controlled potash on our domestic market, and that Russian production is a state of monopoly, paying no taxes, nor paying labor a fair wage. The Communist know that destroying our economy can be more devasting than dropping a series of si lorn bombs on us. It Is part of their cold wur. Cntskill (N. Y.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY What I could tell you, you wouldn't print. Tl^erel'ore, I say no comment. — Mr. Truman answers newsman's f|uostion on his being subpoenaed by Senator McCarthy. * t * Speed control is self-control. SO slow down and live. — Ned H. Dearborn, president, National Safety Council. * * * Syngman Rlicc is a frustrated old man who is bound to agree sooner or later to the Allied arm- is! Ice terms. — Dr. S. S. Nehru, cousin of India's Prime Minister JnwnhnrM Nehru. * * * Tlie Ills of our country toclny can be traced to the fact that we have lost sight"'of the church steeple. — Federal Judge Luther W. Yoimgtlnhl, addressing AuBUstana Luther League Youth Conference, at Boston. Oh Boy! That Was a Narrow Escape! Peter Edson's Washington Column— Clearing of State Department's Men Often Marred by Bungling Peter Edfion WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The Eisenhower administration to date has appointed ambassadors and ministers to only 31 of the 73 diplomatic p o sts which the U.S. Stile Department maintains in foreign countries. Sixteen of t h e s e appointments went t o career diplomats from the State De. part in cuts Foreign Service Officers. T he other 15 were political appointments. All ambassadors and ministers customarily submit their rtslgna- .iuns when a new President, is elected. But the fate of 42 of them, n- the designation of their successors is still under advisement by ,he new administration. For five months of effort, the appointment of only 31 new top diplomats may seem pretty slow going. One reason is administrative delay in recruiting by the State Department :md White House. The second ren^on i? that under President Eisenhower's ntfw loyalty-security program, every new appointee must be Investigated, carefully evaluated and cleared. A full-scale FBI security check takes a minimum ot" nbaut three weeks fpr anyone who has led any kind of an active life. For anyone who has served overseas the investigation may take two months. This great time, dracr has raised the question in many minds as to whether all this pryiivj; into people's private lives is a good tiling or bad. KEAL CHECKING One angle on the answer may be obtained from the fact that in the five months from Jan. l!0 to June 20, the State Department fired and refused to hire 361 people as n result of security investigations. This is roughly 1 per cent of State Department payroll, Of 211 applications refused employment by the Stale Depart- ment, 82 were Americans and 129 foreigners. Of the 150 State Department em- ployes whose service were terminated by discharge or resignation, 89 were Americans and 61 foreigners. There were in addition on July 1 at least 209 cases pending in which there appeared to be sufficient substance for future termination of employment on security grounds, "Evaluating a personal security check," says the new State Department Security Administrator, R. W. Scott McLeod, "does not Involve evidence nor proof. '"It is an effort to appraise personnel," he continues. "The judgment reached is designed to protect the government from unreliable acts by the people It employs. These future acts are not based on present proof. "Each case must therefore be considered separately," Mr. McLeod declares. "There is no hard and fast rule of procedure," IIORTON CASE The case of Mrs. Mildred McAfee Hprton has been cited as the prize example of State Department bungling in the clearance* of appointees to important diplomatic jobs. Mrs. Horton was proposed on March 11 as US. representative to the United Nations Economic .and Social Council, convening in New York May 4. ' That gave seven weeks In which to get her confirmed by the Senate. The FBI began its security check on March 13. It reported on April 15. Completing an investigation and summarizing it in a little over four weeks was considered a fast job. The State Department's Evaluation Unit got the report on April 20. and sumitted its oivn recommendations four days later. The office of the Secretary of State got the final papers on April 27. But as Mrs. Horton was supposed to go to work only a week later, that did not allow sufficient time to get the nomination through the White House ami acted on by the Senate. So the appointment was dropped. Up to the time the Horton case arose, Security Administrator Scott McLeod was not advised what job any nominee was being cleared for, nor whether there was any rush about it, when a name was given him for investigation. This lax procedure has now been corrected. This is the Horton story as it is generally known. The inside story is considerably different and a splendid example of what goes on In a security check for a top official. McLeod has operated thus far on the idea that a security clearance is a relative thing. The first consideration was to get the State Department's job done with maximum security within reasonable risks. Mrs. Horton was Active In the case of Mrs. Horton the record quickly showed that she was president of Wellesley College, a prominent Congregational church leader During the war she was commandant of the Waves. She was an able, vigorous and intelligent woman. But Mrs. Horton had also been a maker of many speeches and a joiner. On the list of organizations to which she had belonged at one time or another were several which were on the attorney general's list of subversive organizations. Among them wns the American Committee for Protection of the Foreign Born. Mrs, Horton had signed a letter sent to the American Federation of Women's Clubs on behalf of this organization. In November, 1939, Mrs. Horton had opposed the registration of aliens in the United States. The year before she had sent an expression of good will to the American Students' Union. This organization was on the House un- American Activities Committee list of front organizations. In 1938 Mrs Horton was also a sponsor of the North American Spanish Aid Committee, which is on the attorney general's list. In 1946 she was a sponsor for SEE EDSON on Page 10 the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service Mrs. C., in a recent letter, raises iin interesting question which I imagine has troubled many mothers. She says, "I am hesitant in having my eight-month-old baby vaccinated against smallpox, thinking It too young for this. My pediatrician favors it. What is your opinion? come of it. What is ymu- opinion?" I agree emphatically with the pediatrician. Here is uhy; For several hundred years small pox was a scourge <;t mankind throughout mosi of the world. At one time It was more common than measles. During the iHili century nearly everyone couti-.u-tcd smallpox before reaching maturity. More than one-half million pr-rsons died every year, anil during t'.iat century alone GO.000,000 persons were lost as a result of smallpox. Smallpox now is fortunately rare in civilized countries The fight against this harrlbU 1 ihsoase took .1 neW turn in 1718 when Lady Mary Wortley Montagu mi induced into England the prwtii'e of Inoculation. This slinpiy involved t-.iking material from n pock or pustule of a person with the disease and scratching it, cm (he skin of ft person (usually n child) who had never had smallpox. Th!^ produced the disc 1150 In the inoculated pcr- aon, but U was usually less severe and caused less scarring than if the disease had been caught in the usual way. Up to that time mothers of large families could assume that several of their children would die of smallpox. Many of those who survived, including some who otherwise would have been beautiful women, were terribly disfigured by skin marks from the disease. The great discovery came about 1796 when Edward Jenner, a country practitioner and 50:1 of a clergyman in Gloustershire, England, made his famous experiment on a boy, James Pliipps. Jenner noticed that the milkmaids of the district in which he lived did not seem to get smallpox even when almost all others in the community came down with the disease. He pondered this fact, observing that most of the milkmaids had small scars on their hands as a result of a mild disease, called cowpox, present on the udders of cows. Studied Con-pox Finally, on a farm close to his home there was an outbreak of cowpox. One of the ^milkmaids, Sarah Nehlnes, was Infected and, with pus taken from a pustule on her hand, Jermcr inoculated James Phipps. This boy developed the usual changes on the skin which are characteristic of what we now call vaccination. Six weeks later Jenner inoculated young Phipps with pus from a patient with smallpox and sat down to wait anxiously. The vaccination "took" and later the boy proved resistah* to smallpox. It was in this way that modern vaccination was born. Since Jenner's classic experiment, vaccination has proved its worth thousands of times and has prevented millions of deaths. It is the only real safeguard we have against this terrifying disease; original vaccination at six months of age or even earlier is advised. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Key Defensive Play Can Beat Contract By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Don't be startled out of your wits by bidding of the North player in today's hand. He overbid his hnnd by about the value of a king. "We were tne only team to bid this board to game," comments Paul M. Hummel, of University of Alabama. Curiously enough, South actually made this strange contract despite the, fact tliat he ! wu Apparently doomed to lost Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Boll Holden, star and part owner of the film version of "The Moon Is Blue," Isn't blushing over the censorship attacks. "We knew we wouldn't get an industry seal of approval," he says, "but we didn't figure on a Legion of Decency ban. , , Despite the ban, Bill's saying, "Hollywood seems delighted to see that an adult picture can be made. After all, 3,000,000 people have seen the play." A movie purporting to tell the "true story" of the Harry Thaw- Stanford White-Evelyn Nesbit 1806 murder headlines is being planned. Evelyn Nesbit will be the technical advisor. She is the widow of Thaw, who was acquitted of murdering White over her affections. Now 68, she lives in Los Angles and teaches ceramics. Conversation on the set of "The Glenn Miller Story:" Extra: Who's playing the hero in this picture? Henry Morgan: Jimmy Stewart Extra: Who's the villain? Morgan: This picture doesn't have villains. Only squares. WON'T RETURN... ERROL PLYNN won't be returning to Hollywood after his 18- month stay in Europe is up. There are signs that Errol will make Cine-Citta studio in.Rome his headquarters for the next 10 years. . . two spades, two diamonds and a club. "West opened the king of clubs," says Mr. Hummel glibly, "and the hand plays itself. The first r'ub is ducked, the eecond round is taken with the ace, and dummy's third club is ruffed. "Three rounds of trumps are taken, ending in dummy. A spade is led and passed to West. He NORTH 8 48543 V J52 * A74 . +A63 WEST EAST AKQ6 41072 ¥94 ¥863 »K1095 »J82 4KQJ5 +9742 SOUTH (D) AAJ9 ¥ A K Q 107 « Q63 #108 North-South vul. South West North East 1 ¥ Double Redbl. Pass 2.?. 2 ¥ Pass Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— & K returns a club, which is ruffed. The spade ace is cashed and another spade puts West in for a fatal lead from his diamonds. The thirteenth spade is on the board for the fulfilling trick." It seems like magic, and you begin to wonder if declarer played the hand very brilliantly or if the defense was not quite up to p&r. Which do you think was the case? Both are actually true. Declarer played the hand brilliantly, to be sure, but West could h'/.ve defeated the contract by the proper play at the proper time. See if you :an find the key defensive play. When West is given his first spade trick, he should look ahead and see what is going to happen. Instead of leading a fourth round of clubs, West should lead the king of diamonds. If he doesn't make this play, West will have to lead diamonds eventually anyway. By leading the king of diamonds at once, West forces out dummy's only entry to the thirteenth spade. Now South is sure to lose two spades, one diamond and a club. Marie Wilson will break in her Las Vegas night-club act July 35. "Show me a good radio announcer and I'll show you a good actor. But does Hollywood hire announcers as actors? No. We're all hor-i ribly typed as announcers." Wendell Niles, a 15-year mike veteran, lashed out as he accused Hollywood of having "astigmatism" when it comes to talent in its own backyard. Arguing that radio announcers should be given a break in the emoting department, Niles claims: "Radio announcing is the most difficult type of acting. The announcer interrupts a program and with no plot and no music he has to hold his audience. How many actors can do it?" Joan Benny, 19 - year - old daughter of Jack, has forgotten Vic Damone. Her new "flame is Clay Summers, a Harvard law student. Joan, a junior at Stanford, plays heiself in a telefilm Jack's shooting for next season. In Line For Role... CLAIRE TREVOR, who has been missed, is in line for a he- done-her-wrong role in "Desperate Men," which Hal Makelim will big star in the- early '30's—now produce. . . . Dorothy Jordan, a_ Mrs. Merian C. Cooper—makes her film comeback as a lady of the ev&ning in John Ford's "The Sun Shines Bright." Hollywood's getting the largest wishing well in the World, at the Statler Hotel, with all money to be donated to the Motion Picture Relief Fund. It should be very popular with Hollywpodites —wishing that television* will go away. News stories about the death of Fred MacMurray's 44 - year - old wife, Lillian, overlooked a tragie point. Until her marriage 17 years ago, she was the robust, athletic type. The day after wedding bells rang she became ill and never fully recovered. Here's the inside on Oabor's complaint that racio was imitating her TV panel show: Katy seen Zsa Zsa on video someone asked her thought of the fiery the Mexican retorted: "What is thees Ja-Ja—: you eat?" Zsa Zsa Katy Juon a local had never and when what she .. ungarian, something 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Dorothy Jean Higginson will return today from Memphis where she has been visiting Betty Lee Roe. C. G. Morehead has gone to Camp Sapphire at Brevard, N, C., where he will serve as band coun- sellor. He will be there eight weeks. Miss Caroline Haley and Miss Lillian Shaver, who have been spending a two weeks vacation with relatives, will go to Manila Saturday to begin teaching in the publio schools which open Monday. Times have changed since ; the days when the first thing a boy had to do if he wanted to be a musician or artist was let his hair grow long and cultivate a dirty neck. Summer Drinks Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 iced, 4 Ice cream 8 ——ade 12 Aged 13 's ale was water 14 Japanese outcasts 15 Free 16 Perfumed balls 18 Mariners 20 Consent 21 Pitch 22 Great Lake 24 Futile 26 Hebrew month 27 Cat cry 30 Lyric poems 32 Envoy 34 Taulens 35 Reviser 36 Hypothetical forces 37 Corded fabrics 39 Good (prefix) 40 Ascend 41 French sea 42 Affray 45 Lessons 49 Athenian orator 51 Hail! 52 Was submerged 53 Remove 54 Destiny 55 Pulls 1 56 Ages 57 Ocean DOWN 1 Hills 2 Pen name of ... Charles Lamb 3 Arithmetic processes 4 Flavor 5 Scent 6 Maiden 7 Eucharist" wine cu.; 8 Shelf 9 Passage in the brain 10 Female horse 27 Fabrics 11 Essential being 17 Fastened 19 Alights 23 Regulations 24 Reject 42 Haze 28 Famous 43 Brother of English school Jacob (Bib.) 25 Imitated 26 Worms 29 Existed 31 Weirder 33 Taunted 38 Annoy 40 Takes heed 41 Meditates 44 Lengthy 46 Tissue 47 Bacchanalian cry 48 Bristle . 50 Fruit drink . I

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