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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAT, JUJ.Y 9, 1953 ITHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER MBWS TUB COCKIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINM, PublUhM A. HAINES, A»tot»nt A. A. FREDRICKSON, RUtor FAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertiiinc M»n»c*r Bolt N»tlon»l Adrertlslng Represent»tiT«: WalUot WItmer Co.. New York. Chic»«o, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphli. Entered M «econd cl»s» m»tter at th» poit- o«ice »t Bljtheville, Aitutti. under *ct ot Oon- fttK, October I, 1917. ^ Member of The A»soci«ted Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier Krvlc« U maln- **'lly dl man. I withto » radius o! 60 miles, >5.00 pet «ar $2 50 for six months, »1.25 for three montla: by mail outside 50 mile tone. tlMO per r«r payable In adranc*. Meditations Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abraham. — Judges 5:12. * * * Music Is the harmonious voice of creation; »nd echo of the invisible world; one note of the divine concord which the entire unlvverse is destined one day to sound. — Giuseppe Mazzlni. Barbs Why is It that the woman with the most kids in her block has the most time to lend a helping hand to others? * • • Warm weather Is here, but we still cm use the •pread of good cheer »s a fine comforter. « » » A South Carolina couple got married in th« cab of & locomotive — which we call just choo, choo clever! » * * This 1» the season when fish JTOW very fast at Tery "low — depending on who cstchee them. * * » lx)ti of gardeners have vegetables every day now — judging from the empty cans In their rubbish Aug. 20 Date Long to Be Remembered in Indiana On Aug. 20 will occur a curious something which promises to make Indiana for a time the most publicized state in the nation. Before that eventful date it may be well to review some of the Hoosier state's historic claims to.fame, lest they be lost in the frantic August shuffle. Also, a few'facts will have a steadying Influence on us all during the hectic days to come when all sorts of wild words are going to get flung around, and cool heads will be at a premium. One of the more steadying facts about Indiana is that it Itads all the other states in the production of peppermint and spearmint oils. It lays proud claim also to the Notre Dame football team, Booth Tarkington, Theodore Dreiser, James Whitcomb Riley, Gene Stratton-Porter, and the' Indianapolis Speedway. It's a versatile little old state, as states go. It ranks tenth in farm income, third in steel production, has the third biggest natural cave in the country, and can't issue bonds but must pay as it goes. At Santa Claus, Ind., is the post office beloved of stamp collectors. That's Indiana, safe and solid home of the Hoosier, and not at all the kind of a place where you'd expect to have happen what is going to happen come Aug. 20. On that date will occur a deceptively mild incident consisting entirely of the release of advance publicity on a book that is to be published the following month. But what a book! What publicity! The book will be called, "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female," by Alfred C. Kinsey of Indiana University, at Bloomington. He did a similar book on men a few years ago, you'll remember. It's taken the good doctor 15 years to do his book on women, six years longer than he took on the book about men. Why? Did the women clam up or did they bend the doctor's ear so much hfc couldn't get away? Whatever it was, the 15 years of working with women finally laid him low. Only a few days ago some other doctor told Dr. Kinsey he would have to go to bed and rest. Exhaustion. Already womenfolk around the country are on the defensive about Dr. Kinsey's forthcoming revelations. Already they're referring to the book, before they've ever seen it, as an "attack." In the making, meantime, is one of the biggest publicity build-ups given a book fin recent years. Maybe ever, Mag- .»zin« tnd news writerg «re being taken on guided tours of the Kinsey laboratory at Bloomington. Behind double-barred windows, they are given peeks at th« book's explosive proof sheets. And then they are sworn to secrecy until Aug. 20. Some national magazines have switched their publication dates to come out on that day. All this secrecy business seems to stem from the fact that. Dr. Kinsey has gotten wind that a couple of other books have been prepared with blanks left for statistics gotten at the last minute from the Kinsey book, and that their publishers will try to beat him to the bookstalls. The first Kinsey book sold 250,000 copies, with comparatively little advance publicity build-up, and on a tame subject like men. Still it kicked up a heck of a fuss. But just wait till the lowdown on the ladies comes out. The collective roar of affronted American womanhood can probably bt recorded on a seismograph in the Malay Archipelago. Views of Others Natural Vs. Artificial After scouting around for a new factory location, a large concern recently settled on Jackson, Miss. Community leaders offered to push for a balance agriculture with industry (BAWD bond issue to buy a, site for the firm and erect a building. But company executives, while they expressed appreciation at the gesture, declined. The firm will finance Its own $1,500,000 building program and site acquisition. IU decision to build a Jackson plant which will have from 600 to 800 employes was based, <ald officials, on the co-operative attitude of city and county governments, favorable labor relations, equitable taxes and related considerations. Isn't this another Instance In which the South again discovers that an attitude of hospitality toward industry, plus natural advantages, can be far more important than such artificial bait us tax exemptions and public bond Issues In studding Southern horlzones with more smokestacks? —New Orleans Statea. False Premise Dr. Albert Einstein's outburst in which he said "every Intellectual callel before a Congressional Investigating committee should refuse to testily" seems to us to be based on a false premise. He appears to think there is some difference between a so-called intellectual and the common run of the citizenry. Said Mr. Einstein: "The refusal to testily must be baeed on the assertion that it is shameful for a blameless citizen to submit to such an Inquisition and that this kind of Inquisition violates the spirit of the Constitution. _;' "If enough people, are. ready to take this grave step, they will be successful. If not, then tha intellectuals of this country deserve nothing better than the slavery which Is intended for them." If Dr. Einstein had rielended the right of every citizen to refuse to testify when it tended to incriminate him, he would have been on sound constitutional grounds. But to single out Intellectuals as a special class when nobody knows what an intellectual Is, Is to stretch the meaning of the Fifth amendment. —Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star. Cheer Up It is a gloomy moment In history. Not for many years — not In the lifetime of most men who read this paper — has there been so much grave and deep apprehension; never has the future seemed so incalculable as at this time. In France, the political caldron seethes and bubbles with uncertainty; Russia hangs, as usual, like a cloud, dark and silent, upon the horizon of Europe, while all the energies, resources and Influences of (he British Empire arc sorely tried, and yet to be tried more sorely. Just in case anyone figures times never were so bad as they are now. the above paragraph, which could have been written today, appeared In Harper's Weekly 86 years ago. —The Charlotte News. SO THEY SAY The United Nations is a place where the free world gets consolidated. — James J. Wadsworth, U. S. ambassador to the U. N. * * * It's just a wild guess, but I think Truman would like to be in Congress. — Richard Nacy, former executive secretary of Democratic National Committee. No peoples anywhere in history have made as much rapid progress in a comparable length of time as have the colored peoples of America in the 90 years from the time of President Lincoln to the time of President Eisenhower. — MSA Administrator Harold E. Stassen, addressing National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. » * * I don't like to talk about being poor; it sounds like a sob story. But It's a fact. — Bobo Rockefeller, estranged wife of Winthrop Rockefeller. A sUlemated truce Is to be * stalemated war where our boys are being killed, — Sen, H. Alexander Smith tR-N. i.). Fish Gotta Swim, Birds Gotta Fly .. Peter Idton't Washington Column — Defining Loyalty and Security One Problem of Clean-Up Squad Ptter Ed son WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The question of how much disloyalty — how many Communists and fellow travelers there have been and still are in the U. S. State Dep ar t m e n t — brings forth some involved explanations. Records of the State Department's Loyalty - security Board, now winding up its affairs under the directive of President Eisenhower's new security order, give one answer. It s that no proof was ever presented .0 this Board on any case of actual Communist Party membership among State Department employes, This flat statement has to be qualified immediately, however, by pointing out that card - carrying >arty membership was not required of many of the most active Communist workers. President Truman's original loyal,y program was set up March 31, 947. Under this program, employes could be dismissed from govern- nent service on grounds of disloyal,y to the U.S. In 1951 this program was en- arged to a security program. Em- ployes could be dismissed if they vere found to be security risks. President Elsenhower's new Loy,Hy - Security order of April, 1953, sets up still more strinent criteria or discharge of government em- sloyes on both rounds. Ivs Definition The distinction between loyalty and security is a little difficult. Brig. - Gen. Conrad E. Snow, head ! of the State Department WBS during Us entire life, has defined them this way: "Loyalty/ " he says, "is a fact.' ' It is impossible to tell what Is in anyone's mind and whether he has secret disloyal thoughts or not. ! But a security risk can be deter- j mined. A person who is disloyal Is a security risk. But a person may be a security risk for reasons other than disloyalty. In the period of a little over six years under the Truman loyalty - security program, the State Department handled 1084 loyalty cases involving 775 Individuals. The total number of State Department loyalty and security dismissals is 35. This is not, however, the full story. Of the 775 individuals Involved in the I084 / cases, 173 resigned or were otherwise separated — as by death — from the State Department, before any final decision of their cases was made. Probe Before Hiring PURPOSE OF THE NEW Eisenhower loyalty - security program is to eliminate all suspects by full investigation 'before they become government employes. John W. Ford, head of the State Department's Security Office, now estimates that 2000 State Department employes have never been given any security or loyalty check ! and another 2000 have had only inadequate checks. Mr. Ford says these are low estimates. The long job of bringing all these security records up to'date is under way. The job may never really be completed for in the future, whenever an employe is up for promotion or transfer to a new post, his security record will have to be rechecked and new dates added. John Ford admits that this Security Office has often been accused of using police methods in handling loyalty cases and morals cases. This is often considered the State Department's Gestapo. Mr. Ford denies this stoutly. He is a young Foreign Service Officer of 33, with experience in Latin America and Europe before he was assigned to the Security office. Psychiatric Approach The approach, he says, Is that of a psychiatrist. It is sympathetic. Hough stuff is out. The effor tis made to maintain the confidence of the people being examined. He gets letters from some people, fired on loyalty grounds or as security risks, thanking him for the consideration shown them. To critics of the State Department, it is still showing too much consideration. Instead of a llow- ing so many employes to resign, more should be fired outright, for stated causes, they say. Security isn't a question of just loyalty, and it isn't a question of morals, as Frances Knight of the Security and Consular Affairs administration explains it. It Is more a question of suitability for government employment in foreign relations. People who aren't suitable for the work shouldn't be hired or, 'once hired, they should be fired. And all doubts should be resolved in favor of the government. the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service The easiest way to describe cataracts is to liken them 1.0 what mppens with a camera. When the ens of a camera is badly smudged, he picture which it takes w:l? he loudy. A cataract is similar. Cloud- rig develops in that part of the eye «Wch serves as a lens. Objects slewed through a clouded lens are 10 longer clear and sharp Cataracts usually develop :n the later years of life. A c; ; i;,ract is one of the difficulties w:th vision which tend to occur with advancing age. Occasionally one can be present at birth and somc'.in-.cs U is connected with certain diseases, The amount of disturbance In sight depends on whether all or only a part of the lens is affected, and also on the degree of the clouding. For this reason ptrr^r.s with cataracts do not all have the; Lame amount of difficulty. Al.vj, cataracts vary In the speed wiih v/hich the clouding of the lens pro^rc^s. It Is common to speak of a hf;j$in- ninp cataract as "incipi-r,:" and, when, It is full grown and not Betting worse, as mature, or "upc." The general opinion is :h&* there are no medical treatrnenu, that is, drugs, which can be u:f] \r, dissolve the material whirh chudi the Ions and to restore noirrinj vt:;ion. This may come somt day and promising work in U.;\ du ecllon has been reported. At present, the pn;f<-rr<v] treatment for cataract is an (,\,< -rjiurm. Results are usually (ioofi J-Mincr- ly, it was y to v,;,. 1 until a cataract was m.-iiuif, <,\ npe, before it could be n-'.\>,n-<\ fj,, w surgical methods »>p nv.-. liable which make II posMb> '.-. n-j n ov<; a lens with a cataract <,i\ :\ ; ,t any stage. Thi« Is ft tp'iMHidoii-. [id- vnnce as II may prevent yt.-MK of poor vision. C'auva Nnt Known The causes of chUda -KC tiol known, but certainly age plays a part and in some cases, diabetes, occupation, injury, or perhaps eye strain leads to the develop| heredity. | ment of cataract, though of course I There is no reason to believe that j it can lead to other disturbances of j the eye,. The most encouraging j developments regarding cataracts I are those in surgery, which often | makes possible their removal before being ripe. any harm and might do a lot of good later on. Declarer continued by leading another low club towards dummy, and West stepped up once more with the eight of spades to over- ruff the dummy. Once again West got out with a heart, and this time dummy ruffed with the three of spades, and South underruffed with the two of spades. This allowed declarer to stay in 1 the dummy, from which he could lead a diamond. South could ruff, and West was forced to ovcrruff. Since West then had to lead a JACOBY ON BRIDGE i No Contract Good ! With Misfit Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service You in;r/ not like the final contract in today's hand, but It would be difficult to pick a better one When a band is a misfit, no contract is very attractive. We;:l doubled four .spades with .such emphasis that it was perfectly clear that he had great trump -.(length and length. This V»'e-it opened the queen of length was KJ prove Im undoing, hearts, and Dick Kahn. New York expel t who v/a>: playing the South harid. won with dummy's ace of heart,, lie cashed dummy's lop idlamomls, discarding two low clubs from his own hand. Me then cashed tin; kin? cf heal U and his own top clubs and returned a club to- v/ard'i dummy. W'.-it 1«I a third round of hearts, and Kahn carefully rullcd ! in hi.s own hand with Hie five of t-.pades. Iff. laK-r admitted that he j wasn't qill 'v.'llh the llv .'iijie why he ruffed WEST A KJ987 VQJ105 » 73 NORTH 9 <M3 V A74 * AK J8642 + 8 EAST *10 ¥9832 » Q1095 + QJ103 SOUTH (D) *AQ652 »K6 » None , * A K 7 6 4 2 North-South vul. W«t North Ewl 1 + 3 » 4 » 'Pass South 1 + 1 A 3 A < A Pass Opening lead—V Q Pass Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Pass trump up to declarer's ace-queen, South made hla game contract. The result is very different if South makes the mistake of ruffing the third heart with the deuce of spades Instead of with the five. When, later on. West leads ft fourth heart, South is o.bligcd to win the trick with a trump in his own hand. Now South must lead n trump himself, «nd East is able to win the trick with the ten of spades. The next trick comes through South, »nd West Is abln to win one Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Sack Benny Is filming four of his nine TV shows for next season but he's still not sold on celluloid for the Benny brand of video comedy. "I really like 'em live," he told me. "They're most exciting; and I depend so much on an audience for my timing." One of the shows has Jack dreaming he's married to Mary, with their 19 - year - old Joan, a Stanford student, playing their daughter. The Bennys are wide- eyed over her acting ability. "She's so natural," s?.ys Mary. "She throws everything away. But she has no desire to become an actress." MGM's legal action against Jack in an attempt to stop him from filming a TV satire of the movie "Gaslight" is a puzzler and he's letting his lawyers do all the talking. But he did tell me: "Fox offered to pay all the filming expenses if I'd make a TV tie-up on one of their movies." Home viewers who relish Desi Arnaz' rich, Cuban malapropisms are about to get a double helping of spiced, garbled accents in a filmed series to co-star Carmen Miranda and Xavier Cugat. Tentatively titled "Csa Cugat," the episodes will team . Carmen as an explosive Latin-American star and Cugle as a hotel manager who can't understand a word 6he says. The pair will do their own producing and financing under a joint production banner. NBC Behind Show NBC is bankrolling the scripting and filming of the pilot for Dorothy Shay's TV show. . . Jane "-rVyman'B willing to take the video plunge now if her agents can come up with a good situation comedy show. . . Marion Parsonnet has inked Maurice Chevalier for a telefilm series to be made in France for release in the U.S.. . CBS and Margaret O'Brien are talking about a home screen show based on the characters from the Broadway hit, "Kiss and Tell." Jon Hall's formed a company to handle a radio version of his video thriller, "Ramar of the Jungle." , Paul Douglas is narrating a series of 39 mystery films made in England for release on ABC-TV. Donald O'Connor will record a new song he just wrote with Sid Miller. The title — and it couldn't be more appropriate in the face of Gwen O'Connor's divorce — is "Things Have Changed a Lot.". . . Richard Erdman was told a TV starlet was a Wooden actress. "I know they were right," says Dick, "when I began to pick up splinters in the clinches." Cathy Lewis may yearn for greater dramatic challenges than Jane Stacy, but Marie Wilson has no intention of quitting "My Friend Irma" for the de Havilland league of emoting. Waiting to play a difficult scene in "Marry Me Again," Marie told me: "The only way I'd give up Irma would be if CBS gave me another series to do instead. I wouldn't voluntarily leave Irma." Denying » feud with Cathy L*v- is. Marie says:: "I love Cathy. She simply wants to do dramatic things, honey, and you can't blame her." There will be a new sidekick for vfarie when she resumes as Irma n the fall. And when she can steal the time, she'll make more films iki» "Marry Me Again," with hubby Bob Fallen, who set up the ^reduction. BIGGER AND BRAWNIER VIC MATURE will appear big„ jr and brawnier than ever to moviegoers in "The Story of De- metrius," and It won't be Just because the picture's in wide-screen Cinemascope. ' For the first time, according t» Vic, Hollywood wardrobe experts aren't trying to make him look dainty and petite. "The minute I start preparing for a picture," he told me, "somebody hollers that I'm too big and that I'll dwarf some short guy who's been cast with me. first thing you know, they start making me smaller. * "My suits and costumes get pinched in. They do everything but put a corset on me. Then they take a guy who weights 107 pounds, build him up with four-inch lifts on his shoes and give him shoulders broader than mine. We both end up looking foolish." Bill Holden's predicting that "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" may be the next film in trouble with the censors. Says BILL: "A theater owner told me he saw it and that it's as spicy as "The Moon Is Blue.' " Unfilmed dramas: The story of a brawl between Howard Duff and cafe owner Jack Buchtel at the Villa Nova and of Ida Lupino chasing Jack down Sunset Blvd. with a glass of water was a not-too-long- ago headline. Other day at the tennis match, es, a mutual friend introduced Ida and Jack. Ida said "Howja do" very cordially and wasn't told until houra later that she had. met the object of her midnight chase. WE RESENT Attlees casting aspersions at the Constitution of the United States. We like it, and «om» of these days we're going to read it and find out why we like It.— Bristol (Tenn.) Herald-Courier. BY RULING of the state revenu* department, chicken feed is exempted from the state sales tax. This does not refer to the chicken feed the taxpayer is constantly shelling out to pay other sales taxes.—New Orleans States. THEY O0GHT to keep hatshops open around the clock for women who get the blues in the night.— Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. 15 Year* Ago In Bly they'll It Mrs. A. G. Shibley «nd children have returned from a three weeki vacation in Daweon, Georgia. Dick White has returned from Fort Worth, Tex., where he apent » month visiting Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ward. Mr. and Mrs. 0. T. Tcuker accompanied their daughter, Mis§ Lynette Tucker, to Memphis yesterday where she underwent an appendicitis operation at Baptist hospital Aunt Sally Peters says she and a lot of other people are more interested in the return or the penny post card and flve- cenl cup of coffee than they are In the fate of the excess profits tax. In the Orchard Answer to Previous Puzzle in-lend nl wiih Ihriof the last two tricks to set the deuce, but lie km:w II couldn't do I contract. ACROSS 1 Drupe fruits 6 Fleshy pome fruits 11 Adjust anew 12 Fungoid disease of grains 13 Venerate 14 Ran wild 16 Peer Gynt's mother 17 Weird DOWN 1 Quickly 2 Mississippi embankments 3 Employ 4 Simple . 5 Precipitous 6 Dangerous 7 Iroquoian • Indian 8 Since 9 fruit is discarded 10 Pilots 55 Vex 27 Preposition ' 29-— raisins 11 weira 10 Pilots 33 Distant 19 Fruits may be J3 short-napped 34 Church served at an fabric festival . afternoon 15 Biblica i land 35 Father 20 Important is Male sheep 37 Click beetle part of fruit 7 , c u hdue 38 Most rations 41 Shouts 43 Term used b golfers 45 French suffix 46 Measure of paper 49 Feminine appellation 18 Male sneep »' ^"^r* uvi..,^ « M ,,...,.... 21 Subdue 38 Most rational 51 Malayan 22 Companion jiPjrts'ofstairs 39She 23 Gull-like bird 24 Eskers 26 Laments 28 Distress signal 30 One (Fr.) 31 Bind 32 Station (ab.) 33 Staggered 36 Poems 39 Give ear to 40 Fruit is good any —— 42 Blow with the' open hand 44. River in Germany 45 Kind of berry fruit 47 Collection of sayings 48 Spin JO Epistle 52 Canvas shelters 53 Tutelary gods of Rome 54 Sea eagles £5 Poiintnt pewter coin

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