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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULT H, TH« BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS in OOURICT intwB co H. W. RAINES, Publisher BABRT A. HAINK8, As*lst*nt Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, AdTcrttalng Minuter Bolt NsttonsJ Adrertlslng Representation Wallace Witmer Co., New Tork, Chicago, Detroit. AtUnU, Memphli. entered u second, cl«si matter at the pwt- efflc* »t Blytherllle, Arkansas, under act o( Con- gnu, October t, WIT. Member oJ The Associated Frees SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier to the city ol BlytlwtUle or anj suburban town where carrier «ervlco U maintained, 25c per week. By mall within a radius of 50 mllen, 15.00 per year 12.50 (or six months, $1.35 tor three month*; by mall outelde 50 mile «on«, I1S.50 per yew payable In adrano*. Meditations AJ tot thee, O klnr, thy thou|-htj came Into thy mind upon thy bed, what ihould come to pass hereafter: and he that revcalcth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. — Daniel 2:29. t » » Tls Revelation !attsfie» all doubts. Explains all mysteries except her own, And so lllluminates the path of life, That fools discover it, and stray no mor*. — Cowper. Barbs What you don't know won't hurt you — unless you try to tell your friends all about It. * * » Every disaster makes people more proud of their blood relations — with the Red Cross, * * * A lot of youthi likely will leav« the farm this summer because they object to plowing through life. * » » It's the detouri that really make you realize you are driving to your vacation spot. * * * A pastor says young people love driving In th" moonlight. And when their car is parked, tool World Food Production Is Not Keeping Up With Man With all the practice man has had In rustling up victuals, he still doesn't ' seem to be very good at it. A United Nations report for 195152 shows world food production is barely keeping up with the population increase. Worse yet, is the faulty distribution of food. The United States is one of the relatively few countries which is doing all right. In fact we're almost too well. One of our medical problems is that we're too fat. For the two-year period covered by the report the daily average calorie consumption ptr person in this country increased from 3170 to 3210. But even here we're plagued at the moment with too much food in some places and too little in others. Wheat, for instance. States east of the Mississippi art going to have a bumper crop this year. But they have only limited storage, space. The biggest wheat-growing states farther west, however, are going to have a below-average crop. Yet this is where the biggest storage facilities are. With all this, we're still going to have more than enough wheat for our needs, what with more than a half-billion- bushel surplus from last year. The big food shortages are in other parts of the world, notably India, where the fear of famine is constant. India's daily calorie consumption per average individual is only a little more than half what ours is. Yet even that has dropped nearly 400 calories a day below the pre-World War II average. The caloric intake in South America is remaining about stationary. And even in feod-rich Denmark, the intake is still below the prewar average. The same goes for German y, Ireland, Austria, Greece and Italy. There are several reasons for this situation. One of them is that so much productive effort and equipment is devoted to turning out things other than food. Also, international trade barriers keep food out of some countries where it is needed. And dollar shortages are a serious handicap. Fortunately for everybody, right in the middle of these bleak statistics comes along a man named Jacob Rosin with a book called, "The Road to Abundance." Rosin says the only reason everybody in th* world isn't well fed u that we've got on "infatuation with naturV and try to raise our edibles the h a r d way. Agriculture, as we now practice it, is the most inefficient of industries, he gays, needing a fantastic amount of space to produce a relatively small return. And all at a cost much higher than it need be. Synthetic foods produced by chemistry are Rosin's answer and he says they would taste just as good and contain as much food value as the real thing. Furthermore, there would be no limit on the amounts that could be produced synthetically. In other words there should be enough for everybody. Which sounds fine, if people can be persuaded to eat beefsteak manufactured on a Detroit assembly line instead of a Texas ranch. And if the Texas ranchers and Iowa corn growers can be talked into giving up their outdoor independence and beginning to punch a time clock in a food factory. That last part, particularly, might take a little doing. Views of Others Red Generals Swap Stars for Coffins Malenkov reported purging Red army. He wants to get rid of every general except General Mistrust. In the Red army, everything Is under suspicion and not Just the food. Georgi knows a fellow has to be smart to become a general, and that's what worries him. He wants generals who aren't smarter than he is, and they aren't easy to find. He doesn't want any general yelling "Charge" while facing in the wrong direction. Malenkov trusts his generals as far as he can throw them — which Is to Siberia. When they bust a guy In the Bed army, they really bust him. He's one of the big brass today and tomorrow he's on a scrap heap. When they rip off a guy's stars they replace them with a tombstone. —Carlsbad Current-Argus. What's The Answer? We note with more than passing Interest that more than 40 per cent of this year's freshmen at the University of Illinois failed pre-regis- tratlon English tests. As a result of the failure the students had to take a high-school level, non-credit English course. The failure was the highest percentage In recent history and Prof. Charles w. Roberts, director of freshman rhetoric, said that, "Each year, a hlsher percentage of freshmen fail the pre-regis- trallon proficiency test in English, The task of maintaining competence in written English Is becoming more, and more difficult." We view with alarm the situation at the Unl- vverslty of Illinois. When a student has graduated from high school with Intention of entering a university or college he should be ready to take university English courses. There should be no percentage of failures like the 885 of 2,178 at the University of Illinois. Such a trend also causes us to wonder what other employers tliink about when they receive job applications from high school graduates who find difficulty with spelling simple words and find It almost Impossible to put simple sentences together. Can It be that our educators have gone overboard on progressive education and are letting the youngsters develop their personalities without nny inhibitions while tossing the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic out ths window? —Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. Two-Gun Warden Maybe it wasn't In accord with the principles of modern penology, but the way that doughty deputy warden ended n riot at the New Mexico state penitentiary merits presentation of a medal In the eyes of many Americans who are tired of prison uprisings. Held a .prisoner for seven and a half hours by rioting convicts who said he was "too tough" and demanded that he be fired. Rslph Tnhash acted quickly when one of the bad actors tossed a tear gas bomb at him. Tahash fired it back and in the precious moments thereby gained he managed to Ret a pistol and a carbine. After he fatally shot two ringleaders, the mutiny was ovev. Just what bargaining power rioting convicts can claim Is a mystery to most people who have seen In recent years millions of dollars of prison property destroyed and witnessed shameful knuckling under to criminals who are beyond hope of rehabilitation. Perhaps the key to the problem is more wardens of the mettle of Ralph Tahash. —New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY There Is no use of Insisting on freedom for legchers unless the teachers are teaching freedom. — Herbert O. Epsy, Maine educator, .to National Council of Chief State School Officers. * * * I have no comment to make on the administration. I always advllscd the Congress never lo attack the President. Attack his politics but not him personally, — Former President Harry B. Truman. "Just When We Were on Top of the World" Peter fdson's Washington Column — Congress Wants Clean-up But Committees Giving Little Help WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Nearly all the sound and fury about "cleaning out the State Department" has come from Congress. But the record of the 83rd congressional investigating committees for constructive help on this project as been rather thin to date. Aside from consideration of President Eisen- Peter Edson bower's plan for eorganizing the State Department ind the Mutual Security Agency, itundling foreign aid, there has jeen only one bill Introduced by a ongressman which might have any effect on State Department iperations. This is a proposal by Rep. Eman- lel Ccller of New York for a joint, lenate-House Congressional Com- littee on un-Amerlcnn Acitivites. How much help this would be to the State Department is, of course, questionable. Surprisingly enough, the record of the House appears to be better than the record of the Sonate on State Department investigations so far, this year. A House judiciary subcommittee under Rep. Kenneth B. Keating (R., N. Y.) did a first-class job in helping the State Department get straightened out on the matter of security clearance for American citizens appointed to United Nations positions. President Eisenhower announced a new International Organizations Loyalty Review Board on June 2. It applies the same loyalty standards to Americans working for the UN as his earlier order put in , force for U.S. government em-' ployes. A house government operations subcommittee under Rep. Charles B. Brownson (R., Ind.} has also piled up a good record in handling State Department matters. Its first project was investigation of the State Department's overseas building program. The committee disclosed numerous examples of extravagance. The program was cut down. The Brownson committee took up the case of John C. Montgomery, a State Department employe in charge of Finnish affairs. Last Jan. 24, he committed suicide by hanging. The reason given was disappointment over inability to pass Foreign Service exams. The Brownson committee discovered Montgomery had a neuro-psychiatric case history. In the State Department, he had been put in charge of the Finnish desk without the personnel office being informed. His record had him listed as being on some other, less sensitive work. That disclosure led to a committee examination of State Department security and personnel practice. Out of it has come a move to revise completely State Department's "Form 57" personnel record. The new form will reveal at a glance all essential Information about an employe. It will give instant warning on unsuitability for any type of work, and so prevent misassignment OTHER GOOD WORK Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R., la.) headed a foreign relations subcommittee ciwh hdi d eaniuqaly constructive job in its investigation of International Information Administration and Voice of America programs. This committee began work nearly a year ago under Sen. J. William Fulbrlght (D., Ark.). It has now published a comprehensive report, including nine staff studies on U.S. overseas information programs. It recognized that the information programs had done more good than harm. It came to the conclusion that the international exchange of scholars and experts was a good thing to promote world under standing. Finally, the Hickenlooper com mittee decided unanimously tha no changes were needed in basii legislation creating the oversea; information work. This was im portant to the State Departmen hi giving It a green light to pro ceed on present policies. In these respects the Hickenloop er committee has presented an en tirely rational, restrained and con struclive set of recommendations recommendations for State Depart ment guidance. The record of other Senate com mittees investigating State Department work hardly meets this stan dard. A Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Depart- nent funds was used by Sen, Joseph R. McCarthy (R., Wis.) for an argument with the new U.S. High Commissioner to Germany, Dr James B. Conant, over American personnel on his staff. The internal security gubcom- mittee under William E. Jenner (R., Ind.) hasn't concerned itseli primarily with State Department if fairs of today. The Jenner Committee seems to have been principally interested in digging up old cases for another rehash. The burden of Senate investigation of the State Department today has been left to its Government Operations Committee headed by Senator McCarthy. The record of that committee will be dealt with in the last in this series. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —ExclU slvely Yours: Popcorn muncher and 3-D movie makers can star blushing! A new movie kids the butter am the Polaroids off both. A theater sequence In "Marry Me Again" shows Marie Wilson and Bob Cummings eating- popcorn in rhythm with the music. of the 3-D musical they're watching. Anc when they take off their Polaroids both of them are cross-eyed. Says Producer Alex Gottlieb "It's good - natured, knife-ln-the back kidding." The film, by the way, goes bacl :o Hollywood's early days o "sight" comedy. Pantomime an* visual gags take up 50 pages of thi 110-page script and Marie's hus jand, Bob Fallen, Is predicting the jirth of a new comedy team in Marie and Bob. As he sees it: "It's good chemistry—like thi teaming of Carole Lombard and Bill Powell in the early '30's." Television's first act-of-God babj crisis Is periling the "Big Town' series. Jane Nigh, who plays Lore ei Kilbourne, has a date with the stork and writers for Gross-Krasne Productions are gnashin g their nails over how she can be blacked out of the script. Lucy's bundle was written into the plot, but Jane, the wife of John Baker, answers to •Miss" In th", telefilms. A trained chimpanzee act Just jpened at Giro's. It's the first time Aims ever have been entertained by PEOPLE. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service Few things can be more distressing than Hie fear that one may have caused the illness or even the death of a loved one. This sclf-in- crimination is usually mistaken. Q—Is it possible to cause Home- one to have a cerebral hemorrhage? My mother had 0:10 which paralyzed her right side and Ictt ler semi-conscious. Seventeen days later she had another. I worry for fear I might have caused her to have the second because I was taking care of her when it happened. I had a soft cloth around her throat because I thought she was catching cold. In removing the cloth Irom her throat so I could wash her I pulled If from the back of her throat and was washhiK her and rubbing her with alcohol when she took a second hcmmorhnge and passed away. Did I cause the second one? Mrs. p. K. A—A cerebral hemmoi-liafje can come fit nny time, without warning, and It can be considered pure coincidence that your mother had one while you were caring tor her. It muet have been a sari and shocking occasion, but you can teel sure that you did not cause,the second attack. Q—About 16 months aso I had a jad case of bronchitis, and the lustachian tubes in my ears collapsed. Does this, as a rule, cause deafness? Mrs. w. J. A—This could muse l^nipnrary interference with henntv^, hut is not Ilkolv to cause permanent rom- plal* d«ain«*. U properly u»Ud one would expect the effects to disappear and the hearing to return. Q—Kindly advise if grapejuice tends to increase high blood pressure, or If a tendency towards high blood pressure is present, should one refrain from drinking grape- juice daily? Mrs. J.C. A—There is no reason to believe that grapejuice would either increase high blood pressure or decrease it. Too much fluid of any kind might be inadvisable, but otherwise, there Is no reason cither to favor or condemn grapejuice in the presence of hypertension. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Play, Not Luck, Wins Hand | By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service South was very disappointed when North bid one spade in today's hand. He was hoping that North would reopen the bidding with" a double, thus giving South a Q—My daughter, the mother of four children, has lost all her hair. Can you advise mo what to do? A—This is probably a condition known as alopecia totalis. There is some chance that the hair will grow back and I should suggest ihat > ? ou direct your daughter to a skin specialist. TREASURY SECRETARY HUMPHREY says It is harder to spend a billion dollars than it is to make it. Maybe so, Mr. Secretary but ii that's tlie case something surely happens to money somewhere between the one-dollar and the billion-dollar denominations.— Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. THRRE ARE SIGNS that the phoppinc centeis will be ]n.-aterl where the lowest, prices are found. }'.) Ntws. WEST A 10973 NORTH *K8542 VJ3 »K2 + Q842 10 986 <! 3 + 5 EAST (D) A AQ VQ10764 « AQ75 + 93 SOUTH AJB * AK32 * J * AKJ1076 Both sides vuli South West North Pass Pass 1 A 3 4 Pass 4 * 5 # Pass Past East 1 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 9 chance to pass for penalties. South was lucky that the bidding was reopened at all, and he was also lucky to make his ambitious game contract. Not all of it was luck, however, for South played the hand ior nil it was worth. If West had dreamed of opening n spado, Soulh would have lost his •ntrnct in short order. Not being a mind reader, however. West j mad* Uw normal catalog lead <rf Jan Sterling won't be playing he role of a nurse In 'Alaskan Seas" after all. The role's been witched to ft saloonkeeper's daugh er with Jan explaining: "We decided the nurse role was oo hygienic and antiseptic." BAR BELLY BALLET AN "Egyptian" belly dancer named Kalantan—real name Mary Sllen Tilltson, a one-time school- eacher of Fresno, Calif.—performs ne of her "exotic" numbers in a )ew 3-D movie, but even without glasses the censors gave her a new compass reading before the ameras turned, "They changed my directors." lack-haired, alabaster-skinned Ka- lantan confided. "All my circular motions were changed to sideway movements. I can't say I was motionless, but they certainly put me in low gear." The toast of New Orleans and Las Vegas night clubs, alantan's in "Son of Sinbad" along with Lily St. Cyr. Now she's headed back for the Silver Slipper in Las Vegas where people don't need Polaroid glasses to have things coming at them from the stage. Promised and hoped for: A big the nine of hearts. It was clear to South that West had led his highest heart, so he put up dummy's jack. East covered with the queen, and South won with the king. Declarer continued with the ace of clubs and the queen of clubs, drawing trumps, and then led dummy's remaining heart. East played low, and South finessed the eight of hearts successfully. After taking this apparently unnecessary finesse, South cashed the ace of hearts to discard a low diamond from the dummy. Next he ruffed his last heart In dummy and returned the king of diamonds. East was obliged to win with the ace of diamonds and was now end-played. If he returned a diamond or a heart, dummy could ruff while South discarded a spade, tfor could Bast save himself by eading a spade, since the dummy's king would surely make a trick. screen film version of "Oklahoma," to be shot on location In Kansas and Oklahoma during- the "corn as high as an elephant's eye" months. It's movies like this that will really pack theaters. Paul Douglas, now in England Puffers," has his eye on a London playing a sea tug captain in "Tha play, "Escapade," ior Broadway. Says It's the best he's read since "Born Yesterday." Bing Crosby's latest record hit is "Tenderfoot," with Bill Brill sharing author credit. Bing Is Bill . . .There's a Sam Goldwynism In Danny Kaye's "Knock on Wood." The one about: :"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined." SPIKE'S ON KOAD SPIKE JONES is hitting the road Revue after confessing that TV again with his Musical Insanities almost knocked him and other entertainment salesmen for a loop. "Saturday and Sunday nights were awful on the road," he told me at the Flamingo Hotel in La« Vegas where he's a raucous click. "The big TV shows murdered us." Spike was all set to lampoon Rouge" this time out. but explain the theme song from "Moulin his failure to cook up a satire felt so sorry for Toulouse-Lautreo that I didn't have the heart to kid "I went to see the picture and I with: the song." Dick Bernstein says a local M- toon has 3-D bartenders. When yom jet drunk, disorderly and disreputable, they come right out at you. Producers Pine and Thomas Just completed their third 3-D film and have scheduled another after check- ng with theater owners In various parts of the nation. Claims Thomas: "The public has no objection to wearing glasses. The only complaints about them are from people n Hollywood and from film critics." Hollywood strategy note: All the Jig film companies are releasing August and September—BEFORE .heir super-dooper 1953 movies In -he big TV shows return to the air. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Miss Wynette Shepard left this morning for Toledo. Ohio, where she will be the guest of Misses Donna and Phyllis ogan for two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gee and son, E. B. Gee, Jr., are vacationing t Snow Lake, Ark. Mrs. John W. Snyder and daughter, Drucy, of St. Louis have rrived for a visit with Mrs. Snyder's sister, Mrs. B. S. Slmmoni of Dell. The Reverend Patsmore 1171 he and the Lord are faced with a losing battle for church attendance after 8 man's bought a boat. British Dominion Answer to Previous Puzzle 10 Ascended 11 Sea nymph !2 College officials 17 Bristle 23 Fruits ACROSS DOWN 1 British 1 Social dominion system 7 It Is in—-In 2 Printing the Indian mistakes Ocean 3 pines 13 Interstice 4 Behold! 14 Evening party 5 p a ] m j ea f 15 Senora (ab.) g Requires 16 For fear that 18 Italian coin 19 Mariner 20 Fruit drink 21 Oriental coin 22 Volcano 24 Station (ab.) 26 Hawaiian garlands 27 Vipers 29 Close about 31 Cooking utensil 33 Sea eagle 34 New Guinea port 35 Indonesian of Mindanao 36 Parts of ships 39 Brad 42 Devices used by golfers 43 Fox i5 Gcraint's wife in Arthurian legend 47 Hostelry 48 Corded fabric 50 Suffix 51 Biblical country 53 Father 54 Important metal found in this dominion 55 Embellished 57 It Is in the 59 Rat-catching dog 60 Barter* 26Cresccnt- 7 Devotee 8 Thus 9 Diminutive of shaped Lillian 28 Fly aloft 30 Worthless table bits 41 Godlike 42 Malayan island 44 Station 46 Depressions 32 Canvas shelter49 Young salmon 36 Spanish lady 52 Flying 37 Occupant mammal 38 Rail bird 53 Through 25 It has an 40 It is part of 56 Symbol for of 25,332 the tellurium square miles British EmpireSS Medical suffix

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