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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE KCHT BLYTHEVliLE (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS MONDAY, JULY 18, I9W THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NXWI THI COURIER mwa co, H. W. RAINES, PuMtohcr HARRT A. HAINE8, Aalftwit ruMtahtr A. A. PREDRICK8ON, Idltor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adterttalnf Man»f«r Bole National Adrertlsinj Representattrei: Wal!»o« Wltmer Co.. Mew Tork, ChteHo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphta. entered M tecond ctaM matter »t the port- eflioe »t BlytheriUe, Arkanw*, under act of Oen- freti, October «, Wt • Member of The AMOctated rrtm SUBSCRIPTION RATW: BT wirier to the tltj <* Bljthertlk or my •uburban town whew currier terTice li maintained, 2*c per week. By null, within » r»dlu« of 50 mllw, W.OO per war »2.W Jot six month*. tl* tor three mouttM; kr m»U outelde 60 mite lone, |1SJ« P" I"* payable in »dT»no«. Meditations Some men'f «ln« »re open Montana, rotnf before to judiment; and some mm thej follow »f*er. - I Timothy S:M. Man-like is it to fall into sin, Fiend-like is it to dwell therein, Christ-like It it for ain to grieve, God-like is it all fin to — ifiedrich von Lopiu. leave. Barbs Inmates of t southern prison held & track meet. We'll bet they didn't have a pole vaultl » » * Ha« J0« noticed the loft llnw In the »u«n- mer froekj — und the h»rd linei on dad'i worried brow? * * * A girl in an Illinois town won »n oratorical contest It'i nice to know that girls can talk. * * * There are numerous ways of addrewlnf a fotf bmll, hot jou won't find all of them In the rule book*, * * * Sometimes it's high prices that help a storekeeper do business at the same old standstill. Confused Citizens Don't Understand Korean War Ted Williams, the baseball star turned jet pilot, recently lined up his sights on United States war policy in Korea and let go a blast to the effect we aren't really trying out there. In a way Williams is right. What's unusual is that a person can make news with such a statement. The Korean war is now going into its fourth year and it should have become pretty evident to everyone that while it is a killing, maiming war in the deadliest sense, it is not an all-out war. The nations involved just are not putting everything they've got into it, either in manpower or weapons. And the key to the situation is in the weapons we are withholding. Scic-nce, in this golden age of science, has suddenly provided us with so many awesome weapons that the world still hasn't figured out a way to fit them into the old framework of war. The result is half-war of the type now going on in Korea. This kind of conflict is a direct result of the fear of science's new weapons which now grips the world. Nobody in his right mind wants to see the struggle there develop into another world war, with both sides throwing A-bombs, H- bombs, and all the rest. So we have with us a new kind of limited war which is actually a sort of fierce extension of the diplomat's brief case, and which really decides little or nothing. It only delays and postpones and the big decisions are worked out elsewhere. Some see as a hopeful sign the fact that warring nations are trying so hard to keep their fights in the back yard, so to speak; to keep the thing con fined to a fist fight instead of reaching back in the trash pile for a brick or a broken bottle. But even this holding back on the big weapons has its bad efect. The greatest fear that ever gripped the world is due almost as much to what we don't know as what we do. The dread of the unknown destructiveness of the A-bomb and the H-bomb is heightened by t h e very secrecy that surrounds them! Just as a lot of Ted Williamses are confused and upset and therefore angry because they don't recognize the Korean war for what it is, so are other people afccted by the ominous secrecy surrounding the big bombs and what they will do. Maybe it might b« » good idea to lift the huih-hush curtain a little bit. Let u» know some of the worst — both in the nature of our own latest weapons and what they will do, and an official estimate o what Russia has and what we could expect in event of an attack from her. That's fcfeen advocated even by some members of the Atomic Energy Commission. It's a lot easier to live with a fear whose exact cause and basis you know than it is with one shrouded in mystery and menace. "Incredible! It's o UBoat!" Caught Bare-Handed What we like about Sgt, David B. Bleak is his simple directness. Bleak, a 250-pound medic from Shelley, Ha., has gotten the Congressional Medal of Honor for a private foray he pulled off in Korea. While his main job was to care for our wounded, he took time off to dive in a trench and knife one enemy soldier to death and kill two others with his bare hands. Wounded in the leg, he started carrying our casualties down a hill when he was set upon by a couple of- bayonet-wielding Reds. He banged their heads together and went on about his business. No radar, time fuses, or other fancy doodads. Just his bare hands. It somehow pulls the fancy gadgetry of modern war back into a focus we can comprehend. Views of Others Sea Serpents Sea serpents always frighten us and the reassurance of the know-it-alls that there are no such creatures helps not one whit. Perhaps it is because we like being afraid of sea-serpents, just RS we enjoy being slightly frightened when we read a mystery story. At any rate the reports from off San Clemente Island in California of a nice- sized sea-serpent, about as big as a submarine, with a 12-foot neck, stimulated our imagination and helped us to understand why the men of Spain were so reluctant to go sailing off with Columbus. But scarcely had the report of the sea monster been made when a scientist came along with an explanation. He said that the description of the creature fits the basking shark which makes his home In those waters and has often been mistaken for a sea serpent in the past. We do not know whether that is supposed to be comforting or not. Given a chance to choose between sea serpents and basking sharks that look as big as submarines, we would probably prefer the sea serpents. At least they don"t exist. Or do they? —Waycross (Oa.) Journal-Herald. Something To See J. Curtis Nottingham, executive secretary of the Virginia Pharmaceutical Association, which convened In Richmond In its seventy-second session says of the Drug Trade show: "On display will be products representative of what a drug store handles." If the exhibit Is comprehensive as well as representative, the hull will be almost indistinguishable from the warehouse of a large mail order firm. Time was when a drug store dealt almost exclusively in drags. But today these establishments sell everything from ice cream to cold cream, from candy to cameras, from bathing alcohol to bathing accessories and from sun glasses to sun lamps. Some of them, besides still dispense such healing intangibles as sympathetic Interest. The modern American pharmacy is a national institution that probably has no counterpart in any foreign land. It Is frequently a social center for teenagers and sometimes for their elders as well. In fact, the only thing really representative of a good American drug store is the drug store itself. There may be exhibits of drug store products, but the drug store itself is an exhibit representative of the land in which it flourishes. —The Portsmouth star. SO THEY SAY I hope I get it (a recording job) on my own. I know a lot about records. — Joan Benny, daughter of comedian Jack Benny. In the Soviet Union, we now have a policy of butter Instead of cannon. — Otto Nushke, deputy premier, East (Red) Berlin. * * * The precious liberties of our freedom are: Freedom of inquiry, freedom of the spoken and written word, freedom of exchange of ideas. — President Elsenhower, In a letter to the American Library Association. Those Republicans who believe that depressions are inevitable are simply selling America short. — National Democratic Chairman Stephen Mitchell. * * * The prospect of two senators . . . who will be Communists or communlstically influenced is not a possibility, nor a probability, it Is a certainty. — Rep. John R. Pillon (R., N.Y.), opposes statehood for Hawaii. * * * I rather think I'll handle this case myself at home. I wasn't born In a hospital and I've lived, to be 92. — Dr. J. D. Ullinger, Clinton, la., saya he will deliver the baby his 32-year-old wife ox- pecta. Peter Edson's Washington Column — McCarthy Committee Brings Long Line of Witnesses into Spotlight Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Close- ups and Longshots; Two great movies filmed in the late '30's— "Spawn of the North" and "The Magnificent Obsession"—are getting the Hollywood remake treatment. . Why don't they just reissue the old versions? "The film just doesn't stand up," Ross Hunter, who will produce "Obsession," told me. "The telling of the story is old-fashioned and, this was a surprise to me, Irene .Dunne's acting was really hammy." Jane Wyman steps into Irene's role in the remake with Rock Hudson playing Bob Taylor's role. Mel Epstein, producing "Spawn," echoed Ross' words. "Movie technique has changed," he told me. 'In the '30's we told stories with as many as eight stars. Now we ;ell them with three or four principals." Howard Hughes' asthma attacks are the big reason for his move to Las Vegas and the dry desert climate. . .Writers are quietly whipping up a screen play at Paramount for "My Three Angels," the Broadway hit. Paramount's filming a movie titled, "The Naked Jungle," about a •iver of ants that threaten to destroy Charleton Heston and Eleanor Parker on a South American 'arm. Oilier day in the studio com- can take a bow — Danny Kaye thinks they're "the most politt you'll find anywhere." Saying he'll never perform in a cafe or night club again unless it's Las Vegas, Danny told me on the set of "Knock on Wood": "I'm sticking to movies and theaters where the people come to see the. show, not the mashed Potatoes. New York has the noisiest night club patrons. You could fire an atomic cannon inside a club and New Yorkers would go right on talking and eating their soup." Researcher s for "The Glenn Miller Story" uncovered this ironic note: ' ; In 1941, Glenn rented Leslie Howard's Hollywood home for several months. Three years later both Glenn and Leslie were dead. Leslie was in a plane shot down between Lisbon and London. Glenn disappeared in a British plane between England and France. Producer Alex Gottlieb, arguing that movies should be made for the masses: "I make pictures for the public —not for me. I wouldn't go to Bee one of my own pictures if I hadn't produced it." When Tom,Morton asked Anna Maria Alberghetti out to dinner, she said she would have to bring along her father. "That's great," replied Tom, "he'll be fine company for my mother, whom I'm . . missary Bob Ryan spotted an ant I bringing." Anna brought papa and on the tablecloth. "I see," he said 'that the 'Naked Jungle' company has broken for lunch." TAKE A BOW LAS VEGAS night club audiences WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's Government Operations Subcommittee on State Department affairs has brought a steady stream of witnesses into the television spotlight ever since he became head of the group in January. There has been a headline a day— sometimes two Peter Eilson or three - as the •lifilrmnn has leaped with agility rom sensational crag to crng. When all these cases are boiled iown, however, the substance of onstructive contributions to the ta-te Department's "Operation lean-Up" is not too impressive. R. W. Scott McLeod, the new Republican Security Administrator the Stale Department, says penly, "I like Joe McCarthy. I link he's n great guy." lie is the one Republican, says McLeod, "who hud the guts to use the 'smear technique.' " This "smear technique" McLeod defines as what the late Charlie Michaeison, Democratic press agent, used in building up the idea that President Hoover was responsible for the depression. The oblvlnus parallel is that Senator McCarthy successfully pinned the Communist label, on the U. S. State Department. And he made it stick. Privately, however, in his dealings with Senator McCarthy on State Department investigations, Security Administrator McLeod is just as critical of the Wisconsin chairman and his methods ns are some of his most bitter enemies. A rundown of principal cases before the McCarthy committee in the last five months may indicate why. Material Removed Two State Department employes, Mrs. Helen B. Balog and John E. Matson, testified that material had been removed from security files. When Matson was reassigned, Senator McCarthy protested. Undersecretary Donold B. Lourie restored Matson to his former job. The two employes are still State Department problems. Senator McCarthy then demanded action against Samuel D. Boykin, acting Security Administrator. This was _on Feb. 16. -Ten days later Mr. McLeod was named administrator. Boykfn was moved to another job. Novelist Howard Fast was brought before the committee. He refused to testify whether he was a Communist Party member. The State Department ordered Fast's books removed from U. S. Information Service libraries overseas. On McCarthy's suggestion, the department cancelled a directive which permitted Voice of America to use the pro-American writings of Communist authors for boradcasts to Iron Curtain countries. In a third switch of policy, the State Department then authorised :he use of "Communist material" :o expose "Communist propaganda and refute Communist lies." Finally, when the department ordered the works of all Communist authors removed from the shelves of USIS libraries overseas, Senator McCarthy called it "a good, sensible order." The hullabaloo over "book burning" charges resulting from all this switching of orders made the State Department look rather foolish. It "brought great discredit to this Administration and this country," according to Dr. Robert L. Johnson, head of the International Information program. Carthy committee. Senator McCar- Wrong Word Used IIA, resigned on April 14 after he that had happened in a long time, Reed Harris, deputy director of but that "resignation" was the wrong word to use. had been investigated by,the Mc- thy said this was the best thin was criticised for by the McCarth One of the things Reed Harr committee was an order of la; year, stopping Voice of Americ broadcasts in Hebrew to Israel, was revealed, however, that th order was necessary for economy and that Harris had rescinded it o his own authority before it wa ever put into effect. This year, in another gran switcheroo of policy, Dr. Johnso has now ordered broadcasts to Is rael suspended, but he isn't bein; criticized for it. In addition to these principa cases, there have been a score o more of minor witnesses before th McCarthy committee for one-da> sensations. Nearly all charges have been a vigorously denied as they havi been made. Nothing has been proved. The net public impression however, is that the State Depart ment is still full of queer and questionable characters. In the .smoke thus far, the ques tion of what Senator McCarthy is •eally after remains one of UK more intriguing subjects for Wash ngton speculation. He has been accused of everything up otwant ng to be President—or an American Hitler. On the record, McCarthy says hat all he wants Is to continue to »e senator from Wisconsin. But his ipparent ambition is to keep after he Department of State until al he holdover officials from the las administration and their policies ire cleaned out. the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service A correspondent who signs herself "Worried Grandmother" writes .hat her two grandsons are BUffer- ng with hemophilia, and she would like to learn more about it. This indeed a most interesting subject, though fortunately a rather rare disorder. Persons subject to this bleeding tendency are remarkably healthy and are different from others only n their liability to easy and excessive bleeding A trifing injury which would not be of any consequence to a normal person will cause severe bleeding tn a true hemophi- iac. Under such circumstances the blood may trickle or ooze on and on and prove almost impossible to stop. Bleeding may he internal as well as external. Most attacks are caused by some'injury, even though ,he injury Is nothing more than a slight bump or bruise. The tendency to abnormal bleeding is almost always noticed in early childhood nnd lasts till adult life, becoming- grr.ilually less severe and finally disappearing It the victim lives through the enrly difficulties. Nose bleed nrc rominon; olceding alter the extraction of a ;oo!-h is also frequent. Extremely minor operations have sometimes jeen followed by fatal hemorrhage. Bleeding can develop in the Joints or In the lining of the mouth, the stomach, the bowels or elsewhere. Treatment of the bleeding In a victim ol hemophilia Is difficult. Transfusion of blood Is often ncccs- :ary and usually Is the best thing. Other measures miner, ru increasing the speed ol blood cloning hav« been tried with more or less success. The most important thing is to try to prevent bleeding. Every effort should be made to avoid injury and, of course, active games such as football, in which injury Is inevitable, are permanently prohibited. Operations should be avoided if possible and anyone who is known to have hemophilia should be sure to Inform a physician at once of the known tendency before the medical examination begins. Royalty Hemophiliac So far as it known, Queen Victoria of England was the first carrier of the hereditary factor or gene responsible for this famous royal bleeding disease. At least 10 of Victoria's male descendants have suffered from hemophilia and seven of her female descendants have been proved to be carriers of the gene. Where and how Queen Victoria acquired the fateful gene Is however unknown. In many cases of hemophilia the hereditary line is not easy to trace. The condition is limited to the male line although it is carried by women to their male offspring. Although in rare cases women bleed almost as easily as true hemophiliac men, the disease Is usually considered to be a strictly male disease. Sometime, perhaps before too long, the fruits of current research may bring new practical information on hemophilia. 'WHAT does the bride think when she walks into the church?" "Aisle, alter, hymn." — Carlsbad (N.MJ Currcnl-Argui. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Keep Low Cards to Confuse Opponents By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service One of the first things you learn about bridge is that you can often win tricks with aces, kings and queens, but that you seldom win NORTH AKJ8 V A92 • Q J1093 WEST AQ753 VQJ108 «K7 EAST South 1N.T. Pass VK74 • 652 + Q843 SOUTH (D) A A. 10 9 V653 • A84 + AJ109 East-West vul. West North Pass 1 • Pass 3 N.T. Pass Eut Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q tricks with very low cards. This would make it seem logical to hang on to your high cards when you have a chance and to discard low cards. Tills is often true, but a little logic Is a dangerous thing. In today's hand East's simple logic led to disaster. The bidding WHS reasonable «nough, «vcn U slightly ambitious. iouth showed a minimum opening bid when he bid one no-trump a his second turn. Since North had 1 points ha could 5tll! hope for a game, and he should have raisec o two no-trump. His actual jump to three no-trump was a mild overbid. West opened the queen of hearts and continued the suit when declarer refused to win the trick South had to win the third round of hearts with dummy's ace, after which he tried the diamond finesse. West won with the king of diamonds, cashed his last heart, and exited safely with a diamond. South cheerfully ran dummy's diamonds, and East found himself obliged to make two discards. East reflected that he couldn't possibly win a trick with his small spades but might conceivably win a trick with the queen of clubs. Hence East discarded two low spades. This was the sort of information that South had been waiting for. He realized that East had nothing worth while in spades. He therefore continued by taking the ace of spades and finessed through West for the queen of spades. The finesse succeeded, of course, and South made his contract with four diamonds, three spades and two other aces. If East had reasoned more deeply, he would have known that South had both black aces. If West had held an ace, he would have taken this setting trick at once. Hence South was sure of at least two spades, a heart, four diamonds and one club. If South also held the king of clubs, East should have seen, declarer would have nine fast tricks. The only hope was that West held the king of clubs and that South would misguess the spade situa- -ion. Hence East should have discarded two low clubs on the diamonds, saving his three low spades very .carefully in order to ive South no clues. Declarer might still have guessed the spades correctly, but it least he would have had to work 'or it. Torn brought mamma. SHORT-SHORT STORY SHORT. TAKES: Hal Roach, Sr., is returning to directing for "The 13th Commandment." . , .Shots of recent MIG kills in Korea, filmed by cameras mounted in Sabrejets, are being included in "Sabre Jet." . . .It may be Peter Lawford and his mother, Lady Lawford, as a TV team. CBS is talking-to them about a series, "The Waverlys," to start when he completes "A Name for Herself." Mickey Spillane's rough and tough detective yarn, "I, the Jury," ended with an eyebrow-lifting strip tease. But in the movie version the censors let the girl remove only her gloves in the dark and, says Director Harry Essex, "it turns out twice as sexy as Lily St. Cyr in slow motion." 75 Vears Ago In BlytheYill* Miss Prances Field returned last night from a two weeks vacation spent in Washington, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. She accompanied her brother, Frank Fields, and Mrs. Fields of Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Charles Perm and young m, Charles, have gone to Lake- Village to spend two weeks with relatives. Floyd White motored Dick White, Hunter Sims and Harris Hunt to 'amp Robertson near Marianna vesterday where the boys -will aU tend Boy Scout Camp for two weeks. ©NEA 77- II would be a help to this country and to the \vorld, says Doc Stnithcrs, if more doctors, would follow the, example of Churchill's and advise their patients who are over seventy to subside. Up a Tree Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Coniferous tree 5 Evergreen trees 9 Timber tree 12 Kind of cheese 13 Indigo 14 Extinct bird 15 Take turns 17 Insect larva 18 Watch again 19 Sea god 21 Contest of speed 23 Sesame 24 Brazilian macaw 27 Share 29 Buddhist priest 32 Syrup trees 34 Amphitheaters 36 Reach for 37 Save 38 Warm 39 Pace 41 Note of Guido's scale 42 Trees' leaves turn in Autumn 44 Employer 4G Leanest 49 Loud 53 Make lace edging 54 Deserters 56 French coin 57 Spanish measure 58 Withered 59 Footlike part 60 Formerly 61 Former Russian ruler DOWN 1 Fruit tree 2 Indolent 3 Burmese demons 4 Persian prince 5 Kind of palm tree 6 More senseless 7 Ceremony 24 Indian nurse 40 Teachers 8 Was dormant 25 Destroy 43 Deafen 9 Vehicle for the26 Equipment 45 Cook in oven sick 28 Vetches 46 Pace 10 Early 30 Handle 47 Gait 11 Detest roughly 48 Mast 16 Farm machine 31 On the water 50 Followers 20 Baked clay 33 Liquid 51 Antitoxins pieces measure 52 Belgian river 22 Containers 35 Be penitent 55 Perched

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