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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 16, 1953
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KIWI THURSDAT, -KTLT 16, 1OTI BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TUX OOUROR MEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, PublUhtr HAJBBT A. HAINB8, Astfetent PublMlW A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertlsing Mana«« Sole National AdrerUdng Representa tires: Wallace Witmer Co., Hew York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, uernphl*. Entered M second claa matter at the P<xt- cttice »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Oon- tttu, October », 1917. Member of The Aawciated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city oJ Bljtherllte or »nj •uburban town where carrier service i» maintained 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile«, 15.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three montln; by mail outside 60 mile lone, J1S.50 per re« payable in adTano*. Meditations And then shall they see the Son of man coming; Jn a cloud with power and great glory. — I/«ke »:W. * * * I find the life of Christ made up of two parts: a part I can sympathize with as a man, and a part on which I gaze; a beam sent down from heaven which I can see and love, and another beam shot into the infinite, that I cannot comprehend. — Birr. Barbs When a heavy drinker goes through life driv- ving an auto without an accident, it's an accident. * * * What makes some modern poetry so Interest- In^ IB trying to figure out what it means. • ' * * * H »11 the birds stay on the Job this summer, we won't have to worry about the chestnuts this coming fall. * * * Pull opens the door to real sucess on rare oocasslons. We'd suggest push! * * * The divorce list often proves that some people who marry for money just aren't worth It. Men Struggle for Freedom From Japan to North Africa On paper it looks fine — the Senate action to stop U. S. foreign aid, both economic and military, by 195Y. Think of the money we'll save. On a map it doesn't look so fine. Or so easy. Most of our foreign aid up to now, both economic and military, has gone to Europe. It's reasoned by the economizers that today, eight years after the end of World War II, it is high time Europe began to pay its own way. But while time has been working with us in cutting aid to Europe, it has been working against us in another vital sphere of the world. That area is the tremendous sweep from Japan to North Africa, a third of the distance around the globe, where millions of men with colored skins are battling for economic and political independent and equality with white men. This revolution has had amazing successes in the eight short years since World War II. The island republic of Indonesia, formerly The Netherlands East Indies, has thrown its Dutch masters out and the 80 million natives are running their own affairs. India's 360 million people broke away rom British rule, as did the 18 million in Burma. The French are in danjrer of losing Indo-China, with its 2 5million people. Far to the west in this brown man's belt, Iran has tossed out the British, and in Egypt the British are on the hot sfcat. A great unrest throughout Africa threatens France's vast colonial holdings there. Thus, while time eases our problems in Europe, the same passing of the days and months is sharply increasing our potential troubles in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. And the reason for this is Russia. Russia lies closer to this great area of unrest than do either the United States or Western Europe. In some places she borders it. Even aside from this favorable' proximity, communism is known to flourish in areas of discontent, unrest, and poverty. Poverty the brown man's belt has always had. Now come open unrest and discontent. Conditions that communism thrives In are present. Will Russia cash in on them ? Should she decide to move in, adding millions more non-Russians to the 600 million already brought under Communist rule since World War II, there's not much to stop her, physically. NEA correspondent Fred Sparks report* Ivan could stroll through every Ar»b Country from the Parisian Gulf to Tangier "without meeting a nativ* fore* strong enough to make him don hi» tin hat." What can the United States do to block such a move? Not much in the way of force of arms. But there's a good chance we could buy a little time by backing those native movements leaning toward stability and democracy. And some believe it would bs' sound long-term thinking to weigh further the withdrawal of aid for irrigation, farm equipment, and general improvements in that poverty-stricken area. Views of Others The Misgovernment of Men The four tattered and weary North Koreans who spoke their hearts to an AP reporter near Pusan said enough to make a stone weep. Three years ago while working quietly In their rice fields they were given guns and uniforms by the Communist and told to march. They had seen neither wives nor homes nor children since. They told the reporter that they did not want to fight anyone. Said one: "I want a farm, I want my family, I do not want prison again. They spoke the woe and grief of the world. They think only: Why cannot we live and work and love and laugh? But, no, the serpent known as government mishandles them. And nearby an American soldier might be saying: My great grandfather came to America a hundred years ago to get away from all this tilth, this crime, this war business, this affair of rotten governrnen. and of the men at the top thinking of glory and of brass and of cheers and monuments. Here In America we can weep for those four, Just humble toilers, to be either shot by the enemy, or by their government for not shooting the enemy. But we have time to give them no more than a passing glance. For we have something to watch that they never have had a chance to watch. Ours is the best government so far developed on earth. But It needs a lot of watching. For government„ is man's greatest failure. Sometime Its leaders He. Sometimes they are fooled. Sometimes their vanity goes to their heads. We cannot sleep on our rights. We have few Abraham Llncolns but many pretenders. — Green Bay (Wis.) Press -Gazette. VIEWS OF OTHERS FRIDAY re of Got $5,800 to Spare? Our national debt, which now Is close to $263,000,000,000, could be paid off Immediately. All that Is necessary is for each and every family In this country to donate $5,8741 Yes — that's correct. Your family's share of our staggering debt is more than $5,800. That is our heritage from a series of wars coupled with waste and financial recklessness in government. And that's why our biggest domestic problem is to cut government costs, to balance the budget, to start reducing the debt as soon as we can, and to reduce the tax burden. —Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. Another Reason Tracing musical history in relation to war nnd peace, Guy Lombardo ends up putting the blame for the current (roubles in popular music on the Korean war. It's responsible, he says, for such things as the weird sound effects, the one- girl duets, the cry baby crooners and the contests to see who can sing loudest. The old maestro also predicts that an end of hostilities also will mean an end of this current crazy era, thus providing us with another-excellent reason for hoping that peace will come soon. —New Orleans states. SO THEY SAY I think what is called McCarthyism Is a wicked, immoral and un-American force. — CIO President Walter Reuther. * » * If we get rid of the Chinese Communists from the South Korean soil the reunification of Korea would be possible ... by secret ballot. — Col. Ben C. Limb, South Korean United Nations observer. * * « Anyway, we saw Mrs. Truman before they (the guards) pushed us out. She was wearing a black dress and didn't look as old as we thought she would. — Teen-agers at a Columbus, O., hotel where ex-President and Mrs. Truman stayed. * * * It's like pitching hay with a table fork. — Sen. Robert S. Kerr (D-Okla) on administration's drought relief program. * * » I am not and never have been a Communist or Communist sympathizer. — Rep. Robert L. Condon (D-Callf.) barred from A-bomb test as security risk. * * * I'm going to have to figure out some way to make a living without hands. I was a chump. —Robert Petroff, 15-year-old of Beioit, WIs., who lost both hands when his homemade fireworks exploded. » * * I know American men help with the dishes and they like to talk to girls all the time. Swedish boys are nice, but they only like to talk to each other. — Ulla Sandkef, Sweden's entry In Miss Universe Contest. * * * If they want to marry why shouldn't they? — London Sunday Express cdltorallz seon Princesi Margaret'i rumored romance. Quoth the Raven Peter idson's Washington Column — Talk of Merger of UMW and CIO Recalls an Early Union Coalition WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Behind the recent meeting between United Mine Workers' President John L. Lewis and United Steelworkers' President David J. McDonald i e some now-forgotten union history that 5heds much light on current rumors of labor mergers. The Lewis-McDonald meeting Peter Edson does not point to any organic merger of the coal tnd steel unions, as has been surmised. But it does indicate that in he future these two bis nnd vealthy unions wil be found work- ng for common objectives. It was John L. Lewis who fath- red the formation of the big in- lustrla. unions, as distinguished rom the older craft unions, back i the 1930's. Lewis was then an ..F. of L. official and his miners' nion was in the federation. The Steelworkers' Organizing Committee was set up in 1935. Lewis' first big drive was to unionize the steel industry. He spent over two and a half million dollars of United Mine Worker's money in that, effort, and he succeeded. Lewis' lieutenant in this endeavor was the late Philip Murray. At that time he was a UMW vice- president. He became president of the United Steelworkers. Murray's secretary at the time was Dave McDonald. He became secretary- treasurer of the new union, Both Murray nnd McDonald worked under Lewis' direction. Then came the great schisms. In 1938 Lewis pulled out of the Ameri- can Federation of Labor to form the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Two years later the giant young industrial unions, like lusty sons suddenly grown too strong for their old man to manage, broke with Lewis. Lewis Left C.I.O. John L. left his new C.I.O. home to the boys and went back to live by himself In the coal mines. The boys never paid back the two and a half .million dollars the old man had given them and he never sued them to get it back, but it was one of the causes of the split, To Lewis, this sum has been y.n investiment in a greatly strengthened 'American organized labor movement. He has unquestionably wanted to collect on it. But twice in recent years when his ungrateful offspring have been in trouble, Lewis has offered to go to their financial assistance. In 1949 when both coal and steel unions were on strike, Lewis proposed that the UMW and mine of the bigger A.P. of L. unions each contribute $250,000 for another two and a half million dollar fund to support the Steelworkers in their fight for pensions. Murray replied that such a fund was a good idea, but that it should be set up for any union in trouble, and not just the Steelworkers. The A-F. of L. took no action. Then Murray made his settlement with the steel companies and the idea Was dropped. In 1952, during the big 57-day steel strike, Lewis made Murray another offer to help. Murray replied that any help would be welcome. The mine workers union then set up a million dollar fund in a Washington ban 1 .;. The Steelworkers union was given authority to draw on the fund as needed. Murray didn't have to draw on it before he settled his strike. But he got full psychological backing and the feeling of security that it provided. Lewis-Murray Split Never Settled In spite of this support which Lewis gave Murray, the split between them appeared to be complete and the two men never buried the hatchet But when Murray died and Dave McDonald became president of the Steelworkers union, it provided Lewis with a new opportunity for reunion. Loyal to Murray, McDonald had not seen and had not spoken to Lewis, except at government conference tables, during Murray's life. But after his death, when Lewis suggested a meeting, McDonald accepted readily. Lewis' feeling is that coal and steel unions are naturally related. The two union? bargain with the same companies on many contracts. It is to the advantage of each that they work together. To the employers in coal and steel industries, the aliance of Lewis and McDonald serves notice ;hat their two unions will work together in presenting future demands. This may be, moreover, a new ;rend in labor relations. The series of no-raiding agreements now being concluded between A.F. of L. and C.I.O. unions is another symptom. Thwarted in their political ambitions last year and further set sack by the inability of the Eisenhower administration to reach any agreement on revision of the Taft- Hartley Act, it is only natural to find union labor organizations drawing closer together for mutual protection. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written tor NEA Service A long letter from a reader raises some interesting questions, and in starting this column I should like to quote from parts of it. "Four ana a nail years ago I suffered a complete nervous breakdown and was paralyzed. Recovery was slow, and it has only been in the last four months that I can tali to people without the terrific strain I felt at first. I still hurt all over, and suffer from anxiety. "Many of my neighbors think I don't get well because I don't have the fortitude and have been happily resting and trying to duck my responsibilities Many people have gone through this experience and don't want sympathy, but understanding means so much and criticism is almost unbearable. "Another thing—the doctors haven't told me when I can expect to be completely well. Don't they know for sure, or do they feel It best not to say?" This letter, among other things, raises the question as to what Is meant by "nervous breakdown." Actually, it Is commonly usert for a great many different conditions and does not apply to a single disease with a uniform set of symptoms or a single cause. In the letter quoted, it is impossible to tell Just what the nature of the original nervous disorder was, but It Is probably safe to answer the last question by saying that in all probability the doctors cannot tell exactly when the correspondent will be perfectly well, and are not holding back on her for any other reason. In some people who are labeled M having » nervous breakdown, the cause teems to be worry, ner- vous fatigue or distress and strain I of modern living,. The symptoms can be quite mild and recovery reasonably prompt. In others, a nervous breakdown is used to describe some serious mental disease with a big alteration in personality and a slow recovery. Mental treatment (psychotherapy) administered by braip specialists, rest, physical therapy, including hot or cold baths, handwork, and shock treatments are often helpful and have brought thousands back to normal. Although much still has to be learned about causes, prevention, and treatment of the various kinds of mental diseases, progress is already far advanced and even better results will surely come. Many People Recover The fortunate thing Is that many will recover and find themselves quite normal again. Lots of people who have gone aw»y for a while with a nervous breakdown come back to their family and friends entirely restored to health. Family, friends, and neighbors should always be careful not to criticize, particularly since the victim of one of these nervous disorders is likely to be extremely sensitive. They would not criticize someone who suffered a broken arm and the person with any kind of "nervous breakdown" Is no more responsible for his or her condition than one with a, visible disorder. WALLPAPER that gives » 3-dlm- enslonal effect Is announced as nmcthlng new. And also fun. when the vteitor tries to hang his hat on it.—yiorldt Times-Union. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Careful Lead Wins Hand in Tough Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "Can you use this hand?" Sam Fry asked me at a recent tournament. He doesn't play as much tournament bridge as he formerly did, but during past years he has won about every national championship. Hence I am always ready to look at any hand that Sam Fry WEST 4873 VK97S32 + J2 SMth 1 + J* 2N.T. 3N.T. NORTH 18 * AKQJ V J105 •J76532 4 None EAST A 10852 V A4 • AS A Q 1076 3 SOUTH (D) 464 • K94 4AK9854 Neither tide vul We*t North Eut Pass 1 » Pass 2 4 Pass 3 » Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 Pass Pass Pass Pass may want to show me. "The bidding is a little peculiar," Sum commented, "but the final contract Isn't a" I had to agree with this statement. It was » little unusual for South to bid and rebld in no-trump With only a doubleton queen In the , unhid suit. Nevertheless, the game | at no-trump wa» tht only reason*- frs/u'ne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) —Three filmen-in-Hollywood shows, I ove Lucy, Dragnet and You Bet Your Life, are 1-2-3 on the list of the nation's favorite 10 TV offerings in the latest American Research Bureau survey. But it's a standoff between New York and Hollywood, with five shows each, in the race for home screen honors. New York's Big Five: Talent Scouts, Godfrey and Friends, What's My Line,? Jackie Oleason and Red Buttons. Eddie Cantor's Comedy Hour and Our Miss Brooks complete the Big Ten. Telefilms are tough on western heroes. Bill Boyd Is okeh after a sunstroke and heat exhaustion suffered on location but he's talking the month off before cameras turn again. Bill "Kit Carson" Williams suffered a back injury when his horse threw him in an action scene and has been strapped up by his medics. Garbo In TV? Greta Oarbo's in television. Well, indirectly. Photographer Hun-ell, her close friend who leases a Rodeo drive building in Severely Hills owned by GG, is filming TV shows on the premises. Credit Hoagy Carmichael with ruling out the "Give this little girl a great big hand" stuff in his star role on NBC's "Saturday Night Revue" and insisting that professional entertainers be given a chance to display their talents without overtones of amateur hours. Indiana's pride and joy just couldn't see himself walking out from the wings and beating his palms together "or being Father Carmichael or Uncle Hoagy." In fact, he couldn't see himself on TV at all. "For a year and a half, my agents and the networks talked about TV shows for me," the songwriter drawled. "Everything was talk, talk, talk and I finally told everybody to forget it. It got so I'd laugh when somebody said that ble game contract. "west opens the six of hearts," Sam told me, "and East wins with the ace. East returns his remaining heart, and West wins with the king. "Now comes the cute play. West leads a third heart, and dummy wins with the Jack of hearts. East has to throw away the ace of diamonds on this trick in order to defeat the contract." "Very pretty," I remarked. "Do you think that East should make this play?" Sam Fry asked me. "The hand came up in a game the other day, and the actual East player failed to throw his ace of diamonds. Would you blame him? I wouldn't blame anyone for failing to make this beautiful play. Nevertheless, it might well be clear-cut. If West carefully leads the nine high suit rather than a low suit, suit, he indicates his enry is in a of hearts on the third round of that Since the dummy has complete try is in diamonds rather than in West's signal means that his en- control of spades, it is clear that clubs. This sort of signal by an expert West might induce an equally expert East to drop the ace of diamonds. If East does drop the ace of diamonds. West will surely gain the lead with the queen of diamonds in time to run the hearts. If East saves the ace of diamonds, he must win his side's only diamond trick, and declarer makes his game contract, losing only two hearts and a diamond. I ought to be on television. "I'd tell them that maybe I ought to be, but I ain't." So what happened? His agents soared him. They told him that nobody wanted him on TV and that he couldn't be sold. Next day they came through with the show. "I fell for it," Hoagy told me. "I think it was a psychological holdup." Little Audrey's doing all right at Paramount. Audrey Hepburn's hailed as a new star in "Roman Holiday" and Audrey Dalton Joins the fun in Bob Hope's "Casanova." Censors are red-faced over the film version of "The Moon Is Blue," released without an industry seal of approval. But for the sake of the record they loved the even more spicy play in Boston, the city famous for beans and bans. About to be seen in U-I's "All I Desire," cute Marcia Henderson played the lead in "Moon" in Boston and she says: "The front rows were filled with old dolls at every matinee. I could hear them going 'tch-tch' but none of them left until the final curtain." It's supposed to be a secret, but Marie Wilson's duds on "My Friend Irma" have been whipped up for the past season by RKO designer Michael Woulfe. His studio contract forbids a credit on the TV show, but Marie's shouting to the world:: "He made me sexy, but not cen- sorable on television." Jetf Chandler and his wife, Marjorie, were being loveydo- vey in a movie theater, of all places, the night before the new flood of separation rumors broke. Both deny a rift. "So Sorry" The Zsa Zsa Gabor - George Sanders reconciliation is only for as long: as Miss Double Z's "I feel so sorry for him" mood lasts. Nobody was more surprised than Zsa Zsa when Sanders met her on her arrival in Hollywood after weeks of playgirllng it around Europe. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Lemons returned yesterday from Chicago where they have been attending the furniture market for the past week. Rouse Harp, Connie Modinger, L. G- Thompson and Barnes Crook are in Forest City to attend the Peach Festival today. From there, they will go to New Orleans and then on to points of interest in Florida. Mrs. W. D. Chamblin went to Hardy this morning to visit relatives and to be the guest of Mr and Mrs. F. E. Black who have a cottage there for a month. ®. NEA L_. After trying them out looking at girls in scanty bathing suits, Joe Parks says, those Polaroid glasses for three dimension films may help the movies, but they can't improve on nature. In the Union Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 This state had , 53 Goddess of infatuation its admittance 54Profound to the Union 55 Pace overlooked 56 Feminine 5 This is part of nickname the names of 57 Wanders four states DOWN 8 This state was j Papa , capes named for an 2 Capital of western state of the Union 3 Mean 4 Siouan Indian 5 Approach 6 Gaelic 7 Direction - English county, New 8 Still 9 Speaker 12 Lease 13 Before H Iroquoian Indian 15 Singing voice 16 Onager cjpeaite " Domesticated 10 c £ inkv 18 Sheltered side UOn ewho 19 Rugged retains mountain crest 19IUnesses 21 Acme 22 Tedium 24 Canada and the U. S. A. are together 26 Rider's seat 28 Unluckier 29 Eucharistic wine vessel 30 Collection of sayings 31 Harden 32 Wand 33 Black bucks 36 Indemnities 40 Wave top 41 Standard of perfection 42 Sea eagle 43 Glacial pinnacle 20 Each state hfis35 Legislative its own body in the problems Union 23 Sikh 37Requirer mendicants 38 Peril 25 Burdened 39 Snoozes 27 Consumes 44 Ardor 28 Brazilian stave45 Polynesian 33 of beauty chestnut are prevalent 46 Solar disk in the Union 49 Energy 34 Take into (slang) custody 51 Dutch city II 47 Compass point 48 Kind of tide 50 Pillar 51 Rim 52 Royal Italian family nam» , t 7

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