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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 23, 1953
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WOHT (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1953 BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. JFREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bota National Advertising Representatives: WalUoo Witmer Co., New York, 'Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. fctered M second class matter at the post- eHioe at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con, October 8. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf «rri«r in tha city of Biythevilla or any suburban town where carrier service ii main- Mn*d, 3So P M week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per *wr, »J.50 for six months, $1:25 for three months; if mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations ftr i tlx Iniquity of his oovetousness wa» I wrath, »o* "note him: I hid me, and wa« wroth, •n* h« wimt on frowardly In the way of bis heart. 87:17. To the covetou* man life is a nightmare, and Ood lets him wrestle with it as best he may. — Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs Lots of people are deep in debt because they jpend what their friends think they make. * * * Why Is youngsters throw their arms around mother and merely touch dad? * * * The most popular brand of cigarettes In most offices is the one that's on the other fellow's dart. * * * We can't think of a imaller package than the person who is all wrapped up In himself. * * * When a poor man expresses his love to a rich girl, she's likely to wind up paying the charges. Driver Practice in Meeting Emergencies Is Good Idea Pilots have said it's easier and safer to drive an airplane than a car. That shouldn't be true, but it probably is. The principal reason is that the pilot is about a thousand times better trained for his job than is the auto driver. That, plus the fact the pilot follows the regulations. Most earthbound drivers don't. We're not going into the much- preached-about need for every car driver to follow the basic rules — proper hand signals, staying within speed limits, obeying the center line markings on the highway. The driver who doesn't know and do thoae things can't be appealed to through reason, anyway. What we'd like to hit on here are Borne things above and beyond the fundamentals — matters of driving tech- L nique whose mastery can be both a :• source of stimulating interest, and a life saver. For instance, have you ever thought out in advance what you'd do at, the top of a hill if you were abruptly confronted with two cars coming at you abreast, one passing the other, on a two-lane highway? The next time you're driving through the country imagine such a situation occurring at the top of every hill you go over. Look ahead and set what you would do if it happened, remembering that a head-on crash is probably the most deadly accident of all. Is there a deep cut at the top of the hill with steep banks on each side of the .. road? If so, it might be a good idea to steer off the road and shoot up the bank on the right at a JO-degree angle. Your car might roll over, but in all probability that would be better than colliding head-on with the car coming 1 at you. Or maybe heavy trees are growing on both, sides of the road at the top of the hill. Hitting one of the trees would be almost as bad as hitting the other car. In that case, you'll probably want to cut your speed sharply before you get to the crest. Just in case'. Rolling along at 60 miles an hour, imagine from time to time that you have a blow-out. With no one coming toward you, and a deep ditch on the right, you'd probably try to hold the car in the center of the road and ride it out, remembering to keep your foot off the brake. But what if the blow-out sets your car to weaving violently and you are meeting other cars? If there's anything like open, level ground to the right, you may want to leave the road and head for the open spaces instead of running th« risk of weaving over into the path of th« oncomhig can. Just as you are passing a car, a second auto pulls out from a side road on the left and heads straight at you. To avoid a head-on crash you may have to take to tha high weeds on the left of the highway. If a driver ahead of you is weaving and wandering, use care in passing him. if you think he's either drunk or demented, give him the horn before you start to go around. Watching for such evidences of poor driving skill in others can save you from tangling wilh them. What such exercises will do is establish in you a tendency to react quickly and accurately when trouble does come. You've been there before, so to speak. It's that kind of training that enables pilots to walk away from crash- landings. betting Around This Bird Is the R«ol Problem Views of Others Making Crime Plenty Tough Good Old Days Gone After throwing hoodlums like Rlcca and Campagna, well trained in the old Capone college, into prison for 10 years for taking over a labor union and using it to shake down the movie industry, the country was shocked to learn of their quick parole at Atlanta. When the press started to tear off the camouflage it found a Truman personal friend acting as their lawyer but even he could not save them from paying $190,000 that had to be set- tied under the law before they could be paroled. But he had to try to save them from appearing to have any such money as that. So a story was cooked. Eugene Bernstein, their Chicago tax lawyer, testified that some glum men who might have landed from a flying saucer came itno his office and threw $190,000 on the desk in front of him. No names given. No receipts wanted. This looked llko a tale from Marie Corelli. The great variety and complexity of our laws create a lot of trouble for innocent people but they also serve as traps for scoundrles. Under the pounding of the press the tax authorities demanded about 555,000 as gift taxes on the »100,000 alleged to be paid in for the benefit of Rlcca and Campagna. That was a tough nut to crack. It was the duty of the glum figures who allegedly paid In this money to pny the gift tax, too, but when they neglected to do so it became the duty of Rlcca and Campagna to pny it. They showed their teeth. No use. The gift tax was levied. Now, under our tax law, there are certain exemptions. The hoods claimed the exemptions. They would have the tax cut by about $10,000. But the government said that the exemptions under the law were only due to American citizens, and since the glum figures have never been Identified, who knew but what they were Eskimos? Ricca and Campagna fought on. But out In public where they could not maneuver or whisper Into the ear of Truman's old campaign manager, It looked hopeless. Recently they threw In the sponge. And that pretty idea about some glum figures shuffling in and out of Bernstein's office cost them another $55.000. The taste of the idea was not as sweet as when it Was originally concocted. Crime Is still very difficult to handle but, given a square and able prsoceutor and an executive that, cannot be touched or Influenced, it can be made so expensive and troublesome that it will become cllshcartolnng to a great many of Its hangers-on. — Green Bay (Wls.) Press-Gazette. 0 THEY SAY America has much to offer the world; she the way whereby other nations can afford themselves a degree of material comfort and affluence they never before have known. — Navy Secretary Robert B. Anderson, in address before Lions International convention. » * * All the power and the might of that ruthless (soviet) machine are still intact. Indeed, it would be well to remember that all loo often war has been the desperate solution of tyranny Confronted by such an internal condition. — NATO's supreme commander, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, on downfall of Lavrenli P. Beria. * * * No power can lone suppress the truth, and the truth is that today a full-scale attack within the immediate future would find Allied Command Europe, critically weak to accomplish its present mission. — Gen. Matthew B. RIdgway, when relinquishing command of NATO forces. * * * If their Ideas and governments diMer from our own, we must understand their problem before we become too critical. What's good for America is not necessarily good for our allies in the far east. — Fleet Adm. Arthur W. Radford, incoming chairman, Joint Chiefs of taff, when turning over his command. * * * The free world has a choice of two roads to travel, either to solve all problems at I heir rnnto or to prepare for war. — Former Hungarian minister ferenc Nagy. * * * The (Free Polish) army would serve as the place where these people could escape the tyranny of the Soviets. _ Polish Air Force Lt. Franciszek Jarecki, who fled Poland, urging establishment of Free Polish army. * * * There is not even a drop of water on my place. But I have been In the cattle business 52 years, and I can take the worst that nature can hand out. — Vectts Haley, Texas cattleman, on the drought. Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — Walter Robertson Man to Watch In American-Chinese Affairs Peter Gdson WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Wai ter S. Robertson, Assistant Secre tary of State for Far Eastern Af fairs, returns to Washington some thing of a hero. He has ap-, par e n tly persuaded Korea's President Syng- man Rhee to accept a cease fire agreement with the Communists, though the exact terms of this acceptance may not be be made public. This is to save President Rhee's face with his own people for having to bow to the inevitable. There remains, however, a six months' period of watchful waiting with fingers crossed, to see if the proud old patriot and father of his country will stick to the bargain he made with Secretary Robertson. There remains, also, this same six months in which it will be seen whether the United States lives up to its share of the bargain. The fact that Congress may adjourn before any mutual delense treaty with the Koreans fan be ratified is not considered too hopeful a sign. Secretary Robertson, with great patience and tact, did the best that could be done under the circumstances, lie salvaged the most that could be got out of an impossible situation. Ho's an "Eisenhower Democrat" Not widely known outside his na- tive state of Virginia, where he is an investment banker, the 60 - year - old Robertson is a somewhat unusual figure in Washington. He is a Democrat —an Eisenhower Virginia Democrat, that is. He was a wartime American diplomat In China. When he. quit in 1946 he had risen to be Minister- Counselor In Nanking. He wfcs charge d'affaires in periods when the U.S. had no ambassador in Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist capital. To .cap all this, Mr. Robertson was principal aide to. Gen. George C. Marshall when he was postwar ambassador to China. General ! Marshall chose Minister Robertson to head up the three-man truce teams of American, Chinese Nationllsts and Chinese Communists who tried to work out a coalition government for China. It was General Marshall who recommended Robertson for his Medal of Merit. Records such as this have come near ruining the careers of numerous American diplomats. Anyone who had anything to do with China during the period of Nationalist downfall and Communist takeover has been suspect in the eyes of many Congressional investigators. As soon as they got out of Far Eastern affairs, their troubles ceased. The interesting question is how did Mr. Robertson go through this same mill, survive, and live to come back strong as the head of Far Eastern affairs in a Republican administration dedicated to change past policies and reverse the trend of history in that area? There is no question about Mr. Robertson having given loyal service to General Marshall while hi; was ambassador to China. The general's orders and the policies of Washington at .that time were faithfully carried out. Not a Career Diplomat Mr. Robertson was not, however. a career Foreign Service officer and diplomat. He had been a second lieutenant pilot in World War I. He was too old for the Air Force in World War H. ,So he took a job as Lend-Lease Administrator for Australia, under the late Ed Stettinius. He went to China from there. He saw, almost as soon as anyone, that the idea for a coalition of Nationalists and Communists in China was not going to work. Mr. Robertson got out while the gutting was good. Coming home, Mr. Robertson allied himself with the China thinking of Gen. Albert Wedemeyer, of Rep. Walter Judd, and of Sen. William Knowland. "If we had paid attention to the reports of Walter Robertson," says Senator Knowland, "we wouldn't be in the mess We are today." This accounts for the backing that Mr. Robertson got for his appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs In the Eisenhower administration. All his experience in dealing with Orientals during the war stood him In good stead for his negotiations with President Rhee. All this ex- HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Behind the Screen: John Carradine, the actor who always looks like he needs a square meal and a hair, cut, has recited Shakespeare to rows of empty seats from the stage of the Hollywood Bowl at midnight —and he says he may do It again —"but movietown press agents made me more of a character than I really am.' Says the Barrymoreish star of pre-war movies.:: "I was the victim of a lot of lies. I've never worn a cape in public or strode up and down Hollywood Boulevard reciting Shakespeare at the top of my voice. "I admit I've gone to the deserted Hollywood Bowl at night and recited from the stage to friends sitting in the back row. But that had a purpose — I was building my poice." Carradine says he's returned to movies for good after seven years of exile from California in a dispute with his first wife over back alimony payments. Stage and TV emoting in New York kept him busy and when the statute of limitations ran out on her claims he ran to Hollywood for his first film since 1946, Bob Hope's new flicker, "Mr. Casanova." Carradine's still proud as punch over his role of the gambler in "Stage Coach." now playing the TV circuit. But he says a flock of other video-revived film in which, he's a.mad scientist forever carving people up "are terrible stinkers. I only did them to finance my Shakespearian Company." and Milton Berle. If Producer Ben Bogeaus files his threatened lawsuit against Ann Sheridan for assertedly delaying production of "Rage of the Jungle." Glenn Ford will give a deposition to lawyers In San Paulo, where he's on location . . . Another two-character play, "Around Your Four Poster' on the Broadway stage this fall, Frank Lovejoy and his wife, Joan Banks, are set for the leads. It's very icy weather in Munich, Germany, for this time of the year when Anne Baxter and Steve Cochran emote together in "Carnival." They speak only when the script requires it. The feud is over between the Andrews Sisters, but the melody lingers on. Patty's husband and Laverne's husband no longer will tour with them. Sterling Hayden, his wife, Betty and their four kiddies are just about reconciled. Betty will ask that the interlocutory decree br set aside if it looks like a they lived - happily - ever - alter end ing. Bucking (or a Hit JANE RUSSELL and J 0 h I Wayne in "The Silver Horde" wii be RKO's entry as the biggest box office pairing since Garbo and Gil bert. • But it's not true that Jane w/ll star in W a r n e r's "Them." "Them." in this case, is a science- fiction yarn. the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.0. Written for NBA Senrice C. B. writes that the doctor has told her she has astigmatism, and she Is supposed to wear glasses ail the time. Naturally, therefore. Bhe Is curious as to Just what astigmatism is, and asks for a discussion. The eyeball is shaped much like a sphere. The rays of light come through the circular part of the eye, called the pupil. Any twin ing of the eyeball in any plane will cause tile rays of light also to become twisted and out of focus. In all cases of astigmatism there is an inahilltv of the eye to focus the parallel rays of light which enter it. In other words these rays of light do not come together at the same point in the back of the eye. This means that a person who has astigmatism sees things all blurred. Instead of having a clear image of what he is looking at, the object appears fuzzy and irregular. Astigmatism Is not always In the same plane and it is certainly not always the same in both eyes. For this reason, when glasses are necessary for astigmatism, the lenses necessary to correct the defect In the two eye usually will not be alike. The correction of astigmatism requires finding out lor each eye Just, what change there hns been in the curvature and which plane Is out of order. Then the lens for the glasses is prescribed and ground to correct the planes which are in error and to bring the parallel rays of light to a single focal point in the b.-irk of the eye so that the Imnge of what Is seen again becomes clear-cut. Diagnosis Requires Skill Skill and training Is necessary to find out Just what is Ihe matter and to prescribe exactly the type of glasses needed to correct the error. Special instruments are required and in most cases doctors place a drop of atropine or something lik* It la tin cy« which causes the pupil to become dilated and makes the examination of the error more simple and more accurate. Astigmatism Is one of the most common causes for prescribing eyeglasses. It is often present combined with nearsightedness or other vision difficulties, but glasses can often be devised which will correct more than one such defect. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Muffs Chances To Defeat Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Much to his sorrow. West muffed two chances to defeat the contract in today's hand. The first chance was perhaps a little too hard to read, but the second should have been simple enough. West opened the ace of clubs, and East carefully threw the king. This signal had two possible meanings. If West could continue the suit, he was expected to do so. If West could not continue the suit, East wanted him to shift to the higher of the two plain suits rather than to the lower, or spades rather than diamonds. This secondary meaning was not particularly clear-cut. It Is true that East could have signaled lor a club continuation by playing almost any high club and lhat he would tend to use the king of clubs rather than, say, the jack if he could afford to invite a shift to spades. Nevertheless, West cannot be seriously criticized for shifting to the king of diamonds instead of to the king of spades. Declarer won the second trick In, dummy with the ace of diamonds and Immediately led out four rounds of trumps, discarding low clubs from the dummy. East carefully discarded his only spade at his first chance to do so, and West naturally followed suit to all four rounds of trumps. South now led a spade, and West naturally put up the king. East discarded the deuce of diamonds, but West was not to be guided correctly. He hopefully led the queen of diamonds, and gave declarer his contract. South ruffed the queen of diamonds, and led another spade towards dummy. West couldn't pre- 1VE5T A AK94 ¥ 10872 » KQ84 #A NORTH AQJ 1083 ¥ 6 # AJ73 + 653 EAST (D) 23 Eut 3 * Pass Pass ¥53 » 10 D 6 2 + KQJ1094 SOUTH 4762 ¥ AKQJ34 • 5 . * 872 North-South vul. South West North 3 ¥ Pass 3 4 4 ¥ Double Pass Pass Credit bit player Tim Carey with the most hair-raising gag of the year. Two Paramount executives are still white-faced. Tim was reading for Producer Mel Epstein and talent scout Milt Lewis, who were conducting auditions for "Alaska Seas." Suddenly Tim stopped and screamed, "I'm tired of reading for roles I never get." Then he whipped out a .38 revolver and "shot" both Epstein and Lewis, as they dove for cover. When the smoke cleared Tim was hired. Ann Robinson, feminine star of "War of the Worlds," and Bob Turner have set the wedding date —Jan. 1. Joey Bishop says he hasn't been seen on television "because my agent is saving me for the next medium—radflr." No Biz Like Show Bli THERE'S no business like show business—in Las Vegas. The luxury hotels billing: Red Skelton. Anna Maria Alberghetti, Betty Button, Spike Jones, Vic Dambne, Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander, Herb Shriner, Gale storm perience and his success with President Rhee marks him as an official to watch, and as an official who may play an increasingly important role in developing future foreign policy. YOU HAVE to make allowancei for college students, says a professor. And don't their fathers know it.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. LADY: "Did you see that pilo of wood when you came in?" Tramp: "No. I didn't." Lady: "Oh, come now, I saw you see it." Tramp: 'Well, lady, maybe you saw me see it. but you wont see me saw it."— P.ocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. .AN ALABAMA TOWN wants Sunday golfing stopped. What's to be gained? The players would Just lie about something else.—Lexington Herald. ANOTHER WORRY. If Ike finally gets Into the eighties in his golf, he may go around bragging about it and be a pest.—Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. PICTURES of union and management signing the Steel Workers' wag» increase contract failed to show the consumer picking up tha check—Memphis Press-Scimitar. SEVENTEEN hundred University of North Carolina graduates are told they are facing unique opportunities. And some of them are going to be impolite enough to inquire how much this will mean per week.— Shelby (N.C.) star. THE SOVIET news agency claims a Russian set a new record for a glider flight of 515 miles. He didn't quite reach the border.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Mrs. C. W. Afflick, who has been vacationing in Battle Creek, Mich, with Mr. Afflick, returned home last night. Mr. Afflick will remain there for a short while. Mrs. A. G. Little was hostess to ft. lovely luncheon yesterday complimenting Mrs. J. K. Garner of Greenwood, Miss-, who is her houseguest. Mike Yates of Little Rock spent the past weekend Here visiting relatives. Ranch-type houses are get-! ting so thick, they'll soon have; to start putting brands on the, children and the front doors so the youngsters can match them ., „..„ „.*;„!, honre is home. Vegetable Salad Answer to Previous Puzzle Opening lead—* A vent declarer from getting to the dummy to gel all the discards he needed on the long spades and the jack of diamonds. West's second and more serious mistake occurred after he took the first round of spades with the king. East's discard made it clear that South had started the hand with three small spades. Armed with this Information, West should have led a low spade. This would permit West to take the third round of spades with his ace, thus shutting out the dummy. West could then lead his queen of diamonds. If it survived, the contract would be set. If South ruffed the queen of diamonds, he wsuld Ihen have to give up two club tricks .to East In either case the contract would be set. ACROSS 1 Strong vegetable 6 Red vegetables 11 Western cattle shows 13 Term of endearment 14 Reluctant 15 One who merits 16 Vegas, Nevada 17 Craft 5 Numbers (ab.) 6 Diminutive of Beatrice 7 Auricle 8 Sea eagles 9 Binds 10 Withered 12 Chair 13 Hinders 18 Corded fabric 28 fislional 46 Interpret 20 Before 20 Level 47 Dry 21 Thrums, as a 30 Lairs 49 Mililary cap ' guitar 36 Annoy 50 Relate 22 Short-handled 38 Hypothetical 51 Female saints • 27 La 31 Compound ether 32 Without place (ab.) 33 Hail! 34 Burmese wood sprite 35 Preposition 37 Flaxen cloth 39 Commercial traveler 42 Paradises 43 Classifies 45 War god 48 Golfer's device 49 Knights (ab.) 52 Rounded 55 Thoroughfare 58 Redactor 59 Baseball term 60 Fortification 61 Goes by steamer DOWN 1 Verbal 2 New star 3 Roman date 4 Over (conlr.) - _,-., units 53 Greek lettei 24 Dispatch 40 Mother 54 Measure of 25 Former 41 Fish eggs weight Russian ruler 44 Pause 56 Transposes 26 Aleutian 45 Passage in the (ab.) island brain 57 Niirrow inlet

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