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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 30, 195S BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. X. W. MAINE8, Publisher •AKRY A. HAINE8. Awtstint Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Maniger Bolt National Advertising Representatives: W«a»ce Wtoer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered »s second class mutter at the post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Con- fresi, October i, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within & radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king- bumbled themselves; and they said, The Lord is rlfhteoui. — H Chron. 12:8. * * * The truly godly are instinctively humble. There is no humility so deep and real as that which the knowledge of grace produces. — Miller. Barbs Being sorry for yourself Is wasting sympathy on somebody you probably know doesn't deserve it. * * * ThrM-fourthi of Amerloh ii flat. No wonder w« (wl » ml home. * * * It'i tht folks who Jilled to save for this year's Ttcitlon trip who can't get away with it. * • * A writer s»vi the avenge typist doe* more wark In a day than the average ditch digger. Have foo ever tried leaning on » typewriter? » * * A man Is smart to watch his step when he runs into a gal with dancing eyes. Attlee's Faith in Big-4Talks Shows Belief in Magic Clement Attlee, leader of the British Labor Party, doesn't think the proposed big-power talks at the foreign minister level are a good substitute for the top-level discussions suggested by Sir Winston Churchill last May. Attlee's arguments are a trifle strange. He feels a foreign ministers' meeting would fail because the West and Russia have taken irreconcilable positions on the crucial issue of Germany's future. But he imagines the heads of the big powers could somehow surmount this difficulty by considering it in the larger setting of a world-wide settlement. To be sure, Sir Winston himself seems to have had great faith in the idea of a top-level conference. But this is partly the wishful dream of an aging statesman who wants to crown a brilliant career by striking a tremendous blow for lasting peace. Insofar as it is a realistic proposal, Sir Winston recognizes that at the start it can be little more than a probing of Soviet intentions to determine how much substance there is to the Kremlin's "new mood of peace." For that purpose, talks at the foreign minister level can serve as a useful preliminary. Attlee's faith in high-level Conversation, however, appears totally blind. It is the faith of a man seeking a universal solvent for all the world's ills. He evidently believes that three or four men representing powerful nations can, virtually at a single stroke, brush away the great issues and usher in a periods of peace and enlightenment. Not since Britain's prewar Labor Party leader, Ramsay MacDonald, toiled for disarmament without attacking the problems that make men arm, has the world seen sucli dependence upon the notion of a grand panacea. Very possibly the institution of the top-level conference is today an outmoded device of world diplomacy. It implies that all the nations, big and small, will abide by the decisions of the "Big Three" or three "Big Four." In war-time they may, since the conditions of global conflict tend to focus power in the hands of a few great leaders. But peacetime is something else. To illustrate, the United States is having a hard time right now getting South Korea to follow its truce lead. And what assurances couldyWe have that any Russian promises regarding East Germany or other Soviet satellites could bt delivered, in the light of the unrest in those territories? There's more to it than just tht question whether ths heads of the biff powers can really speak for other*. There's th« matter of whether they speak honestly, President Eisenhower has demanded evidence of Russian good faith. We made a major concession when we agreed to the foreign minister talks without such evidence. But this problem seems to trouble Attlee and some others very little. We had "Big-Three" talks at Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam. They symbolize a string of broken Russian promises, promises that were made to be broken| It is a source of wonder that responsible men can now have so high a hope for another such conference. Attlee actually is suggesting we put our trust in a special kind of magic. But we would need a super-Houdini to spirit away the armed might and aims of conquest which make Russia the continuing menace it is. Views of Others It's So Hot, You Know! Any sociologist worth his degrees will tell you that crimes of violence increase in hot weather. Apparently people really do go "crazy with the heat." Hot as it/s been around here recently, most of us can at least summon a little sympathy for individuals who are beat by the heat. In fact, somo- times it gives us a little feeling of superiority to see that someone else broke under the strain before we did. Sometimes when it really gets hot, we may feel like going crazy with the heat ourselves. The hot weather, or something, has stirred up violent disorders and revolt in the Russian dominated areas of East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. The heat apparently has also gone to Syngman Rhee's head. We could name others. Heat or something is creating havoc in human affairs all over the world. A combination of heat and television touched off a one-man revolt In New York City. A 20- year-old war veteran, Richard Gaughan, who said he hates television, decided he couldn't stand it any longer. He burst into a CGS rehearsal studio where actors were appropriately rehearsing a drama called, "City Hospital." Brandishing two sharp knives, the beserk Gaughan slashed a cameraman and bashed an actor over the head with a water pitcher. Obviously this lunatic must be put away to safeguard society. However, as he goes into his well-earned seclusion we cannot but feel a slight quiver of sympathy. It's been so hot, you know. —RRocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. Jangle Gently With summer here it seems fitting that we listen to Satchel Paige's advice on how to stay healthy and enjoy life. Satchel Paige, you undoubtedly know, i.i the ageless relief pitcher, now with the St. Louis Browns, who has managed to remain quite an athlete in spite of his (for athletes) advanced age — which has been estimated all the way from 45 to 55. •• : Batch, In a recent interview In Collier's, gave six rules for living. All, we think, provide excellent advice for anyone: 1. Avoid fried meats, which angry up the blood. 2. II your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. 3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. 4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful. 5. Avoid running at all times. 6. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. —Milwaukee Journal. Sin of Verbosity Hubert Harrison, general manager of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, writing in his column in the Chamber's publication, revives an old newspaper story about brevity. A reporter had turned in two columns about a fire. He objected when the city editor cut it to a paragraph. The city editor's answer: "The story of the creation of the world was told in the Bible In 600 words. Is your story bigger than that?" Which brings up the story of Woodrow Wilson who, when asked how much time he needed before he could appear for a speech, replied: "That depends on how long you want me to talk. I can make an hour's speech starting Immediately. If you want a good 30-minute speech I'll need a week's notice. If you. want a good 10-minute talk. you'd better allow me 'two weeks." Most people are too wordy. \Ve agree with Harrison that verbosity Is a cardinal sin, but a lot of us are guilty. — Sherman (Tex.1 Democrat. It's the Recuperating That Takes Time Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Pin it was Joan Davis who gave being a man-chaser when TV can- along and now it's Vera Vagu Vera's buried her famous shri crazy - about - the - boys charact for a quieter and funnier, i hopes, rib - tickler as the star CBS' "Follow the Leader" e she's telling the world:: "I'm happy for the first time years with my career. That lou character running after men wa n't me." Happily married, unfrustrate Vera is turning the burner wa down on her comedy salesman ship for television, claiming:: "The level of comedy on TV 50 per cent more relaxed than i •adio. You see comedians get ou and kill themselves on television you want to turn them 'Off. It easy, casual performer wh mows how to underplay who wi 'ast in television." it . me "the money didn't mean anything. I had gone into the TV appliance game when I couldn't'land work on the stage. I sold lots of TV sets, but I wasn't happy. So I came out to Hollywood and landed in the movies." Robertson Learned the Oriental Mind in Chinese Peace Talks Ptlcr ednm fli;ht, General WASHINGTON — fNEA) — Gen. J. LaWton Collins, Army Chief of Staff, and Walter S. Robertson, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, flew to Korea on the same plane at the end of June. Secretary Robert son was headed for his now famous armistice talks with K o rean President Syng- mnn Rhee. During the Collins observed that Secretary Robertson would probably be returning: in a few days. The general hoped they could j come back together. Secretary Robertson hesitated a moment befoie answering and then observed, perhaps something like a Chinese philosopher, that in the Orient it was impossible to buy even a suit of clothes in a few days. He didn't think he would be coming back that soon. Events turned out exactly that way. General Collins completed his business with the military in short order and then winged back to the Unitec States. Secretary Robertson stayed two weeks. This little incident may explain whatever success there will be in concluding an armistice with the Communists and getting President Rhee to go along with it. As the senior American truce negotiator between the Chinese Nationalists and Communists at the end of the war, Mr. Robertson got to know something about how the Oriental mind works. Came to Know Red Leaders He became well acquainted with Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese Communist president, and with Chou En-lai. his premier. The American diplomat spent days in conferences with them, and spent weekends at their headquarters. He learned to respect those men for jll^t what they are and he learned you can't do business with Communists. In his China war experience. Mr. Robertson had never met Syng- man Rhee. The Korean president was entirely different from the Chinese Communist leaders. Rhee is a devout Christian. But he was also an Oriental, just as proud and just as firm a believer in his own cot.vlctions as the Communist leaders were in theirs. Before Secvetary Robertson began his conferences wtth President Hhee, a number of Americans apparently tried to tell him just how to handle the Korean. "If everybody knows how to handle him," the secretary is supposed to have observed, "what's the problem?" Of course it wasn't that simple. In the beginning of the negotiations, the Korean president was encouraged to do all the talking. He taiked by the hour, while Robertson sat and listened. President Rhee recited his grievances against the Americans. They were many, g.jing back to the end of the Russo- Japanese War of 1904, when Ihe U.S. okayed Japan's right to occupy Korea. They went on through U.S. acceptance of the 38th paral- el as the dividing line for Korean occupation at the end of the war, | ur to the latest hassle over release of prisoners of war. Grief Put on Record With all this grief put on the record over a period of several business. There were two very fundamental truths to point out: First, if it had not been for American assistance, President Rhee wouldn't have any country at all. Second, if President Rhee wanted to go on fighting alone, he could sacrifice all his people and they could all die martyrs and heroes. But they would have no country left. The negotiations between Robertson .and Rhee went on from there with many ups and downs and more downs than ups. Some of :he worst downs were caused b;y American stupidity in other corners. Of the day that President Rhee came closest to agreeing to all American proposals, a U.S. Army 'free" radio in Tokyo broadcast i completely false rumor that President Rhee was breaking off he negotiations. This incensed the ild Korean patriot greatly. He said it was American Army >ropaganda and trickery and he demanded an apology, though neither General Mark Clark nor any other American official had been responsible for it. Over obstacles such as these, Ko- •esn agreement to the armistice was finally achieved by endless ia!.ience and tact, in one of the raiost difficult diplomatic negotia- ions of the Korean war period. It s the first such delicate deals be- ore there can be peace in that roubled area. All four Gabors—Eva, Zsa Zsa tfagda and Mama—on a pane ihow sounds interesting but dan serous. A 4-G production, I'l ifraid, would keep the FCC spin ! over zippy dialog and clea i/age. Look For New Shows Hoagy Carmichael's summer re jlscement for "Your Show o Shows" fade.-; in September, bu VBC's shopping for ideas to kee; im on the home screens durini ie winter. . Richard Carlson', he star of a new action adventur eries for Ziv-TV. Dick .plays the ole of a counter-intelligence ser iceman. . Dennis Day finally got the greer light to put all o his shows on film. Now that a TV salesman has made the grade as a movie actor with star prospects, you'd better look at the repair man more close :y next time you call him to check your picture tubes. He may be the next Gregory Peck. John Gifford, a darkly handsome newcomer who makes life miser able for Bella Darvi and Richard Wiilmark in Fox's "Hell and High Water," owned TV stores In Washington, D.C.. and once had 16 salesmen selling sets for him in North Carolina as "Big John, the Working Map's Friend." "But after five years," he told the Doctor Says— Ky EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written (or NBA Service Today's first question is really a side Issue in the problem of reducing. Q—I have been taking dexedrine tablets for about five years to help depress my appetite. I take about five or six daily and count on them to give me a push whenever I feel tired. I begin to worry in case they may produce undesirable effects on the human system. What do you think? Miss B. A—Dexedrine Is a drug which has other effects than depressing the appetite. It can ,for example, produce an Increase in the level of blood sugar, and while apparently it cannot cause diabetes it should not be used if that disease is al- j ready present. It may produce some other undersirable effects, and I should consider il extremely unwise for you to continue tak- I ing it in this fashion for a lift. ] somewhat similar to drugs like atropine. Marijuana is considered a dangerous drug, and a person who has been smoking it or any length of time should have medical and psychiatric care, preferably in a hospital with immediate and complete withdrawal of the drug. Acquiring a dependence on marijuana is a social as well as an individual problem. SO THEY SAY The chap down the block was out on the back stoop in his undershirt the other afternoon. Gracious living is setting in a little early this year. — Washington Evening Star. * » * Three boys reported their good deed for the day. Scout—We helped an old lady across the street. Scoutmaster—Did It take all of you to do that? Scout—It sure did. She didn't want to go. — Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. » * * Nation's pig crop will be 5 per cent short this falli the Department of Agriculture hits figured out. But we'll bet there will be as many road hogs »s ever, — Shelby (N.C.) Star. Q—Please tell me why my 12- Q—Does the constant use of mineral oil cause the loss of any vitamins from the body? M. L. A—The regular use of mineral oil as a laxative certainly does have objections. Prom the standpoint of vitamins, it Interferes with the absorption of those vitamins which are considered fat soluble. It may not destroy all of them but it may prevent adequate amounts from being absorbed. vear-old son grates his In his NOT SO LONG AGO there was sleep? I can hear him in the next room. Mrs. V.S. A—This is a common problem with children and occasionally persists Into adult life. It is' considered to be primarily a symptom of ncreascd nervous tension. The cause of this nervous tension should Since then the cost of living has risen markedly. Please, somebody, how come? — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. be sure that the nutrition is adequate in all respects, it should disappear or at least lessen as time goes on, and particularly if the causes of the nerous tension can be removed. Q. What ar« the bad after-effects of smoking marijuana cigarets? J.M. A—Smoking marijuana cigarets produces mental symptoms of Intoxication very much Hko those of »lcor>ol, «nd physiological effects SENATOR KERR, who ran for country trying to break down the administration of a man who ran for president and carried 39 of the 48 states. Aesop told of the fly on the carriage axle who said, "Just see what a dust I am rai"!ng." — Oklahoma City Oklanoman. POME In Which It Is Revealed That Zest I.s A Principal Ingredient Of Happy Living: Anything you greatly favor Adds to life a cerl.iin flavor. — Atlanta Journal. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bidding Simple For Point Count By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service The bidding of today's hand was very simple for players who use the point count. South showed a count of 19 to 21 points by opening the bidding with one of a suit and then jumping to two no-trump at his second turn. North had a count of 15 points, and knew that the combined count was 34 to 36 points. This was enough for a small slam, but not enough for a grand slam, NORTH 30 * K J 10 VAQJ10 * 642 + A95 WEST EAST 486532 *74 *852 V7643 »J 4K987 + Q1082 +843 SOUTH (D) * AQ9 VK9 f AQ1053 + KJ7 North-South vul. South We«t North East 1 » Pass 1 » Pass 2N.T. Pass 6N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 3 of spades in today's hand. South didn't think carefully enough. He counted three spade tricks, four hearts, and two clubs, and came to the correct conclusion that the slam would depend on developing the diamonds. Having thought the problem through to this point, South Won the first trick with dummy's ten of spades and immediately finessed the ten of diamonds. This finesse lost to West's jack, and now the slam was irretrievable. East still had a sure diamond trick, and South could not make his slam without the diamonds. The point that South, overlooked was that he was not in a grand slam contract. He didn't need all of the diamond tricks, only three of them. The slam was hopeless if West had three or more diamonds headed by the king and jack, but there was no reason to throw the slam away if West happened to have a singleton diamond. The correct play is to take the ace of diamonds at the second trick. When the jack falls, declarer gets to dummy and leads another diamond towards his own hand. If East plays low, his best chance, South can win with the ten of diamonds. He can then get back to dummy to lead another diamond towards his own hand, thus assuring the contract. DALE ROBERTSON, arguing' that the swashbuckler. "Son of Slnbad," isn't like a good old sagebrush opera: "In these kind of Persian pic- tures'you have to make large speeches. You just can't stand around with your hands in your pockets and talk slow and easy the LEW AYRES, on the subject of Lew Ayres, artist:: "I haven't found myself yet, but I think I'm on the path , as an artisfc. But I don't want to be a Hollywood actor who paints. I want to be a painter who paints." NOW THEY HAVE a gadget that will defrost the refrigerator, wake the family to music, turn on lights and set the coffee pot to going. Sow could a man roll over and get n another little nap against all hat? — New Orleans States. WE OCCASIONALLY keep Cokes n our fish ice box in the News office. You can get one free by bragging on the News, or you can stay honest .and get one for a nickel when we have it to spare. — Omega (Ga.) News. IT WOULD BE easier to discred- t congressional "witch-hunts" 11 he committees didn't show up with a witch now and then. — Memphis "^ess-Scimitar. PSYCHOLOGISTS say that no jerson should keep too much to imself. The Bureau of Internal Revenue Is of the same opinion Carlibad (N.M.) Current-Argus. ANY WOMAN can see herself in fur coat, but apparently It is a are one who can see herself in lacks. — Omega (Ga.) News. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville A picnic supper replaced the week- luncheon meeting at the Hotel oble of the Lions club last night hen about 80 members, their wives nd dates went to Walker Park for chicken supper. Coleman Stevens, Jr., who under- ent an appendectomy at the Mem- his Methodist hospital, is report- d resting well today. Among those who went dancing at he Peabody lut night to Joe Reich- an's music were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. dams, Dr. and Mrs. Joe Beasley, ilr. and Mrs. William Lawshe, Mr. nd Mrs. Max Logan and Mr. and ilrs. A. R. Wetenkamp. It looks like the Beria affair- indicates that being a high official in Communist Russia is just about as unhealthy as 3eing a convicted Russian sp? over here, says Doc Smithers. Boyish Bit Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Masculine appellation 5 Boy named for a lion 8 He was 1 Kind of tree 2 Asiatic nation 10 Property 10 North wasted no time in bidding the slam. You usually have an adequate )lay for a slam contract If you lave a count of 33 points in, the ombined hands. This doesn't -ncan to say that you can always vln 12 tricks with such a count, 'he cards may break badly, for me thing. For another, the slam •nay be there -for the taking only f you play your cards skillfully. When West opened the tore* 3 Competitors 4 Boy's appellation 5 Tardy 6 Redact 7 Larissan mountain 8 Exist 9 Man's appellation 52 Man's name 53 Poker slake 54 Essential being 55 Air (comb, form) named for the 56 Golf mounds first man DOWN 12 Iroquoian Indian 13 Paid notices in newspapers 14 Genus of shrubs 15 Nickname for David . 16 It is (contr.) 17 Formerly 18 Striped cloth 19 Flower part 21 Encountered 22 One who irritates 24 Winged 26 Tremulous 28 Waterfowl (pl.) 29 Follower 30 Make a mistake 31 Cetacean (comb, form) 32 Nickname (or Edgar 33 Looks over 35 Scoff 38 Offspring 39 Sins in a low voice 41 Hi-ad covering 42 Type of cloth 46 Station (ab.) 47 Greek god of war 49 New Guinea port 50 Prevaricator il Withered items II Dull finish 19 Feigns 20 Boy's name 23 Heroic 25 Pantry 27 Seines 28 Oriental coins 48 Observe 33 Portions 50 Separate 36 Dycstuff 37 Take turns 38 Run afier 40 Nostrils 43 Pen name of Charles Lamb 44 Unusual 45 Machine part 34 Qtioters column

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