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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NE6, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphlt. Entered ea second, class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 0, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given In marriage. Luke 20:34. * * * When men enter Into the state of marriage, they stand nearest to God.—Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs Little worries dpn*t hurt anyone, says a college professor. Except the folks some people insist on telling them to. * * # At today's price*, when a fellow takes a firl out to dinner, he's beta? taken. » * * A lot of people found out on New Year's Eve that he goblets will get you if you don't watch out. » * # A judge says the average truck driver could give others some good advice about driving-. But, sometime*, such language! jf * * Now is the time when the "Just-what-1-wanted- for-Chrlstmas" gift* are being exchanged. Good Government Award Can Lead to J ust That Junior Chamber of Commerce members, always alert for ways to make their community stronger, have hit on another blue-ribbon scheme in recognizing various public servants who have done outstanding jobs. In addition to Man of the Year awards, the Jaycees now hand out their Good Government citation to the local officeholder who in the opinion of a selecting committee has done a top job. Actually, we have many who do their utmost each year in giving the county, state and city their very best efforts. This year's award to Sheriff William Berryman certainly was in order. But the good public servant receives little in the way of recognition. It's when he deviates from competent service that , he attracts atenion. This bit of recognition, though carrying little in the way of tangible reward, certainly will do much to bring about good government. Cutting The Army A debate over proposed cuts in the size of the nation's ground armies is evidently assured in Congress. But it ought not to be a partisan discussion. Politics will only serve further to obscure an issue that is already far from clear. The effort should rather be to strip away as much confusion as possible, so we understand exactly what it is we are considering. • For one thing, President Eisenhower should make even plainer than he has the fact that giving priority to our atomic air strength does not mean reducing ground forces to an ineffectual shadow. The concept this Administration !ias of the Army is of a relatively small but expertly trained and highly mobile force, backed by a tremendous reserve which could be mustered for a long war. Such an army would surely be no shadow, nor would it encourage a potential enemy to believe we could fight only one kind of war — atomic. Critics of the President's suggested reduction of 380,000 men apparently are trying to intimate that this force might mean the difference between being able to cope with new local wars and not being able. Actually, any such intimation is vastly misleading. In Western Europe, we are prepared to impede if not turn back a ground offensive with American units which are part of the long NATO defense arc. There we have the advantage of dealing with friendly powers who not only permit but want our armies on their soil. No comparable situation exists in the troubled areas* of Asia and the Middle East. We have gome units holding the truce line in Korea and others stationed in Japan. But these are not designed as a mobile force geared to jump off at a moment's notice to help quell trouble in Indo-China, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran or elsewhere. There is no place in that general area where we have or could put troops for such a purpose. Having or not having an added 380,000 men will not affect this problem. However many soldiers we have, it is clear they would have to travel long distances by water or air to reach the scene of aggressions in the Middle East or Asia. If by sea, the delay almost certainly would insure speedy triumph for the invaders. And neither this Administration nor any other has ever seriously considered creating an airborne force of sufficient size and power to fight quickly and effectively in small wars. The problem has another side. Since the Korean aggression, which we were able to meet because we had forces just 700 miles off, the Communists may have decided neve^r to resort to open invasion again. They may rely on subversion, the fomenting of civil war, and the clandestine shipment of arms and men across borders. This way of fighting the small war worked in Indb-China. Inasmuch as the trouble is then obviously "internal," armed intervention — even if militarily possible — would depend on the invitation of the country involved in the struggle. Considering the West's present unpopularity in' Asia, such an invitation clearly would not be automatic. The hard truth is we have no .settled strategy for dealing with the small war, whether fought by open aggression or internal subversion. Except for the special Korean situation, we have never had. Congressional debaters ought not to suggest that Mr. Eisenhower's proposed Army cuts destroy something We never had. VIEWS OF OTHERS Economic Illiterates America needs a great deal more today than a good five-cent cigar. . It needs more young men trained in science according to some authorities. And a retired Marine general says we need more expert riflemen. Comes now a survey that shows that America also needs mor« college graduates who understand business. (It's a cinch Russia doesn't lead us here!) The survey indicates that the majority of U. C. college graduates are "economic illiterates." They don't understand how a modern business works. They can't read stock market quotations or corporation reports. As a result, many educators are now proposing that a basic business course be made a part of the required college curriculum for all students. Why has business education been so neglected? There are many reasons but Harvard's Professor Harry Hansen hit the nail on the head when he said: "As long as businessmen view college professors as theoretical thinkers and college professors view businessmen as money grubbers, we cannot expect much progress, if you could get economic. 1 ; professors to understand more about the workings of business, you would end up with more business courses in undergraduate work." — Kingsport (Tenn.) Newa. Built-in Maid Service Secretary of Agriculture Benson $poke the other day of a matter overlooked too often when complaints are made concerning the spread between the prices of food on the farm and food at retail. Benson observed that in buying a wide variety of pre-cooked and conveniently packaged foods the country's housewives are getting what amounts to built-in maid service. Undoubtedly that's true. All manner of fish, fowl and red meat is coming cleaned, disjointed and packaged for easy cooking. Complete meals come frozen and ready for the table after a lltle heating. The packages in which many of these newer food preparations come will serve as throwaway dishes and the housewife's chores are lightened by that much. Nowadays even popcorn is built into Its own skillet and aluminum foil bubble so It's possible to pop it with more aplomb and less clatter. Would the housewife give up all the conveniences of packaged food for the lower prices she could get at the farm? That's unlikely, but a lot of the spread in prices is accounted for by this costly packaging. — Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY The West has now reached a spiritual turning point. The secular philosophy on which most Westerners hnve been living for ... 250 years is proving ... an inadequate guide. — Historian Arnold Toynbce. * * * The Western Alliance Is saved, nnd the free world can once again brenlhc e slly. — Sen Mike Mansfield (D.-Mont,), ns France OK's Gorman arms. * * * I (eel there has been proof presented In tills case that has definitely proven I couldn't perform this crime. — Dr. Sam Shcppnrd after jury convicted him of second-degree murder, 1 "—However, the Door Is Still Open" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NCA Stnio. Inc. Peter fdson's Washington Column — Wilson, Dulles Do Some Poaching; Safety Snafu; Love That Georgia WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson got to poaching a little .n each other's preserves just before the holidays. Secretary Wilson made a press conference statement which pretty well outlined the U.S. foreign policy situation concerning Russia. Secretary Dul- ,es then told his press conference what the U.S. military strategy situation was concerning the use of atomic weapons. Dulles told a story to explain that the reduction of U.S. armed 'orces did not mean that this country was cutting back on its de- r enses. Just supposing, he said, that .here was a country that had first nvented gunpowder. If, after making this invention, this coun- ry should then start reducing the number of men it had armed with crossbows and arrows, it would not be a sign that the country was weaker. NOBODY IS complaining openly, but most of .the U. S. safety organizations which participated In ,he recent Safety Driving Day endorsed by President Eisenhower are irked by the way the plan was mndled. The complaint now is that the five weeks following Ike's firm assurance that he would speak on its behalf were not enough time for the public relations people of the safety outfits to give it adequate preparation and promotion. As a result, the critics believe, it wasn't very effective. TREASURY DEPARTMENT has come up with a billion-dollar word, which is the size of this year's budget. The word Ls asymptotically. It was used by a Treasury tax expert to explain that the full effect of cutting the corporate income tax rate from 52 per cent to. 47 per cent would not be felt in the years Immediately after passage of the cut, but would approach that point gradu ally.- The first year after the cut, the government might lose $1.2 billion of revenue. The next year it might lose SI.5 billion, $1.8 billion the year after that and maybe 52 billion in the fourth year. The full effect of the cut, over $2.2 billion, might not be felt for a long time. The one word, asymptote, explains all that's in the foregoing paragraph. It's a perfectly good mathematical expression for Last summer the President's! curve that approaches, but never Action Committee for Highway quite meets, a straight line. The Safety decided the idea was good promotion stunt. But the White House staff never came up derivation is Greek meaning not falling together." - - - ~ -,. THE RUSSIAN embassy with a firm commitment that the | Washington has apparently been President would personally en- making . a play for Russian-born dorse the crusade. Several times' people now in America, trying ti the project was all set to go. Each | persuade them to go back to their native country. Recently they invited one prominent Washington;an of Russian birth to come to time it was cancelled. As late as five weeks before it was actually, held, the Safe Driving Day cam-: paign was cancelled, then revived 1 again. i one of their parties. Just for a look at the inside of the place the Doctor Says — Written, for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. It is fairly well known, I think, | that many of the chemicals used j in industrial operations can pro-! duce skin irritation trouble with; the breathing passageways and in some cases more serious effects J on the body. ' LacQuer thinners, paint remov- ! ers, dcgreasing agents and a i whole host of other substances! which are essential in many mod-I ern industrial processes carry) risks to those who come in con-1 tact with 'these chemicals and | must be handled with care. Industrial engineers and health authorities are well aware of the possibilities and have done much to increase the safety of users but the best methods cannot overcome carelessness. In addition to chemicals with which people come in contact in their work, there are many .substances used t around the home which also ' contain chemicals which can be harmful in one way or another particularly if precautions are not used. j Among the most important of | these hazards are some of the' cleaning solutions. These are not j at all alike but in order to do! their Job they must contain Mime j chemical aR.-nt or agents and j practically all of them are poisonous if swallowed. Sonic of the cleaning fluids arc '•• highly Inflammable and carry tlw» risk of catching on fire and binning the user u- the house. Obviously, such preparations «hou!d be kept away from nn open fhimi-. I a person usln.; them .should not smoke at the tlmo. Probably those' which are particularly Infiamsim-! blc should bo used only out-.>l ! doors on a humid day anil v.'itti i (he container k^pi on ihr ^'.u.ul 1 lo lesson the chance of h, ,-• ;h.' vrloping from »:r,ric electricity. ' Some of the preparations which do not catch 'fire so easily or not at all contain other chemicals which are dangerous if Inhaled in loo large quantity. Of these, perhaps the most hazardous is carbon tetrachloride which appears to be extremely poisonous to some people. Those who are overweight alcoholic, undernourished, or those who have heart disease, lung disorders, high biood pressure, peptic ulcer dr kidney disease are said to be particularly sensitive to this chemical agent snd should never come in contact with It. A good summary of this subject was made three or four years ago: 'Dry cleaning fluids and stain removers are very common household poisons . . . cases of poisoning result both from the inhalation of vapors as well as from swallowing. Sometime ago we examined the body of a woman who had cleaned a dress with carbon tetrachloride in the bathroom, a small space without ventilation; she succumbed to the fumes of this compound." The cleaning fluids should be used with care as should any other possibly dangerous substance around the home. IF THESE Irishmen Guliclrnl, Zajeski, Kapish, Varrichlonc, Wt- tucki and Raich don't quit running over iw Texnns, we're gnnnn iiavT to start rcriilting In Arkansas.— Drtlins News. IN THE MOVIES the h?ro is always sayln;, "We may not have much money, dear, but we have each oth:r," but how many husbands In rcinl Hfe \vculd dare ilsl; llio kind of reaction they'd Rd tn r crack nice that? - RUhmond Tinics-Dispatch. and for a taste of vodka and caviar he went,-taking along his American wife, a Southern belle. They were both given rather frigid treatment By one of the Russian hosts when the ex-Russian, made clear that he had come to America at an early age and had no desire to leave. The Red official then launched into a long-winded and stuffy lecture about the beauties and wonders of the Soviet Union.. He particularly stressed the attractions of that section of Russia known as Georgia, where he had been brought up. Finally, turning to the American wife, he inquired sarcastically, "Now, Madam, I suppose you would still rather live here than in Russia?" "Ah really must say Ah would, she drawled. "But Ah'm suah you'll understand, foh Ah'm from Georgia, too." DEFENSE SECRETARY Charles E. Wilson has a lot of fun exchanging quips with news photographers. He gets a kick out of seeing them poised for a picture, waiting minutes for a gesture that will show some action. He watches them out of the corner of his eye and when he thinks they've relaxed, he makes a quick motion with him hand, hoping they'll mis; it. When he played this game with the cameramen at a recent press conference, he lost. All the cameras clicked and the flash lamps li up instantaneously and simultaneously. "Look!" said Mr. Wilson as the photographers grinned. "Will you tell me why I am so much more attractive when I'm scratching my head than when I'm just sitting here quietly?" > JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Contract Is Very Difficult By OSWALD JACOBY Wrllten for NEA Service Tournament experts will assure you, if you ask them,, that the most difficult of all contracts Is one no-trump. Many game and slam contracts are absolute lay- NORTII 4 AQ 1087 V A97 * KJ4 + J 10 WEST 4-K4 VKQ52 * Q65 + 9853 EAST (D) 4J653 <t A 1032 + KQ7 SOUTH *02 » J 1043 » 087 A A (M 2 North-South vul East P.1GS PflSS Souih West Puss I'.iss 1 N.T. Pass \orlh 1 A Pass Opening lead—4> 3 downs, but you will seldom play the hand at one no-trump unless the strength is so evenly divided Ihnl It's Very hard to tell which ildc can make a majority of the tricks. In today's hand, for example, the h!jh-'.:nrd .«trew<th w.i- equal- y divided. Each s'tlc had 20 points n hi;,'!] cards. The struggle sometimes went one wny and snme'- llmes the other, when this hrtnd wns plnyrd in the recent national tournnrncnl in Atlanta. At mnny tables, West opened the HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood Smorgasbord: Movietown's Christmas presents were as lavish as usual but none were quite as exciting as Bruce Cabot's gift to Erroll Plynn in their pre-war gay blade days. Great-lover Flynn found the "package" oA hU front porch gorgeous blonde wearing- only red ribbon bows in strategic places. Cabot hired the doll for the occasion and had her wrapped in cellophane with "Do Not Crush" and "Handle With Care" labels here and there. Ralph Edwards isn't superstitious about numbers. He was born on June 13. 1913, at 13 minutes past midnight. . . . Bing Crosby Will tell you that his dramatic acting in "The Country Girl" was easy. He argues that playing himself, as in the "Road" pictures, was the toughest. -. . . Bob Mitchurn must be slipping. During film ing of "Not As a Stranger," fellow-stars affectionately called him "Mother Mitchum." GUMMO MARX used to be billed as "the world's slowest whirlwind dancer" . . . The Humphrey Bo- garts have never bothered to buy furniture for their living room. George Gobel, the new TV sensation, once played guitar duets with Gene Autry on a Chicago radio station. Bob Hope and Fred MacMurray worked together back in the early 30's in the Broadway hit, "Roberta." During the show, Hope loaned MacMurray his hat and cane to make a screen test. Milly Vitale, the Italian cutte teamed with Bob in his latest film, "The Seven Little Foys," frankly admits she's looking for an American husband. Her reason, she says, is that "In America the woman to boss." Rock Hudson pulled off a saloon set doorknob when the door stuck during a scene for the turn- deuce of hearts. Thii gave South the chance to develop three heart tricks immediately, and declarer usually made his contract without trouble. At one table, West opened the fourth-best club on the theory that he preferred to keep his high hearts for use as entries later on. This opening lead struck oil. East held the first trick with the queen of clubs, held the second trick with the king of clubs, and continued the suit. South won the third trick with the ace of clubs, discarding a Hmall heart from the dummy. South now led the nine-of spades from his hand. West saw no advantage in covering with the king, so he played low without hesitation. South let the nine of spades ride, and East won with the ]ack. East returned the eight of hearts, and West put up the queen to force out dummy's ace. Declarer didn't know that he could catch the king of spades by Just laying down the ace, so he returned the nine of hearts from the dummy in the hope of promoting a trick in that suit. West won with the king of hearts and promptly cashed his last club, dummy discarding a spade. West could see that a diamond or heart return would help cleclnr- er. so he plumped dummy in by returning the king of spades. Dummy could cash three spades but then had to guess the best way of leading away from the At the end, South guessed wrong by leading the jack of diamonds out of the dummy. West won with the queen and returned a diamond, allowing East to win the last two tricks. At this table therefore, alert defense managed to set the contract two tricks. of-the-century "One Desire." "We guys were pretty tough in those days, weren't we?" he grinned to Director Jerry Hopper. FRCDR1C MARCH calls it the ideal life. He comes to Hollywood for films like "The Bridges at Toko-Ri," lives in a small Connecticut town between jobs. Jacques (Paris in "Helen of Troy") Sernas took a premedica.1 course and had visions of himself as a famous surgeon before he got the acting bug , . . Michael Lorlng, once starred in musicals at Universal, is a cantor now at Fresno, Calif., synagogue. Director Fred Zlhneman of "From Here to Eternity" fame was an extra In the old movie, "All Quiet on the Western Front." ... At 14, Anne Baxter was hired for the role of Katherine Hepburn's .sister in "The Philadelphia Story," but was fired after a week of rehearsal . . . Mark Stevens was a reporter on the Akron Beacon Journal at the age of 16. BOB STERLING'S father wai Walter Hart, onetime catcher for the Chicago Cubs. . . Jack Benny might like to know that Michael Rennie plays a hot clarinet . . . Operatic star Richard Bonelli li Robert Stack's uncle .... Jane Froman, who's five feet, six and a half inches tall, wean ake three and a. half ihoei. Bill Holder's public Mrvaflt job as a member of the Lo« Angelst park commission Is a role he like*. Feels actors should take greater part in community life. There's good reason for IHan Martin's fancy footwork and lirt- throwing in a fight icene la "Three Ring Circus." He fought 60 amateur, prize fights in Steubenville, Ohio, before becoming a singer. The reason he had his nose bobbed when he "-landed in the movies. Italian star Anna MagnanI fifftV* Burt Lancaster a butch haircut and her companion, Natalie Murray, a shingle Job between scenes of "The Rose Tattoo.' Lady barbering ta her hobby. Warner Bros, has registered the title, "The William Remington Case," based on the Lewisburg federal pen murder. MENDES-FRANCE may be able to convert his countrymen to milk, but It is doubtful if anybody will ever be able to homogenize French politics. — Florida Times-Union. AS WE understand the stock market situation, Treasury Secretary Humphrey had a bear by the tail, let go. and Is now trying to grab a bull by the horns. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. THERE'S the girl who doesn't think of men very often, but when she thinks, she thinks of men. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. OLD JOE JONES says, "if you want to cure your wife of nervousness, just tell her It's caused by advanced age." — Hartwell (Ga.) Sun. LITTLi L/Z— A maid of honor Is a girl who li busy at the wedding looking for other prospects, ....... 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