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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 24, 1955
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VAQE FOtm BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 24,1MB THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW8 THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINES, PubiUbtr HARRY A. HAINE8, Editor, Militant Publish* PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mintfor Sole National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, kfemphU. Entered u second class matter at the poet- office at BIytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Con- greee, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Pr«s SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in' the city o( Blyrheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.60 per rear payable in advance. Meditations Bellevest thou not that I an in the Father In ne? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the father that dwelleth In me, he does the works. - John 14:10. ' The sacrifice ot Christ has rendered it just tor Him to forgive sin; and whenever we are led to repent of and to forsake it, even the righteousness of God is declared in the pardon of it.— Robert Hall Barbs Home is where a person hangs his hat — which Mom wishes Dad would. * * * Four hundred people atended a wedding in California and not one soul had any Idea what toe groom was wearing. # * * A fashion writer says the dude Englishman dresses "fit to kill." And the Scotchman, we sup• pose, fit to kilt. # * * It's Interesting to watch the bowler who arrives late at he aHeys. He just grabs hli coffee and nit,. * * * With some of the young girls today it's love at first sight — of the fellow's bank account. Routine, but Important Recently Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and UN Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge paid a visit to Gen. Curtis LeMay at his Strategic Air Command headquarters in Omaha. To allay any fears, they said the call had no significance but was "routine." We can have little doubt that they were speaking accurately, since there are at this time no signs of increasing war dangers, certainly not of a sort that would justify such a top-level huddle as this one. But Dulles and Lodge may not have realized that it is not necessarily clear to most Americans why a visit from the nation's leading diplomats to the country's key SAC commander should be routine. We are inclined to forget the very intimate relation between foreign policy and military policy. In the view of the experts in these fields, military policy is properly regarded not as something distinct and apart, but as an extension, supplement and support for foreign policy. At all times our diplomats must not have any doubts as to the full range and character of our military capabilities. Those capabilities mark the limits of our diplomacy. We cannot safely go beyond them. In other words, we dare not make either threats or promises which we cannot support with military action if that should become necessary. Once a nation makes threats or promises which it cannot back up — and its bluff is called — then its diplomatic word will not soon again have great weight and influence. This is a matter of especial importance to the United*States, as the greatest power on earth today. As the principal military, economic and political prop of the whole free world, we are being besieged constantly to extend a protectiv* arm to new lands. We are also under urging to shake a big stick in the hope that will dissuade a potential aggressor from rash action. The temptation must always be a great one among our diplomats to spread the power and influence of this nation wider than is really safe. And if we are committed too extensively through promim and threats, then 'we shall inevitably run into trouble, for at tome point or other we shall fail to make good on what someone has said in the country'* name. That is why it is "routine" for men like Dulles and Lodge to talk with LeMay and other top mijitary men. It is routin*, but It it important. Good Choice Word that former Sen. John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky will be the next ambassador to sensitive India is wholly welcome. Cooper was one of the ablest senators in the recent 83rd Congress. Besides his record of performance there, with particular experience on the key Foreign Relations Committee, he brings to this new post a period of service as a UN delegate. It may be true that Cooper has no special knowledge of India at this stage, but no one who has any familiarity with either his record or his character has the slightest doubt that he will show himself the master of this new assignment.' VIEWS OF OTHERS Here We Go Again They say elephants never forget, but one wonders if elephants ever learn. The GOP Elephants seem very anxious to make the same mistake twice. They cannot leave well enough alone. This has to do with McCarthy "again,, and McCarthy haters will not like it. But the fact is that if the Watkins Committeee had never been appointed, Senator McCarthy would today be much less of a heroic figure and martyr in the eyes of his fanatical followers. And that committee would not have been appointed,if certain eager beavers in the Senate had not been anxious to follow up on the Mundt hearings and give the man another shove downward. Now the Republicans seem to be anxious to make the s£me mistake twice. That is almost as stupid as the girl who dropped the second dish to show how she had broken the first. Senator Case has expressed his intention of trying to unseat Senator McCarthy as a member of the Senate Investigation Subcommittee. Senator Case, whose own election was itself a defeat for McCarthy (who was outspoken against Case), is making a mistake. He is over-reaching himself. He is playing straight into the hands -of McCarthy. We should assume that older and wiser heads In the Republican Party will take Senator Case aside and remind him of a few facts of life. One, as a freshman senator, he is fixing to get off on the wrong foot in the Senate by talking too much. Secondly, that what he is trying to do would further split the party. And thirdly there Is no justification for his action; it can't succeed and will result in a victory for McCarthy. Senator McCarthy was censured for a particular action, or rather two actions, neither one of which had anything to do with his work on the subcommittee. That's important. The senator was not censured for his treatment of General Zwicker or any other witness. Of course, if Senator Case persists and succeeds in getting a record vote on McCarthy's appointment, he will force every Republican again publicly to take a pro- or anti-McCarthy stand. They will hate that, and hate Case for making them do it. In fact many people who want to see McCarthy get his come-uppance will feel that thia step cannot be justified. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Time*. Less Federal Spending Alter two years of Republican rule, there still is need for further whittling down of federal spending. The Eisenhower administration has made a creditable start in this direction and has cut taxes a bit. But the federal budget still isn't balanced, and further tax cuts due April 1 probably will have to be postpone*. Almost every taxpayer will agree with Clem D. Johnston's call for a further cut of 25 per cent in federal spending to clear the way for a balanced budget and more tax relief. Mr, Johnston, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, is confident that every federal agency can trim Its budget without impairing any essential service. The GOP leaders have discovered that bureaucracy is a force hard to budge, no matter which party Is in power. Many of the federal officeholders have been frozen in their jobs by Civil Service. All of them resist changes that might force them to look for new jobs. And every bureau head wants as large a budget as he can obtain because that makes him look like a big shot. The Democratic control of the new Congress will make it all the harder for the President to obtain new economies. For more than two decades, the Democrats have been the free spenders. Now they threaten new deficit spending for housing, health insurance and other- dubious projects .It may be hard for the President and the conservatives in both parties to hold the present line, let alone making further cuts in federal spending. — Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY Oh, if only men knew how to live out their lives In that atmosphere of joy, with those feelings of goodness and peace that Christmas pours forth on all sides, how different, how much happier earth would be. — Pope Pius XII. ¥ * * Oambling IK a highly specialized field and nobody in the state except gamblers are trained for the Job. — Mert Wertheimer, Nevada gambler, on proposal that Nevada take over the gambling business. * ¥ * You read about underworld characters In boxing, but it Is the boxing commissions who license them ... If there are things wrong In boxing, H'» partly the fault of the commissions. — Former Heavyweight Champ Jot Louis. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde AWA -s^eej " -/OR ure WILL BLESSIWcS . B S A Lor EASIER TfiOM flEpeoM/SlP// Erskine Johnson IN . HOLLYWOOD Peter idson's Washington Column — President's Program Is Aimed At Producing World Trade Balance WASHINGTON —(NEA)— What President Eisenhower has asked for in his new foreign economic message to the Congress is, in effect, a recodification of all U. S. laws dealing with this subject. These laws are today something of a hodgepodge. They were passed separately to meet limited situations. They did not have as their objective the creation of a complete and consistent foreign economic policy meeting today's world conditions. In trying lo bring order out of this confusion, the House Ways and Means Committee has a job almost as big as the one it tackled in the two years past. This was to recodify the tax laws. The last Congress did a commendable job on that. There Is as yet no move to put together an omnibus foreign economic policy code of laws, all wrapped up neatly in a single package. Al the parts in the President's foreign economic program are so interrelated, however, that they must be considered together by. the Congress. What these parts are was spelled out by the President in the first of his special messages to Congress This is by no means the extreme program which some of the opponents of a reciprocal trade agreements program -have made it out to be. It is a moderate aproach. It will satisfy neither the believers in completely free trade nor those who believe only in high protective tariffs. The group of business leaders under Clarence B. Randall, board chairman of Inland Steel, who shaped up and support the Eisenhower program, believe that few American producers will be hurt by it. There is no provision for government aid to U. S. Industries affected by lowered tariffs, which is opposed by the American Tariff League and its high-duty supporters. But the escape clause and peril point limitations would be retained in the President's program. Tariff cuts would be limited to 5 per cent a year for three years. Tariff rates now over 50 per cent could b cut to that level and not below it in three years. And high rales on goods not now being imported in quantity could be cut not more than a half In this three-year period. After the three years—in 1958— Congress would be able to take another look at the situation. There is no proposal to make the trade agreements a permanent part of American law. With respect to GATT, the new General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade now being negotiated in Gen- I eva, Switzerland, will be submit- I ted to Congress for the first time. [Sen. Eugene Millikin (R., Colo.i ] agreed this had to be done, to set; tie the issue for good. Rep. Richard Simpson (R., Pa.) served with the U. S. GATT delegation this summer «nd presumably got a firsthand idea of ita workings. Multilateral negotiations, rather than treaties between two nations, are now generally recognized as th best way to lower world trade barriers. A charter for the proposed new International Finance Corporation is now being drawn up by a seven- member committee of the executive directors of the International Bank. Eugene R. Black, chairman of the excutive dirctors, and AD- sntativs. It Is hoped that the charter draft will be ready by spring. A sort of junior grade Bretton Woods conference of countries in the International Bank might then have to be called to approve the charter before submitting it to member governments for ratification. If this schedule cannot be met, the charter might have to be held over for the Bank's board of governors' meeting In Istanbul, Turkey, next September. But the U. S idea is to have the charter ready for approval by this session of Congress so that the new lending corporation can begin operations by the end of the year. U. S. exports are now greatly in excess of Its imports. The whole Eisenhower program is aimed at finding free enterprise substitutes for balancing international trade without continued multibilllon-dol- lar-foreign-ald programs. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Muscular dystrophy Is a most peculiar disease which has only recently begun to receive the attention it deserves. Compared with such disases as measles, muscular dystrophy is of course rather rare, but its importance to the one who acquires it or to his family is indeed great. Almost always the first signs of muscular dystrophy appear early in life. Often it develops so slowly that the difficulty is hardly noticed at first. As one mother wrote about her teen-age boy: "He noticed a certain inability to keep up in sports, about a year ago. Earlier he had been active in hockey and baseball, and also helped on the farm." Although there a re several forms of this distressing f they are all somewhat similar in : showing increasing muscular [ wasting, weakness, and being con-; sidered as a true hereditary di-1 sease. The hereditary nature of I muscular dystrophy is shown by the fact that nearly half of those who are afflicted with it will have other members of their families showing the same disease. Anothe? interesting thing which is probably tied to the hereditary element is the fact that the disease is about three times as common in men as in women. In addition to the hereditary factor, some victims of this condition show certain chemical changes which can be identified. As yet, however, these chemical changes have not brought much Information which could be translated into practical treatment. Here, then Is a disease which requires the most intelligent and concentrated kind of research in order that some clues may be discovered to the prevention or treatment of this most saddening muscular disease. The most encouraging feature of the battle nfialnst this disease is the formation of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America (39 Broadwny, New York fl, New York) which Is encoungtng and supporting needed research work. In October this association sponsored a third medical conference at which research work and management of patients were discussed by the increasingly large numbers of mdlcal and scientific investigators who are working to clear up some of the unknown features about muscular dystrophy. In the meanwhile, as one correspondent wrote, "There will be many gallant chaps with gallant families, doing their best to lead normal lives and facing their muscular weakness with courage and intelligence. They should be saluted by all of us." JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's Example of Unscientific Bid By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Nobody could successfully maintain that today's hand Was bid scientifically. North might well have kept quiet with his miserable hand instead of doubling the only contract that he had any defense against. When North did double, East might well have kept quiet with his even more miserable hand. Finally, when South bid three spades, there was no need for West lo double. In view of the bidding, West could hardly expect to win more than three aces; and this was not enough for a double that promised five defensive tricks. All might still have worked out well for the defenders, It West had opened the king of clubs and then shifted to hearts. Instead, however, West opened the ace of hearts and continued with his low heart. Declarer won Uu second trick In dummy with the king of hearts and promptly, banged down the ace and king of spades. When the trumps dropped obediently, South breathed easier. It was now clear that he was going to win seven trump tricks and the king of hearts, no matter what else might happen. One other trick would be enough to fulfill the doubled contract. South was tempted to lead a diamond towards dummy's jack in 14 WIST 4Q10 V A8 » A752 NORTH 474 ¥K94 4> J96 4Q7S5J EAST 483 VQ 1087 32 4-Q108 ' 4AKJ104 483 SOUTH (D) 4 AK J965Z • K43 * 9 Both sidet vui. South WaK North 14 34 Double 1 4 Double 'Pass Pass Opening lead—V A East 3V Pass the hope that West had the ace and queen. If this were the case, West would .get two diamond tricks, but South would get the one trick he needed. South saw a better plan, however, based on the assumption that West held no more hearts. South began his campaign by leading his singleton club. West properly hopped up with the king of clubs and tried to get out safely by leading the ace of clubs. South now made the line play of discarding a diamond instead of ruffing the ace of clubs. West dared not lead another club since dummy would make eht queen; so he had to lead diamonds, thus giving South a trick with the diamond king. If South had tried to set up a diamond trick by force he would have lost his contract, for all of the key diamonds were badly placed (or him. SILVER SPRINGS, Fla.—(NEA> —'Its' a bird!" "It's a fish!" No, It's Johnson! I've been 17,000 feet above water and 18 feet underwater in two days and I say phooey on Jules Verne and his mad genius Captain Nemo. I'll take Howard Hughes and his money. Underwater, on land or in the air. By night or by day. Sipping his champagne while flying over the Gulf of Mexico, or sipping his oxygen in an aqua-lung on the floor of a fantastically clear natural pool at world-famous Silver Springs it breaks the monotony of moviegoing. "Underwater" underwater! Sure, it was underwritten as a publicity stunt. But now there'* Waterscope—10 minutes of the underwater scenes were projected underwater here —and even if you do get the bends, you don't have to listen to popcorn munchers. There was no popcorn in How- .xrd Hughes' private dive-in-theater. It floats—hurray! Getting rid of some loose change —$50,000 an RKO press agent said —Hughes brought Jane Rusell, the star of 'Underwater," and the Hollywood and New York press to Florida in four TWA Constellations for the underwater premiere of the film. There was a dry run of the picture in the afternoon in a theater at nearby Ocala, but in the evening; Hushes and his RKO publicity boys out-Verned Jules and hh Captain Nemo. From a projector set-up in a six-foot-deep, glass-lined well In a submarine garden - viewing boat, 10 minutes of the film's underwater scenes were shown on a 16-by- 20 foot plastic screen anchored in 18 feet of water in the crystal clear Silver Springs pool. The usual premiere-happy fans were there 'and I was a little embarrassed about checking my clothes Instead of my hat. Wearing bathing trunks, an aqua-lung weighing 60 pounds, ft diving mask, swim fins, ear plugs and a waterproof wrist watch, I'm sorry to say I didn't stay long at Mr. Hughes' dive-in. Luckily, four Boy Scouts grabbed me as I was going down for the last time. Until then, it was fun, though. Sitting next to me was a halibut on the staff of "Skin Diving Illustrated" and an octopus hired by Hughes to refill underwater pens. The octopus belonged in the balcony with the rest of the lovers, thoujh. Before the movie WM over he had his arms around everybody. Instead of buttering popcorn, the manager of the dive-in was slapping sardines—live ones—between slices of bread. He was having trouble, though, getting mustard on their tails. THERE WAS ONLY one movie, of course. Only double bills down here are on deformed swordflsh. Actualy. it seemed just like Hollywood—all the trained seats were applauding, I asked for tne usual 'Two on the aisle, please" but all the Isle seats were taken. There's no doubt that "Underwater," a story about buried treasure in a sunken ship off the Cuban coast, wll be voted a four-star (fish) picture. The film's underwater scenes are the best I've ever seen. There was only one fellow I felt sorry for. He was wearing- a USC football uniform and the aqua-lungs handed out to all players during halftime at the rainy New Year's Day game in Pasadena. The guy must have been tackled pretty hard because he was floating around like a lost soul (no pun Intended) asking everyone: 'How do you g-et out of this Rose Bowl, anyway?" Wined, dined >and waterlogged— that's me. You'll have to excuse me now. Gotta see a doc. I simply can't stand the rest of my life with Water squirting out of my eyes. Johnnie Ray wouldn't like it. Angela Lansbury, who won an Oscar nomination in one of her first films, "Gaslight, 1 wishes she hadn't. Says it almost wrecked her career bringing fame too early. . . Dale Robertson's only acting stint before Yollywood fame was in the Oklahoma Military College .production of 'Little Nelly Wildwood.' He played Nelly in a blond wig. . . Because Ray Milland was born in Neath, Wales, his pals call him "Nealhcliffe" when he's in a dour mood. Photographer Hymie Fink: "I've seen so many western* on TV, I'm afraid to sit down any more unless I'm facing a door." Bob Hope's definition of the Hollywood Freeway In his autobiography, "Have Tux, Will Travel," —"a road on which you blow yoar horn and your top. Neither one doe* any good." LITTLl LIZ— Brevity Is the soul of wit. That's why so many bathing suits ore good for a lough. •<•»• THE CHAIN letter racket Is not very sensible, but as applied to government bonds, it has a silver lining. At least a lot of chumps who never would think of buying a bond as a good Investment are buying them as a gamble. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. FOUR STUDENT singers forming a quartet at a school of pharmacy are looking for a catchy name: How about: The Four Hoarse Men of the Apothecary? — Shelby (N.C.) Star. THE LITTLE old lady In a back- country church was punctuating the preacher's sermon with fervent "Amens" as he blasted every sin from murder to cheating at cards. Then he moved on to the subjetc of snulf-snlfflng. Here the woman flared up, nudged her neighbor and exclaimed. "Un-ohi Now he's done quit preachln' and gone to meddlin'l" — Lamar (Mo.) Democral. WOMEN dress to please, men, but usually miss it about 15 minutes. — Ellaville (Oa.) Sun. THERE realty is no mystery ai to how members of the romper set can so easily wrap adults around their little fingers.' Look at the help they get. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. A QIRL threw eight consecutiva ringers in a Georgia horseshoe contest. Such aim won't help her chances of matrimony. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. 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