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PAGE BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS im ootnuiR NEWS co. m. W. HAINKS, PubUdur HAJtRT A. HAINW, Idltor, Auistuit Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Boln Httloul AdYertlsing Representatives: Wallace WlUner Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second claw matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Aitarisw. under act of Con, October », 1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any lUburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations He staffffered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong In faith, givtni glory to God. — Romans 4:SO. # * * The soul seeks God by faith, not by the reasoning of the mind and labored efforts, but by the drawings of love; to which inclinations God responds, and Instructs the soul, which cooperates actively. — Mme. Guyon. Barbs Singing their own praise* is the only way some people ever hear them. * * * There's one thing: nlc« about stopping at a hotel. Your wife doesn't care if you get the toweb dirty. * * * Neighbors are terrible people who tend to your business or fine people who tend to their own. * * * Youif fo4ks consider open fire* much better than steam heat. Imagine rettinr mushy about a radiator. * * * TiM girl who knows a man came to see her and not to hear her Is less likely to wind up an old maid. Communist Misjudgments W« can be pretty sure that the Communists have enough spies in this country to report a good deal of valuable information to their masters in Russia and China. But in one vital field these agents either do not report what they could easily detect, or their reports are not believed in Moscow and Peiping. That is the area of American intentions. Of course, it is deliberate diplomatic policy to keep them guessing, if we can, as to some of our intentions. For example, how far we might go in helping Chiang Kai-shek defend, various Nationalist-held islands close to the Red Chinese mainland. But we are not trying to fool anybody as to our great intention to avoid war if it can be done without appeasement. We have no wish to invade Communist lands, or any other, no aim to conquer a square inch of foreign soil. Furthermore, we are among the most unwarlike peoples on the globe. We have never sought armed conflict but have always come to it slowly and reluctantly. That traditional pattern reflects not only high government policy but the national character. All this any Communist can know with the most cursory study of America. How then does it happen that Chinese Premier Chou En-lai can tell UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, as he apparently has, that he fears the threat of an American-inspired invasion of China's mainland? Obviously, if any reports of our real attitudes and intentions are getting through, they are being rejected. It begins to seem as if China, like Russia, is suffering from the occupational disease of the wild, unscrupulous propagandist. The Chinese have begun to believe their own propaganda. Th great weakness of the Communist system as a reporting agency is that it insulates itself from the truths of the outside world. This is done consciously to prevent Communist peoples from, learning those truths. But almost inevitably the result is to shut the Red leaders off, too. Cooped up in the fact- free hothouse they have built to protect their power, they get a horribly warped picture of world events. — Add to this the fact that the Chinese as Asiatics are intensely suspicious of Westerners, and that the Russians are not only suspicious of everybody but tend to ascribe to outsiders the same evil tactics of deceit which they have practiced for centuries in the name of diplomacy. ' Taken| together, oil these elements must create a painfully unreal atmosphere in Which to weigh the great issues of war and peace. Only against such • backdrop could Chou En-lai seriously believe that the United States would think of invading China. That this is actually the reverse of our intention affords us little solace. For there is grave peril in these constant Communist mis judgments. One day, acting on such gross misinformation, Moscow or Peiping might plunge the world into ruinous war. First of the Fission Fleet The date Jan. 17, 1955, is a milestone in history that ought not to pass without full notice. For when the U. S. submarine Nautilus slid out to sea for trials, it marked the first time any vehicle propelled by atomic power had ever gone into action; Atomic engines, not needing oxygen for their operation, are peculiarly adapted to the special requirements of undersea craft. Our civilian and military leaders have acknowledged this, for altogether four such subs have been ordered and President Eisenhower indicates his intention to ask for three more.. But the significance of the Nautilus is even greater than that. The experience it and its sister vessels pile up in the months and years ahead will contribute heavily to the fund of knowledge on which we will draw one day as we adapt atomic power to more and more practical — and peaceful — uses. VIEWS OF OTHERS Say. What You Like Cataclysmic events upon which to pontificate being mighty scarce this week, a couple of papers up the line have been finding something to get hot and bothered about editorially in the way some people pronounce the names of their cities. One is the Chicago Tribune. It laments "the regrettable fact that Chicago's radio announcers generally mispronounce the names of this city." It lays down the dictum that "the 'a' in 'Chicago' should be sounded not 'ah' but aw,'. Its value is identical with that of the first V in 'Boston' as pronounced by a Middle Westerner.'" "Bonstonians," continues the Tribune, which is committed to the proposition that all Easterners are not only effete but also probably treasonable, "choose to say 'Bahston' and 'Chi• cahgo;* 'Chicawgo, 1 and that is the "only right way to sound this city's name. Very few of Chicago's radio announcers went to Harvard and their long 'a's' are an affectation. We can endure their fancy talk most of the time but It it our considered opinion that people who don't know where they're at ought to go some place else." Then there is the highly respected St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "For the benefit of any St. Louis radio announcers who don't know how to pronounce St. Louis," It says, "we remind them that it is pronounced 'Saint Louis.' We have heard some people say 'Sent Louis', but that's not right. It's 'Saint Louis,' and anybody who doesn't know it can just go back where he came from. Well now, there's probably a right way and a wrong way to pronounce the name of Fort Myers, too. If the majority rules and if the pre* ponderance of native usage determines the accepted form, then the overwhelming choice is "Fort Mars." But as for you who call it "Fort Mires" or even "Fort My-iz" we certainly don't want you-all to go back North. Folks can say it any way they like and they're still welcome here. Just so nobody spells it "Fort Meyers." — Fort Myers News-Press, Evidence of Habit "If you are considering driving to Florida by automobile, you better get comparative costs of flying or going by train," says a West Reading, Pennsylvania, newspaper. "To your estimated automobile costs, hotels nnd meals enroute, you must figure a hundred or two hundred dollars for legalized robbery in the Southern states you pass through, such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia." As might be expected, the immediate reason lor this comment was that a West Reading man took a trip South and got caught speeding. This may have been tough luck, or it may have been that his life was saved each time he was arrested. It happened in three states, so that his dissatisfaction was directed pretty generally at the South. Actually there Is not much reason to resent this kind of report, because It Is unlikely that many people will take It seriously. If a Robeson County man, making a trip North, reported that he was a victim of a speed trap in Pennsylvania, he might get some sympathy. But if he reported that he had been arrested for speeding In Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York — all on the same trip — It would be pretty easy ' to guess that he has the habit of breaking speed laws. — 'Ltlmberton (N. C.) Robesonlan. SO THEY SAY The hard truth Is that America Is coming to resemble Europe more and more. Everything Is growing in lhat direction — Increasing bureaucracy, mounting socialism nnd obligatory military servicte in time of peace. — p'rcnch Author Raymond Cnrticr, * * * On this day, you were the greatest football team I've ever had. —.Cleveland Browns Coach Paul Brown, applauds team alter winning NPL till*. We Think We Understand the Bowman's Dilemma! Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Senate Office Gets the Bird; Demos May Switch; 2nd Term Interest WASHINGTON — (NBA) — A plain-talking parakeet named "Kiwi" has moved into the new Senate Office building quarters of Freshman Sen,. George H. Bender (R, Ohio), right next to the suite occupied by Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The bird really belongs to Senator Bender's secretary, Mrs. C: D. Terry. It has already learned to greet Bender with a "Hi, senator!" During the campaign it welcomed all callers at Senator Bender's office with, "Bender for Senator." Mrs. Terry has kept Kiwi in the Bender offices for over two years. It is so tame that it was allowed outside a cage. It never ventured outside the office. At present, the small, blue- breasted, gray-winged bird is installed in one of the center offices of Bender's suite. But if the staff has anything to say about it. Kiwi will be put in the outer reception room to greet guests as they walk in the door. This friendly welcome never fails to make a hit with callers. When Vice President Nixon's staff was informed that a pet para- ieet was moving in next door, a rumor was started that the V. P. was seeking new quarters. But if the bird can be taught to give Vice President Nixon a "Hi VEEP" greeting, it will probably win him over. United Mine Workers Journal took a crack at AFL and CIO Presidents George Meany and Walter Reuther in a series of faked New Year's resolutions. They were based on the facts that Reuther drinks pop and Meany likes his sour mash. They ran like this: "Meany—Resolved—I will -try to like Green River sodas with orange ice when I get unified with Walter Reuther. "Reuther—Resolved—I wJU try now that I am going to be unified to learn to like Old Fitzgerald, with George Meany. "United Mine Workers — Resolved—We'll believe it when it happens." If Democratic senators carry thrdugh their threat to "demand the names" of alleged Communists fired or allowed to resign under the Eisenhower security program, they will be reversing a stand taken b£ the Democrats previously. During the Truman administration, the White House refused to give congressional investigating committees the names and files of personnel dismissed on grounds of disloyalty. Now it's the Republican administration which is claiming that these files are confidential and must not be disclosed. The new congress came to Washington with its attention concentrated more on 195G than any other single subject.And the center of interest for everyone was whether Ike would be a candidate to succeed himself. Republicans are only guessing at the answer to this one. Pessimists believe that President Eisenhower will not seek a second term. But the majority seem to believe—hopefully—that he will. For the Democrats, however, there is only one sensible strategy line. This is to believe that Ike will run again. They feel he is the man they have to beat. If he doesn't run, the Democrats aren't worrying. They think they can beat any other candidate the Republicans-might put up. Gov. Adlai Stevenson still seems to be the favorite Demorratic candidate, but there is one sour note about this. From southern Eisenhower Democrats came rumors that they were still for Ike and were giving Stevenson only lip service support because they believed that Eisenhower could again beat Stevenson in 1956. Wit»h the arrival of career diplomat Loy Henderson in Washington to become Deputy Undersecretary of State for Administration, Republican Secretary of State John Foster Dulles believes he has perfected a plan for having Foreign Service Officers run the Department of State as permanent deputy undersecretaries. The deputy undersecretary for international polir tical affairs is already installed in Robert Murphy, another career diplomat, The idea behind this plan of organization is to keep the professionals in charge of continuous operation of the State Department, regardless of changes In political control at the top. When a new party comes to power after an election, it will naturally name a new Secretary and Undersecretary of State. Some of the Assistant Secretaries might also be changed by political appointments. But the career diplomats serving as deputy undersecretaries for administration and international political affairs would continue from one administration to the next. This would assure that the bl-parti- san foreign poll tides would be carried on consistently. the Doctor Says — By Ti ittcn for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Since February is the month in which the American Heart Association conducts its annual drive it is appropriate that a more than average number of columns be devoted to the subject of various kinds of heart disease and their problems. The one which follows discusses a few of the aspects of heart surgery. This is the field perhaps in which the most dramatic progress of the last few years has been made and which offers living testimony to the value of research. One of the most important developments of heart surgery has been that used in the treatment of so-called "blue babbies" or infants born with congenital heart disease. The bluish color of the skin is caused by lack of oxygen attached to the hemoglobin or coloring matter of the blood. In blue babies the deficiency of oxygen is the result of a malformed heart or of the large blood vessels near it. Such defective structures permit the blood from Lhc veins which contain only a Htfe oxygen to mix with the blood "rom the arteries. The bright-red »lood of the arteries which has passed through the lungs and has here - received normal oxygen, upplies what Ls needed. There are Severn! kinds of mnl- Drmntion of the heart which will ermit this mixing of o»ygcn-con- ig blood. The various kinds are oo numerous nnd too complicat- d to describe in detail. They car- y such technical names as coarc- slion of the aortn, tetralogy of 'allot and pulomonary stenosis 'llh Intact ventricular septum, jut it doe.s make a difference to fie patient because some kind", fin now be successfully treated V surgery nnd others cannot. In on« of these conditions the i passageway between the heart and one of the large blood vessels which should normally close before birth fails to do so. This is called a patent or open ductus arteriosus. This opening can now be closed by delicate heart surgery with great success. Several other congenital malformations of the heart can also be treated successfully by surgery, but not all of them. For this reason careful study of each case has to be conducted individually in order to make a diagnosis and to decide whether or not surgery would offer chances of relief. It should also be mentioned that surgery can sometimes be used in disorders of the heart other than those present at birth. Some heart valve complications of rheumatic fever fall in this class. Certain it is that the Investigator nnd the dog laboratory have already saved many lives by the surgical methods so far devised, and the end is not yet in sight. •JACOEY ON BRIDGE Watch the Bidding And Be a Winner By OSWALD JACOKY Written for NEA Service There wasn't anything really difficult about the play that counted most In today's hand. The important point is that the play simply would not be made In the average game. Don't n~k me why. First, a word about Ihe bidding There's nothing wrong with a contract, of six iiearU, to be aure, but thert Is something wrong with jumping to the small slam without ever looking into the possibility of a grand slam. If South had used the Blackwood Convention, he would have discovered that North had one ace and no kings; and then.South would have been happy to stop short at six hearts. If North could show one or two kings, however, South could think more seriously about bidding seven. West opened the jack of diamonds, and South won with the NORTH 25 * Q6532 VQ105 * 974 *A6 WEST EAST *KJ4 4108 V84 V62 • J108. «6532 * X 9 9 5 2 4Q10743 SOUTH (D) * AB7 V AKJ973 * AKQ North-South vul. Sbuih We* North Kut 2 V Paw 3 V Pass 6 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—• J ace. Declarer drew the trumps with his ace and king, cashed his remaining top diamonds, took the ace of clubs, nnd ruffed ft club. Ho then led out the ace of spades, followed by a low spade. West had naturally followed this revealing line of play With acute Interest. By the time lhat South got around to spades. West had decided on his only chance. On the second round of spades, therefore. West played the Jack Instead of putting up his king. Tills Is the easy play lhat Is seldom mnde in the average game. Declarer must guess whether to cover with dummy's queen or whettysr to play low. In Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Hollywood on TV: Romance finally came to Jack Webb on "Dragnet" and now It's in Richard Boone's future on 'Medic.' Not a girl friend, though. A Mrs Medic. The Feb. 14 show—an eye-brow- llfter about enemy H-bombs falling on the U. S. will establish the fact that TV's Medic is married. Mrs. Medic isn't shown in the film and hasn't even been cast. But she will appear from time to time In forthcoming episodes. "And," grins Boone, "lt'« about time. I've been in movies four years and this is the 19th Medic show and I've never had a normal scene with a woman.' As a before-TV movie villain. Boone menaced the dolls. Lately he's been cutting 'em up. With a flood of letters from doctors approving his skill impersonating a medic. Says Boone about that: 'You just can't cheat. The scripts are so good they make an honeit man out of you." SUGGESTED TITLE for a. TV show spoofing 'Person to Person" by Interviewing oft-married movie stars:'"Parson to Parson." Zsa Zsa Gabor's up for a tele- film series titled "Just Plain Polks." Just plain diamond settings, I guess. Red Skelton, the "I don't care" kid of TV last season, now cares. His brighter shows are the proof. .... Llberace's Idea of taking It easy In bed—painting neckties and lampshades. . . . That build-up Lucy and Desi are giving up their trip to Hollywood must be leading up to something. My guess—a full length feature with a Hollywood background to be released by MOM. Night-club star Eddie Oarr's comeback as a telefilm actor Is worthy of "This Is Your Life. He's still smiling after a broken back and two heart attacks. . . . Jimmy Durante's boarded the TV film bandwagon. MARLON BRANDO and Studio One are having hush-hush huddles about a starring role for him. Ruth Roman after her first live dramatic show. "The pace to frantic and you don't iet any sleep for a week. But I'm such a crajy mtied up kid I loved It." If old movies on TV don't help dad work up a froth of nostalgia, the television plans of the Duncan Sisters will. Rosetta and Vivian are IB the midst of blueprints to bring their famous musical hit, "Topsy And Eva," to home srreens as a weekly serie*. Two moppet* will b« signed to play the role* the sisters originated In 1923. They're still going strong as headliners. currently playing a movletown night spot. Cameraman Lloyd Ahern was lighting a "Public Defender" courtroom scene in which Virginia many situations declarer will hesitate to play low for fear of losing to a blank king and of losing another trick to the ten later on. In today's hand, South had no such fear, but he didn't want to cover with dummy's queen In case East had both the king and the ten. The point Is that the play of the king of spades makes it Impossible for declarer to go wrong. The play of the Jack gives declarer some chance to make a mistake. When the hand was actually played, South let the Jack of spades hold. West promptly cashed the spade king, of course, defeating the slam contract. Won Award Gregg was playing the judge. Said Ahern: "Will you move Juit a little to your left, your honor . . . hon*yT" JIMMY STEWART'S big TV debut-Is set for March—* live, lull hour western drama. . . .Els* Lao- Chester's considering "Miss Emily," a series about running * boarding house for youg actres*- es. She could give 'em some great advice, too. French premiere Mendes-France wJll narrate Bernard Qlrard'i "Climax" version of his true ad- venturt" story, "Escape," recently featured In a national mag. He'i tape recording the wordage In Paris. Producer Ed Beloin instructing Mitzi Green on playing a comedy Valkyrie in "So This It Hollywood"; "This i» a wag's version of Wagner." TV us raiding film designer rants, too. Mary Ann Nyeberg, who costumed "Carmen Jonei," has signed to do the big "Shower of Stars" spectaculars for CBS. Jeff Donnell (Mrs. Aldo Ray) is blushing. She plays Alice Gobel on the Oeorge Gobel show MM! TVlewera rush up and gush: "And how te yonr husband, Mn. Gobel?" 'TV Isn't Developing Hew Talent' By WAYNE OLIVER NEW YORK 1*1—Pretty Jane Pickens says she thinks radio In Its heyday gave Its stars a better buildup than television does now. Looking forward to the first reunion of the PfcJcens Sisters In a professional performance on the air in 18 years, Jane recalls the time when the networks "had a stable of people, ,and they built this up." Jane, who now has cut her broadcasting activities to the weekly Jane Pickens Show on NBC radio, says: "They tried to nurture talent la those days. Now all try to get all the talent." Jane anjl sisters Pattf and Helen will sing together again on Ed Sullivan's Toast' of the Town on CBS- TV Jan. 30 In a tribute to radio based on a book by Ben Gross, radio-TV editor of thejfew York Dally News. Jane calls It a testimonial to radio's support of its stars that the Pickens Sisters have become a legend, although they Were on as a trio only from 1932 through 1937. "One of the reasons NBC built us up," she says, "was because CBS had the Boswell Sisters, who already were well established before we came along. They had us on very slngl night and on commercials all around th clock. You could hardly turn on the radio without hearing us." The Pickens Sisters broke up in late 1937. Helen now is Mrs. Thomas Acheson, of New York, and Pattt Is Mrs. Robert Simmons, of Bucks County, Pa. Jana became a Mrs. for the second time last March when she married William C. Langley, New York Investment banker. THIS Is the season when sport* writers who ranked football teams they never saw are rating basketball teams they never heard of till after Thanksgiving. — Ashevillt (N.c.) citizen. Answer to Previous Puizl* ACROSS 1 Lasker award winner, Dr. , H Rammelkamp, Jr. 8 He received it in behalf of the Forces Streptococcal Disease Laboratory 13 Reiterates 14 Rent 15 Mineral rock 18 At this time 17 Pithy 18 Prison official 20 Malisn look 21 While 22 To cut 29 Tract of land . (India) 28 Luminaries 32 Employ 33 Turf 35 Fish 36 Blemish 37 Pasteboards 38 Seine 39 Rich fabric 41 Writing Implements 42 Greek god of war 43 Father 44 Measure of paper 47 Tranquil 51 Fnll (lower 53 Wlngllke part 54 Sea (Fr.) M Cubic meter 50 Clcoronlnn 58 Punitive 91 Brnced DOWN 1 Black bird 2 Olympian goddess 3 Mlmlcker 4 Musical nott 3 Narrow way* 6 English school 7 Compass point 8 Altitude (ab.) 9 Staggered 27 Go by aircraft 40 Solar disk 10 Female horse 29 Row 47 Stigma 11 Essential .10 Famous garden -18 Exude being 31 Hardens 49 Masculine IS forest 33 Cicatrix appellation creature 34 Walk in water 50 Sea eagle 19 Flatfish 40 Photographic 52 Unit of 22 Frlghteni device reluctance 23 Matgrass 41 Golf term 53 Pewter coin ol 24 Concludes 43,Pcn!c in Utah Thallrnd 25 Mute 44, Gra'.e 57 Lone Scout 26 Eskcrs 45 Italian city (ab.)

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