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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1956 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKI COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HAJNE6, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* Nt>tloo«l Advertising Representative!: Wallio Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlant*. Uemphli. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Contre», October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle 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 mail outside" 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Slnr praiit* to God, sln» praises: sing praisej unto our Hint, ilm praise*. — Psalms 47:6. * * * ' God sent His singers on earth With songs of gladness and mirth That they might touch the hearts of men And bring them back to Heaven again. — Longfellow. Barbs A writer says .love is a disease, like measles or whooping cough. Sometimes alimony is the doctor bill. * # * With juvenile delinquency on the increase, what we need now la garages with woodsheds attached, • * * A California plumber collected a bill nine years old — proving they don't forget everything. » * * To stop hunger, a jungle tribe in Africa chews Ml strands of rubber. Sounds kinda crude to i». # # # Ju»t turn the kids loose in anybody's house if you want to find out they're rip, tearing little youngsters. Too Early to Judge There is no doubt that UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold returned from Peiping unaccompanied by the 11 imprisoned American fliers. But to describe his mission to Red China therefore as a "failure" is perhaps considerably premature. Senator Knowland, the Republican minority leader, nevertheless has so characterized it. He complained, too, that a "massive propaganda build-up is taking place to silence those who would analyze the facts" of Hammarskjold's visit. The senator hardly can be expected to have this latter comment taken seriously, since Americans don't silence easily. To help prove it, let's do a little analyzing of this matter ourselves. Over the postwar years, we've seen * a good many examples of the way the Communists operate when they are illegally holding citizens or soldiers of free world countries. Never do they release their prisoners promptly upon receipt of the first protests or feelers. To do so would be not only to lose serious face before the world, but to sacrifice any propaganda advantage they fancied would accrue from the original act of imprisonment. Consequently, there was no real prospect that Hammarskjold would speedily arrange the 11 fliers' release in a single negotiation at Peiping. The best hope was that he would learn the Reds' terms, and that they would not be so impossible as to close out further dealing on the issue. From the statements of Hammar- skjold and UN Ambassador Lodge since the former's return to UN headquarters, we are given to understand there is genuine reason to be hopeful of the fliers' ultimate release. To be sure, some accounts have it that Chinese Premier Cliou En-lai wants to link freedom for these prisoners with such major questions as removal of the U. S. 7th Fleet from Fonnosan waters, admission of Red China to the UN, and thawing of Chinese funds officially frozen in the United States.--.-. Obviously, American attitudes and policies are dead Set against either letting Communist China into the UN or pulling out the fleet. Lodge and Ham- marskjold certainly know this, and could not be founding their hopes of freedom for the fliers on any trade affecting these issues. Whether they Imagine the matter of the fundh, or some other factors, might provide the clue to finally successful negotiation*, no outsider can now say. But surely, in the light of the history of other cases like that of Robert Vogeler ip Hungary, we must recognize that we are nowhere near exhausting the devices of negotiation which might prove out. Inevitably, dealings of this kind are delicate, painstaking, and excruciatingly slow. Occasional public prodding can be helpful. But past evidence suggests that impatient bombast and threat only puts off the day when wrongfully imprisoned men shall walk free. This May Hurt First the United States slapped stiff travel controls on Russians residing in the United States. Now the State Department is going to,impose a ban on use of comeras here by Soviet citizens. The avowed purpose of all this is to get Russia to ease similar restrictions on Americans living in the Soviet Union. It's not that we want to make it easier for our citizens to spy on a potential enemy. We simply want the privileges of normal movement and observation. The privileges are among the clear advantages of maintaining diplomatic relations and attempting to stimulate reasonable good will between two peoples. Without them, we are sorely handicapped. Perhaps the camera ban will do the trick. We have a feeling that Russians, like the Japanese before World War II, are ready to photograph everything we have — right down to the Civil War cannon parked on the courthouse lawn. This thing may really hurt. VIEWS OF OTHERS Want A New Calendar? Governments of the world have until next May to present their views on a proposal to adopt the World calendar, which is a 12-month, equal quarter plan being advocated to end the "waste, confusion and expense" of the present Gregorian calendar. The new calendar was first proposed by an Italyian priest back in 1834, and its consideration now is being pushed in the U. N. by the government of India over the opposition of the United States and Great Britain. Soviet Russia and France are other major gov-- ernments favoring the reform. In the new calendar, every year would be exactly the same. Each month would have 28 weekdays. January, April, July and October would have 31 days, including five Sundays (and each would have a Friday the 13th). The other months would have 30 days, with four Sundays. The 365th day would be "Worldsday," tagged on to the end of the year after Dec. 30. Leap Year Day would come after June 30 every fourth year. Holidays and birthdays would be on the same day of the week every year. Persons of the present generation born on March 31, May 31, or Aug. 31 would lose their birthdays. Those born on Dec. 31 could celebrate on "Worldsday," and those born on Feb. 29 would have a birthday every year. The new calendar would play havoc with the calendar-making business, of course. Other businesses, such as insurance and bonds, would be having "date" difficulties for years to come. Some business leaders in the railroad, banking and department-store fields are said to favor the reform, but "mass popular support," on which adoption of a new calendar supposedly depends, obviously does not prevail as yet. — Lexington (Ky.) Herald. Tuskeegee's Report For many years, Tuskeegee Institute, a Negro school in Alabama, released an annual report on "lynchings" during the preceding year. The report served only to emphasize that, despite a few trumped-up cases included in it, "lynching" was a virtually exlinct crime. Last year Tuskeegee admitted that fact by saying it would discontinue the lynching report and would submit Instead a periodic appraisal of race relations. The latest report is a peculiar one in that it hails the Supreme Court's "legislative" ruling outlawing public school segregation as a step toward allowing individual freedom in working out race relations. The Supreme Court's decision of course is nothing of the kind. It is simply an unconstitutional intervention, of the high court into the affairs of the individual states. Instead of permitting Individual freedom, the Supreme Court order is a new restriction which threatens to hinder rather than improve race relations, which have hud a long record of steady improvement. Incidentally, there were no lynchings in 1954. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY We do not necessarily seek the biggest nir force in the world, but we do want the best nnd the most powerful. — Defense Secretary Wilson. The truth is so plain and simple thnt it seems as If governments must In time become aware of H: the Communist nnd non-Communist worlds crm live together or die together. — Philosopher Berlnind Russell. Mftny people have told me what to do ~- fif- terwiird. — Harry Truman on Mcond*gueRBtng. 'Oh, No!" Peter Ed son's Washington Column- Proving Patronage Abuses by G OP Would Be Rather a Difficult Task WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Re- aublican National Committee head- [uarters thinks the Democratic congressional investigators will have a hard time digging up any convincing evidence of GOP patronage abuses. This won't be because the evidence has been covered up, say the Republicans, but because the evidence isn't there. Frankly, they admit they haven't done a very good job of replacing Democratic officeholders In government with Republicans. Estimates have been made that out of the 2,500,000 government civilian employees, the Republicans in two years in office have been able to place only about 2500 members of their party in key jobs. Chauncey Robbins, who has been ,n charge of the personnel division at Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington for the past year, says he has no idea where this 2500 number came from. He has no central file of job placement cards to ?ho\v whether this number Is right or wrong, high or low. As an example of what he has been up against In trying to place deserving Republicans in government jdbs, Mr. Robbins points to the 40 top personnel officers in U.S. agencies. These are the people who supervise government hir- ng. Only eight' of them are Re- sublicans. One was appointed in President Taft's administration, four in Hoover's and three in Eisenhower's. All of the 40 are covered by Civil Service regulations and can't be budged. Republican National Committee headquarters has tried to establish one top policy official at the assistant secretary level to oversee personnel appointments. This official was supposed to/ be contact man for GOP headquarters, notifying the Republican high command of vacancies and insuring the party command that only Republicans got the policy-making jobs. Former Congressman Ross Rizley of Oklahoma had such a perso/mel policy job as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. He has now resigned. It was his experience that in too many cases, agency heads picked out the man they wanted for a particular job, then put the pressure on the Republican political organization to okay him. This Is the exact reverse of the way a smooth-running political job-placing machine should work. The old-time political patronage system was supposed to work by first listing the people who wanted a job, then finding something for them to do. The trouble with that today is that many political job seekers want jobs that don't exist. They are not qualified for the jobs that do exist. The government could use 2000 trained stenographers any time. It always needs doctors and trained technicians. But to qualify the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. "My husband," writes Mrs. P., "had a coronary thombosis which suspicion. Anyone who suffers in this manner should immediately stop what he is doing, lie down the doctor said was a mild tack. I know before this happen-j and seek the advice of a physi- ed he was working at too many I clan whose experience and spe- other jobs besides his regular one I cial equipment should make the and always feJt tired. IK there any i diagnosis. possible way to prevent a repeti- Once n coronary thombosis has This is a fairly common story. been diagnosed a period of rest in bed is generally considered Although an attack of coronary j advisable. After recovery from thrombosis (or coronary occlu- j ihe acute difficulty the resumption sion. as it is sometimes called)! of activity and exercise can be frequently comes on suddenly i undertaken in most cases .but how without any .warning or immecl- j rapidly and how much must be lately pre-existing exertion or i carefully outlined, since the de- strain, many of those who suffer j ^ree of injury to the heart varies an attack give a history of having j from person to person. Almost al- ovenvorkeci for a long period of j ways, however, it is safe to say time; also they may have been • that the resumption of physical through a period of exceptional' activity must be begun slowly and worry and frustration. < increased with care. There is no single guaranteed Both victims of a coronary way to prevent a future attack thrombosis and their families n Mrs. P.'s husband. There is, j sometimes become exceedingly however, a good chance that if he 1 alarmed by an attack, particular- akes this as a warning to avoid overdoing either physically or mentally in the future he may avoid other attacks. A lot depends on his behavior, how well he fol- oivs the directions of his physician and on his age. It is well to point out some other things about this common disorder. A few people die suddenly ronx. it but ninny more have had i\t lenst one attack of coronary hombosis from which they have made good recoveries, even in some instances to resuming full activity. It was quite frequent years ago o mistake an attack of coronary hombosis for acute indigestion. )vcn today there is an occasional ly because they have heard of sudden fatal . results. As pointed out earlier, this does happen, but a much larger number of people have attacks and recover, some of them to a remarkable degree. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Play Looks Easier Than It Is By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service You might think thnt South would hnvc a very cnsy time icrson who develops severe sncl- j making game at no-trump with 18 points In his own hand nnd 12 den pain in the chest which may n p may liot exlond down (lie left irm into the neck, or elsewhere nnd yet to ignore this warning iipn. There are other conditions, of :ourse. which ran be confused vlth it, but piim. lo«elher with Mrtness of t*:T; i( li find if fntntness, 's points In the dummy. As a rule, I need hnrclly point out, a part- nrjrshlp total of 26 points Is enough to yield n satlKlnctov^ play for Ktime. As It turned out, however, South hntl to play the hand with pirnnt cnre to mnkc his nine tricks. to nrnmrl West opened the Jack cX for these jobs, applicants have to pass Civil Service examinations and get their names placed on the register. If there are no names on a register for any job classification, and there is a vacancy, the Civil Service Commission will authorize any government agency to hire anyone it can find to fill It. This is known as Section 303 authority. There were about 65,000 of these 303 jobs filled In the last fiscal year, according to Civil Service records. But Republican headquarters in Washington says it has no idea where these Jobs were, or whether they were filled by Republicans. The reason is that the local hiring offices don't report to Washington OOP headquarters on such things. There were some 35,000 people hired for a new census of agriculture. Most of these jobs listed only a few days. But many of those hired were Republicans. This temporarily satisfied local Republican machines that wanted a reward for faithful party workers. There' is still loud dissatisfaction, however, that the GOP has not been able to hand out more patronage. Fewer than 1800 postmasters were appointed last year. Even they had to pass examinations. It is assumed that most of the 100- odd U. S. attorneys, their marshals and deputies were Republicans. But even this is said to be peanuts as patronage. spades, and South had to make an important decision at the very first trick. He solved the problem correctly by putting up the king of spades at the first trick. South's reason for this unusual play was tha he wanted to be in dummy at the earliest possible moment in order towards his hand. When the low diamond was led from dummy at the second trick, VK5 « Q9532 WEST EAST *J 1(1984 A 7 532 ¥ Ay 10 9 T832 » 6 « A 1087 41076 485 SOUTH (D) 4AQ VQ764 ,»KJ4 4AQS4 North-South Vul. Smith Wort North ElM 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pas« Pass Opening lead— 4 J East had to play low, for East would have given declarer, four diamond tricks by-,putting up his ace. South won the first diamond trick with the king and promptly returned « club to dummy's Jack in order to lead another diamond from the dummy. Once more East had to play low. and South was able to win with the Jack of diamonds. West discarded a club, and it was therefore clear that the diamonds could not be set up and run in time. By this time, however, South had stolen two diamond tricks. Since he could confidently count on winning two apadea and four clubs, he needed only one heart trick to assure the contract. Declarer therefore switched to hearts Immediately nnd thus made his nine tricks. South would have lost his contract If he had made the "natural" play of winning the first Mick In his hand ami leading the king or jack,of diamonds. Rant Erskirie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — Behind the Screen: Somebody's always starting a fad in 1 Hollywood. Like a Mambo dancing party with real Mambos, for example Or hats in the shape of restaurants. There's been Gable and his turtle-neck sweaters and Garbo and her Empress Eugenie hats. Liberace helped popularize pink shirts and once upon a time Shirley Temple started a million kids performing to the tune of "On the Good Ship Lollipop." Lots of others, too. Now it's snuf sniffing. And don't sniff. I'm not kidding. Edmund ("The Egyptian") Purdom wants to revive the ancient custom. He's snuff-sniffing at Hollywood dinner parties "because I hate people who s^noke at the dinner table. Snuff is the answer. More people should try it." Well, I snif/ed some of Purdom's snuff at MOM the other day. Etiquette, you know. But snuff is terrible stuff, even when It's imported from England at $10 an ounce, and I see no hope for the revival of snuff-sniffinff. Particularly in Southern California where smog-sniffing keeps everyone's nostrils busy enough. Hollywood even insists Purdom said, "That's snuff, kid," when he filed suit for divorce from his Tita the other day. But that's snuff about snuff. SAN FRANCISCO attorney Melvin Belli's findings on the joint income taxes filed by Susan Hayward and Jess Barker will figure importantly In Barker's fight to stop Susan's divorce . . . Toll those bells or something. Mario Lanza lust started drawing a weekly salary from Warner Bros, for the forthcoming "Serenade." First time he's cashed studio checks since leaving MGM . . . Laurence Tierney, back on his good behavior, is trying for another movie comeback in "Girl Murdered," an independent flicker made without fanfare. Loquacious Vic Mature has his mouth taped shut by gangsters for a sequence In "Violent Saturday." "Maybe," he'i laying, "I h I • should happen to me more often." Overheard: "He's got a good head on his shoulders — but U'i a different one every night." A FEATURE FILM touching tie taboo-to-Hdllywood subject of dope addiction, "One Way Ticket," is due for national release soon. Anne Francis' hubby. Bam Price, produced . . . Jack Beutel, on the comeback trail as the star of "Mustang," has shed pounds and pounds. Looks like the slim youth of "The Outlaw." Richard Widmark, rumored In the mood to exit Hollywood before his Fox contract expired, has decided to stay on in movietown— as his own boss. He told me on the "Cobweb" set that lawyers are forming a corporation so he can star in his own fllmB. There may be legal action over Richard Burton's decision to star in "Alexander The Great" Instead of "Reach For the Sky," film biography of war ace Douglas Bader. British producer Daniel Angel claims a verbal contract for the latter film. Burt6n vows he never saw a script. A movie starlet thanked Jackie Gleason for a kiss. "Don't mention It," replied would have taken the ace of diamonds and cleared the spades. South would be able to win only two diamond tricks, which would give him only eight tricks. Before South could get a ninth trick the enemy would take three spade tricks and the two red aces. Jackie, "the preiiure w» all ITALIAN MOVIE QUEEN Ann* Magnani better run for shelter after popping off about amateur acting on "The Rose Tattoo" .set. Her hot wordage on the subject: "I have no patience with amateurs. I don't like to think of someone making play and fun of what real artists make their living from." It rhymes, Anna, but I say: "Let the amateurs have their fun, else where in 'ell will stars come from?" Short Takes: A pair of Jon Hall "Rarnar of the Jungle" telefilms will be hooked together for theater release . . . Liberace designed a projection room to be added to his home. In the shape of a piano? . . . Conrad Nagel is returning to the screen after a seven-year absence. He'll play Jane Wyman's middle-aged suitor in "All That Heaven Allows." Bob Waterfield nixed an offer to coach the Rams pro football team. Making more money as Jane Russell's partner in movie making . . . Gloria de Haven and ex-husband Marty Kimmel are still ' dating. No reconciliation, though. Today's headlines in film: Clark Gable's "Soldiers of Fortune',' ii all about U. S. attempts to free GI's held by Chinese Reds. TV News 'Press Still Top Interview Program By WAYNE OLIVER NEW YORK (/P^Meet the PreM rontinues to set the pace for television interview programs with IU provocative questioning of lt« guests. Democrats or Republican, liberal or conservative, the jjuesU are put on the spot for straight answers to questions they might like to avoid, but would look evasive tf they did. The answer to the success of the NBC program appears to He la producer Lawrence Spivak's format. He always has three topflight professional newsmen as fellow panelists. They arc veteran* of the rough and tumble news conferences which Meet the Press was devised to simulate, and regardless of their personal views they fire away with searching questions designed to get at the facts. The result Is that Meet the Frea* often develops major news in Ita own right. Spivak, himself n former magazine publisher, wisely avoids monopolizing the questioning buC he does keep It on track. And when he tackles a point, he holds on with bulldog tenacity until the interviewee either gives a direct answer or refuses to do so. The program has been Singularly free of charges of partisan bias, due in large measure to the careful balance of the panel and the wtd« range in selection of guests. Afterthoughts— Gloria Vanderbilt may In tlmo become a fine actress, but thera was little to Indicate it in her appearance on Comedy Hour Sunday night. Dagmar, who had that forward look long before an auto manufacturer adopted the slogan, suba for vacationing Jan Murray on ABC-TV's Dollar a Second Friday night. Set the Table Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Coffee container 4 tureen 8 shaker 12 Individual 13 Sea eagle 14 Exchange premium 15 Girl's name 16 Straightnesi 18 Places 20 Relaxes DOWN 1 Fuel 2 Cancel 3 Not warlik« 4 Chairs 5 Heraldic band 6 Concord 7 Girl's nickname 8 Philippine island 9 Eras 10 Mark II 27 Requests 28 Soon 29 Impudent 31 What you do 21 Abstract being 11 Small children when you 22 Above '24 Mix cake batter 26 City in Oklahoma 27 Semi-liquid food 30 Roots 32 Calm 34 Russian city 35 Newspaper executive 36 Before 37 Obtains 30 Measure for milk 40 Demised 41 Permit 42 Cigaret remainder 45 Atom bomb necessity 49 Hired for exclusive UM 51 Mouths 52 Shape 53 Ring out 54 Seine 55 Female sheep (pl.) 56 Unoccupied 57 Took place «t the table 17 Required 19 Poker stakes 23 Clamps 24 Piece of food should do 25 Persian prince 38 Journeyed 26 Natural fat 40 Droves 41 Serving spoon 42 Peak 43 Display 44 and hearty leave the table 46 Actual 33 What fruil 47 Plastic and vegetables ingredient 48 Matthew'i nickname 50 On (prefix) 50 W VI

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