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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., Hew. York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. - Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member ol 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, S5.00 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 He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my/nead. — Job 19:9. * * * Suffering Is part of the divine idea. — Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs It was nice of Uncle Sam to give us a month longer to worry about getting our income tax in on time, # # # The 19551 autos do everything but go home alone — and sometimes It would be better if they did. # # * We'll, bet the 13-year-old boy who entered college Is behind with his enjoying life. # # # Sitting tight is fine, but when the average man is tight he just won't sit. # * * It's nice to live so that you can pass any grocery or butcher store in town. A Bitter Twist The Chinese Communists gave a bitter twist to their false imprisonment of American airmen when they offered to let the fliers' relatives visit them in Red China. It was characteristic of the Communists that they should first commit a cruel, inhuman and illegal act and then try to cloak it with a seemingly humane gesture designed to put a good face on the matter before a critical world. In this instance, the Keds may well have realized what a tantalizing dilemma this would pose for parents, wives and sweethearts of the imprisoned men. Thus it could be an exquisite piece of added torture. Naturally, all things being equal, these families would dearly like to see their loved ones. But many questions in- -tervene. So grave are these that in the initial response only three of the families involved expressed a wish to accept the Communist invitation. The tremendous cost of the trip is one obstacle, even though the American Red Cross quickly indicated willingness to help financially. Another is the matter of the visitors' safety. UN Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold says he believes they could travel without fear in Communist China. Presumably he bases this confidence on impressions gained in his own recent visit to Premier Chou En-lai. The United States government, however, does not view the prospect so cheerfully. State Department officials note that since we do not have diplomatic relations with Red China, we can not offer prospective visitors the normal passport protections. Some concern is natural in such circumstances, despite Hammarskjokl's assurances and the anticipated pressures of world public opinion. A third factor which seems to weigh strongly with the relatives of the captive Americans is their conviction that the visit would do little or nothing toward accomplishing their release from prison. On the other hand, being together even for a brief time would surely multiply the feelings of'frustration on both sides at the thought of perhaps long continued captivity. If the great proportion of the fliers' families stand by their intention, in the light of these obstacles, not to go to Red China, then American propaganda agencies should make clear to the world the real basis for their decision. . We can anticipate the Reds-trying to tell the world that both the U. S. government and the men's relatives are so callous they had no interest in the Chinese invitation. We don't want them getting away with such crude stuff as that. Nor do we want the world to forget that the best thing the Communists could do for these AmwioM f«miU«* 1* to r«lewa men whom they have no right to be holding in prison at all. VIEWS OF OTHERS Design For Defroth No matter what his realm or power, there comes a time in the life of every tycoon when he feels brow-beaten, rebellious, anti-social. He has wild, reactionary impulses to do vile tilings. Maybe face backward In an elevator. Maybe sneak Into a day nursery and trip toddlers. Maybe go to a public library and eat celery. Every day big-shot berserklsm is more of an economic powder-keg. To such frazzled characters there is now proffered, and just in time, a swank de-steam room from which could emerge an unruffled national leadership. Cyrus Eaton, Cleveland financier who learned his frazzes the hard way in stock tussels with steel, railroad, rubber, utility, auto and banking biggjes, is throwing open his Nova Scotia estate as a retreat fof "thinking men." Business executives, scholars, statesmen, authors, scientists, et al, will be invited to vacation there to unwind, give ponder to perplexities and tranquilize their traumas. It stands to reason, though, that if the guests' trolleys were plumb in the groove, they could think on the job and wouldn't need the soothing safari. So the benevolence, must be classed essentially a de-frothing operation. If they happen to think up something stupendous it will be a sort of happy door prize.. And if the host happens also to glean from their collective ruminations an idea for making another million, is that bad? — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Encouraging At just about the eleventh hour a team of scientists at the University of Utah announce some promising; experiments by- which later might come the power to control, or strongly influence, human conduct. This would be accomplished by electrical stimulation of brain ceils that govern learning and memory. • Even their, first experiments, on cats, offer gratifying anticipation for greater human happiness. The feline depredations against the pet canaries and also the Carolina chickadees, the downy woodpeckers and the occasional red birds that visit the bird-feeders place in front and back yards — all this slaughter may be ended. But if the three physiologists — Drs. Lester T. Rutledge Jr.,- .Reed Larsen and Robert W. Doty — turn hope into reality, think what may happen to the Soviet promoters and wagers of the cold war. Moved by brain stimulus, administered to them unawared, Malenkov and Comrade Mao.of Peking might cheerfully agree with the Western allies on a plan of co-existence that would resemble the millennium: agree and then live up to the agreement. Anyway, it is all right to dream. Wilhout dreams — day, pipe, idle cat-nap and other kinds — man might still be living in a crude stone age with no prospect of improvement. — Asheville (N; C.) Citizen-Times. Dominick Knows The inspiring story of Dominick Lupiano and his son has been duplicated many times in this country, and that is why it bears repeating. It is the true-to-life American story of work and enterprise and opportunity. Dominick and his wife came to this country as immigrants. Dominick got a job running an elevator in the New York courthouse. After 40 years in the elevator, he retired. Tuesday he again put on his elevator operator's cap and took a passenger to an upper floor. The passenger was his son, Vincent A. Lupiano, newly sworn in justice of the State Supreme Court. That's America — the melting pot. where every man has a chance. The story of Dominick Lupiano and his son tells of a way of life found nowhere else. It is one reason why so many in foreign lands want to become Americans, and why those blessed with that privilege treasure it. — Atlanta Journal. Growing Public Pay Roll .Thomas Jefferson observed years ago that as long as the people kept their feet planted firmly in the soil they would know how to govern themselevs. Much later a president representing the party that venerates Jefferson spoke of the danger of giving too much power to the central government. Franklin D. Roosevelt, before his first election, said that "to bring about government oligarchy masquerading as democracy it is fundamentally essential that practically all authority and control be centralized in our national government." These two remarks by the former presidents come to.mind with a recent finding by the tax foundation that there now are more people on public pay rolls in the United States than there are farmers or farm workers in the whole country. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY The next decade will, in all probability, witness the entry of the intercontinental ballistic missile into the arsenals of the world. Such a missile could fly ... at ninny times the speed of sound. — Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R., N. Y.i. * * ¥ The final showdown between the free world and the Communist world may not be a military one ... It could very well be in the economical, political and propaganda areas. — Defense Secretary Wilson. * •* * I wish I could live another 100 years, just to see the good tilings come on earth (that) I know will. — William Lundy, 107, lone survivor of the Confcdtrat* army. Reed Makes o Few Last-Minute Preparations Peter Ed son's Washington Column — fust Curious; In Retrospect; Modern 'Moonshine'; Homer's Available WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Washington residents still find it difficult to adjust themselves to seeing Dean Acheson in the role of private citizen. On his way to work the other morning, the former secretary of state hopped a bus in Georgetown, where he lives. Acheson generally walks to work—a good mile—but this morning he was obviously late. As he boarded the bus, the driver looked at him and blinked, but said nothing. Just before the ex-secretary stepped off the bus downtown, however, the driver said, "Say, is your name Acheson?" "That's right," said Mr. Acheson with a wan smile that seemed to say, "Here we go again." But the driver let him get off without further comment. Then he explained to his other passengers, "I just had to satisfy my curiosity and make sure it was him, riding a bus." EVEX THE TOP officials, of government with all the inside knowledge, intelligence reports and expert advice there is to be had can't always predict how political or international diplomatic moves will' turn out. Dr. James B. Con ant, ambassador to Germany and former president of Harvard, was honest enough to admit this in a recent discussion of the London and Paris conferences which resulted in Western European agreement to rearm Germany. "Last September," said Dr. Conant, "I am certain that if anyone had wanted to lay a wager that within six weeks an agreement would be signed . . . which would bring Germany into a Euro- pean defense system ... I would have bet long odds against it. it. Needless to say, I would have lost my money because that is exactly what happened. "In retrospect we can now say that our apprehensions proved wrong, becaue Europe's most critical hour did not find any one of us wanting . . ." "What actually occured showed that, in the hour of need, the west- tern nations were capable of rising above the level of national interest." PENTAGON REPORTERS have been curious as to why Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson has held no informal, off-the-record sessions with them since the first one, right after he took office. It has been the custom for all defense chiefs to have these sessions, to give reporters necessary background on current developments. But Secretary Wilson's dislike for these meetings was revealed at one of Ins last press conferences of the year. He was asked if a new Pentagon j procurement directive reflected a change in his earlier plan to have single sources of military supply, instead of many. Secretary Wilson replied rather testily that he had always been for the multiple source theory, but that his remarks on the subject at a private luncheon with reporters, .shortly after he had arrived in Washington, had been . twisted by the press. "That's why I haven't had any off-the record conferences with you since," he declared. "ULTRASOUND or the science of "ultrasonics" is one of the newer fields of research from which un- u.sual developments are expected in the next few years. It has nothing to do with so-called "high fidelity" as ordinary people first imagine. The name "ultrasonics" is taken from the sound vibrations above the pitch which registers on the human ear. This is limited to around 15,000 vibrations per second. Ultrasound ranges from 18,000 to 500 million vibrations a second. Garrett Corp. of Los Angeles, in a review of ultrasonic research, claims that among other things, ultrasound can: Make water and oil mix. Speed the growth of plants. Make moonshine into 10- year-old whisky in a matter of minutes. Drill a hole in glass to exact measurements. Break up of calcium deposits on arthritic Joints. Clean dirty metal parts in a jiffy. U. S. Department of Agriculture research on stimulating the growth of seeds and roots by ultrasonic vibrations, through processes as not yet fully understood, may lead to new knowledge on the workings of life itself. RETIRING REPUBLICAN Sen. Homer Ferguson of Michigan, who lost out in the last election to Senator-elect Patrick V. McNamara, intends to remain in Washington and devote full time to ex- President Herbert Hoover's commission on Reorganization of the Federal Government. Senator Ferguson has been member of this group for the last two years, serving without pay while attending to his Senate duties. Next year, working full time on the Hoover Commission and having no other duties, he can draw S50 a day compensation plus I expenses. And if a better political ! job turns up for him, he'll be I available to take it. the Doctor Says — B , Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D A series of excellent questions submitted by E. B. Deal with an- [ gina pectoris. These questions do not cover the subject entirely but a discussion of them paragraph by paragraph may be of interest to others besides the inquirer. What are the symptoos of angina pectoris? The most important are thoseatich come follow-1 ing physical exertion or sooe- times emotional stress. Not all j are present in every instance but i pain over the heart, perhaps ex- j tending down the leftarm or up towards the chin, is frequent. What are some of the causes? Lessening of the flow of blood through the arteries which supply the heart muscle is the immediate cause of angina. This lessened flow of blood may be the result of deposits of fatty substances or calcium in the walls of the arter- es or of spasms of these blood vessels. What causes such changes in some people and not in others and in some earlier In life than in others 'remains obscure. Is medication required? It is wise for someone who has angina . to have available certain type oil medication which they can take j If needed. In other words the answer to this question depends on tho individual situation. What about surgery? This is a complex question. Various surgical procedures directly on the heart have been tried. Years ago some patients with angina had their thyroid glands removed with ihe.alm of improving the angina. About all which can be said at the moment Is that surgery aimed directly at treatment of angina pectoris is still experimental and is not suHa'ole for nil victims of that dlr,or,'.cr. What precautions art necea- sary? Ther'e is little which can be recommended to the person who is well and wishes to avoid ever getting angina. We simply do not know enough about the causes to recommend any specific precautions. Once a person has definite angina pectoris, however, it is important for them to avoid, if at all possible, the muscular effort which brings on an attack, to get sufficient rest, and to shun those emotions-such as anger, fear or worry which may of themselves bring on the signs of angina. Is smoking harmful? In many people smoking causes a contraction of the blood vessels and in many victims of angina smoking is definitely harmful for this reason. It cannot do any good and is therefore better ommitted in the presence of angina pectori What is the prognosis of a patient suffering from this condition? A good many years ago the outlook was considered rather dim but experience has shown that we can be much more optimistic about it. Many, many people have learned to live with their angina «occcs-sfiJlJy and have had long years of reasonably good health after the first signs appeared. ANOTHER Christmas has come and gone and still there is no project to standardize the placing of ihc comma in God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. — Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. ESCAPED criminals arc described as "armed find dangerous," w'.ilch seems somewhat unnecessary rs you never hcnr of ;Miy being called armed but lovable." — Jacksonville Times-Union, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE There's a Choice In This Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "What is the best pl»y for the contract of three no-trump on the accompanying hand?" asks an At- Irmtun correspondent. "South wins the first trick with the queen of 29 NORTH AAK106 V J6 » AJ103 4943 WEST EAST 6852 «973 YK0743 ¥10852 • Q876 * K8 + J + A1087 SOUTH (D) AQJ4 VAQ » 542 4KQ652 North-South vul. We* North K»«t South 1* 1N.T. 2N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 » Pass 2 4 Fuss 3 N.T. Pass Opening lead—V 4 hearts and must then decide whether to go after the clubs or the diamonds. In the discussion in our club, it was argued that both are roughly even-money shots and that the choice between the two plans is no more than a guess. Is this true, or Is there a real choice?" There Is » real choice. There Is a decided edge In favor of trying to develop tho clubs. Let's I'lol: fie situa'.ion over carefully. South can count two heart trick* and four apadea. He Enkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Gloria de Haven's Broadway stag debut as Diane in the musical version of "Seventh Heaven" will cost her a flock of movie roles and a pile of Hollywood gold. But she Isn't shedding any tears. "It's my chance to prove to Hollywood that I'm a dramatic actress," she told me on "The Girl Rush""set. I've always been cast as an Ingenue. It was' discouraging. You get older. You wonder when somebody will believe in you." Betty Hayden's still betting on a reconciliation with hubby Sterling Hayden. "We're still trying to work things out," she says. ... Nancy Sinatra Is selling the $200,000 Hollywood home that was the scene of the first year of marital happiness with Frank. A property settlement dispute is brewing between Rhonda Fleming and Dr. Lew Merrill, who will file for divorce in Los Angeles despite Rhonda's own divorce action in Switzerland. The medic says he wants only his share of their joint roperty and none of Rhonda's. GREGORY FECK'S career blueprint calls for a temporary switch to the other side of the camera as a director before the year is up . . Changing the title of "Anything Goes" to "You're the Top" isn't the only change Paramount is making for the film remake. So much story revision that Donald O'Connor will play the role Charley Ruggles had in the 1937 original. Fan loyalty note: Roy Rogers' last big screen movie was in 1952, but he's No. 1 western moneymaker star again in the theater exhibitors' Fame poll. Shelley Winters to a magazine writer about her "temperament": "No movie I've ever made has been a penny over budget or a day over time because of me. If that's Indication of temperament, I'm a Notre Dame fullback." DEAN MARTIN and Jerry Lewis are huddling with PGA big wheels about a Martin & Lewis tournament, similar to Bing Crosby's, for next year. ... Not likely that Donald O'Connor and Marilyn Monroe will be paired in a follow- Show Business." MM refused to up to "There's No Business Like take off her shoes In the love scenes needs three Wicks in the minor suits in order to make his contract. While developing his tricks he can afford to lose the lead only once, for otherwise he will be overwhelmed by the long heart suit. If South goes after the diamonds, he needs, both the king and queen in the West hand with any distribution of the diamonds; or he needs a 3-3 diamond break With the honors split. The combined chance is substantially less than an even-money shot (about 43 per cent if you want to pin it down). If South goes after the clubs he will make two club tricks if East has the ace. This Is straight 50 per cent chance. In addition. South will make the clubs if East has J-10 alone, even though West has the ace. Therefore South has a bit more than an even chance for the clubs, but only substantially less than even chance for the diamonds. There is one further argument. If South goes after the diamonds and succeeds, he will make only nine tricks. If he goas after the clubs and succeeds, the whole suit may come in, and he will make 11 tricks. All other things being equal, it can't hurt to play for the extra tricks. to make Donald look taller—"It spoils my stance"—and It show* on the screen. Buddy Lester's Christmas card just arrived with a note: "Christmas cards are much cheaper this time of the year." Memory quiz: Name the,actors who played the war correspondent and the Marine colonel In a 1950 movie, "Halls of Montezuma." Give up. They're television stars now. Jack Webb was the scribe and Richard Boone of "Medic" was the Marine colonel. KAY KENDALL, The "Genevieve" daazler, is showing signs of temperament. She's nixed three roles in a row since signing a. seven-year contract with J. Arthur Rank. .. . George Jessel is considering a telefilm 'version of the old radio •. andby, "Breakfast in Hollywood." . . . Credit Mary James, a close friend of the Robinson family, with helping Edward G. Jr., take important steps toward a career as a TV performer md film actor . Television producer's version of A tree is a tree, a rock is a rock, let's shoot it in Griffith Park:" "A set is a set, a desk Is a desk, let's shoot it In my office." Short Takes: Sonny Tufts and Marie Morehouse will visit the altar this spring. . . . Errol Flynn and wife, at Wymore, are costarring in a telefilm series before the cameras in Rome. A comedy about an American couple in Europe. A major lot is paging TV'S Max Liebman to produce and direct a big filmusical this summer. Add "The Men Fish" to Hollywood's underwater cycle. . . . Star performers at a Hollywood Alcoholics Anonymous party: Dorothy Shay and Ed Gardner. LITTLC LIZ— Egotism Isn't alwoyf faltpl, but It can certainly kill a conversation THERE have been many instances reported recently where the hearts of patients undergoing operations have stopped and have been»started again. Many a mother has nad much the same experience watching her children cross the street.— Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. THE COUNTRY Is fortunate In having as president a high-minded Christian gentleman. However,, many of his GOP followers and supporters, judging from their attitudes and actions seem to be wedded to Confusionlsm. — Elberton (Ga.) Star. A SUNNY disposition Is the power which makes you convinced that today is the best time of the year.— Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. IT -MAY BE significant that it i« during courtship, when the man usually drives the car, that a couple gets along the best. — Ellavallla (Ga.) Sun. Trieste Trial Answer to Praviout Puzzt* 52 S«a (Fr.) 53 Cooking by the Four 8 Zone B Is controlled by Marshal of Yugoslavia 12 Wander 13 Artificial language 14 River in Germany 15 Arabian gulf 16 Note in Guide's scale 17 Require 18 Males 19 Rugged mountain ipur 10 Seesaw 21 Goddess of Infatuation 22 Penetrate 24 Dotard 26 Former Russian rulcri 28 Sick on* 29 Capuchin .monkey 50 Follower 31 Hostelry 32 Narrow Inlet 33 Sediment S5 Yuccallk* plant 18 Watered aUk 38 Aitatlc kingdom 41 Art (Latin) 42 Attire 46 Summer (Fr.) 47 FalMhoodt 4«Po*ra . SOIt hai an of -TO square 51 Biolical w*<4 ACROSS 1 Trieste Is a territory M y^ile 5 ".™f, S<: ' UP SS.Compass point 56 Royal Italian family name DOWN 1 Bodily structure 11 Command 2 Rat 19 Us new 3 Occurrences boundaries 4 Nightfall have been (poet) 5 Coffin stand 6 Unoccupied 1 Hollow- horned ruminant 8 Number 34 Stair part* 36 Musical dramas 37 Dormant 9 Form a notion 28 Ventifat, 33 Doric by Italy 38 Mediterranean and island Yugoslavia 40 Rent 20 Printings 43 Capital ol 23 More facile Italy, 25 Oleicacld ester 44 Paradise 27 Wrongdoings 45 Withered 48 Body of wal«T 50 Mimic

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