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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sols National Advertising Representatives: WaUact Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «. second class matter at Ihe post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- ires«, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any mburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. BY mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50.for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Nevertheless ihe Lord thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the Lord thy God loved thee. — Deut. 23:5. The perfect love of God knoweth no' difference between the poor and the rich. — Pacuvius. Barbs Constantly overeating often leads to a shape like a figure ate. There doesn't seem too much excuse for a poor excuse when the world Is so full of really good lies. An Indiana policeman grabbed a man with his pockets full of lottery tickets—and made it clear he wasn't taking any chances. We are now in the midst of what it takes to make the need for rubbers soak in—sloppy weather. Have you noticed what an awful sock there is ki some of the fancy colored hose for men? A Flexible Approach The Formosan policy which President Eisenhower laid down to Congress has moved swiftly to support is designed with a shrewd flexibility that should serve well America's interests in the Far East. At root this not new. We are flatly and firmly committed to the defense of Formosa and the nearby Pasca- dores Islands. Any attempt by the Chinese Beds to conquer these territories means war with the United States. Our unratified Formosan treaty with Chaing Kai-shek spells out this committment. The Communists have known for a long time that if they tried to take these islands they would have to pierce the protective screen provided by the U. S. 7th Fleet. Congress is now authorizing the President to employ American forces more broadly, which at least would also include our air arm, to safeguard Formosa. Where Mr. Eisenhower's newly enunciated policy is most distinctively different, where it is most flexible, is in the matter of our possible defense of other areas, particularly islands close offshore from mainland China, which are related to the protection of Formosa. The President did not ask Congress to commit this country to the defense of Quemoy, Matsu, the Tachens or any other coastal isles. Instead he is getting the authority to send U.S. forces "where- ever they are needed" for the defense of Formosa and the Pescadores. This broad power quite obviously could allow use of our naval and air arms for defensive operations in and around the key coastal islands. On the other hand, we are leaving the way open for not coming to their aid, if our military men should view such action as impractical and unwise. Most of the coastal islands are within shellfire range of the Red mainland. Our fleet might be sorely handicapped in attempts to maneuver effectively in the narrow waters between the continent and these off shore patches. Further- mow, there are reports that the Reds have superior air power in this general area today; the fleet might be hard pressed unless we first engineered a considerable build-up of our own air strength there. The net military effect of the latest American policy moves wouW seem to be to make it crystal clear to Red China that the American people, through both their President and their Congress, are toutly braced against any Communist intrusion upon Formosa; but to keep the Reds still guessing as to what this nation will do about any specific advance against the coastal slands. The coastal group gives dining bases for minorf harassment of the main- .lervntion outposts. And while we have discouraged him from any mainland land, and serves secondarily as ob- ventures of major scale, we would be pleased if he could hold these Islands. Their vulnerability, however, would appear to limit what we can do in their defense. In consequence, a flexible approach was the wisest course, and it just happens to blend admirably with current efforts to arrange a UN cease-fire in the area. We have made no new rigid commitments from which we would find it embarrassing to retreat in the off-chance that these efforts should succeed. Diplomatically, as militarily, we have maintained a fluid outlook that fits a shifting situation. In the Line of Duty A 46-year-Old naval pilot, Lt. John P. Moore, died recently in the line of duty. He wasn't fighting in any war or even engaged in any military maneuvers. He was helping extend the world's frontiers deeper into the unknown. Moore suffered fatal injuries when when the helicopter he Was piloting crashed on an Antartic ice plateau. He was a member of a party of observers and scientists who are making a preliminary survey to find suitable bases for major scientific exploration in 1957 and 1958. This soft-spoken North Carolinain probably never dreamed he would see his life snuffed out in these icy wastes. But man's drive to push back the borders of the unknown is irresistible, and it carries with it terrible hazards. Moore paid the price that is so often exacted in this difficult encounter. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Youth's Companion A fat and handsome book, just out from Houghton, Mifflin, will stir the memories of Americans who were old enough to read in the 1920s and before. It is "Youth's Companion,' an anthology of stories and pictures from the great weekly paper that was founded when John Quincy Adams was president and provided education and entertainment for four generations before disappearing into the mists when Calvin Coolidge wa* in the White House. Edited by Lovell Thompson, whose father was for many years the paper's editor in chief, this generous sampling of the files is studded with names like Louisa M. Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rudyard Kipling and Jack London, to mention only a few. Teddy Roosevelt wrote for it. So did Harriett Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and Ella Wheeler Wilcox. One of the paper's favorite contributors was C. A. Stephens, whose "Two Gold Slugs From Oregon" is reprinted. It is likely that even those former teachers who may be a little dim about the authors will sit up when they come to the unforgettable pages dealing with "Our New Premium Offers" for subscriptions. Here is the Big Giant Steam Engine (Only one new subscription), its flywheel turning madly, the steam gauge popping, prize enough to urge any boy to go out and sell the Companion to some unfortunate friend whose home was not brightened weekly by the Old Reliable. Or, you might get a compass, a watch, hunting knife or air rifle. This was the kind of promotion that worked. It was all quite wonderful, and so it is in retrospect. Mr. Thompson has chosen well from the old files, pausing here and there to display a typical Companion page of the 1900s, of the eighties, and so on backward to the line-cut and small type era of the 1840s and 1830s. Year in and year out, the Youth's Companion mirrored faithfully the interest of its readers. This fine collection has all the nostalgia of a forgotten family album. — Plainview i,Tex.) Evening Herald. Liberty And Plumbers Professor Albert Richardson, architect and president of Britain's Royal Academy, ha* denounced modernistic design and said nothing should be streamlined except bathroom plumbing. There are many who would agree that modern functionalist "streamlining" has gone so far that it is hardly "functional" any more. But should we adopt the professor's proposal to "boycott the rubbish" nnd confine modernist art to the bathroom, -think of the hue and cry that would result over the "threat to free artistic expression." And the plumbers are already too dazed over Professor Einstein's opinion that they may be the only free thinkers left to take on the additional burden of being the world's only free artists. — Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY This country is not ready for a 30-hour week, nnd I "iope there will be no pressure from any Important sources to lower the work week from the standard 40 hours. — GM's President Harlow Curtice. In my judgment, no service iS|done the American people or those of the free world by pretending that It {UN Score tary-Genernl D;ig Htumnarskjold's mission to Red China) was a tuccess. — OOP Leader Wlllinrn Knowland. Could Be Getting In Over His Head Peter Edson's Washington Column — Presidents Call for Public Works Coordinator Finds Wide Interest WASHINGTON — (NEA)— President Eisenhower's new proposal for a "Coordinator of Public Works" in the White House executive office is of interest to every state, city, town, county and water district in the United States. The plan was first mentioned in the President's State of the Union Message to Congress. Further details are revealed in the President's Economic Report to Congress. But the full program has not yet been spelled out because the planning has not been completed. Some preliminaries, however, can be revealed. The big question is how much authority the new Coordinator of Public Works will have. The federal government already has a number of agencies dealing with public works. They include Bureau of Reclamation in Department of Interior, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Public Roads in Com m crce Depa rtmen t. Depa r t- ment of Agriculture finances small! watershed development. Genera!' Services Administration lets con- [ tracts for government building, [ and so on. \ If the new coordinator of Public j Works is to boss all these miilti-1 million-dollar pYogram.s, the agen-l cies aren't going to like it. j There is no task force in ex-; President Herbert Hoover's Com- j mission on Government Rent, r aniza-1 tion which is considering any j project that would bring all these! public works activities into one; agency. What is contemplated, therefore, is apparently a loose coordination lather than tight ad- ministration by a public works czar. While the President's Economic Report ozzes optimism on every page, the one big hedge recommended for use in case of depression or recession is for centralized public works planning. The idea is to have ready at all times a shelf of public works projects which could be started if economic pump priming is needed. This basic idea, federal financing for state and local government public works planning is not new. At the end of World War H, when there was great fear that/ there would be a major depression, two advance planning programs were approved by Congress. Eighty-nine million dollars were appropriated and $75 million advanced to local governments. This money was to finance the planning of school, sewer, street or other construction projects. The theory was that this money would be paid back to the federal government after the local governments had financed their public works by tax levy or bond issue. But all this work was stopped when the Korean War broke out in 1950. Last year, when there was considerable unemployment and fear of another recession, the Eisenhower administration revived this idea for local public works planning. The President asked for a S50 million, revolving fund appropriation to finance public works planning. Congress authorized $10 million and appropriated SI.5 million, last August. A Community Facilities Administration was set up in the Housing and Home France Agency to handle the program. John A. Hazeltine was made its director, undei Housing Administrator Albert M Cole. To date, however, not a single advance of funds has been made to any local government for public works planning. Over 300 local agencies have made inquiries and 215 of them are filling out the necessary papers to see if they can qualify for federal government financing of their plans. During- the past year the Council of Economic Advisers has taken the lead in general public works planning. A Coordinator of Public Works Planning was actually set up in the CEA organization, with a $35,000 appropriation to run his office. Maj.-Gen. John S. Bragdon, a retired deputy chief of the Army Corps of Engineers was made coordinator. He t borrowed two assistants from other government agencies and with this small staff began a survey of federal, state and local government public works planning. So far, General Bragrdon's office has only made a catalogue of public works projects being planned. He has come up with the information that about $12 billion will be spent on public works this year, but that there is only a small backlog of local government public works plans in the blueprint stage, ready to go in case of another depression. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. The problems which parents ^ be examined with this and other have with and about their chil ; possibilities in mind since normal- dren are unlimited. Today a few j iy a 4-year-old would be both toilet of these which need not be con- ! trail. ed and gregarious. sidered at full column length are | Q__ MV 4-year-old child who has presented. j b]ond nalr has different C0 lored Q — My 15-year-old .son is suiter- : < yes, one blue and one brown. ing from an allergy caused from ; What is the explanation? M. D. wearing wool clothing. This has j A— This Is said to occur about been diagnosed by two doctors . once in a thousand times. One of and he has a terrible itching several possible explanations is around the neck. He is miserable '• ;hat the youngster has inherited and failing in his grades. Have , one brown eyed gene and one blue you any suggestion? Mrs, C. R, j ,-yed gene which would normally A— Assuming that the diagnosis j have made both eyes brown but Is correct and that the boy does I :n a very early stage of develop- not have allergies to other sub- ment something; happened to the stances he should refrain from 1 brown-eyed gene leaving that eye wearing any clothing containing ! blue. This explanation, like others, wool. Fortunately this can be done i 13 of course largely guesswork. iwre successfully now than it used Q _ T have a ^ andson Wno te 8 _ to be because of the development , d flnd j hs , 00 unds of synthetic fibers. > nd is hungry ft ,f of tne ' time . You may have to work hard to ind warm clothing which does not contain any wool but it probably can be done. In addition it sounds us though this youngster has do- ngry What can I do so he won't have such a big appetite? E. B, A—If he is too fat for his height his parents should simply Insist /eloped a secondary irritation of i thjlt he eat Ic ? a - If h(e ls us , L , a (h ' g he skin probably from scratching i '«* «' ld Rrowmff fast probably the nd it will need soothing prcpara-1 hpst tnin « to do te lctive hls * p ~ ions until the irritation hns gone entirely. Q— My 2'i-year-old boy has had cough for someweeks . He hnd whooping cough two months a^o and the doctors say that Is the •ea.son but I feel there must be :omcthing else. Mrs. G. G. [ A — It is iinforlunntoly trim that iomc cough frequently remains for | a long time after the acme phnso i •f whoopiiiR cou;;h has sub.sicird. ij ee no reason lo disagree with •our doctors though they Will ct-r- ainly want to s?o your youngster petite alone. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE inexperience Cause Of Many frrors By OSWALD .TACOBY Written for NKA Service Today's hand wouldn't give an much trouble, but. .I'm that many experienced flin if the coir,h continues much I expert ongrr. j afraid Q— My 4-ynr.r-nld daughter dors i players would muff it In actual lot play with other children and! play. After winning the first trick very Iltllc, Also .sho i.s not | iu dummy with the king of clubs, nilol t mined and has made little ninny players would automatical- since she wns 2'^, What your advice? Header. j A—It is possible foul by certain Dint Iliis IK tie cwhfit i • • ' ."'" .-.' Iy begin to draw trumps. They would then struKitle pnin- i fully t'lirouifh (ho rest of (ho hand, ill' winding up in thn minus column '' ii in this sort of hnnd them should be no hurry about drawing trumps. If the key suits, spades and hearts, break well it will be perfectly safe to draw trumps late rather than early. If the key suits break badly, it may be necessary to play for a cross-ruff; and then drawing trumps will be out of the question. The best line of play is to win the first trick with the king of NORTH I V Q764 » 1063 * AK84 WEST EAST A A 10 » K J8-! V 5 » J 1098 •Q9742 $85 + QJI093 4652 SOUTH (D) AQ9732 » AK32 » AKJ + 7 North-South vul. South West North East 1 A Pass 1 N. T. Pass 2V Pass 3 ¥ Pass 41* Pass Pass Pass« Opening lead—A Q clubs nnd lend a spade from the dummy at once. East naturally plays low, and South finesses the nine. West wins with the ten of spades and will probably lead the jack of clubs. Dummy wins with the ace, South discarding the jack of diamonds, and the other spade Is led. South plays low from his own hand, arid West wins with the ace. West leads a third club (as good a defense as any), and South ruffs with one of his low trumps. South leads a low spade, and West discards. Dummy ruffs RJK! returns a trump to South's king. For safety's sake, South next cashes the ace and king of dinmonds. Then he leads another spade nnd ruffs with dummy's last low trump. At this point South lias won eight tricta. He .still 1ms the queen of hearts In the dummy nnd the nee of henrl-s in 'his own hnnd. He 11 Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots : A fanfare, please, for the midgets and the chorus girls. They're proof that Hollywood is shelving the world's problems and leaving the messages to Western Union in its all out E (for entertainment) bomb blasting at the box office. They trouped into the Paramount studio cafe at lunch time from "The Qirl Rush" and "The Court Jester" sets along with Humphrey Bogart and some kid actors—"you can tell the movie kids from the midgets," cynical Bogart assured me, "The movie kids are smoking clears." But about the midgets and the chorus girls. The type of extras in a studio lunchroom reflects Hollywood's mood. Smiling midgets in King Arthur period costumes and chorus dolls wearing smiles and not much else are a promise of movie fun. Much more fun than the spaceman, psychiatrist, Russian, monster, girl next door and scientific types I've been seeing in studio cafes the last few years. M A K I L Y N MONROE'S "offhand" quote to New York newsmen that she'd like to act In Dos- toevsky's dnrk and bitter "The Brothers Karamazov" is far from new. She's been talking about it to the Hollywood press for almost a year. Her studio bosses have been hearing the same story—"I want to act instead of wiggle." But without her wfgete how can she act? Franchesca di Scaffa, weary of waiting for the long-expected financial settlement, finally asked her attorney, S. S. Hahn, to file for a California divorce from Bruce Cabot. . . . Paulette Goddard's arm was fractured in an auto accident that all but demolished her Jaguar just outside of Ascona, Switzerland. . . . Now Edward O. Robinson, Jr., has a movie agent. Bob Schwartz, who believes he has a chance as a romantic type. ' LARRY PARKS and Betty Gar- re tt—she's back in the film star ranks in "My Sister Eileen" —are rehearsing their nltery act again for a Las Vegas appearance. . . . Dance director Jean Coyne, formerly wed to Stanley Donen .says "It's just friendship, nothing else," about her dales with Dan Dailey. Now that the water has .stopped squirting out of my eyes after the underwater premiere of "Underwater" at Stiver Springs, Fla., a bow to Perry Lieber's RKO publicity staff and our TWA Constellation crew—Capt. Fred Austin, First Officer James Rapatonni, Navigator James Jones and pretty hostesses Joyce Richardson and Sue Bland. Ditto for Paul Duggan and Bert Fink from the airline. Monty Woolley barked it when told that a famous mind reader was planning to locate in Hollywood: "It Is my prediction that he will starve to death." Short Takes: A 20th Century-Fox subsidiary will produce films for television. . . . Terry Moore is creofting her vocal coach with lowering her voice 20 degrees. For underwater pictures? CYD CHARISSE will give the Aussies a peek at her glamor. She accompanies Tony Martin to Australia for his two-week stage engagement in the spring. . . . It's 24 years of marriage for the Pat O'Briens. It's okay with Gene Kelly if his actress wife, Betsy Blair, signs the can lead a club or a diamond from the the dummy and ruff with the ce in his own hand, after which dummy's queen of hearts is bound to provide the tenth trick. pact that seems likely to launch her as one of Hollywood's leading dramatic stars. She's been offered a long-term contract by Hecht-Lancaster on the strength of her performance in "Marty" and Gene was beaming on the set of "It's Always Pair Weather" about Betsy's emotional voltage. "Now It's up to Betsy to make up her m 1 n d," he says. She's weighing the decision. Acting Is the big thing in her life. This all comes as a big surprise. She hadn't thought there was much chance for her as a dramatic actress until she reached the Helen Hayes age. But now it seems that there is a need in Hollywood for a whole new crop of dramatic actresses with power and experience. Jeff Morrow isn't sure that movies and TV haven't secretly tied the knot. Reporting to Western Costume Company for his starring role in a "Cavalcade of America" stanza, he was given the sam« outfit he wore in U-I's "Captain Lightfoot"—plus one of Rock Hudson's vests from the same picture. Josiane Mariani, Marlon Brando's ffance, will be open for movie offers while he's working in Samuel Goldwyn's "Guys and Dolls." . . It's a May day stork date for /CHE Rechevsky and actor BUI Barker. She's the wealthy Strauss clan heiress who won film stardom in France after playing a bit rol« in MGM's "The Merry Widow." Heed (Public Defender) Hadley goes a-tourlng for his TV sh'ow and Aubrey Schenck's movie, "Big Town", U.S.A.". He plays an FBI man in the latter. LITTLf LIZ— A specialist Is a fellow vitio chorges more for the diagnosis than for the cure. INUB ANOTHES thing, we wish some of those who issue statements would quit warning us against over-optimism when we're so worried.—Lexington Herald. BRENDA: 'Yee, I wrote a confession story once." Cobina: "Was it sold, kid?" Brenda: "No, honey, but the editor came all the way from New York to meet me."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. THE THOUGHT of going to the dentist is more upsetting to most people than the thought of an atomic bomb dropping on them.— Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. ABOUT the only incentive for living indefinitely Is to see that the meek do with the e.arth when they have inherited it.—Gastonla (N.C.) Gazette. HAVE YOU heard about the woman who brough a Louts XIV bed —and had to exchange it for a Louis XVI? It was too small.— Memphis Press-Simitar. IF SOME of today's so-called comedians were twice as funny as they really are they still would ba only half funny enough to justify their salaries. — Savannah (Oa.) Morning News. Lasker Winn«r Aniwer to Prtvioui Puizl* ACEOSg 1 Health commissioner of New York City, Dr. Baumgartner 6 She won the Lasker for her work 11 Deere* 13 She is a in her flelii 14 Rio 15 Printing mistakes 16 Worm 17 Grain bristle 19 Rebel (coll.) 20 Filaments 24 Advanced 27 Perfume 91 Ancient Irish capital 32. Demonstrate 33 Eat away 35 The dill 36 Stitcher 37 Supplications 40 Stars 42 Qualified 45 Bitter'vetch 4« Short-nipped fabric 48 Lodger 52 Lure 55 Rounded 58 Peruser S7 Cubic meter 98 Lock of hit DOWN 1 Theater box 2 Makes mistakes 3 Harem rooms 4 Girl's nickname 9 Assist > 6 Air (comb, form) 7 Armed conflict 8 Hebrew month 9 Plexus 10 Monotony 12 Approaches 13 Russian river 18 Moist 20 Barterer 21 Pronoun 22 Dibble 23 Roves 24 Followers T A « 29 Asseverate 44 Ripped 30 Rots (lax by 46 Be born* exposure 47 High cords 34 Before 48 Weights at 37 Golf term India 38 Stair part 50 Sea (Fr.) 25 Female horse 39 Article 51 Summer (Fi 26 Vessel's bow 41 Simple 53 Seine 28 Musical 42 Wiles 54 Paving quality 43 Versifier substanc* II 11 fc ii Jl » 36 V. W ii «. Z 14- u * Jfc 14 i m ID 10 m to 5 n & % <H m k i 1 l? - u % m m. $ ii> B m m ». , I'i Ii W, n. m 48 M * \ b m Z2 'l'l 31 '%% b w* !a & i m 23 3! m yj B 19 2o 16 9 to 17 U Jo' ft 1

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