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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY B, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representstivei: Wallace Wttrher Co.; New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1817. ^^^ Member of 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, 15.00 per year, $2.60 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, I1S.50 per year payable In advance. . Meditations But In the last days It shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall bft established in the top of the mountains, and It shall be exalted above the hills! and people shall flow unto It. — Micah 4:1. After the sleep of death we are to gather up our forces again with the incalculable results of this life, a crown of shame or glory upon our heads, and begin again on a new level of progress. — Haweis. Barbs From now on until the end of the year, if all the wishes come true we'll all have a merry Christmas. » * * Lots of divorces result because a gir\ loves m man just for the time being, says a judge. Another • way of saying, just for the present. * if- * It isn't so dumb for a man to agree with his wife so long as he is smart enough not to let her find it out. * * * No matter what the season, it always comes at the wrong time of the year—if you're a pessimist. * * * Earmuffs are especially valuable thia time of year—if you use them to keep from hearing what people say about TV commercials. Mr. Fleeman and His Suicidal Legislation Eep, Eugene Fleeman of Manila has undertaken an exceptionally tall order in sponsoring such a controversial measure in the state legislature as his tax increase bill. It's difficult enough these days to get folks to consider raising one tax. To Seek approval for increasing three different taxes at one whack requires ambition of great proportions—or indifference to the demise of one's political life. Rep. Fleeman's omnibus bill seeks $25 million in new revenues for the state —no doubt an admirable quest. To accomplish this he would hike the sales tax from two to three cents, increase state income taxes 50 per cent and add one- half cent to the present six-cent levy on gasoline. ' But the Manila legislator well realizes the possible—not to mention probable—consequences of an active campaign in behalf of the measure. He pointed out when announcing his sponsorship that he feared the bill would mean "political suicide" for him. He probably was right. A Memorable Milestone Controversy often surrounded the long and brilliant military career of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. But even his severest critics acknowledged his professional talents. And they have conceded, too, that he is an eloquent man. Many men perhaps would say that his famed address to Congress in April 1951, shortly after his removal from command in Korea, was his greatest utterance. But some rrtiglit vote for the speech he chose to deliver recently in Los Angeles on the occasion of his 75th birthday. In the popular mind, and particularly in the minds of his most ardent advocates, MacArthur has been linked with phrases like "there's no substitute for victory" and "we cannot fight a limited war." Therefore, it is the more remarkable that MacArthur took for his Los Angeles theme the abolition of war and total disarmament. He placed, in the record history some of the most hard-headed notions obut the problem of war that men have ever been privileged to hear. He began by tracing the course of human wars from their small tribal beginnings to the present prospect of whole nations in arms, fortified by colossal atomic might and the wonders ot elec- tronic science. Then he said: "But this very triumph of scientific annihilation—this very success of invention—has destroyed the possibility of war being a medium of practical settlement of international differences. "The enormous destruction to both sides of closely matched opponents make it impossible for the winner to translate it into anything but his own disaster ... "War has become a Frankenstein ... No longer is it the weapon of adventure whereby a hortcut to international power and wealth—a place in the sun—can be gained. If you lose, you are annihilated. If you win, you stand only to lose. No longer does it possess the chance of the winner of a duel—it contains rather the germs of double suicide." Through centuries men have turned to war as the last resort among "practical" means for settling their disputes. What MacArthur is saying is war no longer can serve this purpose. There is nothing practical about a course of action that brings neartotal ruin upon the winner of a dispute. In MacArthur's view, it is the abolition of war that has now become practical. "Ever cynic, every pessimist, every adventurer, every swachbuckler in the world has always disclaimed its feasibility. But that was before the science of the past decade made mass destriction a reality." Disarmament and an end to war, he said, are no longer matters merely to be spoken of wistfully in the idealistic realm of the phlosophers and churchmen. They have become the prime concern of the world's masses'—on both sides of the Iron Curtain. "The ordinary people of the world, whether free or slave, are all in agree- '•ment on this solution; and this is perhaps the only thing in the world they do agree upon. "The leaders are the laggards. The disease of power seems to confuse and befuddle them. They have not even approached the basic problem ..." MacArthur believes so strongly in the power of this mass conviction about war that he is confident world public opinion—without any system of international inspection—would be enough to enforce disarmament among the great nations. Men may contest this particulra argument. But they will hardly question that MacArthur's stirring plea for sanity, for a new kind of practical linking peace and survival, made his 75th birthday a memorable milestone. Perish the Thought Scientists say that in about a year an electronic weather forecaster will be developed which can predict weather up to 48 hours in advance, far more accurately than our present human forecast- era. We can see the gain here, but there's also a loss. Next to fussing about the weather, people like to complain about the weather man. But what can you say to a collection of wires and gauges? VIEWS OF OTHERS Communists Interested For reason, the New York Daily Worker (Communist) headlines the fact that Sen. Lister Hill of Alabama is going to urge the passage of a bill under which federal appropriations will go to local schools and colleges. Under federal support and federal regulations, of course, strangers from Washington will be coming in with surveys, criticisms, instructions and, finally, orders. It will be difficult to know or to check the background of these visiting bureaucrats. For some reason the Communists think that would be a fine arrangement. And when Alabama abolishes public schools to avoid enforced desegregation of pupils, Senator Hill may or may not figure what the visiting firemen will do about segregation in Alabama federalized schools. But the Daily Worker likes the idea so well it prints the Senator's picture along with the story. — Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY Generally speaking, we are going to have large military aid programs out there (in-Asia) for a long time, in my opinion.—Adm. Arthur Radford, chairman, Joint chiefs of staff. # * * My health is good. I never felt better In my life and I have no intention whatsoever of resigning.—Army Secretary Stevens. # # # The trouble with secrecy Is that it denies to the government itself the wisdom and the resources of the whole community, and the only way you can have this is to let a' •••:st anyone say what he thin Its.—Physicist or. J. Robert Oppenhelmer. They're Experts at Refined Torture Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Ikes Formosa Policy Doesn't Call For Attack on the Chinese Mainland WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The Eisenhower administration has no intention of backing Chiang Kai- shek's Nationalist Republic of China forces on Formosa in any attack on the Chinese mainland. This flat statement can now be made on highest official authority in connection with President Eisenhower's special message to Congress requesting authority for U. S. armed forces to act in defense of Formosa and the Pescadores islands. It is admitted that the draft resolution presented to Congress might give the President, as commander in chief of U. S. forces, authority to order a"n attack on Chinese Communist strong points from Yvhich an attack on Formosa and the Pescadores might be launched. But there is no intent to release Chinese Nationalist forces for such an attack on the China mainland. Up to the present, this latter point has been in doubt. There have been some Republican leaders who have maintained that the United States should release Chiang Kai-shek's forces to liberate the China mainland from the Communists. Some extremists have even gone so far as to advocate that U. S. naval and air power be used to support this assault. The Eisenhower administration spokesmen have never either supported or discouraged this talk. It obviously made good propaganda ror keeping the Chinese Communists guessing ns to the real Amer- lean intent. U. S. military and economic assistance, totaling over half a million dollars, has obviously kept Chiang Kai-shek's government from collapse. It has also supported the idea that the Nationalist government was being k^pt in readiness for a return to pn'.ver in China. On Formosa, of course, the Chiang: government has done little else but talk and prepare for eventual return to the mainland and driving the Communists out. It is now admitted officially in Washington, however, that there are few people who believe that this Republic of China rule over the mainland will be achieved by armed force. Instead of this, the policy is stated as supporting the belief that internal schisms, unrest and hostile demonstrations by the Chinese people on the mainland will themselves eventually overthrow Communist dictatorship. It is pointed out that the Chinese people have never been held together very long by any of their rulers or conquerors. The role of the Nationalist government on Formosa is therefore said to be one of waiting to take advantage of this situation when the unrest and uprisings come into being. In slightly different words, what this policy amounts to is nothing more nor less than what former Secretary of State Dean Acheson r.nce referred to as "letting the dust settle in China." When the Chinese Communists first conquered the mainland and . / T> , P Written for ? the Doctor days — By EDWIN P . j NBA Service JORDAN, M. D. An unusual question comes from Mrs., N. concerning the condition known as apoplexy or "stroke." She asks whether apoplexy is inherited and if there is a possibility that the children of a man who has had it might get the same and whether or not such a man should get married. Apoplexy is not considered to be an inherited disease. When it occurs at all it is much more likely in the elderly than in the young. I am of the opinion that one should not refrain from having children because there has been apoplexy in the family. The desirability of a man who has had a stroke having children, however, is a different matter if his ability to provide for them is interfered with or if there are reasons to believe that he might not, be able to bring them to maturity. Whether or not he should get married is an intimate detail of his life which should be calmly and frankly considered by the man himself, his prospective bride and the doctor who knows the circumstances. These questions, bring up the subject of apoplexy in general. This is a term which means that there has been some bleeding from one of the blood vessels in the brain or a clot has developed in one of the arteries or veins of the brain. Either one of these can cause damage to '.he delicate brain tissues of that particular area and may interfere to a greater or lesser degree with the functions which are controlled by that part of the brain. When the area injured is large, unconsciousness usually comes on. The breathing becomes noisy The muscles on one side of the body, the one opposite to the side of the brnin affrcted, become paralyzed. Feeling or sen- ation Is not j have been cared for as well as possible, carefully chosen exercises or massage may help. The paralysis, however, is not in the muscles themselves and therefore one cannot expect too much from treatment. The victims of a stroke frequently suffer from a change in personality. Irritability and excessive complaining are frequent. This can be annoying to family and friends who think it is unnecessary and unjust. It happens so often, however, that it should be considered as a result of the "stroke" itself and should be excused and accepted as well as possible. How much recovery there will be depends on the original size of the hemorrhage or clot and what part of the brain is hit. Recovery starts early. The amount of pa- liilysis present is usually greater at 'the beginning and tends to become less as time goes on. Some people who have had an extensive paralysis recover almost entirely. • JACOBY , ON BRIDGE This Type Bid Is Worth Observing By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The bidding in today's hand was energetic but perfectly normal. The play Is, however, worth a aec- ong look. South must play with great caution to make his doubled contract. West opened the Jack of hearts and continued the suit, forcing South to ruff. Declarer led n dla- raond to dummy's ace and then made the key play. of. returning After the immediate symptoms I dummy's low trump to his own drove Chiang Kai-shek's forces to Formosa, Mr. Acheson sized up the, situation as being one about which the United States could do very little. He was damned all over the country for this do-nothing policy. But he stuck to his guns. He painted out that while many people regarded China as a springboard for attack on world communism, It was really only a morass. Everyone who had tried to conquer China or to rule it had bogged down in it. Japan had tried to conquer China and failed. When the United States had tried to help China, it had become despised by the Chinese. Now it was the Russians' iurn to go in and try to make ovc-r China. Future history would show that the Communists bogged down and became the people whom the Chinese most despised. The Truman-Aches on policy therefore became one of protecting Chiang Ifai-shek as an old ally and an enemy of communism, but not to the extent of supporting him for an armed assault to recapture the China mainland. Leaders in the Eisenhower administration will probably deny that they are following this old line. But there is little discernible difference. President Eisenhower's message to Congress, near its close, said: "What we are now seeking is primarily to clarify present policy and to unite in its application. We are not establishing a new policy." ace. It would, have been a bad mistake to lead the queen or jack of spades first. South next led the king of diamonds from his hand, hoping that both opponents would follow suit but not seriously expecting a normal break in view of the penalty double. As expected, East ruffed the king of diamonds and led another heart. South had to ruff again, and he next led a low diamond and ruffed Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: When In Rome do as the Romans do. So Roman did. Ruth Roman that is. But when U. S. film censors see what the Romans did to Roman in a couple of scenes in her Italian- mode starrer, "The Sinner," the shock waves may wash out a couple ot bridges on the Tibe." Ruth's even wondering, In fact, whether the Biblical epic will have to play theaters without a Hollywood seal of approval. "I've never had a chance to be sexy or to wear scanty clothes in Hollywood movies." Ruth confided, "and I'm hoping there won't be any trouble. But you know those Italian film makers — this movie will come as a shock to some people, v "My figure's always been sort of hidden, but, brother, It Isn't In this picture." FAR BE IT FROM ME to cause Mcrilyn Monroe to open her mouth any wider, but Producer Eugene Franke owns a complete screenplay of "The Brothers Karama- zov." And he has his heart set on Linda Darnell — not Marilyn — for the role of Qrushenka. .Add the Polly Bergen-Jerome divorce to the "good friends" department. Day she filed suit, he wired her Congrats on her Vegas nightclub act ... Ethel Barrymore, who said she never would, Is rattling the Barrymore family skeletons in "Memories," a four-part auto-biography in a national magazine starting with the February issue. . . . Charles Boyer wants to do a western! "Come wiz me to the smoke house." movie, "The Bed," will never, hit the glrlle-glrlle magazines. Dawn'i Italian husband, Prince Vittorio Massimo, ordered them destroyed. PAUL DOUGLAS, the actor, and Paul Douglas, the U. S. senator, will meet for the first time when "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial" plays Washington, D. C., next month. Douglas the actor will tell Douglas the senator a blusher: His first Hollywood fan letter was from a strip teaser who confused him with the senator. . Designer Robert Carlton was telling Dorothy Dandrldge about a rich couple who spend most of their time in night clubs and even fly all over the country to catch their favorite acts. "There must be something wrong with people who like to be in night clubs all the time," commented Dorothy. "You'd think they'd see a psychiatrist about It." "They tried," quipped Carlton, "but they couldn't get ringside couches." Short Takes: "White Christmas" is slated for a 514,000,000 gross, of which Irving Berlin gets $25,000 cash and 30 per cent . . . Gary Grant, who discovered Dick Anderson, will be an usher when the young actor marries Alan Ladd's daughter . . . Shelley Winters Is dating Gloria Grahame's ex, Director Nick Ray. Now that she's no longer Irma — CBS-TV frowned on her peek-a- boo gowns — Marie Wilson's reviving her famous strip-tease satire. If Bette Davis and Fox hadn't come to terms on "Sir Walter Raleigh" — she demanded and received all the script changes that she asked for — Greer Garson would have been offered the role of Queen Eliazbeth . . . George Sanders proved that he could give out with Pinza-llke tones in "Call Me Madam." But his big singing number has been scissored from Esther Williams' starrer, "Jupiter's Darling." Hollywood was too much for Albert, the baby alligator. Or maybe Albert just wasn't destined to fly around in a Constellation with film stars admiring him, or to soak in a pastel porcelain bathtub in the Hollywood hills/Albert is dead after winning brief fame as the first al- ligatnr to Uy from Tampa, Fla., to Hollywood. Bert Fink, the TWA press agent, purchased him in Silver Springs after RKO's "Underwater" premiere there and brought him home in a cardboard box. Sighs Bert: "He was a wonderful guy. He never put the bite on no one." JEFFREY HUNTER and Barbara Rush (she comes Into big- time stardom in "Captain Lightfoot") tell it to the divorce court judge early in February. "It will be routine and simple," Barbara confided to me. "We have reached an agreement." Judy Garland's decided on a straight dramatic movie as her next when she- winds up "A Baby Is Born." She's bidding for the film rights to Mildred Cram's "The Promise." Publicity stills of Dawn Addams wearing little more than wisp of chiffon in her new European taken the rest of the tricks with a trump, the ace of clubs, and established hearts. , tablished hearts. WEST 47 V JI06 • J1074 + 109 763 South 1 * 2* NORTH S AQJ5 VQ53 • A *KJ8542 EAST 4 !0986 V AK9842 « 2 *AQ SOUTH (D) A AK432 • KQ98653 + None Both sides vul. Wesi North East 2* 3* Pass Pass Pas: Pass Pass Pass Pass Double Opening lead—¥ J with dummy's Jack. It was now time for the second key play of the hand. Declarer led the queen of spades from the dummy and overtook with the king in his own hand. This play set up the ten of spades for East. South now led the queen of diamonds and spread his hand, indicating that he would lead diamonds until East wanted to ruff. South would then regain the lead With his own last trump and could win the rest of the tricks with good diamonds. Declarer would have gone down If he had failed to overtake dummy's queen of spades. He would have been stuck in dummy and wou'.d have been obliged to u-e up his last^rump to get back to his hAnd. Then Eait would have Brasselle's Career Doing Better Now By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD ftf) — The career of Keefe Brasselle is doing fins these days, thanks largely to Keefe Brasselle, In this town of phony modesty, it is refreshing to meet a fellow who is complete]/ sold on hJmsel* and is not afraid to admit it, The son of Betty Grable's hairdresser Marie Brasselle ,Keefe has been around show business most of his life. He did a few bits in pictures, then landed a lead in "Not Wanted." An MGM contract followed. Lost at MGM "I got lost at MGM," he said. "Oh, they took good care of me— top pictures and all. But they just had too many other players under contract." He was washed out when the dam broke in Hollywood. The film depression trimmed contract lists to the bone, and Keefs was a casualty. But the boy didn't lose hope. He sold himself as the actor to portray Eddie Cantor. The biog was something less than a critical triumph. Since it presented the danger of being typed, I asked Keefe if he felt the film had been good for him. "No doubt about it," he replied. "My career was at the bottom. Anything would have been a boost. "I can't knock the Cantor picture. Although the critics didn't like it, it .was one of the biggest money-makers last year. And I think time will prove that I did the best job possible. They wanted me to play the role of Cantor off stage as well as on, and I did It for them." There was a lull following "The Eddie Cantor Story," but Keefe didn't loll around the house. He put on his dancing shoes and hit the night club circuit. Now the Flamingo in Las Vegas has signed him to a lush three- year deal. Columbia Pictures bosses caught his act, liked him, put him Into "Bring Your Smile Along," wants him for more. And NEC has him tied up for a TV series. Talking Turkey Answer to Previous Puzil* ACROSS 1 Capital of is in am part in Asia 13 Peruser 14 It has varied ——life 15 Embellished 16 Matures 17 Deep sorrow 18 Light brown 20 Born 21 Parers 25 Sharp excrescence 54 Amphitheater '35 Build 36 Separated 39 Counsel! 40 Craftiness 42 Male f«rrtt 451tfl<hti aggreiilon. 48 Dutch city 49 Printing misUkei 52 Expunger 55 Heavy it Purulent lubittnct 57 PullMDt 58 PrlncM DOWN 5 Rot flax 6 Mountain spur TMerited 9 Tear 10 Presage 11 Window glass 12 Otherwise 19 Drink made with malt 21 Impressioni 22 Give as an inalienable possession 23 Horsemen 29 Angered 46 Royal Italian 30 One time family name 31 Wood sprites 47 Forest 37 Absolute ruler creaturt 38 Compass point 48 Makes 41 Dropsy mistakes 24 Cubic meter« 42 Assist 50 Fruit drink 25 Snare • 43 Mountain 51 Number (comb, form) 53 Male sheep 44 Annoying 54 Goddess of child infatuation 9 10 II tt W V

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