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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Aialstam Publisher PAUL D. HUUAK, AdTtrtLsing Manager Soto National Adiertlslng RepiesentaUvet: WaUac* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Uemphta. Intered M second class, matter at the poat- offlct at Blythevllle, Arkanias. under act ol Conness, October 9, 1917. Member of Tin Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the cltj of Blytherille or anj suburban town wher* carrier service is maintained. S5c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, JS.OO per year, M.50 for sii months, $1.35 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile lone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And many amon; them shall stumble, and fall, and b« broken, »nd be snared, and be taken.— Iialah 8:15. * * * The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their des- erU; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?—Thackeray. Barbs A promoter says too many boxers keep late hours. It's tragic when they can't even hit the hay. * * * Saturdays off from work are when most husband! do about half as much around the house a0 they planned. * * # A bos» is a. man who gets a sudden setback when he tries to carry the meaning of his title Into his home. * * * You'd think that speeders, after being pinched, woald wake up. » * * About the only people who really try to make the Itttto things count are teachers. Arkansas Legislature: A Study in Paradoxes The ways of a democracy often are devious, but we think the Arkansas Legislature now in session well may set some sort of record for the manner in which they are attacking the state's business. First there was the omnibus (and never, was the term used more appropriately) tax bill introduced by our own Gene Fleeman. It would raise income taxes by 50 percent, gasoline taxes by a half-cent and sales tax by one per cent. This proposal is going to be about as popular as a fox in a hen house. And while on the subject of fowl (or foui), the big chicken shippers of Northwest Arkansas have finally given the bird to the state. They have managed to get their sales tax exemptions for feed through the house. This little piece of legislation, if and when it gets through the Senate, will cost the state a tidy ?1.5 million per year. , While putting the axe to this source of revenue, the Legislators were casting about for additional monies for the state. Representative Fleeman's bill might be just what they are looking for since it is aimed at the only group in the state not represented by a free-spending lobby —the everyday consumer, who must pay sales and income and gasoline taxes. And thus does the Legislature go about its business of drawing up the state's laws. L. H. Autry, our county's elder statesman in the Legislature, must have expressed the sentiments of thousands of Arkansr.ns when he spoke out against the feed tax exemption: "I can't vote to take off a tax for a special group when the widow who' lives across the.street from me has to pay the tax on food for her hungry chilcl- Does Arkansas Need Milk,Price-Fixing? Among the things which this state doesn't need is a state commission to fix prices on milk. Yet, this is the provision set forth in House Bill 412 and Senate Bill 142. Presumably, the legislation is aimed at putting a floor on the price of milk as marginal milk producers seek protection from occasional price wars and heavy competition from the larger producers who evidently can deliver milk at, lower prices. We fail to see how sucli a commission could operate in the best interest of the most people of tile state. Certainly, it inn't designed to make the price of milk in Arkansas any lower... and iti estab- lishment would entail another budgetary request for a Legislature already hard- pressed lo find sources of revenue for other urgent state programs. A False Witness In 1950, Harvey Matusow, three- year veteran of the Communist Party at that time, turned federal informer. He continued contacts with the FBI for nearly a year before, the party expelled him in early 1951. Thereafter he began appearing before various House and Senate committees investigating subversion. Altogether he testified more than 25 times and named about 180 persons by name. He was a paid government witness at the conspiracy trial of 13 second-string Communist leaders in New York. He advised Senator McCarthy during his inquiry into America's overseas libraries. Now Matusow, preparing to go on record in a book called "False Witness," says he falsly informed on many people. He says he deliberately manufactured some of his testimony. He says he did this because informing was a "good racket" and he liked the "glamor enjoyed by the professional ex-Communist." Obviously, Matusow has lied at least twice. As a Communist, he would have lied regularly because that is a compulsory Red tactic. Thereafter, either he lied when he informed or he says some of that performance was false. We must try to figure out when if ever he told the truth, because the reputations of some innocent persons may well be involved. But the real lesson is to beware of the professional "confessed sinner." A man should gain no automatic stature because he was wrong before he was right. VIEWS OF OTHERS An Effective Weapon There was a big to-do at the last session of Congress over legislation making it a crime to belong to the Communist Party or participate in Communist activities. Opponents of the bill — most of whom were loyal Americans just as eager to see the Communists behind the bars as the proponents — feared that this went too far and could deprive honest citizens of some of their civil rights, and they argued that it was unnecessary because the Smith Act already on the books was sufficient. Proof that the old Smith Act does provide an effective weapon against individuals who knowingly promote the Communist cause of overthrowing the government by force was provided in a Chicago courtroom when a Negro named Claude M. Lightfoot, a high Communist functionary, was convicted under this act. It was an historic case because it was the first time that the actions of an individual had been held criminal under the law. In the last six years 107 Reds have been prosecuted by the government under the Smith Act but all of these had been arrested in groups of five or more. They were charged with "conspiracy to teach and advocate the overthrow of the government by force and violence," and it was under the conspiracy provision of the act that they were jailed. There was no conspiracy charged against Lightfoot. He was prosecuted for what he did himself. He was executive secretary of the Communist Party in Illinois and once ran for the Legislature on the Communist ticket. The government produced evidence that the Communist Party works to overthrow the government by force; and that Lightfoot, from his speeches, writings and other activities, was fully aware of the party's cause and sought to advance It. For that he will now go to prison. By this case the government establishes the precedent that any individual who works for the Communist cause with his eyes open to what it really is faces punishment under the Smith Act. Prosecution can now be brought against any Communist Party member who is aware of and endorses the party's aims. This is all that is needed to move against the Communists, and far safer for the civil rights of Americans than a blanket indictment against all the party members which might catch some loyal citizens whose only crime was foolishness and delusion. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. SO THEY SAY .Without our strong organic chemical industry Germany would have won World War II.—Edgar Queen, board chairman, Monsanto Chemical Co: * * * Force is not the solution of this delicate problem (Formosa situation) A settlement can only be arrived at by the peaceful process of negotiation. —Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. * # * We will have to outlive, out-lhink and out- die the pagnn world.—The Most Rev. Henry Knox Shrrrlll, bishop of the U. S. Episcopal Church, on what Is needed to attain a "religious revival." * * * I don't take any stock In trying to scare people off. I don't believe In bluffing. If we're going to fight them (Chinese Communists) we should show our teeth. We nre pnst the bluffing ataire. —Rep. Graham Harden (D., N 0.1. 'Oh, the Usual... Remove the Stains" NEA 5«rrice, Inc. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Communist Chinas Reaction To Formosa Crisis Was Expected WASHINGTON — NEA — The question of what future U.S. policy for Communist China will be is a natural follow-up of Congress' granting President Eisenhower broad powers to deal with the Formosa situation. Basic U, S. policy may be said to remain what it was: As long as Red China persists on its present course of action, the U. S. will continue to oppose her admission to United Nations. Communist China's policy is analyzed as including these principal elements: Refusal to settle the disputes dividing Korea and Indo - China. Continued breaking the peace against Formosa and other non-Communist countries in Asia. The long-range question that arises for the United States is what raw materials Japan got from Asia are now used by China herself or by Russia. China trade has been made a political issue in Japan, however. Not even the conservative parties dare oppose it. The U. S. may be forced to sanction this trade, or else subsidize Japan. Or even to let Japan increase her exports to the United States or other areas where her goods would be in competition with American producers. If Japan is allowed to resume her China trade, then other countries like Britain must have the same rights. Few leaders in Washington expect Red China to reform her policies or start a new line of good behavior. There is little belief, furthermore, that any inter- this country would do if the Chi-i^al overthrow of Communism nese Communists should agree to ! likely in China, or that Red China settlements in Korea and Indo-Chl- 1 will break with Russia. na and to a Hve-and-let-live policy | i n making this appraisal, there for Formosa. j was a lot of high-level planning If these changes In Red China's! in the National Security Council. policies should result from Presi- \ It was preceded by many Central dent Eisenhower's resolve to use j Intelligence Agency situation anal- force if necessary to back up For- yses. The conclusions were checked with America's most important ies. Their approval was ob- mosa .the U. S. might have to take another look at its own policies. The first question to arise would j taincd before the policy was probably be on lifting trade em- j adopted. bargoes against Red China. This j The United States proceeded on Play come to a head -soon as a the assumption that Soviet Russia result of Japan's desire to resume ' and Communist China would not react as this country or its allies trade with the China mainland and Russia. The volume of this new trade might not reach the levels of pre- 1 The reasonable thing for the war Jap-China trade. Most of the j Communists to do would be to would react under similar conditions. accept a cease-fire on Formosa, then press for Red China's admission to the United Nations. World opinion would then be on their side. I n a short time they might have Formosa. Being revolutionists and extremists, however, the Commies could be counted on for unreasonable, revolutionary reaction. This came, as expected, in Communist refusal to consider a cease-fire and their demand that the U. S. get out of Formosa. The correct, advance appraisal of this situation takes Into consideration the fact that the Communists are realists. The Korean war, for instance, was a drain on Red Chinese and Russian resources. That is why they agreed to a Korean cease-fire. Bearing this Korean outcome in mind, it is now assumed that Red China will not risk another full scale military adventure. U. S. action in backing the Chinese Nationalists on Formosa may have been as much of a surprise to the Communists as was the U. S. and UN decision to resist aggression in Korea. Following this line of deduction to its ultimate conclusion, it is now assumed Red China won't attack Quemoy, won't attack Formosa and won't accept a cease- fire agreement. These assumptions may be proved all wrong. No one in the Administration has apparently made book on the outcome to determine whether the odds are two- to-one or ten-to-one that the policy is right. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Three men have written similar letters recently inquiring about the possibility of there being such a thing as change of life in men. One says, although married happily for twenty years, the .simple faults of his spouse take on serious proportions which cause ridiculous arguments. Other items In this letter indicate that the difficulty may not be with the husband alone since the wife Is inclined to a few pre-dinner cocktails and becomes much more argumentative at such times. Another of the correspondents says he is afflicted by weakness, nervousness, loss of weight, shaky nerves and slight mental disturbances. The third writes that he has had heart palpitations for some years but that his heart is actually all right and that now he has great difficulty sleeping, has no appetite, and gets so nervous that he can't sit still and worries over any little thing. Arc these men and others like them suffering from what might be called a change of life and if so what en be done bout it? The answer is indeed hard to come by. It should be said at first that there might be other causes In the physical condition, in the family relationships, in the occupation, or from financial or other worries which could account for almost all of the symptoms described. It Is almost certainly true that the hormone production of the male sex glands does slow up with advancing years. In men, however, this gradual .slowing appears to produce no symptoms in the majority of Instances ami some experts strenuously object to the term "change of life" in men. Others believe that at least in some men, n decrease In functioning of these glands may conic fnlrly rnpldly niul produce symptoms which Justify speaking of n male chan^r of life. They iir-licvc thai men go I'irons 1 ! this period somewhat Inter thnn women do- usually between 45 and 50. Some one during this time of life may be restless and .complain of sleeping poorly. Numbness and tingling of the hands or feet has been reported. Headaches of various kinds are a frequent complaint. The memory may become poorer and the ability to concentrate impaired. A mild feeling of depression also seems to be com- ! mon. i Increase In the beat of the heart, cold hands and cold feet, slight shortness of breath and sudden flushing of the face, neck and up- j per part of the chest are also men! tioned. Easy fatlgability may be | present. Waning of the sexual powers, real or imaginary, is a frequent reason why men of this age consult their physicians. [ There have been many studies of the effect of injections of the 1 principal male hormone (testosterone propionate) in men com- j plaining of such symptoms as those mentioned. The advisability of using this preparation for symptoms such as I those mentioned is a matter of i debate. Possibly some have been helped, but there have been many ! disappointments too. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Sound Bridge Will Win Many Games By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service South shouldn't have made his slam contract of six spades In today's hand, of course, but the contract was a perfectly reasonable one. If the honrt finesse succeeded the slam was virtually un- i beatable, and It Is perfectly prop- or to bid a .slam that depends on a flnr.ssc. A.i it turned out, Houth found a way to improve his chance for the slam. If West had opened a heart, to be sure, South would have taken his finesse and would have gone down like a little man. But West opened a diamond, and South saw a chance to execute a swindle. South won the first trick in dum my with the jack of diamonds and Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — NEA — The Witnet: Jerry Lewis, to heckler at the Sands Hotel in Vegas: "You've jfot 32 teeth—would you like to try for none?" . . . George Gobel at the Statler: "I drink only on special occasions. Special occasions like—well, like when the sun goes down." ... A couple of Lost Weekenders were discussing their nerves at LaRue's: "You know," said one, "it's enough to drive a person to eat." Glamor doll to another: "We're practically e n g a g e He's just waiting: for his fiancee to return the ring:." Movie producer to an actor who didn't like a script: "Don't let your opinion sway your judgment." A Hollywood animal trainer is so impressed with the Do-It-Yourself trend he's thinking of selling full-grown tleers by mail order with a book of instructions titled: "Subdue-H-Yourself." HOLLYWOOD INTRIGUE: The name of a radio-TV network tycoon is being batted around movie- town as the mystery man in Marilyn Monroe's life. . . . Secrecy on the whereabouts of Jean Peters and the status of her marriage to Stuart Cramer III, continues to stump Movietowners. A complete Garbo act for Jean. Joyce Holden and Dok Stanford, now living under separate roofs, aren't making any headway on divorce plans. He tells pals that Joyce isn't in the mood to tell it to the judge. Bing Crosby has seen the TV light. Watch for an announcement that he will star in an initital series of 26 telefilms In addition to the two- one-hour filmed shows slated for him at CBS. The Las Vegas dice aren't talking to Gordon Mac R a e. He dropped a bundle there recently. .. . Maureen O'Hara's gnashing her teeth over loss of "The King and I" celluloid role to Deborah Kerr. She staged a terrific campaign to win the part. GINGER ROGERS developed another case of frigid tootsies and bowed out of John Guedel's television series, "Amateur Playhouse," in which she would have acted each week with budding Booths and Duses. . . . Hal Willis will film "A Stone for Danny Fisher" — novel about a young hoodlum that Tony Curtis could play to the hilt. Behind the'Screens: Romola Ni- Jinsky, widow of the great dancer, is insisting on absolute accuracy In the screen biography of her husband that Charles Vidor will produce. She just won a big battle with publishers of "Music and the Muses" to correct mistakes in passages about Nijlnsky before another copy is sold. Mario Lanza asked for a short shooting schedule for his starrer, Serenade," at Warners. "The Great Caruso" was completed in 31 days, opera sequences and all. WEST NORTH 15 * J 1062 ¥ AQJ » KQJ * AK9 EAST 44 * A,i If 874 TK952 498784 «532 #Q742 +10853 SOUTH (D) AKQ9873 V 1083 » AID Both sides vul. Sooth Wot North r*lt ' Pass Pass 2 N.T. Pws 8 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— » 9 of spades held the trick, of course, since the finesse was only an optical illusion. Now South cashed the ace of diamonds, entered dummy with the ace of clubs, discarded a heart on the king of diamonds, cashed the king of clubs and ruffed a lub in his hand. He then led a trump, giving East his ace. East found himself endplayed, much to his dismay. If he returned a heart, dummy would get free finesse; and if East returned his last club, dummy would ruff while South discarded his last losing heart. .Either way there was no hope of defeating the slam. and he aims to be as speedy with his first film In two years. NKVILLE BRAND'S wondering whether MGM will do a sequel to "The Prodigal" with the obvious title: "The Prodigal's Return." Clo-seups and Longshots: Harry James' new singer, Patti Powers, is the girl friend of Gene ("The Steel Helmet") Evans. . . . Transformation of blonde and bosomy . Anita Ekberg into a Chinese mother for "Blood Alley" should win the special-effects Oscar for next year. . . . Two new films will tell the same story —about the Allied High Command's ruse to fool Hitler Into believing the invasion of Europe would come through Greece. For Pox release, its "The Man Who Never Was." Burt Lancaster's version will be "Operation Heartbreak." No truth, Insists Gene Kelly, to persistent whispers that his "Invitation to the Dance" has been stored on the casualty shelf at MGM. Live portions of the all- dance feature film directed by Gene in London were completed in 1953. Says Gene: "The cartoon sequence which lasts 35 minutes hai been in work here in Hollywood ever since. All that's left to b* done now is some dubbing." Short Takes: Fox Is making secret tests with a screen bigger than its Cinemascope process. . . . The Peter Lawfords have a stork reservation at St. John's Hospital for March 27. ... Fame is" fleeting note: Ads for the reissue of "The Asphalt Jungle" spell it ."Marilyn Munroe." . . . Piper Laurie, the U-I cutie, !• still getting long-distance phone calls from G. David Schine, with the Army In Alaska. Some parents ore as eager to graduate from P-TA as Hie* Idafe are to get out of school. nm\» UPQN ENTERING a room in a New York hotel, a woman recoR-' nized a well known Industrialist pacing up and down, and she asked what- he was doing there. "I'm going to make a speech," he said. "Ara you always this nervous before you make a speech?" "Nervous?" he replied. "No, I never get nervous." "Is that so?" observed the woman. "Then what are you doing in tha Ladies' Room " — La mar (Mo.) Democrat. A YOUNG MAN from Lake City who joined the Navy the other day has an unusual talent. He catches rattlesnakes in his bare hands. The Navy may not have immediate use of that skill but its' nice to know \ve have a rattlesnake snatcher on our side if we ever need one. — Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. THE STATE of Kentucky is planning to give not only physical but mental tests to persons applying for drivers' licenses. We would —if it came to this—rather see joorly visioned bub intelligent persons behind steering wheels than eagle-eyed idiots. — Birmingham News. Songstress Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 57 Low sand hill 1,5 Radio singer; Clooney 9 City in New York 11 World s 12 Reluctant 13 Plant (var.) 15 Beverage 16 Play the part of host 18 Note in Guide's scale 8 Shouter 19 Transposes 10 Fiddling Roman 58 Raced DOWN 1 Wanderers '2 Oxidizing enzyme 3 Weight of India 4 Direction 5 Encounter 6 Brazilian macaw 7 Stair parts 17 Bitter vetch , 36 Embellished 23 G.raek letter 38 Extinct bird 24 She likes to 40 Spotted 41 Not standing 42 Sea eagle 2fi Three feet 29 -Soothsayer 31 Cereal grass 45 Ages 48 Unaspirated immediately led the jack of spades from the dummy. This may seem to be the same as winning the first trick in the closed hand with the ace of diamonds and then'leading the king of spades, but it isn't really the , same. If South had led the king of spades from his own hand, East would have had no problem. He would have taken his ace of spades and made some safe exit play. Then he would sit back and wait for the king of hearts to win the setting trick. When declarer actually led the I Jack of spades from the dummy,, however, East thought that South might b« planning a flne.sso. East therefore plnycd his low spade in the hope that South would mis- fjucss the finesse and that West would be nllowed to win the trick with the queen of spades. This WHS exactly the Impression Urn I, Soulh hart hoped to ere*te by his line of play. 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