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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 16, 1955
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PACIBtX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY, 16, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINHS, Editor, Aaslstant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertiiini Manxcr •ok K»tion»l Adrertising RcpreMntatiTM: Wtllaoa Wltmer Co., New Tork, Chicafo, Detroit, Atlanta, Mtmpbta. Intend M second claH mutter at the post- office it BlytheTille, Arkansas, under act of Con- irwi, October «, 1917. ^ Member ol The Associated'Preoa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any auburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of so miles, 15.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, »1.25.for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. J13.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations. Not a novice, lest belnj lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation ol the devil.— I Thnothy 3:6. » * # Deep is the sea. and deep is hell, but pride min- eth deeper; it is colled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul.-Tupper. Barbs Lots of stag convention are held mainly to set the date for the next one. * * * Even folks without kith or kin can boait of ttielr blood relations. Those with the Rfi CroM. ' * * * It it weren't for gossiping it would be safe for m«t anybody to leave the bridge club meeting first. * * * Definition of a new driver: one who doesn't know where he'i folnj but ti on hU way. * * * It doesn't mean much to think well of your«H unless your friends agree with you. Don't Understand? Most Of Us Don't If you're slightly confused about the significance of the recent switch pulled off by the high shots in Moscow, don't feel bad—you aren't alone. We gave up long ago trying to figure out those fellows. But glancing over the many thousands of words of news copy that have passed across our desk during the past several days explaining, analyzing and interpreting those great events— of undoubted importance to all nations— we wonder if perhaps much of the confusion is not due to some of our own "interpretative" writers and analysts. Take for example these two bits of analytical wisdom which flowed past our vision not 30 minutes apart— and both by "experts" working for the same organization : "The resignation of Georgi Mal- enkov as premier of the Soviet Union signals the end of the post-Stalin 'collective leadership.' The dead Stalin has triumphed, and the Soviet Union henceforth can be expected to express Stalinism both in domestic and foreign affairs." That is the view of one "foreign news analyst.'' Here is what the other said.: "The method of Malenkov's demotion suggests that collective rule ' persists for the time being in the Kremlin and that the top men still desire to show that Stalinism is over and done with. ..." Would you call that confusing? The statements are not merely different— .they are diametrically opposed to each other. The writers in both cases are old hands at the news analysis game and have long been accepted as top men in their field. Add to this the fact that much of the thought that influences their opinions and writing is formed by discussions, both on and off the record, with some of the top policy making officials in the federal government, arid you can realize just how high up the ladder this state of confusion goei. Perhaps we'd better forget about trying to understand what those chaps mean by what they do, and concentrate on trying simply to understand WHAT they're doing. What Do We Do Now? For thii country, the jrett question .th»t follows from the fall of Soviet Premier Malenkov and the evident emergence of Nikita khrushchev as boas of Russia ig this: Now will our government adapt iU policies to th* MW tougher Communist line which the experts believe this change portends ? All the most authentic accounts indicate that Malenkov was the author of the "soft" policy pursued by the Kremlin since Stalin died two years ago—the policy that stressed "peaceful coexistence" abroad and better living standards within the Soviet Union. If that policy is now .dead, then our government, from White House to Con• gress, must take urgent note of the fact. If Russia is now to stress guns instead of butter once more if the Communists are to press the world revolution in weak spots around the globe, our entire military and diplomatic course must be clearly reexamined and brought up to date. Every dollar we vote for our own guns or for foreign military or economic aid must be weighed in the light of the new situation. Likewise with every soldier or ship or .plane we deploy around the free world's defensive arcs, and with every diplomatic posture we take in the troubled regions of Europe and Asia. We cannot take it for granted that a tougher Russian policy will mean war. But we perhaps can assume that the relaxations of "peaceful coexistence," of a political and military stalemate grudgingly accepted by the Kremlin, will no longer be possible. Malenkov and his relatively moderate policies were crushed because he never gained real power as premier. In theory he was part of a "ruling team," which by definition meant shared power. But the "team" idea was evidently never more than a facade which key men in the Kremlin struggled for the scepter which fell from Stalin's hand in 1953. Malenkov's fall marks a decisive phrase in this struggle. And it marks what ascendancy of Khrushchev as a new Soviet dictator. The new premier, Nikolai Bulganin, political representative of the Red army in the politburos, is Khrushchev's man. Khrushchev soon after Stalin's death took the important reins of the Communist Party away from Malenkov. And after Lavrenti Beria's death in late 1953, Malenkov missed his chance to consolidate his power by reorganization of the secret police Beria led. Khrushchev was by then strong enough to prevent this build-up. When at length he actually cut down Malenkov's hold on the police, he was ready to act. He had all the elements of real power in Russia—the armed forces, the political bureaucracy, and the secret police—within his grasp. The event is the most momentous in Russia since Stalin died. We must all hope that the United States and the whole free world will treat it so. VIEWS OF OTHERS The 'Fixing' Comes High "Built-in maid service" is causing some concern in agricultural circles, according to Bill Whitley's Washington report. The new service Is a merchandising term which refers to the elaborate preparation of foodstuffs before their sale. There are, for example, those luscious-looking selected pieces of chicken, all cleaned, disjointed and packaged. There's the popcorn built into its own skillet. And the refreshments in throwaway bottles. And the trench fries, all sliced and ready for the grease. As every housewife knows, these new features ease the kitchen chores. The South is profiting from "built-in maid service," in that the much- rooming paper Industry provides much of the packaging material. But there's one thing people ought to bear in'mind when they pay higher prices for these packaged food products. The farmer gets blamed, isn't at fault. He's getting less and less of the consumer's food dollar—in 1953 he got 45 cents out of it, and last year only 43 cents. Rather, as old John Turnipsecd sagely observed in a recent Issue of Prairie Farmer; It ain't the food that costs the money In this country. Most of the dollar go«s to pay people who is hired to cook your food ahead of time so you won't have to, and wrap it up purty In bite »ii« package* so you won't have to get out the butcher knife to exit it up.—Charlotte (N.C.) News. SO THEY SAY The next great advance in the evolution of civilization cannot take place until war is abolished.—Gen Dougla* MacArthur. ¥ * ¥ Bvery argument thut hM been drewed up In new clothing and brought out against (statehood) for Hawaii and Alaska . . . hue been advanced agnlnst every new «tate ilnce the original 13.— Rep. John P. Baylor <R., Pi.) * ¥ * There will be many more revolutions In Costa Rlc», until (President) rigueren IB finally driven out.—Costa Rica'* former President Teodoro Picndo Yes, Folks—The/re Similar, But, Oh, So Different! Peter ff/son'j Washington Column — In Washington, Formosa Problem Is Seen as Continued Stalemate WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Likeliest ouctome of the Formosa crisis is now regarded in Washington as a continued stalemate. A remote possibility is for an undeclared, uneasy cease-fire agreement. Before that is achieved, there may be some testing out of military action by Red China, probing to see how far the U. S. go in backing up Nationalist Chinese forces. The worst possible outcome is conceived as a United Nations resolution which would be acceptable to Communist China, but which the United States could not accept. Such a solution would be a UN decision to give Formosa to Red China. An America veto of this solution ( in the UN Security Council would i pie want to be on a winning side, have the effect of separating the i In the defense of Formosa there U. S. from its allies. There is j is a firm conviction that no a general recognition in Washing- j American ground forces shall be ton that any decision the United | committed on the China mainland. States makes on Formosa must Any U. S. action will be limited have allied backing. The U. S. | to U. S. Navy and Air Force, sponsored the Formosan The questlon that arises from fire proposal largely to get this; this is whether the Uniieci States free world backing for the Ameri- j W ould fight to support the Chinese can moral position. . | Nationalists' present hold on Que- Even Adm. Arthur W. Radford, j moy> Matsu or the Tachen Islands. Chairman of the U. S. Joint Chiefs j T ' ne united States definitely does of Staff, is said to recognize that not wan t to go to war with Com views. The basic military decision in handling the Far Eastern situation is that the retention of Formosa in hands friendly to the U. S. is essential for American defense. Civilian officials don't question the decision of the military on this point. A contributing factor to this decision is a civilian, political reasoning that any further retreat or concession of real estate to the Communists in the Far East will have a devastating effect on the Allied cause in Asia. If the United States lets Red China have Formosa without a fight, there is a risk that the whole of Asia will go down the Communist drain. The Asian peo- this countrv mi'-1 have world opinion on its side. He has been quoted frequently munist China over a tiny, Chinese coastal island. Furthermore, the Chinese Reds have said man> as favoring a China blockade, a i times that they were fighting not more aggressive military policy '- •»- —'- « *•••* — -"'for the "u. S. in the Far East, arid a fight-now-rather-than-later policy. This has been limited, however. to liberate Quemoy, but to win Formosa. On the other hand, suppose the U. S. gave no support to Chinese Nationalists to hold the off-shore by his belief that these thingsj islands. Suppose they fell into could be done only if the inter-1 Communist hands without a national political atmo.sphere is right and there is world backin for American policy. This is an struggle. That might destroy Nationalist Chinese morale. It would make important qualification frequently j the holding of Formosa'impossible. omitted in stating the Admiral's' The next step would be that the U. S. would have to fight on the ground to save Formosa. Some of the coastal islands are said to be almost impregnable fortresses, heavily manned with Nationalist troops. With U. S. air and naval support they might be held indefinitely. Attacking Red troops might be slaughtered in great numbers. It is conceded that bi such an action a U. S. aircraft carrier might be sunk by Red bombers, accidentally or on purpose. Under present, policy President Eisenhower would then have a free hand, if he chose, to order "hot pursuit" of Red bombers back to their bases and the destruction of those bases. So-called "massive retaliation," such as was talked of grandly in the earlier days of the Eisenhower adm'nistratlon, is apparently no longer contemplated. There would be no bombing of Peiping. The scale of the American counterattack would be determined by the j.scale of the original Red attack. i It is further emphasized that this limited reaction is not "preventive war." It is described as "action to prevent war," if you can make that distinction. The Administration is apparently counting heavily on the effectiveness of this deterrent action. The idea is that a decision would be reached quickly and not through an extended war as in Korea. There is a belief that the Red Chinese do not want a full scale war. A defeat inflicted on Com munist China in a limited action would have a devastating effect o n its plan for expansion in this part of the world. This is calculated as a further deterrent, contributing to the indefinite continuation of a Formosa stalemate. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Q — Please say something about the blood sugar and how it affects someone if there isn't enough How can one be sure whether he has enough or not? Reader. . A—There is an ordinary, healthy range for the amount of sugar in the blood. Laboratory tests can be used to determine the sugar in the blood exactly. When there is too little sugar there may be excessive fatigue or other symptoms. In certain varieties this can often be at least partially remedied by frequent feedings of high protein containing foods. Q — is it true tnat when there are boy and girl twins the boy Is sterile and unable to produce children? A — It is not true: twinning of itself has no relationship to fertility. Q — Please discuss tuberculosis of the lymph glands? My sister wriles that she had two small tumors removed from her armpit and they proved to be tubercular Mrs. D. A — Sometimes tuberculosis of the lymph glands is associated with tuberculosis of the lun^s or elsewhere. This should be determined In each case. The treatment depends on what is found. Rest, good food and other general measures in addition to what local treatment seems necessary is in order. Q __. win you please explain why my skin burns and raises in big whelps when I scratch it? S .B. A — This sounds like a rather exasperated form of n condition sometimes known as skin writing or dcrmatogrnphism. A good many people have this to a .slight degree. In the usual case no treatment is necessary. ! Q — A few months ago I no] ticed swelling of my hands and j arms whenever I handled anything cold such as taking food out of ; the refrigerator. Shortly after; wards, when I plunged into a pool, I had to come out immediately because I thought I would j die. Luckily my husband was I there to give me some hot coffee, ! which seemed to alleviate the con- i dition. My doctor has warned me ! against cold weather, cold drinks and the like. Would you comment? Mr*. A. A A — This sounds like a real case of what Is known as physical allergy or increased sensitiv- j ity to cold. It certainly would seem advisable to stay out of cold water and to avoid contacts with cold as mush a* possible. JACOBY ON BRIDGE ! Here's a Test of Your Bridge Savvy By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service How would you play today's hand »t « contract of six spades? Don't worry about overtrlcks, since at regular rubber bridge It's silly to waste much thought on an extra thirty polnl.i when the contract Is worth In the neighborhood of 1500 points. When the hand was actually played, South won the opening club lead in his hand with the kinp in order U> lend the queen ol spades lor a lincsse. East prop- erly played a low spade without telltale hesitation, and South thought that his finesse had succeeded. South therefore cheerfully led the jack of spades, , intending to repeat the finesse. West discarded a club on the second spade, and South began to squirm. He couldn't afford tOvgo up with dummy's ace of spades, for then the whole hand would blow up; so he NORTH 16 A A754 V A K 8 6 4 2 « A84 4 None W^3T EAST A3 AK989 » Q1093 »J5 » J1065 * 92 4.Q352 +J10976 SOUTH (D) * QJ 102 * KQ73 *AK43 North-South vui. West North Pass Pass South 1 » 1 A 5 » 6V Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 V Pass 4 N.T. Pass 5 N.T. Pass 6 « Pass Opening lead— let the jack of spades rio!e to East. Continuing a line defense, East returned a third round of trumps. South won in his own hand with the ten, led a heart to dummy nnd ruffed a heart. Now he would still make the slam If the hearts broke 3-3, but the perfectly normal -1-2 break doomed him to defeat. Soulh was greedy when he tried the spade finesse. The best line of play Is to ruff the opening club In the dummy and lead a low trump toward the South hand. East cannot defeat the contract by playing the Icing, so he frsAine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Un- Covering Hollywood: Clark Gable could write a best seller Just about his long list of glamorous leading ladies but he's never been a kiss- and-tell gent. And he's not telling now. either, despite the cash-loaded pleas of New York publishers for a Gable autobiography In his 25th year of movie stardom. "I'm not Interested," he shrugged on the "Soldier of Fortune" set. "I re»liie there's a jood slice of movie history In my career, particularly In the talkie era, but I'm just not interested." Trade paper headline: "New Paces Will Get a Lift." The old ones need a lift, too, mister. Ava Gardner and her bullfighter boy friend, Luis Miguel Domin- quin, have been living it up in London late spots. They were reg Istered on separate floors of the Savoy Hotel. Luis' latest quote about Ava: "I only think of her as a comrade." That's a new one to ponder. OVERHEARD IN A CBS-TV rehearsal hail: "He could have been a man of distinction but he never learned to drink from a glass." Actor about another: "He has delusions of adequacy." Ballerina Jeanmaire will perform a modern jazz dance for the first time in her career In Paramount's f i 1 m u s i c 1, "Anything Goes." A hot modern interpretation of Cole Porter's "I Get a Kick Out of You." Laiia Turner takes the old-age make-up route for the first time In her next at MGM, "Dianne." Winds up in the final reel as 65. There's Interest in Betty White for "The Mary Fickford Story." A Mr. Money Bags from Oklahoma is ready to angel the project if Mary is willing. DEAN MARTIN, confessing to me that he's a real ham: "Why, everytime I open the refrigerator door and the light hits me in the face, I sing three songs." Hubby Sid Luffs court testimony that Judy Garland "didn't earn anything in 1954" and that they are living on money borrowed from their corporation which made "A Star is Born" because it's "too early for profits from the film" was an eyebrow-lifting Hollywood inside. Almost the kind of revelations you couid associate with the old saying, "Hollywood Is a land of tinsel and beneath the tinsel is the real tinsel." Luft got down to the bare facts in a legal skirmish with ex-wife Lynn Bari, saying he "couldn't afford" at this time to pay S500 a year for an educational endowment policy lor their five-year-old son. A Hollywoodsman'i frank ex- phmatlon of why a movie queen recently divorced him: "I said 'No' to her just once." PRICE OF FAME note: On the same day printed reports quoted Joan Crawford and Johnnie Ray as being "lonely." . . . Doris Day's exit from Warner Bros, leaves the studio with only one big name contract star—Virginia Mayo. Alan Wilson wonders if this title will ever flash on the screen: Marilyn Monroe Productions Presents Mamie Van Doren in "The Marilyn Monroe Story." Italian movie realism note: A spicy sequence in a new flicker, "Love In the City." features the reactions of men to a trio of gorgeous hip-swinging dolls on the streets of Rome. The camera was hidden in a paneled truck. Short Takes: Jim Backus' explanation of how easy it was for him to go on the wagon: "When I come home at cocktail hour I just bite bullets." . . . Zsa Zsa Gabor can't find a husband for her telefilm series, "Just Plain Folks." How about a couple of plain folks like the Duke of Windsor or the Shah of Iran, kid? . . . Pox okayed Dan Dailey for a CBS-TVcrsion of "Burlesque" on March 17. ... It's now definite— Gary Crosby will continue his schooling in stock companies for a solid show business career. Hollywood deiinition of glamor: That indescribable, Indefinable something that a girl with large bust measurements has. Paulette Goddard left Erich Ma Remarque at his typewriter in Switzerland and hopped to New York. She's due in MoVietown to Visit her mother. LITTLE LIZ— Too many people have tried to get up in the world by means of down payments. »MA« will probably play low, and South wins with the queen of spades. Now South ruffs his remaining low club in the dummy and lays down the ace of spades. South can get to his hand with a diamond in order to force out the king ol spades. Nothing can then stop him from drawing East's last trump and making the rest of the tricks with high cards . Curiously enough, it would be practically impossible to lose the hand if dummy's trumps were headed by the king instead of the ace. There would then be no tempting finesse, and South would be steered inevitably into the winning line of play. SEN. Sparkman's complaint that .in able administrator was ousted fiom the Housing and Home Pi- nance Agency to make room for a Republican reminds us of the gambler who, when caught dealing an ace off the bottom, pointed out that after all it was his deal wasn't it?—Arkansas Gazette. "HOW did you happen to hit the pedestrian?" the cop asked. "I didn't hit him," complained the motorist. "I came to the stop sign, I stopped. I motioned him to go across the street. And he fainted.— Carlsbad tN.Mj Current-Argus. A MAN had come to insta.ll the hillbilly's new TV set. "Now this," he said, pointing to the antenna, "will have W) go on the roof." 'It's like I always tell you. Zeke." said the woman of the house to her husband, "One thing leads to another. Mow we have to put a roof on the house."—Fort Myers iFla.J News-Press. Highways and Byways Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Take a short 4 On the right DOWN 1 Seen on highways 2 Western state 3 Clinging 4 Sat 5 Wing-shaped 8 Done oftener on byways than highways 6 Christmas tree 12 Consumed decoration 13 Medley 7 Very warm 14 Toward the 8 Decreases sheltered aide SSoprano 15 Operated a car Frances on a highway 10 Ogle 16 Spanish city u Composer 18 Razors Jerome 20 Obtain 17 Wing-footed knowledge 19 Electrical 21 Cape In units Massachusetts 23 Rambler on 24 Land measure 40 Radicals 25 Space 41 Beveled joint 26 Nuisances « Greek 27 Feigns ' mountain 28 Habitat plant 43 Shoshonean form "Indians 29 Cape 44 Nurse 31 Pronoun 46 Glacial ridg« 33 Lithuanian 47 High wind 22 Goddess of discord MS««d veswl 2« Flunk 27 Oriental coin 30LOUM K City at gondolM 34 Stin up (coll.) 85 Bropsin WMeawraof type tf Atteriik WSolli «MInua 41 Bad («nftx) 42 Blackbird 45 Metal money 4»Wont irtnUlattd 91 Sailor $2 Denomination S3 Wood knot MHIgh print 95 Inquire* MExlatenct (IT.) C? Watch bywayi river 36 Going up a hill 48 Great Lake SO President Eisenhower

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