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PAGE TOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 1ATCRDAY, MARCH «, 1965 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THJ OOU1UCR NBWft CO. H. W HAJNES, Publish*! BAP.RT A. HAINBS, editor, Aulattnt Publisher PAUL D. HUUAN, Adtertiaing M»n»ger Salt N»tion«l Ad«rtislng Representative: W»lltc« WlUner Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered u second clasi matter at th« post- omct at Blythertlle, Arkansas, under act of Con- greu, October I, 1817. _ Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the cltj of BljrtherUle or anj suburban town where carrier service U maintained. 35e per week. By mall, within a radius of 88 miles, *5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, >1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone. $13.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations For I have told him that I will Judge his home for ever for the Iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.— I Samuel 3:13. To escape from evil, we muse be made as far as possible like Ood; and holy and wise.— Plato. Barbs Reports from the golf course indicate that a lot of the folks who go to Florida for the winter are cutups. » * * An Indiana man called police to escort a group of neighbors out of hii cellar. When you have spirits your friends haunt you. * * * A bachelor takes a vacation in the south while a man-led man Is taken on one. * if. if. Buy more government bonds by practicing more domestic economy, advises a banker. Whoops- there go dad's cigan. * * * Go ahead and let your friends gab about themselves and they'll.think you're that much interested. Knowland and The UN When Senator Knowland of California speaks of the United Nations, he ie usually on pretty shaky ground. He seems to give play to his emotions and give short shrift to reason and fact. Recently he said the UN no longer can b* considered an effective instrument of collective security. He said this hope was shattered by the Korean war, wherein the UN 'so tied us down' that stalemate was the only possible outcome of the war. He added that we were denied the right of "hot pursuit" and the Red enemy was protected behind the Yalu River border. Let's look at these items in reverse order. The record is plain that it was not the UN alone but our own government— first Democratic and then Republican— which barred hot pursuit and bombing beyond the Yalu. This policy was followed to avoid possible enlargement of the war to major proportions, and also because our troops in Korea and our bases in Japan enjoyed freedom from enemy bombing. As for the stalemate, that, too, stemmed from deliberate American policy aimed at confining the W ar, not least because it was assumed our people were not willing to take on the tax burdens of an all-out effort. Whatever the dominant attitude in the jjl^ we tied ourselves down. Admittedly we were keenly disappointed at the limited extent of practical UN military support in Korea. We wanted more help, and constant- But Knowland might re-read the history of our early decisions on Korea if he imagines we did not regard it in our own interest to defend Korea alone if necessary. A common charge then was that we promoted UN action to gain moral backing for what we intended to do anyway The element of truth there was that we recognized —somewhat late—that Korea in enemy hands was a dagger of land pointing at Japan. And' Japan we have always seen as vital to America's own safety. Actually, the UN never has been an effective instrument of collective security, in the sense of having thfe-power to enforce peace or block major aggression. Its strength lay in unity among all the great powers, and this never existed, as Russia quickly showed. A careful look at the UN charter, with its great power veto, and at the diplomatic history of the year* just before Korea, would demonstrate this to most anyone—if not;to Senator Knowland, Why Not, Not long ago it was proposed that Chief Justice Earl Warren go before a joint session of Congress to spell out the needs of the federal judicial system. Some objections were raised, presumably on the score that such an appearance wouldn't be dignified. The argument looks a little thin. A Chief Justice hardly can be accused .of descending into the political arena when he addresses a joint congressional session. That body 'represents both parties obviously functions: important addresses from the President and from visiting heads of state. It is true that, though co-equal with the congress and the Executive, the Supreme Court customarily remains a bit aloof from those branches of government. But there would seem no sound reason why that aloofness should be seriously impaired by a single appearance, of the Chief Justice in the legislative halls. The federal courts desperately .need more judicial manpower if American justice is not to bog down. Why not have the Chief Justice present the story? VIEWS OF OTHERS Time For Revolt! It is high time we folks, in Eastern Arkansas wake u p to the fact that Memphis has little or no real interest in our welfare. They are out for all they can get out of us. Up until now, we have refrained from entering the dispute over the Dixon-Yates controversy because it has highly technical aspects, and there have been so many misleading smoke screens that it has been impossible to separate facts from fiction. We decided to go along with our Senators Fulbright and McClellan in the matter because they are in a better position to know what is best for the nation's interest. But our blood boils when a hand-picked Memphis politician—Mayor Tobey—tries to become the dog in the manger. After trying every method at his command to block the Dixon-Yates plant at West Memphis, he has now arisen in his pompous majesty and announced thet Memphis will build its own generating plants before it wili buy any power from TVA that comes from Dixon- Yates. Opponents of Dixon-Yates, including the august Commercial Appeal and Press-Scimitar, have called the Dixon-Yates project virtually everything from a "big steal" to a crime being committed by the Republicans. We have never heard the Memphis papers term the spending of millions of dollars by the government to convert a mud island into a city industrial site a steal. But why should the engineers use the tax money to build any one city an industrial area. If that wasn't a big steal, what was it? We sincerely believe that had Dixon-Yates decided to build that power plant in Shelby County, or even in Tennessee, that the Memphis blow-hards would have hailed it as a great boon to the Mid-South. Certainly, we folks in Mississippi, Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel, have made Memphis prosperous. Memphis is the cotton capital of a great area. Tennessee? Certainly not! The very growth of Memphis has come from the millions of dollars we fools in the Delta have poured into their pockets. For many years Memphis—not Tennessee— was represented in the Senate by Senator McKellar. Now that he has gone from the picture, the Bluff City isn't getting the gravy it once did and they are determined to play the "dog in the manger." Well, if Mayor Tobey wants to build his own power plant. Have at it. We're sure that the consumers will no longer be able to boast of those cheap power rates . . . rates made possible by the expenditure of millions of dollars of taxpayers' money. (Remember you and I have a part of that tax bill, too.) If we folks in Arkansas would turn our attention toward Little Rock, our state would be in a much better financial position. We spend millions of dollars in Memphis and get only abuse In return. Why not "Help Build Arkansas?" We've already done the Job for Memphis, Now let them alonft. Unfortunately, we've seen time and time in the past, that they won't leave us alone. Trade at home. It may take longer to get what you want, but you can set it. Or we can continue to be foolish and give Memphis a club—which they will use to beat us over the head. Helena (Ark.) World SO THEY SAY He (President Eisenhower) is our greatest national blessing.—Atty. Gen Brownell. * * * The foreign policies of the Imperialists, and the United States above all, are aggressive and arc leading to a third world war.—Russia's V. M. Molotov. * X- * Whatever you think of the Communists . . . they are not stupid. It would have been a stupid thing to pay with blood and lives for something (Tachen Islands) they are getting for nothing.— Rear Adm. Alonzo Sabin, U. S. 7th Fleet amphibious group commander, on peacefulness of evacuation operation. * * * I don't worry about shoes. When they start looking at my shoes, I'll retire.—Strip-teaser Gypsy ROM Let. High Noon Peter Edson's Washington Column — African-Asian Talks Will Cover A Wide Range of Subject Matter WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The forthcoming Bandung, Indonesia, conference of 30 invited African and Asian nations has been cruelly described in advance as a meeting for the world's greatest display of inferiority complexes. All 30 nations have been thoughtlessly referred to as underdeveloped, backward, uncivilized and even second class. They are nearly all former colonies of once-greater western European powers. Most of these colonies gained their independence after World War U. They are all intensely national and proud of their new freedom. They like to recall that they all had rich civilizations long before the Christian era and long before America was discovered. Their spokesmen say they don't like to be looked down on as inferiors. They say that much of the idealism of World War n days— when there was much talk of equality among all nations—has now disappeared. The kind of democratic speeches they listened to when the United Nations was first founded are no longer heard. In the last few years these former colonies say they have been left out in the making of many important decisions. They have been (rented as poor relations and not as equals. This they consider particularly true in economic matters. The pre- Korean crisis cut in world raw rubber prices and the post-Korean dumping of U. S. agricultural surpluses on foreign markets are cited as actions taken without regard to the consequences on Afro-Asian countries which have been princi- i pal suppliers of raw materials. If backed into a corner, representatives of these countries will express gratitude for the UN technical assistance, TJ. S. point four and economic aid. Their complaint is that too much of this aid went to Europe, not enough to them, where the need was greater to foster their social revolution. There is much vague talk among Afro-Asian diplomats of "spiritual" considerations and "cultural" values which are not understood by the western countries. They argue that the West sends out automobiles and tractors, chewing gum and bottled pop, movies and jazz. But the West doesn't send them enough writers and artists, students and teachers who will explain the philosophy of democracy and how it can be applied to their problems. Some of the Afro-Asian representatives feel that just getting together and talking about these thi will help. They feel that their prime ministers and foreign ministers are i the intellectual equals of Chou En- I lai, or Nehru or Molotov or any I of the Western diplomats. Sitting | around a table and discussing their [ problems will, they feel, help them i find solutions. : It will of course be impossible i for the Afro-Asian delegates to find 1 answers for all their riddles in the I six days of their Bandung confer- i ence —April 18 to 24. That will be \ time enough for only one major ! speech from each of the 30 dele| gations if they listen to five speeches a day. The official language, incidentally, will be English—the only lan- guage which they all have in common. There will be many meetings on the side, the. delegates believe. As much may be accomplished in bilateral or regional talks as in formal sessions of all 30 premiers or foreign ministers. Present plans are said to be that there will be no formal agenda in advance. Two secretariats are working on subjects that might be considered. In Jakarta, Indonesia, political questions are being listed. In Colombo, Ceylon, economic questions are being drawn up. The conference will decide on its own agenda after it convenes. The main topics the organizers of the conference say they want to talk about include: The promotion of good will. Exploration and advancement of their mutual relatio Consideration of their social, economic and cultural problems. Discussion of national soveriegnty, racialism and colonialism. Review of the contribution which African and Asian people can make to world peace. Almost any subject could be considered under this broad outline. But It is perhaps significant that "world communism" — the number one topic in the west—is not listed. Unquestionably the first Afro- Asian conference will lead to others. The Bandung meeting is only a start. What will come out of these meetings—what new force for world interdependence may be unleashed— not even-the delegates themselves can prdict today with any accuracy. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: Flick the TV knob to Plicka! Here comes Tugboat Annie! Mr. Belvedere time! More characters made famous In levies are headed for home screens now that major film studios are leaping '-to half-hour tele- film making. But can the old favorites compete with TV-incubated Lucys, Fridays and Gleasons on popularity polls? It's a gamble Hollywood's about to take and there's nothing chintzy about the stakes. Twentieth Century-fox is spending "several million" to reconvert Mr. Belvedere, with Clifton Webb as its star, and Fllcka n-e possible series shows from Fox. Five stag- 35 will have the TV label at Warner Bros., where other characters who once rang box-office bells are being considered for modernized TV stanzas. Watch this new telefilm trend for further developments. It's only the beginning, I hear. The Witnet: A producer of western telefilms has stopped worrying about his temperamental cowboy hero, who has been threatening to some day get loaded and "you won't be able to find me for six weeks." Last week the producer secretly filmed, -,'ith a double, a scene of his star being shot by a villa!:-. If this star disappears, the next show will present a new hero announcing: March 19. Future films will be reissues. . . . It's "watch out, Liberace." now that Carl Brisson is entering TV with a filmed-in-New- York series. He's a ladies' heart- tickler in the Llberace league. . Reason Qeorge Oobel is experimenting with film for his brand of humor: Time to escape from Hollywood to pick up a million or so in nightclub dates. ,wo movies every summer, continue other TV emoting. Sa;'s he: "I like to keep busy. It keeps me out of trouble." During the summer TV lull, Red Skelton and David Rose will tour southern states with an act called "The Clown and the Baton." Aside to Red: Remember the Mason- Dixon line and Paul Douglas. . . Virginia Gibson, the eyeful who plays an extra on "So This Is Hollywood." Is screen testing at Paramount. Sunday School Lesson— Written for N"KA Service Mrs. A. S. asks "What is the, meaning of a diastolic pressure [ of zero?" This, I shall answer in, a moment. The blood flowing through the [ arteries presses on the walls of \ these tubes just as water does on a rubber hose. The degree of pressure is measured by tying a band ', or cuff around the arm and in-flat-• ing it with air until the air pros- • sure equals that in the artery. When the heart contracts it _ forces the blood out into the arteries and this produces (he high, point of the pressure. When the ' heart relaxes the pressure of blood i in the arteries falls somewhat. • The high point of the pressure is called "systolic" and the low point is called "diastolic." This is why doctors give two figures for the blood pressure, such as 120-80. When the diastolic pressure is recorded as zero, therefore, H means that the physician has been unable to meaaure the low point of the pressure, usually because one of the valves in the heart is leaking seriously so that the low point of pressure drops way below Its normal level. The amount of blood present, the condition of the arteries, especially their elasticity, the thickness of the blood, and the nerve supply to the walls of the arteries also influence the blood pressure. (It is important to remember that each blood-pressure history must be considered .separately.) The blood pressure docs not remain the same all the time. Nervous disturbances, cold, exercise and excitement, lend to increase the blood pressure. For this reason it is often true that the first test of the blood pressure in a doctor's office may bo higher I' normal, just because of the ex- citement of the visit. A constantly high blood pressure can come from heart trouble It can come Xrom a disease which thickens the blood. It can result also from a decrease in the elasticity of the arteries caused by deposits of calcium which have made them hard and brittle. This is the .high hlood pressure. which accompanies hardening of the arteries. There are many other kinds of high blood pressure in some of which the cause can be discovered and in others not. It is certain that worrying about the blood pressure will not help and may be harmful. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Lead Is the Key To This Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Written for NEA Service When East bid four hearts in today's hand it was clear that he considered his suit to be quite powerful. A sensible player doesn't bid for ten tricks In an unsupported suit without considerable length and strength In that suit. For this reason, West should j have rcgnrded a heart opening lead as the safest possible opening. The lead of the king of diamonds from a suit headed by K- Q-J mny have looked equally safe, but It turned out to be disastrous. South won the first trick with the OCR of diamonds, drew two rounds of trump";, and led a !ov diamond. West had lo win with the jack, and East showed out, thus revealing the complete diamond situation. Later on. South could lead the nine of diamonds through West toward's dummy's trumps. West had to cover with the queen of diamonds, and dummy could ruff NORTH S A J 10753 ¥3 « 102 *98753 WEST (D) EAST AQ86 *AK92 TJ82 VKQ10964 • KQJ753 «8 *10 *Q2 SOUTH *4 ¥ A75 • A984 + AKJ64 East-West vul. Wot North Eut South Pass Pass IV 3 A 3 • 4 * 4V Double Pass 5* Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— » K and thus establish the eight of diamonds. If West failed to cover with the queen of diamonds, dummy could discard instead of ruffing. The point was, of course, that declarer needed to ruff only one diamond in the dummy. This, was Important, since after two rounds of trumps dummy had only three trumps to take care of declarer's two losing hearts and two losing diamonds. South gave up only one spade and one diamond, thus making his doubled contract. There would have been a very different story to loll if West had led a heart to begin with. South would have had no favorable diamond situation to help him. He would have three trumps In dummy to ruff two hearts and one diamond. Hrnct! he would cvrn'.ually Icr.c two diamond tricks In addition to Channel Chatter: Roberta Linn, No. 1 singer on local TV here, la plotting a combination singing dramatic show for the networks. She'll 3lay the owner of a smalltown record store. . . . How come Jean Hagen, who has costar billing with Danny Thomas on "Make Room for Daddy," was nominated for a , supporting actress Emmy award? She's to Danny what Desi Arnaj Is to Lucy in every script. . . .New trend? U. S. advertisers will release over 1000 films, from .one- reelers to features, for free distribution to TV stations this year. This is Television, Mrs. Jones: Jackie Gleason's specifications for a king-size, custom-made bed he just ordered: Tape recorder and telephone built into the headboard. At the foot of the bed, a low, upholstered cabinei from which a color TV set rises at the push of a button. No built-in reins for nightmares, Jackie? ELSA LANCHESTER is testing for the Marie Dressier role in the "Tugboat Annie" teleiym series. . Prediction Kitty Kallen will join the TV ranks starring on her own show for a soft-drink firm. Short Takes: Greer Oarson's tele- film series, which Bing Crosby's company is producing, should be a regular by fall. . . . Alfred Hitchcock has played bit roles in all his movies but his TV suspense series will give a much better view of him. He plays the host. . . . Ruth Hussey, who starred on TV's version of "The Women," has flown 20,000 miles since October, commuting to and from New York for home-screen shows. Not on the Teleprompter: Engineers scrambled around with cables and electronic equipment beside an NBC-TV mobile pickup truck on a Hollywood location. "Pardon me," said a passerby to one of the engineers, "but is this a free chest X-ray unit?" CESAR ROMERO'S not crossing his name off the avallable-for-mov- les list because of his "Passport to Danger" telefilms. He'll make Tom Ewell has been signed to a two-picture-a-year contract by Fox following his deft clowning with Marilyn Mmmmm in "The Seven Year Itch." It's Tom's second studio hitch. U-I failed to pick up his contract after he completed the "Willie and Joe" series a couple of years back. He got the stage itch—and returned to New York. Red Faces in the Sunset: Television salaries for big-star movi» names are zooming and It's a blusher for Hollywood. Stars discarded by major studios as box- office kill-joys are getting the TOP money. the inevitable spade loser. Thus South would be down one trick instead of making his contract. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: 4.K1075 V.I 9 4 4Q76 + A42 What do you do? A—Bid three no-trump. Even jf North has his maximum value of 21 points, your 10 points will make the partnership total only 31 points. You need 33 points for a slam, so you are content to bid only a game. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: (&K10753 VJ94 4Q76 +42 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow 15 Yt«n Ago In 6/ythtvi//f Miss Jo Tucker of Little Rock and Byron Morse, Jr., were guests o! Mr. Morse' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse. Sr., yesterday. Oraham Sudbury, Jr., is receiving treatment at Walls Hospital because of a head injury he received when he fell on the steps of his home. Bob Herrick left yesterday tor Elgin, HI,, where he will enter the Elgin Watchmakers School. Clarence Wilson and Floyd Whito were in .Jonesboro Sunday for the district Boy Scout Council. Mrs. C. Murray Smart is critically ill In Blytheville Hospital. Her sister, Mrs. Joe Orr of College Station, Tex., will arrive tonight to b« with her family. WHEN THE SKY is filled with snow and the ground is wet and soggy is the best time for many golfers. They can talk their game without having to prove It. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Vatican City Visit Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Vatican City is the home of the Roman Catholic (pl.) 6 It is situated in 11 Cylindrical 12 Repudiates 14 Expunger 15 Acquires knowledge 16 Be sick 17 Contend 19 Peer Gynt's mother 20 Slim 24 Affray 27 Highways 31 Amphitheater 32 Feminine appellation 33 Golfer, Sam 34 Irritator 35 Witness 36 Birds' homes 37 Enclosed 41 Exclamations of surprise 44 Circle part 45 Age 48 Keep 51 Incursionist 54 30 (Fr.) 55 Pertaining to the Andes 5(i,57 The Is part of the police force of Vnllcan City DOWN 1 Persian fairy 2 Verbal 3Knollifec part 4 bummer O'r.) 5 Vatican City s the Roman Catholic church 6 Sauntered 7 Golf mound 8 Collection of sayings 9 Italian coin 10 Yearns (slang) 11 Beverage 23 Bellowed 24 Spar 25 Sea eagle 13 Compass poinl2G Dregs 18 Vatican City is28 Heavy boats the environs of Rome 20 Legislative body of fur 29 Viands 42 Pronoun 43 Meat dish 45 Gciman river 46 Peruse 47 Scottish alder tree 30 Indian weights 49 Blackbird i 3B Walking sticks 50 Belonging to m 39 Area measure 52 Babylonian 40 Rawboned sky god person 53 Mrs. Eddie 41 Table morsel Cantor

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