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FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH W, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NCWB CO H. W UJiWta, flltlUitar' HARRY A. KAINC8, Cdllor, AwUMnl Publlihtt PAUL D HUUAM. AdwtUiPi U*ng« AdY«rtliln« WaUaet Witnwr Co.. Ntw fork. Chicago. Detroit. Atlunt*. Entered u lecond cl»u matter a* th» port- offlct at Bljtherillt, ArkBMM. (meter >et ol Con- pen, October I. liM _ ___ Member ol TtM AuodMed Prew ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city of Blytherllle or anj Mburban town where carrier terrle* ti maintained. J5c per w«k Bj mall, within a radlui o( M miles, IS.OO per jetr. M.SO for six months 11.29 for three months: bj mall outside 50 mile tone. 113.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations For thou art ray hope, O lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.—Psalms 71 :S. * * * Youth, health, and hope may fade, but there is left. A soul that trusts in heaven, though thus of all bereft. —Emma Embury. Barbs A boost from anyone always is much better than a boast. » * * An Indiana woman caught two youths who uutched her purse with 25 cent* In It. Gave them DO quarter. » * * A school principal says It isn't right to do your child's school work. Is that why it usually turns out wrong? * # * It's a shame people have to grow up before iherremllre that two divided by one leads to the divorce court*. ¥ ¥ * There is little drinking to excess In the home where ther« it little access to drinking. The Fate of the Aruba The United States clearly has a deep interest in the fate of the Finnish tanker Aruba, originally bound for a Red Chinese port with 13,000 tons of jet aviation fuel, enough to dispatch 5200 MIG missions from the mainland of China. Our goal is a simple one: to help assure that the vessel's military cargo never reaches its destination. How properly to achieve that goal is considerably more complex. Two years ago another Finnish tanker bearing jet fuel from Bulgaria to Red China halted at Singapore, where on instructions from the Finnish government the cargo was sold to the United States. But this time the Finns say they cannot stop the ship because it is under charter to a Hong Kong company, which the U. S. State Department reports is Communist-owned. Furthermore, Finland is not a member of the United Nations and is not bound by the UN's 1951 resolution barring member governments from shipping strategic goods to Red China. A possible solution to, this knotty problem came from an unexpected source when the secretary of the Finnish Seaman's Union announced in Helsinki that the crew of the Aruba had cabled him of their refusal to run the risk of sinking in the Formosa Strait war^ area. The crew demanded the ship halt at Colombo, Ceylon, while its future course was decided, the secretary said. If it be assumed that no diplomatic maneuvers are going to halt this vessel short of the China Sea, then of course the Chinese Nationalists based on Formosa will do everything in their power to intercept it. But there is no guarantee that the mediocre Nationalist navy can do the job, particularly if the Reds should attempt to escort the Aruba once it gets into Chinese waters. Senator Knowland, Republican Senate leader, always an advocate of assertive action, believes that in the event the Nationalists fail to halt the Aruba the U. S. 7th Fleet should then intervene. Other lawmakers fear this might be going too far. We should understand exactly what Knowland is proposing. To intercept a ship and prevent it from proceeding to its destination is an act of blockade. And President Eisenhower has stated fitted that * blockade is war. If the Chinese Reds should decide to escort the Aruba and we should send the 7th Fleet to block it, obviously an open claih would be likely and wider armed conflict could follow. We long since have indicated our willingness to risk combat if necessary to (lie defense of Formosa. But are we willing to risk It over a tingle tanker? Senator McClellan, Democratic chairman of the Senate Investigating Com-' mittee, may be on a better tack than Knowland. He notes that the company to which the Finns chartered the Aruba is one of a number operating under Communist ownership out of Hong Kong, which is a British crown colony. Sea commerce is the life of Hong Kong and Britain's interest in maintaining a lively trade through the port is understandable. But we would seem to be on firm ground in protesting against Britain's extending protection to any shipping line which seeks to bring in such obvious military cargo as jet fuel. We must hope that the Nationalist pick off the Aruba. But if it should get safely through to Red China, that ought to be the last voyage ever managed from Hong Kong by Far Eastern Enterprises, Ltd., its Red sponsor. VIEWS OF OTHERS Winnie Was Right Canny old Sir Winston Churchill has politely informed "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" that what the United States does in the Formosa Straits is none ol Britain's business. He's right. He's right because the operalton in the Formosa Straits is a combined U. S.-Free China deal. The United Nations has nothing at all to do with It. thank fortune! The British Socialists (and certain hazy- minded people In this country; thi knFree China should deliver all the off-shore Islands to the Communists on a silver platter. That, the thinking Is. would be the price for a "settlement." Nonsense. That vtould not be the price at all. It would merely be the down payment on a long and humiliating series of Installments. The full purchase price would include admission of Communist China to the UN, admission next of Communist China to the Security Council to replace Free China as a member of the "Big Flvs," and finally—the turning over of Formosa and the Pescadores to Communist China. And would all of that prevent war in the Far East? Did the Munich Pact stop Hitler? Actually, Free China, with U. S. help, has already delivered the Tachens to the Communists. That operation was made to look like a "strategic reassembling" but in blunt language it was a surrender. i Small Wonder the Communists did not bother that operation. Why should they have? They were getting the Tachens for free. Where in the Formosa Straits the United States will finally draw the line is the president's secret—and it should be. We can expect, however, that he is not going to let the Communists have any more real estate that he feels is necessary. And we can hope the unanimous Senate Resolution of 1951 to the effect that Communist China should not be admitted to the UN will stand as U. S. policy. Even Langer and Morse voted for that. —Klngsport (Tenn.) News. The Initiative The reformers of 40 years ago must be giving cheers. One of their favorite causes is showing new lite. The New York Democrats are backing a constitutional amendment, providing that on occasion a popular vote may bypass the legislature and enact laws which have been bottled up. This provision is known as the "initiative." A supplementary provision sets up the "referendum," which permits the people to reject new laws to which they object. Originally known as the "Oregon Idea," the Initiative and referendum were adopted by some 18 or 20 states, Including such large ones as California, Michigan and Ohio. Every section of the country was represented In the list, even conservative New England, where Maine and Massachusetts both have the initiative and referendum. About 1920 the country turned conservative, and the drive for direct legislation died down. There is, however, just as much reason for U as ever. Many state legislatures are" so districted by outworn constitutional rules that a small minority of the State can govern the rest. This is partly true of New York, where also an extreme gerrymander makes It possible for the Republicans to control the legislature even when they lose the state by 500.000 votes. Only a display of public wrath, continuously exhibited, can persuade our legislative autocrats to loosen their grip. The Initiative and referene- dum would weaken their power. Unfortunately in New York and elsewhere no such scheme can be adopted without the consent of the very legislative bosses at whom It is aimed.—Mattoon (III.) Journal-Gazette. SO THEY SAY It Is not the rich who need protection against inflation, it's the little folks who suffer most when inflation takes hold in a land.— Treasury Secretary George Humphrey. I think « mnn nominated for the Supreme Court should state that domestic law, the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, arc paramount und that the UN ihould not supplant the Urn of the stat:«.— Sen. James Sastland (D., Miss). * . * * The Democrats have outsold the OOP to the public despite the good record compiled by th« Republicnn-controlled 83rd Congrc«.— Sen Barry GoldwiKr (R., Ariz,). Steppingstones Peter Ft/son's Washington Column — Greater Defense Effort by West European Nations Urged by U. S. WASHINGTON — (NEA)— An American plan for greater defense mobilization effort in Western Europe' is now being urged on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries. While this idea ' 'S not been presented to the Europeans in specific preparation for the day when U.S. military aid in NATO will be further cut down, the net effect is the same. It has been pointed out to the NATO countries that if a new Eu- ropea.i war should break out, Atlantic shipping would be much more hazardous than it was in World War II. It would therefore be extremely risky for the European defense forces to depend on the United States for supplies of new military equipment, spare parts for repairs and ammunition to the extent they have been relying on America in the past. This action was taken at a meeting of NATO's "High National Production Authorities" in Paris at the end of January. It received no notice at the time because the closed meeting came just when news from Formosa and the China coast wa~ at peak interest. Originally. Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, director of the U.S. Office of Defense Mobilization and sponsor of the new NATO defense mobilization plan, was to attend the Paris meeting. Because he is also a member of the U.S. National Security Council he could not leave Washington during the Formosa crisis, ODM's Deputy Director Victor E. Cooley board chairman of Southwestern Bell, St. Louis, went instead. He was accompanied by Thomas P. Pike, assistant secretary of Defense for Supply and Logistics. Chairman of the meeting was Lowell P. Welckler, ex- president of Squibb, who has been assistant secretary general of the international staff at NATO for the past two years. Mr. Cooley, reporting on the Paris defense mobilization meeting-, emphasizes that the NATO countries have already done considerable bnslc work. NATO planning groups have been building up European supplies of petroleum, coal, steel, food and a dozen principal raw materials. This work was begun after Lord Ismay of the United Kingdom was made NATO secretary-general three years ago. Most of the planning has been done for the. needs of the 14 individual countries, however, and not for the coordinated requirements of European defense in case of war. Cooley and, Pike, presenting reports on the American defense mo- biHzntion program, stressed the importance of stockpiling, industrial dispersion, duplication of production facilities for critical items and civil defense planning. Steps to be taken in case American sources of supply should be cut off were also emphasized. NATO production authorities are now understood to be consulting with their governments on further steps to be taken to meet the American proposals. If this plan for a new, coordinated defense mobilization plan in Europe should be adopted by NATO, it would, in part, take the place of the arms pool production plan suggested by the for- mer French Premier Pierre Mendes-France. It would also supplement the arms control agency plan provided in the Paris agreements of last October for the resumption of arms production in Germany, its rearmament and its admission to NATO. Just how much progress has been made in European defense planning is revealed for the first time in Lord Ismay's new report on "NATO—The First Five Years —1949-'54." Copies of this document, largely wrj*ten by Lord Ismay himself, have just been received in Washington. Armed forces of the 14 NATO countries have risen from four to seven million men. Military budget figures have risen from $18 billion to $63 billion a year. Forty per cent of this last amount, or S25 billion, now goes to defense production. U. S. military aid to NATO has been over S30 billion In the five years. Of this, $15 billion has been for military end items. It includes S3 billion worth of off-shore procurement, ordered and paid for by the U. S., but made and-delivered abroad. Six billion dollars more of this "OSP" is on order. Individual defense budgets for 1953—latest figures made public are: U.K. S5 billion, France $4 bil lion, Canada $2 billion, Italy $759 million, Belgium S400 million, Netherlands $350 million, Turkey S320 million, Norway $149 million, Denmark $129 million, Portugal $69 million, Greece $92 million, Luxembourg $10 million. The total is roughly $13 billion, or over 11 per cent of Europe's $113 billion gross national product. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. When I was a medical student multiple sclerosis was considered a rather rare disease. When I studied in England and Germany a couple of years later multiple sclerosis was rather common in those countries. Now all signs indicate that ft is by no means rare on the North American continent. Why this change — if it is a real one — no one really knows. Whatever the answer it is believed that there are around 100.000 In the United States alone-who are afflicted with this serious disease of the nervous system. . The cause of multiple sclerosis is still not known but it is encour- againg to report that largely through the efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 270 Park Avenue, New York 17, New York strenuous efforts are being made to learn more of the cause or causes and to develop better methods of treatment. One interesting study recently launched, and the results of which have not yet been reported, deals with multiple sclerosis in twins. Perhaps* this or some other line of clinical or laboratory research will ultimately bring out information of the utmost value. No one should jump to the conclusion that he or -she has the disease merely because they have some of the symptoms which mny occur in multiple sclerosis. The disease attacks several parts of the nervous system and It Is for this reason called "multiple." The symptoms vary depending on what parts of the nervous system are involved. Since the location varies there are no completely typical symptoms, (hough fleeing double, a trembling or tremor when trying to pick up some object, and a pail which looks somewhat like that of n drunken person «rt probably the most common. One or all of these may be absent. Many theories have been suggested about its cause but none of them have held water so far. Many treatments have been tried Including; artificial fever, the use of drugs to delay b'iod coagulation, attempts to desensitize to allergies, vaccines and many others. Apparently long rest is the best form of treatment during the acute stage of multiple sclerosis. The disease tends to go through periods of great improvement. If these good periods can be lengthened and the bad ones shortened, it is a good sign. A warm climate and freedom from colds and other infections of the nose and throat may help to prevent the down-swings of the disease. The hope for conquering multiple sclerosis lies in gathering new facts — research. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Sharp Bid Assures Top-Notch Game Written for N'KA Service By OSWALD JACOBY The bidding of today's hand wras easy nnd reasonable. South had a strong five-suit, with a total count of M points In high cards. This gave him an opening bid aiid » natural rebld In his strong suit. North marked time with n ro rpomie In a new suit. As soon as South showed that Ihc spades were rcbiddable, North could afford to bid a (tame- since he had, opposite an opening bid. good trump support and a count of 2 point* In high cards together with (light distributional strength. West opened the deuce of clubs, and South made a correct decision in playing low from the dummy. South could afford to lose one trick in each of the side suits and there would be time to put up the queen of clubs on a later trick if the need arose. In the meantime, the low play from the dummy gave East the chance to make a mistake. When the hand vas actually played, East didn't ma'-- a mis. WEST A 107 V A8 NORTH ! A A84 VKQ 1032 4 J 10 4Q74 CAST *J882 South 1 A 2 A Pass * J975 4Q62 4K10S SOUTH (D) AKQJ93 *84 « A97 *A83 Both sides vul. Wc.it North East Pass 2 V Pass Pass 4 * Pass Pass Opening lead—A 2 •Hftui^^^^^l i i ^^^ HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: The sarong has returned to the Hr voods and like almost everything else it's been hit by Inflation. Not the cost— the rising SEE level! When Dorothy Lamour made sarongs famous as the sleepy lagoon belle of the late '30's. they were cut below her knees. They've been climbing ever since, and the ones Virginia Mayo and Lisa Montell are wearing under the swaying palms these days have gone about as high as any decent sarong can go. There's hardly any sarong at all men. Cut 'way above the knees just like those new shortle nightgowns. "In fact," Virginia whispered, shortie nightgown." Virginia was wearing a blanket as a skirt to keep warm between scenes of "Pearl of the South Pacific" when she said it. That movie Zsa Zsa Gabor and Tlubirosa were to make Is being set up for Miss Double Z and another leading man. No amount of string-pulling by Rubi could persuade Uncle Sam to grant him a labor permit. And Zsa Zsa's not the type to give up a movie role. THE WITNET: Jeff Morrow about a producer: "He's having such a leading-lady casting problem he says grace before every meal. GRACE Kelley." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: U-I built a big stern-wheeler riverboat vintage of the '80s for Tony Curtis' new film, "The Rawhide Years." The paddle Is turned by a 1953 Cadillac motor. Not in the Script: When TV's "Stories of the Century" was commended by a PTA group for its good grammar, star Jim Davis drawled : "It's z happy accident as far as J'm concerned. Where I come from (the Missouri hill country) we always thought grammar meant grampaw's wife." SHELLEY ..WINTERS d oesn't have been vital If South held the king of diamonds instead of the ace. South might then guess wrong and lose two diamond tricks immediately As it was, South put up the ace of diamonds. Dec arer didn't like to depend on a 3-3 break in hearts, but he didn't seem to have much choice. He led the queen of spades, Intending to draw trumps with the queen and then the ace. after which he would try to run the hearts. South changed his plan quickly, however, when West followed with the ten of spades. South overtook in dummy with the ace of spades, ruffed a low heart, and led a low trump to dummy's eight. Now he could cash two heart tricks, discarding losing cards from his own hand. The contract was thus assured. mV*CfiKDSrnJe**m . Q — The bidding. has been: South Wesl North East I Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass ? You, South, hold: AT 3 VAKJS 4KJ106 J.853 What dd you do? A — Bid two no-trump. This Is a dead minimum opening bid with only one ace. Vou must put on the brakes at once to avoid reachlnr a bad slam. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You. South, hold: A7 VAKJ8 »KJ106 41853 What do you do? «"".ver Mc->-v kine Johnson IN LLYWOOD care if she bumps Into ex-hubby Vittorio Gassman or not. She's still going to Rome to star In a movie Thelma Schnee is. writing for her . . . Mnrjorie Main's concerned about her health and will check nlo Scripps Clinic before starling "The Kettles In the Tall Corn." Ed^ 'ard G. Robinson moved back into his mansion with the. adjoining art gallery and Gladys took off for a vacation. Only two weeks before Ghidys sued for divorce, she had agreed to separata ma ntenance, but not a legal split. Ann Sheridan continues to be Movietown's mystery doll. S h e breezed into Hollywood for two days, then bolted right back to Mexico City. Elinor Glynn, who wrote the book that made Clara Bow the "It" girl in the Roar ng wenties, Is the subject of a biography by her grandson. Anthony. Due on the book counters in June. Sammy Cahn, who wrote the Ijr cs to "Three Coins in the Poun- ta n," gave a pal a picture of himself and his two kids in the Cahn swimming pool. On the back Sammy wrote: "Three CAHNS In the Fountain." There's now a July release date on "Jet Pilot," the movie Janet Leigh and John Wayne made for Howard Hughes In 1950. "I'm wondering if Hughes wil; advertise it: "See The YOUNQ John Wayne." Janet's already quipping about the five-year-old unseen film: "I can hardly wall to see how I looked when I was a child." Close-ups and T .ongshots: Grace Kelly heads for a Lake Placid skiing vacation before returning to Hollywood .for the March 30 Oscar shindig . . . Doris Day and hubby sail for England April 8 on the Queen Elizabeth ... Leg ailment of the Mills Brothers rather— he sings bass in the act- has pals worried. They're headlining at the Las Vegas Flamingo Short Takes: A five-stage movie s udlo will be build n Dallas, Tex. (Hollywood will never h< ..r the end of this. I . . . Humphrey Bogart's slated for another mov e in Italy "The Con Man." . . . Fox purchased the film rights to two new novels, "Headquarters" and "Pour Winds." 15 y**n Ago In BJythtv/'/Jt — Blvtheville Is to have an Inten- s ve ""Clean Up Campaign" accord- ng lo Mayor Marlon Williams, who has invited representatives of the Cltv Council. Chamber of Commerce Blytheville Garden Club and other nterested individuals to attend a meeting at the City Hall on Friday night. It s hoped this will be the begin- n ng of a renewed program to and Mayor Williams has pledged his support. George Patterson, minister o: First Christian Church, spoke to members of the Lange Paren Teachers Association yesterday af ternoon. Miss Billie Leggett. student at Un vcrsity of Mississippi, Oxford will arrive this afternoon to spenc the Easter holidays with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Leggett and family. WOMAN In even ng dress to another woman: "If these ogle-eyed jerks knew how this wire is pinching me. they would know its no! BO ng to fall down' .— Ellavllle (Qa.) Sun. Movie Performer ACROSS 58 Saucy 1 Movie 59 Scatters, as performer, „„ ^ y Robertson 60 Sorrowful 5 He is on Qi odenc silver screen DOWN 8 He acts in \ L els f a n motion picture 2 Inflate s 3 Looked 12 Bamboolike askance grass 4 Feminine 13 Rodent appellation 14 Jroquoian 5 Attemplcr ndian 6 Possessed IS Biblical name 7 Infinite 16 Fish duration 17 Roam fl Flowerless Ifi Pompons show plant 20 Substance for 9 Presscr curdling milk 10 Organ of the 22 Female saint body (pi.) Answer to Previous Puzjl* WOL-P EMEU PIO AREA PARR ATE PL-ATE REAPER* __ 5ARI SAL GAP WIST 5L.UT A B O P a & . R|E T 1 R S RES 1 [7 E ,A|\/ E N S a . TEA M ElP E THISTLE EL-UPE RIO TOLERATES INM AVER T E Si S 0 D S R E £J1= - S T S 19 Mournful songCS Foot fab.) 21 Early English 11 Gaudier (ab.) 4? Diners 24 Diminutive of 43 Make turgid Edward H Exclamation 27 Auricles of surprise 29 Points a 45 Comforted weapon 47 Annual 31 Massive income (Fr.) bulldln;;s 49 Crescendo 33 Showers (ab.) 36 King's son 51 Narrow fillet take. He finessed the ten of clubs, and South won with the ace. South Immediately led a low heart towards dummy. When West played low, dummy won with the king. Declarer was now able to return to his hand by leading a trump to the king. It was to allow for such return that South has postponed drawing trumps. Declarer now led his remaining )'rart, nnd West hopped up with Ihe ace. West led the Jack of clubs, and dummy's queen was put up now. H lost to the icing, and East decided to switch to a low diamond instead of continuing with the clubs. Thn thlft la diamonds would 23 Goddess of peace 25 Bitter vetch 26 River In Germany 28 The gods 23 Art (Latin) 30 Era 32 Threefold (comb, form) 34 Crimson 35 Sweet potato 3(1 Dance step 38 Conjunction 40 Small island 43 Drought (ah.) 44 Frequently 4C Rowing implement 48 Chinese nut 50 Wily 52 Heavy blow 53 Lettuce 55 Arabian gulf 56 Skin disorder 57 Night before an evcn( _ 54 Eggs "19 57 10. W

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