PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NIW8 CO H W HAINZ8. PubllDiir BARRY A. HAINIS Editor, AisiaUnt Publisher PAUL D HUMAN, AdnrtUint Manxu Sol. Nttlonil AdKrtising RepresenUtiw: W»U»ci Witmer Co.. Ntw Tort, Chicigo. Detroit. Atlnnu. Memprui. Entered H second class matter »t tht post- offict »t BlytheTille. Arkansas. und«r act ol Con- ftta, October %, 1«7. • Member ol Thf Associated PreM ' " SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bj carrier In the citj ol Bljtherllle or anj suburban town wher« carrier jervtct to maintained. J5c per wetk Bj mall, within a radius ol 58 miles, $5.00 per je»r. J2.50 (or six months tl 25 tor three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. 915.50 per year payable in advance Meditations Seven days shall they pray the altar »nd purify it; and they shall concecrate themselves.—Ezekiel 43:26. * * * Repentance hath a purifying power and every tear is of the cleansing virtue; but these penitential clouds must be still kept dropping; one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single action but a course.—South. Barbs The world has a habit of giving you credit for having lots of sense when you have lots of dollars * * * Soon after Easter the live tmnnlM that are ffven to youngsters will become blamed nuisances. * * * It's worth while straining your eyes if you are looking for every possible way to donate to the Bed Cross. » * * An Ohio father of twins said he had a rilht to be proud. Put on heirs! » * * It's lack of common sense that makes speeders realize their mistake by accident. The Bevan Ouster When the British Labor Party tossed fiery Aneurin Bevan out of its parliamentary councils as a prelude to full expulsion, it entered upon what may be the rockiest road it has traveled in many years. Between now and October, 1956, Britain must hold another national election. Probably the Labor Party's chances of overturning the Conservatives were not very strong anyway, but certainly BeVan's ouster has further weakened its prospects. For years the party has been torn by factional strife. Bevan, a left wing neutralist always loudly critical of America, gave the battle sharp focus in 1951 when he quit the then ruling Labor cabinet. What brought the issue to its present pass was his recent taunting public challenge of Clement Attlee, party leader and former prime minister. Stung by Sevan's contempt, Attlee saw his own position imperiled. Never a strong leader, he often has met Bevan's powerful thrusts by compromise, by borrowing from his opponent's proposals in an effort to undercut him. But evidently he was convinced or pressured into accepting that he had to meet Sevan's newest defiance. As it turns out, the narrow 141 to 112 vote for Bevan' 5 ouster is no great help to Attlee. The feeling grows in political circles that the long quarrel has impaired his leadership seriously, and that soon he must yield the reins to another, probably Herbert Morrison. Whether or not Attlee. hangs on, his party's immediate future has dimmed. Among the party membership in Parliament, Bevan has a considerable personal following which is unlikely to be easily reconciled. Even a good many Labor right wingers were reluctant to cast him out. They were not thinking only of his House of Commons following or his hold on some parts of the British public, enhanced by his flair for oratory. They remember lie was expelled once before, in 1939, and came back to gain greater stature than ever. It could happen again, and there could be reprisals against those who voted to oust him. On the other hand, some Laborites see the move as a healthy gain,.arguing that Sevan's general wildness and especially his rash outlook on foreign affairs have driven thousands away from Labor's banner. If there is to be a beneficial result, it will hardly be quickly felt. British citizens may well conclude that a party so badly shattered it not a fit instrument for governing. , The Labor party's distress is naturally the ruling Conservative Party's op- portunity. But it's an open question whether Prime Minister Churchill will call an early election to take advantage of the split. Some say it's better to wait for a v.ime more favorable to the Conservatives' program, for Labor's internal troubles seem destined to go on so long as Bevan has the voice to attract a following. And his vocal cords are reported to be in excellent condition. A Stern Task Vice President Nixon set his fellow Republicans a stern task when he declared recently that the party must develop the strength to elect a president, rather than rely on the popularity of a particular candidate to gain office. Political observers and most realistic politicians agree that it was President Eisenhower's personal hold on the American people, not his party's strength, which gained him the White House in 1952. The GOP won Congress that year by the slimmest 'of margins. And in 1954, without Ike on the ticket, the party lost both houses to the Democrats. A few Republicans have tried to argue, with a curious kind of logic, that the party's poor congressional showings prove-that Mr. Eisenhower is not as popular as many signs suggest. Apparently the test they apply is whether he can haul any and all GOP candidates into office. Nixon seems to have the better of the logic. A strong party can elect its own, and can even put over a president from its ranks. It will not be dependent on a candidate's ready-made popularity. VIEWS OF OTHERS Can the Public Look In . . .? Not long ago, some enterprising fellows In the ceramics industry invented a tricky new form of glass, and a wonderfully concealing thing it is: The man on the inside looking in, can't see anything. Yet to the casual eye, the stuff seems to be ordinary glass. More and more, the United States Congress is adapting this idea of an opaque screen to its own uses. To the casual eye, Congress still operates in plain view; but where the real work ol legislation is performed, in the House and Senate committee rooms, it is becoming daily more true that Congressmen can peer out, but the public can't look in. The device of the "executive ses slon," once used only for the gravest discussion of matters relating to the national security, now is invoked as a matter of habit. Mum's the word ' on Capitol Hill. Reporting on this grim situation, Congressional Quarterly found that in 1953, three committee sessions out of 10 were held in secret. Last year ' the picture was even worse: 41 per cent of committee and subcommittee meetings were held behind doors locked to press and public alike. Pleas for greater freedom of information find members publicly warm but privately cool. This hypocrisy on the part of lawmakers who are all in favor of freedom of information, until a reporter wants in, has been emphasized in a poll recently conducted by V. M. Newton Jr., managing editor of the Tampa Tribune. As chairman of a freedom of information committee formed by Sigma Delta Chi, national journalistic fraternity, Mr. Newton asked Congressmen how they feel about this situation. Among those who said they favored open sessions was Senator William E. Jenner, chairman of the Rules Committee that was then conducting hearings on proposed changes in Senate rules which allow secret proceedings. Most of those testifying at the hearing were politicians, says Mr. Newton, adding, "No representative of the free press has yet testified before Senator jenner's committee on the right of the American pepole to know all the facts on their government, and the committee on the right of the American people to Mr Newton's effort to g?t Senators to go on the record in regard to open sessions is a reveal- Ing poll, and one that could be undertaken with profit amoiiEt Virginia's legislators in the General Assembly. The Senate Rules Ccmmittee killed a proposal by Senate Ted Dr.lton to open all committee hearing at the 1054 Legislature, but a noticeable improvement followed in several of the committees. This trend should be encouraged. —Richmond (Va.> News Leader. SO THEY SAY Discrimination based on race', color, religion, natural origin, age or sex impair our chance of —Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. The Administration should proceed without delay to build superhighways to get peqple out of cities in event of an A-bomb attack— Sen. Henry Jackson (D., Wash.'. Superior strength, military, economic and moral Is still the surest guarantee ol peace.— Pras. Ramon Gagsaysay, Philippines. Farm prosperity depends more upon effective action to expand world trade than it does on farm support prices.— Charles B. Shmnan, president American Farm Bureau Federation. We believe all nations will adopt the Communist society.— Malcolm Borshon, American, released from Red China prison, The Greater Light Peter' ft/son's Washington Column- Hydrogen Bomb Story Creating A Big Public Relations Problem WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The biggest public relations problem now facing the Eisenhower administration is what to tell the American people about the potential danger of a hydrogen bomb attack on the U.S. One approach is to scare the wits out of everybody in order to arouse the public to the dangers involved. The purpose of this would be to get some action on adequate civilian defense. The objection raised to this is an international complication, tf the American people start building bomb shelters and laying in reserve food supplies, it might frighten all present anti-Communist allies into a position of complete neutrality. The second consideration of a purely domestic nature is that defense against the H-bomb is not impossible. By a realistic approach to the problem, it can be licked. The fact of the matter is that the Atomic Energy Commission's last report on H-bomb danger has not registered. The general public Is just beginning to be conscious of what atomic dust "fall-out" is after an explosion. People are just beginning tu ask questions on what to do nbout it, how to prevent poisoning from radioactive materials, what constitutes a lethal dose and how lo get decontaminated. , . , The almost universal apathy on this subject has been the greatest deterrent to Civil Defense Admin- istration workers who sit up nights planning such things as mass evacuation of cities. Lack of concern on this matter has not been due to any belief that the whole thing was so devastating and that there is no use trying to do anything about it. Professional worriers like newspaper columnists, editorial writers and the concocters of think pieces and broadcasts have done a lot of spieling on this subject. They have not had much effect. Public consciousness is often slow to arouse. Congress isn't worried about it. The executive branch of the government lets on that it isn't loo worried. Nothing happens. There is justifiable evidence, however, that neither the Truman nor the Eisenhower administration have taken the American public into full confidence on the dangers of, and the defenses. against, attack by A and H-bombs. Hence the need for a new public relations approach. One of the commoner theories about this next nuclear war is that the side which first recovers from the initial attack or retaliatory attack will win. Present thinking is that the United States would not be knocked out by such an attack and that it could recover. It is suggested that the people be told this, emphatically, as well as the scary, bad aspects. President Eisenhower, in his budget messages, has tried to put more of the responsibility for civilian defense planning on state and local governments, and on private industry. It is recognized, however, that after an H-bomb attack, the responsibility and the cost of recovery would be largely thrown on the national government. If the cold war and the defeat of communism will take 50 years, one theory is that there is ample time to get prepared for a nuclear weapons attack and that everything possible should be done. The other side of this picture is that within the next 50 years, intercontinental guided missiles with muclear warheads will become reality. In such an event, any measures short of complete continental defense would become more or less futile. If there are only four or five years in which to prepare for such an attack, complete defense would be impossible. There seems to be little prospect now that the federal government will come out with a one-two-three outline of just what every community and every industry should do. There are a few individual actions which are being considered. One would be a tax amortization plan in the housing field, to induce home owners to build bomb shelters. Another would be a federal program to place expensive Geiger counters in almosi every locality su as lo tell people after a bombing attack when their areas are safe and when to evacuate. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Sometimes doctors wish that < has it. I can well understand your they could remake human nature j discouragement but this will not but" I doubt if this would be safe ! help'and you must keep on bravely. even if it could be done. 0 — For 15 years or lon"er mv husband has gmted his teeth In ! giving the condition what seems necessary, but not letting it '»<= ° th " "P"' s ° f lasses for what kind ing but with a bit of a complex and strong will power. Is this a sign of disease? A — This habit, like nail biting j %^^^^\^^Z^S, a spring tonic? Also of motases is used' E. B A — T had thought that sulphur *is S S rextrTS duCt °J "»« P«T n V USe "\ SU t ^ overcome, but perhaps a psychia-! tomc "° r have J. a ,"- v ld f that trist could help if this is one sign of "inner emotional disturbance." Q — I am 90 years old and have had an active life until recently. it i,s of any particular value except psychological. Q — Could you tell me what is wrong 1 with me or my blood ? . My health Is fairly good but I ! When I do any work in my yard am troubled with an itchy feeling [ and the red ants bite me I get nil over my body which is quite annoying, do you have any suggestions? I. K. red lumps in a few hours. Mrs. P. A — You are evidently allergic A — Itching of the skin is un- j to something which the red ants force into your skin when they bite. Since this seems like n case of hives from insect bite the only su:;eestion is that you wear clothing around your hands and wrists which will keep the red ants off. fortunately quite common among elderly people. I do not know of any completely successful remedy but you can try bathing less frequently, the use of some cleansing substitute for soap, find avoid as much as possible sudden changes in temperature on the skin. Probably your doctor can suggest other things for you lo try. Q — I have had chronic psoriasis ever since I wns a young girl. Now it is attacking my finger- u / c M | A nails and I don't know what to do.; " ere s an example Also my husband has .contracted Of 'Reverse' Bid this skin disorder although every doctor we have been to assures us it is not contagious. Would you comment on this? READER. A — Psoriasis Is usually n most JACOBY ON BRIDGE discouraging disorder to treat. It often clears for a while and then comes back. It la particularly difficult wtcn It involves the nails. Like other doctors you have scon I have always fell that psoriasis is not at nil contagious nnd 1 suppose [hat It must bo considered Written for NEA Service lly OSWALD JACORV South's rebid of two heai'Ls, In today's hand, was a "reverse," showing a minimum count of 17 points (Including distribution). The normal method of bidding hearts nnd diamonds Is to show the blither suit first; nnd bidding them In Ihe reverse order, as In today's hnml. shmi-s strength. coincidence that your husband also' The reason Is that the reverse bid may well compel North to show a preference for diamonds at the nine - trick level even though North may have a very poor hand South himself must have a strong hand if he can afford to push the bidding up to so high 'a level. WEST A84 ¥104 » Q10G53 NORTH 23 AAQ762 V AQ76 4K * J74 EAST AKJ1093 V532 # 84 South 1 « 2 V 5V 6¥ SOUTH (D) VKJ98 « A .1 9 7 2 * AK5 North-South vul. West North East Pass 1 A Pass 4 N.T. Pass 5 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 8 North naturally went right for a rilam when he added his own points to those shown by South's strong bidding. North had 16 points in high cards alone, together with a splendid fit for heart? and Rood distribution. North usod the Blackwood Convention to find out that South had two aces and two kings. Since it w. s clear that one king was missing, North prudently stopped at a small slam. We.st opened the eight of spades, and South looked for the safest way to play for his slao contract. After some thought he decided on a cross - ruff. Dummy took the first trick with the ace of spades nnd cashed the king of diamonds.. South next took the two top clubs nnd then the ace of diamonds, discarding dummy's inst club. South now had to ruff cither a club or a diamond In dummy. The choice was vei 1 /, close, practically a quc'ss, but South finally decided to ruff n club. (Either suit would have worked, nctanlly, since East couldn't OVPI ruff the dummy; but South couldn't know Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)—Close- ups and Longshots: This may cost you money, but it's a thought to cure the Mrs. or the teen-ager of telcphoneitis. Andy Devine, tryi»B to telephone his wife from the set of "Wild Bill Hickok." always got the busy signal. So he sent her a two-word telegram, HANG UP." Rhonda Fleming makes her TV debut April 6 in the Ginger Rogers role In CBS' version of "Singe Door." Lawyer? are still haggling over the property settlement between Rhonda and the medic hubby she's shedding. The divorce, though, has been given the green light. Hollywood Uncensored: The Marlon Brando-Josiane Mariani chill started long before the current rift The French doll's trip to Movie- town (Marlon sent her the plane ticket) wns to try to reignite the logs of love. They're smoldering but no flame. Eleanor Parker'- taking hoofing and dancing lessons for a fling at filmusicals . . . Luxury note: Lana Turner has sliding doors on her new custom-built car . . . New York-bound Jimmy Cagney will huddle with publishers about a book of children's poems. He wrote them for his kids. Bob Hope's plans for retirement from TV next season are about Just hoping for more of that green Just hoping for moreof that green stuff. THE W1TNET: Overheard at a bar: "Pardon me, but my ribs—are they crushing your elbow?" This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: A major studio, it's said, is shelling out the money Dick Haymes Is paying ex-wives Joanne Dru anil Nora Haymes. Not one penny of it is Rita Hayworth's loot. Not in (he Script: Richard Conte about emerging as a "new Bogart" in "New York Confidential": "No, thanks. The old Bogart Is still plenty good." "So Who Cares about an old Oscar?" "The Academy Awards this.) One more small ruff was necessary, so declarer led a spade from the dummy and ruffed with the eight of hearts. When this ruff succeeded, the slam was assured. South ruffed a diamond with dummy's queen of hearte, a spade with his owa lack of hearts, another diamond with dummy's ace of hearts, and another spade wilt his own king of hearts. These plays were safe, of course, since the ruffs were made with master trumps. Finally, South led his last diamond and ruffed with dummy's seven of hearts. South no longer worried about an overruff.. n the seven of hearts won (as was actually the case), it would furnie declarer's 12th trick; and if an opponent overruffed with the ten, South's nine of hearts would give him the vital 12th trick. ffltfpm*i0gH::ii Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass You, South, hold: A7 VAKJ8 4KJ106 AJ 8 5 3 What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. You have a minimum opening bid in high cards, but you should avoid a rebid in no-trump with, this distribution. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *7 VAKJ85 4K J 106 *A 8 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow don't mean anything anymore." It's a popularity—not an acting— contest." "Gimme the dough—who cares about an award?" . Familiar talk In Hollwood. It's peon going on for years. And it's with us again this year. But take it from Jane Wyman: "The annual Oscar awards keep this business respectable and have given the industry more dignity than anything I know." Jane, a past Oscar winner whose slick acting in "Magnificent Obsession," 'von her a fourth nomination, further leveled it: "If there are people who belittle the Academy, it must be lack of sincerity. There can be no other reasons." Janj about dinner dates with Rock Hudson: "H doesn't mean a thin. But I'll admit he's terribly attractive." Two agents were sitting at Frascati's when Mario Lanza came in and ordered lunch. "You know." said one asent." next month Lanza is getting $100,000 for a two- week engagement in Las Vegas. I figure he'll sing seven songs a night, which means he makes over $1000 each time he sings one number." Just then Lanza hiccuped. The second agent elbowed his pal and said: "Hear that? At the kind of dough he makes, I'd say that was worth about $500." Short Takes: Betty Hutton as "Moll Flanders." heroine of the DeFoe classic? The script has been offered to her by Prodcuer Robert Franklyn. . . . Joe E. Brown's wife, Kalherine, dropped 72 pounds. . . . Fay Wray is deeply worried about the condition of her ailing husband. Robert Riskin. He just won the Scree Writers' Laurel Award. A very sick man. Eve Arden bounces back to the big screens soon. Hasn't made a movie since she started filming the "Our Miss Brooks" TV series. . . "Evergreen." a prewar British movie hit starring Jessie Matthews, will be remade in England. "Dancing on the Ceiling" was one of the hit tunes. Audie Murphy and U-I finally agreed to agree on a new contract. But he won the right to do outside films. Ytmrs Ago In Blythtvillt Charles Albert Ridings and Jock Webb, students at the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, will arrive tonight to spend the holidays with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ridings and Dr. and Mrs. Floyd Webb. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elberl Huiiman on March 20 nt Walls Hospital. Her name Is Susan. Mrs. Huffman is the former Miss Sue Dolan. Mrs. J. Nick Thomas entertained the Tuesday Club yesterday with Mrs. Marvin Robinson and Mrs. H. H. Houchins as guests. High score was awarded lo Mrs. Floyd White and second high to Mrs. M. A. Isaacs. Cecil Branson, a student at Da Pauw University. Greencastle. Ind.. has arrived for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Uzzell Branson. Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Cooley will leave this afternoon to spend Easter Sunday with their son. Billy Cooley, and his family. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE to tell what the Russians are going to do next. In fact it's almost impossible to know what they are doing right now. And to be altogether truthful. We aren't sure what they' have been doing in the past.—Kingsport iTenn.) Times. Big Breakfast Answer to Previoui Puillc, ACROSS 2 Landed SWmg-shaped 12 Malt drink 13 Eye layer 14 Nevada city 15 Sheep disease IGPut in office again 18 Payment 20 Donkeys 21 Little Lincoln ri . jncc<;s 22 Essential being,, g™* s 17 Went by bacon 5 Place to bake breakfast muffins 6 School book 7 Short sleep 8 Got up 9 Hawaiian wreaths 10 British C? A R E 0 R P A 5 T E P & K i_ 1 0 N A C T E l_ E £ K. E 0 A T T E M O E P N A, E A R 5 C R E £• P I R O t 0 H T R I E R t£ L> 1 p 1 "c" E G H A O E= D F T 0 V A K T E R N 1 T V A E D E 2 K A 1 N "6 P E R N A I Vi & T A P tE | R O •-J E£ R l~ O u 0 E K l_ M 1 E V E E T R S & e A K. 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