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PAGE SIX. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO H. W HAINIS, Publisher HARRT A. HAINia, Editor, AuWmt Publishei PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvertUint Uiiuger Soli N»tlon»l AdMrtising Represent* tirw: W*U»c* vrltmer Co., New Ifori, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Ucmphlt. _______ Entwed u second class matter at the post- oflici at Blytherllle, Arkaruas. under act of Con- rrwi, October ». 1117. . Member of Th« Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the citj o! BljtheYlHe or anj smburban town whert carrier service W maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 58 miles, $5.00 per jear, »2.50 for six months. S1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per rear payable In adrance. Meditations But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood. I Chron- 28:3. * # # It is not enough to try to prevent war; something must be done to remove its causes.—Sir Samuel Hoare. Barbs Uncle Sam's clean-up day is now April 15, Ours i£ when ever mom decides to tackle the house. * # # Having company drop In is a very simple matter. Get into the tub! * # * Dad took all his soiled neckties to be cleaned and now the cleaner is in the gravy. * # # It's strange how insomnia, never seems to trouble anybody when it's time to get up. * # * Think of the money mothers would save if every sweet tooth in the youngster's mouths were pulled. Banning the Nuclear Tests Every .time we detonate a test A- bomb in Nevada, some of our friends abroad react with such anguish as to suggest their next day's breakfast has been contaminated by the radioactive fall-out. Urgings are heard again and again that the tests be halted, and that this be a first step toward some sort of negotiated peace settlement with the Soviet Union. The elements in this argument need to be carefully sifted. First, scientists differ widely as to the effects on humans of the radioactive fall-out from recent and current nuclear experiments. None argues that these inflict physical harm on the present generation of humans. The debate centers on what radioactivity may have done or be doing to future generations through its possible effect on the body's reproductive materials. Some say the present level and scale of tests is not serious. Others contend enough radioactive substance already is afloat in the atmosphere to do some human damage in the generations to come. Our government specialists evidently hold that the clanger is not serious, else the tests would not go on. But certainly there is some doubt, and men could reasonably listen to the opposing arguments. Yet the urgings from many quarters do not seem to recognize any reasonableness in those who doubt the danger. The antitesters assume all experiment is a menace. They want no more of it. They appear to regard the experimental explosion of a nuclear.device as a virtual act of war. Now, as Admiral Stauss noted in his his comprehensive report on the Pacific H-bomb tests, it' there had been none we could not possibly know the real size of the world's peril. The horror the antitesl people decry (and who does not?) is something they could only have guessed at wildly without the tests. They and all of us might well have understated the danger. The tests measured our pligh, and underlined the importance of preserving the peace. Furthermore, we cannot easily halt the tests so long as we assume—as we must in the interest of the free world's safety—that Russia is trying its best to develop more and more advanced nuclear weapons. Should it then be asserted that the Russians, too, will be called on to stop their tests, the question arises as to. how we may be assured of their compliance. Large atomic or hydrogen blasts can be detected outside Russia by measuring the atmospnere's radioactivitly. But how do we prevent the blasts from occuring at all? Obviously, enforcement of a ban on tests, like all disarmament proposals with . real teeth, requires a system of rigid 1 inspection. Russia has been cool to that idea from the start. Moreover, such a plan would have to be a subject for negotiation. And the antitest group has been saying the ban should come first, with negotiations on a board front afterward. As anyone knows who pays any attention to our tests, they are seasonal. There is plenty of time between each series of experiments for discussion of disarmament or any other reasonable proposal to end world tensions. All it takes is a sincere Soviet wish for a settlement. Meantime, there's no poin tin the the United States clamping a ban on nuclear tests when it has no assurance whatsoever that the Russians would follow suit in good faith. Off Limits We read that all squirrels have been deported from the White House grounds and that these premises are now off limits to our furry friends. Seems they have been taking divots on President Eisenhower's back-yard putting green. Since exile is a distant patch of woods and their homes are being demolished, the squirrels are unlikely to return in . protest. But maybe the Democrats will take up their case. They can always argue "cruelty to animals." Still, the GOP might snap back and say it's just the reverse. Who knows how many squirrels may have been saved from being conked with the presidential putter? VIEWS OF OTHERS Six, Six, and Wedgies You can, perhaps, excuse a little fellow for for wearing wedgies, those elevator shoes which enable him to look his dancing partner in the eye, or kiss her goodnight without getting on the next flight of steps or. a sidehfll. And a case can be built for Sen. Joe McCarthy's admitted use of wedgies, even though he lacks but one and one half inches of standing the oh-so-desirable six linear foot. After all, he does want so badly to be a big man. But look what we have now, on a basketball court. There was this basketball player, Glen Abney by name, playing for Los Angeles State College against Utah. Abney is a mere 6' 6". And so what did his coach, Sax Elliot, do? Gave him a pair of six-inch rubber soles, and thus got him up to a respectable seven feet. We are pleased to record the fact that Mr. Abney did not make a point. -He clumped around under the basket for a while, did no rebounding. Los Angeles State lost, 77-38. This incident is remindful of Bill Veeck's putting a midget in the St. Louis Browns' battling line-up. It's good for a laugh, and some publicity, even though it doesn't win ball games. But by golly, it also provides us with an excuse to advocate our favorite proposed rule change for basketball. The basket should be raised to 25 feet, at which height those beanpoles whose main virtue is their elongation would have only a fractional advantage. Of course if that happened, some coach would equip his team with pogo sticks. So maybe the basket ought to be lowered to, say, two feet. The little fellows wouldn't have to bend over as far as the big ones would—it's time the shorties get a break. And if anyone suggests the game would then resemble hockey we will have to point out that there is quite a similarity already.— Charlotte (N.C.) News. Monument to Commie Integrity Peter Bdson's Washington Column— Democrats' Butler Sees Party Recapturing White House in 1956 WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Democratic National Committee Chairman Paul Butler's statement that Mrs. Eisenhower's health might prevent the President from being candidate for re-election is only one of his reasons for believing Ike won't run again. Among Butler's other arguments are these: 1. The President feels that by | 1956 he will have done the job he was elected to do. 2. The President does not really like the White House job. 3. The President's appeal to the voters will not be as great in 1956. 4. The Democrats can beat the Rebublicans in 1956. All this is perhaps mare wishful thinking than sound political reasoning. There couldn't be a less informed authority on what goes on in the minds of a Republican President than the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, j They are his views, however, for what they are worth. Democratic Chairman Butler's | statement in New York that J Mrs. Eisenhower's heahh was not | too good and that this would j cause the President not to run I created a storm of Republican criticism in Washington, as fully reported in the news columns One thing Mr. Butler has shown a great capacity for in the few months he has been Democratic National Chairman is to stampede the Republican elephants. Whether he does this by accident or on purpose is not yet clear. The net effect is the same. If he keeps on at this rate, he'll have everybody crazy by November, 1956. .. Chairman Butler's contention that, the Democrats can win the 1956 election, regardless of candidates, is something else again. Mr. Butler is of course paid a handsome salary to promote and publicize this point of view. The basis for it is a belief that in the 1956 election there will not be 60 million votes cast, as there were in 1952. The appeal of General Eisenhower as a war hero plus gripes over 20 years of | Democratic control are. h e 1 d j responsible for the 33-to-26-mttlion vote. Democrats now say they have to change only three million votes / T~\ . C Written 'or > the Doctor jays — By EDWIN p. j NBA Service JORDAN, M. Taxes and Students A tax credit plan to aid students of institutions of higher education has been proposed to the House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee. This plan, supported by the American Council on Education, provides that a tax credit of 30 per cent of student tuition and fees actually paid by the taxpayer be applied as a tax credit on the amount of income tax otherwise payable. Estimating rfiat it costs between $2.000 and 52,500 to maintain a child in school away from home, in- the case of many taxpayers this means that they must earn $4.000 or $5.000, in addition to other living costs, in order to obtain the money to accomplish this purpose. Also in cases where there are two or three students of school age the problem is multiplied. The nation needs men and women with professional and technical education, and this plan would help greatly to increase their opportunities for completing higher education. — Lexington Herald. SO THEY SAY Famine Is so intense in Russia that it made the commissars cook up and serve their premiers to the people.— Clarence Manlon, former Notre Dame law school dean. Russia has an extremely strong military organization and is getting stronger all the time. It would be a catastrophe if (we) should falter now.— Gen. Allred M. tirucnthcr." I was surprised and shocked to time in on TV and sec two Democratic senators lauding him, (Harvey Mausow) coaxing him, to smear Republican senators. — Sen. Joe McCarthy. Because a considerable number S of people become newly interested 1 in parenthood each year it seems necessary for this column to discuss a substance of the blood known as the Rh factor at fairly frequent intervals. It is difficult to put this discussion in a few words, since it is complicated and seems to be becoming more so. In brief the Rh factor is a substance of obscure nature which about 37 of 100 of us have. Those are called Rh positives, while the 13 per cr-nt who rio not are said | to have Rh negative blood. These two kinds of blood do not always act favorably on each other. When a person with Rh negative blood is sensitive to Rh positive blood, a severe reaction with chills and fever can develop from p. blood transfusion with Rh positive blood. Also, if an "Rh neya- tive" mo'.hcr (but only one who i<= sensitive to the Rh posin\ ^ blood) carries an Rh posi'ive child, the L-hnd may develop ihe disease known as erythi-nnb^tosi-, fetalis; such an infant he-conies Jaundiced and seriously ill. Men or women who are Rh positive have little to worry about. However, if an Rh negative man were given several Rh positive blood transfusions he might get undesirable reactions. An Rh negative woman can become sensitive to Rh positive blood in one of two ways: by blood transfusion of Rh positive blood or by carry ing a child with Rh positive i blood. The first can be avoided 'by not giving Rh positive blood transfusions lo an Rh negative person. If both parents have Rh negative blood, the child will always be Rli negative and no trouble will come. If .the father has Rh positive and the mother Rh negative blood the child may bo Rh positive and therefore react badly with the mother. However, the first child (and often later ones, too) of an Rh negative mother married to an Rh positive man will almost alwny.s br healthy unless the mother has received her positive blood transfusions previously. blooci transfusions should be watched. Only one woman out of 25 to 50 With Rh negative blood who has an Rh positive husband becomes sensitive lo the Rh factor mid gives birth to n baby with crythroblnstosis. even when this occurs, proper measures In anticipation and vraiibfusions of blood will save the lives of a large proportions of such infants. The situation with regard to children may be summarized with reasonable accuracy this way: Both parents Rh negative—nothing to worry about. Both parents Rh positive — lit- I tit to worry about. 1 Father Rh negative, mother Rh positive — nothing to worry about. Father Rh positive, mother Rh negative — occasional difficulty • • JACOBY I ON BRIDGE South Missed Boat In This Game Hand \ Written for XKA Service ! By OSWALD JACOBY When West led the king of hearts. South looked at the dummy in great disappointment. "We missed the boat," South announced. As experienced players ; know. South meant that he wanted lo he in a slam contract. It's hard to blame South for his reaction, but the slam obviously depended on being able to draw the trumps without loss. This Would he possible if the trumps broke in the "normal" fashion — three in one hand and two in the other opponent's hand — but j the odds are only 2 to 1 in favor I of such a break. In a healthy mi- j nority of cases, the suit will break j worse than 3-2. I Moreover, the 3-2 break is a fa- to win. They point to the latest Gallup poll projections, indicating more Democrats in the country than Republicans. If the 1956 vote should be smaller than in 1952, it would be a reversal of all past trends. For the Democrats to win in a small vote election would also be a reversal of past theories that the bigger the vote, the better the Democratic prospects for victory. Election results of 1954 provide the major arguments for Democratic beliefs their 1956 chances are improved. They claim now that Republican state legislatures in New York, California and other states gerrymandered the Democrats out of should have been added to their present 29 seat majority. They can point to 27 Democratic governors now in office. In state legislatures, the Democrats claim a net gain in 1954 of 404 House seats and 106 Senate seats. They now control 25 Lower Houses and 20 Senates in state legislatures, with two states evenly divided. voriie when you have no information at all. When an opponent makes a takeout double and then raises his partner's response, it isn't unreasonable to think that he is very short in the suit that has been bid against him. As a matter of fact, it's unreasonable after such bidding to expect a "normal" break in the spade suit. NORTH 24 VNone * A K Q 9 5 3 * J 10 G 5 EAST * J JO 9 8 83 VQJ762 4832 SOUTH (D) * AKQ72 V 954 * J 104 WEST *AQ94 East-West vut. South West North East 1 * Double Redbl. 2 V Pass 3V 4 * Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K Clark Gable too old for romantics with Jane Russell in '•The Tall Men"? Not by Jane, who flashed it: 'Honey, he Isn't THAT old!"... Janet Leigh goes to Lone Pine on a location trip with Tony Curtis. Both insist there's no truth to the domestic tension rumors. Jimmy (I Saw Mommy kissing Santa Glaus) Boyd is making the switch from singing to acting. Plays his first straight role in U-I's "The Second Greatest Sex"— and laughs: "I'm setting old—I'm 16—and my voice is changing » 'l" le - 1>m s "" making records but I'm concentrating on dramatics." .Jimmy's last record was "I Saw Mommy Dancing the Mambo With You Know Who." A better seller might have been: "I Saw You Know Who Kissing Linda Christian." INTELLIGENCE REPORT on the recent Jack Webb-Dorothy Towne spat. Neighbors were unaware of trouble. Guess they argued Dragnet style — in whispers. .Hollywood now h e a. r s that Jean Peters is in Florida building up residence time for a divorce from wealthy Stuart Cramer III. . . . Bella Darvi's in hot water with the Immigration Dept. Hopped from Paris to New York for the premiere of "The Racers" without Uncle Sam's green light. When the hand w'as actually played, declarer ruffed the opening heart lead, and took two rounds of trumps with the ace and king. West discarded the detice of diamonds on the second trump, and South turned a bright red. He had missed a boat, but not the boat he had been talking about. He was going to lose his game contract. South switched to diamonds, but East carefully waited until the third round of that suit to ruff Then the defenders could take two hearts and two clubs, setting the contract two tricks. South should have assured the contract by .playing a low trump from both hands at the second trick. East would win the trump but would be unable to lead heart, since dummy's last trump would he able to accept the ruff. If East led a club, instead, West could take two club tricks, but the contract would still be safe. South could surely regain the lead, draw the rest of the trumps, and run Ihc diamonds. Almost ony cor will losl a lifetime lor Q really reckless driver. IN A NIGHT CLUB a fellow pointed out a girl wearing a low- cut gown. "That girl," he said Ui his companion, "is wearing a $1,000 gown." "True," was the reply, "but her heart isn't in it." — Carlsbad Current-Argus. Erskine Johnson ' IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Un- Covering Hollywood: It's sanitarium retake for Gall Russell on the advice of her medics. Friends are making light of the confinement, saying she's in excellent health and close to a movie comeback try. .This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: A fancy imported automobile Rock Hudson will drive In "Giant" once belonged to Joe E. Brown. . . . Can't Mae West and her troupe of muscle men be called, "Mae West and her guided muscles... Tom Farrell, Ann Liberace's bridegroom, severed his partnership fn a contracting firm with Joanne Rio's uncle— Not in the Script: Gig Young, nixing long-term contracts to free lance: "I like to be available. Guess it's the bachelor in me." THE WITNET: Dorothy Shay about the guests at a recent cocktail party: "They were a very enlightened group — all were extremely well lit." Hollywood Kiddie Note: Shelley Winter's daughter Vittoria nskcd her about an autographed photo of Eonald Colman in their home, Shelley explained that she got her big break with him in "A Double Life." Next, day, says Shelley, she found Vittoria patting the picture and saying, "Nice Ronnie, nice Ronnie," Marilyn Monroe thinks she can do a Broadway play without legal action from Pox. Sidney Kingsley, who has a footllght idea for Miss Crazy Hips, and Marilyn are having almost daily conferences in New York. . . . Susan Hayward's trips to Florida — a top movie executive is there — has the movie colony guessing at a romance, .Director Mitchell Lelsen, on tb» lack of film comedies: "TV has proven that America wants to laugh and it IB up to Hollywood to again resume the filming of big league comedlel tliat made millions f,or the Industry before the war." HOLLYWOOD AND QrapeVINE: Virginia Mayo is using her own vocal pipes on "I Can't Get Away" for "Pearl of the South Pacific." Warner Bros, always dubbed her singing. . . . There's a chance that Barbara (Mrs. North on TV) Britton's local play hit, "The Worn- an With Red Hair," will reach Broadway In the fall. Exclusively Yours: Is Jennifer Jones replacing Elizabeth Taylor as the feminine star in the film version of "Giant"? A few days after she returned from Hong Kong location scenes for "A Many Splendored Thing" she. secretly flew to Texas, under an assumed name, to confer with high brass there on a film role that sounds exactly like "Giant." 15 Ytmrs Ago In B/yth«vi//« Mrs. B. E. Hilen of Everett, Wash., and Mrs. A. B. Cunningham of Medford, Ore., have arrived for a visit with Mrs. Hilen's daughter, Mrs. A. Conway, and family. Mrs. Cunningham is Mrs. Conway's sister. Miss Margaret Jane Acton, student at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro, has arrived to spend Easter vacation with her parents, Mr: and Mrs. Floyd Acton. Miss Jenny Wren Dlllahunty returned home last night from Portland, Ore., where she has been employed for several months. Mississippi County ginned 204,670 bales of cotton during 1939. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass ? You. South, hold: A7 VAKJ85 4KJ106 *A 8 3 What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. You expect to reach a slam eventually, but there is no hurry. Show your second suit on the way. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 473 VAKJ85 4KJ10 *A 8 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow A-Bomb Victims To Get Assistonce TOKYO '.?' — The Japan Red Cross plans to build hospitals to treat atomic afflictions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only two cities to suffer an atomic bombing in time of war. The Red Cross estimates there are 9.000 Japanese in the two cities who still suffer from effects of the bombins; and are not properly cared for. Funds are being raised to build one hospital this year and a second in 1366. About 875,000 is on hand. It is estimated the hospitals will cost $130,000 each. Atomic Checkup Is Planned TOKYO (.?) — Japan's weather bureau plans nine new stations "to determine the site and measure the strength of atomic and hydrogen bomb explosions." Also three ocean-going weather ships are under construction for checking water radioactivity in the Pacific and to plot approaching typhoons. The weather bureau has been under criticism because of disastrous typhoon damage and national anxiety over radioactivity detected j following American and Russian tornic tests. Feminine Tpuch Answer to Previous Puul» ACROSS 1 Ferber 5 ~ Cantor 8 " maid of Astolat" 12 Peruse 13 Decay 14 Siouan Indian 15 Simple 16 Mimic 17 Wife of Tyndarais 18 Zealous 20 Stair part 21 West 22 Pillar 23 Wave top 26 Impedes 30 Rowing implement 31 Small tumor 32 Mineral rock 33 1002 (Roman) 34 Greek letter 35 Drunkard 36 Tempers, as steel 39 Percolate* slowly 41 Croft 42 Foollike part 43 Get up 46 Withdraw 50 Mohamratdan judge 51 Lion 53 Garden implements 54 Large plant 55 Rutlcdgc 56 Termini 57 Gunlock. catch 58 Compass point 50 Demolish DOWN 1 Feminine 2 Forest creature 3 Biblical • ointment 4 Revokes, as a legacy 5 Angry 6 Diamond- cutter's cup 7 Goddess of infatuation 25 "Emerald Isle"'l2 Predisposed 8 Girl's name 26 Soaks flax 43 Deeds 9 Followers 27 Flowery girl 44 Uncommon 10 Vein of ore 28 Let fall 45 Notion 11 Period of time 29 Hardens 47 Hebrides 19 Burmese woodSl Raised stripe Island sprite 37 More facile 48 Communists 20 Rodent • 38 Exist 49 Essential being 22 —^— Horne 39 Observe 51 New Guinea 23 Torpor (coll.) 40 Biblical port 52 Abstract being 24 Precipitation heroine I 31 W 11

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