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Friday, March 25, 1955
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 38, 1985 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER HBW8 CO. H. W HAINJ8, PUblWur BARRY A. HAINB8. fcUter, 'AMitut PuWtotar PAUL D. HTJMAM, AdT»rtUln« lob tf»Uonal Adwrttolng Wallaw Witmir Ct., N»w York. ChkH«. AttoK Uemphk. _ Xntcrni M second elw matter »t Ux port- offlci it Blytherllta, ArkaruM, under u* at Oon, October », 1117. Member of Ttw Awxlkkd fiUBSCRIPTICm RATBB: By carrier In th« el»J at Blyth«TlHe or §nr Mburbwi town whe» carrier Mrriw fc maintained, Ke per week. By mall, within a radius ol W miles, $6.M per yew 13 SO for six months, 11.35 for thrw month*; by mall outside 90 mil. ion*-, I19.M per ytu payable In adranec. Meditations Now he which stabllshed u« wlih yoa In ChrM, and hath annotated us, Is God.— II Cor. 1:31. * * * Who can know heaven except by it* glltsf and who can find out God unless the man who If himself an emanation from God?—Manillas. Barbs Folks soon will'be tramping all over the ground to pick bouquets of wild spring flowers. Enough to make them wild I * * * Human nature Is what makes a youngster brush his front teeth and let hl» back ones «o to th« ientfct. * * * Spring is always the time of year when young f trla listen to or slosh through slush. •* * * Camp Fire girls to some 3000 communities will celebrate their 45th birthday the week of March IS tu 20. Our rood deed of wishing them a happy one la small compared to all the good deeds they have done. * * * fitmple definition of a gag: something that who pull them need. The Yalta Papers Release of the mammoth 500,000- word State Department account of the famous Big Three conference at Yalta in early 1945 likely will fuel more controversies than it settles. For years some Republicans have been assailing the historic meeting as a "sell-out" to the Russians which opened the floodgates to the spread of communism across Asia and eastern Europe. Thy have demanded to see the full record. Now we have all the record that was kept, except for a few parts deleted by the department in the "national interest" or to avoid undue offense to certain nations. This was the conference, remember, at which President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill handed Premier Stalin the Japanese-held Kuril Islands, the southern half of Sakhalin Island, and large rights in China, particulary Soviet access to the warm-water Manchurian port of Dairen. In addition, plans were made for the postwar partition of Poland, and for establishment of "democratic" regimes in other eastern European lands, now under Soviet domination. The documents do not appear to support the allegations of a "sell-out." Even hastily scanned, they make it abundantly clear that the great aim at Yalta was to bring World War II to the quickest possible end and with the least cost in allied lives. Toward that goal, American military and diplomatic otficals were convinced it was absolutely essential to bring Russia into'the war against Japan. They felt it would take 18 months after Germany's surrender to subdue Japan. Actually Japan fell three months after VE-Day. Time anil again, before, during and after Yalta, the records shows that when Mr. Roosevelt and others felt concern over puzzling Russian attitudes and behavior, the military advised caution, advised doing nothing to upset the prospect of drawing Russia into the Far Eastern war. At Yalta the U. S. representatives knew we might have an A-bomb by Aug. 1, 1954, but they could not be cure. Not even the scientists knew it would work until one did actually explode in New Mexico on July 16,1945, five months after Yalta. Thus all war calculations left the A- bomb out of account. This is the context in which the Yalta concessions must b« read. So long as we believed we needed Russia against Japan, we were in a weak bargaining position at Yalta. As it was we resisted some Soviet demands, but w« felt we had to five enough to »ssur« Soviet entry into the Asian war. It is a tragic fact that it turned out we did not ne*d Kussi*. But it hai not been ihown that this misjudgment was a deliberate "sell-out." Our readers were acting always on the military's advice. The document* made plain that Alger Hiss, former State Department officer convicted of lying about Communist affiliations, played only & note-taker's role at the conference. Evidently we had poor intelligence or badly evaluated intelligence on the matter of Japan's capacity to continue fighting. Other this, the great fault at Yalta seems to have been not only our misplaced trust in Russia (a fault shared by millions at that time) but the rather glib, native notion of our leaders that they and their wartime allies could in effect make over the world in a week's time. VIEWS OF OTHERS Incredible Witness Of all the screwballs who have hit the headlines in the fantastic Communist hunts of recent years, the zanlest without a doubt is a flamboyant young fellow of 25 named Harvey Matusow who Is now being quizzed by the State Internal, Security Committee (formerly the McCarthy Committee). As a lad in the Bronx, Matusow wenfc around falsely posing as an Eagle Boy Scout to pamper his ego. Last June he did an engagement in a Washington night club as a comedian, fashioning little animals out of pipe cleaners. In 1953 he was twice married to and twice divorced by a Wealthy Washington socialite, Mrs. Arvilla Peterson Bentley of Foxhall Road, one of Sen. McCarthy's financial supporters—all within seven months. But it was as a professional ex-Communist that Matusow hit the dizzy heights. Matusow testified dozens of times before congressional committees, in federal courts and before federal and state agencies, accusing literally hundreds of persons of Communist activities. What's the truth and what's the He is hard to tell, and what's to be done with Matusow is also uncertain. He might be prosecuted for perjury, but it wouldn't be enough for the government just to show that he gave directly conflicting testimony then and now. It would have to prove which statement was false, and that may take some doing. Fantastic is certainly the word for Harvey Matusow. And what of all the officials and others who solemnly accept his testimony?—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Chicken This may not rank with the greatest sayings of all time, but it does have a familiar ring. And it is absolutely the truth. A farm expert speaking to Cleveland poultry- men this week declared: "A vigorous chick goes a long way towards producing a vigorous pullet." Just stop a moment and reflect on that statement. In the world of fowls it is equally important as saying, "Bring up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." "The child is father of the man." "What you are today will indicate what you will be 10 and 20 years from now." "As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined." Poultrymen as wisely applying these sage pieces of advice to the proper rearing of biddies, from egg to frying pan. Truer words were never spoken. —Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star. Souped Up Golf Balls The "souped up" automobile, which' has been tinkered with so that it can produce supernormal speed incidentally dismaying pedestrians and traffic officers alike, has given Ideas to people in other lines of sport. Robert W. Kenworthy, a New York City retired Air Force colonel, makes "souped up" golf balls, which he says will travel 30 to 40 yards farther than regulation balls. He has just given a supply to President Eisenhower. The spread of this idea may affect golf as the introduction of the lively ball, however brought about, has changed baseball. The frequency of the home run and the establishment of records like Babe Ruth's, are definitely attributable to the lively.ball. President Eisenhower's future golf scores will be watched with interest—Laurel (Miss.) Leader- Call. Light from Darkest Africa Unlikely though it may sound, an African expedition that has just ended had as its purpose a search for something that would "help science keep pilots from blacking out when pulling out of dives." The professor who headed up the safari reports, as his major finding, that built-in valves keep the blood pressure in a giraffe's head uniform when it is nibbling grass or leaves at high altitudes. On that basis, they're either going to have to teach giraffes to fly or tell pilots to stay out of dives.—Nashville Tennessean. SO THEY SAY Grave dangers face our nation, adequate proportioned military strength can mitigate these dangers.—Gen Matthew B. Bldgewajr. * * * We have to rely on the testimony of some former Communists to expose the Red conspiracy In this country. On the other hand, we know that some of the former communists cannot be trust«d.—R«p. Martin Dies (D., Tex.). « » » All Tooey (Oen. Oarl Spaatz) docn these days Is hunt and fish. I can hardly wait to do It my•elf,—President ftMnhower. First Space Platform Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Senate Proves to Be a 'Hot Seat; Elks Card No Good, Joe Finds WASHINGTON— (NEA) —After his first two months in the Upper House of Congress, Sen. Norrls Cotton (R., N. H.) makes this comment: "I am beginning to think that being: i n the Senate is like being in a steel mill. You had better spit on anything you are about to sit on. It may be hot." What she claims to be an untold story on Republican House Leader and Former Speaker Joe Martin of Massachusetts has been revealed by Bertha Adkins, assistant to GOP Chairman Leonard Hall. The story goes back to Franklin D. Roosevelt's days. Martin, as House minority leader, was called to the White House for a legislative conference. But when he got to the gate he discovered that he had left his White House pass home. A new guard on duty didn't recognize Martin and wouldn't let him in on his Elks' membership card, the only other identification Mr. Martin had on him at the time. But just then one of the Democratic leaders came along. He vouched for Martin and the Wo went in together. The story got to the President, however, before the conference began. "Say, Joe," he cracked as Martin entered his office, "how did a Republican like you manage to get in here?" Shot back Martin :"I used my Elks card." Rothschild as Undersecretary of Commerce for Transportation, the secretary said to his new assistant, "You know, Louis, this Is getting to be a habit with us." "Yes, and let's not break it," replied Rothschild. Weeks was referring to the fact that this was the third time in two years they had gone through the hand - on - the - Bible routine. Weeks first swore in Rothschild as head of the Inland Waterways Corporation — which he promptly ! .sold and liquidated, ending his job. } Weeks then swore in Rothschild I as head of the Maritime Administration. When Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks swore in Louis S. Daphne Robert Leads, assistant U. S, commissioner of patents, recently addressed a large, all-male group of chemical engineers. She is an attorney and is rated one of the nation's top experts on trademarks. In addition, she is a noted hat designer and a very attractive woman. When she was introduced, the chairman said: . "And now I present the person with the best trade-mark you can have—charm and good looks." Sen. Robert S. Kerr (D., Okla.) is thinking about converting one room in the basement of his Washington home into a family bomb shelter. He got in touch with Civil Defense Administrator Val Peterson, who suggested the installation of a shield of lead as the best protection against atomic radiation. When the senator let it be known that he lives within a few min- utes drive of both the Capitol and the White House, however, Peterson came up with another plan. According to Kerr, the CDA head exclaimed: "Brother, if you get an advance warning of enemy planes headed towards Washington, all I can say is that you'd better grab your family and start driving. Sen. Alfaen W. Barkley (D., Ky.) delivered his maiden speech as a freshman senator the other day. For the former "Veep" to have said nothing for nearly two months was in itself something of a record. The usually jovial Kentuckian admitted that he wasn't very happy. . "I regret that my first utterance in the Senate since my return to it should revolve around a raise in salary for members of Congress," he began. He then went on to state his opposition to that part of the bill which would give congressmen expenses for five round trips a year to their home state. "It might well constitute a temptation for more absenteeism in the Senate," exclaimed Barkley. "I believe that would be deplorable. "When our constituents look down on a practically empty chamber and go away with explanation for the jmall attendance on the floor, I wonder whal their impression of this great body may be. I have often been chagrined and sometimes humiliated because of the meager attendance on the floor of the Senate when important business was under consideration." War and Peace: Everybody Set To Make It into a Picture Now By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD i PI — One of the hardest things to find today is a movie producer who is not going to make "War and Peace." No less than three major movie makers have announced plans to film the Tolstoy classic, first published in English in 1886. It's too early to predict which v;ili get it on the screen first. So far all Hollywood has to go on is the manner in which each has announced his plans to the press. On that basis, the nod must go to Broadway producer Mike Todd, who smokes seven-Inch cigars. First to announce plans for the 1,300-page novel was David O. Selznicfc. His announcement came in the form of a mere release mailed to the press. More impressive was the announcement of Dino de Lauren- tls, the, Italian producer. De Laurentis only chatted informally with Hollywood reporters but, alter all, he did cross an ocean to do so. Todd, however, lived up to the traditional Hollywood way of life at his news conference. The setting was the palatial mansion Of Joseph M. Schenck, board chairman of 20th Century-Fox. Besides Schenck, Todd also brought along Robert E. Sherwood, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, who will do the screen play, and Fred Zlnneman, Academy Award-winning director, who will direct for Todd. And if that wasn't impressive enough, Todd told how he had arranged with Marshal Tito's government to film all outdoor scenes In Yugoslavia. • "Thoso Slavic faces," Todd rhapsodized. "They're wonderful. The government has promised us 25,000 to 30,000 or more of Its troops to work 111 the battle .scrnos." Todd »»M be hope* to bo shoot- ing by fall with a minimum budget of 7V2 million dollars. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Even Experts Will Make Some Errors By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service South cannot make the contract of four spades in today's hand If the df-'enders play perfectly. However the best players make mistakes, or guess wrong, or can be flummoxed into the wrong line of play. When today's nand was played, South nudged West in the wrong direction and thus made an un- makable contract. West opened the king of clubs, and South dropped tho nine in a rather weak attempt to coax a club continuation out of West. East had very clearly played the deuce, however, so that West was not to be lured into continuing tho clubs. West looked around for the best shift. There was certainly nothing attractive about diamonds, but the hearts looked rather promising. Hence West shifted to the queen of hearts. It's pretty clear that a shift to diamonds would have been better. East wouid have taken the aco of diamonds and would have returned a club. Three clubs and a diamond would defeat the contract in short order. South was well aware of the true danger. He was pretty sure that, West didn't have tho ace of diamonds, since West had already indicated the - king of oluus and tbt queen • Jack ot hcarU yet had never taken action during the auction. How was 'South to wriggle out of this tight spot? South played a low heart from the dummy on West's queen. East played low, and South played the deuce. West saw that his NORTH U *Q842 VK93 »QJIO 4854 WEST EAST A65• 47 VQJ104 V876S « 9864 »A7531 4 A K J 4 10 62 SOUTH (D) 4 AKM093 VA2 4Q973 North-South vul. South West North ft* 14 Pass 2 4 Pas; 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K queen had held the trick and didn't look too closely at the cards on the trick. He was sure that his partner had the ace of hearts, so he led the jack of hearts. This was just what South had been waiting for. He won with the ace of hearts, took the ace of spades, entered dummy with the Right of spades, and led the king of hearts to discard the singleton king of diamonds. Declarer then led tho queen of diamonds through East. It didn't matter what East did. He actually put up hla ace, and South ruffed. South now got to dummy with the queen of spades and discarded two clubs on the jack and the ten of diamonds. •Declarer cheerfully gave up a club at the end, losing only two clubs and one heart. IT IS BETTER to have loved a short guy than never to have loved ;i t.:ll. — Chattanooga News-Free Frtw. f Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Be-) hind the Camera: Cyd Charisse and 20 pugilists with battered noses and cauliflower ears take their places for the btg "What a Dame" musical number in MGM's "It's Always Fair Weather." It's an intricate scene set against the background of Stillman's gym in New York, with prize fighters dancing with Cyd and rope-skipping past her. Dialogue and action must dovetail to the split second. The dancing skill of the prize fighters is a "This is Hollywood" note. The studio drew a blank when it tried to find dancing pugs. So they hired chorus boys and made them np with plastio flat noses and cauliflower ears. There's a healthy chunk of irony jn the "Illegal" set at Warner Bros. Edward O. Robinson i;i playing a criminal attorney involved with Albert Dekker, a crime syndicate boss. To indicate Dekker's wealth, half a dozen original paintings by such roasters as Oauguin, Matisse and Renoir decorate the 'walls. They were loaned to Warners by Robinson from his million-dollar art collection but as I watch the scene I hear this dialogue from the script: Dekker: "Quite a collection, isn't it?" Robinson: "Quite. 1 envy you. All I can afford are reproductions." THE PERMANENT western street at U-I has been converted into a pioneer town in Alaska for the studio's remake of "The Spoilers." And even on a movie set stars get billing. Studio prop men have used the names of contract stars for signs on all the buildings. There's a Piper's Bakery, Mamie's Boarding House and Rock's Lunch Room. They haven't forgotten Francis the Mule, either. Just around the corner, there's Francis' Barbershop. A whole covey of stars—Richard Widmark, Charles Boyer, Lillian Oish, Oscar Levant, Paul Stewart and newcomer John Kerr—are involved in an exterior scene for "The Cobweb" on the back lot at MOM. It's a splne-tingler about a sanitarium for the mentally 111, with Boyer as the head psychiatrist. I overhear Widmark talking to Levant and Director Vlncente Mtn- nclli. He asks Levant if he's had any experience with psychiatrists. "Experience?" says Levant. "Why, I've already worn out three couches!" THEY'VE RE - CREATED a street in Hong Kong for the Clark Gable-Susan Hayward co-starrer, "Soldier of Fortune." on the Fox lot. Banners and signs lettered with Chinese characters duplicate earlier footage taken in China and Director Edward Dmytryck has called out hundreds of Oriental extras for the sequence in Which Susan and Gable meet on Connaught Road. I watch, an attrac- Q—The bidding has been: Soulh West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 7 You South, hold: *7 3 VA K J 8 5 »K J 10 +A 8 S What do you do? A—Bid three hearts. You expect to reach a slam eventually, but you can afford to mark time In the hop* of getting farther Information from, partner. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You. South, hold: AA83 VAKJS5 4KJ10 473 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow tive Chinese woman who's work- Ing as an extra with her four- year-old son. She's having troublt with the youngster and I understand why when I hear him bawl; "But, mummy, you promised that I'd sec Jackie Gleason." LEX BARKER and Warren Stevens are getting instructions from Director Bill Castle for an action sequence in "Duel on the Mississippi" at Columbia. The scene calls for Lex to climb a tree and take a place on an overhanging limb so he can jump on Steven* as he rides by. When Lex is asked if he understands what he IB to do In the tree, he quips: "After five years as 'Tarian 1 there's only one man who know* more about trees than I do and that's Joyce Kilmer." Kiddieland fashion note: Dinah Shore's Missy is wearing a blond* sheared raccoon coat. 15 In Ago Jerry Harwell will spend the weekend in Poplar Bluff, Mo., wtih his parents. James Koy will go to Cotton Plant, Ark., to spend Easter with his parents. Miss Nancy Little of Memphis Is, the guest this weekend of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Q. Little. Among Blytheville people in Osceola last night for (he Northeast Arkansas dance were Miss Virginia Martin, Miss Jean Stacy, Miss Mary Nelle Patterson, Miss Mary Emily Wilson, Miss Anita Fae Beck, Miss Sarah Lou McCutchen, John Burnett, John Cramer, Barnes Crook, Hugh Harbert, Paul Blackwood. Russell Reinmii- ler, C. Modinger, Rouse Harp, J. T. Sudbury, James Guard, James Edwards, Carl Ganske, Ben Mac White, Mayfield Lloyd and Misi Kathryn Walpole. LITTLC LIZ— Everybody admires a good loser —except his family. «NIA» SCIENTISTS announce that artificial diamonds can be made that are exactly like the natural ones and that will cost twice as much as the real ones. It's going to be interesting to see if people rave when they learn that the stones in a diamond brooch are artificial or turn up their noses upon learning that the dmmonds are only real.— Lexington Herald. A POLITICIAN willing to try to form a cabinet and govern Prance these days is either a born optimist or an utter rool. — Greenville iS.C.) Piedmont. THE OLD colonel, visiting a friend in the North, was waxing eloquent under the glow of his iced glass. "In our sublime land, sun", he told his host, "a gentleman IB not obliged to toil. The true gentleman's plowin', sowin', hoein', and reapln' is done by hired hands —an' his seljin' is done by the sheriff.'—Fort Myers (Fla.) Ncwi- Press. Common Quotations Answer to Previous PUKI» ACROSS 1"—- In a poke" 4 " 01 peace" 8 " worse than death" 12 Consumed 13 State 14 "Not the faintest " ! 15 Oriental coin 57 Burmese demon DOWN I" and gone" 2 Roman road 3 Created 4 Missiles . 5 Egg-shaped 6 Superficial covering 7 Work unit 24 Nomad 38 Averred 25 Son of Jacob 40 Salty 116 Slender length 8 Better and Leah (Bib.) 18 Bridge support'9 Arabian gulf 26 Entreaties 20 Intelligence 10 Hardy heroine 27 First name 21 Legal matters 11 Comfort 22 Persian prince 17 Man's name 24 Russian IB Spanish wolfhound gentleman 26 Goad 23 " In the 27 Before (prefix) bullrushcs" 130 Adapt machinery 32 Flew 34 Opposed 35 "On a fool'i 28 Lease 41 Tries 42 Crippled 43 Seth's son (Bib.) 44 Upon 29.Icelandic sago 46 Sand hill 31 Belgian seaport 33 Malicious burning 47 Jot 48 Be foolllhlr fond 50 Harem room \l 36 Offer 87 Russian news agency 39 Bristle 40 "The -"— of a bad lot" 41 "Like » of brlcki" 42 "Live and 4S Glandular 49 Counteractives 51 Cow conversation 52 "By the light of the illvery 88 Nick 54 Greek letter

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