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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 31, 1955
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FACE SIX THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oftlce at Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gresj, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $3 SO for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of It of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love. Jor the daughters of Jerusalem.—Song of Solomon 3:10. * * * One family—we dwell In Him, One church above, beneath, Though now divided by the stream, The narrow stream of death. —Charles Wesley. • Barbs Indiana police found a toy pistol In the pocket of an arrested drunk. Only he was loaded. * * * Unless you don't care about the good ones, don't take things just as they come. * * * It's getting so it's a nice surprise when they throw In & movie with the TV commercials. * * * The husband who says he's working late at the ottict these days really means it. Income taxi if. if. * An minois woman Identified a- thief who grabbed her husband's wallet. Guess who's got It now! * * * When planning to paint your own home this •prlng, be sure to get enough to also cover your clothes. We Are Willing to Talk Once more the United States has made it known it is agreeable to new big talks. They only questions now seems to he whether the Soviet Union favors a conference in the near future. The British think the Russians won't take part in any major conference this year. They Kremlin naturally is disturbed at the progress made toward final approval of the Paris pacts drawing West Germany into the Western defense orbit. But the Russians have a way of suppressing their concern fast when they see political advantage in doing so. When they left the UN Security Council in 1950 in protest against failure to seat Red China, they Vowed they'd never be back. Some thought they meant it. But they returned when it suited them—and without explanation. Perhaps of more immediate interest is the way we and our allied friends view another big power parley. Throughout the disillusioning series of postwar meetings with the Russians, this country has developed a hardheaded attitude. We have come to ask not for paper promises but for deeds. Sometimes we have yielded to allied pressure to confer when we thought nothing would come of it. Often events have showed us right. But we have not closed the door on future discussions. We never have taken the view, nor can we, that there should be no further meetings. It used to be said that war proved the failure of negotiation. We cannot turn o;;r backs on negotiation, even when we suspect it may end in futility. There is always something new to be learned about our adversary, if only that he has not changed since the last conference. And there is always the hope that friends abroad who again and again have placed unwarranted faith in the "magic" of face-to-face talks will come a little closer to the realities. Furthermore, we can say with reason that so long as talking is possilbe, affairs have not moved to the fatal stage where nuclear warfare actually impends. Our new willingness to talk, expressed by the able Senator George and. reinforced by word from the State Department, does not mean we have suddenly been swept along by the tide of illusion that repeatedly seems to engulf some of our Eureapean friends. Nor does it mean we are bent on appeasement, as some of our testier itatesmen always assume. When negotiation and appeasement become identical, th«n diplomacy if dead and the world wiil be divided into armed camps awaiting the fateful day of war. The United States certainly will not enter new talks with Russia with grand hopes, and it will be surprised if much comes from any conference. But it is willing to be surprised, and that is what counts. Bold Gesture You have to credit Secretary of State Dulles with unrelenting effort in his campaign to block new aggressions by Red China. Recently he, in company with the President and vice president, tossed out stern threats about the use of "precise" atomic weapons in another war. Now he is trying to hold the Communist Chinese up to world opinion as worse aggressors than the Soviet Union. In fact, he went to the extreme of saying that Peiping is possessed of the same sort of recklessness and fanaticism that marked Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. He described the Red Chinese as "dizzy with success" and voiced the fear that they, more than Russia, might plunge the world into atomic war. Some of the experts on communism might question tha secretary's argument on the basis of fact. But we can all recognize it as a bold gesture. And no one could complain if he succeeded in isolating the Chinese Reds before world opinion and tarring them With the dark colors of Hitlerism. No one totally ignores world opinion, and it might give Peiping pause in the Formosa area. VIEWS OF OTHERS Guilt and Rank It is an ironical coincidence that the Army exonerated a Major who admitted collaborating with his Communist captors while almost simultaneously "throwing the book" at an enlisted man u*io flatly denied the charge. In a crude "let-the-public-be-dammed" attitude which ignored whatever the American people (who support the military) might think, the Army brazenly demonstrated that the privileges of military rank weigh more heavily on the scales of military justice than any other fact. While no one not present at both tirals can say with certainty just how much of a miscarriage of justice there was, still there is enough known to tell the world that something terrible is happening behind the green-veiveted tables of Army courtmartials. Major Ambrose Nugent was exonerated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, on nine counts of collaboration, including being a Red Propagandist, forming peace committees, signing and circulating documents harmful to the United States, blocking escape of his fellow prisoners and otherwise aiding the enemy. M-Sgt. William Olson was found guilty at Fort Bragg of making speeches for the Communists and of writing propaganda for them. Six other charges against him were dropped. Sgt. Olson denied the charges and said any questionable conduct was in behalf of his fellow prisoners. His lawyers pointed out that General William Dean had also made speeches and written articles for the Chinese Reds in an effort, to alleviate the suffering of American prisoners. Major Nugent contended that he collaborated under duress and on orders of his superior officers in the POW camp. In other words he admitted collaborating in the fact of overwhelming evidence. Sgt. Olson was sentenced to two years Imprisonment, and was dishonorably discharged after 20 years of service. Thus besides ruining his character, the Army denied his retirement benefits. The Army denied the sergeant not only of his past, but his future. This is not the first case of an Army double standard with regard to collaboration of prisoners in Korea. In fact it's the fifth case. Four other enlisted men since the end of the Korean fighting have been given hard prison terms for collaboration with the Reds. On the other hand, a lieutenant colonel was merely dismissed from the service for similar charges. Thus a silent and resentful public watches as the lieutenant colonels and majors either avoid punishment, or win exoneration while the enlisted men almost invariably go to prison and get maximum punishments. We arc not saying the enlisted men who were found guilty of collaborating with the Reds should go unpunished. We are saying that officers who seem equally guilty should get the same punishment as enlisted men.—Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. SO THEY SAY As long as we live is this cold-war world, we'll continue to have a bad budget problem. —Commerce Secretary Weeks. * * •*• We are now in an atomic ag«, and haven't fulfilled all the icr,ulrcments of the autoombile age.—Qov. George Craig (R., Ind.) * * * Anywhere will do. My ambition Is to make the Yankee team.—Elston Howard, sure shot to be the Yanks' first Negro. * * * It Is now sad but nevertheless necessary to relate that since President Eisenhower took office the drift toward central government which he once abhored and feared has become > veritable (irivt.—OUrenci Munion. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS "Gotta Match?" THURSDAY, MARCH 31,1955 NEA Sertiec, Ine Peter Edson's Washington Column — Special Stamp Crusade Pays Off; Czechoslovakia Provides Laughs . WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Sen. Norris Cotton (R., N. H.) claims it's a major operation these days to get the Post Office Department to issue a commemorative stamp. "For three years now," complains Cotton in a letter to his constituents, "we of the New Hampshire delegation have been butting our heads against a stone wall." What they want in particular is a .stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of that famous New Hampshire landmark and tourist attraction known as "The Great Stone Pace." When Senator Cotton went to the White House to discuss plans for a Presidential trip to New Hampshire this summer, he was finally able to put over his deal. "Immediately I began shedding crocodile tears on the subject of the stamp, reciting some of the lesser events that had been commemorated, protesting that New Hampshire had been left out in the cold, and insisting that if the President is coming we should have the stamp which would honor him as well as the other 'Old Man.' "It worked," the senator reported proudly. ' 'The White House called Postmaster General Arthur Sommerfield, who 'thought it could be done.' ... A committee came down from New Hampshire to give the Post Office Department the background facts, and it looks like we're in." THE DEMOCRATIC 84th Congress is off to a much better start than the Republican 83rd Congress record of two years ago on the number of bills passed. It's twice as good, in fact. From Jan. 3 to Feb. 28, 1955, eight new laws were approved by the President. During the same period of 1953, while the new Republican majority was trying to get organized, only four bills were passed. In the first two months of 1954, however, the "Republicans checked off 12 new laws, 50 per cent better than this year. Most important measure passed this year was the authorization for the President to defend Formosa with IT. S. forces. Among the tricky-track bills that scooted through this year were an invitation to hold the 1960 Olympic games in Detroit and the correction of a clerical error in the Internal Revenue code which had abolished penalties for violation of the narcotics .laws. COMMUNIST Czechoslovakia continues to provide Free Europe Press with plenty of laughs for recirculation behind the Iron Curtain to show up the workers' paradise. Here are two samples: Strnz Miru, published in Carlsbad, gives this clue on progress: "Upon being asked when construction began on a large house on which' he was working, a mason replied, "I don't know. I have only been with this company for two years. I could find out by looking at the cornerstone, but it's under water." Dikobraz, a. weekly journal, noted in a recent issue that "J. R." was celebrating the fifth anniversary of the delivery of his car to a repair shop, from which it has not been returned. In 1953 a serviceman had told the owner the best way to start his car was to get it rolling from the top of a hill. THERE'S A GROWING suspic- ion among highway experts in Washington that President Eisenhower's $101 billion road program has halted highway planning in many states. Some governors, state legislatures and state highway commissions have taken the attitude of, "Let's wait and see what Uncle Sam does before we spend any of our own money." AMERICAN FEDERATION of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations are also going to have to get together on who's responsible for and who's sponsoring Labor Day. In answer to a recent U. S. Chamber of Commerce questionnaire on special days, weeks and months observed in the United States, CIO disclaimed sponsorship for Labor Day and claimed it was Uncle Sam's responsibility. In response to the same query, AFL proudly asserted it had sponsored Labor Day for 71 years. A WIDE OPEN and unblushing appeal for a return to old-time political spoils and patronage systems has been made by Assistant Secretary of Commerce James C. Worthy. "I think that in our-enthusiasm for extending the scope of the Civil Service merit system, we have come dangerously close to denying our political parties the sustenance they need to retain their health and vitality," he declared in a speech to personal administrators. "Under the American political system," he continued, "some unifying and sustaining feature is necessary. Historically, this factor has been patronage . . . Many difficulties of the Republican party today are directly traceable to what may best be described as 20 years of malnutrition." Kitty Kallen's Fame Is Result Of Many Years of Hard Work By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UP) — Sometimes fame comes fast, sometimes you have to work like the dickens for it.. . Kitty Kallen took the latter route. She has been, a name in the show world since the early '40s, when she sang with the Jimmy Dorsey and Harry James bands. She went on to success as a single, replacing Ella Logan in "Finian's Rainbow" and singing in the better clubs. She also became a regular with Martin and Lewis on their personal tours. $ Good Money She made good money, but she worked hard for it too. She knew that the only way for a singer to get firmly established nowadays is via hit records, and she had never been able to make much of a dent on discs. She sank $5,000 Into a recording session. Decca liked the number, "Are You Looking for a Sweetheart?" and offered to release it. The firm agreed to sign her to a contract If the platter sold more than 20,000 copies. It sold 240,000, and she got her deal. New Song One day she was tn the Decca office when a new song arrived from a couple of amateurs of Richmond, Va.—newspaperwoman Edith Lindeman and disc jockey Carl Stutz. Kitty took a fancy to the tune and recorded It. The title was "Little Things Mean a Lot," and she reports that it has sold 1,900,000 copies in this country and is now No, 1 in England and Australia. She followed it with "Chapel i» the Moonlight," another big hit. "Sure, the records have changed," she admitted. "I wa.s doing nil right before. But when I played i club, I had to use special material and I had to work hard. Now they just want to hear the records I've made." Decca is the parent company of Universal-International, so it was natural that the studio put in a call for Kitty's services. She now has one of the leads in "The Second Greatest Sex" and there's talk of a one-picture-a-year deal. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tourney Is Scene Of Tricky Plays By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand was played last year in the finals of the Midwest Regional Team Championship. The hero, in the South position, was Dave Carter, wl?o will be defending his title this weekend in Louisville. West opened the queen of diamonds, and Carter took the king, drew two rounds of trumps, cashed top hearts, discarded a heart on the ace of diamonds, and ruffed the jack of hearts. The only remaining problem was to limit the loss tn clubs to one trick. Carter solved the problem by leading a low club from his hand nnd finessing dummy's eight. East won with the queen of clubs and casually returned the seven — a very fine attempt to deceive declarer. The plot didn't work, as it turned out. Carter carefully covered with the nine of clubs, which won [lie trick. The rest wns easy. The point WM Uut It couldn't cost anything to play the nine. If West could follow suit, the clubs would break 3-2, and the suit would be cleared by the ace and king. If West couldn't follow suit, it was vit?l to put up the nine. WEST + QJ10852 + 6 North 2N.T. 4 * Pass NORTH (D) SI *KJ84 VAKJ 4 AK AK854 EAST * 106 VQ105 « 9764 + Q J 10 7 SOUTH 4 AQ975 V982 »3 + A932 North-South vul. East South West Pass 3 A Pass Pass 6 * Pass Pass Opening lead—* Q East couldn't have saved himself by returning an honor instead of the seven of clubs. For example, if East returns the jac of clubs, dummy wins with, the king. Since West shows out on this trick, declarer has a proven finesse through East on the next round of clubs. East couldn't have saved himself by returning a different suit. Dummy would ruff, while declarer discarded the losing club. Hence declarer didn't worry about losing to a singleton club. He likewise had nothing to fear from a 3-2 brenk; and the actual play showed that he was ready for the 4-1 division as well. SEMINOLE Indians asked Oov Collins for exemptions from • the state traffic laws. Aren't they near f;iDU",!i ti exllnc'ion as it Is? — Fort Myers (Kla.) New»-Pres», Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD LAS VEGAS — (NEA) — Las Vegas is a living-lt-up town—and that even includes the local undertaker who bills himself: "Jerry The Merry Mortician." His name is Jerry Woodbury and he's competition for the doll who says. "And awa-ay we go" on Jackie Qleason's show. Jerry's telephone number is 180 and he likes to tell it Gleason style: "One eight oh and awa-ay we go! Ride your last mile In style with Jerry the Merry Mortician!" Hollywood and Grapevine: One of Hollywood's top male stars has to be given a powerful drug shot each day to correct a nervous head bobble. The reason he may not make many more films . . . It's more than spring fever wiih Margaret O'Brien and Chris Kandall of MQM's "The Blackboard Jungle." DOROTHY DANDRIDGE'S new singinj style at the Last Frontier is vocal magic. She packs see as well as ear apepal into her act in a skin-tight, black sheath dress. Larry Parks and Betty Garrett are proving at the Desert Inn that all Hollywoodites don't just steal night-club loot on name value alone. It's a slick act. Comic Jackie Miles, on ttie same bill, froze a noisy drunk in his audience with: "I'm sorry if I interrupted you. I'm accustomed to working ALONE." Myron Cohen tells about the suddenly rich fellow who sent chanir pagne and caviar to his mother in Brooklyn. It was the first time she had tasted either. Thanking him in her next letter, she said: "The ginger ale was fine but the huckleberry jam tasted like herring." The Vegas hotel building boom —seven under construction and 11 on the planning boards—has Billy Qtey flipping it: "I understand the latest one is called the Desert Mirage. No rooms. No pool. No building. Just a long ditch with dice tables." BARBARA LAWRENCE Ls shrugging her shoulders to questions about a divorce from her husband, baseball player turning actor Johnny Murphy. The couple, parents of a two- year-old girl, separated last year. She told me on the set of "The Deadly Peacemaker": "There's no hurry about a divorce and I see no reason for rush- Ins; into It. Neither Johnny nor I have any outside interests, ire still comes over to the house, to see Melinda. I just don't know what's going to happen." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: William Schorr, producer of. "The Indian Fighter" for Kirk Douglas' new company, put out a call for a girl to play an Indian maiden in the film, Among the applicants were four carrot-topped cuties. The redhead, ed redskins bit the dust. FRANK SINATRA'S dating a doll named Lillian aherlock . . . 0—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 7 You, South, hold: 47 3 'yA K Q J g 5 3 »K J *K 3 What do you do? A—Bid four no-trump. Yon Intend to bid a small or crand sUm, depending: on how m*ny aces your partner baa. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 47 VAQJ85 »82 4KQJ98 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Dick Contino is working on a TV series idea with six accordion- playing dolls. Bob MItchum, who rarely wants to play any particular 1'ole, is soap- boxing it for a chance to star In "A View from Pompey's Head." . . . If it's any comfort to Marilyn Monroe, her dressing room at Fox hasn't been turned over to any other star despite reports to the contrary. A movie producer told mystery story writers Mildred and Gordon Gordon to write their next thriller In a lighter vein. "You know," he said, "Instead of killing people Just wound them." 15 ftmt% Ago In eiythivitli Mrs. C. W. Ramey is visiting her daughter, Miss Sue Ramey, and two sons, Charles and Gordon Ramey, in Chicago, Miss Ramey and Gordon are students at Chicago Art Institute while Charles Is employed in that city. Mr. and Mrs. John Ed Jarnei went to Jonesboro today to be witij Mrs. James' grandmother, Mrs. Gillie Mack, who is ill. Mai Mcllwain, -.vho formerly lived here but now resides In Shreveport. La., visited old friends nere enroute to his home from » business trip to Detroit. Mich. . Mrs. Horace uulp or Pine Blutt. Ark., and Mrs. John Waterman of Memphis spent the weekend her« as guests of Mr. and Mrs. John I". Lent!. Cairo Is New 'Hollywood' CAIRO (Ifi— This city's steadtty- expanding cinema industry Is giving Cairo the name "Hollywood of the Middle East." Eighty per cent of films shown in Egypt are locally made. Egyptian films dominate the Arabic- language movie markets of Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia and Kenya. Eight movie studios produce 70 films yearly, and may turn out 85 in 1955. American film companies also ar« active. Among others, "The Valley of the Kings," "Sinuhe the Egyptian," and "Joseph in Egypt" have been made in the past year. "Ths Ten Commandments" is in production. Others Make Mistakes, too FORT MILL, S. C.Ufl — The Fort Mills Times, a weekly, says newspapers aren't alone In mistaken identities. "Over the years." an editorial column recalls, people have mistaken the newspaper's office "for a doctor's office and demanded treatment, wanted me to fill out their income tax forms for them . . . bawled me out because I was slow repairing a radio, wanted a telephone or electric bill. Inquired where the pool tables were . . . and wanted tires recapped." The 'climax, the paper says, came recently when a woman stepped in, and inquired "if this is a beauty parlor." Gets Teeth Into It SHAMROCK. Tex. (ft — A rattlesnake struck at J. A. Coleman. He slapped the snake across the head, then beat it to death. He Wasn't bitten, but he did get so mad he gnashed his teeth together and had to have three pulled. 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