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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 4, 1955
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f AGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 4, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Maniger Sole Nitlornl Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered AS second class matter at the post* Office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION. RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per "'Wit- By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year,' 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, H2.5Q per year payable In advance. Meditations It is better to dwell in the corner of the house top. than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.—Prov. 25:24. # # # It requires two indiscreet persons to Institute i quarrel; one individual cannot quarrel alone. —Aimt-Mavtin, Barbs It won't be long until vacation time, when it'll take you a. long time to come back after you've come back from the vacation. * * * A jeweler says the average young man likes to select the solitaire by himself. But some gal has a linger in it lawr on. if. * * A police Judge contends that many wives are affectionate only when they want money. That sounds often enough to us. * * * If you want to make all food that puts on weight look exceptionally good, go on a diet. * * * We hive > hunch folks are already looking up places where they can't afford to go for a rest this coming •ummer. Time for Preparation A Four-Power conference involving the United States, Russia, Britain and France now seems a virtual certainty. Soviet Premier Bulganin's approval of the idea sets the stage for a meeting some time this spring. France and Britain evidently will approach such a conference with considerably more optimism than the United States, which throughout the postwar era has consistently maintained a healthier skepticism toward Russian actions. We imagine that the Kremlin will not abandon its efforts to thwart German rearmament and entry into NATO simply because France and Germany have now endorsed the Paris nacts authorizing those steps. We can f orsee that Russia might try to dangle several attractive carrots before the European nations in exchange for delay or shelving of German rearmament plans. Consequently, the West ought to agree that any date for a conference be fixed to come after all remaining countries involved have ratified the Paris pacts and the Bonn government actually has taken its seat on the NATO council. That much, at least, should be achieved before we sit down with the Russians. Rearmament, of course, is a matter of much more time, and only the barest administrative preliminaries could conceivably be launched in the next few months. Beyond setting this condition, the three Western participants in a big power meeting should plan definitely to assemble prior to the fuller conference to seek a firm unity of policy among themselves. And all three should clearly take extreme plans in preparation. There is ul- erly no excuse for any of the edged leader of the Western bloc, to enter a major top level parley without the most detailed advance study. One of the principal lessons of the controverisal Yalta conference was that when close friends do not build a solid front in advance, another nation may play one of them off against the other. A second lesson was that much danger can follow from inadequate preparation. One does not need to accept the word of chronically carping politicians that this situation prevailed at Yalta. High-ranking diplomats have etstil'ied that the United States did its home-work very badly. There is no place at any serious international meeting for glib, capricious and c»sual handling of world problems, whether they be small or large. You do not play a friendly game of checkers with other peoples' lives »nd with national borders. If we wait until Germany is within th« NATO circle, as we must in all iense, then there is plenty of time to get ready for the next meeting with the Soviet Union. We ought to make full use of every minute. A Fine Demonstration Let no one imagine that because 19 of 23 persons aboard survived the crash of a Pan American Stratocruiser off the Oregon coast was a minor accident. It had all the potentialities of total disaster. Preliminary reports indicate the big ship was subjected to a sudden terrific buffeting by the wind, which tore one of four motors loose from its mounting and sent the engine plunging into the sea. Thereafter the plane lost altitude, and within eight minutes the pilot had ditched it in the ocean. Despite the suddenness of the crisis the crew performed calmly and capably in getting passengers out of the plane and preparing life rafts and other emergencies equipment. Several passengers exhibited high courage, especially Mrs. David Darrow, who saw her husband drift away and drown but kept attending other passengers. And a word should be said for the alert air defense radar crew which tracked the plane to its crash spot, and the Navy vessel which managed speedy rescue. All around, a fine demonstration of how to meet an emergency. VIEWS OF OTHERS Trying to Explain It Thase who have followed closely the effects of the Graham revival crusade in Britain *nd on the Continent of Europe, have In many case*, been mystified, They have not found the explanation ,of the phenomena the enormous ground swell ol feeling, the multitudes drawn together to hear the evangelist, and the return to faith in the midst of so many doubts and fears. Certainly, In part, the explanation lies in th« *lmple but pertinent fact that the religion* instinct is an Inseparable part of human nature. You muy find cities, said Plutarch, without wall*, without gardens, without palaces and temples, without libraries and museum,!, but will never find one without an altar. The history of the early Church In a measure duplicates the sltuntion In England during the Graham cruaadc, Not only did thousands crowd around Jesus during His brief ministry, but before He began to preach the kingdom of God John the Baptist had drawn multitudes to thf bank* of the banks of the Jordan where he was preaching repentance and preparing the way before the Messiah. »• William Jamcfl in his remarkable book, "Varieties of Religious Experience." denls at length with great outpourings of people in American history similar to thow brought about In Englnad recently, and sUmptt them as valid nnrt powerful transforming. They are the natural results of the fact that man Is Incurably religious, and thftt the power of the Holy spirit still can produce wonders.—Lexington (Ky.) Hearald-Lsader. Middle Way Needed The Elsenhower administration's revised rules on security dismissals ot federal employes may be an improvement on the old method in which admittedly there were some miscarriages of Justice For one thing, government workers under a cloud must be handed a statement of charges "specific enough lo be meaningful to the em- ploye" under the revised system. Pew will quarrel, however, with the general thesis that employes of the federal government, like any other workers, should not be fired willy- nilly because of uncorroborated charges of various unreliable informers. At the same time, most pcopie will go along, too, with the theory that employment by the federal government is not an inborn right but must be earned affirmatively—that loyalty to our form of government Is an absolute essential. Some sort of H system is needed by which outright Communists, like Algcr Hiss and Harry Dexter White, can be found and fired without trouble and loyal government workers can be protected against unfair nnd unwarranted discharges. We hope that the ftdministrntlon's new program is » «tcp in this direction.—Carlsbad tN.Mj Current- Argus. SO THEY SAY Don't play cards wltn strangers. Trust in the Lord, but, cut the cards.-Mickey MacDoviRal, card player. * * * Thp split T Is not conducive to a passing fame. trjJcr It your quarterback, vi'ho definitely Is not expendable, can get the treatment. •-Sid Gtllman, new conch of I,os Angeles Ranis. * * •¥ There is no reason why young colored people should consider themselves excluded from the priesthood and religious life. —Archbishop Richard J. Gushing. » * * The dress should (It the body. The body should not be constrained to tit, tht rtvcss. -Frr-nch Designer Coco Chtncl, itticti "H-Un«" * * * The U. S. version (of Yalta) contains some serious errors. —Sir Wlriiton ChurchUI. A Line—But Where? Peter tdion't Washington Column — Congenial Dulles Breaks Tropical Ice; Always Keep Gas Tank Full By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON — (NEA) — HOW much good Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' trip around the Southeast Asia countries did Is Illustrated by one little incident in Burma. When the Secretary and his staff landed at the Rangoon airport, they were not met by Premier U Nu, nor any high official of the Burmese government. When the Secretary went into conference with the Burmese Premier and his cabinet, Mr. Dulles said he had come to get better acquainted nnd to exchange views. The Premier smiled nnd snid nothing. His ministers snd staff were seated around him in Burmese dress find sandals. Only the Premier wore western style shoes, and loud socks. For n full minute and a half, the Burmese nnd American groups sat • In silence and stared at each other. Though the outside temperature was tropical, th« official Burmese coldness was embarrassingly obvious. Then Secretary Dulles broke the ic« again, and the talks went on. There were two more conferences, both most cordial and frank. In the end, Premier U Nu came to the airport lo sec the Secretory ,nrt his staff depart. One key official in the Department of Commerce test on evacuation for n .simulated atomic bomb attack came out of the exercise with n very red fnce. The Wen was Hint all Commerce employees would be Riven a one-hour advance alert warning. They would then get in their cars, nnd by pooled rides, drive five miles outside the District of Columbia. Main Building employes went by one road, Census employes by another, Bureau of Standards by still another. Everything went pretty well except that the man in charge of the evacuation ran out of gas on the i4th Street bridge over the Potomac. There's a new rule now: "Always be sure your gas tank is full." U. S. Department of Agriculture experts say privately that Com- miinist Boss Khrushchev's new plan 'to put the Russian farm economy on a corn-hog basis, like America's, Is n lot of mnlarkey. First requisite for such n farm human requirements for constitution. Russia still odesn't raise enough corn to feed her people. Therefore, no surplus hogs, since they don't fatten well on propaganda slop. If the Russians do send dirt farmers or students from agricultural colleges to America to study U. S. methods, this should be the first thing they will have to learn. You've rend everything when you vend that the U. S. Chamber of Commerce has now taken the Tennistcrs Union to tnsk for refusing to bargain with its em- ployes' labor union. The trouble began out in Portland. Ore., where the employes of the Teamsters union, all office workers, joined the American Federation of Labor's Office Em- ployes' International, and asked their Teamster bosses for a contract. Collective bargaining didn't proceed very smoothly, and the case finally got to National Labor Relations Board. An NLRB examiner accused the Teamsters of violating the Taft-pollcy, which reads: 'The right of employes to organize and bargain collectively should be upheld whenever such action Is the result of their own free choice.' " At the White House News Photographers' annual dinner In Washington, Democratic Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn made a point of getting up from his seat at the raised head table and moving a few places to the right to whisper something in the ear of Republican President Dwight D. Elsen- hower. The President was observed to laugh heartily. All this was in full view of the nearly 750 diners In the big Statler hotel banquet room, This little Incident was in marked contrast to what had happened at a previous newsmen's dinner, where the President and the Speaker had virtually ignored each other, causing some talk of growing coolness between the two officials. Publicly, they had traded a couple of sharp criticisms of each other's tax policies. What Speaker Rayburn said to President Elsenhower at the photographers' dinner, to cause the friendly laughter was to the effect of, "This will show you there's no i hard feelings between us," the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN T. JORDAN', M. D. Everybody knows, or should know, that the intelligence of a child is not the only thing which determines how well the youngster will do in school or in Inter life. The use to which the intelligence is put, the "drive," the personality, the amount of educn-| lion and mnny other factors enter j Into how much any one person can ' accomplish. i Nevertheless the "intelligence" •. important. Parents sometimes j get unnecessarily excited about .he intelligence tests which iuv aken in school and it is proli-; ably for this reason that loduy lew schools give out this information except In general lornis' where it mny be of benefit to he parents nnd child. The most serious pnrt of the' iroblem is that of the child \vith i he imperfectly developed mind • or one who is mentally retarded. There are said to be about n mil-: Ion and a half citizens of the; United States who are mentally re-, nrded, about one-tenth of whom I ire in special training .schools or' ilher institutions. This. then, is i ;omething which concerns nil of i is. ! The ftbillty to learn Is ex jressed as the intelligence quo- lent or "I. Q." It is usually fig. j .red by dividing the menial a^e ; ,s calculated from an intelligence! est by the actual age ol the hild nnd multiplying the result y 100. Thus, if a six-year-old j child has a menial age ol : firee, the intelligence quotient j vould be cnlled 50; if, on the oth-: r hand, n child of nine has the j intelligence" of a child of 12, ihej ntelllgence quotient would be 133. t should be remembered tint icre are several kinds of mielli- gcnce testi and some give high- j r figures than others. [ One should not pay too much Mention tn the results of the ests when they are only n few loints above "or below the aver- ige. However, children who have testing with results below 80 or been given adequate intelligence thereabouts, must be considered to be so far back of their contemporaries that they must be considered mentally retarded. The true idiot who. is at the bottom of the scale, will always require institutional care nnd cannot be educated In school subjects. The next lowest group, or imbecile group, can do somewhat better nnd perform simple household tnsks but cannot learn school subjects well. Above these two lower groups are the less seriously retarded children, who under favorable conditions, can be taught how to support themselves in uncomplicated occupations but who do not go for in school work, usually not beyond the elementary grades, Perhaps the principal problem of retarded mental development is to decide ho wmuch the subnormal youngster can learn and to choose intelligently the life work which fits the mental capacities best. It does no good to liy to force n youngster who is mentally handicapped inio activities which he cannot possibly p.itifiter. One would not force a 10- yenr-old boy to pla> professional football either. LITTLE UZ— • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Bats Breeze About Bridge Play By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service I ran into my good friend, Corti Bolnnd. the other day In New York This won't surprise anybody unless I explain that Boland lives in Toronto and had just flown north from Miami; and I live in Dallas and had flown to New York to tnke a look at the Vanderbilt Cup Tournament. Corti wax there for the same reason, so we swapped bridge hands, as bridge players always do when they meet. Today's hand was one that Boland gave me. "A bit lucky," he WEST NORTH ID) A A 10972 V 103 • K7 6 4KJ10 EAST <T KQJ9S7 • 105 + 864 SOUTH AKQJS6 «QJ932 * A84 *AQ9 North-South vul. North East Soulh West Pass Pass 1 * 2V 3 * Pass 6 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lend—V K The cost of living is always o problem. With inflation you worry about the cist, and with deflation you worry about the living. « uus admitted, "but the Idea Isn't bad, is it?" Put yourself in Bound's place. You're playing the South hand »t six spades and West leads the kinf; of hearts. How do you avoid the loss of n heart and » diamond? If you find this problem too easy, maybe you should take » trip lo Toronto this weekend. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Behind the Screen: I've been hearing again about those naughty Italian movie makers. This time from Rhonda Fleming. Tsk! Tsk! Such goings on. The girlie magazines are lull of Italian movie cuties bustin' out of low cut gowns but I have Rhonda's word for it that in one scene of an Italian film she just made 50 Roman cuties had no gowns to bust out of because: The cirli wore only untlei from the willt up! The movie Is a Biblical epic titled "Slmeramis." But the sequence with the 50 dolls playing peekaboo with the camera will be seen only in Egypt and Turkey, where, it seems, movie fans worry more about spicy celluloid ttvan] about butter on their popcorn. "Even though I wasn't in the sequence," says Rhonda, "I was worried about my reputation because I'm the star of the picture. I even protested to the producer and my agent. But everyone assured me the sequence will not be shown anywhere else." Aside to travel bureaus: Stand by for a ticket-buying rush to Egypt and Turkey. Bins Crosby and son Gary singing together in a filmusical? It's the current dream in the Paramount front office and it could happen one of these days. Sneak preview audiences are gasping over a "new" Grace Kelly in "To Catch a Thief." She plays a thrill-seeking American girl on the You'll find the Canadian National Championships going on, and you can win yourself a championship or two and present your complaint to Boland at the same time. Boland'B solution to the problem, which he admitted was pretty easy stuff for an expert, was to win the ace of hearts, draw two rounds of trumps, cash all three top clubs and both top diamonds, and then give up a heart trick to West. Boland then crossed his fingers and hoped that West didn't have another diamond left. As it happened, West had no more diamonds; He had to return a heart, and dummy ruffed while Boland discarded his losing diamond. He could then show his hand and claim the rest of the tricks, making his slam contract. The play Is deceptively simple. Declarer simply gives up a heart trick and hopes for the best. Don't forget, however, that South must pick the right time to give up the heart trick — after he has drawn trumps, and has cashed all the clubs and two top diamonds. Then there's no way for West to get out safely. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass ? You, South, hold: 41 *! VAKQ6S *Q *K91flX What do you do? A—Bid three clubs. Although this is a minimum opettinx bid the distribution U very rood. You can afford U» thow the »econd suit, shabby though It I*, tine* you know that you can eventually play the hand fn he*rt* or ntlse ipades. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as In the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4Q32 VAKS5 *AQJ4 *8 5 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow prowl in Cannes, proving bar ?ar- satility with a capital V. But there's no look of surprise OB the face ol Director Alfred Hitchcock, who has always claimed: "She'll be different lo every movie the makes. Not becmuM of make-up or clothes but because she pUyi a character from the Inside out. There's no one else like her In Hollywood." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jonei: ' Wages of fame note: George Gobel , will collect $10,000 next month for a personal appearance at the open- ' ing of a supermarket in Eric, Pa. . . . Overheard at the Ready Room: "I don't want all Hollywood thinking I'm different when I become a star. So I've already started snubbing people." There's Movie interest in the life story of Edith Piaf, the French singer who stars in a Continental Revue opening Monday at the Billmore theatre here. . . Marie Wilson's ex, Alan Nixon, and Fill D'Orsay are an item . . . Lori Nelson will be a bridesmaid at Debbie Reynold's June hitching to Eddie Fisher. Lori gets her best career break in Warners' "The Jagged Edge." Joan Evans' coming, stork date hasn't noticeably healed the breach between her husband, Kirby Weatherby, and her parents, Katherine Albert and Dale Eunson. The bitterness lingers on. Anne Francis has been incommunicado to the press since she filed for divorce from Bam Price. This split is a genuine puzzler. She played nurse to him for months during an illness that almost took his life less than * year ago. Short T*ke*: Bob Preston's first movie in three years will be "Last , Frontier" at Columbia . , . Ann Corio, the stripper, and Bob Williams, owner of the famed acting pooch, "Red," have called off <U* vorce plans and will try again . . . A big. screen version of "Maka Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas, is about to be announced. Th* Witnet: Talking about a Hollywoodsmau in a high position, Ed Wynn quipped: "He's a self-made man, a horrible example of unskilled labor." 75 Ytmn Ago In BfytJitvifta Dr. S. P. Martin and son, Sterling, and Joe LiUelfelner of Columbia, Mo., attended the annual mule day celebration held yesterday at Columbia, Tenn. Pansies and violets decorated tha home, ol Miss Mildred Moore yesterday when she entertained mem- tiers of the Double G Bridge Club yesterday afternoon. Miss Virginia Williams was the only guest. Mrs. P. L-. Engler is spending several weeks in Belville, Tex., with relatives. Lloyd Wise and James Roberts. students at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, spent the weekend here, with their parents. Mrs. A. G. Little, Mrs. Aubrey Conway and Mrs. C. A. Cunningham were guests yesterday of Mrs. M. A. Isaacs when she entertained members of the Tuesday Club. Mrs. Cunningham was high scorer in the bridge games following luncheon and Mrs. F. A. White was second high. James Barnes returned last night to Alton, 111., where he is fl student at Western Military Academy following a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Barnes, and family. Cancer Crusade Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 42 People often 1 Cancer,trikes £%£ J —' OUto1 15 Dried grapes 49 People suffer from o( check-ups for four 4 Cancer is uncontrolled - growth . -,. ., cancer 8 Chemotherapy 5Mt uses drugs to 52Rcpetition cancer 53 Prong 12 Surgery „ Ru , « niuehtoarrest 55Russiann] cancer K 13 Operatic solo H Jason's ship 15 Old French coin 16 Medical —have much information about cancer 13 Many cancer victims completely 20 American Cancer Society 5 Great La'ke . Its help tc g Old weights fight H 21 Mimic 22 Is sick 24 April is the -— for Cancer Control Month 26 Hireling 27 Many cancer victims die to late diagnosis 30 Straightens 32 Self-centered person 34 Perches 35 We all —* the existence of cancer 36 Number 37 Warmth 39 The cancer death rate must'not— C 40 Care '41 Man's nlcknim* 7 Household god29 Feminine 8 Rabbits suffix 9 Ireland 31 Morals * 10 Old 33;iorsiers 11 Too often 3fi Deft cancer means -10 Hoarder of life 41 Stair part 42 Harbor 43 Man's name 44 Feminine anpellation 5G Suffix 57 Bttter vetch DOWN 1 German river 17 State 2 Pleasant • 19 Uncloses 3 American 23 Motionless Cancer Society 24 Missile promotes '25 Century plant 46 English Research, 26 German city princess 1 Service 27 Flying 47 We hope 4 What Mama machine cancer's cure Cow does -'8 A doctor is biopsy as a 48 Stitches cancer test 50 Pronoun Zi> n & r

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