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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER KEW1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL », 19N THE BLYTHEVEiE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, PublUher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Aaslstanl Publlih«r PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising RepreaenUtlves: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicajo. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Biytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congre«, October 9, 1»H. ^^^ Memb«r at The Associated Pr*M SUBSCRIPTION RATES: .By carrier in the city of Biytheville or any suburban town where carrier service !« maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mlle«, 15.00 per year 1250 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile »ne. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And the nun Elkinah, and ml! hi« houM, went ip to offer unto the Lord the yearly sacrifice, and hh vow—4Samuel 1:21. * * * The very act of faith by which we recevie Christ la an act of utter renunciation of self and all Its work! as a ground of salvation.—Mark Hopk- tru. Barbs When the golf bug bites some women it makes them break out in the drandest looking clothes. * * •»• A sneaJs thtef robbed four roonu In a Mlnnetota hotel. One man who didn't leave a thlnj; when he checked out. » ¥ * Dogs are a pet peeve of restaurant owners— that's why they're barred. * * * Now It the time when the box icU abiwnt-mln- 4«d and (OH to the (oM count Itutead of the offke. * * * Fast driving usually speeds up the accident* that overtake you. Lack of Planning Can Hurt City Growth Planning, particularly as it applies to the flow of traffic in Biytheville, can be a stumbling block to progreRS in the town. Indeed, in regard to the downtown merchant, it already is a serious thing. • Never has the auto traffic problem risen to such proportions in the city. Lack of off-street parking, and congested intersections, coupled with many of the city's narrow streets all make downtown Biytheville a poor host indeed to those from out of town who would like to shop here. Three weeks ago, a man, driving a Missouri car, circled the 300 block of Main twice before telling a passerby he wius going home after finding no plnce to park and being involved in several traffic tie-ups. And we haven't seen anything yet. Increased Air Force Base activity will worsen the problem, final reactivation will compound it if steps aren't taken to give downtown Biytheville some relief. Let us hope that the joint city-federal government survey will lay special emphasis on this irritating facet of our civic life. Meanwhile, temporary measures would be in order to facilitate traffic flow in the city, particularly in the downtown area, which stands to lose the most if this slow strangulation continues. Accent on Asia Later than usual, President Eisenhower's foreign aid proposals have been put before Congress. And they show conclusively how the focus of danger has shifted from Europe to Asia. Most of the proposed §3,530,000,000 sought by the President for the year starting July 1 would be funneleil into Asian lands. Europe, for the most part back on its feet, would get relatively little. The program will not satisfy some Americans who want a more ambitious effort to lift up the less developed Asiatic countries. Last year the then Japanese premier, Yoshida, suggested four billion dollars might not be too much for economic and technical assistance to the area. The proposal struck a responsive chord in some U.S. quarters. Mr. Eisenhower asks for $1,7] 7,00,000 for military aid and direct support of military forces; $1,000,000,000 for so- called defense support, and just $712,500,000 forbutright economic aid. These are overall totals. Certainly these sums are far from niggardly. As always they reflect compromise, not only between men of differing views on how much Asia needs •nd can handle, but between liberal and conservative spending attitudes and with the known hostility of many in Connies* toward further larg« coal* economic out. lays. The key to these new proposals, indeed, may lie in the billion dollars requested for "defense support." Since it is not intended as direct military help, then it must be broadly defined an economic, but of a special sort allied with the building of a nation's defense structure. Obviously, considerable discretion must be left to U.S. authorities administering such a program, as to whether particular items are "economic aid" or "defense support." In this zone of assistance, therefore, there lies leeway which careful administrators might use to expand the economic usefulness of foreign aid in Asia. Mr. Eisenhower's foreign aid message made it plain that his government understands how vital the economic effort is for'struggling Asian peoples. With one or two possible exceptions, it is unlikely any of these nations could in the foreseeable future hope to build self-sustaining defense establishments of any real worth against a Communist aggressor. Their need now is to find a way out of poverty toward a plane where they may one day really stand on their own, enjoying a decent standard of living. The President rightly sees this as a long process, even without the slow downs caused by Communist interference. But he views it as a crucial process. Countries like India don't want handouts. They want to be self-supporting. Our aid effort should be aimed shrewdly at helping them attain that goal. They require our technical know-how on a big scale, of course. And they need help in building, not tractors to plow their fields, but factories so they can make their own tractors, power plants so they can operate their factories. ' If we bend our programs in these directions, these peoples will begin to rise from the miro of poverty. And they may begin to find the reasons for cherishing the freedom we are urging them to hold onto. When they do, a hundred Bandung conferences could not woo them to com- This Caps'Em All Ever since World War TI ended, it has .been a common complaint of our public servants in the Pentagon and State Department Hint they have to spend too much time trotting to Capitol Hill to testify before congressional committees. At times in recent years the situation got so bad that certain high officials hardly saw their office desks except during extra evening hours. Now comes the capping irony. Sena- tar Cupchart of Indiana says he thinks it's a shame the way these bureaucrats go traipsing up to the Hill all the lime. That's really pretty funny. The lawmakers summon the bureaucrats so often their offices seem like vacation spots. And then somebody bnwls them out for answering the endless calls. VIEWS OF OTHERS Longing for Colored Tires? The American motorist may not huve known it, but he hns probably been longing for colored automobile tires for years. At, least, United StnU?s Rubber Company has invested millions on the theory that colored itrc.s are something American motorists will pay good money for when they lire available. The test will come when blue, Rreen and brown tires go on sale next month. The development of colored tires is another illustration of how modern industry creates new demand for products that the potential customers have but vaguely imagined, if nt all. U. S. Rubber .Company could be wrong, of course, and lose the money they have risged in tinting tires. But who would have thought a few years ngo that American men wanted to wear pink shirts? —Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY Our ability to retaliate against an enemy attack will be small compensation if our peopel are unable to protect themselves from such an attack —Gov G, Menncn Williams (D., Mich.). * * -f We ask not for more American money but only for that international cooperation that can help us solve our great population problem nnd give work to every man in Italy.—Italy's Premier Scelbn. * * - * I have often said that anyone in public life, who says he would not be gratified and fluttered (by presidential nomination) is not speaking honestly. Gov. G. Menncn Williams (D., Mich.), if. # # The average houMwifc fries n fish until it UsUjs like R cement sandwich.—D, Y. Aska, inter- tor Department, 'Now Be Careful and Don't Make Yourselves Sick!' Peter Edson's Washington Column — U. S. and Swiss Watchmakers Are Playing for High Stakes By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The flap over the Swiss watch case In Washington has now reached utterly fantastic proportions. Both the American Jeweled watch manufacturers and the importers of Swiss movements are wearing: Injured airs of high moral righteousness In their full-page ads and press releases to Injure each other, *3ut what this has holled down to Is International cutthroat business competition. It Is a long economic warfare that goes back to the days when wrist watches were invented, and Ihe alert Swiss began to capture the American market. The last, chapter began in July. J054, after a U. S. Office of Defense Mobilization committee recommended protection of the American jeweled watch Industry skills as essential to American national defense. President Elsenhower then approved Increases of up to 50 per cent in tariffs on Swiss watch movement Imports. President Trumnn had once refused to grant such an Increase. So the Swiss Importers immediately began a publicity counterattack to upset the Elsenhower decision. First move was to secure release of a 1952 Department of Defense report which declared that the American jeweled watch industry needed no "special nor preferential treatment." In 1951 former Department of Defense the American jeweled watch industry had produced a record three million movements and seemed to be solidly on its feet. But by 1954 production had (alien to 1.7 million movements. The prospects for 1055 production were even lower. It was feared that Wflltham, one of the four American producers which had been in trouble for years, might fold. The Waltham plant in Massachusetts and the Bulova plants on Long Island, N. Y., were also found to be in potential bomb target areas. On the basis of these findings, the ODM committee of Defense, State, Treasury, Commerce and Labor Department secretaries reviewed the situation. They recommended that American jeweled watch production be supported at a minimum of two million movements a year to preserve the skills of 4000 watchmakers needed for national defense. This decision confirmed a National Security Resources Board recommendation of 1952, when the Democrats were still In control In Washington, Watch Importers' representatives, however, immediately set up a yak that the new ODM decision and the Elsenhower tariff action were prejudicial. It was pointed out that Gen. Omar Bradley, now head of. Bui- ova's research, had been chairman of the Joint Chlefr of Staff and was a close friend of Ike's. It was pointed out that Marx Leva, Chief counsel, was now counsel for the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. For years the writer of the first letter has stewed uucl \voi-viect about problems, most of which could have been resolved H she had discussed them freely nnd frankly with a sympathetic physician. I wish I could quote the long letter In full. Q — I was raised in a family with parents who had a strained lelatlonshlp to each other—n severe father and a mother who feared him greatly. We received few smiles, no llghUieartertness or love from our parenls. My friendship with boys was much op-josed and my marriage at 23 was 4 calamity. I had only one chllt) bp- cruise of parental objections. When my daughter was 12 my father died and my mother told me he had had syphilis—his one mistake. My daughter now In her mid-teens has a stubborn acne and I am father that she Is this way. What chances has she got of having normal children? — Mrs. R. A — The writer of this letter obviously had a most unhappy and abnormal childhood. She can do nothing about this now except to realize that she had a bad break as a youngstor. As to her other problem: acne Is not related to syphilis and if the writer of the letter has been healthy all of her life it Is most unlikely that she has ever had that disease either. A blood test would answer the question definitely. The sensible thing Is for Ihc letter writer to conquer her fears and discuss tills situation frankly and fully wilh her doctor. The chances are that he can relieve her mind entirely. After all, thus is the kind of problem for which doctors are trained. Q — Can you say anything about deaf and dumb people. Is this dls- eratlon to another? — Mrs. A. L. ability passed along from one gcn- A — Approximately one third of ill cases of deafness «re hereditary. Deafness at birth prevents Ihc normal learning of speech and U U IB tuch CUM that deif. mutism is said to exist. In all probability ihls will not be inherited from both parents. But there is no really practical way of telling in advr-.icc whether this will occur or not. Q — Please say something about osteoporosis. Is this a form of arthritis? — Mrs. J. W. A — This is an abnormal por- ousness or thinning .of the structure of the bone. There are several varieties and several causes but osteoporosis is not the same as arthritis. In some cases of arthritis the bones due to disuse however, will become less dense. Q — I have had two tissue operations but have never healed entirely. What should be done? —Reader. A — I fear you will have to have another and more extensive operation with particularly careful after-care. WHEN Al Tennyson said in tile spring a young man's fancy, he didn't really know how fancy. He should have seen some of today's westcuts and babj pink jackets. — Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. SUDDEN THOUGHT: Whatever happens to all that money we save buying the large economy sizes?— Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. Bulova. And it was further mentioned that the law firm of Louis Johnson, Truman's Secretary of Defense, was counsel for the American Watch Manufacturers' Assn. How all these Democrats could be expected to get favors from a GOP administration wasn't explained, and didn't make senae. But the plot was thickened by assertions that Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks and President Eisenhower's former special assistant in charge of National Security Council affairs, Robert Cutler, were both New Englanders with an Interest in Waltham. Just how much influence they had is shown by the fact that Secretary Weeks had recommended that the American watch Industry production be kept at three million units a year. He was voted down in the ODM committee and the figure was Kept at two million. When Department of Commerce opened an exhibit of American Watch Industry defense products, however, the Swiss Industry spokesmen took It as another sign of discrimination against them. The six months that have elapsed since the tariffs on Swiss watches were raised have not provided a fair measure of the effects on American or Swiss watch Industries. But the campaign market with bitter p-rsonal attack on American officials is an Indication of the high stakes in this international trade war. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Any Slip Will Give Foe Contract By OSWALD JACOBI Written for NEA Service West opened the deuce of clubs, and East won with the king. Without thinking much about the matter. East continued with the ace of clubs. This play gave declarer the contract. South noticed that the ten of NORTH (D) »7 » AQ53 » AKS 49643 WEST CAST A 8 7 S * None »A94t V1087SS »Q64 «J1072 + Q102 4AK87 SOUTH 4KJ10942 VJ6 • 98) *J5 North-South vul. North Eut South Wat 1N.T. Pass 24 Pass 3 * Pass 4 * Tut Pas T'aa Opening lead— A 9 LITTLt LIZ— Tr» ihpmrt dtrtonce betwwn two date* Is a good line , „,,• clubs dropped on the second trick. Later on, declarer got to dummy and ru/fed a low club. This dropped the queen of clubs, and established dummy's nine. South drew trumps and discarded a diamond on the nine of clubs. Since South lost only one heart and two clubs,> he made his contract. After the play of the first trick, East should have seen that the three missing clubs were the queen, Jack and ten. Since West had !ed the deuce of clubs, he held either two more clubs or none at all. If West had no more clubs, it didn't matter whether East led a hlfh or » low club »i UM Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Br EUKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - Guys and Dolls: Dan O'Herllhy, nominated for an Academy Oscar for "Robinson Cursoe," isn't letting all the hoopla about him toss him for a loopla. "I have no intention of sitting back and waiting for great roles to come along," says Dan, who Is one of Bette Davis' costars In "Sir Walter Raleigh," He had to play a whole gallery of old, bearded men before Hollywood would take a chance on his handsome face but, he says, "It's understandable, why ihould anyone take a chance on you if they aren't sure about you?" As Dan sees it: "I act because I like acting and because I have fun at it. All I want are parts In pictures that do something. Not message pictures. Just entertainment pictures." It's been 26 years since Edward 6. Robinson played "Little Caesar," favorite of the night club and TV imitators. Despite the film's occasional reissue, it's a tribute to Robinson that a new generation of imitators has sprung up to give imitations of Robinson Imitators. But all of them, grins Eddie, have sullied his reputation. "Look," he told me on the "Illegal" set: "I've made 70 films since then. I've been an underworld character or a gangster in only 10. But the important thing about all these varied characterizations is that I've always tried to portray human beings." Jeanne Crain Just plain doesn't care if there are howls of protest over her switch from wholesome girls to a hip-tossing, sultry chick without Inhibitions. She's going right ahead with her break from honeysuckles and gingham because "you have to prove to Hollywood what you can do if you want to grow as an actress. Hollywood has to be shown before It will accept you in anything but the category you've been placed in." What about the teen-agers who once Idolized her »s a typical American girl? "I guess," says Jeanne, "they're all grown up by now anyway." Weary of his battle to convince Hollywood that there's a hero under that leer, Steve Cochran Is taking his career future into his own hands. A movie titled, "Come Next Spring." developed by his own company, is Steve's key to the trick. If West had two more clubs, they could not be queen-jack or jack-ten, for then West would have led his top club instead of the deuce. The only possibility was the actual holding of Q-10-2. If East had worked this out, he would have returned a low club Instead of the ace of clubs at the second trick. This would prevent South from establishing a club trick, and declarer would eventually lose a diamond trick in addition to a heart and two clubs. Q—The bidding has been North East South West 1 Spade Pass 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass 7 You South, hold *63 V632 +K52 *A K J 6 S What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. With 11 points in hich cards you can afford two responses. No other response should occur to you. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered You. South, hold: 463 9K52 4632 *A K J 6 5 . What do you do 1 Answer Tomorrow doorway marked "Role »witch*«." He s»ys: "I want to get out of the heavy class. I never played one until I came to Hollywood. Before that, I did light comedy on the stag*. I'm not saying I won't every play another heavy. I may have to. But right now I'm out to prove to Hollywood that I can be a nict guy on the screen." With most dolls on the screen using a sex appeal pitch, leave it to Shelley Winters to go the other way on the movie merry-go-round. She's through being the Blonde Bombshell, she informed me on the set of "The Jagged Edge," and her place in the line of come- hither girls is open to any actress who can hold it. "I've had to rechannel my career so people will think of me as a serious actress," Shelley admits. "The critics and many people began to think of me differently when I did 'A Place In the Sun,' but after a while they forgot and I went right back to the sexy blonde things. But how long can this size 10 body last? This blonde bombshell business doesn't make for a long career." It's always the mad comedians who turn out to be the misty- eyed sentimentalists. On a recent trip to New York, Jerry Lewis deliberately asked for the biggest suite in the Waldorf - Astoria Hotel and he and his Patti wound up with seven rooms. "Eleven years igo," explains Lewis, "Patti and I lived across the street from the Waldorf In a $2-a-day room. We were so hard up for money that I wasn't sure if I could pay our bill. We used to look at the swank Waldorf and dream of the day we could af-' ford to stay there." Charles Coburn, who's been shelling out the big bills for the upkeep of a stable of harness- race horses, has sold all the trotters except one named Olmstead. "I've leased him out and somebody else pays all the bills," he says. "If he wins I get 35 per cent of the win money." 75 In Ago The University of Arkansas Chapter of Delta Delta Delta initiated Miss Martha Ann Wilson last night . The six members of the F.A.D. club will entertain with a kid party tonight at American Legion Hut at 9:30. Hostesses will be Mildred Muir, Marjorie Mays, Peggy Jones, Dorothy Cross, Lon Jo Hargett nnd Jeanettn Jean Sebaugh. The hostesses and their dates will be entertained with an informal party by Miss Jones preceding the dance. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert K. Taylor last night at Memphis Methodist Hospital. Mrs. Taylor is the former Miss Isabel Brandon. The recently organized Syrian- American club had its first dance Wednesday night when 125 members were entertained at the Woman's Club. THE MANAGER of a. Russian factory was boasting to a foreigner. "Would you believe it, our product- Ion increased 640 per cent last month!" "What do you make?" asked the visitor. "We manufacture signs that read 'Out of Order'." —Lamar (Mo.) Democrat, TEENAGERS mobbed singer Johnny Ray when he landed at Brisbane, Australia, ripped his clothes and mauled him before police could lead him to saftey. Oh, well, it was much cheaper than paid advertising.—Arkansas Gazette. Table Talk Answer, to r . _ r-uzzl* ACROSS 1 Corn on the 4 Antitoxins 8 Edibles 12 Drink made with malt 13 Fish sauce 14 Musical instrument 15 Honey 56 Asterisk 57 Saints (ab.) DOWN 1 Eccentric wheels 2 Bread spread 3 Result of overeating 4 Eats more than enough 5 Dash II 1« What the smell 6 Tenant of good 7 Perform cooking does 18 Not in debt 20 Metric measure 2t Affirmative reply » Within (prefix) 24 Cicatrix 26 Great Lake 27 Small (Scot.) 30 Alarm 32 Of the torrid zone 34 Cling to 39 Landed property 36 Busy insect 17 Hebrew measure 3» War god of Greece 40 SemiprtctoiB •ton* (I Exilt 12 I7se a razor IS Holdings 18 Stingy SI Chemical nimx 23 Saltpeter 24 Pierce 25 Cipher 26 Foe 27 and sauerkraut 38 Wrest from •40 Immature egg 41 Goose gtnus 42 Canned meal 43 Demigod 44 Indigo 8 Large book 9 Funeral notice 10 Seep 28 Small portion 46 Girl's name 11 Source of 29 High cardi 47 Revise venison 31 Laundry 48 Prepares the 17 Change* device table 19 Line of poetry 33 Japanese cHy 50 Butterflies 3 Heraldic I H Chewed

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