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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 28, 1955
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FAOB EIGHT BLTTHEVTLLI (ARK.) COUKIXI NXWI THURSDAY, APRIL M, 1IM TM BLYTHEVTLLI COURIER NEWS no ooumn HCWI oo. H. W HAINES, Publisher EARRY A. HAINM, Editor. Aaalstanl PubUehee PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager •ale National Advertising Reprteentatlves: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, OhlC4fO, DefroH, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered u second class matter at the port- office at Bljtnevllle, Arkansas, under act at Con, October ». 1«17. ~ Membe/Vrtie Anoclated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in th« city, of Blytheville or any iuburb»n town where carrier service U maintained. 25c per week. By mill, within a radlu* of 50 mllei, 15.00 per year, 18.50 tor six months, »1.26 for three months; bf m«U outside 50 mil* »ne. 112.60 per year payable in advance. Meditations T* hare heard that It hath been Mid, Thou ihalt love thy neighbour, and hat* thine enemy—Matthew 5:43. • * * The race of mankind would perish from th« earth did they cease to aid each other.—Sir Walter Scott. Barbs With the foolish people the coat of living li always the tamejust a little more than they make * * * It's sprint snetie time—with an III wind that Mowa nobody food. » * * The first real touch of spring makes a lot of folks think that even loafing is too much trouble. * * * Getting a piece at mind and having peeee of nM teUom IB well together. » * * An Ohio poker club bars married men. probably b*cauae they're too good at bluffing. A Big Price To Pay Russia'* formal call for a four-power meeting to discuss peace treaty terms for Austria climaxes its first big counter- atroke against the West since key nations approved the rearmament of Germany. There seems to be no doubt that the Kremlin'i purpose is not to shower Austria with unaccustomed kindness but to undercut the Paris pacts by which Bonn would be made part at NATO and a German army would be reborn. For years the Russians have been holding out to Germany and the West tht prospect of German unity. Yet tht promise was obviously empty, because they proposed impossible conditions the West could never accept. And they would not even remove the minor roadblocks in the way of unity for tiny Austria. Now, in a ' preliminary agreement reached with Austrian Chancelor Raab, th* Soviets have kicked away those bocks. They have gone farther and endorsed concessions to Austria not incucl- ed in the origina treaty terms arrived at during one negotiations in earlier post war years. But they have asked an important price: Austria's complete neutrality. The country could not take part in any military alliance, nor permit any military bases of a foreign power on its territory. This is the heart of it. For by this over-generous gesture toward Austria the Russians hope to impress the Germans deeply. They seem to be saying: You, too, can have unity if you will agree to be neutral. In other words, to scuttle the Paris pacts and all ties with the West: The Reds know full well that, backed by signs of real performance in Austria,' these appeals can exert strong influence in Germany. The Social Democrats never have favored ties with the West, and Chancellor Adenauer, who does, finds himself on shaky ground when the matter of unification comes up. Though Bonn has approved rearmament in principle, it still must vote enabling legislation. There is wide room for subverting the goals of the Paris agreements. This is the area Moscow is now probing. The Russians undoubtedly understand, further, that concessions on an Austrian treaty may well fit President Eisenhower's oft-repeated prescription of "deeds, not words" as a demonstration of Soviet good faith preliminary to big power talks. Of course, all major signs indicated this country and its chief allies wert planning to sit down -with the Russians anyway. But the Reds' Austrian move probably has, heightened the outlook for • conference and advanced the likely meeting date. Th* Wtft'i task at such a parley hai now b««n made more difficult. The allied POWMV will h*ve to d«*l with more forceful appeal to Germany. They will have to milt general neutralist pre»«urei from those who will t»ke the Austrian maneuvers as evidence the Kremlin li abandoning its aim* of European domination. They will have to show convincingly that the neutrality which Russia will demand from a unified, Germany ii a snare, that even if good treaty terms are offered Germany will be in danger from internal Bed sources and from Soviet armies never far from its borders. The Russians will to conquest has not faltered, and Germany ii the key to that objective in Europe. Harry's Health If there were any lingering doubt§ »bout the state of former President Truman's health, they must bave been removed by hi» oratorical blast against the Eisenhower regime. Certainly nil political juices are stil! flowing. He accused the present administration of operating wholly by "political tricks." He added that Mr. Eisenhower has surrendered basic principles on foreign policy in the name of compromise with Republican extremists. All this, he said, disturbs the American people and frightens our friends abroad. Mr. Truman also took time to fire some hard shots at the American press, on the ground they wert "covering up" the true story of the Eisenhower regime. The former President has had a lot of time to reflect since he last hit the road for the Democratic party. But it has not seemed to help him. He is firing as wildly a« he did in the mort disgraceful episodes of the 1952 campaign. Whatever the case against the GOP administration, Mr. Truman did not make it. And it begins to look as if he never will. He evidently lias given himself over to the school of slam-bang political oratory in which facts ar eviewed as incidental annoyances. VIEWS OF OTHERS Our Brain-Washing The United States government reflected good •cnae in giving permission for Russian farmers at well at "itudent-edltorB 1 to enter our country and look around. Whatever ulterior purpose the Russians may have In coming, there Is little harm their visit can do to us; there could be much good. The farmers lire coming in a state of desperation to see why our agricultural system produces w highly. They may learn the literal method* of feed, fertilisation, rotation and seed values; tome of thorn may notice the comparative wealth of the farm people, the lack of government Interference even today, the jmccftss of the competitive free enterprise system. The majority will to home believing that lucky breaks, government aids and good weather are the answers; a f«w may get th« feel of freedom. Very possibly tht student-«dlton, m«ny of whorn are past thirty, have be«n sent for more reasons than the study of our newspapers. If they report on our strength, so much the better. But if thire are loop hole* -In our armor we doubt that a tour of the country will reveal them. One of the great deterrents to the world freedom is tht Iron Curtain beyond which true Information of the rest of the world can pas* only with difficulty. Probably the reports of most of the returned Russians will be false and detrimental to our interests. The very fact that tht Kremlin 1* sending men to study our farm conditions U an admission of failure on the part of the Russian government,.however. Those permitted on the tour must b« very good Communists indeed. But the master* tn Moscow have mis- Judged In the past party faithfuls who havt recanted. We need not expect mans conversions. But tht sight* the visitors will *«e, the plenty, the contentment and the progress as well as the freedom may do more good for our cause than all the words Americans may try to shout across the curtain. This is a type of brain-washing we can back with enthusiasm.—Green Bay iWls.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Personally my thinking li In line with the old Yankee trading spirit. Trade with anyone anywhere, anytime—If you have a surplus to trade and it's to your advantage. —Secretary of Agriculture Benson. Let's stop thU talk of disarmament and appeasement on Formosa. It doesn't fit In with the system of collective defense in the Pacific.—Sen. William F. Knowland iR., C>1.). No one In the Republican Party should have any delusions about the hard and tough llgb,t we face.—GOP Chairman' Leonard Hall, after recent elections. Until someone discovers how to guarantee annual aales volume, talk of a guaranteed annual wttt la meanlngl«ss.--Henr» ftitter III, president MAM. The Greased Pole Ptttr Cdton'% Washington Column — Administration May Request Emergency Economic Controls By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Authority to establish full economic controls over prices, wages and credit In ease of emergency war mobilization will be requested from Congress by the Elsenhower administration within the next month. , The occasion for this reversal of Republican policy will be De- fence Mobilization Director Arthur S. Ptemining's appearance before Banking and Currency Committees, He will ask for extension of the Defense Production Act, which is due to expire June 30. 1955. Amendments will be offered to give the government broad new authority for emergency economic control.?. The government has not had [his authority since the economic stabilization sections of the Defense Production act of 1950 expired in 1953, . 6n« of President Elsenhower's first acts nfter coming to the White House was to end price and wage controls. This was in compliance with the Republican platform pledge of 1B52. The Administration was committed to a free economy. Last December, however, Edward P.. Phelps. Jr., was brought into ODM ns Director for Stabilization. His assignment was to develop plans for stepped - up or all - out mobilization. Mr. Phelps had served as director of the Pood Price division of OPA i n World War II. During the Korean emergency he was director of Price Operations in OPS. While most of. the officials who had anything to do with either of those unlamented organizations got burned, Mr, Phelps U back for more. His experience in two wars ma fees him a natural choice for the new stabilization planning. He has, however, had to start from scratch. The authority for the Korean war price and wage stabilization program was allowed to expire in 1953. There Is no law on the books now which would permit the President to freeze prices and wages and credits, though some people think he might do It under his inherent. Constitutional powers. Also, Mr. Phelps Is faced today with an entirely new sftt of conditions in trying to draft stabilization legislation for a. future emergency. The U. S. economy was running at a rate of under $100 billion a year gross national product In 1940. Today it is $365 billion. Controls today would have a far greater Impact on the economy. A second new problem Is created by the atomic bomb threat. Trying to discover what the economic consequences of an H-bomb blast would be, and trying to make allowances for them in stabillza- tlo laws involves some brant 1 new calculations that even an electronic brain can't make. One of the politic?.! principles that Mr. Phelps has to consider in his planning is that the Eisen- the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Does a brain tumor always show In an X-ray film? How does a brain tumor affect n person? These are questions recently received which raise the question o( brnin tumors In general. In answer to these specific questions it should be said that a brnin tumor mny not show in an X-ray film and oilier tests are always necessary, What symptoms result from a brain tumor depend on the location of the tumor and its size. Mnny tests are available but a high degree of skill and trnining in diagnosis is necessary before a bruin tumor can be diagnosed and its location determined. Most of us never develop a brain tumor but It Is helpful to know that the diagnostic methods have so greatly Improved in recent years that the chances of a successful operation are better now than ever before. Much of the credit for the great progress In this field goes to the pioneer nerve and brain surgeon, the late Dr. Harvey Gushing. His long and painstaking studies on human beings and animals played a large part In developing new methods of surgical treatment of the nervous system. Many others have made their contributions too, and though one docs not like to think of It. the casualties of both world wars made possible the development of new technics which have greatly speeded the progress of neurosurgery. Aside from wartime Injuries there are a number of conditions for which this kind of operation may be needed. Accidents can happen in peacetime also and ii « portion of the skull Is crashed In, the relief of pressure and other measures jsed by brain surgeons can, and often has been, ilfesaving. Many brain tumors also on be operated on successfully and this, as Is easy to Imagine, is a complicated affair. First, the location In ihe brain must be determined. To 0* tol* rtqulrti as miiman knowledge of the functions of various parts of the brain so that the symptoms can be analyzed and the necessary tests taken and correctly interpreted. Surgery on the spinal cord Is hardly less complicated. Here, too, injuries, tumors and other disorders require difficult diagnostic methods before surgery is even considered. Only when it has been decided where in the spinal cord the trouble lies and its probable nature is it possible to plan the operation. There are delicate nerve connections here as well as In the brain and the surgeon has to have a steady hand. Brain surgery, heart surgery, ond lung surgery were each in their day considered almost Impossible fields for practical work. The triumphs which have already been accomplished In these fields shows that almost nothing li Im-' possible given the Intelligence, the will, the money, and the time. There will always be unsolved problemi In medicine but lurely the progress so far made compares favorably with that In any other field. IT YOU FOLKS happen to s«e an armored truck drive up with a guard around It during the next few days, you can be pretty sure it contains the first shipment of tomato plants coming in for distribution. — Omega (Qa.) Newi. THE ANOMALOUS (meaning cockeyed) position of many Republicans Is that they can't elect a President In 1956 unless they nominate a man with whom they diametrically differ on Yalta, on tariff reform and on other mat- teri. — Arkansas datelte. STRAWBERRIES and cre«m but once a year, They make me fat, but I don't. ketr.-Uunl iMUe.) Uader-Oell. hower administration would like to use Indirect controls, primarily. This means using taxes and credit controls to prevent inflation, rather than .direct price and wage controls which deal more with the effects, of Inflation. It Is fully recognized, however, that for all-out war and mobilization, Indirect controls will not do the job. The nation's tax bill is now over $90 billior a year. Add' Ing $50 billion a year to .this to finance a war and control inflation has Its limitations. The whole complex of price and wage controls, along with some new ones that haven't been thought of before will have to be used if there is another war. This being the case, the planning job that Mr. Phelps and his ODM staff are now working on involves improving the techniques of the last two wars and trying to avoid all the horrible mistakes of OPS and OPA. The climate for getting Congress to approve this program is now believed to be better. This is not an election year, so It won't be a political issue. The threat of, a new war in the Orient has mane more people realize that a complete stabilization plan has to bein the law books, ready for Instant use if needed. Waiting till the shooting starts ond then trying to Improvise, as In 1950, won't work. And any Idea that the Republican administration won't go for stand - by price and wage controls is wrong, says Mr. PHELPS. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Study This Hand For C/evtr Play By OSWALD JACOB1 Written for NEA Service North and South probably stretched a bit when they got to four hearts with today's hand. Part of the trouble was that they couldn't be sure of beating three spades, ao that the bid of four hearts was bid partly as a sacri- NOITH (D) 11 TK84J «J 105 4S54 WIST EAST AK107I 4J9IS1 V102 »>« «AKQI 41711 *KQ> *71 SOUTH «*4 *AJ1081 Both ildet vul. North Cast Jeuln W«rt Pats Pan IV .Double Redbl. 1* 1* 1* 4 V ,Pa» Past Past Opening- Uad— » K flee and partly as a "make." West opened the king of diamonds and continued the suit until South rufjed the thirU round. The average declarer would have gon« down quietly by drawing trumps and losing two club finesses, but the actual declarer was Ralph HlrschbcrfT, of Ne- York, one of Ihe country's great players. Ralph gave West credit for all of the missing high cards because of his double and jump raise In spades. The problem was to make the game in hearts even If West held both of the missing high club*. Alter brief thought.. Hlrschberg •aw the solution. He kM hi* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — On- Coverlng Hollywood: Shelley Winten' new outlook on life toundi like QreU Oarbo. Sayi the once- talkatlve Shelly: "I won't duacuu my private !Ue anymore. I won't anawer queeUona about romance. I'm tryint to Kolate my private 1U< from of professional life," Clark Oeble wai offered 1300,- oo JOT hla toclno eitate by a aubdlvlder day before he winged to Mexico for tlfht weeks of ihootlng on "The Tall Men." He'I thinking it ver—BUT h« deani need the money. Sheree North and Onon Bean art carrying they "How to Be Very Popular" romantica over into dinner datea. . . . Spike Jonea' latest box office click in Australia: 132,000 in three nights. That's better than the Laa Vegas jackpota. SILENT FILM COMEDIAN Fatty Arbuckle gets the biography treatment from his widow, Mint* Durfee, under the title, "My clown Cried." ... George Brent returns to Broadwoy In the fall, costarring with British actress Barbara Kelly in "Angels In Love,", a farce comedy. Latest quote from one of the owners of the New Frontier Hotel on Mario Lanza's (100,000 pass (out): "We're not unhappy. Look, we lot more publicity than II he HAD opened." About right, too. Fox expects to gross $50,000,000 overseas this year. If they don't there's always those oil wells on the back lot. The sixth one is being drilled... Sight of the month: Humphrey Bogart, in the robes of a. priest,, riding a burro for a scene in "The Left Hand of Ood." KATHLEEN HUGHES, the wife of producer of Stanley Rubin, is denying the stork rumors. She ought to know ... Bella Dani's option was lifted by Fox and she'll soon be heading back to movletown from Paris.. . . Marline Carol feels about director husband Christain ton spade and finessed dummy's queen. This "unnecessary" finesse seems to do no good, but it had a real point. Declarer continued with the ace of spades and a spade ruff in his own hand. This play cleaned out the spades from the dummy. Hlrschberg then drew trumps with the ace and King, after which he led a club from the dummy and finessed the jack to West's queen. At this stage there was nothing for West to do. If he returned a club, South would get a free finesse. If West returned a spade or a diamond, South could ruff while dummy discarded the losing club. In any case, the contract was quite safe. If declarer hadn't cleaned out the spades, however, West could have returned a spade safely, and then South would have been forced to lose another club sooner or later. Q—The bidding has been: North' East South Wert 1 Spade •> Pass 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass ? You, South, hold: »B3 VK52 4>63Z +A K J S 5 What do you do? A—Bid two no-trump. With 11 points in hiKh cards you should make i second response. Since you have a stopper in the linbid suit and balanced distribution, you rabid In no-trump. TODAY'S QUESTION The the same as in the question just answered. You. South, hold: AQ63 »63 4>K52 +A K J 6 5 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow thf my In«ri4 Bergmtt feeli about Rautlllnl. Won't d* * movie unices he', at the helm. ThU'a the reuon why ahe'a out of the cut of "Lord Vanity" and will make her tint Hollywood movie with Jacques u the director. • * * • Rory nalhoun bowed . out of "Away AU • Bo*U" and Oeorte Nader ttepped into the role. The part Jeft Chandler playt U the one that Rory wanted. • - • • If a been a long time line* Dorothy L»mour made a picture at Paramount, but the itudlo ittll feature* a Dorothy 14mour aalad on it* commlnary menu. . . . Kperan* la Wayne, John's battling ex, lost poundt - and - pound! during her siege at the French hospital In Mexico City. She underwent delicate surgery that required a ton* period of hospltallutton. . . . Ear- tha.Kitt is still carrying the torch for the young major studio producer she was linked,with last year. His family broke it up. INSIDERS DENY the Jatett Jerry Kwis-Dean Martin 'Teudin'. Fussin' and Fightin 1 " rumors. Jer- Ty hsit a battle with producer Hsl Walli!, but not with Dean, it's said. . . . Blng Crosby's "Going My Way" is coming your way again In a reissue. . . . Blonde Marion Carr, usually cast as a. sexy gun moll, will play Elroy (Crazylegs) Hlrsch's wife in his telefilm series for Hal Bartlett. The films wlU be dramatic sport stories, with Hlrsch playing himself. • • • Not In the Script: Alan Young says he has a niece who hasn't seen a movie in two years — she only goes to Drive-In theaten. • * • Reserved for Ever: At Giro's, a choice table is always held open In case some Important person comes in unexpectedly. Other night the bistro was Jammed with movie celebrities yet the special table stood in empty splendor In the center of the room, with the forbidding "He- served" sign on the cloth suggesting that some one was yet to arrive. I asked'the maitre d' why he was holding the vacant table. Directing Van Johnxm to a corner of the room, the maitre d' replied: "I'm holding It In c«e somebody of importance comes In." 75 Ytmrt Ago lit Hythtvillt More than 250 people from Blytheville, Osceola and surrounding territory attended a bam dance given by the Henry Lutes family in a barn on the Lutes farm on Friday night. The famous square dance of long ago was the most popular form of entertainment with three sets going most of the time. . Mrs. Rodney L. Banister was the only guest of Mrs. L 'E. Old when she entertained members of the Wednesday Club at her home yei- terday. George Benson, president of Harding College, Searcy, will deliver thec ommencement day address at Dell High School. Miss Mildred whistle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Whistle, Is valedictorian of the class. Second scholastic honors went to Miss Edith Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Jackson. Sponsor buttons will bloom like a field of cotton today as Blytheville citizens give financial aid of their support of the National Cotton Picking Contest, an/event that may do more to place the name of this city before the eyes of this nation than all other events In past history. If you'd get along with folks Do not tell them ancient Jolks. —Atlanta Journal. On the Farm li _vious Puzile ACBOM IFann implement S Farm tool I Implement used to turn over soil II Greek god at war 13 Entire 14 Ratio 15 Islands (Fr.) 5« Passage In the brain 87 Interpret S8 Elders (ab.) M Communists 11 Removed obnoxioua plant! 19 Expungin|i 10 Perspires profusely DOWN 1 Showered 2 Feminine appellation 3 Retainer 4 Worm 5 Hurry 16 Body of water 6 City In New 17 Iroquoian TfWk Indian 7 Puff up 18 Fiber knots t Priority 18 States(Fr.) (prenx) 21 Deity * Some farms 30 Promissory 22 Compasa point are——than note (ab.) 23 Renovate others 31 Symbol for 24 Mariner's 10 Indolent gold direction 25 African leaport }7 Made mistakes W Viper 91 Malt drink MPlayooworda M Shoehonean Indieai 34 Ante 17 Run «way to many 41 Peer Gym's mother 42 Penetrate 4« Legal point 47 Mineral spring 41 Farmers ute 34 Rodent genus 35 Soar 36 Rang 38 Embellished 39 Pried 40 Natural fatt 16 Back of neck 43 Approaches 28 Stagger 44 Singing voice 45 Redacts SI Pedal digit S3 Russian community 4» Seine M Incline J] Blackblui of cuckoo family U farm animal M Mountain (comb, form) Mr f f

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