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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 10, 1953
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FACE FOUH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAT, ATTOiraT 10, MM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher . A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* N»tlon»l Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltroer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Entered ai second class matter it the post- office at BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlythevlUe or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25s per week. ,. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 pel year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Others said, This Is the Christ. But some *>ld, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? — John 7:41. * * * Christ was either the grandest, guiltiest of Imposters, by a marvelous and most subtle refinement of wickedness, or He was God manifest in the flesh. — Herrick Johnson. Barbs A college professor says we are smartest at M. Does that mean he tttinks all women are dumb? » • « There's a definite Indication of age when » man always wants to get home oh time, * * * The American home Is safe as long as there •re more irons on the ironing board than there are In the fire. * * * If we all haTe our choice of garden tips, we'll take asparagus. * + * Get prices down to where we think they should be, and we can chew each mouthful to aid indigestion Instead of to get our money's worth. Trial by Ordeal Faces GOP In Filling Taft's Place In all the accounts of Senator Taft's last days, one small item passed largely unnoticed. It stated that during his stay In the hospital, the senator had had two long conversations with Gov. Thomas E. Dewoy of New York, Until Dewey chooses, if he ever does, to tell what was discussed in those meet- Ings, one can only speculate, naturally. But it is very possible that they had to dn with the future political management of the Republican Part}'. In the strictest sense, Dewey was no friend of Taft's. The two mnn were a(P versaries in the GOP presidential campaigns v of 1040 and 1948, and 'Dewey seemed to maguifp this political enmity by throwing himself heavily onto President Eisenhower's side against Tafl: in 1952. In its last frantic hours, the Taft drive for the nomination sounded more anti-Dowey than anti-Eisenhower. Yet, as everyone has seen again and again, Taft was an eminently practical man. And he was a man supremely devoted to advancing the cause of the Republican Party. He knew he was going to die, and he must have realized that his pssing would leave the party painfully short on experienced political leadership. Dewey is totally unlike Taft in temperament, outlook and cast of mind. But, aside from Taft himself, he is unquestionably the most practiced politician in the party. He brings power and authority and an inevitable stature to whatever he does in its ranks. Tie got himself two presidential nominations, played a key role in Mr. Eisenhower's, and won the governorship of the country's most populous state three times. He is no amateur. Taft may have turned to Dewey as the one man with the know-how to guide the party through difficult times ahead. How Dewey could make his undeniable political gifts felt in this dilemma is not clear. It's highly unlikely that he could work himself into the Senate picture, since no New York seat is in contest until 1956. Possibly the most practical avenue for him would be a key cabinet appointment. In such a post, Dewey could serve as a top political adviser to the President, who does not himself have the needed experience, nor any present highly qualified helper. He has relied upon Taft, who not only had the knowledge, but stood in the middle holding together the sharply divided factions in the GOP. Dewey would not have an easy time, if it came- to that. Hii second defeat made him highly unpopular among many Republican politicians. Their bitterness may not have lessened. But the fact is, Dewey once was acceptable to hoth wings of his parly, and he might he again. His record as governor is proof he knows how to deal with a legislature; he gets things done. No one can he sure at this juncture whether such thoughts are seriously in the mind of any top Republican, even Dewey or the President. This much is certain: The Republicans have no one on Capitol Hill with the authority and stature they need to keep party peace and get positive action of the sort that will -stand them in good stead at the polls. Their leadership prospects are not bright, unless by some ordeal of fire the President can transform himself into a seasoned political master within the next six months. Hoover to Serve Again Former President Herbert Hoover, who will soon bo 7!), quite remarkably has agreed to serve his country once more. At President Eisenhower's request, he has accepted the chairmanship of a new and perhaps more powerful commission to study the organization and operation of the federal government. Mr. Hoover was eminently successful as the head of an earlier commission in 1947 which proposed sweeping reorganization. Many of the suggested changes have now been carried out. The new group will examine the effectiveness of these changes, propose further ones, and otherwise treat freshly of this never-ending problem. Unquestionably Mr. Hoover will perform this additional service with his accustomed thoroughness. Views of Others Let Us Do It Elgin, Illinois, Is raising the deuce because Private WillRrd F. Schuldt, a stnr high school athlete there, was killed at the Korean battle- fron just six months after he \yas Inducted Into the army. The young rmtn's personal popularity, plus the hideous rush with which ho was sent to the front after a supposedly mature training In all the tricks and deviltries of battle, have aroused the people. Veterans are saying that the young fellow never "mid Unit enough time to bo trained carefully nnd cngeily and had only come to understand the working of the weapons with which lie wtis supplied. They besir testimony thnt it H takes months of training; in the field under competent officer before a niiui Is tit to cave for himself In front line duty. This sending of raw troops into action is murder but of course It cannot be helped. Someone must clo the fighting. San Diego is having a lot of trouble with nil the Mexican young fellows who come into this country to grab off'a bunch of easy money. Eisenhower Is trying to get more refugees Into America who wouldn't think ol fighting In Korea. They expect us to do the the fighting and save America for them. Over in Italy young men are swallowing the spaghetti we manufacture for them but they haven't any time to do nny fighting for the United Nations. France will not force a soldier to leave the country. Don't be silly, they say. That Is Amor- lea's business. The world is full of young men looking for jobs and anxiously toward this to get them but in the list of positions (bey are willing to fill, thorn will not be found nny mention of wearing n uniform in Korea or elsewhere that the guns may be spitting. And, of course, we asked lor it. The United Nations Is our conception or at least the conception of rulers of America in bygone days. We must not let the Japs clo any fighting either. Besides we said It would be naughty to ever let a Jap have anything more than some small arms. Let the heavens look down with forgivncss upon a great people tangled up in the United Nations in .which (here is actually no means of uniting anything and no method of requiring our alleged allies to even do one-tenth of their fair share of the work! —Green Bay Press-Gazette SO THEY SAY Peace has come to Korea. Long live pence. Let's get together and have a party. — Communist loudspeaker blares across no man's land. + + * A tree keeps right on growing whether there Is a strike or not. — Ralph Bunge, California pcacn farmer says struck growers face financial ruin. # * # You have truly made me feel . . . thnt we Hv« In the same house. — Milton Elsenhower tells Brazilians. 3 * * * I don't give a hoot If you're Democrats or Republicans. We must all work together. — President Elsenhower tells Governors' Conference. # * * We understand your resignation (from the Supreme. Count is in President Eisenhower's hands. Then why don't you ask President Eisenhower. — Justice Frankfurter duels with newsmen. + # * We'll probably never know how many prisoners they (the Reds! hold. — General Taylor, Eighth Army Conunandv In Still Holding the Bog Peter Edson's Washington Column — Reform of Committees Is Key To Congressional 'Clean-Up' Poler Edson WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Kc- form of congressional committee functioning is a first order of business in any plans for congressional reorganl- zatlon. The reason is that com- mtttea structure is the bottleneck through which all congressional activities must flow. i In 1946 all con- i grcssional committees had 356 clerks and a total payroll of less .han a million dollars. Today the House committees have 18B clerks and a payroll of $2 million. The Senate committees have 471 clerks and a payroll o fover $3 million. In addition, Senate committee cx- icnses nre $1.7 million, and for the House, 1.7 million. In spite of the growth of confessional machinery since the end of tho war. Congress doesn't seem 'et any more work done. In the current .session, for instance, 10,000 new measures have been in- .rndurcd, but only 150 public and 100 private bills have been enacted into law to date. The La-FolleUe-Monro7iey Legislative Reorganization Act of 1940 •educed the number of Senate com- nittccs from 33 to 19. In the House .he number was cut from 48 to 19. This was done to promote greater efficiency ami split up the work on mportant committees. Revolts Agahist Committee Setup There have been several revolts tgainst the present committee set- I up in Congress this year. Nearly all of them center around the great power given to committee chair- men by custom and the seniority system. They indicate some need to break with outworn traditions. Most notorious was Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Reed's refusal to bring out an excess profits tax extension bill wanted by President Eisenhower. Chairman Reed was forced to knuckle under only after the House Rules Committee decided to bypass the Reed committee and bring out the bill in spite of its being bottled up. Two other cases Involve government operations committees. In the House, Chairman Clare Hoffma of Michigan told his four subcommittees to stop Initiating Investigations on their own. He wanted this power reserved to himself. In the Senate, Chairman Joe McCarthy's fight over hiring Dr. J. B. Matthews us chief of the committee staff led to a split. Dr. Matthews was forced to resign, but only after the Republican majority ot the committee hud voted to give Clminrftin McCarthy full power to fire and hire the staff. This led to the resignation of the three Democratic members, Senators McClellan, Symington and Jackson. It presages ti fight over future committee control. The great congressional reform that now holds the center of interest is how to treat witnesses appearing before committees. . Sen. Pat McCarran of Nevada has proposed getting around refusal of witnesses to testify, after citing the Fifth Amendment, by giving congressional committees, after a two-thirds majority vote, the right to grant immunity from prosecution to any witness who gives a committee information it is seeking. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The sktn Is a tough part of the anatomy, but nil of us have trouble with It at one time or another. Some people, like the writer of today's first letter, however, have a real problem. q_My skin is extremely allergic to all metals, causing itchy pimples and watery rriisnoin.u. What is the cause? I have been told that my system Is too alkaline. Is it true that such systems nre Inclined towards cancer? I have had this for the last 15 years and wonder wlmt cnn be done to correct it.—Mrs. H. M. A—There is no reason to believe that nn "alkaline" system, whatever thnt is, has anything to do with your allergy to metals. There is also no reason to feel that your allergy to metals inclines you toward the development of cancer. The only procedure which would be likely to help in such an unusual and severe case is to keep your skin out of contact with metals. If It should be necessary to handle metals, which cause your skin trouble, you might be able to avoid difficulty by wearing rubber or plastic 'gloves at the time. Q—My sister's little hoy, age four, has a rupture. She has tried nutting a truss on him, but it Is aggravating and seems to do more harm than good. Is he likely to outgrow the rupture or Is surgery necessary?—Mrs. M. F. A—I should think that wearing a truss by a small hoy would be exceedingly difficult and would Interfere with his activity and perhaps nffect him psychologically. The results of adequately performed surgery for a rupiurc of this sort are so good that In nil probability nn operation would i !c but, wbjMlt of oettTM, to tin opin- ion of the consulting surgeon. Q—I am expecting a baby soon. I have a little girl six years old, nnd how am I to tell her where the baby comes from and nil the details that children ask? I know one should always tell a child the truth, but I am at a loss so far as this is concerned.—Mrs. L. A—Answer your little girl's questions in simple terms which she can understand, but clo not try to explain anything which she docs not ask, or which she cannot understand. She will be satisfied with very simple replies, nnd certainly at the age of six it is not necessary to go into complicated details of nnatomy or physiology. Q_I am n girl in my teens and have a weak ankle. I turn it nnd fall n lot. Would it do any good to see a foot specialist?—Miss V. A—It would be advisable to see your physician who could be sure that you wear the right kind of shoes for a while and perhaps might want to put on nn elastic bandage or some other support to prevent your turning your ankle so often. This should allow it,, to strengthen, which it probably will not do If you keep on turning it often. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Vou Can Fool Foes, Bui Not (lie Book By OSlVAI.n .IACOHV Written tor NEA Service There Is a creiU difference he- tw**a a bndgt huid u it Li j Congress had a law of this kind back in the 1890's. It was quickly turned into an escape route for many law violators and so ,lt was repealed. Today there Is strong opposition to the McCarran proposal, even though over 100 witnesses this year have given the stock answer: "J refuse toj testify \on the grounds it might incriminate me." The other head of this congressional investigation reform takes the view that congressional committees already have too much power and commit too many abuses of civil rights. Various codes of fair conduct have been drawn up by such congressional leaders as Representatives Keating and Javits of New York, Rep. Martin Dies of Texas, Senators Douglas of Illinois, Kefauver of Tennessee, Morse of Oregon and Lehman of New York The Bar Association of the District of Columbia has also drawn up an elaborate code for the conduct of congressional investigations. Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney of Oklahoma, coauthor of the 1946 Legislative Reorganization Act, has proposed an even more drastic remedy for congressional investigations that get out of hand. Senator Monroney would amend the Senate rules so that, by a simple majority vote on the Jloor of the Senate, any committee could be discharged from pursuing any investigation. This would give the full Seriate power to stop any Investigations that got off the track and out of control. All thse proposals Indicate that the committee structure of Congress needs overhauling. Achievement of something along this line is probably the number one reform facing Congress today. played in the books and the same hand as it may be played at the table by human beings. One difference is that you can't fool the books but you can fool human be- WEST A 109.84 » 85 4KQJ7 NORTH 10 *J73 VK10943 • 96 J.K93 EAST AQ62 »7 » A 10542 4Q532 SOUTH (D) A A K 5 V AQJ62 #A107 ' North-South vul. South IVest North East 1 y Pass 2V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K ings. The point Is illustrated by today's hand, taken from last year's national championships. South reacnea tne perfectly logical contract of four hearts, and West made the perfectly logical opening lead of the king of diamonds. The piny proceeded for a while just as it would in the books. The defenders took two diamond tricks, and West then led the ten of spades. South correctly decided that West would not make so dangerous a lead if he had the queen of spades, and he therefore played a low spade from the dummy and won with the king in his own hand. At this point, the hand is over He drew trumps in two rounds, cashed the ace of spades, and gave up the lead to East's queen of spades. mond return would allow declarer from^fhe book point of view. East must return a club (since a dia- lo ruff in on? hr-nd and dir;™-ird a club from Ui« other;, «nd South Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: June Allyson's not (he type to take to the psychoanalyst's couch, but she's confessing to a Cinerama-sized inferiority complex that wasn't cured until she left the MOM studio. "It's a little unbelievable," she told me on the set of "The Glenn Miller Story" at ,U-I, "but I thought I wasn't a very good actress or MGM Would have given me better pictures. "I even got to the point where I refused musicals. The last one was 'Good News.' After that I decided I couldn't sing very well. It was a mistake, I now realize, to refuse to do musicals but I got progressively unhappier." Even her last MOM film, "Remains to Be Seen," makes June wince now that offers for plum roles and checks in six figures are being waved at her. "I hated that picture," she said. "I've never been more miserable than when I made it. I'm not the kind of person to go running around in black lace nightgowns. But when I complained, the studio sair! they wanted to show a new June Allyson. I said, 'What's wrong with the old one?" "They couldn't tell me—and that's why I left MGM." Frank Sinatra has shelved plans to buy into a Las Vegas glitter castle and live off the profits from dice and roulette. The income tax boys, I hear tell, had Frankie yelling "uncle" when they started to check into the source of the wad that Frankie Was reported to have raised as an investment stake. O'Connor Gains Donald O'Connor's medics are smiling. The lad's added 17 pounds. . . . Anne Baxter's denying reports of a romance with Paul Gregory, for whom she'll tour in the fall in arty freeze: Corinne Calvet's the play "John Brown's Body." . . . snubbing of Lita Baron. Corinne once dated Lita's hubby, Rory Calhoun. Hollywood's overlooked It in recent years, but now a movie is putting comedy back where it belongs — played against dignity. Bob Hope has the only comedy lines in his new howler. "Mr. Casanova," and Director Norman Z. McLeod'a beaming: "It's a return to the told movie success formula. I've sen some awful comedies in the last few years. They weren't funny because even the villains had comedy lines." It's going to b» a big "No." "Our voices," «ayi,Vio, "ar» too well established with the public lor a trick like that. It wouldn't Work and I wouldn't care to do It." About his broken romance with Joan Benny and rumors that Jack and Mary had broken up the engagement, Vic confided: "None of it's true. Joan and I went our separate ways, but something could still happen with us. Mary and Jack were wonderful to me." Sh . . . It's A Secret It's all supposed, to be a deep secret, but U-I is planning to put Ava Gardner's poet laureate, bullfighter Mario Cabre, under contract. . . If Vivien Leigh's health holds up. she'll co-star with hubby Sir Laurence Olivier in a film version of "Anthony and Cleopatra." . . . Doctors have pronounced Mrs. Bobby Van (Diane Garrett) in tip- Lop shape following surgery. . . marr's offer to co-star with her in Gregory Peck declined Hedy La"Queen Esther and the King of Egypt." Harry Essex is dickering for the film rights to "Prince Bart," the novel so many people decided was based on John Garifeld's inovia career. . . There's a movie producer who wears wrinkled clothes and tennis sneakers in the Broadway-bound musical, "Las Vegas." Or there was until H. H. reads 'this. Stephen Longstreet is planning a film version of his own best seller, "The Beach House," inspired by David 0. Selznick and Jennifer Jones. Admits the author: "Of course, the book was about David and Jennifer. It was essentially the story of the tragedy of • talented man who defeated himself and believed his own publicity. Selznick loved the novel, though I told it as fiction. MGM tried to rewrite it for a movie, but I decided they'd take the kick out of it. So I'll produce It myself when the time is ripe." Anybody at MGM with ideas that Vic Damone can be talked into opening his mouth and letting the voice of Mario Lanza come ringing out in "The Student Prince" should check with Vic. merely plays for the club honors to be split. For example, suppose East returns the deuce of clubs. South plays low, and West must play the Jack to force out dummy's king. Dummy now returns a club, and South finesses the ten. South thus makes his contract, and the book is happy. When this hand Is played by live human beings, an expert East would see this situation and would return the queen of clubs instead of a low club. This gives South something to think about. Should South still play the club honors to be split (in other words, take the a,ce of clubs and finesse through West for the jack of clubs), or should South assume that East has led from a club holding headed by the queen and jack? The point is that South has to guess, and there is quite a possibility that he \viii guess wrong. When the hand was actually played, South decided to play East for the queen-jack of clubs, and therefore won the club return with dummy's king. When the finesse of the ten of clubs lost, South was set. AN EDITOR comments on how terrible it must have been for the girl clerk who was locked in » bank vault for eight hours, with all that, money and not a hat shop within reach. But how much worse if she'd been in there with a ne» hat and no mirror.—Detroit Newi. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Miss Elizabeth Ann Wilson and Miss Elizabeth Borum entertained with a formal dance party at the Woman's Club last night in honor of the many out of town guests visiting here. Miss Eunice Brogdon and Mt?s Elizabeth BIythe.will leave tonight for Cleveland, Ohio, and Renova, Penn.. where they will visit for two weeks. Mrs. F. b. Underwood and Mri. H. H. Houchins left today for a tour of North Carolina and South Carolina. They will ba away about three weeks. Judge Boles had to straighten out a discussion at the barbershop by explaining that Congress had really been in session end that something had been going on since January besides Senator McCarthy's investigations. Food For Thought Answer to Previous Puzil* ACROSS 1 Meat dish 5 Jugged 9 Bread spread 12 Food fish 13 Soon 14 Stir 15 Unsigned 17 Nothing 18 Attack 19 Join again 4 Ebbs 5 Cured pork 6 Eskimo jacket 7 Rake 8 Follow 9 Female caretaker 10 Mine entrance 11 Burrowing mammal 16 Chemical powder 28 Splendor 46 Sugar source,' , 30Employer 4?Leaveout 21 Greek porch 20 Backs of necks31 Number (pi.) 48 Ten (prefix; 26 Featherlike, as a leaf 23 What we do toja Hops' kilns food 24 Vegetable 24 Vehicle 25 Bewildered 27 Garden tool 29 Russian river 32 Isis' husband 34 Dairy food 36 Iterate 37 Abate 38 Fasten 39 Asterisk 41 Elders (ab.) 42 Bite 44 Famous English school' 46 Grant 49 Comforts 53 Wine cup 54 Forgiveness 56 Insect egg 57 Frosted a cake 51! British princess 59 French summer 60 Boys 61 Misplace DOW!* 1 Pierce 2 Melody 3S-:h's son (Bib.) 33 Memento 35 Demigods 40 Seethed 43 Danger 45 Of the nose 50 Chinese (prefix) 51 Eternities 52 Snicker » 55 Psyche parts 12 IS IB 21 31 tt> i» * 5) !* 5? 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