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Blytheville, Arkansas
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UCI 1IGHT BT/TTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUKTER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1058 BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEW! CO. B. W. HAIKBS, PublMur BAKRY A. HAINEfl, AwlsUnt Publtohra A. A, FBEDRICKSON, Editor fATJL D. HUMAN, Advertising M»n»B« BoX N»tlon«l Advertising Representatives: WilUe* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU, Memphii. Entered •• second class matter at the poit- eftiot tt BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Con(rev, October ». 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any iuburban town where carrier service 15 maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months, by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Thon hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear a; «y breathing, at my cry. — Lamenltlons 3:56. • * * If you would have God hear you when you pray, you must hear Him when He speaks. — Tftomas Brooks. Barbs You can be glad the weather is never half as bad as the people who always complain about It. * * • An east coast man will pay Ms divorced wife's collere tuition as well as alimony. Her chance to live and learn. * * * In Georgia a man was given 30 days for steal- Ing a ham, and then fined $5 for arguing with the judge. He was a bit too porky. * » » Th« majority ot firls these days haven't the face to deny that they use make-up. * * * Some people constantly knock hot weather- others just sweat it out. Pitiful Condition of POW's Proof of Reds' Depravity If you would see cotnmunism at its most sickening level of degradation, read the stories of repatriated American and other UN soldiers who have streamed into free territory since the Korean truce. War correspondents describe some of these men as the most miserable cases to be returned since the prisoner exchange began in April. Tuberculosis Is rampant. One South Korean being borne on n stretcher to the Allied camp was found to be dead. GI's express concern over the fate of some buddies; they fear they may never get back. There are cases reported of men being held in jail on trumped- up charges of refusing to cooperate. In watching this dismal parade of ; broken men back to our own protection, we must remember that the Communists told us in April they had then sent back all the sick and wounded. That was the idea of "Operation Little Switch." But the evident truth is that many of the soldiers now returning are worse off than those released earlier. Even the "able-bodied" — a term we can use only loosely when speaking of captives of the Reds — are walking on toothpick legs and showing us gaunt faces with sunken eyes. It seems clear that it must be considered almost axiomatic a prisoner of the Reds will come out a sick man, if he does not die before. The low state of the Communist mind is revealed in the way the Reds tricked some GI's into participating 1 unknowingly in Communist films, while they were momentarily loaded down with razor blades, soap, and other symbolic signs of good prisoner treatment. Such unutterable frauds compound Red inhumanity a thousandfold. As if all this were not enough, the Communists have been working their cheap tricks with reverse English as their own men were freed from our captivity. Men who have lived like kings by comparison with Red-held captives have sought to mask this elemental fact by throwing away comfortable shoes and jackets, ripping off other clothing and even doing injury to themselves. This is supposed to indicate ill-treatment, and no doubt some "flagrant examples" will he dutifully filmed for Red propaganda purposes. There's one great flaw in this shallow technique. When the Red soldiers tear off their clothing . they disclose clean, healthy, well-fed bodies. Full cheeks and bulging biceps tell a better story than any they can manufacture by Insl-minute fakery. Are these men, these creaturei who vfiit Tlclous mlwrjr upon helplew prisoner* and then try to pretend w« havt done the crimei of which they »ri guilty T Let us be charitable and say they have bodies like men. Beyond that we have no reason to be sure. President's Fisherman, But No Carper From the moment he returned to American soil to contest more closely for the Republican nomination last year, Mr. Eisenhower has been under continuous pressure to indulge in personalities. He has been carped at because he refused to carp at others. He has been accused of lacking- resolve because he did not equate criticism of other men with accomplishment in office. But the President has steadfastly held out against all urging*. It is his belief that a man in his position should work constructively to bring others together in the performance of necessary national tasks, and not burn up his energy in combat with men who disagree with him. He seeks to avoid extremes and to weld together as a powerful force the great central mass of moderate men. He believes this is the best way to govern, and he believes this is the way the American people want him to govern. Certainly no President in recent times has given this notion a more earnest application. The long-range results will be fascinating to observe. Views of Others The President's Brother The move to send the President's brother, Dr. Milton Eisenhower, on a tour of South America was Indeed a wise one by the chief executive. For where at one time our tieup with the Latin American countries was one of our strongest points in foreign policy, today Ii Is one of the weakest. The truth has been that Latin America, seeing American aid go out In full measure to Asia and to Europe, has been somewhat resentful of this loss. They didn't mind the loss of revenue so much as they did the fact that they had been relatively Ignored in our negotiations ,for world peace and almost entirely left out of world planning. Whether we realize It or not, Latin America suffers conditions which are true breeding grounds lor Communism and here, too, is another area which needs America's help. They are perhaps worthier of It than many of the other nations we have poured billions into. . The Latin Americans have long been our friends. We have gone Into no war against them. They rival Canada as friendly neighbors and a constant ally in world ^roubles. They should not be neglected, ' * — Latirange (Ga.) Daily News. A Mixed Blessing We were under the impression that paddling children to enforce discipline had gone with other signs of parental authority in this modern age, but we must have been all wrong. The United States Patent Office has just granted a patent on a device to lessen the pain, which indicates paddling is not only making a comeback, but that it is virulent. The patent is on a paddle with a round blade sufficient to contact a substantial area but with a Jointed handle held together by strips of tape. If the swat is too powerful, the handle gives away. The tape keeps the head from flying off and hurting anyone. It just droops in dejection, when it has done its dire deed. — Sheran (Tex.) Democrat. Change A wholly changed attitude toward the dollar si held by Die Eisenhower administration compared wit hthe attitude toward it since 1933. Now the dollar is beginning to assume some importance in its own right, instead of merely serving as .a.tool to accomplish some purpose of the government. — Alma (Mich.) Record. SO THEY SAY He had them thinking they were on the right road to heaven. Bui they didn't know the devil had a mortgage on his soul. — Sheriff Bodlne, Paris, Mo., arrests itinerant Bible-toting check-forging preacher. » * * Senator Taft and I were friends. He and I did not agree on public policy, but he knew where I stood and I knew where he stood. — Ex-President Truman. * * * Humble in victory, without rancor m dftieat, he iTafti traveled far along life's road to great achievement, — Sen. John Brlcker (R., Ohio). * v * There is no Intention whatever of using American combat troops as labor troops in Korea. — White House denies O.I.'s to be used as laborers. * # * The only way to rnUc our living standard is U) increase the ornriucllvli.y of our work - President A. Zapatocfcy of Red-dominated Czechoslo- Nobody Wins This One 3 eter Edson's Washington Column — Big Switch; Demos Now Charge GOP with 'Give-Away Policies Peter Edson rats of giving WASHINGTON — CNEA)— With ongress headed homeward, a rst-round progress report is in rder on the political charge that, under Republican control, this would be a "give-away" administration. It involves a curious twist in .he use of catch irases. For the previous 20 yenrs. Republicans have been "cusing Demo- away everything, icluding the keys to the Treas- ry. No sooner had the Republi- ans come into power than the large was reversed. Only the leaning was changed to imply that the GOP would take public property and turn it over to private ownership.. Actually, both charges are political exaggerations. The foreign aid give-away programs started by the Democratic administrations have been materially cut down by Congress this year. Former President Truman recommended $7.9 billion foreign aid for the present fiscal year, President Eisenhower cut this down to $5.1 iflllion. Against his recommendation, Congress cut this still further to $4.5 billion. Then Congress intimated the whole enterprise must be ended within two years. President Eisenhower immediately ssked Congress for another $200 million for Korean rehabilitation, however. And the President's request for authority to give a\vny $100 million worth of surplus farm products for foreign relief was granted. What this amounts to, of course, Is an indirect subsidy giveaway to American agriculture, which will benefit through higher prices. On the home front, the so-called tidelands oil give-away was settled by something of a compromise. The states were given control of off-shore rights out to their historic boundaries. The federal j government retained continental | shelf rights. In the field of getting the government out of business, which has been considered in competition with private industry, the Eisenhower administration has done a great deal. Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks has completed sale of the U. S. Inland Waterways Corp. for S9 million. It was created back in the Coolldge administration. In 29 year*, It lost $7 million. The Reconstruction Finance Corporation has been ordered liquidated by June 30, 1954. Its capital stock of S1CO million will revert to the Treasury. RFC loans are now estimated at $700 million. How much of this sum is realized and returned to the Treasury remains to be seen. RFC has about $900 million in other assets. The big item Is 28 synthetic rubber plants. They were built during the war at a cost of $550 million. They have been depreciated somewhat, but their replacement cost today would be considerably higher. Douglas Fears Cartel Whether any give-away will be involved in their disposal depends on the deal worked out. Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois has taken the lead In insisting that the public interest be protected. He fears the ! possible creation of a rubber cartel through the sale of these plants to the present "Big Four and a Half" — Goodyear, Firestone, U.S. Rubber, Goodrich and General. They now control 90 per cent of the American rubber business, according to Federal Trade Commission studies . To carry on the small business and disaster loan programs of RFC and the Small Defense Plants Corp., Congress has just created a new Small Business Administration. It will have a capital of $10 million. First-year expenses are budgeted at $3 million. This contrasts with RFC's $13 million budget for last year, $9 million for this year. These operating expenses, however, are paid out of RFC profits. Other alleged "give-away" programs have not got off the ground. The biggest — private enterprise development of atomic-energy power — Is still under consideration by Congress with uncertain fate. The administration's hydroelectric power policy is still emerging from two different scraps—Niagara River in New York and Hell's Canyon of the Snake River, on the Oregon-Idaho line. Tennessee Valley Authority squeaked through this session of Congress. But in the background are ideas for selling TVA to private industry. Proposals to have the federal government dispose of its 457-mil- Hon-acre public land holdings, principally in the western states, are also stalled in Congress, involved here are not only questions of title but the extremely complicated business or grazing rights, mineral rights and timber rights on federally owned land. the Doctor Says Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for MEA Service Apparently a great many people are extremely unhappy because they have body odors which repel other people—or they think they do. Q—I have a terrible body odor and wonder what causes it and what I can do for it. Reader. A—The first thing to be sure odor or bromhidrosis Is real and about is that the unpleasant body noticed by others, and not in your imagination. The second step is to make sure that some looci like onion or garlic or some medicament Is not being secreted in the sweat glands and causing the body odor. Often these odors are increased by emotional stimulation and consequently they may tend to get somewhat better as a person gets older. Too frequently, nothing much can be done, althoiiKh occasionally a body odor arising from some local origin can be tvcnicd by X-rays or some other method. In situations of this type, of course, self-treatment is out of the question. Q—My father was In n serious automobile accident about 12 years before he became ill with Parkinson's disease. I «m wondering if possibly terrific shocks of this sort aren't an answer to the cause. J.W. A The long Interval bri\veen your father's Occident atifi vhr- development of Parkinson's disease suggests that if 'here \veio any connection it must have been rather remote. There haw been some studies of the possible purl which Injury might play in the development of paralysis asltans, and rerlninly some '•"•'••'•s "t Pnrkln- son's disease have followed iniury. but » dtiinlU reUtiottahip \, hard to prove. Q—Can. 8 cyst on a thyroid gland be dissolved without an operation? Mrs. H. A—No, it cannot, and a lar^e cyst, at least, is usually best removed by surgery. Ocassionally a cyst will disappear of itself, but this is not to be counted on. Q—Can a child of 10 have a thyroid deficiency? Mrs. F.C.M. A—Yes. As a matter of fact, a thyroid deficiency can be present at birth and gives rise to a condition known as cretinism. Q—Would you please comment on bleeding gums? A—There are snid to be three principal kinds, each of them including many individual possible causes such as: poor biting of the teeth, causing injury; poor dental hygiene; dietary deficiency: calculus, and systemic disease. The subject is a long and complicated one, with which dentists deal more often tham'physicians. JflDGTNCi by the large number of tkwl.v pointed or freshly polished jalopies on the used car lots, this year's lobacco crop is a hum- dlnier—Omega (Ga.'i News. I ' VfE CAN'T SEE much future for those pygmy watermelons. A person sinking his teeth into n slice of one is fipt to muss up his ears.—New Orleans Stales. MAYBE one reason the grass Is always giwiW In the other fellow's vafd—find ronsidriablv shorter—is ihit he hasn't returned their lawn mO««.—N»*hvill» •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Making Right Play Is Mark of Champ By OSWALD JACOBY Wrltlen fo> NBA Service Today's hand is the sort that an expert never misplays. He makes the right play automatically, even if he is half asleep at the time, whereas the average player may sometimes make the wrong play even if he is wide awake at the time. There is nothing magic about this difference. It's just a matter of having worked out the combination of cards once for all, after NORTH 13 + A 63 ¥8763 • K6S3 + 73 WEST EAST ill None A J 10 8 7 VAQ104 VKJ «J872 40109 + QJ1084 +9652 SOUTH (D) + KQ9542 ¥952 » A4 + AK North-Soulh vul. South West North East 1 + Pass 2 + Pass 4 + Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—+ Q which the -expert- can recognize the situation without ever having to think about It again. Maybe if we work it out now, any reader who Is uncertain about the correct play will be able to play this co-n- blnallon correctly for the rest of his life. West opens the queen of clubs i aealnst the sound conlrnc! of four I spadei. fcuth wins with the tag oi Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYSVOOD —(NBA) —Holly wood On TV: To film or not to film is still the hottest question in television, despite the fact tha four out of the nation's top 10 Dragnet and Our Miss Brooks — shows — Lucy, Groucho Marx are on celluloid. CBS' refusal to sign fllm-mindec Bed Skelton unless he agreed to a live show again reveals the anti' celluloid attitude of the networks The reason networks are fighting film is obvious. If a show is on film, there's no need for a net work. But despite the network plotting to scuttle film for TV, the long long strips of celluloid are gaining in public and TV station favor. A special survey by the Magazine Broadcasting-Telecasting re veals that: Nonnetwork film programs occupy one fourth of the total program time of interconnected sta lions and three fifths of the programming done by nonaffiliated stations. Most outspoken of the Hollywood telefilm producers about the network war against film is Michael Meshekoff, producer of "Dragnet." ray-As-You-See TV Set The new — and now definite — starting date for the first pay-as- you-see NEW movies on TV has been set for Nov. 1. Palm Springs is the experimental city for the Telemeter system. Although filming of more "Cisco Kid" stanzas depends on how soon medics tell Duncan Renaldo he can remove the steel brace on his neck, the star has left Hollywood for a series of rodeo appearances at $1000 per performance. Duncan, who broke his neck in a filming accident, won't be able to ride a horse but he will be permitted to do some roping and deliver lines in the Cisco manner in an act with Leo Carilio. Leo, who's still grief-stricken over the death clubs and naturally decides to draw trumps immediately in • order to safeguard his contract. If South, begins the trumps by leading the king or the queen, he is i dead duck. East will eventually get a trump trick, and South will surely also lose three heart tricks. South's reasoning should go something like this: "I can easily draw the trumps unless one opponent has all four of them. If West has all four in this case, he is sure to win a trump trick, and there is nothing that I can do about it. Let's see what I can do if East has all four of the trumps." After some thought, South sees that the correct plan is to begin the trumps by leading a low trump to dummy's ace. When West discards a club, the situation is quite clear. Dummy therefore returns a low trump, and East must play the ten (otherwise South would successfully finesse the nine of spades). South must now get back to dummy with the king of diamonds In order to lead another trump through East. A finesse is sure to succeed since East has the jack- eight of spades and South has the king-nine. After taking this finesse, South can draw the last trump and claim ten tricks. We can cover this situation with a general rule. If you are missing four trumps headed by the jack- ten, win the first trump trick in the hand that has a single high trump. This leaves you in position to take two finesses if ('• turns out that the appropriate f : .Jer has all four of the trv, i. If the trumps break normnl.j, no finesse is necessary; and if the wrong defender has all four trumps, you can do nothing about it. of his wife, refused to cancel the rodeo tour that means so much to Duncan at this time. After five years of TV emoting in New York, John Carradine's betting on Hollywood to win back ill lost audience. His theory: "Sponsors and other people who know noting about entertainment are running television. Their main job is selling products. How can they compete with movie makers who sell only entertainment?" John Derek had another eight months to go on his Columbia contract when he obtained his release from the stud-io. He figures that one movie will equal about 25 weeks of studio salary. Super-curved Kathleen Hughes, upped to stardom after her hip- flipping bit in "It Cnme From Outer. Space," is gulping over comparisons to Marilyn Moneoe and the late Jean Harlow. Kathleen just doesn't know "what they mean when they say I'm sexy." It seems just like yesterday, she says, "that I was under contract to Fox and thought of myself as a pure, sweet type. I was too dense to want to be like Marilyn Monroe. Me, I wanted to be like Jeanne Grain — wholesome and good." A 'WOMAN with a newly developed interest in government wrote to the editor of a big newspaper: "I want to get into politics. Do the taxpayer hax'e a party?" The editor answered her letter, writing: "Very seldom, lady, very seldom."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. POME In Which A Further Complaint Is Registered Concerning Th» Torrid Temperatures: If the weather gets much hotter. I will have to wear a blotter— Atlanta Journal. TWELVE MONTHS now until the next Democratic primary and at least six months before we can know whom we are going to bs mad at in 1954.—Oklahoma City oklaho- man. 75 Years Ago In B/yther///e— Mollie Guard is visiting relatives in Wood River, Mo. Mr. and Mrs- Sam Owens returned last night from Terre Haute, Ind., and Si. Louis. Mo., where they havs beer: vacationing for a week. Miss Allyce Nelson has been appointed local director of ihe Girl Scout organization of Little Rock and will leave tomorrow to assuma her duties. After negotiating for a truce just about a« long as they did in Korea, Joe Parks' and his wife gave up and agreed to continue their married life fighting. Girls and Girls Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Feminine appellation 5 First girl's name 8 FlowerllKe ,~d 12 Sea eagle 13 Sped DOWN 1 Plateau 2 Dry 3 Preposition 4 Forest creature 5 Expunge 6 Huge tub 7 Compass poin 14 Shield bearing 8 Stout cord 15 Location 9 British 16 Goddess of account infatuation money (pi.) 17 Bucket 10 Narrow 18 Beautifies aperture 20 Trials 11 Lampreys 21 Weird 19 Napoleonic 24 She made the marshal first flag of the^O Golf device \j. s. 22 Depended 28 Mrs. FDR 23 Ailments 33 Siouan Indian 2 ' ] Water vessel 34 Measure of 25 Engrave cloth 35 Fiddling Roman 36 Official acts 37 Fairy fort 38 Bows slightly 39 Girl's name 41 Cotton fabrics 42 Cuplike spoon 4-i Fine line of a letter 48 Indolent 53 Sorrowful exclamation 54 Mariner 5li Above 57 Rave 58 Even (poet.) 59 Burmese wood sprites 60 Genus of freshwater ducks 61 Indonesian of Mindanao 26 Carry (coll.) 44 Feminine 27 Gunlock catch name ~29 She's a British45 Ardor princess 30 Gaseous element 31 Church list 32 Antarctic sea 34 She was Lohengrin's bride 40 Fairy 41 Permit 43 Doone 46 Genus of amphibians 4V Devotees 49 Electrified particles 50 Ellipsoidal 51 Bristle n2 Formerly 54 Beverage 55 Eagle (comb, j form) 62 Thin piece of i wood 10 II "ft 50 M

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