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Wednesday, July 16, 1952
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PAGE SIX THE BLVTI1EV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDniCKSON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager RT.TTHF.VTT.I.K (ARK.) CCURIKR NEWS Sole National Advertising RepresentatM-ej: Wallace Witmcr Co., Ne» York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as' second class matter at I he post- office nt BIylheville, .Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevill* or anj suburban town where carrier service li maintained, 25c per week By mnil. iviliiln a radii!' nl 50 milM, 15.00 per year. S2.50 for six months *1.25 for three months; by aiall outside frt! tnllc zone $12.50 per year payable in advance Meditations A fool ulfrrclh nil >iK mind; b»( a xise man ketpetli il In (ill nftcnvimls.—1'ruv. 19:11. • * * V/c seldom repent talking too liUle, but very often calking too inucii.—La. Biuyere. Barbs A divorce Ls what comes when one or Use two concerned is nol tired ol somebody else. * * * Everything thai siijfgi-sJs a circus is fina~«x- «|il Ilie mosquitoes Dial go hareback riding. Hundreds ol babies are being entered in hi-Huty contests—mainly I hey are loo young to object. * * • M you WHiil thai lira It Ky look, men, work • round the yard..11 keeps you from being a yard around. * * * This is the season when the Jiick of a)J traties goc.s itiio the same thing—vncaltcm, Unfairness of Conventions; Sofid South Still Solid? — Televising of [he Republican National Convention undoubtedly hits lefl it3 mark on the sonic lifl.000,000 Americans wlso would otherwise never hiul a chance lo learn so easily just how n convention works. H seems as if TV brought'two questions to the minds of voters in this area: 1.) Is'nt there ji bettor way of selecting a candidate for president? 2.) Can a person vole in the Democratic primary of July 20 and still vote for Ike in November? AlHiiy of course know the answer to both questions is yes. Universal presidential primaries would place the choice of candidates for both parties with the people. And until such primaries are a paii of our regular election law, the John Kines anil tiarl Warrens can keep tlie nation on aching tiptoes when they arrive at the convention with 70 untom- initlcd delegates in their pockets. Tiring debates on seating of delegates and selection of convention officials would automatically he ended should delegates lie sent with specific instructions from the voters. Main job of Hie convention would be drafting a platform and announcing » vice-presidential nominee. As NEA writer Peter Kdstui said in a recent Courier News story, we're selecting candidates by a horse-and-biigjjy method in an atomic PI-SI. It's remarkable that we could be so backward in such an important area of our democratic election processes. The second question mentioned above leaves little room for comment, but the fact that it is being asked in these parts has its significance. Street corner comment indicates lluit main- Southern Democrats are ready to leave the fold. They might go along with Senator Russell, but feel he really doesn't have a cham-e in Chicago next week and it goe.< without saying that General J-.isenhuwei- represents the most widely popular candidate since Franklin Roosevelt. Voting-time down South is going to be an inU'resting one. Korean Truce Talks Prove Fighting Menace of Global In all (he Imllaualloo that attended the'Republican Convention, some other news got pushed back in the papers. You may have missed fh e story, for example, lhat told of the first anniversary the beginning of Die truce talks in Korea. It was July 10. lfl,-jl, that an Anny belicopter bounced to a stop on a dusty field in Kacsong. The UN truce team got out «nd began the deliberations that have been, in turn, hopeful, annoying, maddening and, nowadays, downright /I'uslratinjr. Statistically, there has been quite R record amassed during the talks at Kae- song and I'anmmjjom. The j'njjorls lhal have been taken form a st'ack that sl.-uids seven feet high. All in sill, UN and Communist negotiators have conversed for a total of almost 800 hours. Which is a Jot of sound and miii-y to signify nothing, or almost This situation is difficult to fathom. There are many who believe the Ked.s are deliberately .stalling, ( 0 permit a buildup of their forces. But how long d'jcs it take to accomplish that? Their feared spring offensive never materialized. Their feared summer offensive has not, as yet, shown itself. They've had ample time to strengthen themselves for a major assault. So, perhaps, the Keds motives in holding up a decent truce are deeper than just stalling tactics for military reasons. There is much to the theory llial their motivex, indeed, go far beyond another offensive. What have the Reds got to gain from another big push? Our generals have time and again insisted that we can beat back any Communist attack. And the Reds, in small assaults, have discovered the truth of those claims. So the Communists have nothing to gain, except bloodshed, in further offensives. What have the Reds got to gain from a complete truce, n cessation of hostilities? They've been forced back lo thu 38th Parallel, back to where they started. They've been beaten. The UN had succeeded in its aim of driving them out of South Korea. A complete truce at the present lime would, in reality, be a defeat for communism. Their only alternative is this present stalemate. With the status as it is ivnv, they can rightly claim the war is still going on. They can make propaganda .speeches about victory still to come. The stalemate is their only chance to salvage something from their evil adventure. As long as it exists, they are still in business in Korea. As soon as truce comes, or they attack again and are beaten decisively, they expose themselves us losers. So they are, presumably, prolonging the discussions for the precise purpose of prolonging the discussions. It is up to HIE UN negotiating team to try to reach a truce. From our standpoint, that is much preferable to beating the Hods on Ure/JballlefieM. Both will mean victory, but , one will also mean more bloodshed. Thai's why our negotiators endure the endless insults and propaganda of their opposite numbers on the Comtnu- • nisi team. And that's why, as these tedious talks turn to their second year, we must not underestimate their importance. Like our negotiators, we must have patience. Views of Others Political Glossary With -cftort.-, being made to inlercsl moie people in politics perhaps the definitions below may prove helpful to newcomers to the field: Liberal: A politician who wants lo give tlie taxpayers' money lo everybody. Conservative: A politician who wants to keep 11 all tor himself. Platform: Used to stand on when making campaign speeches but ol no Importance allcr election. Diplomat: Politician's brolher-in-law. Dark Useful If the machine bleaks down Principles: Nol as important as Interests. C'nall. There s n u such thing. —Wall Street Journal. SO THEY SAY She (Mrs. Eleanor Eniilei will play when hell over. - Hatrisburg. p a .. Senators manager Duck ElchLson when he »as told Mrs. Eu?le had signed a contiact to play n ,,,i or i caslie t,a.« e - bftli \\ith his team. * * • A man probably cannot be a anil i)ialiii.-.ln an sttiturfe of oper.ess of mind thai is consistent willi scholarship or teaching. - unl- leraitj' professor Robert Redfield. Most of the great lovers of h^loij probably wuiild face prosecution t!,e>c days for Having M-x relations out of nedlock, - Author Allied C. We lEiuopean.'i cannot forget America's Marshall Plan help. But we don't want lo Be a satellite of Ameiica. - Dr Kurt Schmnakei'. leader of Germany's Socialist P.uty. • • • » We are not goim; lo Pannumjom to baiter cattle for swine. — Chief mice negotiator MaJ.-Cien. William K. Harrison. Aw, C'Mon, Chum, You_Aren't Trying! WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1952 Poter Ed son's Washington Column — Getting Nomination is $2 Million Deal; Conventions Are Expensive CHICAGO NEA) — Ike Elscu lower, by virtue of having been Jicked as Republican nominee at he Chicago stockyards amphithea- er. becomes a Iwo-millioii-dollai' baby, on the hoof. That is (he min- mum cstimale placed on the cx- lenses of nil candidales and Ihe xepublican National Comrniilee in he 1952 presidential contest to date. While this expenditure, soon to be equalled or surpassed by the Democrats, i s something of a national scandal, there never will ue any accurate figures released. The reason is dial the Hutch act and the corrupt practices net place no lim- Peler Edft*n ' L on ^ le amount of money that nay he spent by any candidate federal office in primary elections. Since they're not required to do o by law. treasurers for the several presidential candidates are re- uctant lo «ive out hou- much they uive collected and spout. Only con- gre.ssional investigation could pry out the figures, if authorized to do iO. Ike's Till Snrkcil for SI Million Howard Peterson of Philadelphia, vho has been in charge of rnonev 'riisin^ for Eisenhower, estimates hat the general's primary cain- >aiKn will cost close to a'million lollars. This is before all the bills ire iu. Peterson points out lhal radio inie for the general's major speeches cost J2000 a minute. Thir- minutcs. S60.000. Eisenhower leadquarters spent S15.0CO on Chicago newspaper ads every day hey ran during Ihe convention, -es.ser expenses run down lo $.00 a day for a iteani calliope. Hut thev all added up. 70-Uoom Headquarters Eisenhower and Taft headquarters each had from 70 to 100 hotel rooms in Chicago. lu addition, each candidate had a big ball room which served a.s club headquarters 'or delegates and kibitzers. Ike's managers also rented (he Black- slone theater and entenainers for two free shows a day during convention v/cek. Though some of the volunteer workers paid Iheir own hotel bills, as Individual campaign conlribu- lions. the total cost was several thousand dollars a day, not counting the cost of favors. Managers Ended in Kcd Ben T'nte. fund raiser for Senator Taft in many of his campaigns, puts a more conservative estimate on his expenses. As u minimum, Talc says Taft's expenses will run SO per cent more than in 1943. Taft's unsuccessful campaign for tlie presidency cost about 5200,000 that year, of which $10,000 was spent at Philadelphia. Gov. Earl Warren, ex-C3ov. Harold Stassen and the various backers of General MacAlthur spent considerably lesser amounts. Democratic National Committee got a ?2SO,000 contribution from Chicago to cover convention expenses. Bui it isn't expected lo cover. All Republican political managers in Chicago, in fact, admit that they ended the convention in the red. I.itllc-Knntrn Facts Abdul Mac Gen. Douglas MacArthtir's appearance in Chicago gave several surprising revelations as lo his health. Every time the general took a drink of water, he slid the glass from the right side of Ihe rostrum to Ihc left with his right hand, then raised the glass with his led. The general also turned Ihe pages of his manuscript with his left hand. By Ihis he did not reveal a nervous tremble in his right hand. The general did not wear glasses to read the big type of his manuscript, but his eyesight is known to be impaired. Senator Conceive* 'Fair nay* Fight Sen. Prank Carlson of Kansas is now given credit /or conceiving the idea for General Eisenhower's "fair play" campaign to win him contested southern slate delega- lions nt the GOP convention. Senator Carlson has been one of General Eisenhower's campaign co-chairmen right from the start. He made little noise and attracted liltle attention to himself during the primary campaign. But at Denver he saw the political advantage of hammering away at this fair play campaign. Ike's other backers picked it up and made the most of it. Battle of Sound Trucks The psychological battle of the sound trucks in Chicago went on all the time. The Eisenhower people were accused of stealing Taft slogans and songs. Ike's press agents even wrote their own words to Ihe tune that was Taft's campaign song in 1918, "fm Looking Over a Pour Leaf Clover." They made it, "I'm Looking Over Dwight Eisen-hower." Taft forces had a yell, "Taft for " 1 . e ',, Taft for ycu - Taf . t wm win in '52." An Ike gag writer imtnedi- alely changed il to "Ike for me. Ike for you. Taft can't win in '52." Loud speakers blared it everywhere. Tail's Slunts Backfired The Taft loudspeaker propaganda got pretty rough just before Ihe big voting began. It was no secret lhat Senalor Tnft :ind little use for Gov. Thomas E. Dewcy of New York. Bui this enme out nasty when a See KDSOX on page W llx Doclor Says — Kim IN p. JOllDAN'. .M. I). Wrillcn for NKA Service Some time ago Ihis column pub- ishe.d a brief discussion ol snoring ind suggested that readers v.ho had >ny suggestions might write in heir experiences. Several did. O. L>. M. writes. "Tape across mv mo>uh from .idi to side and exti'iuiin,' an inch >r two beyond eacli corner keeps my nouth closed alt night, and. I am old. has changed tlie loudest snor- er in this part of the roumry into a reasonably quiet sleeper." C. H. S. rclers to a methid for correcting Ihis licmble bv having Hie patient close his nio'.ilh before going to bed and pasting a piece of; rnmt-pl.ister over his mouth, about j a quarter inch wide and an Inch I lonv. This, he .".ays. has to be continued, for about a month A lad wrilcs that her h.isband ! '.MS a snorer until she persuaded i him lo sleep without a pillrm. which : apparently soHed Ihc problem. 1 Anothei reader says hr r husband | was one of Ihe noisiest snorcrs ever initi! .she induced him to ii.-e two pillows-,- Now. she writes 'he is :-o quici at night. I o'lrn listen lo make sure liei 5 siill hum." Another correspomirnl K 'I' al.sol s.iirt two pillows stopped liis'si'mr-' nis. finally, a lartv who sh;ill no' nameless wines: "Mv husband was a chinnii- distuibor of mv nightly peace by reason of h.-s .ii'iitoiian- snorine. By rnUtiplvim: ami dispo'-i me his pilloas mirtur Ins head and .shoulders position while sleeping was changed There-alter lie ceased' '"Tliis may not, be a cure of anything but is related because it indicates that snoring may be due lo faulty posture of the sleeper. Raising the head and shoulders by add- ine pillows may help but few. but each one should experiment in the matter of the sleeping posture." | Since none of the Ircatmeiils 1 stiKScsted are likely to be hazardous 1 for any healthy snorer. readers who are so inclined arc welcome to fry Iliem. Diotigh this writer guarantees neither the -results nor the comfort. Q-Can yc,u tell me if'cancer otj the Ihront is contagious? That is. I r;in n Inub.ind or wife catch it from each other? M.p.H. A— ^ Uinnglil by now nvervnnc «ai familiar wllli the fact lhat 'cancer was nol roulaglnils and cannot lie ranchl by one pr.rson from an- ollitr. Q —r have a skin condition called vitiliv;o. and I am much worried ahmn this. Is iliere a cure? Mrs. A—This romliticui i« due tn laek <if pismrnl In the skin, bill Ihc eausr Is nWnre anil Ihprf is no trMlmrnl nMch rrslnrcs llic normal pknirnl. If |.s nnlltliiK to worry alwul c\«.p| fnr appearance's sake. ONE HKA >N people don'l worry about hidden taxes is because Ihey, are so bu.iv vtnrrying about the ones! 'hat arr-n, hidden. - Joplin i Mo) GloJje • JACOBY ON BRIDGE It's Tough Trying To Fox an Expert By OSWAl.n JACOBY \Vritlen r or X E ,\ Service "The accompanying hand came lip at a dup'-catc match recently." writes Paul Hummel of University. Ala. "Soulli Just opened with orie club and fnund himself is a grand slam doubled by East before he WEST 4 J34 V86 « 1065 * 1063 South I O. .1 + 5 » 6 » Pass NORTH 1C 4 A 5 3 » AS » A K Q 9 + KS42 EAST 4Q872 V K97432 1 » J 7 3 + None SOUTH (U) *K 106 VQJ 10 » 3 4 A Q J 8 7 5 North-South vul. West North E«l Pass 2 * Pass •f N.T. 5N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Dbl <!> Opening lead—* 4 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD- (NBA) -Movies Without Popcorn: A new flicker star is stealing the thunder Jrom Rosemary ciooney, Anna Maria AlbcrgheiU and Lauriiz MeJcliolr when I visit tho set of "The Stars Are Shining" a t Paramount. He's Red Dust, a mournful-eyed spring- er spaniel who's making his film debut with his master, Bob Williams. Williams' wife, Ann Corio, the former strip-tease star, is standing on the sidelines. When she explains lhat she's on the set because Red Dust won't do a lick of emoting without her being near him, a press agent grunts: "Humph, next thins you know, Lassie will be demanding Liu St. Cyr." Joanne r>ru, Richard Widriiark. six-year-old Georgie wftislow and an army of movie moppets arc working before the camera in n nursery school scene in "Big Man" at 20th Century-Fox. A woman visitor raves about the authentic juvenile drawings, boldly crayoned, lhat are tacked to the wall. But when she leaves I get the lowdown. The studio Iried using genuine drawings by kiddies, but they looked too 'adult. So a prop man was called in to draw the bona-fide kiddie art. Well. 1 Swear! Loretta Young is chasing a chief electrician and demanding $5 for her charity fund for unwed mothers because !ie uttered a four-letter word out loud on the set of "The Magic Lady" at U-I. Jeff Chandler, Loretta';; co-star, and the crew roar as the electrician sheepishly bands over the money. When another workman asks won with dummy's ace ol hearts when West played low. "South now continued by running all of the trumps, discarding a heart and a spade from the dummy. West had to save three diamonds, so could hold only t«-o spades. East kept three spades, the king of hearts, and the jack of diamonds "When South continued by leading a spade to the ace and then cashed the top diamonds. East, was squeezed. South therefore made the grand sjam contract. "Of course you're going to say that East should not have doubled, as then South would have tried the heart finesse instead of playing for Ihe squeeze. Maybe so, and maybe not. r was South, and I don't know what I'd have done." 'There was a chance that the spades or diamonds would drop. It not. either opponent conJd be squeezed if he held the only protection in both spades and diamonds. Or Bast could be squeezed if he held spades and hearts. "This, plus the fact that West didn't cover the king of hearts, made the squeeze look good to me. Whal do you Ihink? "Every hand should have a moral, and this is no exception. What actually happened was very, very sad The East and West hands were just reversed Jrom the way I wrote them out. The squeeze failed, but the simple heart finesse would have succeeded! "East doubled because he had nothing and hoped the double would mislead me. He figured that the double would cost nothing since he would get a bottom score anyway if we made the grand slam. Should I have figured out the hoax?" A very tough question. It depends on how tricky the East played happens to be. South can tell that East cannot possibly have enough high cards for a sound double. Tlie only question is what kind of phoney double East, has made. Incidentally, this kind of double sometimes works in tournament bridge. In rubber bridge it should run into a prompt redouble and should lose very handsomely. Getting Hot 1 Kpad Connor Newt Classified Ads what was happening. "West led the four of diamonds, and dummy look the ace. With 12 Iricks in sight, South drew three trumps, lee! the queen of hearts, and. HORIZONTAL I This makes summer hot 4 This makes a furnace hot 8 This is always hot 12 Consumed 13 Monster H IC~( line 15 Fresh 16 Repeal ISHebrey; ascclics 20 Walking sticks 21 Lever 22 Pieced out 24 Jewish month 26 Blackbirds of ctickoo family 27 Moist 30 Be sorry 32 Harangue .14 Trust 35 Alkaloid used lo contract eye pupil 36 Indian, weight 37 Man's nickname 3!) Wiles 40 Capital of Switzerland •11 Cily in Oklihuir..i 42S!ic:ig cords 45 Vtnc'or •19 batches up with 51 Musical syllable 52 Venture 53 King 54 High priest how much it will cost him to «rt|. culfcte a certain unprintable word Loretta turns to her secretary »nd says: "I want you to make, out i list of naughty words and my rates for each one. Anybody who swears on this set has lo contribute lo charity ab'o I O""'' want any confusion "April in Paris" is being ri | mw j at Warner Bros. 1 watch Doris Day. Hoy Bolger. French star Claude Dauphin and three youngsters play a scene in which Dauphin tenderly addresses the mop . pets, who are supposed to be hii children in the picture While (he scene is being lighted i, „"„ ' a " e ' "' e ch " d '-en a>'« whisked away to a studio class, room and midgets take their place m the rehearsals. It is nothing short of eye-popping as Dauphin who had been stroking t>«! hair of a little girl a few min.- before looks into the wrinkle wizened face of one of the m -ts and says. "My daughter." Bedroom Scene A bedroom scene is being re hearsed by Director Raoul Walsh at U-I for "The Lawless Breed " and co-stars Rock Hudson and j'u- Ha Adams listen to the colorful veteran bellow instructions Rock is playing a famous Texa* gunsllnger at the end of the war between the states and Walsh asks hnn lo put more spirit into hla dialog. * ••When you say that everythirP will be fine, believe it, yourself ^ he orders. "Tell yourself that 'it will be fine. You might strike oil or meet Barbara Pavton." Ty Poiver and Piper Laurie are the stars of U-I's "Mississippi Gambler." and the camera is focused on a scene in which Ty and a group of gamblers play draw poker on a river boat. The silver dollars are piled before each player. When I pick up a coin, it has no more weight than a feather- tile silver dollars are made of rub- •ber. Silver dollars as well as checks bounce in Hollywood. Preview flash: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis have their best film comedy to date in "Jumping Jacks." A real howler. Sample gag: Jerry making a face at an army lank. The tank retreats. IS Years Ago In Blytheville — Announcement of the marriage A Miss Marie Helen Cameron of New York to Thomas Kent Mahan of BIylheville and Ijew York has been made Maxine and Jere Reid have arrived home after visiting with Iheir grandmother in Henderson. Tenn. B. G. West has arrived home from Lookout Mountain, Tenn. When a boy begins K> eom- plain it's too hot to go to Sun* day school, don't tak« K loo seriously. Our preacher says It may mean nothing more than lhat the girl he's been meeting there has been taken away on » vacation with her family. ® UtA Answer to Previous Puzzl* VERTICAL I Mentally sound ZShoshoncan Indians 3 This publishes hot news 4 Hackneyed (coll.) 5 Curved molding 6 Ascended 7 Permit 24 Curves 40 French cap 25 Grievous 41 Corridor (arch.) 42 Poles 8 Electrical unit 2 6 Perfume 43 Egg-shaped 9 Persia 27 Authorized 44 Foreign 10 Repetition 28 Revise section of 11 Female sheep 29Numbcrs Istanbul (pi.) 31 Most pleasant 46 Thin 17 Transplanting 33 British 47 Heraldic band 19 Went astray novelist 48 Downpour 23 Flying toys 38 Serpents 50 Mimic 55 Thin strip of wocti t>6 Hirelinf 57 Lair 1 11 15 16 a JO * * n W sT z is si 3 *' ft n w TO 1 li 't y// 4 ft S '^. ^ U V <• % m, at, 15 7 w<, n 31 35 M * r? a % 41 5 " %. 3i * ' zT M 41 H 10 28 1 || ft * *

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