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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 1952 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINKS. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL, D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallaco WKmcr Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under acl of Congress, October 0. 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town whc-re carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.60 for six months, $t.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12,50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Great Is my boltlntss of speech toward you, great Is my glorying of youj I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding Joyful In all our tribulation. — II Cor. 7:1. * * * When our troubles are many wo are often hy grace made courageous in serving our God; we feel that we have nothing to ll\a for In this world, and we are driven, by hope of the world to come, to exhibit zeal, self-denial, and Industry. — O. H. Byurgeon. Barbs If everybody cussed you, you'd be contrary, too — so don't blame the weather. * * * An Ohio man told police he stoic an auto Just for a joke. He can laugh Ms head off for SO days! * * * Anybody can meet expenses If they try, says a writer. The trick is to avoid them. * * * You won't have any trouble at all getting Info a hole If you just sit nround walling for an opening. * - + * An orator Is a person who can explain to a waiter Just exactl- how he wants his steak done. Narrow Bridges Another Road Problem We Face We never encounter n "narrow Bridge" sign on a highway but what we wonder,"Why?" Perhaps a civil engineer knows why, but the average liiyninn who drives a car is probably as puzzled as we. It seems odd that when a stretch of highway must ba broken by a bridge spanning a small stream or ditch, the structure, should be narrower than the highway. Or, at best, provide only enough space for two conventional autos to squeeze past. A week ago, a woman ahtl her two - children were crushed to death in the .cab'of a truck because of n narrow bridge near here — one of many narrow bridges along Highway 61. They died because a truck ahead of them had to stop to allow a third to cross this bridge. There are certainly enough bottlenecks in any stream of traffic these days without narrow bridges. With the ever-increasing number of large trucks using the highways (and the added number that mushroom around harvest, time in this area), it is no longer sufficient to build bridges with passageway for only two automobiles. An impressive list of traffic accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, involving bridges in this area could be" easily compiled. With Arkansas facing a sizeable task in bringing its highway system up to snuff, we hope that the many small bridges will not be overlooked in the rush. Accident records have already proven, we feel, that punctuating highways of adequate width with bridges of stingy dimension is being penny wise and pound foolish. Joint Chiefs Bear Too Heavy a Burden Dr. Vannevar Bush, tha eminent scientist, rarely speaks without provoking thought on the issue before him. Recently he dwelt upon the facts of life in the Pentagon, and his arguments command attention. He declares that Pentagon operations are dangerously confused. The chief trouble, he says, is that the J,pint Chiefs of Staff piny a double role — they serve as the nation's top military command and also as the principal military planning agency. Bush believes no single organization can do both jobs well. For one thing, planning tends to become too conventional, too un-imaginative when it is done by the same men who must execute the plana. Military officers who are aware of the practical difficulties that stem from new ways of doing are slow to yifcld to revolutionary devices or tactics. In a world where another great war might ba decided by the matter of who gets there first with the newest, it is a serious handicap to deptnd on a planning agency fettered by the restraints of old methods. Furthermore, as now constituted the Joint Chiefs can arrive at informal agreements while sitting as a planning group and then execute them as a high command—without ever submitting the arrangements to check by civilian secretaries. In Bush's view, this clearly departs from the intent of the military unification law that the armed forces bo securely under civilian control. And, fundamentally, to ask the members of the Joint Chiefs to wear two hats is to impose too heavy a burden upon them. When thty must be both planners and executors, they can do neither task as effectively as if their function was a single one. Wlmt Bush is talking about is not mere dry organizational set-up. The questions the Joint Chiefs must determine include this- How much of our mopny aw! offort should be put into offensive preparations, like the build-up of strategic bombing and thn tactical use of A-bombs, and how much into defense against enemy air attack? Obviously wt need some kind of balance, and the decision as to where that balance lies is critical to our survival* The man who takes, office as president next Jan. 2(i ought to give high priority on his agenda of action to the issue of getting effective-, imaginative, clear planning effort from the Pentagon. There is a reasonable doubt that we are getting it now in the area of our most crucial military decisions. Dead End Views of Others Western Defenses SO THEY SAY Erskine Jo/inson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Exclusively Your$: It's a trick even Houdinl couldn't do, but Tony Curtis, who's playing the famed magician in "Houdinl," would like to make the big movie-plugging tourj of stars ihroughout the country disappear forever. Tony is "agin" the personal-appearance policy when it's just a device for dragging moviegoers into theaters, and makes this fuller explanation: "It's nil getting too commercial. The public Is beginning to resent it. I sny It's fine to send stars out all over the country, but send them out for la purpose—to help raise money for cancer research, to urge people to vote, to (alk to the kids who are in trouble, or something. I want to do more than Just plug my pictures and I think most actors feel the same way." NATO officers are still In disagreement as to the nature of defenses against, a Russian offensive, If and when the Reds decide to strike In Europe. General Omar Bradley has warned that atomic weapons will not stop the Soviet nnntcs and has urged more speed In organizing ground defenses. Such questions as to where the Western armies will make Uleir stond. and what forces will be used In tlio early stages of such a ivnr still bring up Internal bickering among the nations constituting the defense organization. So.jfar. all suppose tnaiilhe war will lie /ought along the same gencral-rUncs and'wlth the same ,weapons as of World Wnr II. That something new In the way of strategy or weapons could make the difference or render obsolete any modernized version of the "Maglnct Line" either hasn't been considered, fir at any rate, hasn't been made public.' Two ideas recently discussed propose a stand on the rivers of Western Germany, but this Isn't acceptable (o the Germans who do not wish to sea their country turned Into another battlefield. In fact, there is good grounds for assuming that the Germans will refuse to take any part In the defense organization unless they are assured more than token defenses in the whole of Germany. The other proposal is that the stand should be made In the hilly country of Central Europe, in the Alps and similar natural or easily defended regions. This has its opponents, who reason very much along the lines of the Germans — that too much territory would be devastated, too many civilians killed, and loo many industries captured or destroyed by the Russians. But any other plans seem to assume that the Russians will allow Hie West to pick Hie battleground, the weapons, and the time of attack. None of these important factors Is likely to materialize — the West must build anrt train to meet and heat the Reds wherever and whenever they move. —Amarlllo (Tex.) Globe-Times. Lana Turner and Fernando Lamas are humming "It Was Just One of Those Things" about their busted romance. But now pals are recalling neither ever admitted discussing marriage during the romantic blaze. . Lanza and his manager should get together on their stories. Lanza Is telling friends that he's made peace with the studio and will definitely slar in "The Student Prince" after the first of the year. Peter Edson's Washington Column — * Rift Is over Rights To a Future Vast Wealth in Oil WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Future development of U. S. off-shore oil deposits may Involve many hundreds of millions— maybe up io 100 billion— dollars. Nobody knows for sure how much oil Is there or exactly where it Is. That is what nil the argument fa about between the federal government and— principally — the slates of Louisiana, Texas nnd California to determine ownership of underwater oil rights off these states. Much exaggerated information has, been spread around, however, as to the present development of this off-shore oil. oversimplified truth Is that while the title is do exploring develop- Irrespeclivc of the merits of Ihe slnle and federal claims lo ultimate ownership of this wealth, the total nmnimt of nrr.ruert off-shors oil royalties is now estimated at something less lh»n $100 million. rhe estimate has to be rough because there has been no accurate accounting. The biggest share of this, around $50 million, is now held in escrow by Secretary of the Treasury Johi: Snyder, under an agreement between the federal government and the state of California. This money lias been piling up since 1947. Present royalty paymenls arc about $12 million a year. This money comes from the one big development by the Signal Oil Co. and the Southwest Exploration Co., of Ihe Huntinglon Beach Held. Texas has one Well rroduclng Texas, which has perhaps taken 'his oil issue most seriously as a federal infringement on its sovereign rights, actually has only one tidelands well producing. It is a Sun Oil Co. well brought nlo production Galveston, The drifted some 750 feet off-shore as actually is oil rights. at Cnplan, near hole accidentally it went down, so it tapping marginal sea Texas did make one big olf- shore lease of 360,000 acres on the basis of a 47,200,000 bid and a $1- to-$5-per-acre rental per year, until the start of drilling. One year's rental of S500.000 was collected. But !n the second year the leasing companies, feeling that the title was not secure, demanded a refund through .a court suit and got It. So Texas has netted only about $8 million so far. The onerating company for this Texas lease Is the Ohio Oil Co., of Pindlay, O., acling for the Melben Oil Co., Plymolilh Oil Co., and regular Texas bei Sui perlor Oil Co. Because of the coastline, marked by long sand islands from Brownsville to Port Arthur, there Is said to be no particular problem In determining the boundaries of tidelands and marginal sea oil rights, if the federal government and Ihe state were of any mind to settle. Louisiana, however, with an extremely irregular coast line, offers an entirely dif ferent problem. The federal government, through ihe Department of Interior, has issued maps showing what 1 areas It considers under federal jurisdiction. TUe federal government is willing to shut off all bay openings 10 miles or less across for Louisiana slate ownership and development. Furthermore, the federal government concedes Louisiana's oil rights under Breton and Chande- e u r Sounds, the 20-to-30-mile stretch of water between the cast coast of Louisiana's mainland and Chandeleur Islands'and other -similar coral reefs. But beyond these coastal areas, the federal government claims title. ••'... Magnolia Oil Co. has wells as far as 4(1 miles off-shore,- way out on the continental shelf, operating in. some 40 feet of water. Other Independents like Kerr-McGee have wells 10 to 20 .miles off-shore. California Oil Co., a subsidiary of Standard Oil of California, and other producers operating off Ihe Louisiana coast, have been paying royalties to both the state of Louisiana and. the federal government. Since .the Supreme Court decree of December, 1950, the payments to the federal government have amounted to $16 million. If carried back to 1947, the amount due the federal government would be about $30 million. But no accurate accounting has been demanded, pending determination of federal-state boundary lines in the pending California case, which will probably set the criteria for Louisiana. Film writer Oliver Crawford, In answer lo a query about a ccrtair movie queen's age, flipped, "She's somewhere In her middle Ilirties. Got Along- Fine RITA HAYWORTH'S losing Aly Khan, but not Glenn Ford as her leading mon. There will be more pictures co-starring Rita and Glenn. The' actor, who's been ac oused of quarreling with Rita slipped me the word on the set o "The Man From the Alamo" U-I, and added: "The stories that Rita and didn't get along when we were making 'Affair In Trinidad' are lot of hooey. So are the storieo that we feuded afterwards. We'r good friends." the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for N'EA Service He (Col. Robert McCormick) Is very much In the minority In the Republican Party. Republicans like nlm are never elected to office. — Sen. Ralph Flanders (R.,iVt.K, * * t British farmers discovered the value of bone manures for pasture a generation before science discovered the role of phosphates in plant nutrition. — British scientist A. O. Williams. * + * He <Ad!ai Stevenson) Is not a candidate of labor, Industry or political bosses. UAW President Walter Reuther. t * + I can't wait to get back to my post. We don't have many problems in Luxembourg. I hope I'm still Ihere 1n 1953. — Mrs. Perle Mesta, U. S. minister lo Luxembourg. * + * It Is unthinkable that the United States, the richest, most powerful nation on earth, should find itself wllhout enough ammunillon to meet Its defense needs for combat and for training. — Sen. Edward MwUn(R, Pa.). An attack of shingles, or herpes zoster as it Is knc.vn medically, is merely an unpleasant experience which fades into a memory for most victims of this peculiar disorder. For some, however, particularly elderly people, shingles is a severe, long-lasting affair, causing a great deal of suffering, taxing the patience of the indivldunl, nnd pro- enllng a real problem of medical iro. Judging oy me constant stream' [ letters received by this column m the subject of shingles, the later situation is by no means un- com'mon. Herpes is nn acme inflamma- ton accompanied by characteristic jlisters on the skin, Involving only hat part of the skin which Is reached by cerlaln nerves. It occurs on one side of the body only and Is especially common around he chest, just oy,cr and parallel the ribs, on the forehead, face, ,ower back and abdomen. The blisters (which appear several days after the pain starts) begin to open and dry up In a feu days and finally disappear altogether. In young and middle-aged people this fs about all there Is to It, but In older people severe neuralgic pains often last for months. Herpes may develop with or immediately after acute Infections like pneumonia or meningitis; U can come in epidemics or without any cause which can be Identified. It Is probably caused by a tiny, living organism called a virus. An interesting point about shingles Is Its relation lo chickcnpox, which Is also ft disease caused by a virus. Small epidemics of herpes have developed nt ihe same time as epidemics of chickenpox, and there seems good reason to believe that an occasional person can de- with a patient with shingles and th« other way around. X-tUy Is One Treatment Many kinds of treatment have been used for shingles with great3r or lesser degrees of success. Among the more rece.it methods Is the use of X-rays. When herpes develops on the orehead, it can move down Into the eye and this can be a most serious and painful condition. It seems possible that sooner or later one of the antl-biotlc relatives of penicillin mny turn out to be of real value In treatment—especially if given early in the course of the disease. In long-lasting nerve pain following shingles, nerve surgery may offer the only means of bringing relief. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Two Ways Open To Make Contract By OSWALn JACOBY Writlen for NEA Service South spent many anxious moments in Ihe play of the hanc shown today wondering whethe or not the club finesse would sue ceed. When the king of clubs final ly showed up where he hoped 1 would be. South was so overjoyec that he managed to lose his gam contract. West opened diamond, an dummy won with Ihe ace. Declare now tried out the trumps, dtscov ering that West had n. sure trum trick. When West took the queen o spades he returned « diamond and South ruffed. The game now depended upo the clubs, and South hopefully le a low club towards dummy. West naturally played th« king ' clubs, and South exultantly won he trick with Dummy's ace. This •as a sad mistake. Enst could not o prevented from winning a' club rick with his jack, whereupon eart return gave West two heart ricks to defeat the contract. South should not have been in uch a hurry to win the first club rick with dummy's ace. No mater how It went against L -. Brain, e should have allowed West to old the first round of ct".bs wilh A wealthy New York business man is the reason for the sparkl In. Denise Darcel's eyes. . .Torr Neal is telling Londoners that h will be Hedy Lamarr's co-star ii the "Great- Loves" telefilm serie lo be made In Italy. . .Ann Sheri dan, 18 pounds lighter, will danc for the first time in years in u-r "Vermlllion O'Toole.". . .The ex tent of Hollywood's headchoppin of stars in favor of new faces i more than eyebrow-lifting'at Para moont. Of 43 big- names unde cqnlract in 1947. only four are let —Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, " Scott and Bill Holden. Humphrey Bogart's explanatio of why he gave up his "Bold Ven ture" radio show: "I'got tired-o it. I never listened to It, but Belt did. She liked to hear her voice. Speechless Comedian? TWENTY-FIVE pals surprise Andy Devine, the Jingles of th Wiid Bill Hickok 'TV films, at Brown Derby birthday luncheo and left the veteran comic gas; ing, "This is one of the few time I've . been speechless." Amon those present was Andy's long-Urn business manager, Milton Cashy and Andy recalled: "\Vhen I was married 20 year ago I went lo Cashy and said I 1 like to go to Honolulu for m honeymoon. Cashy said, 'Too e: pensive. Buy he'r a uke and Ink her to Catalina Island.' And yo know something? That's what VJ did:" Andy's age? "I'm a member A—Age Anonymous." Vera Ralston has the underse* tlantlo grapevine acting like « kip-rope with the rumor that she alked out of the Venice Film estlval In a blaze of temper. . . ay Francis is dreaming of a film omeback. She's doing TV and- idio in New York. . .Evelyn eyes celebrates In December— le month In which her agreement > pay 20 per cent of her movie jrnfngs to Columbia, In return >r her contract release, expires. . .It's Alan Wilson's line about *.-' ertsin comedy TV show that has witched to film: "You now get a etter and clearer picture of a ad program." The stars in Lester Cowan's From Main Street .to'Broadway" ave a-greed to alphabetic bluing, •hlch means that Tullulr.h Bankead will precede Fay Emerson, 3l!via de Havilland, Rex Harrison nd Lili Palmer In Ihe ads. The a-ha story line, by the way, has rallulah Insisting on playing * wee!, unsullied heroine. Comedienne Rose Marie, after eelng. a bad movie: "Onlysalva- lon for this film is to have the eats made into berths." THE HUSBAND struggling with lis family budget said to his wife, You know, dear, we should have iaved during the depression so we :ould live through this prosperity." —Labor Digest. JONES: Can your wife keep t secret? Deems: I'll say — we were married two years before she told me how much I was earning. — ; ,amar (Mo.) Democrat. THE BATTLE for. the presidency between Dwlght Eisenhower and Adlal Stevenson has brought ,an attack by one upon the other that we should say fs so galling as to ae unforgivable. General Eisenhower says Governor Stevenson's jokes aren't funny. —Little Rock Arkansas Gazette. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville The Department of Agriculture has estimated that Uoited States farms will produce a 17,573,000 bale cotton crop this year. -. Using reserves, freely, Blytheville's Chickasaws romped to a'26- 0 win over Hot Springs. Brown, Beshearse, Mosley and Hood scored Blytheville's toychdoxvns. Cotton prices have fallen to just under eight cents per pound. Aunt Gaily Peters says she ha* a good, homemade lotion that would clear up those liver spots that' show so much on Adlai Stevenson's forehead on television. © NEA {&) *J34 V954 » A4 *AQM93 EAST 47 It • K8153 *K # Q J 10 9 S North 1 * Pass 4 4 SOUTH 4AK10412 VK3 *2 *87S« if either sid« rul. Eirf Sotrth Weft Pass 1 * Double 1 » 34 4 « Pass Pas; Put Montana Medley ^Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 is the capital of Montana 7 Stale of Monlana is the bitlerroot 13 Expunger 14 Front of a building VERTICAL 1 Feminine appellation 2 Rubbed out 3 Endurcr 4 Worm 5 Gaseous element -6 Malicious burning Opening l«ad — « J the king. Now It would be Impossible for East to gain the lead, and South could run the rest of the clubs without loss. If West then failed to attack the hearts. South would discard a heart on dummy's extra club; and If West led hearts, South's king would win 11 trick. Either way South would surely make his contract. 17 East (Fr.) 18 Organs of smell 21 Route (ab.) 22 Require 24 Negative prefix 25 Vegetable 26 Let fall "WHAT would you do If, when you made a 10-ccnt call from a pay telephone and hung up the receiver, five' dimes fell In the coin-return slot?" asks a psycholo- B.'st. We'd play 'em back and try to hit the Jackpot.—Cincinnati Enquirer. (ab.) 8 Race course circuits 9 South American wood sorrel 10 Royal preserve 11 Redacted 28 Run aground' 12 Set anew 30 Short sleep 32 Goddess of dawn r 33 British money of account 34 Rodent 35 Mother 38 Seines •11 Wiles 42 Terminal point 44 Diamond- cutler's cups 46 Burmese wood tprilt 47 Compound ether 49 Unit of wire measurement 50 Rows 52 Fcmpous show 54 Hebrew ascetic 56 Made a speech 57 Dog breed 58 Singm 19 Distress signal 39 Fruit at sea 40 Frying pan 20 Penelrate 41 Poker slakes 23 Givers 43 Station 25 Sewed loosely 45 Winter 27 Peel vehicles 29 Horse color 47 Domestic 31 Window parts slave •, 35 Extol 48 Uncommon 36 Certify 51 Hot flax bf 3' Powerful exposure explosive S3 Raced 50 51 m.

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