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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 31, 1954
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r AGE in BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH tl* 1M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO OOUEZnt NEWS OO. X. W. BAXNtt, Publisher •ABUT A. 8AWI8, Assistant Publisher A. A. FKIDRICKBON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertistnf Manager •ote Ntttooftl Advertittaf RepreaentattvM: Wtlteoa Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mtnphto. Entered u second class nutter at the post* effiee at Blytheville, Arkansas, under ace of Coa- October 9, 1917. havt given their views, but they will txert no other pressure. It is for the committee to decide how justice shall be pursued. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per j«ar, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile aone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations McCarthy Committeemen Must Fix His Role in Probe On the United States Supreme Court, or indeed any judicial body, a jurist completely removes himself from any case coming up in which he may be presumed to have either a direct or an indirect interest. This is a principle long observed in American jurisprudence. It is founded on the simple notion that a man who has any interest, however remote, in a matter up for judgement cannot be presumed to be without prejudice. Americans apply it in many places outside the courts of law. To them it seems a plain requirement of justice. The Republican leadership in the U. S. Senate believes this principle should operate in the coming hearings on the dispute between Senator McCarthy, his chief counsil, Roy Cohn, and top Army officials. The charges that have been flung by the Army involve alleged acts and remarks by both the senator and his counsel. This is not a case agaisnt Cohn alone. Therefore, McCarthy is an interested party. Before the Senate leadership spoke the Republican and Democratic members of McCarthy's investigating subcommittee made known their feeling that he ought to step out of the picture completely—except as a witness. Now President Eisenhower has added his support to the general idea that a man should not sit in judgement on his own case. Even before the President spoke, McCarthy had bowed to the pressuer to the extent of removing himself from his- committee for these hearings. But he made plain he did not thereby intend to yield the right to cross-examine wittnes- ses. He said he is willing to extend the same right to Army officials on the other side. The senator said' he has this right because he is a senator that he could not possibly divest himself of it That is perhaps a legal argument that only lawyers and students of government could settle properly. Congressional committees usually allow cross-examination only through committee members or staff men. Proposed questions are handed up in writing:. Since in this hearing neither McCarthy nor Cohn will be acting as committee personnel many senators doubt that the senator's insistence on cross-examining is fair or proper. In the last analysis the six other members of McCarthy's committee must determine whether this demand is within tht limits of the American notion of justice. The President and Senate leaden All they that be fat upon earth shall cat and worship: all that go down to the duct shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own tool. —FatliM 2t:29. Why should I start at the plough of my Lord, that maketh deep furrows on my soul?i know he is no idle husbandman; he purposeth a crop.—Rutherford. Well bet there are nowhere near as many men taking up law as there are women laying it down. * * * Most people measure distance by miles, but a lot of hoboes still go by rods. * * * Maybe it still isnt too late to save for next summer's vacation, if you want to get away with it. * * * Marry a druggist, girls—he can give yon lots of ideas about cooking. * * * It's too bad it's so hard to preserve peace in some family jars. 'New Broom 7 Troubles Rep. John Phillips, a California!!, has told the governments' housekeeper, the General Services Administration, to weild the mop more vigorously around Washington. As head of a House appropriations subcommittee, Phillips had some private eyes take a peek at the government's cleaning activities. They found cleaners "sleeping peacefully." Evidently others regarded a mop as a prop, and the mop closet turned out to be something of a social center. Things had got to the point, said Phillips, where various government agencies were doing their own cleaning, instead of ''having someone in" GSA. Even the Pentagon threatened to assign military personnel for inside yard duty. GSA complains it hasn't got enough money for a proper job. and wants more. The report we saw doesn't say so, but we're sure GSA promised to do better. Obviously it won't be Phillips' fault if the Republicans fall down on their 1952 campaign promise to "clean up the mess" in Washington. Views of Others Need lers Miss Vital Subjects President Elsenhower told a news conference that hanging should be the fate of any President who failed to act instantly to protect the American people against a sudden attack in thli atomic age. There will be universal agreement with that • viewpoint. In case this country should be attacked certainly nobody would expect the President to wait to hunt up congress, seeking a declaration of war, before hitting back. That is common sense, has always been common practice in this country and in no way conflicts with a statement made by the President a week ago that he would not put this country into war without proper constitutional action by Congress. When the country has been attacked, we are already in a war without any declaration whatever. What occurs to us in the connection with this question, which appears to have occupied a large part of the President's weekly press conference is that the White House correspondents who selected the subject and kept it going were certainly not making much use of the President's or their own time. We suspect the question was raised originally in the press conference in the hope of developing some embarrassing contradiction in the Presidents views, but as it transpired, the issue was dragged out so that the comferjcwas deprived of his view point on numerous other matters of equal importance and of much greater imminence.— Knoxville (Term.) Jourinal. Counting Unemployment Roger W. Babson is strongly avocating a change in the method of reporting unemployment which would base the figures on a per capita rating instead of as now reported. Mr. Babson says the present method ignores the growth of the country. For example, reported unemployment in the United States Feb. 28 was 3,385,000. This is with a total estimated population of 161,350,000, which is increasing about 150,000 a month. On the per capita basis which he proposes, this would mean that unemployment Is only about. 2 per cent of the entire population, compared with 10 per cent in 1932. In the labor forces of 63 million a present, unemployment on the per capita basis would be only 4.9 per cent, compared with 23.6 per cent in 1932, when the labor force was 51 million. Per capita figures would make a much better showing for the nation's economy and would besides, give a more accurate picture of the jobless situation. Mr. Babson has presented his plan to administration heads in Washington, particularly to the Department of Labor, but they seemed not inclined to favorable consideration, for reasons they did not impart.—Tampa Morning Tribune. "They Were Here a Minute Ago" SO THEY SAY HI see you when I get back— if I get back. — ABC Chairman Strauss leaves for H-bomb test. Any President who failed to retaliate instantly against an attack on the United States should be worse than impeachment —he should be hanged. —President Eisenhower. * * » I can't say that you ever have an atomic or hydrogen explosion under control. There's always a variation that's uneprdictable. However, this (recent detonation) was so far beyond prediction that you might say it was out of control.—Rep. Chet Holifield (D., Calif.). I Deplore it (unemployment) but In this transition period I think it's remarkable that it's not worse than it if. —Treasury Secretary Humphrey. ft»^ft^^P^^S?i f rs/c/ne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hoi- to see THAT picture." lywood Inside: Now it can be told —and it's an eyebrow-lifter. Ptfer ft/son's Washington Column — GOP Fete: Birthday or Wake? Rail Group Enters NYC Battle Fifteen detectives armed with photographs of Joan Scott Baker mingled with the stars at the wedding of Jack Benny's Joan to Seta H. Baker. The Bennys received a tip«from Mew York that the Scott doll might try to break up the ceremonies. The Sgt. Fridays were instructed to give her the quiet but fast heave-ho to the sidewalk if she put in an appearance. The strained relations between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, I hear, hit the real boiling point when Dean was cut out of a still photograph from their last film which was reproduced in a national magazine. But the magazine, not the studio, did the cutting. Virginia Grey went snip-snip and cut off her secret romance with Guy Madison. Once before, Virginia scissored Dan Cupid's ties with Clark Gable. Errol Flynn foiled Nora Haymes' plans to move into his house by At the Keynoter Restaurant, b*. low the Sunset Strip .there's s> "Dark Secrets" room for film **> ecutives. A sign reads: "Patron* may ask for menus printed In Braille." Joanne Gilbert, Paramount's "Red Garters" girl, i* denying a professional split with her father, songwriter Ray Gilbert, who masterminds her career. "I'll go along with Dad," Joanne told me. "After all, he has a big investment ia me." With ~ Paramount undecided about its next filmusicals, Joanne's pleading for a chance at straight dramatic acting. "With the right help," she says, "I know I could do it. Honest, I'll even play a father if necessary." The little emoting permitted her in "Red Garters" proves the spark is there. Betty Lanza, Mario's wife, is waging a battle of her own to keep her date with the stork on the calendar for this summer. Her medics may order her to bed for installing some of his own cronies j the time that's left, just to be on the minute Rex Harrison and Lill the safe side, lease expired. Andy Devtae, costarred with Guy Madison on TV's cereal-company- Palmer's lease expired. Now Nora's trying to find other ways to strike at her ex for failing to support their two daughters. The Bowery Boys are making a new film titled, "The Bowery Boy; Meet the Monster." But aren't the Bowery Boys usually referred to as "little monsters"? Well, maybe they're meeting a big monster.. Only make-up trick for John Wayne's Ghengis Khan role in ' "The Conqueror'': : brows. Slanted eye- WASHINGTON—(NEA) — That Ripon, Wis., ceremony on March 20 to commemorate the founding of the Republican Party 100 years ago touched off a bit of political horseplay in the 17. S. Senate. Republican Sen. Alexander Wiley, from Wisconsin, was giving the celebration a little advance pub- j licity with a speech. "A feature I of the ceremony will be the light' ing of the symbolic 'freedom flame,' which the enthusiastic citizens of Ripon have pledged to keep alive as long as freedom lives in America," he declared. After Senator Wiley had finished his announcement. Sen. Paul Douglas (D., ni.) replied: "I have been interested in hearing my friend speak,of the candlelighting ceremony. Let me inquire whether it will be to celebrate a birthday or a wake?" "I am very happy to have that very challenging question," Senator .Wiley answered. "The celebration is of course to be a birthday. However, as the young cub is only 100 years old, he is full of pep, vim and vigor, as will be demonstrated next November. "So I reply to the question of my friend, the senator from Illinois, that the celebration will not be a wake, but it may celebrate the wake of the Democratic Party." The Association of American Railroads has now become a reluctant cobelligerent in the big fight between Robert R. Young and William White over control of the New York Central. Young pulled the Chesapeake & Ohio out of some of the coopera- tive activities of A.A.R. at the end of the war. He then set up his own rival Federation for Railway Progress. Theoretically the A.A.R. is a neutral group representing the interests of all/U. S. railroads. But a couple of charges made by refueling boom as a tow rope, however, the tanker hauled the Thunderjet to the end of the Bergstrom runway, then let it land on its own power. Nelson Rockefeller is the only American thus far mentioned as a Young recently goaded A.A.R. \ likely successor to Dr. Alberto President William T. Faricy into a reply. "Young adds a new misstatement in saying that he did not urge that the government prevent railroads from dieselizing," says Fancy's announcement. "I cite him to his own sworn testimony before an examiner of the Interstate Commerce Commission in finance docket 146292 on Sept. 17, 1947, when he said: 'I do not think it is in the public interest to operate diesels at all,' and that 'there ought to be a finding down here by some department of the government that these railroads should go back to coal.' " American officers at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Forces in Europe, have devised a new gag ex- Lleras of Colombia, resigned secretary general of the Organization of American .States, formerly known as the Pan-American Union. During the war Rockefeller served as coordinator of Inter- American affairs and as assistant secretary of state in charge of Latin-American affairs. He is now undersecretary of health, education and welfare in the Eisenhower cabinet. Four Latin-Americans are being considered for the top O.A.S. job. One is Galo Plaza, president of Ecuador from 1948 to 1952 and former ambassador to Washington. Another ex-president being considered is Ricardo Alfaro of Panama. Luis Quintanilla is Mexico's candidate. He is now Mexican ambassador to the O.A.S. pression in referring to documents i Dr. Rene Leprevanche, Venezu- which are classified as secret, su- persecret or top secret. The new, inflated classification is now known as "Colossal Secret." Perhaps the strangest air rescue on record has been reported from Bergstrom Air Force base near Austin, Tex. An F-84 Thunderjet was practicing refueling in flight from a Boeing KC-97 tanker. The automatic gas cap on the F-84 failed to close after one contact. The Thunderjet was in danger of losing all its fuel. Using its ela's ambassador to the O.A.S. and cahirman of its Council last year is a fifth possibility. Some Indian chiefs recently came to Washington to protest new policies which would remove government protection from their people. They were asked what they thought about the way their af- j fairs were being handled. After a week of hearings and visits to congressmen which accomplished nothing, one of the braves remarked: "Heap big fertilizer. No crop." Arlene Dahl and Rock Hudson don't add up to Romeo and Juliet on the "Bengal Rifles" set, despite the studio's efforts to create an-offstage romance. The Minnesota redhead blazes away at reports of her coming marriage to handsome, still-tied Rudolph Schirmer with: "Everybody's trying to marry me off. I don't wanna get married—yet. I'm concentrating on my career. There's absolutely no marriage in view." Mindy Carson's big singing success at the. Coconut Grove is the talk of the town, and she may be signed for a big movie break before you read this. Mindy's also the talk of T VAlley after telling a make-up man: "One of my eyebrows is crooked. Don't even it up with the other one. It's the only thing that makes me different." French Line echo: Dick Powell plays a screen writer in the RKO comedy, "Susan Slept Here," and when someone says he's lost his touch, his maid argues: "Oh, I don't know. After all, plenty of people paid to see the last film he wrote for Jane Russell." "Honey," is the reply, "it wasn't the writing that made them pay the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. It often seems that everyone knows how to raise a baby—especially those who have never had one. Not only do they "know" what to do, but they are liberal with advice, even though this is likely to be based on folklore and prejudice. Most of the time, a new mother with her first born is completely confused by well-meaning advice from a long line of relatives, friends and neighbors. Usually, such advice is worth what is paid for it—exactly nothing. Although given with the best of intentions, what one person says is quite likely to be exactly the opposite of the suggestions provided by another. Any but the strongest-minded mother is likely to be left in a state of utter confusion. There are some points in this connection which I should like to bring out, and which are based on an excellent book written a few years ago by the late Dr. C. Anderson Aldrich and Mrs. Aldrich. It is called "Babies are Human Beings." I hope this is still in print. In any event, the main theme is that babies should not all be treated alike, because their individual personalities must have a chance to develop. As the Aldriches pointed out, babies are different even at birth. In a hospital nursery for new-borns a great difference can be noticed between one baby and another, in appearance and behavior, not only by the parenta but by other careful observers. One question which the Aldriches discuss is about fondling or loving babies. Conscientious mothers often ask whether fondling is proper. They sometimes appear to feel that it may b* wrong for babies to be rocked, bugged or mothered, that the infant in order to be healthy must be raised as practically "untouched by h u rn an hands." Of course, a baby should not have too much or indiscriminate fondling by friends and relatives. Like everything else, this matter can be overdone. The more people who come in close contact with the baby the greater the chance of giving the infant some infection. Baby Needs Affection To feel that a mother and father should not give the infant physical affection, however, is to inflict unintentional cruelty on the child. Everyone thrives on some affection, infants most of all. Of course, it is good to fondle babies—good for the baby and good for the parents. This does NOT mean bouncing a baby around roughly or exposing it to colds or infections. Two principles should govern your conduct: Treat a baby as you would like to be treated if you were young and helpless, and remember that signs of affection are appreciated even before a child ca ntalk. The rewards of proper handling in infancy are reaped when the child gets older. To make these rewards even more bountiful, it might be wise to follow expert advice and ignore the rest. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Six SpodUs Sums a Popular Contract .When today's hand was played in a tournament some years ago, six spades was a very popular contract. The slam waa popular with North and South because there' seemed to be a fine play for the I contract; and it was popular with { East and West because they usual- j ly wound up with a score of plus i 100 for defeating the slam. At all tables West opened the four of hearts. Declarer usually won the first trick with dummy's ace, ruffed a heart, and tried a spade finesse. East won with the king of spades and got out safely with a trump or a club. South eventually had to lose a diamond trick, and there went the slam. The slam was made at one table where the South player was the late Dr. Louis Mark of Columbus, O. He began with the ace of hearts a spade trick to East's king. East had to return a diamond, since a third round of hearts would allow declarer to ruff while dummy discarded a losing diamond. East deceptively returned the jack of diamonds, but Dr. Mark was not fooled by this play. It was clear that East held three diamonds and West only two. If East had held three diamonds headed by the jack, he would have returned a low diamond instead of the jack. Acting on this analysis, Dr. Mark won the diamond return with dummy's king and led the ten of diamonds for a finesse 'through East's queen. When this finesse succeeded, the slam contract was home. sponsored "Wild Bill Hickok," got .an offer for another western series. "No, thanks," said Andy, "I know which side my bread is corn- flaked on." Nelson Eddy and his Mrs. have booked passage to Europe for a rest after Nelson's April stint at the Las Vegas Flamingo. A little more than a year ago he was complaining of inactivity, but that waa before his nitery success. - Shelley Winters is screaming over a candid shot of her by Wee gee in a current photo mag. The leaser caught Shelley in slack* from the rear and the result doesn't help Shelley's glamor one bit. LITTU LIZ— The only thing that keeps walk* ing from becoming a lost art is th* distance from the parking placet to the-stores. A Kansas revival service waa being held, according to authentic reports, and one of the partners in i coal concern had joined the ;hurch. He tried to get his partner to do likewise. "I can't do it John," replied the partner when the insistence became irksome. "Who'll do the weighin' if J join?" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Joe Parks couldn't decide what to give up for Lent that he'd miss least, and finally resolved to tune out all radio and TV commercials* For the Birds Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS Opening lead—V 4 and a heart ruff, but then cashed the top clubs and ruffled a club He next led the queen of spades uui, decided »gaiiist & finesse. The fall of the cards indicated that West had length in hearts and in club*, if West had also held the king of spades, he might have raised his partner's bid to two hearts. Dr. Mark therefore put up dummy's ace of spades, ruffed dum* my's last club, aud then gave up 3 Give forth 4 Birds' homes 5 Blackbird of cuckoo family 6 Pillaged 7 Sea eagle 8 Containers 9 Insignificant person 1 Small songbird 5 Fish sauce 9 Bird's beak 12 Residence 13 Girl's name 14 Metallic rock 15 Things left out 17 Insect egg 18 Dull finish 19 Wigwams 21 Father 23 Oriental coin „ 24 Accomplished 24 Venture 27 Bows slightly 25 Angered N N Pennsylvania u Wagers 15 Nets 2 0 Nuisances 22 Flowers 29 Male deer 32 Gets up 34 Dress 36 Edit 37 Speedier 38 Paradise 39 Pace 41 Sweet potato 42 Cardinal's color 44 Goddess of discord 46 Migratory bird cf —— 49 Wash off soap 53 Mohammed's son-in-law 54 Household servants 56 New (prefix) 57 Follow orders 58 Dash 59 Number (TO Lateral part 61 Dry DOWN t Pronoun 2 Native namt 26 Amusement 28 More secure 30 Region 46 Gasp 31 Microbe 47 Toward the 33 Trigonometry sheltered side functions 48 Desert in 35 Hoglike Asia mammals 50 Egyptian rivcl 40 Seethed 51 Cicatrix 43 Pedestal parts 52-Hireling 45 Locations 55 View

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