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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 1, 1954
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fAOiita BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COTTRIER NEWS THtmSDAY AHHL 1, 19M TRl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher KAKRY A. HAINKB, Assistant Publisher A. A. FR1DRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertiiinr Manager •olt National Adverttataf Representatives: Waflao* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, 1ft Mooad class matter at the post- otflet at Blythevilie, Arkansas, under act of Con- f«t*» Octobtr *, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 9f carrier in the city of Blythevilie or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained; JSc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $230 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mafl outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And the w*nt an* did according to the saying <rf Elijah: and she, and he. and her house, did eat •any d*y».—I Kinf« 17:15. . • ';•.•.-.' » : * * The history of all the great characters of the Bible is summed up in this one sentence: They ac- cquainted themselves with God, and acquiesced in His will in all things.—Richard Ceca Barbs A rumble seat looks foolish in summer—in winter it really is. * * * Guilty is but a single word but in lots of cases it means a long sentence. * * * Men will run blocks and blocks to see a fire and women will drive miles to attend a fire sale. * * * New ears made of rubber have been developed. Women can stretch ffotsip without them. '•'«'* » When hubby is ordered out into the garden, we'll bet he'll have a much stronger word for spade than spade. Congress Controls Output Of GOP Campaign 'Ammo 7 In an election year, Congress likes to adjourn by July if possible. If you assume that as a fairly firm deadline, the present session is about half over. But Congress has not done even a quarter of its prospective work. When you examine its three months* performance, you realize most of the time has been consumed in struggle for power and prestige with the Executive establishment. First, the long debate and action on the Bricker amendment and related proposals. Second and con- tinning-, the various controversies between the Army and Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin. Depending on your view point, these may or may not be regarded as necessary contests serving the interests of the American people. But there can be no * question they take time from what used to be regarded as the legislature's main business: making laws. With each passing week, it will be increasingly difficult for the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill to drive to passage a significant proportion of the items in President Eisenhower's full program. And this points up a curious irony. A lot of Republican lawmakers behave as if they cannot win re-election this fall unless they trumpet the theme of communism in government. This is based on the assumption that the President's po-* licies are "unpopular." Nobody denies that a good many fanners are displeased with Secretary of Agriculture Benson and unhappy over the President's f?rm proposals. No one denies, either, that Big Labor thinks the administration derelict in meeting what it sees as a definite business recession. But reports are that congressional mail is running heavily in favor of Mr. Eisenhower's new programs, and those law makers who have checked their constituents generally have found a similar response. Thus the adoption of a big share of the President's measures would presumably give them a lot of campaign ammunition. The less congress does in the next three months, the less' of this" ammunition GOP politicians will have. But how much of it they get is a matter under their control. If it is little, that will be because that is the way they want it. Senator Langer of North Dakota, who managed not to distinguish himself in the hearings on confirmation to Chief Justice Earl Warren, now has comt up with A molution that deserves to paper the shelf in the Senate bill room. He proposes, first, to "affirm" the power of Congress to declare war, which nobody questions. In other words, he wants the Senate to assert that the Constitution means what it says. That's perhaps harmless enough. But he goes on to propose that U. S. armed forces shall not be ordered itno action EXCEPT to repel armed attack against the U. S., its territories and possessions. Under this provision, Russia could drop A-bombs on London, Paris, Rome— indeed, sweep Western Europe; could implant its forces in Canada and Mexico hard-by our borders; could occupy strategic islands in the Pacific and Atlantic, all without fear of our raising a finger of protest. He might as well ask the American people, collectively, to write a suicide note. He would have us defend ourselves only when all our friends in the world were gone and an enemy swollen by tremendous military and economic gains was at our very gates. If it were anybody but Langer offering this nonsense, we'd say he can't be serious. But then— we remember the Warren affair/ Views of Others Determined By Demand The equality of motion pictures, radio and television broadcasts often leaves much to be desired, Harold J. Kennedy, actor and playwright, told a Robeson County audience this week. But he put a question to the members of his audience whether any of them would handle programming differently. One of the greatest motion pictures ever made, he said, is Lawrence Olivers' production of "King Henry V." If most people have not seen it, that is because it neve has been 75 per cent of the cities of the United States. The reason is that in the cities where it was shown it wa» a box-office flop. Another great picture is "The Informer," which has been revived several times in the past 20 years and is considered a motion picture classic. But Marilyn Monroe, Gene Autry or Roy Rogers can make more money for a film studio with one picture than "The Informer" has made in 20 years. Much the same considerations govern programming for radio and television, said Mr. Kennedy. The cultural level of the American public may not be elevated by a show with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby as stars, but that's what the customers want, and sponsors pay prodigious sums for the services of these entertainers. Maybe that's not an ideal set of circumstances, but Mr. Kennedy came up with this question that answers itself: Suppose you were in charge of a local fund-raising campaign and you were able to get your pick of one stage or screen personality to make a personal appearance to promote the campaign. You appreciate art, but your obligation is to make the campaign a success. Would you ask for Helen Hayes, great actress that she is, or Marilyn Monroe?—Lumberton (N.C.) Rob- esonian. A Kept Promise In Chicago, Chief Justice Charles Dougherty kept his promise. It was all he could do. A teen-age automobile thief came before him last December for auto theft. The judge granted him probation for five years, but ordered him to serve the first thirty days in county jail. He was picked up three days after his release from jail, confessed he had stolen several more cars. "I said I would give you five to ten years in the pen if you came back before me," said the judge. "Lead him away." Now what would you do in a case like that? You are taking a chance, by putting a 17-year-old in the penitentiary, of making a confirmed, disillusioned criminal of him. If you break the court's word, the impressionable youth will think he can get away with it. There is a chance that he can think it over during punishment and make something of himself. Courts weigh these possibilities every day in every city of America. The decision is not easy. It is deeply difficult, and personally distressing, when the age is seventeen.—Dallas Morning News. falling Moscow Oranges from Israel, reports The New York Times' Moscow correspondent are selling for four and five rubles apiece in the Soviet Union. At this rate, the Soviet government will make a gross profit of more than 100 million dollars on an investment of only 2.5 million dollars. That's a 4,000 per cent return. Labor is cheap over there, and middlemen scarce, so the government ought to be able to net at least a cool 1,000 percent return. In tins country, six percent isn't bad. Come again Moscow—who are the captalistic exploiters?—Charlotte News. SO THEY SAY It is unreasonable to lull ourselves into achievement that each year will exceed all previous record breaking years in production, in sales, or in profits, but there are basic reasons which justify an optoomisitc view of what's ahead.—Charles Freed, National Automobile Dealers president * * * We (GOP) may disagree and we moy not approve, but no Republican leader has taken it unto himself to purge anyone.—GOP Chairman Hall. I fed fine and don't see why I can't win 15-timer Bobby Feller. No Cooks Can Spoil the Broth, Too Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Column — \ Standard of Ethics Spotlights Presidents Stature As Leader WASHINGTON — (N E A) ,— Dwight D. Eisenhower has revealed himself to Washington as an nherently decent human being. This is not something he acquired ince he started living in the White House and going to church regu- arly. It is built into his charao er. Evidence of it comes out spontaneously whenever some question of human interest arises. It stood out clearly in the President's press conference comment on the case of Col. Frank H. Schwable, the much-decorated officer now before a Marine Corps court of inquiry. It is charged that Schwable gave the Communists false confessions on the use of germ warfare by U. S. forces in Korea. A man had to be a pretty presumptuous individual, said the President, to criticize severely someone who had given \vay to things today's prisoners of war had to endure. Sitting in judgment on other humans' failures was a trying thing. You couldn't ask young America to follow the example of Colonel Schwable enthusiastically. On the other hand, justice had to be done to the individual. This was one of the problems the President said he wished could be removed from his shoulders. The President admitted he didn't have a really definite answer to this problem. A lesser man, a hard-bitten old- school general or a demagogue might have had a ready answer to it. But this bigness in Eisenhower's character is all the more apparent •when it is contrasted with the pettiness of day-to-day statements by the professional politicians around him. The President's critics, In and out of the party, have been quick to jump on him for failing directly to silence Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. This is the old "Let's-you-and-him • fight 0 needling. But time and time again the President has told his press conferences that he will not indulge in personalities. This is nothing more than the code of any gentleman. Perhaps a little more of this in politics would do no harm. The President has admitted that he isn't much of a politician. He has even gone so far as to say that he is not very much of a partisan. The times are too serious, he said, to indulge in extreme partisanship. He cheerfully admits that there must be Democratic support to enact parts of his program. This may have caused numerous Republican politicians to throw down their papers and stamp on them. But it is meat for the independents, who are among the most intelligent and discriminating voters in America. As for what this program of his is, the President has said repeatedly that he wants it to be good for the United States and good for all Americans — Republicans and Democrats alike. He wants to emphasize the positive aspects of his program. He says the country must go forward on spiritual, cultural and intellectual as well as economic things. Negative things do not promote the happiness of people, he declares. On the negative aspects of hu- man rights and civil liberties involved in this great issue of com-' munism in government, the President has shied away from the witch hunters and aligned himself with the more decent element of the people, who are interested in protecting the dignity of the individual. The President has appealed to the American sense of justice and fair play. He has said that everyone accused of being a security ris kshould have the right to face his accuser and full opportunity to establish the falsity of any charges against him. The President has said that he himself never uses the word "subversive" in connection with his ser curity program. He calls all people separated from government service under his order "security risks."-He says that no one should be charged with disloyalty or subversive activity unless it is proved in a court of law. • On the general indictment of the Democratic Party as being "soft towards communism" and "the party of treason" over, 20 years, the President has said that such charges are not only untrue but unwise. In disassociating himself from others in his own party who have indulged in such extreme statements, the President takes the high ground. He leaves the low road to others. This is fine as far as it goes. It leaves only one small doubt. That is how fast and how generally the President's example can convert many others in his own party to the ethical standards which he has set for himself. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood on TV: The big cannons are being rolled up to the firing line in the war of the screens. It's the big push—"Operation Spectacle" — in the TV-vs.-Hollywood movies battle. Hollywood studios have retooled and sound stages have been cleared for big-*creen, super-colossal epics in the five-million-dollar price range. And now comes television's "Era of the Spectaculars.' ' Starting in September, NBC will have two 90-minute, money-is-no- object shows a month. Even more important Is the arrival of million-dollar, multiple network, one-shot colossal pro grams. Last year's two-hour, $500,000 Ford Anniversary show was just a shadow of things to come. A food company budgeted more than Ford for their March 28 cavalcade of Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway hits. In October, David O. Selznick will have $750,000 to toss around as producer of a two-hour show for the Electrical Industry's diamond jubilee, which may be carried on all four networks. It's a great deal for movie-goers and home-screen audiences but the jlasma and the bandages better 3e on hand because the casualties are going to be terrific. Behind whose lines? All I'm giving today, ma'am, are the facts. actors. He explains: 'Television Us 4 writer's and a director's medium. Stars can't hold an audience that can flip a dial. •The stories must hold them." A crisis In the family when Sam jr., decided on a TV instead of t, movie career? He laughed: "It was gre*_£ with Dad. After all, he was the first to say Hollywood should wake up and join TV back in 1949." Ann Sothern's big secret, aside from heart-of-her-heart John Beck, is a new TV series she'll bankroll out of all the loot she's collecting from "Private Secretary." Two 1950 Hollywood movies are headed for the home screens, "Fireball," with Mickey Rooney and Pat O'Brien, and "Millionaire for Christy," with Eleanor Parker and Fred MacMurray. When Jack Benny announced Joan's marriage plans, the L. A. Daily News reported the wedding's cost at $50,000. Another L. A. paper said $60,000. Quick as a flash .Eddie Cantor telephoned Benny and said: "Jack, read only the Daily News I today and you'll save $10,000." The televersion of "Mr. District Attorney," starring David Brian, doesn't hit the air until April. But j a feature movie, with the same title, already is being written and cameras roll June 1. The film will be produced by the Ziv Co., which produces the TV version. A new threat to movie studios? Sandra Burns, 20-year-old daughter of George and Gracie, is due to become a regular emoter on their show. "Beachhead" was filmed as a the-Marines-have - landed picture, but the entire sales campaign is built around a single Tony Curtis- Mary Murphy embrace. Well, the situation is in hand, Isn't it? The name of the big studio executive who calls Kathryn Grayson on the hour every hour would curl your Italian hairdo. LITTLE UZ— :C Almost any day now, progress may catch up with the baseball umpires and vacuum cleaners will be replacing the home-plate whlskbroom. »MIA» Connie Russell will be the singer on Bob Crosby's new nighttime TV show for CBS. He'll continue his daily stanzas. . .Inside reason for the sponsor's smiles over Red Skelton's show — Red's sticking closer to the scripts and not ad- libbing himself into left field. . . One studio at CBS' Television City here is being converted for color telecasts. All the redheads in "Life With Father" may be the first to hit the natural-color screens. . . . Mary Anderson is No. 1 choice for the televersion of "Blondie." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Once in a while a strange condition occurs in which there is an accumulation of fluid inside the brain, causing stretching of the skull from pressure. The medical name for this condition is cpehalus. It is sometimes present at birth or it may become evident at a later date. When present at birth, the cause is thought to be some obstruction to the drainage of fluid out of the spaces which lie between portions of the brain inside the skull. Why this obstruction should occur, however, usually cannot be discovered. Increase in fluid may sometimes enlarge the head even before birth and thus make childbirth difficult. More often, however, it is not noticed until some time after birth has occurred. Hydrocephalus usually interferes with intelligence, but this is not always the case. In one famous case a man lived to the age of twenty-nine with a skull stretched so much that it was almost transparent, but his mental faculties were in excellent condition. In other forms of hydrocephalus both in children and in grownups any one of several causes may exist. In most cases, however, the cause cannot be discovered. Symptoms Vary Widely The symptoms also vary widely. Mental changes may or may not be present. Headaches and disturbances of vision or walking are among the symptoms which are likely to be, but are not always, present. The outlook for someone afflicted by this condition depends on the cause and on the speed with which fluid accumulates, if it comes on suddenly and f.'uid accumulates rapidly, the outlook, of course, is unfavorable. In many mild cases, however, recovery can and often does occur. In some cases, the condition can j be permanently relieved by sur| gery, or perhaps a vicious cycle ' broken by removing some of the excess fluid. Such treatment is most likely to be successful if done early. Hydrocephalus is one of those conditions which is fortunately rather rare. Much more needs to be learned about it before prevention can become possible or better treatments devised. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Don't Jump to Any Fast Conclusions If you've looked at the bidding of today's hand, don't get the impression that there's a misprint. South did actually bid seven no- trump. What's more, he made it. When West bid seven spades, North and East passed. Before South could say anything, East and West exchanged hands. South, much annoyed, objected to this exchange oT h'Ms. "Suppose I wanted to doubit? 1 ' he argued. "Go ahead and double," said West. "We're cold for all the tricks." South was so annoyed that he got up from the table and found a rule book on his bookshelf. He then read the appropriate rule to his opponents, pointing out that he had the right to bid seven no-trump, that they were obliged to pass and that he could call each card from both of their hands. Just to teach them * lesson, South proceeded to apply the rule. I He made West lead the seven ofj hearts, and he played the king of j hearts from dummy, compelling I East to follow suit with the queen. Dummy continued with the jack and then the nine of hearts, East dropping the ten and eight of hearts, while West was compelled t odiscard the ace and king of diamonds. After these first three fantastic tricks, South ran his six diamond If Hal Roach, Jr., can be a big wheel in telefilms, so can Sam Goldwyn, Jr. Bringing another second-generation name to home screens, tall, good-looking 27-year-old Sam, Jr., is behind the producer's desk of a new half-hour telefilm series about the supernatural, "The Unexplained." And just like daddy, he's putting emphasis on quality. Shooting the first of the series on the Goldwyn film lot, where he played "movie star" on deserted sets as a kid, young Sam told me: "I guess Hollywood thinks tele- films are 'B' pictures. But they're not as far as I'm concerned. With me, it's an 'A' every week." But unlike his dad, who created many of the screen's top stars, Sam, Jr., is using only unknown Bride—I simply can't stand my husband's nasty disposition. Why he's made me so jittery that I'm losing weight. Aunt—Then why don't you leavt him? Bride—Oh, I'm going to. I'm Just waiting until he gets me down to 120 pounds- —Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. THE NEAR-MOBBING of Mrs. Joe DiMaggio, better known as Marilyn Monroe, following her last appearance before American troops in Korea, indicates to us one thing: The boys over there haven't lost their interest in baseball. — Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. IT MUST be a very Christian man who can go to Florid,a in the winter, and be glad to hear tbe weather at home which he is paying through the nose to avoid, is beautiful and balmy. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News. Aunt Molly Harmsworth say* she admires people who are polite and display good manners, but when they overdo it she gets on her guard for she's sure they're going to ask for something. ; NORTH 443 VKJ952 842 WEST (D) AAKQJ76 • AKJ *AKJ SOUTH West 2 4 4'N.T 74 42 IT 643 • Q97653 4764 Both sides vul. North East South Pass 3 4 Pass Pass 5 • Pass Pass Pass 7N.T.(!) Pass(!) Pass Pass(!) Opening lead — V 7 Dancing Along rid of the ace of hearts and all of their clubs. South could then get to dummy by leading the four of clubs to dummy's five in order to discard the deuce of spades on one of dummy's good hearts. The six and seven of clubs took the last two tricks. If you don't believe that all of this happened exactly as described, just look at the date of today's newspaper. 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