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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 3, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS gATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1W4 TH« OOXmUR NEWS CO. M. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FRKDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager iole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. inhered M second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is main- 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per , $2.50 for ste months. $1.96 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile «one, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Now theM are thy •errant* and thy people, whom thou h**t redeemed by thy great power, and fcf tfcy *tronf hand.—Bfehemlah 1:10. * * * And now without redemption all mankind muet have been lost, adjudged to death and hell By doom severe.—Milton. Barbs It's almost impossible for a man to find a place on earth where he can get away from it •M. * * * Aa flMnofe mam was arrested for robbing people anterior a night club. You'd hardly expect to waK vnttt they came out. * * * Maraiagc ic a civil contract — and too often t'f the oofcr thing civil about it. * * * A faabion expert predict* rounded figures are baek. Look 015* — curves ahead! * * * A cow in Indiana chewed up a wallet containing $40. Now for some nice rich milk. We're Running Out of Room For Testing Atom's Power The other day a British newspaper, ruefully noting the troubles generated by an H-bomb experiment that got somewhat out of hand, commented: "If this sort of thing isn't stopped, there may not be enough world left to fight World War III in." An exaggeration, yes, but one with a bigger core of truth than many have. For instance, from Tokyo we have a report that U. S. authorities have urged That all fish taken from a specified area of the Pacific be examined for radioactive contamination. The concern in Japan which uses fish over meat as a diet staple by a ration of 10 to 1, is considerable. Most of Japan's fish come from waters off Siberia and Korea, but the country's fishermen do range out into the mid-Pacific, as witness the 23 who fell victim to radioactive ash from the recent bomb explosion. With an expanding population, and no hope of building up meat supplies, it is perhaps inevitable that Japanese fishing boats should work eastward in increasing numbers. The thought that we may have contaminated any substantial portion of a useful food supply for a country trying so hard to get back on a solid economic footing ought to give us real pause. To an explosion of such forces as the March 1 blast, the vast reaches of the Pacific do not evidently afford the safety margin we might imagine. The world continues to shrink. It is now a serious question—one we hope Washington officials are asking themselves—whether there is any place on the globe where we may hereafter safely conduct hydrogen bomb experiments. In letting loose a blast which exceeded scientific expectations by three or four times, we could have damaged the food source of a struggling island nation. Future promised blasts are supposed to be consiedrably more severe. Knowing now what it might do, dare we touch them off? Hope It's No Chain Reaction When Roger Keyes resigned as Deputy Secretary of Defense, it could have occasioned no surprise. He said when he took the job he would stay only a year. So far as is known, this was not so with Budget director Joseph M. Dodge, who also has just resigned, effective April 15. Dodgt has felt the pull of private business, and fa responding. The loss to the administration is not •mall. Dodge is a real financial wizard. B« m*f not b« indispensiblt, but he will IM hard to nplact. Th« balanced budget lie hoped to achieve is still fairly far from achievement. He leaves the Adm- h*f tv«n reached midcourse. There are many businessmen in this government. It would be unfortunate if the Kyes and Dodge registrations should initiate an exodus from Washington before they have really demonstrated what sort of contribution they can make. A lot of Administration critics think the Administration has too many businessmen altogether. Certainly there can be no bar to service this group, or any other. And perhaps it is reasonable that we should now be having this test of their usefulness and effectiveness when placed in government in large numbers. But such a test will never prove much if their tours of duty are limited to one and two years. Running a government means more than getting it organized and then turning it over to somebody else. Views of Others Sen. Harry B. Byrd of Virginia deserves the • gratitude of Americans for his work of a quarter of a century in trying to hold federal expenditures down. It is safe to say that if it had not been for Byrd and others attracted to his economy leadership, the nation would have been tens of billions of dollars deeper into debt than it is. Byrd keeps whanging away at the Eisenhower budget which he concedes to be fairly tight but maintains could still be reduced enough to eliminate the prospecitve defcit of $3,000,000,000 or more In a recent statement he went into considerable detail to show how. It would be grand if Congress followed the Byrd blueprint, but already the Eisenhower reductions in federal spending have brought loud yells from the spenders that services which the people want and need are being wrecked. Further saving would intensify the wails in an election year when many members in Congress are fearful of their chances. Then, too, as business slows, the spenders will accuse the economy of fashioning a disaster. That would find eager ears in a country conditioned to heavy federal spending for 20 years. If the American people want lower taxes, they'll have to follow the economy leaders. Perhaps those leaders have gone as far as they can go temporarily. But when good times are assuredly here, there will be no excuse for resisting further drastic cute in spending.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. The New Party Line The CPUSA, that's what the comrades call the U. S. Communist Party, has a new line, right out of Moscow. Here are some of the objectives Of The Party: 1. Identify "anti-communism" with "pro- fascism." 2. Call any effort to rid the United States government of Reds and spies "McCarthysim." (Get that!) 3. Try and get amnesty for the convicted Red leaders. 4. Work for abolition of the committees of Congress that are investigating Communist subversion. 5. Work for repeal of the Smith and McCarran Acts. The Smith Act is the one under which the top Red leaders were tried and jailed. The McCarran Act requires the Communist Party and its fronts to register. That's the domestic line. On the foreign front, this is part of the line: 1. Stop the U. S. defense program and use the defense plants for government-supported "welfare" programs. 2. Spread the idea that the Soviet menace to the U. S. is a "big He." 3. Get recognition of Red China. There it is, the meat of the new Communist Party line. Now, how do you tell a Communist or a Communist sympathizer? Well, if he supports ALL or MOST of these notions, the chances are he's a Red or a Pinko. And it's surprising, isn't it, the so-called "liberals" in this country who have been parroting that line? — Kingsport (Term.) News. Anything But That Decidedly the year's champion broadcaster of the blues is that Democratic oracle who says that the American people may call Harry Truman back into power in order to get rid of Sen. McCarthy, He more than intimates that another term for Harry wc-i)!3 put an eternal quietus on Joe. That man does not even want the people to feel good. It is bad enough to have just one of those fire eating gentlemen on our hands, but who in the name of all good conscience is able to take both of them simultaneously? The daily circus is almost unendurable with just one contortionist in action, but two of them contorting at the same time would be beyond human endurance. — The Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY Rabbit or a Donkey? il^^lvl'S^^II^'^^^? Ptttr Id son's Washington Column — Business Score Encourages GOP; WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Republican officials are greatly encouraged by preliminary figures on business acitivity for first quarter of 1954. They indicate that the recession, inventory readjustment, winter slump, transition to a peacetime economy—or whatever you want to call it—may not be nearly as serious as predicted and feared by some economists. The first quarter doesn't end till March 31, of course. Final figures on it may not be available for another month. But the preliminary figures compiled for the Treasury Department show these trends, according to Undersecretary Marion B. Folsom: Industrial production index I s down 8 per cent—from 134 to 124. Nonagricultural employment is down 1.8 per cent—55.4 million to around 54.3 million. These are the admittedly bad spots. The good spots are: Gross national product down only an estimated 1 per cent from last year's annual rate of $363.9 billion for the first quarter. And personal income is expected to be about the same as last year. For first quarter 1953 the annual rate was $263 billion. "If I was a smart tnan, I don't think I'd be here today," said Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson in opening a recent press conference. On that particular day, the feud between the Army and Sen .Joseph R. McCarthy was red hot. New developments were breaking fast on more American aid for the hard- pressed Viet Namese and French forces in Indo-China. The Administration's "new look" defense poli- cies for meeting threats of Communist aggression were on the Washington griddle. (Plus the usual daily crises.) "I always want to be frank with you." Secretary Wilson told the reporters, "but today you can ask me a lot of questions which I can't answer. So go ahead and see how close you can get." Rep. William Arthur Winstead, (D., Miss.), has been hearin' from the hills on his resolution to commemorate May 26 as "National Hillbilly Day." Addicts of hillbilly music, however, seem to have gone a bit high - hat instead of just wide- brimmed-hat here of late. Feeling that they are expressing the most popular musical art form in America, they resent the use of the word "hillbilly" as applied to their music. They want it known as. "country music" instead. An appeal has been made that Winstead amend his resolution to read "National Country Music Day," instead of "Hillbilly Day." "Pickin' and Singin' News," the national house organ for the hillbilly—pardon—country music industry, published in Nashville, has an open-let'cer-to-Congress editorial endorsing the amendment. Senator Clinton P. Anderson, (D., N. M.), has made a noble effort to put a little romance and sex appeal into the otherwise dry- as-a-dust-storm debate over Hawaii-Alaska statehood, which is now beginning to show signs of developing into a filibuster. "One of the loveliest stories of California," Anderson told the Senate, "is about Rezanov, the Rus- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Greer Garson won't be humming "Home on the Range." She pondered over it for a long time, then decided she isn't the western type to anybody but Buddy Fogelson and all those white-faced cattle. So she turned down the starring role of the sagebrush heroine in Niven Busch's "The Big Casino." Gene Tierney's giggling. The registered name of that movie- trained tiger she cuddles in "The Egyptian" is AGA. Khan you top that? Julie London is forgetting Jack Webb for Pete Rugolo, the jazz musician-arranger, who's introducing her to all the aunts, uncles and cousins. Rugolo and Betty Button once were altar candidates but he never got around to a family "preview." Sound of the week: Geri Galian's version of the "Dragnet" theme as a rhumba at the Macayo—"All whee wan' is de fax, mom." Gary Merrill, in Hollywood for Columbia's "The Black Dakotas," is saying that he and Bette Davis are in the market for a costarring TV show. Bette, he says, will be back on the fully recovered list by summer. Joan Caulfield and producer Frank Ross are once again denying that they're expecting. But the stork rumors are flying all over Manhattan. . .Doris Duke is the "Miss Money Bags" behind the big dance studio, with TV stages, that Nico Charisse, Cyd's ex, is building in Hollywood. sian explorer who established colonies in Alaska and along the Pa-j cific coast . . . Finally Rezanov! took up his residence in one of the loveliest cities of the world, San Francisco. There — in the Bay area from which our distinguished majority leader (Senator Knowland) comes — Rezanov met and fell in love with a young girl. Because of his desire to marry her, Rezanov rushed home to get permission of his queen and his church. In doing so he sacrificed his life . . . "I wish to say," concluded Anderson, "that had it not been for this episode we might now not be discussing the subject of bringing Alaska into the Union. Because Russia in that day not only had the desire but it had the facilities to make the entire west coast of the United States a part of the Russian empire." One of the main arguments used by Treasury tax experts against raising personal income tax exemption to, for example, $1000 for each member of the family is this: For a married couple with three children it would mean no taxes up to $5500 a year income. The present top income exemption for such a family is $3000. This S1000 exemption would take an estimated 14 million taxpayers off the rolls. It would cost the i government over $7 billion a year in revenue. This would, of course, grossly unbalance the budget. Advocates of higher exemptions argue against this that any family trying to raise three children on less than $100 a week shouldn't have to pay any taxes. It has enough trouble without them. A close friend phoned Clark Gable and asked him to rush to the hospital when news of Virginia Grey's serious auto accident hit the front pages. But there's a "No Visitors" sign on Virginia's door and that goes for the movie king she almost married at one time. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. He (Stevenson) is a helluva nice guy who is too honest and too naive to cope with the Pentagon politicians. —Sen. Joseph McCarthy.' * * * They ("flying discs") moved ahead of thu plane, and then fell in behind it. Then they shot far into the sky and came back.—Michael Kurlitz. disabled veteran of Hazelton, Pa., reports seeing "flying discs." * * • I lovt thit man. I'll never stop writing him letters even if you send me to jail.—Mrs Clemme fltcphenson telto Chicago Judge why she writes to Mft* ibt Sometimes, what sounds like a complicated question may not be really difficult at all, assuming that the medical facts are accurately available. Q—If a young wife had tuberculosis, and after spending a year in a sanatorium was allowed to return home as an arrested case, and then had a baby, would there be tubercle germs present which could be transmitted by her husband kissing her and then kissing his cousin? M. M. A—Unless the tuberculosis lesion had broken down, and she was eliminating the germs of tuberculosis in her sputum, she would not transmit the infection to anyone else. A young woman who has'had tuberculosis should be checked at fairly frequent intervals, however, to make certain that the disease remains in an arrested and non- contagious stage. Q—When syphilis has been present for six or eight years, is it possible to cure it? T. W. A—Doctors are usually reluctant to use the word, "cure" in this kind of situation. In most instances, however, syphilis, even of this duration, can be treated so successfully that it will not produce further symptoms or complications. Q — Can a woman have sex relations after having uterus, tubes, and ovaries removed? Is this called a complete hysterectomy? What is a pan-hysterectomy? Reader A— This operation should not interfere with normal sex relations. The operation described may be culled either a pan-hysterectomy or a complete hysterectomy. V* ft fetf I had calcium around the bone in my shoulder. This was treated with X ray, but I just missed having to have an operation. It seems worse to me when I raise my arm. Could this develop into cancer of the bone? Mrs. B. A—This sounds like a bad case of bursitis with calcium deposits. If this is the correct diagnosis there is no reason to believe that it would lead to cancer of the bone. Q—Will you please explain what is meant by "acute gangrenous gallbladder"? I lost a dear friend, 81 years old, from this condition. Mrs. V. A—This presumably refers to an acute inflammation of the gallbladder, associated with death of the tissue itself. The only chance for recovery would have been an immediate operation, which, of cburse, carries considerable ri.-.fc at such an age. By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Experts Show Keen Bridge Analysis When today's hand was played. North bid three diamonds in the hope of finding safety in one of the minor suits. Lester Bachner, a prominent New York attorney, who has been my partner in several national chantpionships. thereupon jumped to four spades with the South hand.,expecting to have a fine play for game <>ven if North ' Watch for an early announcement of the Sally Forrest-Milo Frank rift. The end of the marriage came when Sally signed an RKO starring contract in Hollywood, and failed to return to Milo's side in New York, as she had promised. Rosemary Clooney's agents wanted $6000 for a bit of Clooney chirping on George Gobel's pilot TV film for NBC—and the same weekly salary once the show goes on the air. There was nothing dead - pan about Gobel's face when he heard the edict and switched to Helen O'Connell. It's Minday Carson from now on, and not just the girl who looks "just like Ingrid Bergman." Now a Coconut Grove success, zippy Mindy still shudders about the look- alike headlines of six years ago, spade. | Bachner was a bit disconcerted ; to discover that North had no spades at all. As he won the first trick with the king of clubs he noted that he would probably lose a trump, a heart and two diamonds —if the opponents were alert enough to take their tricks. The best chance for the contract was to develop a sort of squeeze and this could be done only if the NORTH (D) 3, 4b None •> Q 9 8 5 3 2 4VA8742 WEST EAST * Q 8 4 4k 10 9 5 VAQ1094 <*J762 4K104 4A7 «10$ +J963 SOUTH 4AKJ7632 • J6 North-South vut North Eart South We* Pass Pass 14 2V 3 • Pass 4 4k Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> 10 enemy came through with a bit of cooperation. Declarer's first step was to lead a low heart toward's dummy's king. West ; played the nine, and dummy won with the king. Bachner then returned a heart, West winning with the ten. West continued with the ace of hearts, and South ruffed. Bachner's next step was to lead a low trump. East won with the five of spades and could have defeated the contract immediately by leading the *c* of diamonds followed by a low diamond to his partner's king. Instead, not seeing his d,,ri<jor, Ef»st returned another heart t,o make declarer ruff again. A/Mr rutfifif tfaift teftrt, Mclartr I led out all of his trumps, beginning with the ace and the king. When he led his last trump, he had two diamonds and a club in his own hand, saving the queen of diamonds and two club's in the dummy. East had to save two clubs, since otherwise declarer would lead his queen and overtake with dummy's ace. If East saved the blank ace of diamonds, it was clear that South would cash the queen of clubs and then lead a diamond to make East lead a club to dummy's ace. East tried to save himself by discarding the ace of diamonds, but Bachner could then lead a diamond to force out West's king and thus set up his own jack. West had discarded his last heart, so there was no longer any way to defeat the contract. when she sang ballads m a skirt and sweater and was halted M the "Bergman" of song. •"I didn't try to look like Ingrid— honest," she told me, "and I always laughed at the comparison. I even thought at one time of dying my hair black to kill the talk. I was really happy when it was all forgotten." Mindy's only first-night apprehension: "The Grove's so big. I have to get used to it. The audience is too far away. When I sing I like to hear people breathiag." Jack Benny's TV sponsors are insisting on a weekly show next fall. He still likes the present every-three-weeks schedule. "Champagne Safari," a two-reel record of the Bit* Hayworth-Aly Khan honeymoon, will be world premiered in San Francisco next month. Watch for that long-promised Columbia legal action to stop the showings because of Rita's exclusive Columbia contract. Preview flash: "Night People," a taut throat-clutcher, best of the Cinemascope dramas to date. Jan August about a new movie: "It's so dead the ushers are wearing black arm-bands." 75 Ago lit Marvin Nunn, Jr., has returned from Jacksonville, Florida, wher« he spent a week. Mrs. O. E. Quellmalz and Miss Elizabeth McHenry were named delegates to the state. convention of American Association of University Women, in Little Bock, at a meeting of the local chapter in Luxor a- In a simple ceremony performed last night at Caruthersville, Miss Eula Mae Kinningham became the bride of James Nebhut of Blytheville. HUSBAND: "When anything goes wrong around our place, I just get busy and fix it." Wife: "Yeah? Since you fixed the clock, the cuckoo backs out and asks what time it is." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. THE WOMAN stepped off th« scales and turned to her husband. "Well," he said briskly, "what's the verdict? A little overweight?" "Oh, no," she replied sweetly. "But, according to that height table, printed on the front, I should be about six inches taller?" — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. THE ATLANTA JOURNAL, as if it didn't know better, said that Georgia peaches are of higher quality than those grown in South Carolina. A wildly incorrect statement like that could set journalism back half a century. — Charleston (S.C.) Evening Post. Spring has gotten to be a more attractive time of year for men and boys since taking up all the carpets in the house and beating them in the back yard has ceased to be a part of housecleaning. Hungarian Rhapsody Answer to Previou* Puiilt ACROSS 1 Part of Hungarian capital on right bank of Danube 5 Left bank part of capital 9 Employer 10 Graf ted (her.) 11 Mad 13 Experts 16 Seine ,17 It is (contr.) 19 Dine 20 Story 22 Age DOWN 1 Agitation 2 Free nation (ab.) 3 Low haunt 4 Rugged mountain spur 5 Magyar 6 Conclude 7Sainte (ab.) o f A U B A l_ E e» i s * N A P e A *\ t & E « I T E U E O T I O N & R I T A T 1 T U E %;• /vs E. T e R & O R E= *» fc R R A T * A V £ R '••'/,'• A 15 & E 1 T e & F E N N t= l_ :•/.-: D t R 1 V E E N O K. A * P & E V E N 1 U O 1 U o A V e R r V A T E *• '••'< O U i V E O M 1 T €• O O T * P 1 N fc L E <£, F" £ C K. e K. N 5 A O E & E P S|E R vl f o 24 Mountain nymph 26 Encloses 28 Obtained 30 Small child 31 Meadow 32 Title of courtesy 33 Takes into custody 37 Tardier 41 Mine shaft huts 42 Apex 44 Ashy 45 Shade tree 46 Note in Guide's scale 47 Entangle 48 Harvester 51 Natives of Rome 54 Challenge 55 Passage in thef* brain M Geraint's wift in Arthurian legend 17 Rail bird 8 Indian tomes 29 Ra«S«i 39 Enthusiastic 11 Preposition 33 Maple genus ardor 12 Close 34 This nation 40 Rots flax 14 Biblical weed now plays a 43 Capital of 15 Stations (ab.) Communist France 18 Anger 49 Cooking 21 Birds of prey 35 Made over utensil 23 Petty prince 36 Sun 50 Silkworm of milk 25 Accomplishes 38 Italian 52 Siouan Indian 27 Wind condiment 53 Sea (Fr.)

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