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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 6, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLB (J&K.) COURIER NEWS fUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1954 THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINfiS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINZS, Assistant Publisher . A, A. PREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bob National Advertising Representatives: WftUMi Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, 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 maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile «one. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But he began to curse and to swear, saying:, I know not thii man of whom ye speak.—Mark 14:71. * * * The devil tempts men through their ambition, their cupidity, or their appetite, until he comes to the profane swearer, whom he clutches without any reward.—Horace Mann. Barbs The fellow who looks everybody straight in the eye gives folks little chance to talk behind Ilk back. • * * * •hining up the golf clubt and brushing up the vocabulary should go hand in band. • . ' * * * . An oculist says more than half the male office employes have eye trouble. Could it have anything to do with good-looking stenographers? * * * One reason so many marriages sre failures is because so many failures get married. » » * Every time Mom mentions moving pictures these days Dad thinks of spring cleaning. Kremlin's NATO Bid Rates Quick Rebuff U. S. Gave It The United States government wisely wasted no time in rejecting a Russian proposal that the Soviet Union join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Kremlin's purpose could only be to undermine the entire Western defense system. The Russian note suggested that the United States join 32 European nations, including Russia, in a security pact, a 14-nation group of Western countries established to counter possible Soviet aggression. As the State Department noted in reply, this proposition would permit the Russians to get within the Western defensive walls. But it would not give the West the converse opportunity og getting inside the Iron Curtain. Nothing has been said to indicate the Kremlin would relax its iron grip on the nations of Eastern Europe. That fact alone should be enough to expose the insincerity of this proposed "all European" pact. Anyone with the slightest experience with the Russians could imagine what would happen if this plan were taken up. The Russians would use their membership in NATO to block every effective measure Western Countries might conceive for their own protection. In the meantime, the West would be utterly barred from all contact with Eastern Europe, where preparations for massive aggression could go forward unchecked. We must hope that not even the most gullible neutralist in Europe will fall for this scheme. On its surface it has the marks of plausability. Unlike the ridiculous proposal Foreign Minister Molotov offered at Berlin, this one does not exclude the United States from participation. And it makes the proper noises about European unity. But, as we have seen, these appearances are totally deceiving. There is not one sentence in the Russian note which suggests the Kremlin wants real cooperation for the peace and security of the world. If they are interested in that, they would offer any arrangement that would .open the East as well as let them into the West. Futhermore, they would have found some merit in earlier Western proposals for a European pact wftich would feature, among other things, nonaggre- ssion guarantees given to Russia by the '? Allied powers. Humanity's Suicide Ever since the recent H-Bomb explosion in the Pacific, speculation has been great as to the magnitude of these blasts. Chairman Lewis L. Strauss has done a good deal to eliminate the guesswork, Wt now know wt ax« in pbu**«ion of a bomb so powerful that just one will wipe ont any city on earth, even the largest like London and New York. All around the fringes of New York today are roadway signs saying that in event of enemy attack, "This road will be closed to regular civilian traffic." The Signs assume that people would be alive to move in and out of a damaged area and that military authorities would manage this- traffic. As we see from Strauss' comment, these signs may well be out of date. For a single hydrogen bomb could obliterate the entire New York metropolitan area. There might not be any traffics in or out. This is just a way of pointing up the ghastliness of the prospect of nuclar warfare. Every human on earth must hope it never comes. If men on both sides of the Iron Curtain are not reading the news of these explosions with the grimmest concern, they are near to being mad. It is inconceivable that they would contemplate for any instant a kind of warfare that could well be humanity's suicide. Views of Others Close Loopholes For Spies The evidence presented in the perjury trial of Alger Hiiss proved him a traitor to the United States and a spy for Russia. But in about nine months, Traitor Alger Hiss will be free. He was sentenced to five y*ars in prison for Perjury—for lying when he denied espionage for the Communists. He has served^ three^ years for his crime. Within nine months he will, with time off for good behavior, be eligible for freedom. I» that sufficient penalty for traitorous work for an enemy against America? Nothing can be done about the Alger Hiss case. He has received a light penalty and will soon have served it. But there should be prompt steps taken to prevent others who may follow his dishonorable path from getting off so lightly. Alger Hiss could not be tried for the full enormity of his crimes because the status of limitations had run, precluding prosecution by the time his evil deeds were uncovered. But that did not lessen them or his guilt. Espionage today may open the way for the cold-blooded murder of millions of Americans through Communist aggression. There should be adequate provision, therefore, to give stringent penalties to spies against us so as to discourage spying and to provide fitting punishment for those guilty of it. There should be no limitations to protect the enemies of our nation. The guilt of espionage and subversion is not mitigated by time. Work against our country for an enemy should not be tolerated. And there should be not coddling of those guilty of it simply because they were successful in hiding their un-American work for a number of years. Our nation failed miserably to recognize the loopholes in our laws and do something about them in time for them to be applicable to Alger Hiss. But our Congress should now take as its duty to close those loopholes before others are able to take advantage of them. In admission to our failure to have laws sufficient to cope with the Hiss crimes, let us make it a national goal to close the loopholes before despicable Alger Hiss gains freedom.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. More For The Money A feature story in the Wall Street Journal, signed by Ray Vicker uf the Newspaper's staff, tells of what is happening in the nation's great farm equipment industry. The emphasis is on cost-cutting all along the line — engineering and new product development being about the only exceptions. Mr. Vicker quotes one spokesman as saying, "Manufacturing efficiency must and is being improved." Another said, "We are doing everything we can think of to cut costs." A third expressed a similar view with a quip: "Maybe we should turn out the lights and save on electricity while we talk." The reason for this is obvious enough. The drops that have taken place in farm income and some farm prices have found their reflection in reduced purchasing of equipment. And the industry's response is the intelligent one — to try to give more for the money. This also is indicative of the highly competitive nature of the farm equipment business. Every manufacturer and his dealers want a better product to offer than the competition can present — and is trying to develop it. As for future prospects, it's about as sure as anything can be that farmers will buy as much equipment as their resources will permit. For the machine, above all else, is the key to successful, profitable farming today. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. Forewarned Is Forearmed NEA S«r»««. IK. Peter Edson's Washington Column — President of NAM Views Future Of US. Business Optimistically WASHINGTON —(NEA)— In the four months that Harold C. McClellan, Los Angeles paint and chemical man, has been president of the National Association of Manufacturers, he has made two complete trips around the United States. Hitting many factory towns and cities on his tours, he has talked to hundreds of manufacturers, and been talked at by them. McClellan's conclusions from all these interviews is that United States business now enjoys a mature economy. There is no longer any need for boom or bust in business cycles. He does not find that the U.S. economy is now in any recession. Stock values, as represented on the rising stock market, are sound. This rise of many manufacturing stocks to postwar highs does not mean that the United States is going through another boom, McClellan cautions. There is no large volume of stock buying on margin -no speculative boom like there was in the late 1920's, he points out. The "present status of the country as a whole, says the N.A.M. president, is that it's in a period of transition. The government is moving towards a balanced budget. Government spending in the next fiscal year will be nearly $6 billion less than this year. The government is relieving the taxpayers of that much in taxes, and that's healthful. Whatever ill effects there are in a transition period—like temporarily reduced employment—can be weathered, says McClellan. As for the future, McClellan goes pretty far over on the optimistic side. People used to talk about the United States having a maximum population of 150 million, he recalls. But the population today is 161 million. By 1975 it may be 190 million. That, to a businessman, means simply that many more customers. It means that corporate investment by 1975 should be double what it is today. McClellan maintains, and he also says that the United States is still somewhat behind on its capital investments. Of the $80 billion of new capital invested since the end of the war, only 20 per cent went into business expansion, he says. The other 80 per cent actually represented replacement of old manufacturing capacity rather than the creation of new capacity. McClellan says he believes that this situation will be changed as corporation taxes are further reduced. Like nearly all businessmen, he believes the present 52 per cent tax rate on corporation taxes is too high. Thirty per cent of the government's income now comes from corporation taxes, he declares. "We're not in business to keep the government rolling," he says. "We make the country roll because we make our own companies roll." This year's federal tax cuts— now estimated at S7 billion — is the largest reduction, dollar-wise, in U. S. history. But it still isn't enough to satisfy the N.A.M. president. He does not compromise on any plan to cut corporation taxes and raise individual exemptions at the same time—say next year. "The burden of taxes should be shared by all," says McClellan. But he thinks the government should look further at excise taxes to see if they couldn't be reduced still more. On the labor front, N.A.M. President McClellan lines up as being considerably more pessimistic than he is on the business outlook. He does not regard the present three to four million unemployed — calculated on a new scale — as excessive. In rpc^nt times the country has had what he calls "full employment plus," in which there was a real shortage of competent workers. He would "hate to see the unemployment insurance rate raised now." This law was enacted in 1935 and we still don't ; know enough about it to make it work, he says. California, for example, was for a time paying out $10 million a month more than it took in. Similarly, on social security, McClellan maintains not that" it should be terminated—but that it should not be changed further until the benefits and the needs of the people are better known. The law has already been changed five times. McClellan says, "I don't think much of the minimum-wage program." the Doctor Say, Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. You (Railroader Paul Rohler) ar like a sailor except instead of a girl in every part, you have one at each end of the line.—Judge Clark, Lee, Mass., hearing bigamy case. * * * All outstanding statesmen and politicians are great actors.—Movie Director Roy Rowland. * * * If SAC (Strategic Air Command) is strong enough and ready the danger that America will ever come under actual attack is diminished. The The penalty would be too great.—Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay. * * * Running the government with (Senator) McCarthy uncontrolled is like trying to land an airplane with a loose bomb rattling around In the bomb tey.—Dtm. Chairman ftttvt Mitchell. I am often appalled by the lack of knowledge which so many people have about the food they eat and its importance in the maintenance of health. For this reason, from time to time, it seems desirable to discuss various features of the diet. This column is devoted to one of the important food elements. Known as starches, or carbohydrates, these food substances ordinarily provided the largest source of energy in the diet. Many common foods contain a great deal of starch and fortunately many of these are among the cheapest foods and therefore are eaten in large quantities. The principal sources of usable or heat - producing starch are sugar, potatoes, and cereals. In addition to the sugar bowl, grapes, young sweetcorn, and onions contain sugar in considerable quantities as do many fruits and fruit juices. Bananas and chestnuts are also particularly rich in starches. We Need Starches Starches not only supply the body with a large proportion of its heat and energy requirements, but starches can be easily changed into fat in the body. For this reason people who eat excessive amounts of carbohydrates can und do) become obese. On the other hand, the average daily need for starches is believed to be between 300 and 500 grams —this would be about one pound. It is not wise to cut down on the starches below a certain level, at least not for very long. Studies on nutrition have shown that there is a real advantage if a close relation is kept between the carbohydrates and proteins eaten. Furthermore, the belief that, it is harmful to eat starches and proteins at the same meal has no good scientific basis. For the average person, H is not only harmless to eat starches and protein* *t tbt atme meal, but is .healthful to do so. ' The refined starches have less | real food value than those in the {natural state. This is partly because refining these substances causes some loss of minerals and possibly other substances in the course of the manufacturing process. This does not mean that refined sugar should not be taken at all but it is certainly desirable to take starches in other forms as well. These remarks, of course, may not apply to a person on a special diet for diabetes or some other disorder. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Beware of Pitfalls In Certain Leads The principle of not leading dummy's void suit is so well understood that declarer should be on his guard if an experienced defender deliberately makes such a play. In today's hand, for example, West began by taking two spades and then led a third spade in spite of the fact that dummy was void of the suit. This play was West's best defense, but it warned South to look out for trouble. South decided that West probably wouldn't make such an unusual play unless he had four trumps It was therefore necessary to take out proper insurance against a bad trump break. On the third round of spades, declarer discarded a diamond from dummy and trumped in his own hand He h-xt led the kins of hearts. West properly refr ~d this trick ftad UkewiM refuied to take the next lead of the queen of hearts. South could not now afford to lead his last trump. West would be delighted to take the third trump with the ace of hearts and lead still another spade to punch out dummy's last trump. Hence South had to abandon the trumps. The only hope was that West had a doubleton in each of the minor suits, so South took dummy's top diamonds, cashed the ace of clubs, and returned to his hand by NORTH (D) 6 A-> 6 V JS84 4KQ8 *AKQ7 WEST EAST 4 AKQ73 A 10952 VA652 V 7 474 4 10963 4*83 +10652 SOUTH 484 VKQ103 • A J 5 2 North-South vul. North East South West 14 Pass IV 1 4 2V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K means of the jack of clubs. When South continued with the ace of diamonds, West was caught in the middle. If he discarded, dummy would discard a club; and the jack of diamonds would be led next with the same effect. If West ruffed with his ace, dummy could discard and could easily draw trumps at the next opportunity. If West ruffed low, dummy could overruff and lead clubs until West wanted to take his ace of trumps. A CORRESPONDENT writes that the Russian Supreme Soviet is guarded much more rigidly than our congress. That's the trouble — the huntSnr: sites where the shooting would r-e t^e bcrt nre always posted — Florida Times-Union. Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screens: Now it's the big. BIG-screen gold rush. But if you are confused about the battle of the lenses, don't worry about it. So are Hollywood and the theater owners. Hollywood's big-screen processes announced to date as competition for Cinemascope are: VistaVision, SuperScope , MetroScope. Cosmorama and Todd O-A. The latter will be used for the film version of "Oklahoma!" Boil 'em all down, though, and you get one answer: Bigger screens but none as big as the giant Cinerama. The claimed advantages of all the big screens over Cinemascope and Cinerama are better focus, better color, seamless screens and less installation expense to theaters. Happiest note: None of them requires Polaroid glasses. Yvonne de Carlo has changed her mind about permanent retirement as an Arabian Nights queen. She's dusting off the silk pants and slave bracelets to Star in a series of 39 half-hour telefilms, "Tales of Arabian Nights." The series will be produced by Walter Wanger. "Kitty Hawk," story of airplane inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright, is .back on the Hollywood production chart. Gary Cooper has been approached to play one of the brothers by an independent company, which purchased all rights to the celluloid Wrights from Warner Bros. Evangelist Billy Graham and Colleen Townsend, who gave up a star's career for religious work, Will costar in a religious dramatic feature to be made in England. Note from a television actress to Leo Guild, TV columnist for a Hollywood trade paper: "You viewers are always complaining about watching the TV commercials. You think you have troubles. I act in them." A University of Illinois professor, it's reported, has invented the latest (and silliest) idea for movie theaters—a screen completely encircling the audience. He made a serious oversight, though. His plans didn't mention whether there will be an under-screen tunnel to the popcorn machine in the lobby. Frank Lovejoy is in the middle of a scuffle between two Movie- town agents over 10 per cent of himself. . .Norma Shearer and Marty Arrouge deny from Sun Valley that the sale of their beach home means they're once again deserting Hollywood for Europe. Norma and her ski-instructor husband will move to a smaller home when they return to Movietown. happy men in pictures. But I try to sneak in gag lines in every picture until they get wise to me." Frankie Laine is jufglinj: dates, and his doctors are telling him to hurry up. He's suffering from a tonsil infection that can only be cleared up by surgery. Arlene Da. hi, who's going to make the Bernhardt grrade, or bust in the effort, wrote out a big option check for the stage - and-movie rights to a new play titled "Manon." She plans to coproduce and costar in both footlights and flicker versions with Jose Ferrer. 15 Yt«rs Ago In Klythtvillt Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend have begun work on their new English type cottage which they are erecting on the 54-foot lot at 1103 Holly. Walter Logan, who is a member of the United Press staff in Raleigh, N. C., arrived home last night to spend three weeks visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Logan. Cecil Branson, who attends D« Pauu University at Green Castle, Ind., has arrived to spend the spring holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. U- S. Branson. LITTLB i/Z— The Constitution guarantee*; the right to pursue happiness-*! but not at 60 miles on hour in o 30-mile zone. *"**• ONE THING for sure as we sit and figure out our income tax returns and our payments and our arithmetic: When it all comes down to the final figures we figure that considering everything America is a pretty cheap place in which to live. We haven't heard of a place yet that offered more for less money. — LaGrange (Ga.) News. Sheree North may sport a wounded-doe look every time somebody talks of her as another Marilyn Monroe, but her dimensions below the neckline are almost the same as Marilyn's. She even wore Marilyn's tight red dress from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in her tests for a Fox contract. If more movie kings and queens blow their royal tops this year than last, there's a ready-made answer for it. The town's stars aren't being given a chance to let off steam through comedy. The- theory Is Wendell Corey's, and he sees nothing but trouble ahead "if Hollywood continues to avoid comedy. Actors will go nuts doing serious stuff without a letup. Comedy was great for Hollywood and wonderful for the talent." Confesses Wendell: "I'm a happy soul playing un- AEPORTS from over the conutry tell of great interest in do-it-yourself gardening. But time and the arrival of hot weather may change that to get-someone-else gardening. — New Orleans States. CANADA has developed a TV camera which operates successfully under water. Some will say that this is the place for it, but like the ball-point pen we're awaiting' one that works instantly and without wavy lines on the surface. — Asheville Citizen. The local telephone company has posted notices in its public booths warning customers to limit their conversations to 10 mmutes since Everett True yanked three out with his umbrella when they exceeded this limit. Movie Actor Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Movie actor, Richard 7 He is a performer 13 Expensively 1430 (Fr.) 15 Kind of helmet (var.) 16 Saliferous 17 Manufacturing city in New York state 18 Fountain drink 19 Golf teacher 21 Tea 22 Vehicles 25 Narrow inlet 27 Mend, as socks 31 First woman 32 Reply (ab.) 33 Regret 34 Low haunt 35 Seine 36 Devotee 37 Royal Italian family name 39 Driving command 40 Rodents 41 New Guinea port 43 Scottish sheepfold 45 Explain 47 Halt 50 Place for catching lampreys 52 Walkers in water 54 Feminine nickname 55 Everlasting (poet.) 5fi r M<Ts up (7 More DOWN 1 Heads (ab.) 2 Period of time 3 Ingredient of African soup 4 Vagrants 5 More aged 6 County in Nevada 7 Thoroughfares (ab.) 21 Bed roller 44 Exult 8 Wall St. naws22 Surrender 45 Stagger event of 1929 23 Bird genus 46 Lohengrin's 9 Load anew 24 Lease bride 10 Geraint's wife 26 Arrow poison 48 Seas (Fr.) in Arthurian 28 Operatic solo 49 Sea eagle legend 11 Volcano in Sicily 12 Born 20 Citrus fruit 29 Oxidize 30 Profits 38 Oldest 40 Peruser 42 Eagle's nest 50 Summer (Fr.j 51 Affirmative 52 Damp 53 Weight of India 21 27 10 )Z

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