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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 7, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7,1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAJNES, Publisher HARRY A* HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D'. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ote National Advertising Representatives: W»Uac« 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 zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations W« looked for peace but no.good came; and behold trouble! —Jeremiah 8:15. » * * We are born to trouble: and we may depend ttpoo it, whilst we live in this world, we shall have it, though with intermissions.—Sterne. Barbs H people kept promises like they do secrets, what sense would there be in making any? * * * One thing much worse than an auto that won't •tart fe one that won't stop — in time. * * * Higher golf scores would result if players told the truth, the hole truth and nothing but- the truth. We don't like to think of the expression "the food die young" unless It's when we're buying a chicken. * * » , The wise man has nothing to do with the fellow who always has nothing to do tin tomorrow. Word Gone, But Our Opinion Still Stands A bit of mechanical goings on Monday left a headline over the lead editorial on this page reading "We Don't Like Local Pilot's". To any but the careful reader, such a head would connote a general dislike on the part of this newspaper for anyone in Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri who happens to fly airplanes or spaceships. .Such a generalization, of course, would be ridiculous and an obvious error to anyone who read the editorial. We took exception to the antics of a single pilot whom, we figure, took liberties in cruising about the city at a dangerously low altitude. Whether he hails from Blytheville or Modesto, California, we don't know, but we will continue to object to such carefree conduct above our citizens' roof tops. The head for the editorial appeared correctly on the front page index of Monday's paper. It read, "We Don't Like Local Pilot's Godfreying." Indo-China Truce at Geneva Would Bode III for the West Less than a month from now the Western powers and the Communist leaders of Russia, China and North Korea will gather at Geneva to talk of Far Eastern settlements. It will require all of Secretary of State Dulles' diplomatic skill to avert a result that will produce a Red victory, ultimately if not immedia- * tely. • Nobody can push the United States into a phony settlement on Korea. As •the principle Western belligerent in the Korean war, we hold the whip hand over the course of peac.e negotiations there. We will not accept any arrangement that compromises the independence and freedom of South Korea. The story on Indo-China is different. Though we pay more than three fourths of the cost of the French war effort, it is the French and Viet Namese natives who do the fighting. Consequently, France has the initiative in diplomatic discussions on this subject, and France wants a truce. Most Western observers, including Americans, have concluded that any truce which could now be arrived at with the Communists on Indo-China would surely lead to Red control of the country. In their anxiety to get out front under a war that has dragged on 'for eight years and has drained French resources in seeming futility, the French appear ready to-take now almost any kind of . settlement that has even the remotest look of fairness. Approaching: Geneva in that frome of mind, they are probably predisposed not to scan Commoniit proposal! with a close eye for traps. It is no overstatement to say that this prospect is one of peril for the United States and the whole free world. Possibly the best thing to hope for at Geneva is that the Communist make such absurd demands on the Indo-China question that not even the French can swallow them. It would not be the first time the Reds have kicked away a beautiful chance to sow deep trouble for the Western allies. What the French will do if there is no truce is not a happy story, either. About all that can be said now is that a truce and its likely aftermath would seem to be a worse one. Somebody Always Knows In optomistic moments in the spring a man can lean on his rake and figure the future of mankind is safe. Through al the books in all the libraries burn in some giant conflagaration, though every written word can be chewed to nothingness by weevils, we shall go on os unwaveringly as the sun. For no matter what knowledge is needed there are two great pools which never can be dipped dry. Whatever the question, there is either a neighbor or someone down at the shop who knows the answer. Let the warm spring breezes caress the wrinkles from your brow as you rake- lean. Let the perils, internal and external, leach from your soul. Need to sharpen a star drill? Must you discipline your child? Your car not running properly ? Open that inexhaustible encyclopedia. Your friends will draw diagrams on tablecloths, write phone numbers on match books. It is hard to shut them up. Back to raking, fellow, all's right with the world. Views of Others Reds and The Church Not long ago, the American Communist Party came out for abolition of the congressional committees which are investigating subversion. Just recently, the National Council of Churches of Christ came out for the very same objective. Does that mean, then that the National Council is pro-Communist? Not necessarily. But it does mean that this group of ministers have sided with the Communist Party in an issue that affects Communists greatly. The National Council, in its blindness to reality, would try and prove that congressional committees have accomplished nothing of good. Yet the facts speak more loudly than the protests of the preachers. The most notorious traitor of modern times— Alger Hiss—was exposed by a congressional committee in spite of tremendous pressure on Hiss' behalf by the President and certain others in the Truman Administration. The McCarren Committee exposed the Institute of Pacific Relations and how this organization influenced the policy of the U. S. State Department on behalf of Red China. The McCarren Committee also exposed the notorious Prof. Owen Lattimore as "a conscious articulate instrument of the Soviet conspiracy." The Jenner Committee laid the pattern of Communist infiltration into positions of responsibility in the federal government. The reports of both these committees were signed by Democrats as well as Republicans. Nathaniel Weyl, who was a Communist with Alger Hiss under the new Deal and who broke with the Party, said the McCarran Committee was doing a good job. Attorney General Brownell has said the congressional committees have done a better job than the Department of Justice in making public the various Red front organizations. Brownell actually said it was not the function of his department, which includes the FBI, to publicize Red fronts. It is unfortunate, indeed, when the ministers of the Gospel aid the Church's worst enemy—atheistic Communism. Yet this is clearly what the National Council has done, wittingly or not.— Kingsport (Tenn.) News. Pass Up The Butter Being as how all available government warehouses are full of butter the support price is being cut with the hopes that the civilian market will take enough to ease the storage problems. But even if butter prices are lowered an estimated 8c per pound we and many others will continue to use margarine. We've been using it so long that it serves the purpose better than butter, and never having eaten any real butter the kids probably wouldn't like it anyhow. In fact butter has become a poor substitute for margarine. — Omega (Ga.) News. SO THEY SAY I am afraid that 10 per cent of the patients (fishermen sprayed with atomic ash> may possibly die. If not one dies, it will be a triumph for Japanese medical talent.—Dr. Maso Tsusuki of Tokyo. * * * Now. our most valued, our most costly asset is our young men. Let's don't use them any more Ulan w« have to,—President JBiaenhower. Something New Has Been Added IT"** r*n Erskifie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — For Failmg to Pay Own Tax WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Commissioner of Internal Revenue T. Coleman Andrews paid his own federal income tax all right on March 15, but he admits he sure let himself get caught on his Virginia state income tax. Jn his home town > of Richmond, Va., Commissioner Andrews runs his private certified public accountant business on a fiscal year basis ending Sept. 30. Under Virginia law. he has four months after that date in which to file his state income tax return. In the greater rush of handling the U. S. government's Jan. 15 tax collections for 1953, Commis- cioner Andrews allowed the Virginia deadline of Jan. 30 to slip by without filing his return. The Virginia tax collector fined him $25 for it, Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson recently got a laugh from the photographers who surround him at the start of his weekly press conference when he said: "You must think I change a lot from week to week, to keep coming out here to take my picture at every press conference." Some of Wisconsin Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's friends and associates are beginning to worry about his health. He has been operating under high tension for so long that he runs on nerve. He has trouble. sleeping. And wha tparti- cularly bothers a few of his confidants is that he calls them up at three a. m. to talk things over. Then they can't get back to sleep. When the senator developed laryngitis and high fever on his recent speaking trips, a few of his friends feared he might be cracking up. Curiously enough, some of jhe senator's opponents also fear that he might have a neryous breakdown. It would not only get him out of lus troubles. It would also make him a martyr. There's a rising wave of opinion among top Army officers that all forms of discipline and military courtesy should be drastically tightened. Many generals privately condemn the elimination of off-post saluting and permitting officers to fraternize more freely with enlist- edmen. These changes were recommended at the end of World War II by a board headed by Air Force Gen. James H. Doolittle, leader of the first Tokyo bombing mission. "We've reached a. point now where you can't tell the difference between commissioned and enlisted personnel," says one veteran officer who has commanded troops under old and new systems. The new system, he says, "has wrecked discipline and really hurt morale." Says another: "The Doolittle report was influenced by civilians who happened to be in the Army during the war and never could learn the value of discipline. They forced us to change our rules and make us operate like Boy Scouts." Rep. William L. Springer (R., 111.) charges that the Korean G.I. bill is operating to the disadvantage of the bigger, better private colleges with the higher tuitions. Present law gives the veteran a lump sum each month to spend on his education. This forces the vets to enroll in the lowest tuition schools they can find, says the congressman. U. S. Office of Education bucks the Springer charges with figures to prove that Korean vets have chosen the more expensive schools in just about the same proportion as nonvets. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Close- ups and Longshots: As the maker of the first 3-D movie, "Bwana Devil," Arch Oboler put "a lior in your lap." But he's still taking a ribbing over the docile, lacka daisical lions who roamed his film jungle. Not to mention the critical panning of the picture. "It's what you get for being honest," he groaned about the lions "I've been to Africa, and that's the way lions act. They don't charge around like they do & Tarzan movies. They charge Ernest Hemingway, maybe, but that's only because he breathes gin on 'em." Big-screen-happy Hollywood and moviegoers have given 3-D the N. G. thumbs-down, but the little man who put Polaroid glasses on your nose and started a movie revolution believes "depthies" aren't suk yet. "Bwanna Devil" may have been panned, but Oboler reportedly got $1,750,000 when he sold the film to UA and he's ready now for another 3-D movie, "Spear in the Sand,' with a new, ••'foolproof" process that requires only one projector. Says he: "Hollywood ruined 3-D overnight. With two strips of film, if the picture is one quarter of a frame out of synchronization you get bad projection. Sometimes they were shown 40 frames out of sync. Even the first glasses were wrong for color, washing it all out." But now, with 3-D film that can't get out of sync and improved glasses that give true colors, Obol- er says: "I'm not worried about taking: another chance. I think there's still box-office magic in 3-D and it's something you'll never see on TV screens." Las Vegas, the Nevada "pair o' dice." is in the camera eye .again for two new movies. The invasion of the wild west by big-name stars, as saloon entertainer in shows decorated with chorus cuties, is the subject of Rosalind Russell's comedy, "The Girl Rush." MGM's "Week End at Las Vegas" will have a Grand Hotel-type plot, backgrounded by the town's plush hotels. In making a plea for the Eisenhower administration's proposal to grant full immunity to all those who testify for the government, Attorney General Herbert Brownell points out that today's witnesses before the courts, grand juries and congressional committees are "truly in a box." "If a witness testifies truthfully and fully he may be subject to criminal prosecution. If he refuses to testify at all or stands on the Fifth Amendment improperly, contempt proceedings may follow. If he testifies partially and then asserts this privilege,. he may discover that he has waived it. None of these choices gives a witness much solace," Mr. Brownell told the sixth annual Conference on Civil Liberties. The Attorney General says he does not quarrel with people using ;he Fifth Amendment to protect themselves from self-incrimination. But he holds this constitutional right was never meant "to cover a case where a person refuses to testify in order to shield someone else from prosecution for a crime." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. "I know a couple," writes Mrs. S.. "who have a five-year-old girl whom they dress well and to whom they teach manners, and they often take time to play with her. However, they do not allow this girl to eat between meals, which I think is wrong. "When I keep this little girl I give her two or three cookies and a glass of milk at ten or ten thirty in the morning and also around three in the afternoon. She seems hungry and is thin, and I nrn afraid of what would happen to her if she ever got sick." A growing youngster should have enough food during the twenty-four hours of the day and this should be a balanced diet. It makes little difference whether this food is given all at the regular mealtimes or some of it between meals. Of course, if the in-between-meals eating interferes with a balanced diet il woulc 1 not be desirable. Mrs. S. should also remember that the raising of a child is the parent's responsibility rather than hers, and that if she interferes with their routine for the child she takes a responsibility which they may well resent. by surgery?" she asks. It seems incredible that a little girl of seven should be punished for something for which she is not ! responsible. One would think that i the parents would obtain the best ! possible advice for her since there i would be a good chance of remedy! ing the situation. j The condition certainly should not be allowed to run on, since, the little girl may develop feelings j of guilt which could affect her all ' j through life. ing bid of one heart. North would pass one heart with his actual hand and East would likewise pass so that South would miss a game if he failed to open with a two- bid. If South is skillful enough to reach the game in the bidding he must justify his strong bidding by- careful play of the cards. It would be very easy to misplay the hand and wind up with a minus score. West opens the king of clubs and South wins at once with the Chuck Connors, the former Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles baseball star who became a movie actor, has his best role to date in "The Tight Squeeze." Chuck's one of those "such is fame" candidates. Nobody ever paid much attention to him until he appeared on a TV panel show with that woman of many spoken opinions, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and told her to "shut up." "Now," grins Chuck, "I'm famous." Chata Wayne is swanking it, with a suite at the Sunset Towners, overlooking all of Hollywood and John Wayne's mother ... That movie .about King Farouk being made in Europe now carries the title, "My Kingdom for a Woman." .. - James Hanson's plans to marry Audrey Hepburn blew sky high/But now he's trying to date every Hollywood beauty who resembles Audrey. . .Now it can be told how they rate Rock Hudson at U-I. "Bengal Rifles," the movie in which he's costarring with Arlene Dahl, originally was slated for Tyrone Powder. A Horatio Alger-type story is being told about Edward Purdom, who hits stardom in "The Student Prince," and fills Marlon Brando's shoes in "The Egyptian." Not too long ago the British-born star and his wife were on the verge of being deported to England by the U. S. Department of Immigration because of their empty pockets. Vivian Dandridge, sister of gorgeous Dorothy, has resumed her singing career after shedding her hubby ... Here's why Glen Ford doesn't .adore Olivia de Havilland: When 'Livvy was up for "The Human Beast," she turned down Glenn as her leading man. He eventually did the film with Gloria Grahame ... Angela Lansbury will star in a radio series titled, "Famous Women of History.". . . Guy Brion, the handsome singer at "the Players, quietly tested for the role of the young Chines d- tective in the upcoming "Man Hunt" telefilm series. Turhan Bey is out of the running as the Hong Kong "Sam Spade." Michael Wilding is gulping and Elizabeth Taylor is giggling. The script of "The Glass Slipper" at MGM calls for Michael to dance with Leslie Caron. Inflation note: Fred MacMurray's new starrer, "322 French Street," was titled "13 French Street" as a novel. 75 In Max B. Reid has returned from Chicago where he has been at;ending to business. Mrs. G. G. Hubbard, who hai :>een ill of influenza for a week is now able to be out. Miss Nancy Little of Memphis hai arrived to spend the Easter holidays with her grandparents, Mr. ,nd Mrs. A. G. Little. THE WORLD Health Organiza- ion reports there was no. influenza epidemic anywhere in the world his winter. In other countries they must be calling it by some kind of irus name. too. — Fort Myers Fla.) News-Press. TAX CUTTING now is based on ae theory that posterity should ay for prosperity. — Memphis •ress-Scimitar. I Finally, a mother writes that ! little sixteen-months-old girl has a hernia of the navel, and the doc- ! tor advised an operation, which she i would like to avoid. i In this case, since the Jiernia is | still present at the age of sixteen ; months it does seem likely that an | operation would be advisable .It j may be that the doctors will want j to wait a little while before doing the operation, but small children I do not remember unpleasant experiences very long. Other things being equal, the sooner it is done, the better. WEST NORTH 495 ¥5432 4K874 4652 EAST A curious question comes from another Mrs. S.. who say.s ;h;it her thirteen-year-old son is sprouiinu' a growth of dark hair on his upper lip. and wants to know whnt is the best way to treat this situation. One would think that the mother'; would know that this is periectlv' normal though perhaps a little ear-j lier than average, and should be ! left alone until it is necessary for i the youth to start shaving. " ' j A rather unusual question comes from Mrs. D., whose niece's daui^h- '' ter was born with a deformed r^c- • turn. She says that the little <rj r ] now seven, doesn't have much con- i frol of her bowels and i« often ! puuiabed. "Can Uu« b« remedied ' • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Is Opening Two-Bid Correct Play Here? Some experts might consider the South hand not quite good enough for an opening two-bid. The hand appears to contain only eight sure winning tricks, but it will produce a game if North can contribute as little as four small spades, or the quo-en of spades, or even just a little help in clubs. With any suci minimum holding. North it obliged to p»s* an open- A Q 10 632 *J7 V976 V8 * Q J 4 A106532 *KQJ 410873 SOUTH (D) * A K 8 4 V AKQJ10 AA94 Both sides vul. South West North East 2 V Pass 2 N-T. Pass 3 A Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A K ace. ^ec.arei can aiford to draw one trump with the ace of hearts, but should then switch to his singleton diamond. If the ace of diamonds happens to be favorably located, dummy's king will be good later for a trick, As it happens. East captures the king of diamonds with the ace and returns a club. West takes the two club tricks and leads a diamond, forcing South to ruff. Now South can afford to lead a second round of trumps. He needs two trumps in dummy to take care of his low spades and the reason for not drawing two rounds of trumps earlier was that thi.s would Rive tho opponents a chance to lead a third trump. ( Having drawn tht second round of trumps. South cashes the top spades and ruffs a spade in the dummy. East is out of spades but is also fortunately out of trumps. He can only discard helplessly while South ruffs the spades. Now South can return to his own hand by ruffing a diamond. One of the reasons for leading a diamond so early was to provide this means of getting back to the South hand. Having ruffed a diamond. South leads his last spade and ruffs with dummy's last trump. South can then claim the last trick with his high trump. IT IS ALL RIGHT to call the domestic difficulties of the Billy Roses "the war of the roses." but the line ought to be drawn against anyone saying anything about "Holm, sweet Holm." — Lexington Herald. If opportunity knocks once t>n every man's door, says Old Man Hobbs, then the world must be inhabited by millions of sound sleepers. Cleaning Up Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 It needs to be 3 Antitoxins 4 Barter o Also 6 Not occupied 7 Twisted 8 Fall flower 9 Untactful smell 24 Travel cleaned off 5 Musical instrument 9 Cleaning tool 12 Passage in the 10 Above brain 11 Remunerated 13 Individuals 16 Combination 14 Miss Gardner 2 Q Broader 15 Of supreme 2 2 Organs of importance 17 Hawaiian wreath 18 Darken 19 Ship's officer 21 Sea eagle 23 Free 24 Musical direction 27 Deities 29 Apothecaries' weight 32 Cleans 34 Interstice 36 Make certain 37 Altered 38 Cripple 39 Pace 41 Golf mound 31 Created 33 Comedy through water 35 Fast-flowing 25 Lake in -waters Ethiopia 40 Hanging 26 Helper ornament 28 Rescued 43 Girl's name 30 Toward the 45 Mongol sheltered side 46 Places 47 -Region 18 French father: 50 Chest rattle j dlSeth'sson (Bib.) 52 Let it stand 55 Doctrine 12 42 Distress signal 44 Mine entrance 46 Petty tyrants 49 Ventures 53 Age 54 Opposing 56 Number 57 Greek war god 58 Century plant 59 Posed 60 Ship part 61 Repose DOWN 1 Immerses 2 State n "ft 17 Zfc 13 39 to "W 29 a

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