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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 10, 1954
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MOT FOOT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 16, WM THE COURIER NTWB CO. X. W. HAXNBB, PuWiihtr BARRYA. HAINW, Aitiftant Publlahe* JL A. FREDRICKfiON. Editor PAWL D. EUMAN, Advertiiing Manager Sole National Advertising Repre»entative*: Witaatr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered ac second class matter at the post- offiee 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 il maintained. 25c per week. By mall, 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 And many of the people J>eHeveth on him, and •aM, When Christ cometh. will he do more miracle* than these which man hath done?—John 7: SI. * * * As weak as a lamb grows stronger by exercise, «o will your faith be strengthened by the yery efforts you make in stretching it out toward things unseen.—Aughey. Barbs A Chicago poultry dealer was shipped a goose that had no bill. We're betting the bill will come later. * * * Bridge Is a game that gives women something to try to think about when they're talking. * * * TwouM be nice if you could drill into some people that H'I time to stop borlnf. * * # A police Judge says every drdunken driver spring* a poor excuse. And then a bondsman springs the driver. H-Bomb May Contain Peace Within Its Horrible Core The whole world is deeply stirred by the crushing facts of America's newest H-Bomb explosions. People are beginning to understand everywhere that the "hydrogen age" has really dawned, and that it could be an age of awesome destructiveness ruinous to all mankind. Even the Russians appear to be impressed by the totality of devastation an H-bomb war would bring. A Russian observer at Bikini said "not much" when he witnessed an early postwar A-bomb blast at our invitation. Of course he was deliberately minimizing the bomb's importance for propaganda effect. The Kremlin is no longer belittling the dangers of nuclear warfare. A month ago Premier Malenkov, for the first time, told the Soviet people world civilization might be destroyed by nuclear weapons. With the passing weeks, the warnings from Moscow have grown more forceful. Recently, in the Russian Army newspaper, Red Star, the H-bomb blast in the Pacific was fully described, and compared with that of a famous million- ton meteroite which devastated thousands of square miles in Siberia in 1908. In the newest Russian note to the western powers, suggesting Russian entry into NATO, Foreign Minister Molotov included a gloomy paragraph speculating on the grim results of the world of a war fought with atomic and hydrogen weapons. Some western diplomats in Moscow believe that .despite the evident absurdity of the latest Soviet proposal Russia now sincerely desires to find a way out of the cold war. The presumption is that this wish is founded on recognition that it might become hot, and that such a conflict simply cannot be contemplated. The west has decided to give Moscow another opportunity to demonstrate whether it truly does desire to reach a settlement that could promise avoidance of total war. It has called for new United Nations talks on disarmament. Russia's response to this call will furnish a strong clue to its present attitude. Meantime, a good deal of irresponsibility, the Bevanite faction of the British Labor Party and the Indian government of Prime Minister Nehru. The Laborites call for an end to further tests (regardless of whether they can be shown to have done any damage of his high officials go further and call Americans "barbarians" for even conducting the tests. Thi» latter comment, of course, reflects ignorance, of which Indian officials have m substantial quota in matters beyond their own borders. Implicit V both tht Nihra and tht Bevanite complaints is the notion that somehow America is less concerned for the peace of the world than they are. These are men of limited outlook, playing a narrow political trade which they think can be made to fatten on anti-Americanism. The truth is that these H-bomb tests may do more for peace—by showing the utter horrors of another war—than a carload of Nehrus or a whole countryful of Bevanites shouting demogogic imprecations at the top of their lungs. Views of Others But There Is No Peace The ordinary citizen, trying to read his paper at the breakfast table with the kids chattering away on each side of him, saw where the Hiroshima bomb had a force equivalent to so many thousand, tons of TNT. How much is one ton of TNT? He couldn't conceive. Then how much is 1,000 tons, and how much is 20,000 tons of TNT which is what they said the Hiroshima bomb .equalled? He couldn't begin to comprehend it. How much less can the average mon comprehend the H-Bomb that was exploded in a test at Bikini March 1. Even the top scientists didn't understand it; it develops that they underestimated its force by several million tons. It is announced that this H-Bomb had 600 or 700 times the force of the ancient weapon used on Hiroshima—not 6 or 7, but 600 or 700 times. But even this is not all. Plans are under way now for tests of even bigger H-Bombs than the one of March 1, bombs which already have been made. And ft is said three is r.;o limit on how big future H-bombs can be made—except the limit of what man dares to do. It is certain that Russia now has this unspeakable engine of destruction as well as we, and therefore we must keep on with it for whatever deterrent effect is at least a slight ray of hope tha the known ties may have; there is at least a slight ray of hope that the known possession of such weapons by both sides may preclude its use by either, as poison gas was never used in World War n although each side was ready with it if the other should start it. It is equally certain that the democracies can achieve no disarmament nor any agreement for disarmament so long as the totalitarian regimes can act without regard for human dignity and lift or for morality and without consulting the conscience of their people Civilization, uneasy and uncertain, is just going to have to live with the H-bomb.—Fort Myers (Ha.) News-Press. Warning Enough Something to ponder and remember is contained in the request of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey for a New York law barring public and political party officials from owning stock in horse-racing enterprises. Time was when harness racing everywhere had the aura of county fair respectability. Maybe it still is beyond censure at the fairs, but in New York State unscrupulous influences capitalized the sport and scandals resulted. From time to time promoters pop up in Georgia with schemes for pari-mutual dog and horse racing. They bring powerful pressure to bear, paint rosy pictures of big profits for all concerned. Georgians should bear in mind the unpleasant experiences of New York State with commercialized harness racing. Georgia wants no part of such, Let's continue to ward off the blandishment of the racing gentry.— Atlanta Journal. Franco The Bronco Dictator Franco of Spain is feeling his oats since he won a military bases agreement with the United States, which calls for substantial aid to Spain. Recently, Spaniards shouted protest against Britain for its plan to have Queen Elizabeth n visit Gibraltar, the fabled British rock in the Mediteranean which Spain has long coveted. We used to think Franco's pants were much too big for him. But lately he's been acting as if he were too big for them. Maybe it's just because the pockets were stuffed with American dollars. — Kingsport (Tenn.) News. There If Needed One of the things we admire in President Eisenhower is his tenacious adherence to the principle that government should refrain from trying to plan and run the lives of its citizens, but rather stand ready to help out whenever and wherever its citizens are unable to carry on alone. We, as a nation, must put our trust in God and not in a golden calf. — Dawson (Minn.) Sentinel. SO THEY SAY Sometimes it is necessary to take risks to win peace just as it is necessary to take risks to win victory. The chances for peace are usually bettered by letting a potential aggressor know in advance where his aggression could lead.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * It is now the policy of the United States not to exchange United States performance for Communist premises.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * So far as I know, no American professor has been indicated, tried and found guilty under "due process" of treason or espionage.— J. L. Morrill, Univ., of Minn, president on Communists in education. * * * Keep one thing in mind. When a news correspondent knocks on your door and asks you for propaganda, push him out on hui head.—G. I. Otho Bell, who deserted Red*, writes to 1m mother. One of Those Natural Combinations Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Somebody Stole This Bells Notes; WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Veteran political reporter Jack Bell introduced Arlene Francis as one of the entertainers at the National Press Club's Congressional Night. 3uL working without notes, Mr. Bell made a slip of the tongue and introduced her ,as Arlene Thomas. Miss Francis took the Introduction, the laughter and the applause with a bow and her sweetest Hollywood smile. Then when everyone was quiet she said, "Thank you, Mr. Ding Dong." The Navy hopes its startling new vertical take-off planes—known as VTO's—will overcome one of the most serious handicaps of jet aircraft. This is the difficulty of getting large formations into the air. Jets are so fast, fly so high, and. consume so much fuel that it takes considerable planning, and expert flying to make a rendezvous after conventional take-off and before they fly on a big mission requiring massed .airpower. A number of VTO planes, however, can be launched simultaneously from a limited area, like an aircraft carrier deck or a short runway. Also, the VTO's can hover over a particular spot. One plane or one formation can thus just hang in the air at a rendezvous point, waiting for the others to assemble. Veterans' Administration education officials hope Congress will make a quick change in the G.I. bill to benefit a million Korean vets who were discharged before Aug. 20. 1952. Under present law these vets have until Aug. 20, 1954. to get started on some school or training program. After this date they will lose their rights. VA officials point out that if the law is changed to extend this cutoff date just a few months, it will permit the Korean vets to enroll for the fall term in schools and colleges. Several bills have been introduced in Congress to change the date and pressure is being applied to have them enacted before early adjournment. William White, president of the embattled New York Central R. R., which Robert R. Young is trying to take over, admits-that discourtesy among employes who do business with the public is one of the basic causes for bad passenger business. Ever since he took over in 1952. Mr. White says he has been trying to improve this situation. One discourtesy which has irritated Mr. White the most is the habit of ticket sellers and information people of not looking customers straight in the eye. "They'll .answer your question and sell you a ticket, but they always keep looking some place else. This inevitably makes the customer angry," says Mr. White. He rides his road considerably, and frequently takes an employe to task for some rudeness. John G. Adams, the Army's chief legal counsel, has discovered a new way to dodge embarrassing questions. Mr. Adams is a key figure in the Senate special investigating committee's inquiry into charges that Senator McCarthy's chief counsel, Roy Cohn, tried to pressure the Army into giving preferential treatment to his former associate, G. David Schine. When Mr. Adams stuck his head into the Pentagon pressroom the other day, reporters surrounded him. "Mr. Adams, will you submit to a lie detector test?" one of them asked. Mr. Adams slapped his leg, laughed, then let out a big grunt. "Does that big grunt mean you would or would not submit?" the reporter persisted. With that Mr. Adams waved good by and disappeared down the hall, grunting. Rep. J. Percy Priest (D., Tenn.), tells this story on himself: "I was in a hot political fight one time, and one of my opponents accused me of being 'two- faced.' I told him that wasn't true, and it just couldn't be," says the congressman. "If I had had another face, I'd have used it." Prophesying that "a new era is dawning" and that "we are about to witness another great surge forward/' U. S. Steel Corp. President Clifford F. Hood illustrates his prediction with a story about three men from Iowa. "It was their first visit to the capital," relates Mr. Hood, "and of course they were all eyes and ears. While riding down Pennsylvania Ave.. one of them spotted the inscription on the Archives building: 'What is Past is Prologue.' "Fascinated, the lowan asked the cab driver to pull over to the curb and he pointed to the poignant phrase. 'Know what that means?' he asked. " 'Why, sure!' said one of his companions. That's only government talk for, "You ain't seen nothing yet." ' " Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Joan Crawford, I can now tell, tried to move heaven, earth and several planets for the role of Bing Crosby's wife in "The Country Girl." Her disappointment at not landing the part Grace Kelly is playing prompted her New York vacation. Other day Bing was thumbing through a stack of congratulatory telegrams after a singing comeback for the show within the movie. One of the wires, planted as a gag, broke up Bing^and the scene. It was signed Bob Hope and read: "You were great. For a moment I thought it was Sinatra." Yolande Donlan, the American chorus girl who went to England and became a top film star, is in Hollywood to try to get her foot in the movie door. As if cold-hearted males aren't giving Shelley Winters enough trouble, playwright Tennessee Williams nixed her for the role of the passionate Sicilian heroine in the London production of his "Rose Tatoo." Jack Webb played only a minor role in "The Men," but he'll get the BIG billing for the film's reissue.' Marlon Brando was THE star. . .Donald O'Connor's considering a filmed TV series, "Reluctant Hero," with Dave Alexander directing. . .Name of a Chinese magician advertising in Billboard for night-club dates—Ah Sing Tu. In what key, Luke? Mary Pickford's real unhappyy over publicity releases from New York in connection with her "My Whole Life" running in a national magazine. America's sweetheart doesn't like the emphasis on her marriage. Rita Hayworth's lawyers are buzzing around the Columbia lot night and day to figure out how much is due 1 Rita for her part of the take of "Miss Sadie Thompson." They think Mrs. Dick Haymes will be able to claim a cool million one year from the date of the picture's release. Rosemary Lane, the former star and make-up wizard Buddy Westmore will divorce after failure at a reconciliation try. Her No. 1 witness will be sister Priscilla. . . 'Francis Joins the WACs" is Donald O'Connor's last movie with the jalking mule. But U-I will "continue he series. Already planned: "Franis Goes to Hollywood.". Alexander Korda will remake 'Variety" in England. The film was a 1936 silent starring Emil Jannings. . .Betty Hutton was offered .150,000 for a 90-minute TV show, but she demanded $175.000 and 10 per cent of any reruns. No deal. . . Marlon Brando a»d the girl friend, Movita, have called it a day. Robert Cummings' emoting on TV's Campbell Sound Stage was I F\ A r Written for NEA Service tb€ L/OCIOT MyS— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M D. The eyes are precious possessions and should be guarded at all times. Q—Please tell me if extreme electric light is harmful to the eyes. Mrs. G.E. A—It is hard to know just what is meant by extreme electric light, but any bright light can damnge the eyes, though this is usually temporary. Snow blindness is one of the best-known examples. Q—Is there any remedy or cure, aside from surgery, for nasal polyps? I have already had two operations, and now I am told they are coming back. L.B. A—Surgery is, as a rule, the only advisable treatment. The tendency which polyps have to grow back is one of the most annoying features of this condition, and I know people who have had to have them removed many times. Fortunately, the operation is usually fairly simple. Q—Is it possible to heal radiation burns and how long does it take? Mrs, L.P. A—Unfortunately, these burns are often exceedingly difficult to heal and the length of time depends principally on the depth and extent of the burn. Q—My sister-in-law states that two sperm must fertilize an egg at the same time to produce identical twins. I am sure that I have read that only one sperm can possibly produce identical twins, and that two fertilize two separate eggs to produce fraternal twins. Mrs. M. A—You are correct. Identical twin* art produced by the division of one egg fertilized by one sperm. Q please inform me if food cooked in aluminum cooking utensils is harmful to health. M.P. A Extensive studies have been i made and qualified scientists have i concluded that harm will not re- j suit from cooking food in aluminum vessels. Q i have heard that having the ears pierced will help headaches. ils this so? Mrs, M. V. B. A—It is not. It is hard to see 'how there could be any relation whatsoever between piercing the ears and headaches. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service First Double Was Meant tor Takeout North's first double was clearly meant for a takeout, but what was , the meaning of North's second dou- i ble? According to the "book," it was still a takeout double, but South might pass for penalties if he had reasonable defensive values. South knew that he had a sure i trump trick against a spade contract, but he was afraid that his heart length was better for offense than for defense. North* was sure to have strength and length in the unbid major, so it, was a cinch that East was short in hearts. ' Soul.h was risht in his rending ; of the distribution, and he was I right in bidding four neartt, alnct East would have made three spades unless South managed to get a diamond ruff. West opened the nine of spades against the actual contract of four hearts, and East won with the ace. East returned the king of diamonds, holding the trick, and continued with the queen of diamonds. Declarer won the second round of diamonds in the dummy and ruffed a diamond to enter hisown hand. He then let the jack of hearts ride for a finesse, discovering the bad trump break when NORTH 410 V AQ83 • A762 AK64 10 EAST (D) A Q J 8 5 3 2 VNone 498 SOUTH 4K74 V J 10 9 7 5 • 105 4J32 East-West vul, E*sl South West North 1 4 Pass 1 N.T. Double 3 4 Pass Pass Double Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 9 Enst discarded a spade. South was now in danger of losing a trick in each suit. If South ruffed his low spade in the dummy, trick with the king of trumps, for West would eventually make a there wouldn't be enough trumps in the dummy to pick up the king. South put together what he knew about West's hand. West had started with four hearts to the king, no high card in spades, and no high card in diamonds. There wns good riiasr-n to believe that West held the queen of clubs, since be had responded to he opening bid. Even a king and L queen were little enough for a espouse, but a king without any other high card would be quite nsufficient. Acting on this data, South led he ten of hearts for a second sue- :essful finesse, cashed the king of pades, discarding a club from dummy, and ruffed a spade with dummy's queen of trumps. He next ook the ace of hearts and ruffed dummy's last diamond. What was West to do? If he overruffed, he would have to lead away from his queen of clubs. If he declined to overruff, South would have eight tricks and could cash dummy's top clubs to take two more. Either way, South was sure to make the game contract. on the 20th anniversary of his video debut. Making TV photographic tests in New York in 1934, he wore purple lipstick, white eyeshadow and green powder. The dolls in Fox's "The Egyptian" are wearing less underneath their costumes than any females in movie history. "Absolutely no pants," wardrobe designer Charles Le Maire whispered it. I'm already laughing. In Cy Howard's "Martin and Lewis in Paris" script, Jerry plays dual roles and one of them will be a Frenchman. Gwenn Verdoa of Broadway'! "Can Can" draws the lead opposite Frank Sinatra in the film version of "Pal Joey." Television's new "Mr. District Attorney"—David Brian is working on the case of Jane Russell offstage. As one of the leaders of Jane Russell's religious group, he's been pitching in to help Jane find the peace of mind through church work that will help her in a career comeback. He says: "She's getting along beautifully, just beautifully." Benny Rubin played a French decorator in TV's "Duffy's Tavern" to the beams of Ed Gardner, who said: "I'm sorry you can't play a Russian prince in next week's show. But you're not tall enough." Five-foot-eight Benny was back in an hour and landed the job. Heel lifts and a black wig brought his height to six-one. Oddity note: Benny played an Irish cop for many weeks on the radio version of Duffy's. Agent interference blew sky-high Columbia's blueprint to team Peggy Lee and Frankie Laine in a musical.' Both stars are livid about it. Agents now are talking a TV series for Peggy. 75 Y««rs Ago In I/ytJityi//e— Mrs. W. F. Brewer, Mrs. W. J. Pollard and Mrs. Charles Wylie are in Searcy today for the Women's Missionary conference being held there. Mr. anci Mrs. Albert Taylor have purchased the five-room house erected by the Arkmo Lumber Jompany as a model house which is located at 1318 Hearn Street. They plan to move there within a ihort time. B. S. Simmons was elected president of the Dell Compress Company at a meeting of the stock- lolders Monday night when plans were completed for the erection of a new compress at Deli. A MAN may let his wife go to jhurch "for both of us," but usually he prefers -to do his own :olfing and fishing.—Omega (Ga.) News. The most innocent time in life is when you're too young to know that all your relatives think you're a brat, and you haven't heard all you're going to learn later about them. Icelandic Saga Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Native name of Iceland is 7 It is of volcanic < !3 Splinter 14 Dwell 15 Woolly 16 Idolizes 17 Conclude 18 Seasons JO Dative (ab.) 11 Female saint (ab.) J2 Expire 23 Lieutenants (ab.) 24 Breathes noisily in sleep" 27 Iceland is a nation 29 Russian community 30 Brazilian macaw 31 Abstract being 32 Electrified particle 33 Grit 35 Iceland has no (pi.) 38 Through 39 Sphere 40 Separate column 42 Part of a circle 43 Large 45 Shoshonean Indian 46 Greenish film .on copper 48 Planter 50 Its h' Ty is lold in the Eddas DOWN 1 Small islands 2 Slopes 3 Type of tree 4 Miss Gardner 5 Seines 6 Those who fear 7 Harangue 8 Communists 9 Uniformity (comb, form) 10 Encircle 11 Form a notion 12 Birds' homes 19 Fairy fort 25 Augur c o N E C? £ C A * C O W A N 1 t_ A L. A R H O P 1 T e i_ £ G R A M & E M U e N\ A T T B » E e & e c A £ £ £r %? E. R R A N V O R A N :&'/, T * A 1 U £#; 1 *• M R B N T E R ;,*;: p A 1_ A T E ISJ A <3 ';••& /v\ K T e & '////, A N E W F= l_ 1 E R $ '•/'', b* U * T f? 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