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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1954 TBE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. M. W. HAINES, Publiiher •ABUT A. HADntS. Assistant Publisher A. A. FOTDMCK8ON. Editor FAIL O. HUMAN, AdTertiiing Manager fete National Advertising Representatives: Wall*** Wrtowr Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Memphis. •blend as second class matter at the post* at BlytiwsvlUe. Arkansas, under act of Con* jress. October 9, mi. _ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevffle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year U.50 lor six months, $1.35 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile aone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Wfcerefar* I will not b* nefttfent to put yon always In revftemberance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present. tr*th.-!L Peter 1:12. * * * Did the Almighty, holding in his right hand truth, and in his left hand search after truth, deign to prof fer me the one I might prefer, in all humanity, but without hesitation, I should request search after truth —Leasing. Barbs The year 1954 is only three months old but we'll already bet it will be glad to step out of the world picture. * » » Boys in an Ohio school do mil the repair work in their classrooms. Look out for nails, teachers when you sit down! * * * ~ A boarding house is a place where folks pay good dollars and often get poor quarters in return. * * * When a wife understands her husband, that's when he's likely to think she doesn't * * * Weight, says a doctor, makes fat people puff. And when they puff, if theyr'e smart, they'll wait. There Is Still Vital Need For Foreign Aid Program The $3.5 billion foreign aid program President Eisenhower is urging this year is unique in at least two aspects. For the first time it puts the chief emphasis on Asia, not Europe. And it provides no economic aid whatsoever for most European areas. About a third of the aid money— $1,133,000,000—would go to embattled Indo-China. Altogether, Asia would get half the total requested. Europe is marked in for $947,700.000. virtually all of it for military purposes. Economic aid has ended for Britain, France, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Portugal, and West Germany—except for Berlin. These figures reflect the changeed nature of the problems confronting America and^free world. With the principal exception* of Italy, the nations of western Europe have recovered economically and are on the way to being beefed up defensively to check Communist aggression. No one needs to be reminded how radically different the story is in Asia. Indo-China appears to be at the critical stage. We supply more than three fourths of the money and material cost of the French effort. Plainly, that effqrt would collapse if we should fail to maintain that backing on an adequate scale. It must be hoped that Congress sees the problem this way. We have set ourselves firmly against the loss of Indo- China, and are now asking some of our friends to join in cautioning the aggressors not to go too far. If our diplomacy is not to be mere words, we must support it with substance. Congress is always economy-minded in an election year, and reports have circulated that a vigorous axe may be wielded on this program. But it ought to be noted that Eisenhower is offering a plan • that already is $1 billion below foreign aid for the current year, and $2.5 billion less than the previous year. 'There may be some attempt to hack away most heavily at the European phase of the program, on the theory that crisis does not now impend on the Continent. But a serious cut there would be no wiser than in Indo-China. It is precisely because of past help given, that Europe today is in less critical defensive statue. Americans are deeply aware of their need for security safeguards in many parts of the globe. They mus't count upon lawmakers with tht backbone to mist tht glib tendency to chop at foreign programs on the theory that a disappointed foreigner can't hurt you at the polls. Much more is at stake than the next election. Let's Construct Some Optom ism These are days when there may perhaps be some virtue in stressing cheerful items in the news. Therefore we point happily to government figures showing that construction in the United States reached record heights in the first three months of 1954. Totals ran slightly ahead of 1953. Most of the gains came from expansion in private housing, public utility construction and highway work. And the figures indicate the nonresidential construction was the key to the advance to peak levels. This is not just a minor straw in the wind. Construction always is accepted as providing a basic clue to the general state of the economy. An economy in really serious trouble would not be running up record totals in the field of nonresidential building. For this is the area of industrial and utility activity, where men are paid to guess right about the trend of affairs, and the cost of bad forecasting is painfully high. Present unemployment totals of 3,725,000 or more are not to be minimized, nor are the other signs of business decline. But to argue from these indications that the American economy is in gravely unhealthy state is to look at the world with blinkers on. Views of Others 'Liberals 7 Getting Lonesome Looks like the "liberal wing of the Democratic party is going allout in an effort to add to its ever-dwindling number In the United States Senate. One of their prides and joys, Glen H. Taylor of Idaho, IB attempting a comeback. It will be recalled that this one-time Democratic Senator •went down to defeat after running with Henry Wallace on the Communist-supported "Progressive" ticket in the 1948 elections. The "liberals" apparently believed that a farmer vice presidential nominee will add distinction to the lists of Democratic candidates this fall. And although few Democrats in this part of the country probably will agree with that viewpoint, it is quite understandable that these left-wingers are beginning to feel a little lonesome in Washington and long for company. Since their heyday back in 1948 when their hero, Harry Truman, 'won without the South" and was "proud of it," and more lately since they tried to read the South out of the party at Chicago in 1952, their fortunes have sunk mighty low. First-hand evidence of that fact can be supplied not only by ex-Senator Taylor but also by ex- Senator Frank Graham of North Carolina, ex- Senator Claude Pepper of Florida calso reported to be considering a comeback attempt), ex-Senator Blair Moody of Michigan, ex-Senator William Benton of Connecticut and others. Taylor and Pepper evidently are hoping that their constituents have forgotten something they demonstrated so well at the polls in the 1950 primaries—the faculty to distinguish between a real Democrat and a phony.— Nashville iTenn.) Banner. Diplomatic Horde The Soviet Union and Communist China are going to outnumber the U. S. two to one in delegates to the Geneva conference on Asian problems starting April 26. The lesson of our "cold war" diplomacy is that truth is the first casualty of every encounter with the Communists. It looks like the truth at Geneva is going to be trampled to death.—Miami Daily News. SO THEY SAY There is an impression abroad we (Russians) do not like Americans. That is not true. We like them and have no special discrimination against them.—Soviet. Movie Director Alexandrov. * * * What we do abroad- affects every problem at home—from the amount of taxes to our very state of mind.—President Eisenhower. v * * It is obvious that if 403,000 (necessary number for recall) electors sign petitions for the recall of our junior senator, the McCarthy myth of invincibility would be thoroughly shattered.—Wisconsin Editor Leroy Gore. * * * That girl (Audrey Hepburn), single-handed, may make bosoms a thing of the past.—Movie Director Willie Wyler. * * * Im' going back to Colorado to catch up on a lot of little things I've promised myself ... a little golf ... a little fishing ... a little browsing around . .. I've got a lot to do and I haven't got much time left. —Sen Edwin Johnson, 70, announ- •tt hit Mtiramant, " Now We'll All Sign It—Er, Won't We?" Peter id ton's Washington Column — Congress Must Speed Its Work If It Plans to Adjourn in July WASHINGTON —(NEA)— There are some 75 principal proposals listed in President Eisenhower's middle-of-the-road program. These are the recommendations which ;he President has made for new .egislation in his various state of the union, budget, economic and special messages to Congress. They are grouped under the 14 main headings of national security, veterans' services, international af- airs, social security, housing, education and research, farm measures, natural resources,' transpor- ^ation and communication, finance and industry, labor, general government, civil rights and federal civilian personnel. If you break down some of the major items like the new tax pro- jram, the number of presidential proposals can be run up to 175 or ven 5075. Tiiere were, for instance, IS specific tax proposals in the 'resident's budget message. One of the 25 called for general eform of the tax structure. The ill which the House Ways and Means Committee finally brought iut called for 3300 changes in the ax law. So the numbers game is L little silly and the count of 75 is •ealistic. The important thing about this isting is that .as of April 1, the Jongress has completed action on only five of the President's proposals. In all. Congress has passed, and ,he President has signed, some 20 bills into law this year. But three .'ourth's of them were minor measures originating in Congress. The five requested by the President an be checked off easily: Extending the Korean war missing persons act to July 1, 1955. Suspending until 1958 limitations on size of the armed forces. Increasing the borrowing power of Commodity Credit Corp. Ratification of the mutual security pact with Korea. Revision and extension of excise tax rates expiring in April. Even this last mentioned item was not passed according to the President's recommendation. For it will reduce government income by an estimated $1 billion a year and cause a bigger deficit than had been planned for. The President and nis party leaders have intimated that the election of a Republican Congress in 1954 depends on the enactment of a "middle-of-the-road" program that will be "good for all America." GOP publicity men have also suggested that campaign orators put more emphasis on the constructive achievements of the administration and less time on McCarthyism. If this advice is any good, it will behoove the Republican leadership and its following in Congress to get busy and produce. Otherwise, there may be nothing constructive to talk about. Three months of this second session of the 83rd Congress have been frittered away with little accomplishment. If the Congress lives up to its hope of adjourning in July— which now seems hardly possible —something will have to be done on the 94 per cent of the Eisenhower program as yet unenacted. A check of the legislative calen- dars reveals this further status of the Eisenhower program as of April 1: Fifteen measures have been passed the Senate but not the House. They are: The St. Lawrence seaway. Improvement of conservation practice on public grazing lands. Construction of new tankers for merchant marine. Modification of Securities and Exchange law. Self-government for District of Columbia. Immunity for congressional witnesses. These nine have passed the House but not the Senate: Customs simplication .Hospital construction program. Soil conservation cooperation with the states. General tax revision. Revision of federal-state relationship on employment security. Extension of renegotiation act. Increase of federal debt limit. Revision of D. C. revenue laws. Some 35 other measures have gone through the committee hearing process in one branch of Congress or the other, and been reported out for floor action. The House has about 20 measures as its pending business. The Senate has 15. The remaining 20 principal measures in the Eisenhower program —using the number 75 as the count on its separate proposals — are stuck some place in the legislative process with little indication that anything at all will be done about them this session. This record may be no worse than that of other sessions of Congress at this half-way mark. But it is certainly nothing to brag about. the. Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P- JORDAN. M. D. Can an abscessed tooth, infected tonsils, or a sinusitis cause symptoms or inflammations in other parts of the body? This question conies up every now and then, and from an individual point of view is most difficult to answer. In medicine, it is called the problem of focal infection. The theory that chronic infection in one part of the body could cause difficulties elsewhere Ls quite old. About the turn of the century work on this subject received a big push, largely through the studies and stimulating personality of the late Dr. Frank Billings of Chicago. there is now a pretty wholesome attitude toward the removal or treatment of these foci. No longer are they removed wholesale, but neither do most physicians disregard really diseased and infected tissues. For a while, a large number of ailments were attacked by instituting a careful search for some source of chronic infection in the body; gall bladder, tonsils, prostate, teeth, or sinuses. If anything could be found, these focal areas were removed, drained, or treated in any way possible. Then, as so often happens in medicine,'a reaction set in. Some patients who had all their teeth removed showed no improvement in the condition for which the extractions had been performed. Some had serious operations or treatments for focal infections and were worse than before. The result was that many careful physicians swung 1 away from the idea of focal infection altogether, and nearly all boq;an to take a much more conservative attitude toward the subject. But occasionally someone who was almost desperate with some form of neuritis, muscular rheumatism, iritis, or similar condition received relief from the removal of-an infected tooth, bad tonsils, or other "focus of infection." This cannot be Ignored oven though exactly how this happens is * figur* out. At any ran, The principles are fairly well agreed on but it is no easy matter to decide what to do in an individual case. For example, no one can guarantee that taking out an abscessed tooth will relieve the symptoms somewhere else in the body. Both patient ana pnysician have to add up the arguments for and against treatment- of a focus of infection and then take their chances on whether the results will accomplish the desired results. There will be disappointments as well as successes. • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Any Wrong Theory Usually Backfires It's hard to blame West for doubling five diamonds. He had a rather good hand, and his club strength in particular indicated that South might have trouble with the contract. Most of all, however, West, relied upon the fact that South was not a good player, South's bidding indicated that he had 11 cards in the two minor suits West's strength in hearts and spades could therefore be depended upon to furnish only one defensive trick. Hence West, who was fully aware of the meaning of the bid- dine would not have doubled five diamond* if tfc« declarer had been an expert. West led the king of hearts and continued with the ace, declarer ruffing the second round. South led out the ace of diamonds, discovering that East had all the missing trumps. Not knowing what to do next, South continued with the queen of diamonds, on the theory that it couldn't do much harm to draw trumps while he made up his mind. It was a bad tneory to rely on. The second round of trumps was a fatal error. Declarer tried to recover by leading a club to the ace, but it was too late. He returned to his hand with a trump (his next to last), cashed the king of clubs, and ruffed a club in dummy. The clubs didn't breax and South 13 NORTH 4 A 1083 V973 • K9852 *A WEST EAST 1 Jk K J 9 5 4 *Q62 .VAKJ6 VQ10842 • None *743 SOUTH (D) 4 AQJ106 AKJ9743 Both sides vul. We* North Double Redbl. 4V 5 * Double Pass Sooth 2 • Pass Pass Opening lead — East 1 V Pass Pass K could return to his hand only once. Hence the clubs could never be brought in, and South could make only ten tricks no matter what he did. The hand clearly depends on establishing and cashing good clubs in the South hand. South should lead a club to dummy's nee before he touches a single round of trumps. He feu back to hi* hand with Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Guys and Dolls: Scratch out Olivia de Havilland's name, Mr. Producer, and substitute Arlene Dahl's on that plum dramatic role if you want to keep the luscious redhead in Hollywood. Arlene, who means what she says and says what she means, has her eye on the kind of roles that Jennifer Jones and Bette Davis inherit. If Hollywood won't give them to her, she says, she intends to streak out for Broadway and a play that will give her the emoting opportunities of her footlights venture as Roxanne to Jose Ferrer's "Cyrano de Bergerac." "I'm going to forget about my singing and my yearning to do comedy for a while and concentrate on proving that the New York critics weren't mistaken when they gave me wonderful reviews for Roxanne," Arlene told me on U-I's 'Bengal Rifles" set. About Hollywood's surprise at her Bernhardt touch in "Cyrano," she says: "They had to carry some people out on stretchers." Ricardo Montalban is admitting that his decision to make a couple of all-Spanish movies, including "Green Shadows," is a matter of survival as an idol of Mexican filmgoers. With a new Hollywood movie, "A Matter of Life and Death," about to be released, the Latin Lover says: "I was the third-ranking star in Mexico when I signed with MGM seven years ago. I promised the Mexican people I would come back, but MGM wouldn't let me. "I was widely criticized when I left Mexico. They said 'Ricardo Montalban is blinded by Hollywood gold.' All through the years it's been held against me to some degree. I have to go back. No more contracts that forbid it." actor needs these days. I'm tht happiest 'actor in Hollywood." Don made four stabs at TV before Thorny came along and ht says: "One of the shows was with Gale Storm. We were told that we would have to do it live. Gale turned it down a few hours after I did. "Rie following week I g-ot the 'Onie and Harriet' contract. A few days later, Gale accepted 'My Litfte Margie.' I wonder where we'd both be if we had said we'd do tfeat other show." So you think Elizabeth Taylor's big-time acting these days is because of hubby Michael Wilding's tips and hints. Well, riddle yourself something else. Wilding protests that he's had nothing to do with rt—"we never even talk acting at home." Playing the Pharaoh in "The Egyptian," Wilding told me: "I haven't done a darn thing about helping my wife. I don't know how to act myself. I learn as I go along. Every actor I know is mad about a book on acting: theory by Michael Chekov. I read one page and couldn't understand a word of it." Debbie Reynolds, Just about the youngest movie queen around, is carrying a sandwich board with "Oldsters Are Unfair" written on both sides. Zippy Debbie means over-40 ladies who get embarrassed when Tab Hunter or Tony Curtis look at them from the silver screen and the men who feel sinful about going to see any movie doll younger than Claudette Colbert. "It's suddenly become fashionable to sneer at young people in pictures," Debbie fumed on the set of "Susan Slept Here." "You'd think we were creatures from Mars. There's no reason to scream when a young actor gets a romantic lead. "A few years from now, there will be more young people coming up. You have to replenish — or there's no star system." It's a hearts-entwined affair between Don de Fore and television. Except for movie acting during summer vacations, he plans to go on being Thorny in the "Ozzie and Harriet" series for the next five years. "No studio," says Don, "could ever give me this kind of contract. I have all the security in the world and believe me, that's what -an a trump and is then In position to ruff a low club with one of dummy's high trumps. He can comfortably return to his hand with a second trump in order to ruff another low club in the dummy. Now it is a cinch for South to return to his own hand and draw the last trump, after which he can safely cash all of the clubs. The important point is that South must use his trumps as a way of getting to his own hand while he goes about establishing the clubs. The job of drawing trumps can be carried o: while South is setting up the clubs instead of before he touches the clubs. 75 Yt.n Ago /it Members of the Thursday Luncheon Club left this morning for Columbus, Miss., where they will be guests of Mr. and M-rs. Otto Kochtitzky and family for two days. Mrs. Kochtitzky was before moving to Columbus a member of the club. The third of the monthly dances being given by members of the recently organized Club 36 was last night at the Woman's dub when Mr. and Mrs. Charles C*4g- ger, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Evrard -and l*r. and Mrs. F. t,. Engler entertained. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCutchen and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Regenold were guests for the affair. Claude Alexander was surprised last night with a dinner party given by Mrs. Alexander in his honor on the occasion of his 25th birthday. UTTLt UZ— Whenever o rich man posse* on to a better life, o tot of his relatives hooe to do the some. IT IS TIME for good southern Democrats to get together and decide whether Hawaii is dominated by Republicans or by Gomrnun-ists. —Charlotte (N.C.) News. Everett True figured that the best way to handle an office pest who was always asking how to spell words was to let him have**»e dictionary between the Screen Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Screen performer, Lynn 6 She is a actress 11 She is by her fans 13 Fortifications 14 Scold 15 Begins 16 Gossip (dial.) 17 Naval (ab.) 19 Scottish river 18 Onager 20 Italian coin 3 Bullfighter 4 Pewter coin of Malaya 5 Still 6 Encountered 7 Harem room 8 Yugoslavian river 9 Buries 10 German city 12 Low haunt 13 Formal request for reply (ab.) 27 Companion 29 Salt 32 Most uncommon 33 Ascended 34 Fruit drink - 21 Retaliate 22 Spanish (ab.) 23 Small candleS 35 Occupant 23 Mountain Iake 25 Goddess of 36 Absorbent discord mass 26 Knock 37 Mail (Fr.) « i * 27 Red planet 28 Age 29 Tree fluid 30 Clamp 21 Consumed 32 Tatters 34 Air raid alarms 37 Peel 38 Editor (ab.) 39 Tribal division 41 Boundary (comb, form) 42 Corded fabric 44 Correlative of neither 45 Genus of herbs 18 Demented 51 African fly 52 Farm 53 Heating devices 54 Locations DOWN 1 P'^ical c ; ty 2 i ortnining to dropsy 38 IroQuoian Indian 40 Large plants 43 Swine 46 Gre^k letter 47 Life-saving station (ab.) 49 Nears (ab.) 50 Capuchin monkey

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