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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1954 BLrnncvttxi COURIER KIWI M. W. HAOT*. FubUltMT SAURY A. HAINE8, AMittent A. A. VREDRICK80N. Editor JPAUL D. HUMAN, Adverttatat fete Nattonal AdrertlBlnf Representative: Wttmtr Co., New York. Chicafo. Detroit, Intend ** 'Mcond dMi matter at the pott- office at Blythertlle, Arkansas, under act of Oon- October t, 1917. jjnmhur of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in th% city of Blytheville or any Mburban town where carrier service is maintained, 39e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $3.90 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside SO mile tone, $13.50 per year payable fe advance. Meditations tf they shall fan away, to renew them afaln into repentance; seeinf they crucify to thetnselvM HM ftm at God afresh, and put hhn to an open The law can never save us; and he is nearest to the fotftvcneet of the gospel who, with a •ottrfte heart, discerns most clearly and feels most profoundly that perfection of the Divine statue which Impeaches and condemns him.— W. Barbs One of the beet keys to suaceis ie the one that opem a aavtofs account. ••"••' •* * * Ifce fin* appttuttcttfc operation wa* performed It years af* ant SMrfeons have had real * * * An Ohio man of 86 plans first auto tour this Vbat may be why he reached that old A Sydney, Avurtratta, man has slept only five Msnet in few montt». They have TV over there, toti efcf * * * Standing on your dignity may be okay, but H doesn't make you any bigger. Oppenheimer Plight Result Of His Weird Isolation The case of Dr. J. Kobert Oppenhim- «r, the physicist who headed the wartime Los Alamos laboratory where the Atomic bomb was made, adds up to a very strange and sad story. He is now under suspension from hig various advisory positions to top government defense agencies, pending the outcome of an inquiry by a special security panel of the Atomic Energy Commission. Oppenheimer is charged with many things that are said to make him a security risk. On most of these he has been tried and cleared before, but since new accusation have been added and new security regulations are in force, the AEG felt it manditory to re-examine the scientist's file. It would not be wise for outsiders to try to perjudge his case. A board of respected men is studying it and we must await its findings. But it is reasonable to look at some parts of Ot>penheimer's life which seems to account for his present involvement. For the most part he is charged with having actively pursued Communist association during the period 1940 to 1943. But he insists he never joined the Communist Party nor accepted its rigid doctrines. He was drawn to Communist ideas through their "humanitarian" appeal, as were so many intellectuals in recent decades. Yet Oppenheimer had no knowledge against which to measure the validity of Jtois appeal. His mind then was a complete vacuum on politics and economics. During his early professional days in California, except for some outside attention to literature, he was totally immersed in science. He never read newspapers or magazines. He had no radio and no telephone. He did not learn of the 1929 stock market crash until long ofter the event. He did not vote until he was 11 years past eligible voting age. That any intelligent adult could so isolate himself from his world seems really incredible. He had only to pick up his newspaper to get a broad and reasonably accurate portrait of his time, yet tor years this brilliant scientist never did that simple thing. For this weird isolation, which made him so incomplete a man and a thinker, Oppenheimer must bear much personal blamt. Arthur H. Compton, Vannevar Bush and Jamts B. Conant are proof that scientists can b* politically informed and fattlUfsnt, can can indeed sometimes make unique contribution to practical work! affairs. mtr'i. He was one product of a time it was not thought necessary to teach scientists anything but science, or engineers anything but building. They were trained for special performance and keen pursuit of special knowledge. Most educators in these fields know better now. Many schools try to niake the' scientist a whole man. But the pressures of time work against him, tending, to squeeze out all but his mind-consuming specialty. No one could demand that the scientist make himself also a historian, an economist and a political specialist. But it would appear fair to ask that he step from his retorts and test tubes long enough each day to read his newspaper well. Views of Others AH, Efficiency! The Veterans Administration, it has been duly reported in the news columns, has just put out four cartoon books aimed at giving its employes the lowdown on how to sweep, dust, mop and wax its hospital buildings. We learn, for example, that from now on it won't do just to grap a broom and let fly. Under the new scheme of things, the recommended procedure is to make sure that the feet are 12 inch« apart, that the stroke is a six-footer, and to remember that a good day's sweeping is the equivalent of 60 average size living rooms unless "obstructions" (VA for furniture) are encountered, in which case 45 rooms' worth will do. it. The formula for mopping is a little simpler, except for those who get dizzy in high places: "A thained man should be able to mop and rinse the stairs and landings of a 65-story building in a day." The only trouble with that is that the VA doesn't own any 56-story buildings: hence, its mop weilders will have to interolate. Dusting seems to be the most complex of all. Where the moppers and sweepers can reckon to in terms of living rooms and skyscrapers, the poor dusters must count by units—half a unit for dusting a bedside table, three for a desk, two for emptying a waste basket, and so on up to 200, whcih is bingo and time to call it a day. Well the VA's little tomes seem to make fascinating reading. But that they will make efficient sweepers, dusters, moppers and waxers is something we doubt. In fact, we will not be suprLsed to read any day that one of the VA's hospitals has disappeared under an accumulation of dust an irt an that its housekeepers, when last seen, were conscientiously struggling with tape measnrers, slide rdlees and a double entry bookkeeping system. —Nashville Tennessean. Ins And Outs "Exactly what is the principle of socialism?" a reader wants to know. Far be it from us to pose as an expert on the subject. But here's a definition we'glimpsed the other day that seems to strike at the heart of the subject: "Socialism would seem to operate on the theory that a socialistic government can legislate unsuccessful people into prosperity by legislating successful people out of it."—Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. What New Industries Seek Secret agents are roaming the streets of Southern cities. They aren't subversives. They are capitalists; and they are quitely seeking our new plant locations for their companies. North Carolina is interested in these new plants. It has been successful in getting many of them to the state. It may be even more successful if Tar Heels know what the tight-lipped investigators are looking for, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. For one thing, the Journal was told, industrial companies "aren't seeking tax concessions, free plant sites or other artificial inducements." They want to "pay their own way." A big labor pool isn't as vital to new plants as it once was. That's because increasing use of automatic devices decreases the need for worker's That means housing and municipal services like good streets and off-street parking aren't as necessary to new companies as they once were. What the companies seek out are communities "that our employes will like to live in" and are "economically good for the company." They check on the weather, the amount of smoke, dust and gases in the area. They want good railroad services and rates, and they beware of that community which hasn't done long-term planning and zoning.—Charlotte (N. C.) News. SO THEY SAY When we talk of recognition for the government of China, Ite us remember that we are talking of recognizing a government whose hands are still red with the blood of young Canadians who and others young men . . . who went to Korae. —Canadian Troy Leader George Drew. » * * I can assure everyone no one weapon or combination of such weapons will do away with the need for conventional forces on land or in the air in the event of hostilities.—Gen Alfred Gruenther, NATO boss. * * * It (winning Oscar) is like when someone gives you something to wear that's too big and you •till have to grow into it. — Audrey Hepburn. * » » If they make very much bigger bombs, they will probably find nowhere safe enough to test Item. — An****'! Dr. Join Bla*. Loophole? Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NU Sink*, l*t Peter ft/son's Washington Column— Problems Posed by the H-Bomb Necessitate Calm Deliberation WASHINGTON—(NEA)—It is a good sign that release of the first facts and pictures of the hydrogen bomb have caused no great panic. If ever cool heads, free from hysteria, were needed to think through on a problem, this is the time. The fact that a weapon now exists—powerful enough to wipe out Washington or any other metropolitan center—provides a subject that could easily lend itself to some high-fidelity demagoguery. The H-bomb makes any pretense at bomb shelters and civil defense measures seem somewhat futile. There is no safety from this weapon other than flight to the tall timber or to deep mountain caves. The one defense offered is a vastly increased interceptor Air Force, bolstered with guided missiles, radar screens and antiaircraft artillery. An adequate force might cost a hundred billion dollars or more. This expense might easily wreck the country financially before it could be wrecked physically by the bomb. On the other hand, it is argued that even these measures would be useless. For the FBI has revealed that it would be possible to smuggle in the parts for atomic weapons. They could be assembled and time-fused to do by sabotage what enemy aircraft might not be able to do in ouen Warfare. The mere existence of this ifreap- on completely changes all concepts of military strategy and tactics. , While armies, fleets and air a'rma- tory, the answers are not clear, das can be destroyed by a single H-bomb. It makes obsolete existing weapons of both offense and defense. Or does it? A hydrogen bomb or even .a puny atomic bomb could not raise the siege at Dien Bien Phu without destroying its heroic defenders. So what good is it? This is the argument of conventional strategists. According to them, the doughboy in the mud, the rifles, the hand grenade and the elemental booby trap will always be necessary to win a war. What this reasoning seems to do is put the H-bomb in the category of a weapon of psychological warfare. It is so powerful that no one will dare to use it. But as a threat —capable of being held heavy over the heads of those who do not have it—the H-bomb can force the have-nots to yield to the will of the haves or face destruction. Possessed by the forces of righteousness, the H-bomb as a phycho- logical weapon becomes a force for good. Possessed by the ungodly, it becomes a force for evil. This seems to lead towards a movement to outlaw the H-bomb completely. Voices abroad have already been raised with this demand. There has been some surprise that the Communist leadership has not launched a new worldwide appeal, like the Stockholm peace petition. Millions of signatures could easily be secured from the little peo- if pie of the world in support o fan use of the H-bomb, and its little brother, the A-bomb. One reason why such a petition may not have to be launched is that the Communist leaders do not want the bomb outlawed. Possessing the H-bomb, they unquestionably have.their own plans for its use to serve their own ends. Or, with their record of perfidy, they might easily plan to use it after other nations of the world had given it up. So outlawing the bomb may not be the answer, either. Outlawing the bomb merely puts the world back where it was before, with a gloomy future of unending little wars. What seems to be needed here is a bigger answer.. So far, no world leader has spoken out clearly on all these matters. The subject is too new and perhaps too big for immediate conprehension. There has not been time to think through to a logical end—calmly, unemotionally and with a minimum of demagojuery — to show the path to peace. It is a problem for everyone to think about, and speak out on, too, in this Easter season of hope. For in the long run, in a democracy, HOULYWOO D—(NBA)— The ;:;:i Parade: After William Hoi- don's recent "Oscar" victory, Jimmy Stewart congratulated him, and then Jpld this story on himself: Burgess Meredith and Jimmy were batching it together when Jimmy won an Oscar in 1940. Burgess was asleep when an elated Jimmy pounded on his door at 3 a. m .to tell him the good news. "Look what I won," yelled Jimmy, holding his Oscar aloft, as Burgess opened the door. • 'Where did ya win it?" said half-awake Meredith, "throwing baseballs at milk bottles on the Ocean Park pier?" While in Ceylon for "The Purple Plain," Gregory Peck received a fan letter from an Indian boy requesting his autograph. A str -iped, return-addressed envelope was enclosed with this notation: "I read all about the terrible taxes and troubles with taxes of Hollywood actors. Because I know your taxes must be high, enclosed is stamp and envelope." Eddie Cantor, telling about his lack of formal education, quips: "But I learned about everything while riding on trains from George Jessel." ON HIS FIRST live TV show, "The Petrified Forest," David Neven confessed to an elderly actor in the cast that he was scared to death and wouldn't be surprised if he blew all of his lines sky high. The elderly actor, the picture, of confidence, laughed and said: "Nonsense, my boy. You can do it. Look at me. Am I worried? No. I've done hundreds of these live TV shows and it's nothing." Niven and the veteran actor had the first scene together, with the old boy supposed to say, "Give your old granddad a cup of coffee." Instead, the elderly veteran blew HIS first line, and it came out: ' 'Give your old granddad an old granddad." Danny Thomas, introducing seven-year-old Rusty Hamer to audiences at filming sessions of his ABC-TV "Make Room for Daddy" show, tells them: "Rusty has invested his money wisely. I have to be good to him. My wife and I live in one of his apartment units." at a movie producer's home. The producer's wife asked him, "What do you do?" "Oh," said the doll, "our set isn't working properly. Would you fix it?" "Radio," said Howard. Howard did, not mentioning, of course, that his yearly salary was larger than her husband's. Old provero on a tablecloth: "At 20 a woman blushes when a man praises her. At 30 she thinks he'i 2 very clever fellow. At 44 she wonders what he wants." A movie star's marriage, claims Sammy Kaye, is considered successful if it runs longer than his current picture. 75 Yw$ Ago In Blythevill* FOR SEVERAL YEARS a Los Angeles police department favorite, Red Skelton has been ribbing his uniformed pals about why he only the wishes of the people. It is not a situation of complete frustration. Civilization isn't going to be destroyed as some pessimists wail. This thing can be worked out. the Doctor Says— Written lor NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Some of the instruments avail- Q—I have been having the hair on able to medical men have made an enormous contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of disease, yet these are never the whole answer to a medical problem. They are really agents of the physician's training and judgment. Q—Does an electrocardiogram my face removed by electrolysis for six months but it only seems to be getting coarses. How many treatments does it take? A—The purpose of electrolysis is 10 destroy the follicle or bed from which the hair grows. When this is done the hair will not sprout from and fluoroscopic examination show j that follicle again. When properly whether or not a- heart condition j performed it should take only one treatment for^ each particular follicle though these hair beds can, of course, be quite close together. is present? Mrs. H. S. A—Yes. The elctrocardiogram is a kind of tracing of the electrical impulses passing through the heart. In some kinds of heart disease— but not all—this tracing will reveal the presence of the disease and sometimes its variety. The fluoroscopic examination is conducted with X-ray, and is primarily aimed at determining the exact size of the heart and large blood vessels around it. Both of these valuable tests have to be carefully interpreted in the light of other information obtained by history of the patient's illness and by physical examination, and neither is of value j directly in treatment. Q—Would the presence of foreign matter revealed by heating a urine specimen indicate a serious disorder? W.H.J. A—This presumably refers to a test aimed primarily at finding the presence of albumin. When found in fairly sizable quantities this is commonly one sign of kidney trouble and certainly a cause for investigation of that organ. Occasionally it appears to be present when it does not represent any fundamental serious disorder. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Teamwork Will Pay Bridge Dividends 'East was ready to bid two diamonds over North's response of i one spade. It was possible, how' ever, that hearts would turn out to be a better suit than diamonds. Q—Can you tell me anything about the gas which is supposed to be used in fluorescent bulbs? Mrs. R.B. A—I believe this is usually argon or some similarly inert gas. I have not h?ard of uny harm from breathing this gns after the breaking of a bulb if that in what is worrying you. partner to choose between the two unbid suits. If West had four hearts, they would be safe in that suit. Otherwise, East would almost surely be able to scramble out safely at two diamonds, and would therefore be no worse off than if he had bid two diamonds to begin with. unthinkable that East would use th takeout double unless he had a good four-card support for the unbid major. On the basis of this logical reasoning. West properly decided to open hearts. When the queen of hearts held the first trick, the situation was quite clear to West. He continued with the ace of hearts, dropping declarer's ten. Then West led his last heart, enabling his partner to win two more tricks in the suit. red-light and siren-equipped police car. The other day he w.as summoned to the CBS parking lot. A police delegation stood beside a new police squad car and, with great ceremony, a spokesman presented Red with the keys. "It's all yours," the comic was told. "A gift to you from the L. A. police for all the benefit shows you've done for us. Hop in and try her out." Red, beaming like a kid, leaped to the wheel and drove out of the parking lot onto Beverly Blvd. Two motorcycle officers in on the gag immediately forced him to the curb, and deadpanned: "You're under arrest for stealing city property." "I get the point," said Red, returning the keys. When Mrs. E. M. Regenold entertained members of the Bi-Monthly Luncheon Club yesterday afternoon at her home, she also had as h«e guests, Mrs. J. E. Beasley and MfH. Garland Gillinwater. Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr., was elected president of the Central Parent Teachers Association which met yesterday afternoon at the junior high auditorium. She suceeds Mrs. Joe Trieschmann. Mrs. Henry Humphreys and Mrs. Edgar Borum spent yesterday in Memphis. LITTLt LIZ— The fellow who says nothing is impossible just hasn't met any nasty people. Middle age is that period in a man's life when he'll do anything to feel better except give up what's hurting him.—Cairo (Ga.) Messenger. Scientists have found the skull of a woman believed to be 20,000 years old. But it is safe to assume that she never admitted it.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Can. MOBILE, ALA., submitted a referendum to require that dogs in the city not be allowed to run at large. It was voted on at the same time the city election was held and the dogs received mote votes thafa the mayor and city commissioners. — Lexington Herald. Cy Howard, the radio and TV producer, still winces when he thinks about it. On his first trip to Hollywood he was invited to a party diamonds to defeat the contract. When the hand was played at the other table in a team match, East bid two diamonds instead of using the takeout double. West opened a diamond, having nothing to guide him. to the killing heart BOB HOPE, on the vargaries of Hcllywccd fortune: "One day y o u'r e at Romanoff's drinking champagne and the next you're in Fresno crushing the grapes." Miss Sarah Trotter used to love to tell people the plots of new books she had read until she recited to a patient listener for a half hour at a recent literary tea, only to discover she was talking to the author. Indian Invitation Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH 4KQ965 V J742 • Q109 17 EAST 4 1087 VK986 WEST A-I 4 2 VAQ5 4 10 8 7 4 3 4 None SOUTH (D) V 103 4 K5 4AKQJ962 North-South vul. South Wect North East 14 Pass 14 Double 3N.T Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q ACROSS 1,4 -is capital of the Republic of India 9 Make a mistake 10 Once more 11 Weird 13 Eminently 16 Purifies 3 Song birds 4 Diminutive of Daniel 5 Selves 6 Tardy 7 Sacred (comb, form) 8 This nation is on the Ocean 11 External 27 Olive genus 39 Marries 42 Hindu queen 45 Pertaining to an age 47 Expired 49 Siueiong glance 51 "Treasure Island" authoj (init.) hand for his takeout double, but it is perfectly possible to use shaded takeout doubles of this kind with nn understanding partner. In this case, West could tell from the strong bidding of his vulnerable opponents that the double had been rather light. Hence West refrained from any energetic action. lead. —ist could have ' defeated the contract still by winning the first trick and the ace of diamonds and returning a low heart, but he had no way of discovering this defense. The opening diamond lead therefore enabled declarer to make his game contract. THE AIM in the new atomic submarine seems to have been to The takeout double had an im- jmake it as comfortable as possible portant effect on the opening lead, 'for the crew nd as uncomfortable East had indicated support for| a « possible for our enemier — both of ttw r«d »uiU, and it WM Savannah Morning Newt. , OT j- v ^ j (comb, form) 29 Symbol for 18 India has had 12 Enthusiastic actinium f ~~~" °! . 4 ardor 30 Article famines m Us 14 Unaspirated 32 Part (Latin) 46 Poker stakt history 15 Belgian river 33 The dill 19 Oriental porgy n Mellower 34 Warning 20 Convulsive 21 Cruel devices cry 24 Tierra del 37 Chemical 22 An (Scot.) Fuego Indians hydrocarbon 23 Wave (comb. 26 Odors 38 Was indebted form) ,25 Brother 27 Heavy blow 28 It has many — - resources 3.1 Chemical solvent 32 The Khyber 35 Male sheep '36 In a line 40 Blackbird 41 Gibbon 43 Female sheep 44 Perused anew 48 Seasoned 50 Harsher 52 Requires .53 Brazilian seaport 54 Even (contr.) 55 Winter vehiclei *6 Before 1 Sea nymph | Silkworm

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