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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 19, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS COURIER NTWS CO. H. W. HAIMBB, PubUaher BABRY A. HAINES, Auictant Pubiiiher A. A. FRKDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis , filtered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- grae*. October 9, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in trie 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. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riche*. and hast got-, tea gold and silver into thv treasure*.—ExeUel *:*. « May I deem the wise man rich, and may I have such a portion of gold as none but a prudent man can either bear or employ.—Plato. Barbs 'Sfunny how often a doctor looks at a woman's tongue right after she tells him she's all tired out. * * * Lois of people are going down to work with a eold these days-—-and getting other people down. .••.;...•.# * •. * This summer there will not be enough "No Fishing" signs &> take care of all the places -where there really it no fishing. .•;'' :/ ',, : ' '••-._» * * Biting th* dust is an old American custom— folks in some Southern states picking up when fee Indians left off. '."•;•• ' * * » A dozen slot machines were dumped into a lake bf police. We wonder if some other pobr fish wiH tef them. France, Britain Face Need For Rea I ism at Geneva Both in Paris and London, Secretary of State Dulles was roundly criticized for talking- "unit action" among the Allies on the Indo-China issue so close to the Geneva conference, where the topic will be dicsussed. Actually, this is a pretty shallow judgement. The truth is that publicly expressed attitudes by French leaders in Paris left Dulles little choice. For weeks the top French authorities have been acting as if they were preparing to swoon happily in Communist arms at Geneva at the first mention— in dulcet Red tones—of the word "truce" They have allowed the impression to grow that they are ready to take almost any kind of settlement, no matter how thin the Communist masquerade of fair dealing. It is the solemn and considered pudge- ment of President Eisenhower, Dulles and other key American officials that almost any truce likely to be negotiated would be a bad one. By that they mean it would end up as a Communist victory in Indo-China. It is also their sober conclusion that, this result cannot be permitted to happen. There is no need here to state the full case again for Indo-China's importance to the future of all south Asia. Often Communist blunders in dip-' lomacy have helped out in these dilemmas. But we cannot count on Red stupidity producing truce terms so impossible the French cannot accept them. They just might play it smart. : - Understanding this, the President and Dulles have set out to make it clear not only to the Reds but to the French., and others in the free orbit that we cannot countenance the loss—by any means—of Indo-China. Everything Dulles has said and done in recent weeks has been designed to fortify himself for what may come to be the "Geneva ordial." He would not publicly state it so bluntly, but what he is really trying to do is prevent the French from making a truce at Geneva, for the simple reason he thinks free world security will otherwise suffer a grave setback. Naturally the French and British are angered at measures which seem to them to prejudice prospects for a truce. The French have no one but themselves to blame. They forced Dulfcs to this extreme by behaving like willing listeners to any •fren long from Moscow or Peiping. Their criticisms really are quite in thfe CMt. For they talk at if a truce were th« fft*t fOftl te Indo-China, But they have not said what they Would 4o 1C M Uktljr, ft turned out to t» a smashing political defeat for the free countries. Until they face up to this question, they are hardly in position to assail the United States. We are making a display of our hard attitude to inject the note of realism-at Geneva which ought to characterize the thinking of diplomacy among the French and British as well. Violence Gets Dunked Off New York Docks The recent strike on the New York waterfront was not a legitimate work stoppage but an attempt at coercion by the old International Longshoremen's Association, dominated by criminal elements. Happily for orderly labor relations, it did not succeed. The firmness and fortitude of the National Labor Relations Board can be credited with producing this result. Disowned by the AFL for failure to rid its leadership and ranks of criminals, ILA entered a union-preference election last December with a newly fromed rival AFL unit. ILA won, but NLRB found shocking evidence of intimidation and violence against those who dared to oppose. The federal agency therefore set the election aside and ordered a new one. It was to enforce the results of the December voting that ILA struck. But NLRB refused to budge. When it finally told ILA it would be left off the ballot next time if the strike did not end, the waterfront bullies gave up. The strike may have done some permanent damage to 'New York's shipping trade. But NLRB's handling of it offered a stern lesson in how law can triumph over violence if only it be resolutely administered. Views of Others Teachers Aren't Born One of the nation's most serious problems is that so few boys and girls want to be schoolteachers. More prospective scholars are born than ever, but the school folks don't know where their next teacher is coming from. The production rate of teachers is low because they aren't born—they are made—and if you doubt it, just ask one of them some of the things they are made to do. They are made to go to college for at least four years to become qualified as specialists. Then to follow their calling they are made to accept salaries lower than an untrained person receives on many jobs in private business. Made to conform to restrictions in their private lives that workers in other fields would regard as absurd. .And, finally, made fun of by every Tom, Dick and Mr. Peepers in the country. It's being the laughing stock that explains most of the troubles of the teachers and why high school gradautes would sooner join the Foreign Legion or take in washing than choose professional careers. Let any clown say "schoolteacher" and Americans brace their sides for laughter, the absent-minded professor and the old maid school marm. Characters who aren't quite aware of the world about them. Creatures who possess a great deal of knowledge, but lack the ability to relate their learning to practical'considerations. All of this is as out-of-date as high-topped shoes and celluloid collars and children who don't know the facts of life. Today's typical teacher is an alert, smartly-dressed, well-trained person who could make the first team in several other leagues as indeed countless thousands already have done. That's why there is a teacher shortage .... Eva- ville (Ga.) Sun. Now, sirrahs, let us put an end at once to ihis contemptible business of Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois license plates. It's popped up again. In Illinois. In Robinson, 111., a man was hailed into court, tried and fined for mutilating an auto license plate because he cut off the slogan "Land of Lincoln." He explained, said the judge, that he was "planning a fishing trip to Tennessee and was afraid if he went down there with that slogan on his plates they'd bust the windows out of his car." That's nonesense. It's nonsense in, of all places, East Tennessee, where the' fishing is. Come Lincoln Day dinner of a spring, the populace is as well stuffed as at Thanksgiving time. Illinoise is suffering from an overdose, as to its diet, of anti-Southern propaganda. >, In all parts of the modern South there is high regard for Mr. Lincoln. In fact, Honest Abe is regarded as a great Republican. In fact, in some partasian areas he is regarded as the last one.—Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. SO THEY SAY Take Up the Sword! A Peter td son's Washington Column — Denying Condon and Roosevelt GOP Backing Was Mitchell's Idea WASHINGTON — (NBA)— Democratic National Committee Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell's letter denying party backing to California congressional candidates Robert Condon .and James Roosevelt was his own idea. Chairman Mitchell discussed the subject informally with several Democratic Executive Committee leaders. But there was no formal meeting of this group to approve the Mitchell policy and it was not cleared with Party Chief Adlai Stevenson. Chairman Mitchell did considerable soul-searching and wrote several drafts of the letter to make sure it said just what he wanted it to say before he let it go. The idea of having a national party organization clean its own louse has received general commendation. But the usual practice s for a national party headquarters to keep its hands completely out of state primary contests. There is only one known precedent for Mitchell's action in American political history, and it was considerably different. This was. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's attempted purge of anti-New Deal Democratic candidates in the 1936 congressional primaries. Roosevelt's action was based on deological differences. It was not on any question of personal or political turpitude, such as Messrs. Roosevelt and Condon have been accused of. Chairman Mitchell's new policy, of taking "every proper action to protect the reputation as well as the character of our party so that it may accomplish its destiny for the common good," may be reviewed by the full Democratic National Committee when it meets in Washington in May. But there is little chance his action will be reversed . Whatever union officials may think and say about the Administration's labor policies, U.S. strikes in February were at a new eight- year low for the month. Department of Labor figures show 200 new strikes reported in February, 1954. They involved 50,000 workers. .All strikes in progress during the month, including those that started previously, numbered 350. They involved 100,000 workers.' Since all of the strikes were small, total man-days of idleness were estimated at 750,000, or less than one tenth of one per cent of all working time in all industries. Main reason given for the low strike record is, of course, that there has been considerable unemployment. When jobs are scarce, people hang onto them tighter, and there is less opportunity for union bargaining agents to make new demands on employers. up in CCC price support operations on a single train, the caboose would be in Los Angeles and the locomotive in Newark, N. J. | This train would be 3052 miles 1 long. "A train loaded with all the wheat, corn, flaxseed, soybeans and small grains in ^which the CCC funds are today invested would be 8123 miles long. It would reach one third of the way around the world." Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson -gave the Grand Forks, N. , D., Farm and Home Show this' picture of what the government's accumulation of farm surpluses amounts to: "Let's suppose for a moment that we were to load on a single train all of the wheat which the Commodity Credit Corp. today has under loan and in its inventories. "Such a train would extend all the way from San Francisco to New York, .and then back to St. Louis—4222 miles. "If we loaded all the corn tied Members of the Senate investigating subcommittee were really embarrassed about not having fully checked up on the record of Boston attorney Samuel P. Sears before „ appointing him to handle the Army-McCarthy fight. Sen. John L. McClellan (D., Ark.) admitted later that when the subcommittee members first agreed on the appointment, they didn't even have his name right. They had been calling h i m "Spears." The word is out in aviation circles that Sen. W. Stuart Symington (D., Mo.) has been designated as the Number One critic of the Eisenhower administration's "New Look" in the armed forces. Symington has already made one full-length speech in the Senate attacking the new defense policies. Various aviation interests are quietly egging the senator on to make other speeches of the same sort at the rate of about one a week. Symington 'had been both secretary of the Air Force and chairman of the National Security Council before he was elected to the Senate. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JOED AN. M. D. If we stand firm at the Geneva conference, Russia will yield.—Rep. Walter Judd (R., Minn.). * * * When I leave the U. S., I guess I'll just say, America, forgive me.—Crooner Dick Haymes. * * * It is clear that communism and Russian aggression are Identical, and It is our duty to stand where the hemisphere stands.—Costa Rica President Jose Flfuerti Written for NEA Service The apparently mysterious way in which cancer attacks its victims causes this disease to be feared even more than other equally serious conditions. , Also, there is a general impression that cancer is attacking more and more people. This impression needs clarification. If fewer people die in infancy or youth, then obviously more will survive to an age when cancer is more common. This will naturally give the impression that more people have cancer. This explains, in part, the apparent increase in incidence of cancer. It is true that all the causes of cancer are not yet known. However, in some animals cancer will appear in generation after generation, and cancer seems to run more in some families than in others. We know further that in susceptible animals certain irritating substances like tar can produce cancer, whereas if the irritating i substance is not used, the animals remain free of the disease. Many other facts aiso are known. Thus it is not correct to say that nothing at all is known of the cause of cancer,"but only that we do not yet know all about it. Treatment of cancer has greatly improved. Many cancers can be reached by surgery which could not be attacked some years ago. Radium and X-rays are also used successfully in treatment of some cancers, either with or without the additional aid of surgery. With the general (and correct) belief that cancer, if caught early, can be treated more successfully has come an increasing fear of the disease. So successful has been the campaign to make known the benefits of early diagnosis that many people are constantly in a state of alarm about cancer, even when they have been assured that it is absent. There' is no one certain test which-will reveal the presence or i absence of cancer anywhere in the body. Nevertheless, a person who has been examined for cancer, and in whom it has not been found, should cease to worry. Worry Will accomplish nothing and will merely make life a. misery of fear. The answer to the cancer problem is research and investigation. Results cannot be expected in a short time unless there is some lucky break or brilliant observation. But in the long run some clue should be found to the cause or treatment of this disease which will still further improve the present outlook. The funds provided by the American Cancer Society, which is conducting its public campaign this month, are used in large part to support the necessary research. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service Figure Next Move Before Jumping Put yourself In the East seat in the hand shown today. You .win the first trick with the king of spades, and it is now up to you to 4etead again* the contract at five clubs doubled. What do you do next? If you make a routine return, such as a spade, South will make his doubled contract. South ruffs a spade, draws one round of trumps with the ace, cashes dummy's top diamonds and leads a third diamond toward his own hand. East can gain nothing by ruffing the third round of diamonds, so he discards. South ruffs, thus establishing the rest of dummy's long suit. Declarer gets back to dummy with the king of clubs and proceeds to lead good diamonds. East can ruff with the high trump whenever he likes, but then dummy's last trump will be an entry to the rest of the diamonds. East can make one spade trick and his high trump, but nothing else. Put yourself back in the East seat and try a different defense. WEST 4Q742 VAQ1084 • 1062 * 10 NORTH (D) 19 *J985 V None • AK9875 + K 7 6 CAST *AK63 VKJ97 4Q4 +QJ3 SOUTH V 6 5 3 2 • J3 4A98542 East-West vul. North Ernst South 1 • Double 2 6 3V Pass Pass 5 * Double Pass 3 + Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 After you win the first trick with the king of spades, return a heart. Dummy must ruff, of • course, and now the contract goes up in smoke. Declarer has been obliged MONDAY, APRIL 19, WB4 .———— •—•"— • Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)-~ Exclusively Yours: Nora Eddington Flynn Haymes, who tells friends she's broke and unable to provide for her two daughters by Errol Flynn, is looking for a secretarial job. . .Rosemary Clooney is blushing over that blue note she sounded on Bob Hope's radio show about her romance with Jose Ferrer. Censors snipped it from the tape before broadcast time. Ava Gardner has been blazing, "See my latest statement," to queries from scribes about a reconciliation with Frank Sinatra. She's repeating to close pals in Rome that the marriage is over. Frankie-boy's intimates, seeing the shape of Marguerite Chapman in the tea leaves, are saying the same thing in Hollywood. There's a money, money, money angle to the not-unexpected breakup of Rhonda Fleming and Dr. Lew Morrill. Rhonda will tell it all to the divorce judge. Eyebrow-lifter of the week is Errol Flynn's confession, in a movie-fan magazine, that he's ready to lead the quiet life and forget the antics of his past. Says Errol: "I can look with eyes agog at a mere five above normal." (But and my pulse rate. . .goes up only 20 luscious models parading around, I' mnot making any bets on it.) DENISE DABCEL, the French pastry, heads for New York and a live CBS-TV summer show after her "Vera Cruz" filming with Burt Lancaster. She'll play the owner of a bar in Paris. . .Gary Cooper has a fishing date with Ernest Hemingway after completion of the same film. The Inglewood Country Club's magazine tells about the time professional Byron Nelson was starring in a movie short and made the dream shot of golf—a hole in one. "No good," yelled the director. "The camera ran out of film. Do it again." Alan Ladd denies he's flirting with TV stardom—but that's not the way it looks. Incorporation papers have been filed in Sacramento for Alan Ladd Enterprises, Inc., to produce "motion pictures, TV series, and radio shows.' ' Gloria Grahame's denying a secret marriage to "That's My Boy" Cy How.ard. Ditto Howard, who says, "We're just going together. But I've gone with her longer than with any other doll." CBS and NBC are flashing big contracts at Dan Dailey, anticipating the windup of his exclusive Fox movie contract in September. But he's said to favor a return to New York for a stage show. EVEN JANE WYMAN, once engaged to him, is' amazed at the singing debut of Travis Kleefield (RCA-Victor is billing • him as Tony Travis 1 ). . .Katharine Hepburn is in a tizzy in London. Her long- planned movie production of G. B. Shaw's "The Millionairess," to be directed by Preston Sturges, has to use the ruff in dummy before he has established the long diamond suit. He can now set up the diamonds, but he will not be able to get bacfr- to dummy to cash them. Serious students of the game may enjoy playing the hand out from this point on. Declarer can make several good tries for his contract, but alert defense will defeat him. The important point is to remember that one of the effective defenses against a long suit in the dummy is to make dummy use up trump entries before that long suit can be established. Musical Matters ACROSS 1 "That Black Magic" 4 Crosby DOWN 1 Medley 2 Grant us* temporarily been cancelled because of money trouble. Gene Evans and pretty song- stress Patti Powers, who broke their engagement last year, have decided to take the leap, after all, when Gene finishes his acting stint in London. He'll appear in the film version of "The Story of Esther Costello," for Samuel Fuller, provided that British Equity will okay his presence in the film. THERE'S A heart-tugging angle to Josh White's success at a night club here. Medics had told him in February of 1953 that his leg, in- feted by osteomyelitis, would have to be removed. Josh decided to gamble and today the same doe- tors tell him that the leg is okay. East finally meets west in Betty Grable's "Three for the Show." She does an oriental jitterbug dance. S ammy Kaye to a heckler: "You've got about as much brain* as Marilyn Monroe doesn't need.'* Ronald Reagan's penciled in for a couple of "Comedy Hour" TV shows next season—the result o£ his Las Vegas laugh routine*. Paramount's western satire, "Red Garters," left Gene Autry groaning: "You can't kid westerns. Audiences won't stand for it. It'* like trying to make fun of Mother's Day." * 75 rMrri Ago In I/yt/itW//< Mrs. George M. Lee will be leader of the program. "The Great Singer*" which is to be presented at the meeting of the Music department of th» Women's club tomorrow afternoon at three o'clock. , Miss Rosa M. Hardy made tt* address at the graduation exercises of the eight grade of the Gosnell school Friday when 18 students received diplomas. Miss Mary Virginia Cutler entertained members of the ADC club at the Rustic Inn yesterday afternoon at a party. Spring tallies were used in the bridge games in hwich Miss Mildred Lou Hubbard. received th« high score award. AN OHIO MAN was arrested alter robbing 23 homes in a single week. Overwork isn't good for anyone, whatever his profession. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. IT IS SIGNIFICANT of the times that a penny lay on our living room floor for two days before anyone bothered to pick it up. — West Branch (Iowa) Times. EVERYONE should be required to hold a very tiny baby now and then. The world looks different if you see it over a baby's head. — Waukon (Iowa) Democrat. It looks like we've got ft weapon of frightening power and can give science full credit for the H-bomb, at least until Senator McCarthy starts to investigate it, says Arch Near* brite. Answer to Previous Puzilt 8 "Take me out 3 Poor financial to the game" 12 Gypsy Rose 13 Notion 14 Curved molding 15 Claire 16 Irritability 18 Peculiarity 20 Encounters 21 Encore 22 Baseball e c. r o p A R S £ l_ A N A N e i N E R E 1 V tr 1 R e N ai E R 1 A O A * v /'.'te PC A U W 1? £ N * y/%. c f& w# A N T E 5 0 p e * '»M P IE A O & A N W/,. 9 K. T A l_ '//;. R 1_ * e e O * r%' A O W A 9 l_ A T B. W '•'/<, A N W. R A N tt £ M 1 E R '##. O l_ E A W? !_ £ b * i N D 1 A N R E T e N K t_ H N E O W • p V s c ft W E c? » o.^ 24 Observed 26 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 27 Mineral spring 30 Click-beetle 32 Laundry machine 34 Somewhat 35 Ridicule 36 Abstract being 3? Decays 39 Heroic poetry 40 Father 41 Knock 42 Egg-shaped 4* Lacking 49 Leaver-taking 51 Lamprey 52 Passage in the brain 53 Seed vessel 54 Theatrical sign 55 Organ of smell 56 Dfsorder 57 Pull risks 4 Nips 5 Roman date 6 Centaur 7 Gun (slang) 8 Skeleton parts 26 Mistake 41 Virginia . 9 Awry 27 Most insolent 42 Norse god 10 For fear that 28 Child (prefix)43 Refuse consent 11 Inferior 29 War god of 44 Monkeys 17 Tainted Greece 19 Before tenth 31 Weirder 23 Female 33 Mountain - servants nymph % 24 Withered 38 Holding 40 Gaze fixedly 46 Discord goddess 47 Fiddling emperor 48 Shine 50 Scottish cap

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