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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 20, 1954
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nctstt BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOUBUR NEWS CO. K. W. HAim PuMtoher BAMtY A. BAINB8. AMiiUat Publlihv A. A. FREDRICKdON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •oto Nttktttl Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Attaoto, MMtphis. i Moond dan matter at the post- oftiot at Blythevffle, Arkansas, under act of Con- October I, 1017. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier servict is main* tainad, Be per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $UO for six months, $L2S for three months; by mail outside 50 mite tone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And hare hope toward God, which they then- afeo allow, that there shall be a returrec- Haft of the dead, both of the jvst and unjust.— Acts «4:li. * * * All Life ia surrounded by a great circumference of death; but to the believer in Jesus beyond this surrounding death is a boundless sphere of life. He has only to die once to be done with death for- •ver—James Hamilton. There's a large flow of maple syrup again this tort It's still only a drop in the backet. * * * fellow who climbs tip on poles to repair telephone wire* are the first ones to know kit* season is her*. * * * Aft fflinol* firi paid $75 for a cake with frosting that matched her parly gown. A napkin would **T* bee* elMtper. * * * A department store owner in the south was elected Judg« and speeding fines now will likely be fett. Probe Answers Lie Deep In Oppenheimer's Motives While Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer is being gauged as a security risk by a §pecial panel, we perhaps ought to get clear on what sort of man it is whose life is now, for the third or forth time under the investigating microscope. It ha« been emphasized that he was lor long years totally uneducated politic-ally. But we should look also at the converse of that fact. He was and is one of this countrys most brilliant scientists. Some of his colleagues, the top physicists in. America, say flatly that Oppenheimer more than any other single man*is responsible for the substantial leads this country enjoys over Russia in atomic weapons. Men like Dr. Hans Bethe, president of the American Physical Society, declare that without Oppenheimer's genius we might never have had an atomic bomb at all. Therefore if we really do possess any national security risks because of our stockpile of neuclair weapons, we may very well owe it to Oppenheimer more than to anyone else. What curious irony there is, then in the fact that this man should be under suspicion as a possible peril to our security. He is not, of course, charged with spying, with passing information to the Soviet Union. He is not, indeed, charged with any unmistakable acts of subversion. The most severe accusation lodged against him for the period of the late Thirties and early forties, when he was admittedly consorting with Communist, is that he contributed generously to their coffers. During the time he headed the Los Alamos atomic laboratory in World War II, it is charged Oppenheimer deliberately hired Communists to work on the project. If proved, this charge might be one evidence of a wish to subvert or spy, or at least blink at such activities. But Oppenheimer denies it flatly, and it has never been substantiated. No other accusation covering this period is of this order. All these charges, all Oppenheimer's history through the war, have been examined and dismissed as of insufficient weight by Lt.-Gen. Groves, wartime head of the atomic .bomb project. They have also been dismissed by eminent fellow scientists like Vannevar Bush and James B. Conant, and the present boss of the Atomic Energy Commission, Rear Adm. Lewis Strauss. Since all this is old and has been gone over again and again, the real heart of the present investigation ia the accusa- tion that he tried to delay or halt the making of the hydrogen bomb. Oppenheimer denies he sought in any way to intefere with H-bomb work once former President Truman determined to start it. This matter surely is subject to proof one way or another. Whether the objections he offered before the President's decision were the normal protests of a doubting scientist or the subtle verbal sabotage of a subversive is what the security panel must decide. The matter Is delicate. No clear sign exsist that Oppenheimer was speaking in effect, fora foreign power. Were the panel to equate mere protest with subversion, it would have to stigmatize many other scvientiests, statesmen and lawmakers who also argued against the H-bomb. The real answer lies deep in Oppenheimer's motivations, and these the panel somehow must probe. Underdog's Day Little Ben Hogan has pulled off so many golfing miracles we have come to expect them in endless procession. There must inevitably be some disappointment, therefore, when he fails to capture a big tournament, as he did the Masters' at Augusta, Ga. But folks who like to cheer for the underdog can toss off a few hurrahs for the man who beat Hogan in a playoff by a single stroke—Sam Snead, one of the real pile drivers in "the business. Slammin' Sammy has been knocking at the door of the throne room so long his knuckles.are raw. Year after year, he never seemed to be able to take the big ones he wanted. So it is pretty good blame for the compassionate souls among us that Snead finally did crack through. Views of Others Peace Insurance Generally speaking, it hardly would be within the international proprieties for the British government to ask the United States to end its H-bomb tests in the Pacific. There's been a lot of talk in Britain about such a request. Prime Minister Churchill* bluntly stated this diplomatic fact to Labor critics of our hydrogen super-bomb tests. The third and the most powerful is expected to be touched off on April 22. The old stalwart added something else, and perhaps more important, personally for critics of the bomb tests to consider. If they did not appreciate the diplomatic niceties, they might jolly well recognize that massive % buildup of U. S. hydrogen-bomb strength provides the greatest possible deterrent against the outbreak of a third wad. Instead of shuddering over what the first two tests revealed, the British should be glad that this country has the genius, the money and the know how to develop the H-bomb as a safeguard'- against the use of it by enemies of the free world. Miami Herald. Men Of Enterprise In an age when enterprise and initiative seem to be dying out, it is encouraging to see Vice President Richard Nixon being honored as "the man of enterprise for 1953" by the Young Presidents Organization, when such traits are discovered in modern men, they deserve wide recognition. Americans, it appears, are passing out of the phase of imaginative exploration and experiment. H. M. Tomlinson, in his book, "A Mingled Yarn." blames it on the machine age. Man "has created engines to do his work for him," he says but his soul has lost its daring, and he is now a subdued captive, chained to the wheels, a helpless slave in the mechanical establishment he created." Whatever the cause, the spirit of enterprise that was so dominant in our past history needs to 'be resurrected today. We succeeded in the past because of our rugged individualism, our aggressive ingenuity, our massive will to scale the barriers that blocked the paths to progress. We cannot face the future with confidence without this same lively determination. —Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY A Depression is not inevitable. We have to work and plan to prevent a depression. We haven't done that in America.—CIO President Walter Reuther. * * * , It would indeed be a dire day if the Soviet government were able to confront the free world with the kind of H-bomb demonstrations the U. S. is conducting.—Britains' Sir Winston Churchill. We've voted to have him (Roosevelt") run for congress and we're going to support him. Washington doesn't tell us what representative to send. We choose our own.—Mrs. Fay Allen, Calif., Democrat. « * * I have no hesitancy in affirming on one point we (college presidents all are agreed: Nathan Pusey (of Harvard) has stood for the right things •gainst (Sen.) Joseph McCarthy.—President Buell Gallagher of CCNY. Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now' 4 Striking Parallel to Korean War WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Pears that United States forces may soon become directly involved in Indo- China fighting are growing. Doubts on the wisdom of direct negotiations with the Chinese Communists at the coming Geneva conference are increasing. And U. S, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is on something of a double spot. The curious and little-remem- u-..--, fr , ct . is that wnat Dulles has been saying publicly, in recent v.. _s is entirely consistent. It bears a striking parallel to what he had to say nearly four years ago. under similar circumstances at the start of the Korean war. The steps in this latest development are worth retracing. As far back as last Sept. 2, Dulles declared in -his American Legion speech at St. Louis: "If there were open Red Chinese aggression. . .it would have grave consequences which might not be confined to Indo-China." Nobody got excited then . He repeated this assertion in his Jan. 12 speech before the Foreign Policy Council in New York. He told how this threat would be met: "The way to deter aggression." he said, "is for the free community to be willing and, able to respond at places and with means of its own choosing. . ." The basic decision, taken by President Eisenhower and the National Security Council, "was to depend primarily upon a great capacity to retaliate instantly." Then, in his March 29 speech before the Overseas Press Club in New York. Dulles explained why he had made these policy declarations. Asserting that propagandists of Red China and Russia had made it clear they intended to dominate all of Southeast Asia, he said: "The United States feels that this possibility should not be passively accepted, but should be met by united action." All this, however, follows closely the pattern of Dulles' statements just before .and after the outbreak of hostilities in Korea. To get the full record in perspective, go back to June, 1950. That was when Dulles went to the Orient as a special representative of President Truman. Dulles went to Korea. He went up to the 38th parallel and looked across the South Korean defenses to the North Korean trenches from which a »number of border raids had come. He then went to Seoul and addressed the Republic of Korea Parliament. This speech was written by Dulles before he left Washington. It had been cleared by President Truman, Secretary of State Dean Acheson .the late Sen. Robert A. Taft and other Republican leaders. It was fully approved American policy. "The American people give you their support," Mr. Dulles told the South Koreans. "The American people welcome you as an equal partner. . :You are not alone. You will never be alone as long as you continue to play your part in the great design of human freedom." Six weeks later Dulles told the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco: "We had hoped that public declaration might contribute to peace. But already the time fuse had been lighted. Almost at the exact time I was speaking in Seoul, the Communist regime was proclaiming its program. . .That next Sunday the Red .army was hurled against the Republic of Korea in order to impose that program." Compare that first sentence in the paragraph above with what Secretary Dulles said in New York March 29: "The chances for peace are usually bettered by letting a potential aggressor know in advance where his aggression will lead him. I hope these statements will serve the cause of peace." The catch in this, as it refers to Indo-China, applied also in Korea. Have the Communists now already lighted the time fuse? Had the Red generals already proclaimed their program for an all-out attack on Indo-China, even while Secretary Dulles was telling the American Congress that the Chinese were "coming awful close" to a direct aggression? When the Korean truce was finally arranged, there was a general fear that it would merely liberate the Red Chinese forces for aggression elsewhere. If this is it, the bluff of words in promises or threats will twice have been called by the Communists. In poker language, it will then again be up to the U. S. to "put-up or shut-up." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Nothing is more characteristic of the general desire to solve medical problems than the recent establishment of a foundation aimed at attacking a little-publicized disease known as "myasthenia gravis." Myasthenia gravis has been known as • disease for a great many years. Because it was considered comparatively rare — and this may not be the case—it has until recently escaped the concentrated attention and endeavor which alone can lead to its conquest. without its being diagnosed. In another case, a patient with the disease tells the nearly incredible story that when she was a child, her mother refused to let her eat for j 72 hours after an attack, apparently because the mother thought this youngster was "lazy." What is myasthenia gravis? It is a disease of unknown origin which lacks any cure. It may attack at any age. in either sex. and is not confined to any economic level, any nation or race. Although the symptoms vary, extreme fatigue is the most characteristic. Drooping of the eyelids, double vision, difficulty in walking, difficulty in holding; up the head or arms, trouble insmilincr. speaking or swallowing are among the most common symptoms, The disease apparently affects only the muscles which are moved voluntarily, and not those which are automatic, such as the heart. Although no one speaks with too great assurance, it is felt that the condition is the result of some change in the chemical balance which prevents nerve impulses from passing from the brain to the affected muscles. There are many sad stories concerning victims of this strange disorder. Since it is rare and the ''• symptoms not always alike, too ; often the victim of myasthenia i gravis may have had the disease ' for a long time before a diagnosis ; is made. In one case * patient suffered ! myacttonla gravis for 40 years I The purpose of this column is to call attention to the fact that a nonprofit organization, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation (Academy Of Medicine. 2 East 103rd Street. New York 29. N. Y), has been formed. It is made up of persons whose families or friends have been afflicted with the disease. Among its members are a number of prominent physicians. The principal purpose of this foundation is to raise funds for research into the cause and cure of myasthenia gravis. When the problems of cause and cure have been solved, new measures to avert many tragedies will become available. ! • JACOBY ON BRSSCE i i By OSWALD JACOBY ' Written for NEA Service Easy Hand Often Leads One Astray There Isn't very much to the hand shown today, especially with' all of the cards in sight. In actual play, • however, this kind of hand can be troublesome. When the hand was played in a recent tournament, several experienced players came. a cropper with it. The biddJr.s wr.s s'mple enough, and the gani2 in spades was reached at every table. As it happened," moreover, the queen of hearts was opened at each table. Each declarer properly won the first or second round of hearts with dummy's ace. Two rounds of trumps then disclosed the fact that East had started with three trumps. It was at this point that th esheep were separated from the goats. A few thoughtless declarers drew East's last trump. They then tried the qlub finesse, successfully enough, and found that thei" couldn't get out of dummy in order to repeat that finesse. They had to give up two hearts and two diamonds, thus losing the game contract. The correct play is simplicity itself. Declarer must try the club E rskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: "People who are afraid of the censorship code being modified should trust the film stars they have always supported. We won't let the public down. We won't stand for any violation of the good taste that the industry has always shown." That's Oscar Winner William Holden speaking his mind about the need to liberalize film censorship. Waiting to play a scene with Bing Crosby in "The Country Girl," Bill argued: "It's not just the producer or the director or the writer who is responsible for pictures that are in good taste. There's a long list of actors who have turned down pictures because the stories were in questionable taste. I've had six or seven suspensions in the last eight years for that reason. "We don't want Hollywood to make offensive pictures—just more adult pictures." An untold sidelight to Corinne Calvet's denials of attempted suicide is that she changed into a filmy blue nightgown before posing for photographers. Zippy color photographs of the French pastry in the same nightie are making the studio rounds. She posed for them after telling a friend: . "I play te sweet sixteen girl in a moviee and everybody zay I lose ze glamor. I must prove again I'm sexie." ^ MGM doesn't know it yet. but Michael Wilding and Elizabeth Taylor plan to spend three months a year in London. Wilding's aged parents and his new alien resident status that allows him to make films in England are the reasons. ERROL FLYNN'S TWO daugh- teif; by Norma Haymes, Rory and Deidre, received post cards from Argentina from their famed daddy, but no money" due for their support . . . Director Raoul Walsh out-yelled the Hollywood censors and "the character of the sporting gal is back in the script of "Battle Cry." . . . "Halls of Ivy" will be the most expensive half hour in television. The weekly stanzas, starring Ronald Colman and Benita Hume will cost $50,000 each. It could only happen in Hollywood: Aram Katcher. t fine Turkish character actor, is also the owner and chief tress-curler at a local beauty parlor called Aram's. But he'll drop a hot curling iron to rush to a studio for an assignment as an emoter. due in New York soon to help exploit the movie. THERE'S NO worry at U-I about Jeff Chandler stepping out of character with his warbling of "I Should Care" and "More Than Anyone" for Decca. "I don't think it's going to hurt me as. a dramatic actor," argues Jeff, "and the studio agrees with me. Singing rolea in pictures for him? "Sure, why not?" Jess Barker, accused by Susan Hayward of not working, just finished a couple of Ellery Que«n shows for TV. From movie queen to Ellery Queen? Richard Dix, Jr., screen-testing at MGM, looks exactly like his dad on celluloid. Especially when he draws his eyebrows down. Robert Q. Lewis tells about the actor who failed to fork over his weekly 10 per cent and finally got a "Long Time, No Fee" note from his agent. In Ago DAVID NIVEN'S fond memory of his movie debut: "In my first picture I had three words of dialog. I said, 'Hello, my dear,' to Elissa Landi in a Paramount picture. I was so sensational Columbia immediately hired me for my second movie in which I said, 'Hello, my dear,' to Ruth Chatterton." NANETTE FABRAY GOT off to a great movie beginning in "The Bandwagon." But now Hollywood hears she's giving up her career entirely. She's happily married, living on the east coast anal-wants to devote every minute to her wealthy groom . . . Mama Jolie Gabor has tried and tried, but she can't repair the friendship of Zsa Zsa and sister Eva . .. British Jill Bennett, who stars with Alan Ladd in "Hell Below Zero," is a ringer for Audrey Hepburn. She's fore you draw trumps. Make sure that you have some way to get back and forth from one hand to the other in the proper development of your plans. If you have no such way, save the trumps for that purpose. A steak lunch at the Rustic Inn and a dessert course at the home of Mrs. Cecil Shane made up two progressions in the party of the Mid- Week club yesterday when Mrs. Shane was hostess to the group. Mrs. Rupert Crafton was elected president of the Lange School Parent Teacehr Association at a meeting of the group at the school yesterday afternoon when Miss Annabel Bryant, county health nurse wa« the principal speaker. Claude Cooper has returned form Chester, ILL, where he has been attending cour tfor several days. A RECESSION is a period in which you tighten your belt. In a depression you have no belt to tighten. When you have no pants to hold up, it's a panic. — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. A MAN has to lead an awfully careful life these days to avoid having somebody present him a plaque for something or other. — Knoxville (Term.) Journal. THIS WEEK'S weather is enough to make most anybody scratch a furrow, cluck a biddy or wet a hook. — Unadilla (Ga,) -Observer. DOCTOR: '"That pain in your leg is caused by old age." Patient: "Old age nothing; the other leg is the same age and it feels fine." — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. POME 3h Which Is Attested A Method Of Achieving The Regard Of One's Fellows: Higher goals are in your reach If you practice what you preach. — Atlanta Journal. At a mixed party, says Aunt Molly Harmsworth, you can always pick out the married and unmarried couples. The married ones can never agree on when it's time to go home. Screen Actor Answer to Previous NORTH (D) 20 4875 V A74 4QJ3 4AQJ9 WEST EAST 46 A 10 9 4 VQJ3 VK985 * A942 * K 1086 #K 10852 +73 SOUTH 4 AKQJ32 V 1062 «75 + 64 North-South vul. North East South West 1 + *- Pass 1 + Pass 1N.T; Pass 4+ Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q finesse before drawing East's last trump. When the finesse succeeds, South can lead dummy's last trump in order to get back in his hand. Now he is in position to repeat the club finesse and can discard a worthless red card on the ace of clubs. The correct line of play will come as a shock, I am sure, to all the. players whose first idea is to draw the outstrndiiTT trumps as quickly as possible. If you suffer from such a tendency yourself, look at the dummy carefully be* ACROSS 1 Screen actor, Marlowe 5 He is in movies 8 He rose in his career 12 On the sheltered side 13 Decay 14 Singing voice 15 Swerve 16 Follower 17 Horse color 18 Hebrew ascetic 20 Speed contestants . 22 Fox 23 Born 24 Playing card 27 Woven fabrics 31 Native metal 32 Perch 33 Clamp 34 Narrow inlet 35 Some 36 Man's name 37 Immature frog 40 Tardier 42 Reverend (ab.) 43 Coal scuttle 44 Photographic device 47 Musical dramas 51 Wings 52 Low haunt 54 Peel 55 Chinese city 56 Individual 57 Horse's gait 50 TIT f]}g f>V> 59 t n 10 Stitches DOWN 1 Possess 2 Rubber trees 3 Driving command (pi.) 4 To this 5 Tested 6 Torrid 7 Infinite duration 8 Mockeries 26 Peruse 9 Century plant 27 Fork prong 10 Asterisk . 28 Distinct part H Units of 29 Ireland weight 30 Mast 19 Negative word 32 San 21 Roman bronze 38 Makes sleek 24 Civil wrong 25 Operatic solo 41 Experts 43 Sharpened 44 Feline animall 45 Too 46 Principal 48 Uncommon 49 In a line 39 Above (contr.) 50 Hardens 40 Pendent '53 Compass point T~ \sr

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