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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COTOIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, OOUBUR K1W8 CO. M. W. HAINIS, Publiiher BAMIY A. HAINES, Assistant Publiihw A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Managtr National Adrertiiinf Representatives: Wallae* WttaMT Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Meophic. Intend M second claw matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- tnm, October •,'1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, »c per week, By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, $230 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile sone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations For M the wifferlnn. of Christ abound in us, •o MT eoiMolaUon also abottndeth by Christ.— X 0«r. 1:1. * * * Christ came to give us a justifying righteousness, and Re also came to make us holy—not chiefly lor the purpose of evidencing here our possession of a justifying righteousness—but for the purpose of forming and fitting us for a blessed •teroity.—Chalmers. Bide a bicycle to reduce, advises a doctor. You probably will fall off quite a bit. * * * Get ready for the usual number bug*. You'll find them lining up to buy bleacher seats at the ball park, w m * An ct*r way to fo into debt is to spend what Tov've led your friend* to believe you earn. * * . * A Michigan woman, asking for a divorce, said her husband liked TV better than he did her. He •ouM turn the TV off. 'Sinister 7 Is Sinister Word To Hurl at Political Rival The other day a political candidate was quoted as ascribing to his opponent a "sinister internationalist liberalism." We won't mention any names here, since it isn't necessary to the argument. But we'd like to suggest that this kind of talk is pretty foolish in present-day America. In the first place, one must assume that the candidate who uttered these words favors a contrasting outlook, which he might want to describe as "nationalist conservatism." That's all right. But we have understood that one of democracy's central ideas was to offer the citizenry at least two opposing viewpoints, so the voters would have a choice is fundamental to the notion of popular government. To label the opposition outlook as "sinister" is to suggest instantly to the electorate that it is not a legitimate alternative. The logical extension of that tactic is to propose that there be only one viewpoint, the one held by the "nationalist conservative" candidate. Where, then, would be the choice? Just how "sinister" is it in this country to be an internationalist and a liberal? Obviously, America has always had strong liberal strains in its political texture. Some historians insist that basically the American people are ' pretty conservative. Some would disagree. But none denies the existence of liberal elements, and none would discourage them. There are fuzzy liberals, phony liberals, just as there are wrong-headed and confused conservatives. But that is no reason to damn either category wholesale. We need both. Their existence is one assurance of a range of choice in politics. As for internationalism, right now this country has a whole hatful of policies which by any fair measure can only be described as internationalist in character. Membership in the UN, in NATO, the .foreign aid programs, collaborative arrangements for the defense of the Pacific, these and others have won consistent bipartasan approval from Congress and the Executive Branch over the postwar years. Is President Eisenhower "sinister" because he supports and furthers these policies? Are the members of Congress who back them also "sinister"? The answer is no, and the men who hold nationalist or isolationist views are not to be so damned, either. Again we must have this range of choice. We ought soon to have had enough in this country of political argument whose real logic leads to a singleness of outlook and one-party government. Can't Keep Good Plan Down Charles Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture under the Truman administration, is reported considering running for the Senate seat Sen. Edwin Johnson of Colorado has decided to vacate. This note calls to mind the famous Brannan plan for farm products. It proposed, among other things, to let market prices fall to natural levels. If these were insufficient to assure the farmer a decent income, he was to be paid an outright subsidy. In contrast, present policy keeps prices on many commodities artifically high, protecting the farmer but soaking the consumer at the same time. It is interesting to learn that more than a few faint stirrings have been heard in Washington circles in favor of the outright mention is made of the embarrasing label, "Brannan." The Capital's political wise men would be warranted in indulging a faint smile if the idea gained even moderate acceptance as actual policy. And Brannan, in or out of the Senate, might well sue somebody for plagria- ism. Views of Others Some Cold Facts The vigorous competition between New England andthe South for new industry has finally reached the stage where it is difficult to distinguish fact from fiction in the propaganda broadsides. But the dependable Harvard Business Review is making a significant effort to clear the air of confusion. Writing in the magazine's current issue, Economists Stefen H. Robock and John M. Peterson insist that it is simply untrue that the South has poor labor resources. Recent studies indicate that the region has "extremely favorable and highly unexpected labor values for industry," they say. What Robock and Peterson maintain is true. Dixie's industrial expansion has tapped only a portion of the tremendous labor supply that is available here. Labor is not only plentiful below the Mason-Dbcon Line byt its productivity is high as well. These labor myths manufactured for the economic tug-of-war illustrated how fierce the competition is becoming. The loudest laments about the big, bad South luring away industry come from Massachusetts, the home of the Harvard Business Review. Yet Massachusetts seems to have little to complain about. More new capital was spent on industrial plants in Massachusetts in 1951 than any state in the Southeast. In 1952 more new capital expenditures were made in Massachusetts than any Southern state but Louisiana. Some industries—chiefly textile—are moving South in droves but other new industries are taking their place. Sen. John F. Kennedy Jr. of Massachusetts boasts of "New England's many and well-known advantages in skilled labor, research and credit facilities." We did not know that New England had a corner on these advantages. But the truth is that there are advantages for industry in will select the area which best meets its own particular needs. The canny American businesssman is not likely to be fooled by myths about one region's advantages or another's lack of them.—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY We have not declared an open season for shooting at automobiles driven by speed-crazed drivers. Our sole aim is to make the highways and streets a safe place.—James F. Harlow, Vincennes, Ind., police chief, explains his "shoot" at speeders order. * * * The President's (housing) request ... is necessary for the success of the new housing program, and the President supports me fully in continuing to urge Congress to authorize it. — Housing Administrator Cole. * * * With the do-nothing attitude of the reigning (GOP) majority, the Eisenhower requests, which most Democrats feel worth while, are well on the way toward being scuttled. — Sen. Thos. A. Burke (D-O). * * * The latest reports from behind the Iron Curtain indicate that the Masters of the Kremlin are focusing increasing attention on the development of late-model, long-range strategic bombers. — Rep. Dewey Short (R-Mo). » * * We (U. S.) must have sufficient research and development in aviation to guarantee that our forces will at all times be equipped with superior aircraft designs. — Rep. Dewey Short (R- Mo). * * * We (Civil Defense) hardly know where to start If this new bomb is what they say it is, our system of going to (bomb) shelters is ancient history.— Herbert O'Brien, New York CD chief. » * » Let us all thank God the (H-bomb) experiments are American and conducted in the Pacific, rather than in Siberia.—Britain'* Sir Winston ChurchilL "Why Don't You Work the Other Side of the Street?" Pettr fcfson's Washington Column — Swieftky Visky Promulgating Big Headaches for Red Officials WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Now the Russians have invented "So- vietsky visky," which is the Communist name for whisky. This may turn out to be one of the best secret weapons and propaganda devices ever introduced behind the Iron Curtain—from the anti-Commie point of view. When the Kremlin masters first announced a Russian brand of "visky" for the state stores, it was said to be a sign of the new higher standard of living, "raising the material and cultural level of the toilers." Since that time, the American National Committee for a Free Europe has collected a number of statements from Soviet officials, ndicating that "visky" has created a new Communist bureaucratic problem of staggering proportions. It is drunkenness — not :rom power, but from .alcohol. N. S. Khrushchev, first secretary of the Communist Paxty Central Committee, is quoted: '"Iks weakest point in the work with cadres is the unsatisfactory selection of collective farm chairmen. Up to now . , . drunkards . . . have been working as heads of farms." F. Jozwiak-Witold, Polish minister of state control, told the United Workers' Party last month: "Lack of discipline—drunkenness —among party members must be firmly cornbatted." The Sofia, Bulgaria, "Sturshel." a satirical magazine, told a story in its last issue of a Communist inspector sent into the country. By the time the inspection was over, the inspector and the local officials he was inspecting were all drunk. As the train on which the inspector was to leave pulled out of the station, several local officials hopped on board by mistake and left the inspector behind. To coordinate plans for the forthcoming Geneva conference on Korean and Indo-Chinese peace. U. S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia U. Alexis Johnson has been called back to Washington. Forty-five-year-old Ambassador Johnson is one of the most experienced Far East experts in the State Department. Entering the Foreign Service in 1935 as a Japanese language officer in Tokyo, he served subsequently in Tientsin, Mukden, Manila and Yokohama. He was political adviser to General MacArthur in Japan after the war. From 1949 until he was made Ambassador to Prague last year, Mr. Johnson was a deputy to the Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs in Washington. In .this position he played a large part in planning diplomatic moves of the Korean war and the truce negotiations with the Chinese Communists. He will be a principal adviser to Secretary Dulles and the American delegation to Geneva. During Senate debate over statehood for Hawaii, Sen. Price Daniel (D., Tex.) expressed some misgiving over the size of Hawaii. "The Hawaiian Islands are not merely a small group of islands separated from the land mass of the continental United States," said Senator Daniel. "They are also separated from each other." Whereupon Sen. A. Willis Robertson (D.. Va.) inquired.. "Is it not true that if the water between I the islands were included, the Territory would be larger than Texas?" Senators on the floor laughed at that neat thrust, as Senator Daniel climbed out of his predicament with the admission: "It might be, but I would not want members of the Senate to think that is foe only reason why I favor commonwealth status rather than statehood." It isn't often that a lady in politics will admit her age, but Mrs. John G. Lee, president of the League of Women Voters, did it proudly the other day in introducing Gov. Harold E. Stassen at a luncheon meeting of her organization. Mrs. Lee pointed out that Stassen would be 47 years old on April 13, and has often been complimented for his youth. This, said Mrs. Lee, pleased her very much for, "Mr. Stassen is less than a year younger than I am." Frank admission by Sen. Robert F. Kerr (D., Okla.) in his weekly letter to his constituents: "It wasn't more than three hours later that I began to resent a man's question, 'You know how it is when you are kinda feeble-minded?' " Some of the new laws which Congress has managed to pass in recent weeks show what's considered important in this election year: Prohibition against reduction of "total disability" rating if it has been in effect 20 years or more. Repeal of an act authorizing the Census Bureau to collect statistics on red cedar shingles. Authorization for flying the U. S. flag for 24 hours each day in Flag House Square, Baltimore, Md. Control of nonfederal cave properties within the authorized boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Beyond any doubt, the best food for a new-born infant is the mother's milk, when such feeding is possible. This does not mean, however, that infants cannot grow well and stay healthy if they are bottle fed. Artificial feeding has been carried out successfully many, ma n y times. It does mean, however, that if one compared a large group of breast-fed infants with a large group of artificially-fed infants, the breast-fed group \vould gain more and be more healthy on the average than the artificially-fed group. The food needs of infants are important both from the standpoint of quality and quantity. Good, modern infant care includes frequent weighing during the first few months. Any failure to gain weight because of insufficient intake would thus be quickly discovered. Quality, in reference to this subject, means what kinds of food are given. The starch, fat. protein, and mineral needs are excellently supplied in mother's milk. Even these, however, are frequently supplemented by giving an infant some orange Juice and cod-liver oil which supply important vitamins. Cow's milk, which forms the basis of most artificial feeding formulas, is somewhat different from human milk. It contains a larger amount of protein, a smaller amount of sugar, and there arc some less important differences. When artificial feedings are necessary, however, cow's milk, to which is added sugar in some form, serves as the basis of the formula. Protein in the form of •trained meat* has been reported to be valuable for infants in preventing anemia. Milk continues to make up a large part of the food during the first year but pureed vegetables, mashed bananas, egg yolk and perhaps other foods are as a rule gradually added to the diet during this period. At no other time after birth is growth so rapid as during the first year. Consequently, at no other time is it so important to maintain a satisfactory diet at all times. The greatest gain in weight is during the first six months. During the second half of the first year, the weight gain slows down and weaning or removal from bottle feeding is begun. If a grownup who weighed 150 oounds gained weight as fast as a new-born infant, he would weigh 300 pounds in six months and 450 pounds in a year. The need for food during the first year of life is thus obvious. •JACOBY" ON BRIDGE By*OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Ttst Your Savvy— Figure This Hand Take a look at the two trumps held by West in today's hand. How many tricks do you suppose that you can wir. with those two cards whenever trumps are led? The answer to this question was quite surprising when the hand was «c- ! tually played in the recent tournament for 'the Vanderbilt Cup. I Milton MOM, playing on the team that won he championship, led he ace of clubs from the West hand. After studying the dummy carefully, Moss decided to continue with another club. Dummy ruffed, and declarer saw that there was now no hope of establishing the heart suit and then getting back to dummy in order to cash long hearts. South therefore decided to ruff all of his losing clubs in the dummy. Declarer began by cashing dummy's top hearts, and West casually" dropped the queen of hearts NORTH (D) 21 4 J86 V AK652 • Q763 *K EAST 442 * 1084 , *KJ954 4AQ843 4J62 SOUTH 4 AK 10973 ¥73 410975 North-South vul. North East South We»t 1V Pass 14 24 2 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Opening lead—* A on the second of these. South therefore ruffed the next heart with the ace oftrump s in order to prevent a possible over-ruff. He then ruffed a club in dummy, returned to his hand by ruff- ing a heart with the king of trumps and ruffed his last club in dummy. Declarer then led dummy's low last heart, intending to discard the losing diamond from his hand. This was a good idea, and South shou 1 '! have stir'c to his plan. When E;st, ruff ad vi"i t".-> four cf spades, however, South foolishly Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: English actress Simone Silva's page-one publicity caper with Bob Mitchum at Cannes is one home movie film, destined, I'm sure, for the private projection-room circuit in Hollywood. The photographer — Mrs. Mitchum. Audrey Hepburn's ill health, according to New York reports, isn't exaggerated. Paramount's been advised her blood pressure is down to 90, TV has its "Foreign Intrigue" and Hollywood has its local intrigue-second-guessing on why Paramount approved release of two new comedies, one starring Danny Kaye and the other Bob Hope—on the same day. The Kaye movie, "Knock on Wood," rated all the ballyhoo, including a big televised premiere. Hope, I hear, is burning. The Joanne Dru-Zsa Zsa Gabor feud, which started on the set of "The Big Top," has become one on the bitterest battles Hollywood has witnessed in years. It started when Zsa Zsa claimed she had the feminine lead in the film, despite Joanne's star billing. Before leaving for New York, Zsa Zsa hissed to Joanne: "I'll get even with you if it takes forever." Joanne replied: "It probably will, but aren't you rather old to talk about a future?" THE LUXURY LINER, Lurline, was about to sail for Hawaii. As the gay farewell parties were breaking up, a gal with a martini glass in her hand gave Richard Diaz, of the Matson line, a bewildered look. "May I help you?" said Diaz. "Are you sailing?" "No," said the doll, "I'm not sailing, but I'm sure at sea. Too many martinis. How do I get off?" passionate. I just kiss him and keep on kissing him, that's all." In a groove opposite Jimmy, and in three other unreleased films; "Dial M for Murder," "The Bridges of Toko-Ri," and "The County Girl," Grace says she'll never let Hollywood catalog her as "decorative." She says: "I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face. I've been lucky so far. If anybody starts using me as scenery, I'll do something about it. "The minute I get unhappy with my movie roles, I'll go back to television." A stripper who's been dubbed "Ruby Rosa" by her agent is warming up for the burlesque circuit to cash in on those headlines. Alma Morgan, widow of the late Frank Morgan, is ailing again. A recurrence of an old glandular malady ... Keith Andes, who's been boiling at RKO since an astronomical asking price lost him the male lead in MGM's "Kiss Me Kate," has wiggled out of his contract with the studio .. . Marjorie ("Mrs. Life of Riley") Reynolds and her new mate, film-cutter John Haffen, are talking about the stork. GRACE KELLY'S blazing kissing scenes with Jimmy Stewart in "Rear Window" are wearing out the projection machines at Paramount, but the lady's perplexed. "I don't know why people are so excited," she told me. "I don't think the love scenes are terribly overruffed with the seven. Moss had already discarded a low diamond on the fourth round of hearts, and he now wisely discarded the ace of diamonds. By this time, South had only the ten of diamonds and the ten- nine-three of spades. South needed two of these four tricks in order to make his contract .He led his losing diamond, hoping that he would get a chance to ruff safely with the three of spades. Thanks to West's discarding, however, East was able to win this trick with the jack of diamonds and could then continue with the king of diamonds. South ruffed with the nine of spades, hoping that Moss would overruff. Moss carefully discarded his last club, however, and he now had the queen-five of trumps as his last two cards, while South had the ten-three of trumps. South had to lead a trump and West's two trumps took the last two tricks. It's all supposed to be very hush- hush, but Penny Singleton is just about set for the "Molly" role in the tele version of "Fibber McGee and Molly." BIG EXCITEMENT exploded at the Last Frontier hotel in Las Vegas, when word got around that Aly Kahn was telephoning Dorothy Dandridge, a big hit at the desert showplace. It turned out that it was Alice Kahan, a former schoolmate, who had made the call Betty Hutton is vowing that there's nothing wrong between her and Charles O'Curran. Nothing radically wrong, that is. A doll we know overheard a couple of lah-de-dah visitors at Las Vegas wondering out loud about the flash bulbs being exploded around Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. "Fleming," mused one. "Never heard of anybody famous named Fleming." "Maybe," speculated til* other, "he's Rhonda's papa." A movie queen, says Vonne Godfrey, wailed to her latest hubby: "I made a terrible mistake. You don't match any of my clothes." 75 r««ff Ago In I/ythtv///< All members of the Thursday afternoon . Bridge club attended the Mrs. Charles Alford entertained at her home. Miss Nancy Ann Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Hughes, Sr.. underwent an emergency appendectomy last night at the Blytheville hospital. Dr. Fred Crildd left today for Oklahoma City to attend the Southwest General Post Graduate Congress. THIS IS A TRUE STORY about a Texas reporter who had to write up a debat between two freshmen members of the Texas House of Representatives, each of whom loved the sound of his voice. He wrote: "Representative Blunk and Representative Blank engaged in intellectual combat today. Both were unarmed." — Lamar (Mo.) As the tobacco companies lengthened their cigarets, they apparently thought they had to lengthen their radio and TV commercials to match, but a lot of people could have struggled along without either. Clothes Conscious Answer to Previous Puzzle 4 Feminine garment 5 Musical ACROSS IHead coverings covering g fntense'dislike 7 Molding 8 Worms 9 Long drawers formerly worn 10 Awry 11 Horned 28 Mr. Legree ruminant 30 Individuals 9 Shoulder 12 Berserk 13 Price marks on clothes 14 Teen styles 15 Chemical salts 46 Grade 47 Arabian gull 17 Born 16 Stops 31 To be (Fr.) 48 Glacial snow 18 Worship 20 Birds'homes 33 Lateral parts 50 Egyptian rive* 25 Region 26 Partitions A 19 Come in again22 Postures 21 Fasten 24 Vehicles 23 Ocean 24 Scoundrel 27 Turfs 29 Blackthorn 32 Gets up 34 Meaning 36 Correct 37 Man's title 38 Spoke 39 Stain 41 Compass point 42 Make clothes 44 Afresh 46 Dried grapes 49 Wash out soap 53 Fuss 54 Hating 56 Number 57 Always 58 Wooden-soled shoe 59 Abstract being 60 Counsel 61 Chops DOWN 1 Blanca 2 Among 3" 35 Saltpeters 51 Wintry 40 Stuck together precipitation 43 Broader 52 Ham and —— 45 Sorceress 55 Before so

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