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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 22, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL », 1«54 oouium M»W« oo. H. W. BAM* ruAUther KT A.-ZAJMM; AjaisUnt PubUaktt A. A. fMDRICnON. Bditor FA9L D. KTOttN, AOrtrtttnc Manager •ote JJattooal Adverttat&t K»pr***nta«»a* Wtitoct Wttniw Co* New Tort, Chios*, a* second class nutter at tbt put- to Blytbevffle, Arkansas, under act of OMB* October t, if IT. of Tli* Associated Pttsa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •y carrier in the city of BlythevUlt or an? suburban town whert carrier eervioa if main* tained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 milM, $5.00 per fair, $1.50 for six months, $1JS for three month*; by mail outside 50 mile aone, $12 JO per year payable In advance. Meditations . For they considered not the miraele of tit* IOB.Yat: for the* heart was hardened.—Mark I:M. .. - - • .'" * • * * The human heart ic like a milestone in a »iM: when you put wheat under it, it turn* and .grinds'and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it stUl.grinds on, but tts itself it and wear* awayJ-Martfc Luther. Barbs More and more bubble gum appears on the market. The kids ask for it and the furniture is stuck with it * * * We'll bet there wont be eaoufh April showers to suit a lot ault a tot of tfea June Bride*. * * • ' * Every man gets his share of bad brakes, says a writer. And our suggestion is that they be relined. * * * A strike of truck driven lasted one day in th* •onto.14 hardly gave pedestrians time to crow the street eaf tty. -.'••.. • • . * -» » The old superstition that bats get in women's hair is said to be untrue. Maybe it's golf cluba. Blytheville Has Own Crises In a Crises-Fi I led World The latter half of the 20th century has without a doubt been more crises- filled than any period since the death of Christ. Progress in nuclear warfare has reached a point where it is incomprehensible to most . . . something like the national debt. Therefore, it is difficult to tell a community it faces a crises when the people of that community have been buffeted by one crises after another since Hitler's rise to power in the mid But Blytheville is starting squarely into teh chasms of twin crises. We refer to (1) a pending sewer plan and (2) the drive to raise $150,000 which is necessary if the city is to land its first important, non-agricultural, Lapge industry in more than 15 years. And both may well be encompassed by a single sentiment, for both mean but one thing to this city: progress. And those who would fail to cooperate with the successful conclusion of both projects may well be labeled as being opposed to the two factors without which this city too long has suffered.. By completion of these two important phases of this city's development, we hopf to se ^ an end to the danger of an epidemic and, in the case of industry, the unemployment and moving of many of this area's working men and women. Wire Tapping in H-Bomb Age Needed for Security The Justice Department objects to a key feature of the House-approved bill to permit use of wire-tapping evidence in court. It wants the department, not the courts, to control the wire-tapping process. As it stands now, the Federal Bureau of Investigations taps wires, but it can, not use evidence in court that has been thus obtained. This was the factor that led to the successful appeal of Judith Goplon, former FBI employe convicted of passing documents to the Russians. She was nailed partly on wire-tap evidence. Under the House proposal, now under study by a senate committee, the FBI could no longer tap wires as it desired, not' even with authorization of higher justice Department authorities. Each time it wished to use this method of detection, it would have to go into court and get a signed order from a judge. Balancing this more stringent requirement, however, is the provision that hereafter such evidence would be admissible in court proceedings. The bill seems a sane effort to thread through m very delicate issue. There is « ml n**d to bt ablt to place reliance en such evidence as can be gained through wire tapping. Spies are not in tht habit of conducting their activities for the convenience of those who would detect them; therefore, hard proof is hard to come by. On the other hand, one can see peril to privacy in the indiscriminate use of wire tapping. Justice Department assurances of purdence on this score are not enough. Law enforcement officers are naturally disposed to use what techniques and devices they find at hand. A federal judge would view each case with more caution and detachment, weighing carefully the end in view and the need to protect individual liberties. If the FBI's case for tapping should prove convincing, it ought to anticipate no real dificulty i« obtaining court approval. The Senate might well find merit in the House measure. If it does not, it would seem under obligation to come up with something better. That something better can hardly be no bill at all. The argument that considerations of individual privacy override those of national security in an H- bomb age has a shallow sound. We do not want to invade the privacy of conversation any more than we have to. But telephone talk between suspected foreign agents is not to sacred that it must be guarded at the possible cost of vital secrets leaked to an enemy. We have a right to protect ourselves from destruction. Short-Kept Secret For less than a day the American Public was in the dark as to the identity of the high American official who had said this country must send U. S. troops to Indo-China, if necessary, to prevent a Communist victory. Then everyone knew it was Vice President Nixon, since European correspondents in the U. S. had not felt bound by the pledge which kept his actual listeners from identifying him in their dispatches. All aside from the meaning of his remarks, it surely has been demonstrated how fantastic was the hope of anonymity for Nixon when he had made a statement to a gathering of 1000 editors and reporters at a Washington convention. Nixon was eager to be frank, and this his listeners greatly welcomed. But he should also have calculated closely the effects of his comments. If he was determined to speak out, he should have boldly . allowed any comment to be nailed directly to him. Any other arrangements, under the circumstances, would seem totally unworkable. Views of Others Butter At West Point Mrs. Hoy. a South Dakota woman, has a son at West Point training for an army commission. Through him she learned that butter was not served at this institution owned by the government, although the government has millions of pounds of butter on hand of which it would like to dispose in a proper and legitimate manner. Mrs. Hoy thought the situation a little lunatic, as it certainly was. She began to make inquiries and learned that oleo became the spread at West Point in 1950 and has held down the table since. The lady complained to Senator Case, Republican Of South Dakota. Case thought the condition somewhat cross-eyed, too. He started to investigate to ascertain, why the government was conducting itself in such a dumb manner. Before long the very queerness of the situation began to appeal to tbose along; the route of authority. An« order has been entered directing the service of surplus butter at West Point. There is little doubt that tremendous butter market* have been lost in the last six or eight years because of the policy pursued by the national government in knocking down every legitimate barrier to oleo and in destroying every honest protection to butter, until it became almost popular to throw butter out every time the opportunity appeared. Mrs. Hoy is a smart and sensible woman. The butter accoujrit of a thousand or more hungry young men is worth while.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press Gazette. SO THEY SAY What they (critics of military "new look") fail to understand is that because of the threat of massive retaliatory action we may avoid having any war at all.—Vice President Nixon. * * » Sorry I don't have any scandal for you (New York newspapermen). I never make any scandal— the people around me do.—Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor * * f * Unfortunately when you've had a Job like this (President) you never get out of work the rest of your life. Correspondence and that sort of thing. —President Eisenhower approves plans for office at his Gettysburg, Pa., farm. * * « He (President Eisenhower) will be a candidate again. He may be a bit reluctant, but if he is, he'll. be drafted. —Rep. Leo Allen (B., I1U. This Is the "New Look"? Ptter tdson's Washington Column — Administration Growing in Skill At Diplomatic 'Maneuvering' WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The United States is playing psychological warfare for high stakes these days. The effort by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to keep the Chinese Reds from further aggression in Indo-China will be considered a great victory, if it succeeds. If, however, the Communist forces are ready to go ahead in southeast Asia—and if they go—it will take more than a declaration of opposition by the United States and any of its allies to stop the Play. What might save the game for the western powers in this crucial inning is a good rainstorm. This is the.end of the "fighting'season" in Indo-China—the beginning of the summer rains. If enough water falls in the next week or two to stop the Communist attack on Qien Bien Phu, it will have the same effect as though the warning by Secretary Dulles had been heeded. One other place where the Dulles warning may help,- psychologically, is at the Geneva conference which convenes April 26. Diplomatic observers in Washington feel that it has strengthened their bargaining position. It has given them a much-needed initiative in their demand that the Communists cease their aggression in southeast Asia. The western leaders will not go to Geneva begging for peace. This is playing psychological warfare effectively. What it amounts to is nothing more than good, shrewd, diplomatic maneuvering. President Eisenhower has never liked the use of the term "psychological warfare," or other similar labels. In its 15 months in office, however, the administration^has made a good, though of course, .not a perfect record in its psychological warfare moves, says C. D. Jackl son, who has just resigned as I White House adviser on such mat- i ters. Listing some of the moves by which the administration has taken the diplomatic initiative away from the Russians, Mr. Jackson cites these developments in reverse chronological order: 1. The Geneva conference. While many political leaders look upon it with misgivings, this conference or something like it is inevitable if there is ever to be peace in Asia. Secretary Dulles proposed such a meeting on the first day of the earlier Berlin conference. Russia's Foreign Minister Molotov accepted it in the last hour of that conference, after fighting it all the way. 2. The Berlin conference. It was the first big-power foreign ministers' conference in five years, and was the first' time Molotov had been lured out of Russia in five years. It forced the Russians to disclose their uncompromising stand against Germany, Austria and western Europe as a whole. It i united the western allies. 3. The Bermuda conference of American, British and French heads of state. It established the unity that made Berlin a success. 4. President Eisenhower's speech to the United Nations, after the Bermuda conference, outlining his atomic-energy-for - peace plan. It gave the U. S. valuable initiative. 5. The Korean armistice. It can be interpreted as either a success or mistake, depending on the outcome of events at Geneva. But the U. S. won on its fight against forcible repatriation of prisoners of war. 6. The President's foreign policy speech to the American newspaper editors in April, 1953. Eisenhower calted on the Russians for deeds and not mere talk. He also set the pattern for major diplomatic moves of the past year. The speech formed the basis for the "new look" in defense policy and the doctrine of "mass retaliation" against aggressors described by Dulles. Among the more negative results of psychological warfare moves may be listed the lack of marked progress in the liberation of captive peoples. It does, however, remain a goal . And though the U. S. overseas information program has now been, so completely reorganized that it is no longer a subject for discussion, it has not been able to explain satisfactorily to our allies the phenomenon of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Four requests to discuss either Buerger's disease or Rayriaud's disease are before me. These are generally considered separate conditions, but thy both involve the blood vessels 'and are similar in certain respocts, so that it is possible to discuss them together. There is a true inflammation of the blood vessels in Buerger's disease, particularly those vessels in the feet and legs. After awhile the changes produced may cause complete blockage of the blood flow through these blood vessels. The disappearance of the normal pulsation, or beats, of the blood vessels in the affected limb is characteristic. The disease is much more common in men than in women. Although the cause is not definitely known, sometimes tobacco, infection, ringworm, or a chemical poison known as ergot seem to play a part. All patients suffering from Buerger's disease are not treated exactly alike. The most important features of treatment, however. are absolute avoidance of tobacco, removal of any sources of in- 1 fection, and a good intake of fluids ' and salts. In the more serious cases .the use of drugs to prevent coagulation of the blood, and some other forms of medical management may be useful. Surgery is frequently required. When the blood supply has been cut off to a toe, for example, the entire toe may have to be removed. In Raynaud's disease, the blood supply to a particular part is not cut off entirely but the blood vessels affected go into spasms and contract, especially when exposed to cold. An emotional upset may cause the same effect as cold. Raynaud's disease is most common in the hands, and consequent- ly the fingers often turn white when anything else happens which produces a contraction of the blood vessels. Exposure to cold, emotional upsets, and like factors which bring on the symptoms should be avoided. Tobacco must be permanently prohibited. The cause is not known, and although several good treatments are available, there is none as yet that can be considered a sure cure. In Raynaud's disease, surgery can be useful, athough amputa- I tion is rarely necessary. More often surgery is aimed at the sympathetic nervous system with the purpose of relaxing the spasms in the blood vessels. contract. It can do you no good to take an ordinary finesse in diamonds. Even if the finesse succeeds, you cannot make three diamond tricks except in the very unlikely case that West has a singleton king. A far better chance is to play East for the king of diamonds. The plan will succeed if East has only one, two or three diamonds in all, or if East makes a mistake. After ruffing the third round of spades with the jack of trumps, you lead a low trump to dummy's nine. You then return a low dia- I • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA (Service It Takes Planning To Mak* Contract Try playing the South hand at a contract of four hearts. The defenders begin by leading three I rounds of spades. How do you plan to make your contract? To begin with, you must ruff the third round of spades with a high trump. Even if you haven't yet formed a definite plan, you must keep two low trumps in your own hand just in case you want to reach dummy with the ten and nine. No matter how the play goes, you can well afford this high ruff in your own hand. Since there are no ruffing tricks, you must look for ten tricks with high cards. You can expect to make six trumps and the ace of clubs, so that you need three diamond tricks in order, to make your j NORTH 4K52 V 1094 • AJ43 22 WEST EAST AQJ10 AA9874 V653 ¥7 • 10972 4 KS6 *KJ7 *Q1065 SOUTH (D) 463 VAKQJ82 *Q5 + A93 North-South vuL South West North East 1¥ Pass 1N.T. Past 4 IP Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 Q mond towards your hand. East must step up with the king of diamonds, as we shall soon see. His best return is a club, whereupon you take the ace of clubs, draw one more round of trumps with the ace, cash the queen of diamonds, and enter dummy with the ten of hearts in order to discard clubs on the ace and jack of diamonds. , , If East failed to put up his king of diamonds, you would win at once with the queen. You would then return a diamond to the ace and ruff with a diamond, thus ruff- ing East's king and setting up dummy's Jack. East could defeat the contract if be happened to have four or more diamonds headed by the king —provided that fit played low Erskin* Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood on TV: Even Hollywood TV is saying "no, thanks" to the star system. Like "Dragnet," "Life With Father," and other from-Hollywood offerings, another big Movietown video show ha« turned the spotlight on what tne gating profession calls "performing performers." Talented, reliable actors»-not the big names or untried faces demanded by movie makers. The show is CBS' "That's My Boy," based on the characters in the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis comedy. The stars are character-comedian Eddie Mayehoff, prewar glam- or girl Rochelle Hudson and movie's featured player, Gil Staatton, Jr. Behind the latest "performing performers" cast is Cy Howard, who originated "My Friend Irma" for Marie Wilson. Says Cy: "It's a thrill to give people like Eddie and Rochelle and Stratum the chance at roles that will bring out their greatness as performing performers. Hollywood is full of people like them, people who are better than the lines you give them, "But you must have courage to cast people you believe in." NEXT ON Howard's TV-planning board: "My Uncle Adam," and "Miss Ruby Stevens," a comedy series, for Gloria Grahame. "Gloria," says Cy, "loves comedy and does it best. But every time Hollywood wants a girl to beat up, or throw hot coffee at, they get Gloria. "For personal reasons, I want her to have a good comedy that will stop the heavy stuff." "It's a terrible bore to sit around a movie studio and bring out a piece of trash." That's Ronald Colman, talking about why, for three years, he hasn't accepted Hollywood offers. He's on the eve of going into TV with wife Benita Hume. (In then- parlor version of "Halls of Ivy.") "It's also the changing world of pictures," Colman told me frankly. "Pictures today are being made by t and for. young people. The opportunities to do fine pictures haven't come my way as they once did. "I'd only be interested if the offers were for fine film's. I've liked one or two scripts, but the producers weren't able to get them off the ground. "The others I've turned down. ' 'I haven't retired from pictures I'd do a good one like a shot if it. came along 1 ." How would you like to see Pat O'Brien, Edward Arnold, Broderick Crawford, Eve Arden, Evelyn Keyes and Ernest Truex all in the same movie? You can—on TV. The title, "Slightly Honorable." It was made in 1934! DAN DURYEA starts 26 new "Adventures of China Smith." in San Francisco, late this month. New plot twist will have the adventurer-hero hopping all over the Orient—from Sumatra to Hong Kong to Burma. me." RUDY VALLEE'S making another TV try—in a musical series to be filmed in Rome. . .High coat of trick photography on the "Topper" films: Some of them cost as much as $40,000 to produce. . . Trouble-in-TV-paradise note: Over 500 pilot films, costing from $15,000 to $25,000 haven't found buyers in Hollywood. . .The William Morris Agency is reported as trying to sell 100 or more of these casualties. Alan Young, dropped by CB6 because he demanded a film show, has been signed by NBC, with the network's blessing, for a filmed series. Indication of a bi* network war. Jane Nigh, dropped from the "Big Town" cast because of her stork date, is packing her make. up kit for a new telefilm series for Gross-Krasne. Comic Paul Gilbert has been green-lighted for a TV-and«radio show, via NBC. He'll play "Alexander the Greatest," on radio, and star as a retired prize fighter in "The Duke" for the home screens. Hal Roach, Jr., has signed Pat O'Brien for a film series. Letters are pouring in to CBS, which presents "Championship Wrestling:" every Saturday, asking if Gorgeous George is Shirley Tern* pie's brother. Shirley's brother, George, is a wrestler, but he's not "Gorgeous." 15 Years Ago In I/ytfifv/7/< Mrs. B. A. Lynch has returned from St. Louis where she has beet the houseguest of her son, Bert Lynch, Jr., and Mrs. Lynch. Mrs. A. C. Haley ha^ returned from. Manila where she spent a 'few days with her daughter, Miss Caroline, who is teaching there. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pollard are spending today in Little Rock where Mr. Pollard is attending ah Insurance meeting. THE FIRST SIGNS of spring fill a man with many thoughts — the regeneration of life, the coming of hope after a period of despair, the eternal possibility that this year his golf score will be better than it was last year.—Greenwood (Mis*.) 'ommonwealth. EDITORIAL PAGE FILLERS AS THE MERCHANT down -the Dlock saidj all this gloom and doom talk is just taking the wind out- of our sales. — Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. Sam Goldwyn, Jr., is crediting CBS' William Murrow for his decision to produce telefilms instead of theater movies. Says Sam: "Murrow narrated an Army film I produced, called 'Alliance for Peace.' All the time we •worked together he worked on me about TV. He finally convinced when a diamond was led from dummy. If we knew when we wen young all the eating, drinkinj and smoking habits we'd havi to break at middle age, il would certainly take a lot a fun out of our early years, sayt Old Man Hobbs. Town and City Answer to Previout Puzzlt" ACROSS 1 University city in Oklahoma 5 Town in Ohio 8 Wands 12 Was borne 13 Heart 14 Mountain (comb, form) 15 Entry in a ledger 16 Land's , England 17 Wolfhound 18 Less difficult 20 Proprietors 22 Preposition 23 Greek letter 24 Blemish 65 Merit 66 French river 67 River in England DOWN 1 City in Pennsylvania 2 Backs 3 Roman date 4 Abdicate 5 ra, Italy 6 Put on 7 Zeal 8 City in Virginia 9 Shield bearing 10 born, Michigan 25 Century plant 48 Test 26 Sloping way 50 Assault 28 onta. New York 29 Small pastry 31 In a line 32 au Prince, capital 51 Man 52 Pseudonym ol Charles Lamb 53 Approach ' 54 onj town in of Haiti mammal 34 Winglike part -. 35 Fillip •" 37 God of love 38 Capital of Italy 40 Ages 42 Worthless table scrap 43 Calyx leaf 45 Three times (comb, form) 46 Weights (ab.) 47 Harden . 49 Universal language 51 Village in Ohio 54 Capital of Colorado 58 Toward the sheltered side 59 Frozen water 61 Urban district of Cheshire, England 62 Prevaricator Maine 36 Golf term 39 Oriental 41 Forefather 44 ben, Austria Maryland 55 Flower container 56 Otherwise 57 Scottish sheepfoldt 60 Blood money Germany 14 Essential I

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