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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL H 1954 tHEBLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1N3ES, Publisher BARRY A. MAINES, Assistant PubUiher A. A FREDRICK8GN Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertiiinf Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wmllmce Witmer Oo^ New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, tinder act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the 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. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For if dead rise not, then is not Christ raised.—I Cor. 15:16. * * » Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and give the key into the hands of the Angel of the Resurrection.—Holmes. Barbs In a Georgia beauty contest tiny babies were pitted against each other—and doubtless against their will. * *" * Working for it Instead of wasting time looking for it make* happiness come a lot quicker. * * * The real feminine touch—that's what's going to pay for all those new shrubs mom wants around the house. * * * Talking to one's self, says a psychiatrist, it not * sign of insanity. These days, that ought to relieve all of us. * * * A North Carolina man's auto crashed into another driven by his wife. Do we have to tell whose HhlMt was? We Must Realize Necessity Of Keeping Indochina Free Vice President Nixon's remarks about the use of American ground troops in Indochina have appearently caused more stir than is warranted by the present military realities. His statement that troops probably would be used came in answer to a question which assumed that the French would fold or withdraw. Since no one believes the French are about to do either one, the question and answer are hypothetical. The rebel Communist campaign against the Viet Nam fortress of Dien Bien Phu should not be minimized. It is a maior fight, the sort of combat the French have been hoping to lure the Reds into for years. If the strong point falls, the French will have suffered em- barrasing defeat—at the game they chose. But it will not spell disaster for Indochina. Dien Bien Phu is not the key to the whole country. The French would still retain firm control of most of the important sectors, including all the big cities. They would not easily be dislodged from these. No matter how Dien Bien Phu goes, in a short time the seasonal rains will begin and the military stalemate that goes with drenching downpours will settle over Indochina again. Indeed, stalemate is the standard phase of this war, as it became standard in Korea. So there is no early prospect, really no prospect at all, of Indochina falling to the Reds by force of arms. And it is only when that prospect is real immediate V'at we shall have to consider the decision Nixon said he believed should be made—to send troops of our own in to prevent a Communist victory- The real crisis over Indochina is a political one, and it now centers on the Geneva conference. France wants a truce and evidently is willing to pay high to get it. Our government believes any sort of settlement the Reds would offer would fatally compromise Indochina^ bringing to communism by political means the triumph it could not gain in the field. By his appeals for united action to forestall a Red victory, by his trips to London and Paris, by his continual urgent emphasis on the need for holding Indochina, secretary of State Dulles has sought to make clear that America will not accept an arrangemant that gives away the key to Southeast Asia. Insofar as his comments stand as a measure of the lengths of this country may be prepared to go to in a possible future extremity, Nixon has reinforced Dnllos' position. He has said bluntly what was and is implicit in all Dulles' current diplomacy. He has said the hard thing, the thing that could not be misunderstood. No one knows now how the country wuold react to a plan to send troops to Indochina if the moment arose for such a decision. But it Is important for us, and the world, to know that high U. S. officials (for Nixon can hardly be alone in his thinking) believe we must take that step before we dare open the whole of South Asia to an engulfing Communist wave. Views of Others 'Labor Peace' For Cash If you have a business in Minneapolis or St. Paul and you want to keep peace with the Teamsters Union, how do you go about it? The other day a group of witnesses from that area told a congressional hearing presided over by Rep. George H. Bender (Rep., Ohio) what they did in seeking labor peace with the Teamsters. They told of "loans" of nearly $100,000 to a top Teamsters official by one businessman, of loans of $8,500 by a businessman to finance two Teamster members in purchasing Cadillacs, of $l50-a month payments "in private" by a businessman to a Teamsters representative, of payments for "labor peace" by a small businessman at the rate of $30 a month. If a Union were not involved, honorable American citizens would call this nothing but the old Al Capone type "protection racket." But even though a union is involved, it still is the old Al Capone type "protection racket." It's what the people are doing and not who they are they make it a racket. What did the Teamsters officials say when asked about these deals? They stood on the fifth amendement: I refuse to answer on the grounds that my answer may tend to incriminate me." It is a good thing for congressional investigators to go into such rackets and try to clean them out. But it is difficult, Rep. Clare Hoffman (Rep., Mich.) headed a similar investigation last year, but the House, always sensative to the way the political wind blows, pulled him off the track and turned the job over to the group Bender is heading. Says Hoffman: "I got too close to some powerful people in our investigation so I was kicked out." Now that Bender is showing damaging evidence, it will be interesting to see what happens to him. We doubt that Minneapolis and St. Paul are the only cities which have such experiences. We doubt that the Teamsters officials are the only union members who have been involved. Every American should ask himself just how secure are this nation's guarantees to freedom when rackets are operating in which some people feel it is necessary to try to "buy" freedom from labor disturbances. Rank and file union members are not benefiting from a "labor peace" protection racket. In fact, nobody gains except the parasitic, criminal union goons who run the racket. Should Americans tolerate such a thing?— Chattanooga News-Free Press None Of That! While theoretically and ethically it would be well for the full truth to be revealed, this suggestion that a lie detector be employed in Washington leaves us decidedly cool. In fact it leaves us almost frigid. For what happens if the lie detector should reveal that all of the investigations and investigatees on the hill have been indulging in the vice that made Americans notorious. Think of the reaction throughout the country if the people were told scientifically and emphatically that everyone involved in McCarthy's two way ruckus is a downright fibber. Just think of what the.people would say! Of course we know mighty well what McCarthy would say. He would swear by the up-tossed hoof of the wild goat that somebody had jimmied the lie detector' and he would demand forthwith a senatorial investigation to ascertain who had crooked the gadgets and converted the lie detector itself into an unconscionable liar. And what could be done about it if the pitiless machine should indicate that all participants in the McCarthy-army embroglio have been bearing false witness? what charge would lie against the prevaricators and just who would prosecute whom? Better leave the lie detector out of it. Affairs are complicated badly enough as it is.—The Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY Past experience has shown that the security of this nation will continue to be greatly endangered unless the federal government is allowed to use wire tapping as court evidence in (security) cases. —Attorney General Brownell. * * * There can be no doubt for China of the fact that the United States will not permit Communist domination of southeast Asia to be established. —French Premier Joseph Laniel. * * * It would be folly for Free World to cease its labors and concede the field of destruction to others. If the world is to have these hideous weapons we simply cannot afford to be inferior to these who produce the whole pattern of aggression the last seven years.—Australia's Prime Minister Menzies. » * * There is just as much of a Communist influence in Texas today as there was a Japanese influence at Pearl Harbar on Dec. 7, 1941.—State Rep. Fred Meredith, Mr. Dulles' Memo .Pad Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son'* Washington Column — Douglas & Humphrey Comedians; $10 Billion School Shortage WASHINGTON — (NEA) —There's a new comedy team on Capitol Hill—Douglas & Humphrey. Sen. Paul Douglas (D., HI.), 'and Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.), both play their act straight and dead-pan. But they have begun to feed each other catch lines in an obvious effort to needle the Republicans. Douglas led off the other day with: "Did the senator from Minnesota notice the full-page advertisement this morning, reprinting of the Democratic Party—under an article from Fortune Magazine —which certainly is not an organ the heading of, 'Is the Recession Over?' " "The senator from Illinois should, retract the word 'recession,' " Humphrey replied. "If he does not, he may be taken to the cloak room and made to stand in the corner for hours." keeps up. It is positively shocking." don, Ga., military police training base, the telephone wires from there to the Provost Marshal Gen- He became convinced the French were doing the best they could. Since then Admiral Radford has Ever since Army Pvt. G. David j sent several hush-hush missions to Schine arrived at the Camp Gor- I Indo-China to keep in touch with the situation. All their reports are said to have indicated that French fighters are really trying to win the war. eral's headquarters in Washington have been kept hot. The other day P.M.G. William Maglin walked into his office just as one of his aides was calling Camp Gordon for the umpteenth time. General Maglin overheard his aide ask : "Is this Camp Schine?" Before he could correct himself, General Maglin said : "Be sure to get Private Gordon on the phone, too." HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Exclusively Yours: Linda Darnell is saying "goodby" to Hollywood. After completing her starring role in "Night Music," she heads for Rome for another film and then will make her permanent residence on her ranch in New Mexico. "Hollywood—I've had it," she told me. "I'm not interested in living here any longer. I'm'sick of Hollywood. I'll be back only long enough to make a good film, if I'm offered one. But that's it. I have low blood pressure and I need the altitude I've found in New Mexico." Is she secretly wed to, or about to marry, wealthy brewery tycoon Philip Liebmann? "I prefer not to talk about it," was all she'd say. Hollywood's latest soap operas, "Khan It Be Wedding Bells for Aly and Gene Tierney?" and "Give Me Another Black Eye, Rubirosa, Zsa Zsa Loves Page One," rate the same theme song: "Please." Please, we've had enough! Both plots are disgusting. Jane Wyman's movie-a-year deal at Warner Bros, doesn't mean she's dropped her TV plans. She just completed a pilot telefilm of her planned home-screen capers. Her character in the series of stories is that of a pediatrician. DISCOURAGING note for theater-popcorn haters: The prices of corn and seasoning have dropped 30 per cent since a year ago. Cashing-in dept.: Fox will reissue two musicals featuring the late Glenn Miller—"Sun Valley Serenade," and -"Orchestra Wives." Irma-bratned starlets will complain, no d o u bt, that he doesn't look a bit like Jimmy Stewart. BETTY FURNESS, the television house guest of the Charles Leder- ers. Other night Lederer popped into the kitchen just as Betty opened the refrigerator for a late snack. "I thought I turned off the TV set," mumbled Lederer. doesn't make me happy." LETTER from movie extra Harry Mayo: "Thanks for suggesting an Oscar in honor of the Hollywood extra. It is truly a novelty to find some-.. one saying a kind word for movie extras." Warner Bros, would like Pier Angeli for Jack Palance's romantic interest in "The Silver Chalice.". . .Sterling Hayden's buying another boat after being beached for two years. Diana Barrymore and Robert Wilcox have reconciled in N. Y. She's due for another big sum from her mother's inheritance. ..Four-word description of Liberace: Kittenish on the keys. CHARLTON HESTON, on whether he's going to be a movie king or a TV emperor: .."I hope nobody thinks of me as a movie actor or a stage actor or a TV actor. I want to be known as an actor. Period. Never mind the modifying adjective. These days it's unimportant." 75 Years Ago In i/yt/i*vi//e— O. O. Hardaway and son, Oscar, have returned from Memphis where they have been visiting Mrs. Hardaway and infant son, Fred Whitten, at the hospital. Mrs. W. F- Brewer is 111 at her home. Kendall Berry has been named chairman of the Mississippi County Welfare Board it was announced today. Grim facts on the American schoolroom shortage have been revealed by U. S. Commissioner of Douglas (innocently): "I was Education Samuel Miller Brownell. only quoting Fortune. ... Fortune believes that it is only fair to assume that the recession has existed, inasmuch as something cannot be over unless-it once began," Humphrey: "Mr. President, the logic of the senator from Illinois is conclusive, persuasive and complete." Douglas: "Does the senator from Minnesota think that as a result of that question, as published in Fortune Magazine, Speaker Martin. Chairman Hall. Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey and others of the administration will denounce the publisher as one of the Foul- Citing a recent "School Facilities Survey," Commissioner Brownell declares that the U. S. is now short more than 340,000 elementary and secondary school classrooms. Making up the shortage will require expenditures of $10 billion— an average of S30.000 a room. This is a far cry from the days of the little red schoolhouse. Admiral Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is privately irked over widespread reports that the French are making only a half- Horsemen, of the Apocalypse and ' hearted effort in the Indo-China one of the spreaders of the doc- i war against the Communists. trine of doom and gloom?" Humphrey: "Fortune Magazine When he was U. S. comrnander- in-chief in the Pacific, he visited may lose its postal subsidy if this i the battlefront a number of times. In spite of the fact that Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin has tried to brand the American Civil Liberties Union as 3. Communist front organization, A.C.L.U. Director Pat Malin has come to the senator's support on one .issue. This is that McCarthy should have the right to cross-examine witnesses in the investigation of the Private David Schine influence case involving McCarthy Commit- 1 ' tee Counsel Roy Cohn and Army Counsel John Adams. Mr. Malin goes beyond Senator McCarthy's claim to this right, however. The A.C.L.U. position is that every witness before a congressional committee should have the right to crossexamine his accusers. This the senator doesn't go for. U. S. Navy has developed a secret gadget to help pilots land their planes on aircraft carrier decks. One of the big problems in these landings is for the pilot to know the approach speed and altitude of his plane. The new Navy device is an electronic instrument placed between the feet of the landing officer on the carrier deck. This instrument reads the speed and altitude of approaching planes. The landing officer then relays this information to the pilot. Gary Cooper, explaining on the set of "Vera Cruz" why he travels at horse-and-buggy pace in a jet area: "I'm just a big, upholstery man. Why stand, when you can sit or lie down? What's the hurry?" Paulette Goddard and novelist Erich Maria Remarque are leaving Switzerland for New York, in May, to ballyhoo his latest novel. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. What appears to be a curious and a rather unusual condition is described in today's first, letter. Q—Occasionally I have severe swelling of the eyes. When this occurs my tongue also swells and I have a splitting headache. What could cause this? A. C. A—The description suggests that the writer may be suffering from a condition known as giant hives, or urticaria. It probably falls in the class of allergic diseases. It would certainly be most advisable to have a thorough medical investigation. ; under the influence of an anes- | thetic. A nurse who would speak j as you v say this one did should be i working in a rest home where a ; number of the older folks have it. Q—is cancer catching to a person taking care of patients? I am ; promptly fired, since any other discipline is not severe enough for I the offense. i Mrs. G. : A—NO. NO. NO! I thought ev: cryone knew that cancer was NOT ; contagions. IF OLD MOVIES can come back on TV, old stars can do the same in night clubs. Now it's Pola Negri, the silent screen siren, rehearsing an after-dark act. . -Now that theater screens are getting bigger, Academy prexy Charles Brackett labels video the Claustrophobic Screen." (What I label theater pop- corn-munchers can't be printed.) "My Little Margie" has been renewed for another year on TV and radio—the only 52-week series in both media. . .Groucho Marx will be the next star biography in the SatEvePost. His son, Arthur, is the author. Dorothy Dandridge is breaking records again in Las Vegas with her sultry singing, but she's taking a new road—inspired by her movie, "Bright Road"—in 1955. She'll limit her singing appearances to select spots and spend the rest of the time'; 1 in straight acting. ; She says: "I was an actress before I became a singer. .I'm not getting a chance to act and that surely fail against an opening spade lead. West would continue spades at every opportunity, and the North hand would either run out of trumps or would have to allow East to ruff a spade trick. The correct play at three no- trump is to put up the ace of spades at the first trick. When a heart is then led, the spade suit is blocked. If West leads a low spade, his partner can win with the queen but must then shift. Obviously, it does West no good to Q—Is it possible to become pregnant with both tubes removed? A—Almost certainly not. The epg must pass from the ovary into the uterus, where it is fertilized, through the "tube," or oviduct. Q—Is it possible for a person to have too much saliva? Is there any remedy? Reader A—Yes. There are several possible causes. Excessive salivation, for example, is typical in at least one form of Parkinson's disease. If this symptom is really annoying, the cause should be investigated. Even if the cause cannot be remedied, drugs can often be successfully used to relieve the more unpleasant features of excessive salivation. Q—A relative who \vas under the influence of ether spoke of an argument in which her husband accused her of many untrue things. She doesn't remember anything about it, but one of the nurses has told many persons of the incident. Is a person supposed to account for words said under those circumstances? What is the nurse's pledge? Reader A—Your relative is crriHinly no- accountable for what she said • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service You'll Learn From Any Bridge Hand "Please criticize the bidding and ! play of the accompanying hand," i requests a Chicago correspondent. | <% I managed to go down one trick ' at three no-trump, but think that j four hearts would have been a su- ! perior contract. 1 "West opened the four of spades, and I played low from dummy. j East put up the queen and returned the suit, knocking out dummy's j ace. West got in twice with hearts, ' and was able to defeat the con| tract with three spades and two ; hearts. i "It is easy to see that the win- i ning play is to put up the ace of i spades from the dummy on the first trick. Is it correct to make this play if you cannot see all of the cards?" The biding is slightly ambitious. but nor ft rll unreasonable. A gamt contract in heart* would WEST NORTH 4A3 VQJ876 4863 4A97 EAST 24 AK8742 4Q9 VAK ¥5432 • J •Q10972 * 10 8642 * 5 3 SOUTH (D) 4 J 10 6 5 ¥109 4 AK54 *KQJ East-West vul. South We* North East 1 « I 4k 2V Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 ¥ Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 4 PRESIDENT EISENHOWER has signed the bill authorizing the establishment of an Air Force academy and giving work to 'thousands of chamber of commerce secretaries. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. BOSS (to stenographer) — Congratulations, Miss Simpkins — this is the earliest you've been late! — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. IF KANSAS dust storms are followed by a grasshopper invasion this summer, that state will be back to normal. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call.. POME In Which Is Contained A Tip To Forestall The Encroachments Of Old Age: If your thoughts are young and gay The rest of you will be that way. —Atlanta Journal. YOU CAN COUNT the robins, note the flowers, sneeze and all that, but when you leave your topcoat in the house with the keys ia the pocket and lock yourself out, then it is spring. — Lexington Herald. Some people, says Aunt Sally Peters, would run clear out of conversation if they didn't go on a diet or have an operation of'spades at the first trick in the hope of blocking the suit if the j f every year or so, situation is what he hopes it is. j Indonesian Jaunt ACROSS DOWN 1,5 Indonesia 1 Church feast formerly was 2 Changes the Netherlands lay down the king of spades in order to drop his partner's queen. The bidding tells declarer that West has a five-card spade suit and most of the missing high cards. If West has both the king and queen of spades, it will do no good to let the first trick ride around to the South hand. South must begin the hearts at once, and West can afford to duck if he has only one high heart. East will win (if the heart honors are split) and return a spade. West will then be /in position to defeat the contract. The only hope, in fact, is that East has K-x or Q-x of spades. South must put up dummy's ace 11 On the sheltered side 12 Time of year 13 Flower 14 Paving substance 15 Convulsive cry 17 Backs of boats 19 Many Dxitch 3 Soothsayers 4 Gull-like bird 5 Devotee 6 It lies the equator 7 Challenge 8 Jakarta —— its capital 26 Scarlet 37 Reluctant 9 Dyestuff 27 Cotton fabric 38 Existed 10 Forces air 29 Eater 41 Badgerlike T A P * A N e R t£ C? O R A U H >~ E E « e l~ y P ft R EL ' A l_ •S l_ S o E R i A D * T A. E O U * K R M E V B r> Cf ;"/: T O E l_ e. Nl * tr '/.'/.', '.-'//,: \ F A N T l_ C A '///:< E M e N E N C C F> E ^ y ///, A T * & S C c L ''/''/ R 1 T •S. H O 1 e •* i T I ) T 1 O M 0 T 1 r A N O P R 1 N W E •* T W o W F p p; — violently fromSO Whaielike mammal nose ^ (comb, form) 43 Paradise 13 Trees 32 Gaelic 44 Eat 16 Vegetable 33 Measures 46 Domestic enterprises 18 Perched 34 Visigoth king slave haye not d 20 Sma11 P astries 3e Choral 49 Worm 23 Constricted compositions 52 Italian river from Indonesia 21 Possessive pronoun 22 Electrical unit 24 Poker stake 25 Seniors (ab.) 26 Rodents 28 Pause 29 Take away 31 Forms notions 32 Ardor 35 Viands 36 Stomach 39 Irritate <coll.) 40 Symbol for tellurium 41 Wander 42 Looked fixedly 45 Tidier 47 Ever (contr.) 48 Expire 50 Cubic meter 51 Matures 54 ->s 55 Otherwise JT Zfc % W IT 31 38

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