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BLYTHEVILLE fARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1954 THB OOUXm HlWd OO. , JL W. KAINW, PublUher HAJtRY A, HAINES, A*si$t*nt Publisher A. A. FRKDRICK8ON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvtrtiBlng Manager •olt National Advertising RepretenUtives: WaJIac« Witmcr Oo, Now York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Intend at second clan matter at the pott- ottiot at Blytheville, Arkansai, under act of Oon- fre», October 0, 1117. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city or Blytheville or any wburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile*, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For thm iftith tht Lord God; I will de«l wttfc thee M thou hut done, which hart despised H* oMk fa breaking the oovenaat—Eaekiel 1«:5». * * * Barbs M you dont believe spring is here, Just look *t *H of the regular roads they've closed and the detour* they've opened up. • •'• . * * . * A f*Mt room if a pta» when you hope no wiM come to stay In for very long. * * * tints, we have read, will harmonize oortumat thii tummer. We don't dare wear black MM. • * * * Mtod* love beta* blind if it helps it to the Mttfe things that irritate. •.' : '.' .:'"'. ; » * * A. writer says that too many people eventually to »our on their job. Could it be from taking their own nreet time? Each Defecting Red Agent Opens Hole in Iron Curtain Washington authorities are beginning: to piece together evidence which sugyests strongly that all is not well with the Soviet secret police, the so-called MVD. The Petrov case in Australia is, of course, the most striking recent example, But it is not the only one. In Bonn, Germany, just a few days ago three Soviet agents sent into West- Germany cm a murder mission gave •themselves up to U. S. officials. They disclosed full details of the plot to kill a member of an anti-Communist Russian group in Frankfurt. They also spelled out the pattern of MVD operations. Earlier this year Yuri Rastvorov, a top Soviet spy in Japan; defected. And according to James Reston of the New York Times, there are other still unpublicized cases which support the idea that some sort of revolt is in progress within the secret police. One thing that strikes American officials is the fact that men like Petrov and Rastorov are quite high in the Soviet scale of authority. They cannot be dismissed as a small catch. What is it all about.? The defectors naturally have been thoroughly interrogated as to their motives, but the truth does not necessarily emerge easily from such questioning. Even the Russians are individuals, and each may present a whole complex of reasons. So some g'uessing is required. Evidently American authorities are convinced that Lavrenti Beria's execution has a lot to do with the current distress. Beria, who was head of MVD and then deputy premier after Stalin's death, had many key supporters placed throughout the police organization. Most of these are thought to live in fear of their lives. Beria's execution was followed by removal of a top Beria backer in Soviet Georgia. Presumably many similar actions have been taken. Premer Malenkov, after the fashon-of totalitarian leaders, is moving systematically to eliminate the supporters of an opposing faction. If these expert surmises are correct, then we may well expect the defections to continue as opportunities arise for MVD and other officials to break away. From all this we cannot take hope ^ that any really disruptive revolt is ab••'•' out to take shape within the Soviet Union. What we can be grateful for is the absolutely priceless information these defecting spies and secret police bring with them about the nature of Soviet espionage operations. The shouts and screams from Moscow are tht proof that the hurt goes deep. The West ii teaming a great deal these days about the inner workings of the Communist conspiracy. You never know where your luck is going to come from. Another False Sign— We can all be glad that Romania has released two youths whom it held as hostages in an effort to turn their father, a naturalized American, into a spy for the Communist homeland. President Eisenhower's personal appeal to the Romanian government may have played an important part in the release. No doubt some will seize on this event as another sign that the Beds are softening their attitude toward the West. But from other such incidents we ought long since to have learned that this is not likely the case. In a recent book, a tough-minded Frenchman named Raymond Aron made a very telling point about communism, as directed from Moscow. It was this: Under the late Joseph Stalin, Communist practice was often extraordinarily and unnecessarily ruthless, even for a totalitarian dictatorship. It is possible to dispense with some of these more brutal practices without in any way altering the basic purpose of the Kremlin—to conquer the world, one way or another. So what we are probably witnessing is not a fundamental change of heart but a shucking off of the more exaggerated forms of Red Terror. Views of Others Hold The Line On Reds Had it not been for the helping hand of the United States , Russia never would have become a member of the United Nations. And were it not for the restraining hand of the United States, communist China probably would soon be a member of the United Nations. Concerning our country's record in the hjs- tory of the United Nations Thurman Sensing of the Southern States Industrial Council asks this challenging question: "Is there any more reason for keeping Communist China out of the United Nations?" He further inquires why we should consent to associate with gangsters. Between the case of Russia and the cose of communist China there is one important difference Russia is in the United Nations, and we know of no painless way of getting her out. We suspect that there is no way to induce her to withdraw voluntarily and we doubt if the free nations could be induced to eject her forcibly. But China is on the outside and it js a comparatively easy matter to keep her out. Because we are tied up with one gangster nation (as Sensing is pleased to describe Russia) is no convincing reason why we should let another gangster nation in.—The Daily Oklahoman. Reaction Roundup Part of our preference reading is the customary poll of Congressional opinion the wire services get up after* the President makes a speech. As yesterday. Of course, you probably know ahead of time where most of the Senators and Representatives stand. Sentiment is parted pretty neatly down the political line. Solons wear their partnership as comfortably and doggedly as an old shoe. GOPers usually find the most recent Ike speech provocative,, statesmen like, courageous, pulsing, even "very excellent." Democrats indulge disappointment, derision, a pious lament. They damn it with faint praise—or leave out the praise. The lineup is reversed if Adlai Stevenson airs his doctrines, critiques ana quips. Rarely indeed is party bias subverted. No, it's not what they say that whets our interests, but how they say it. The solemn snarls and ponderous sarcasm provide a fine study in platitude. The verbal dirks and tight-lipped-phrased riposte give zest to the fare. No open range here for the mugwump. The pros and proliferous, the antis stoutly antithetic. It's a field day for a stare at political mores. And if nothing else it provides a glimpse of garden variety rhetoric, occassionally enhanced by an erotic bloom of purple prose.—St. Louis Globe- Democrat. Justice? We read the other day where a man who stole 40 cents and a nickle newspaper was sentenced to 110 days in the workhouse. This goes to prove that in East Tennessee, if you plan to steal a chicken, you'll be safer if you kill the owner first. Otherwise you might get a penitentiary sentence.—Clinton (Tenn.) Courier News. SO THEY SAY Whatever contribution the United States can make to help prevent the Communist conquest of southeast Asia and to help the agllant band that is defending Dien Bien Phu cannot be withheld.—Undersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith. * * * We (U. S.) have a right to know in advance which nations are willing to contribute their fair share of the undertaking (stopping aggression). They have no right to expect help if they are in trouble if they are unwilling to give help when oth- v er free nations are in trouble. — Senate Majority Leader Koowland. It Won't Be Long Now Peter Ed son's Washington Co/iimn— Now It's Humphrey Vs. Humphrey; Young Reds Have Love Trouble WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.) has become pretty bothered over be- ng mistaken by his newspaper- fading constituents for Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey. Probably the other way around, too. Explaining this situation on the Senate floor, he declared: "The ubject to which I address myself s entitled, 'Humphrey vs. Humph- •ey.' "I believe I should be able to speak with some authoritative in- ormation on this subject, in view the fact that my family name s involved." The two Humphreys are not related. Sen. Albert Gore (D., Tenn.) got ight to the heart of Humphrey's worries. "The able senator, from Minnesota has said it is becoming ncreasingly necessary to point out he difference and distinction be- ween the two honorable Messrs. Humphrey. I wonder if he would elaborate on why it becomes in- reasingly necessary. Might it be hat November is approaching nearer and nearer?" "I do not mean that the other Humphrey should stay out of the eadlines," Humphrey replied. 'But I do not like the kind of leadlines 'he gets. This Humphrey has to run for office and go forth o face the people. The other Humphrey does not. "I cannot help but wonder: Can his be the Republican Party's new ecret weapon to try and unseat this Humphrey next fall?" I Sen. J. Glenn Beall (R., Md.) j hen proposed openly: "I wonder if we might call this the open sea- on on Humphreys?" Young Russians are having their troubles with love, according to "The Listener's Mailbag," a peo- | pie's opinion program broadcast by I Radio Moscow's home service. Monitoring of this program reveals that one student has written in to say that love and friendship "are still inadequately discussed in Communist literature, the theater and radio." This student was also disturbed to find that "there are people among us who consider friendship and love their personal affairs, which in no way concern society." Capitalistic influences on love were the problems of another student" who wrote in that, "The formation of the moral countenance of Soviet man does not take place without a struggle against survivals of the capitalistic past in the consciousness of certain individuals." What makes this situation really serious, the letter concludes, is that "Instability in personal life gives rise to political instability." Eighty-nine m i 11 i on dollars' worth of U. S. surplus farm products have so far been disposed of to foreign governments for their local currencies. This is under the $100 million to $250 million authorized program given to President Eisenhower by Congress last year. Britain has taken $72 million worth of surpluses, and this amount is being donated to U..K. defense under the U. S. mutual security program. West Germany and West Berlin have taken $15 million worth of surpluses, and this amount will go to build German housing. Norway took $2 million worth of surpluses and for this amount the U. S. will get Norwegian-made military goods. In addition to these "counterpart fund" trades, the presidential foreign-aid program has given outright, to relieve famine, 45,000 tons of wheat to Bolivia, 10,000 tons of wheat to Jordan and 2200 tons to Libya. Six hundred thousand tons of wheat were given to Pakistan to relieve famine, under a separate deal. Commodity Credit Corporation value of all this wheat is estimated -at $73 million. So the total value of the giveaway to date is around $162 million. The entire staff of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, which numbers less than 100, is supporting 120 Korean orphans in the Sam Yook Home for Disabled Children in Seoul. A dollar a child can do wonders in Korea. These government workers in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare make up a kitty of from $75 to $100 a month to care for their war-scarred orphans, whose ages range from four to 18. Money has been going to the home through the American-Korean Foundation since last September. Toys and gifts -were sent at Christmas. In addition to paying air the expenses of the Sam Yook Home, these "luxuries" are sent: Sweets three times a week, wood for fires in winter, and occasionally some extra clothes. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service .By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. "I have a mongoloid baby, but lave missed reading your remarks on this condition" writes an anx- ous mother. Although, as the writer said, I have had columns on mongoloid children before, this is a subject of continuing interest .and does de- erve discussion from time to time. The birth of a mongoloid child comes wholly unexpectedly, and is naturally a terrible shock to parents, relatives, and friends. This s a condition of delayed mental development, associated also with physical differences from normal. In a mongoloid infant the skull s small and round, the eyeslits narrow and tilted. The cheeks are :haracteristically cherry red, the lair is coarse, the tongue tends to protrude, the teeth come in late, and the nose is stubby and de^ pressed. These physical signs are responsible for the name because of the supposed resemblance of such an infant to the far-eastern race known as Mongols. Innumerable possible causes have been investigated, and most of them have been discarded. About the only thing which seems certain is that on the average, that is statistically, older mothers have a somewhat greater chance of bearing a mongoloid child than young mothers. Even this, however, does not mean that the vast majority of children of older mothers" will not be perfectly normal. One thing fe sure: parents should not blame themselves if they have a mongoloid child, neither should diet, or any other known factor is they feel that the obstetrician the responsible for this tragic event. The diagnosis of mongolism can be made at or shortly after birth •ince mental development win nev- er proceed very far, most doctors recommend that a mongoloid infant should be separated from the parents just as soon as possible and cared for in an institution. Naturally, this is a difficult thing to contemplate, but it seems much better both from the standpoint of the parents, and particularly from that of other children in the family who are likely to be perfectly normal. Prospective mothers should not worry about this too much. There is only about one chance in a thousand that any child will be mongoloid. Even if one has had one mongoloid child, the chances are still 19 or 20 to one that subsequent children will be normal. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Servic* Even Exptrti Can Make Some Boners I have shown so many well- played hands from the recent tournament for the Vanderbilt Cup that it is time to strike a balance. Today's hand demonstrates that even experts can play very badly. Very few experts would agree with West's opening bid of four hearts. This might have been a wise choice if he had no outside strength, but most experts avoid an opening pre-emptive bid on a solid suit with a side ace for fear of mi»int a slam. South wasn't very proud or his bid of four spades, but he felt compelled to take some sort of ac- Uon. If West had no defeaiivt strength, as his opening bid tended to indicate, South had an excellent chance of finding a few helpful cards in the North hand. East's penalty double was not unreasonable, but it is difficult to see why West passed either faur spades or the double of four spades. Having made a bad preemptive bid to begin With, however, he was forced to guess at each subsequent turn to bid. This is, of course, an additional argu- 28 4 Q108 + K 10 7 3 2 WEST <I» EAST 48 410543 VAKQ 98753 ¥4 • A53 < 4KJ94 West 4 ¥ Pass Pass SOUTH 4KQJ762 ¥2 • 762 4AJ4 Both sides vuL North Eut South Pass Pass 4 Pass Pass Double Pas* Opening lead— ¥ K ment against making shut-out bids on such good hands. West opened the king of hearts, winning the first trick. It was then obvious to him, of course, that a heart continuation could do no good. West should have led the ace of diamonds next to see what kind of signal he got from his partner. East would actually have playod the encouraging nine of diamonds, and a diamond continuation would then defeat the contract. If East failed to play an encouraging diamond, West could shift to clubs in the hope that his partner had the ace of clubs and could give him a ruff. When the hand was actually played, West led the eight of clubs at the second trick, without first trying to find out about Uw dit* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Holly words on the Record: MARLENE DIETRICH, on Hollywood's lack of glamor: "But Hollywood has Marilyn Monroe. She's wonderful. She's the only reason I go to the movies. Monroe! Ach! "She's the END, no?" ANTHONY QUINN, on Italian- vs.-American girls: "It's kinda dangerous to generalize about sex. It's in the approach to men that the women differ. The American woman yearns to be a real pal—a regular Joe- to the man she loves. "In Italy, the job of being a woman is taken more seriously. "Women work at being: females. They don't want to equalize their sex." — DOROTHY TOWNE, on the subject of Jack Webb, whom she'll wed when his divorce is final: "He's a genius. I don't think Jack wants to be known as a great actor. He wants to direct." GINGER ROGERS, before she signed to co-star with hubby Jacques Bergerac, in "Lifeline": "Do a movie with Jacques? It's hard to say. I think Jacques would be happier if he didn't do pictures with me." JACQUES BERGERAC, on the same subject: "I do not think I will make more than one film with Ginger. I prefer to meet my wife, in the quietness of our own home, not in a movie studio." EVA GABOR, on marriage-vs.career: "I dohn' like to live' alone, dolling. But to giff up my career for lohve and mahrrage—no. I would be a liar to say yes. I know ze minute a good script vas sent to me, I vould tell my 'usband goodbye." PEGGIE CASTLE, bristling about people telling her, "You're right out of Spillane," after she played in Mickey's "I, the Jury." "I don't think that's a compliment." JUNE ALLYSON. on co-starring with Jimmy Stewart in "The Glenn Miller Story," and other films to come:"Jimmy and I want to do at least two movies a year together. We want to be the modern Janet Gaynor and Charles FarrelL Audiences like to see a team. "But there's no sense in trying to create a team if two people don't have something chemical together. It has to be just right. "That's where Hollywood has gone wrong-—trying to build teams when the stars don't generate any* thing special together." JOEL McCREA, defending British newsmen: "I get along fine with-them. British newspapermen are easier on you than the boys in Hollywood and New York. All I did was act like a human being. They like Hollywood stars. "But they resent it when Hollywood stars poke fun' at English customs, put on dark glasses..and give false names." FRANK LOVEJOY, holding forth on the jitters being felt by film stars: "I used to think that Wall Street was a sentisive place. But this Hollywood panic is the greatest pasic I've ever seen in my life. : 'I don't" know why there has to be one. There's more employment for actors today than ever before. "It may not be as easy as the golden days of the movie industry. But if TV continues to assist motion pictures, actors won't have any economic problems." BEVERLY MICHAELS, on her life in Hollywood when she's not playing a bad girl: "I spend it trying to be a good girl. And it isn't easy." 75 Years Ago In I/ytnevi//*— MERCEDES McCAMBRIDGE, astonished that there are some people who can't take her crackling voice: "It comes from having had bronchitis all my life. I've never been aware that it irritated people. Even if it does, I'm not knocking my voice. I don't want a new one." GRACE KELLY, on the subject of romance: "There's no romance in my life. I'm too busy working." EDDIE CANTOR, explaining Deanna Durbin's absence from TV shows glorifying his career: 'I didn't ask her to be on the big reunion show last year and I haven't asked her since. "It isn't a snob act with Deanna. She means it. She wants to be a housewife and a mother. She's through with her career." monds. Declarer played low from rummy, and all would still have been well if East had likewise played a low club. Instead, however, East got the curious impression that his partner was trickily underleading the ace of clubs. He therefore put up the queen of clubs and handed the doubled 1 contract to South. South won with the ace of clubs, drew trumps, and cheerfully ran off the rest of the clubs, making 11 tricks in all. When the hand was played at the other table, West made five hearts doubled, so that the total "swing" on the hand was 1840 points. Mrs. C. W. Afflick, Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon, Mrs. B. A. Lynch, Mrs. H. H. Houchtns, Mrs. R. F. Kirshner and Mrs. Harry W. Halnes left today for Fayettevillft where they will attend the state convention of the P. E. 0. Sisterhood. A rose scheme was carried out in the decorations for the party given yesterday afternoon by Mrs. F. B. Joyner when she entertained members of the Thursday Contract Club and one guest, Mrs. Marvin Robinson. Miss Mable Clark of Cape Girardeau will spend the week end here as guest of Miss Mae Dixon. THESE are the days when many are called but few get up. — Chicago Daily Tribune. THE REASON a lot Of people use pseudonymns is to avoid being 1 psued. — Nashville Banner. ENEA* If a politician gets out of step with the party'in Russia, he's shot. If he does the same over here his price as a lecturer goes up from $500 to $1000 because he then becomes a man out of office who can tell all. Garden Talk Answer to Previous Puzzte DOWN 1 Network * 2 Mineral rocks 3 Moral wrongs 4-Come in 5 Wager 6 Runs together 7 Thomas Edison's middle name 8 Requires 9 Chinese dog 10 Great Lake 22 Worries 24 Girl's name ACROSS 1 June's flower 5 Popular vegetable 9 Sweet 32 Ireland 13 Feminine suffix 14 Sea eagle 15 Proposed 17 Frontiersman Carson 18 City in Germany 19 Fathers 21 Water-grown' 20 Portals ., f\ft titr _ .. * cereal 23 Male child 24 Dry, as wine 27 Church service 29 Leer , 32 Incarnation 34 Overdue payment 36 Mend a shoe 37 Centaur 38 Afresh 39 Females 41 City in The Netherlands 42 Encountered 44 Lc»ve god 46 United States of 49 Proportion 53 Sports rooter 54 Book of New Testament 56 Wilt 57 Always 58 Woody fruits 59 Legal matters 60 Advise §1 Grttk porch 25 Level 43 Jungle beast 26 Hinged 45 Blesses windows 46 Distant 28 More rational 47 Female horse 11 Garden insects 30 Praise 48 Cavern 16 Beast 31 Gaelic 50 Tense 33 Steeple 51 Preposition 35 Vacation spot 52 Greek mount 40 Cured 55 Exist 18 fr

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