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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 11, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (AWC.) COWRIER KBW« SATUBDAT, DECEMBER 11, 1684 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER KEW8 TM oouwJW nnrs oo. H. W. HAINM, Publisher BMMW A- HAINflB. Cdttor, Assi»t»nt PubUahu PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertlein* Mtnafer iofc HMIoiM] Adrerttstnj ReprewntatiTes: Wttaur Co., N" To1 *. Chicago, D«4roH. Brtwrd m second claw matter »t UM post- t« BlytheYille. ArkonsM, under act of Oon- trMi, October t, 1917. Member o» The Aisoclnttd Prou SUBSCRIPTION RATBS: By e«ritr In the city at Blythtville or »nj nbwtwn town when carrier serrlce \» main- Wined, Xt ptr »eet Bj mail, wtthin » r»dt»s o( 50 milts. »5.00 per M*r. »Z,50 lor ail months, 11.25 for three months: by null outside 50 mile MIK, 112.50 per rear pivtbfe In adranM. Meditations Turn, O tMckslidlnr children, saltli the Lord; lor I am nurried unto you: Kiid I will take you one tt a cHr. "it two of a family, and I will bring yvm *o Zton.—Jeremiah 3:14. # * * The Christian religion is the only one that pu*e morality on lt« proper nnd riRht basis: the fear and love of God.—Samuel Johnson. Barbs It doesn't pay to be a yes man. An Ohionn i« prosecuting a neighbor lor not returning a lawn mower, snow plow, spade and rnke. * * * The tnali boH found In a frulknke by a Mln- M»t» woman an probably was put In by ml»MM wtth the not*. # * t A. hundred-year-old Kentucky backswoods- miin says he has never Been nn auto. We know hit secret of longevity. * * V With frailer homes so popular, uiir rnnd* nuiKl mffie In handy for cuuktall slinking. # If- * Curgeoiws were permitted by the child's mother to operate on » bnby whn couldn't cry— probably despH* the lather's pleadings. Condemnation Vote The overwhelming vote to condemn Senator McCarthy for unbecoming conduct is bound to have important consequences not alone for the senator himself but for the future of his party. The act of conilemnsilioii does not deprive the senator of any of hi» normal powers of office. In the month before Democrats lake control of the Senate, he will continue aa chairman of the Senate Investigating Subcommittee, and will resume inquiry inUj subversive activities. After early January, however, he will lose his chairmanship. But he will b« the chief Republican member of the committee, still with all powers and privileges Nevertheless, it is the view of same observers that the Senate's sharp reaffirmation of certain basic rules of conduct will have the effect of curbing McCarthy's behavior within the Senate halls. There is a feeling he may endeavor to pursue more of his objectives outside the Senate through speeches, cooperation with outside organizations, and the like. Others recall, however, that McCarthy rose to hie position of prominence in the years 1950 to 1952, when he was a minority senator. They feel he still \vill find means, within the Senate, to press his inquiries in much the same way as before. In this connection, it can be noted that the counts of condemnation against him did not, in the end, go to hi* behavior as an investigator, but to his conduct when under investigation himself. The one count which assailed him for alleged abuse of a witness, General Zwick- *r, was dropped. Of probably much larger significance i« the meaning of the condemnation vote for the Republican Party. The GOP divided right down the middle, 22 to 22, on t4i« last, overall tally. On one fide were members of the right wing, joined by Senator Know-land, the present majority leader, and on the other the GOP moderates and liberals. This cleavage appears to be sharp, and it raises serious question whether the Republican Parly will be able to find in the coming two years the unity they will nsad to enter the 1956 presidential oampaign. If the unity is not attained, then parly kadem may well look back to December, 1954, for the milestone which marked *h« beginning of the damaging split among GOP forces. Certainly no Republican today i« underestimating the gravity of the conflict revealed so boldly in the action on McCarthy. Defense Premium Currently we ar« spending about $42 billion a year for national defense. That seems like a lot, and it in. But, according to one unique method of figuring, it km't excessive. The Family Economics Bureau of Northwestern National Life Insuranoi Company decided to measure the defenst outlay ae if it were an insurance premium on the vast- physical asset* ot th« United Stales. Since the value of these assets i« estimated at roughly a trillion dollars, the money we spend for defense amounts to a 4 per cent insurance premium on that total. And thai ifl somewhat leg* than the insurance rale the average American pays on a typical new car. There is no way, of course, to calculate Ihe value of our great intangible aHse t—freedom. But put it together with our tangibles and it's clear we're getting a pretty good insurance bargain in the present defense expenditure. VIEWS OF OTHERS Free" Economy? It's come to tills . . . The New York Times has revealed that a New York garment mnnufauUirer has agreed to pny $250,000 to ft labor union so he can run two southern plants without unions. The times does not reveal the name of the manufacturer but the union is Dave Dublnsky's International Ladles Garment Workers, AFL. The deal is this— The father of the present manufacturer signed a contract with the Garment Workers Union. This contract provides sill work, done by the company at any place must be done In union shop*. Wlion business expanded the present manufacturer built two phmU somewhere In the south. Attempts to unionize these plants met with a conspfcloiLs lack of success. Dublnsky's boys were not welcome. That .-11111)111011 put the employer on the spot. II he kept operating these plants without unions, the Dublnsky crowd would strike hi« Northern plants out of business, If he closed his Southern plants he was kissing good by to a whopping big Investment. Dnblnsky had the munuiaelurer over the barrel so he aRreecl to pay the union $250,000 over R four-year period. The union is free U> try ivntl organize the two Sothern plants and nmy use nil that money in In the attempt. Wlmt'.s that about it "free" economy?—Kingsport iTenn.t News. The Almanac Was Right Like iMcry publisher, city or county, we annually receive hundreds of complimcntnry copies 01 publications. Luck of lime and space and thft urgency of our own buslnc/ft preclude a perusual ol nil but a lew. But one we look forward to receiving each November Is (lit: Old Fanner's Aliminac. Almanacs avc no lot\i!«v the sellers they were In the less scientific IIRB of America. Maybe that Is of the mistakes of modernism. The United States Wenther Bureau, with alt i Us mrtcroloRical instruments and expert*, wa* unable to fortoll the grent storm that raked he East const Nov. 6, Ifl5;i. But the Old Farmer's Almanac, prepared months in advance of the catastrophic turn ol weather, miwie a prophesy of "nt least one spanking northeast storm along th« Kaslern seaboard during the first two weeks of November." Thats calling the forcnstlng shots closely enough. The official government predictors might do well to keep nn old-fnshioned almanac beside them while they are trying to outguess the elements.— Mntioon <IU.) Journnl-Gntetle. No Cover-Up The Defense Depni'impnt shows snprising liberality in a new field manual for wartime censor. 1 ! in which they are xvurncd against abuse of their power to suppre. | s> information. The manual says the public has the npht to know everything that would not clearly be of aid to the enemy. U warns censors against UMUR their power to conceal military blunders, to suppress criticisms or to avoid embarrassment*.—St. Louis Post-Dispulch. SO THEY SAY If I were a youiiR man again . . - I wouldn't try to be a scientist or a scholar. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peri tiler.—Albert Einstein deplores lack of intellectual frtedom. jf, + * Preventive war would destroy -all hop« ot peace. It would be moral bankruptcy at its worst —a delicate walk down the road .'to moral ruin. —Army Chief of Stall General Rtdgcway. # * * I've Rot a team called "desire," —Navy'* football coach Ecidte Erdlatt. * * • Wr can . . . >ever diploma tic relations with the Soviet- Union and iti. wu'elUU'j, and thus seal off the spy centei.s In the (Russian' embassy here. Senator Jenner iR., Ind.). * ¥ * We need s new campaign In America—a campaign to get the facts, not a.s we would like them to be, but a.v they are.-Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch. Ferdinand Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Some Feel Zionists Were Clear Out of Bounds During Elections WASHINGTON—(NEA> — The Himoyinffly noisy ynk-ynk of Israeli and Arnn propngamin exchanges in Uic United States reached a crescendo just before the U. S. elections in November. There Is a strong feeling among i sonic leading; Administration officials that Israeli officials and American Zionists went clear out of bounds In working'for the election of Democratic candidates and the defeat of Rupublictins. Their action WHS based on a belief that Democrats were more friendly to the Israeli cause than the GOP. It can be reported authoritatively Unit (his ngltiUlon did the Israeli cause no parUcuhiv good in Washington. The principal complaint, of the Israel clique has been that the Elsenhower administration is now building up the .strength of the Arab countries, while doing little or nothiiiK ft)'' Israel. Actually, almost the exnct opposite is true. The total U. S. government aid to Israel is $340 million in round numbers. This includes 5215 million or economic aid nnrt Export-Import Bank loons of $135 million. In addition (o this, United Jewish Appeal has collected over $400 million from Amcrifims in bond sales and gifts which have been mnde exempt from U. S. taxes. The total U. S. government »id to the Arab countries surrounding' Israel Is only R little over $100 million. The figures arc Esypt $16 million. Jordan $!) million, Lebanon $7 million, Saudi Arabia $3 million plus an Export-Import bank loan of $119 million, Iraq $ million of economic aid plus an International Dank loan of under $13 million. Syria is not listed because this little country has refused offers of U. S. aid. Also not included in the above figures are U. S. government appropriations of $150 million for relief of the Arab refugees from Israel. Of this sum, over $110 million has been spent to date. Private U. S. charities have also contributed over $8 millioh. United Nations have paid out $76 million lor Arab relief. In spite of all these facts, the American Zionist Bulletin charges that "our government t meaning the U. S.) is actually subsidizing aggression, strife and social decay" in the Middle East. The specific Zionist charges are vhat "The U. S. government is now actively sponsoring: 1—The establishment of a network of military alliances—all excluding Israel; 2—The provision ol economic aid AND ARMS to Arab states. , ." The only basis for thia charge is the fact that for the last sev- ei'.il years, the U. 5. has what, five known ' as "reimbursable military aid agreements" with Egypt, Lebanon and Saudia Arabia. This menus Ur.U they fan buy military equipment from the United States by paying cash on the barrelhead. Unfortunately, the dollar amounts of this aid have not been given out for security reasons. But official assurances are given that the amount of this aid Is small. Very little of it is for arm*. Most of it is spare parts for vehicles nnd nonmilitary supplies lor troops. The main purpose of this aid is to strengthen the forces of these countries so they can maintain internal order and a stable balance of power—not on trying to start any new wars. Incidentally, Britain, France and the United States have guaranteed Israel against Arab or any other aggression. No such reverse guarantees have been given to the Arab states.' The realities of the situation In the Middle East today are that Israel is far stronger, militarily and economically than the Arab .states that surround her. There is no real unity in the Arab league. The countries in the league all have so many internal problems that they couldn't launch a new aggression if they wanted to. From the American point of view, the Mid-East situation is now far more stable than It was two y.ei\rs ago, when Secretary of State Dulles was greeted there with rotten eggs. There Is well-grounded hope that this stability will improve, If the two sides will refrain from trying to stir up their feud by creating new incidents artificially. tlx Doctor Says— Written for NIC A Service By EDWIN F. JORDAN. M.D. Mrs. A. in requesting a discus- ion of possibilities of selling her eyes is undoubtedly referring to the procedure of c o r n e ft 1 grafting which has received n good deal of publicity as a means of restoring the vision to .some people who were previously blind. There is. however, a good deal of contusion bout this remarkable procedure. The operation in quest ion has been developed over n number ot years and by workers in several countries. It does not reMoro vision to all people who are blind. In is only a very small proportion of the blind who have a condition of the eyes which cnn be treated in this way. It. is estimated that there are only about 2000 blind persons in the United States ami Canada who have the kind of condition in which this operation is possible. This is out of a total of about 150 or 200 thousand people who are blind in both eyes. The operation cnn be considered when the cause, of blindness is lack of transparency of the cornea of the eye. Normally the cornea is a clear, transparent, almost round part of the eye. It lies just in front of the coloring mutter of the eye- that portion which Is called "blue" or "brown." The eye "sees" ihrouph the pupil lying in the center ot the cornea. If the involved area of the cornea cm-oraches or interferes with the nuuil \Usvlf, then vision will be decreased or abolished It is in this form of blindness that transplantation of conical tissue from ft uovmal eye mny vest ore vision. It is a mistake to speak of transplantation of the eye as actually 11 is Irnnsphuita- tiou only ol \y,\\-\ of the eye referred to as the cornea. The operation is a delicate one. It is successful in about half of the selected and suitable onses. The normal eye lissue must exactly ie- place the diseased tissue taken out. It can be done successfully, however, niitl mnnv people have bad their vision restored by this meipis. 1 The eye tissue to be grafted into I n blind person can be stored for only a few days. Consequently the .storage, transportation and quick grafting to a person who needs it is important if satisfactory results are to be obtained. In order to speed the restoration of vision to those \vho can be treated in this | way banks have been formed in ! several cities. These are a kind of i clearing house between who ! wish to will their eyes for cornea! ! limiting and those who may be : benefited by the operation. KENTUCKY'S new senator-elect, former Vice President Barkley, never has been defeated by a Republican, and young Democrats will find that's just about as good a way fts any to achieve political success.— Lexington Herald. DR. JOHN Steffensen. an Icelandic anthropologist, now claims the Vikings were Irish sailors on a spree. They discovered America 300 \ears before Columbus and didn't even care.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. SEN. MCCARTHY is being called .MI many names, you'd think he was running for office.—Fort Myers 'Klfl.) News-Press. If you v*ant something done, give it to the busiest man you know—ond he'll hove his secretory doit. «NU« • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tourney Bridge Is Top-Hatch By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service I am often asxed what bridge players do when they are not play- inp In a tournament. The answer is simple: they go about their regular business, just lifce everybody else. Some are doctors, dentists, lawyers; sonic are businessmen; nnd about half of them are house- wive. By way of example, today' hand was played in the recent regional tournament in Mihvaxikee by two NORTH * 106 If A8 » 8783 4AJ852 WEST (Ol * AJ V 10 9542 4Q8 BAST *93 VKQJ7J «AK4 4 1094 SOOTH AKQ87S4* *K73 East-West Weil North Eut Pass Pas. IV 1 * 4 V Pits Paso 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4> Q prominent businessmen of the Midwest. Joe Cohan, president of tht Holmes Construction Company, held the West cards; and Joe Fishelson, president of the Akron Brass Company, held the East cards. Both men are among the country's lending bridge players. Cohan led the queen of diamonds from the West hand, snd both Joes gasped when they saw thft strength of the dummy. Evidently South hart bid four spades as « sacrittcc. but the strong dummy might w*tt tnabl* him ID mtki Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Holywood on TV: Commercial splel- ng on television it turning out to b« a new gateway labeled "Show« for Talent." Refrigerator door liammer Bety Furnese wa* in the spotlight as tilt star ol "Let's Pace It" but he isn't th* first home-screen mckstcr to .swap adc for ad libs. Trudy Wro* hit big time in "Big Town" selling pens. Julia Meade went from opening auto doors to i Broadway opening. Singing ibout tomato sauce landed cute linger Peggy King on George Gobi's show. "It'i a Foooord" won Jim Backiu a top role in the film r ersion of "Finian's Rainbow." Says Betty, once a movie glam- or doH, now preparing for a dramatic role on "Studio One": 'The «xp«rt« said commercials woalfi ruin my career. But look at me now, d«d. I have far more security than I'd have any other way. If it hadn't been for TV, 'd be doing what a lot of other actresses are doing:—waiting for hat big role that never seems to come along." The "Continued Next Week" idea on Dragnet didn't hurt the audience rating and there will be more double-barreled episodes. Comedy Hour (with Martin & Lewis) and Toast of the Town square off Dec. 18 in the BIG showdown. If Dean and Jerry can't beat Toast's rating, there'll be some changes made. RED BUTTONS and NBC are going 'round and 'round again. The network wants a family-type situa- ion comedy. Red's insisting on nusicomedy . . . "Place the Pace" will be replaced—by another show. Bob Hope flipped it while guest- ng on a TV show in England: 'The government subsidizes TV over here. In the United States, wa work on TV so we CM subsi- dise the government," CBS boss Harry Ackerman's wordage about talking to Greta Oarbo on the idea of a home- screen appearance: "She's saucy and provocative. She plays a game of words with you. She doesn't say 'Yes' and she doesn't say NO.' " Agents lor Polly Bergen and Mel Tonne are packaging a TV series for them. The idea revolves lis contract. fishelson overtook the first trick with the king of diamonds, continued with the ace of diamonds, and then led a third diamond. South ruJfed with a low trump, led a heart to dummy's ace, and returned a (rurnp, playing the king to force out West's ace. Cohan now needed one more trick to set (he contract. He rejected the temptation to lead a heart, for South's way of playing the hand made it clar that he had started with a singleton in :he suit. There was certainly no need to lead clubs, for if the defenders had a club trick they could sit back and wait for it to come to them. By the process of elimination, therefore, Cohan picked a fourth diamond as the only good lead When Cohan led the jack of diamonds, Fishelson rose to the occasion by ruffing with the nine of spades. If South overruffed with the king of spades, West would eventually get the setting trick with the jack 3f spades. So South meekly discarded a club, allowing tile nine of spades to take the setting trick. "At any rate," South observed when the hand was over, "it took some pretty high-priced talent to beat me." around a young couple ki show business ... Next batch of 18 In Dan Duryea'* "China Smith" thrillew will be filmed in Honolulu. Preston Poster's "grandson" in "Waterfront" has been benched. Reason: Foster's feminine fan mail it piling up. CHARACTERS created by movi« stars on TV are playing more important roles than you may suspect behind the scenes to Hollywood. Guy Madison demanded— and won—several script changes lor his role In "Five Against the House" at Columbia because of his Wild Bill Hickok portrayal on home .screens. "In the original script," Guy told me, "the character was pretty mHoh of a weakling, I reminded the studio about Hickok and said, •Let's play the hero—and play It safe.' They agreed with me and changed the script." Bob Mitchum's nrother, John, makes his acting comeback in a Hollywood telefilm. "Cheese Champion." He gave up acting a few years back to become a Dallas businessman . . . Agents are talking to Mrs. Gus Edwards about a series based on her late hubby's star-studded "School Days." . . . Bing Crosby and sons step into the "Person to Person" spotlight Dec. 3. Someone asked Red Skelton's TV director, Jack Donahue, about working with the comic. Said Jack: "B'B like Clyde Beatly's act. All you need Is a chair and a whip." "SEVEN YEARS AGO they called me crazy for trying to make telefilms in Hollywood. Now look what's happened" That's Prank Wisbar, producer- director of Fireside Theater, looking back to the day when he made his first film six years ago. Completing the 20th, he told me: "The first picture cost $8000 and it was my own money. No one thought that television would work on film. I couldn't get name actors. I couldn't get experienced writers. Agents wouldn't talk to me." But that was 250 pictures ago. "Today," Wisbar smiles, "I can get any star if I pay W» price. We've come a long way. We've learned how to tell a story in a short span of time. But we had to fight our way out of confusion with a certain concept of how telefilm dramas should be made." IS Yemrt Ago In Blytheville has been selected as the home of the third Universal Credit Company office to be located in Arkansas. R. A. Porter, in charge of the office in El Dorado for the past 10 months, is to be local manager. Five senior members of the Blytheville Chicks have been invited to participate in the first annual Arkansas-Mississippi vs. West Tennessee all-star senior game Dec. 31 at Crump Stadium. They are Danny Warrington, Bill Godwin, Hugh Harbert, Alvin Justice and John Paulk. NOTHING makes a woman madder than trying to keep her chin up while her stockings ave falling down.—Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. IT IS SAID a Chinese can llv» on a handful of rice a day unless the communists have other plans for him. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader- Call. 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