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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 3, 1954
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roui BLYTHEVTLLl (ARK.) COURIER N1W1 MONDAY, MAY S, 1954 TBB OOURHR M1W8 OO. «. W. HAINM, Pubiisher •ABUT A. HADfW, Aaslatant PubUihtr A. JL FRKDRICKSOM. Editor FAUL D HUMAN.' Advertiaing Manager National Advertising Representatives: Wtlfeat Winner Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, .. iDteffd M second claat matter tt the post- Ottfc* «t Blytheville, Arkama*. under act of Coa- fttv, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: " By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service M maintained, 35c per week. By matt, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone, $13.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Tar the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath «ay.— Matthew 12:1 happiness of heaven is the constant keeping of the Sabbath, Heaven is called a Sabbath, to make thofls who have Sabbaths long for heaven and those who long for heaven love Sabbaths.— Phillip Henry Two Georgia Golfers were seriously in an auto crash. Sounds as if they hould Improve their driving. * * * Often a word to the good wife Is sufficient—to •tart something. . * * * Feathers are shown in lota of summer hat* for women. Dad stiH won't be tickled when Mom buys one. * * % v When some women get to gether their brains ••and «tffl and leave their tongue* running, * * * Wives who lovt the truth shouldn't ask so many questions. Let's Not Kid Ourselves About Nation's Crime Rate When anyone views juvenile delinquency or crime in general with great alarm, he can always count on some earnest second - thinkers to arise and say: "Now just wait a minute. We've always had these problems. It's no different today from what it was 20 or 30 years ago. You simply dont remember the old days. Let's not exaggerate this situation Let's keep it in perspective." Well and good. Perspective and balance and caution are fine things. But, taken as a whole, statements like the above are just not accurate any more. It is not true that the crime problem is no worse than oin years gone by. The latest FBI figures on major crimes in America are offered in evidence. If crime totals were shown to be rising at roughly the same rate as the population is increasing, that would lend substance to a contention that the problem isn't changing much. But the statistics don't show that. What they do disclose is that since 1950 the population ha« risen five per cent, but cfme has gone up 20 per cent In other words, by a ratio of 4 to 1, it is increasing faster than the population. There is small comfort here for those who want to insist that the problem isn't any worse than it used to be. ^ Except for murder, all categories of crime increased in 1953. But there was nearly 13,000 cases of murder or negligent manslaughter, which is not much to cheer about. Youths under the age of 21 account for slightly more than 50 per cent of all the nation's major crimes against property—robbery, burglary, larceny, automobile theft, and so on. Since there were in 1953 more than 1,000,000 such crimes, that means our young people were involved in some 500,000. No one can say that there are not many Americans who are alert to both both the general and the juvenile crime problem, though it is perhaps a question whether enough of us grasp the full seriousness of these matters. But the real point made by thes •hocking statistics is that we do not seem to have found suitable answers, or, if "we have, we are not applying them with sufficient vigor and breadth. The problem is not being licked. It is getting worse. And it's no good blaming it all on "postwar reaction." That doesn't stop it. A lot people scoff at presidential com- misskms, but there might be genuine value in on* devoted to crime. President Eisenhower might well gather together members of the judiciary, law enforce- sts, psychologists, all those who know anything about crime in particular and the social fabric of th« country in general. From their considered study we just might get the kind of sweeping, bold assault on this problem that it requires if law-abiding Americans are to remain masters in their own home. Rational Approach Sen. John F. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, has been persistently pressing the administration for more light on hte Indochina situation. But he has been doing this in the rational, temperate manner which is so characteristic of him. Anyone who will take the trouble to examine Kennedy's public utterances, either since he has been a senator or while he was a useful member of the House, will find that he has an engaging talent for avoiding the inflammatory and the recklessly accusatory statement. Kennedy acts and talks as if it were quite proper to have two political parties in this country, whils so many of his colleagues behave as if they really were convinced one would be better. He manages to develop and hold strong views on all the major issues, with out ever seeming to imply that no other views but his are proper. To put it simply, he is the kind of lawmaker many men pretend to be but are not. Views of Others Built-in Thinker' A device that well might be instrumental in cutting down the number of traffic deaths is a locked-in speed regulator being manufactured by a cmopany in Massachusetts. The thing works this-a-way: the control dial Is set at any place from 0 to 80 miles an hour and locked at that point and that is the limit of speed as which the machine can be driven until the setting has been changed. It seems that control is operated through the ignition system and when the maximum speed designated on the dial is reached the power is cut off and the car slows. All are agreed that speed on our highways is the principal cause of fatalities and anything that can reduce it should be a contributing factor to safety. It also is statistically established that the age group most frequentlyy involved in motor accidents embraces the years from 16 to 25. So, doesn't it seem reasonable that wise parents would be glad to control the speed at which their youngsters drive even though they (the parents) are not present in person to issue warnings? Wouldn't the folks sitting at home be easier in their minds if they knew junior couldn't drive faster than 35 or 40 miles an hour while out with his boy or girl friends? As for a motorist himself, wouldn't it be helpful to have a mechanical device take over when he began to whoop it up on the highway? Many .people rarely look at the speedometer while sailing along the road and drive in excess of the legal speed limit without realizing they are doing so. But the little mechanical backseat driver wouldn't forget because it is not preoccupied with the passengers.—Atlanta Journal. Psychology Of Buying On« of the moat interesting things about people i« the way they react to events. For instance, as the price of coffee keeps spir- mling, the demand for it also seems to be rising on an almost parallel curve. Some of the increased demand undoubtedly is scarce buying—people it in larger quantities in anticipation of beating a further price hike. Some of the buying probably is the result of increased interest in coffee stemming from the publicity about the price increases. Whatever the reason, the price spiral in coffee rather than causing people to stop buying it, has actually seemed to stimulate demand for it. Without attempting to draw any moral from the coffee buying situation, we are wondering now if the same psychological forces will be at work in other lines where prices have recently dropped when congress decreased xcise taxes to ten percent. Will theatre admissions bgo up or down? Will people buy more or less jewelry now that they have to pay less excise taxes? We don't know the answer. All we know is that all you have to do to whet the appetite of the American housewife is to talk about a scarcity and start to nudge the price upward. Maybe that would be a good thing to remember in case another big depression hits the nation.—Carlsbad (N. M.) Cur-" rent-Argus. SO THEY SAY Congressional committees have done good work, are doing good work, and will do more. But when they are cynically used to trap headlines rather than spies, they mock themselves—and they mock us, too.—Bishop Bernard Sheil. * * * I don't Consider myaelf expert enough to tell the military the type of aid the U. 8. should give in Indo-China. They are fully aware of the situation.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * * » I make it a rate never to meddle in the internal or party politic* of any friendly country. It is hard enough to nuderstand the party politics of ObunftiilL The New New Look Peter fdson's Washington Column — FDR-Churchill Secret Pact of ( 43 Raises the Question of Others WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Disclosure of the now-voided 1943 agreement between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill, restricting the use of the atomic bomb, has raised the question of how many such "secret" international agreements the United States may be bound by. According to U.S. law, it is impossible for the American government to have any secret international commitments. An act of Congress passed originally in 1936 and amended in 1938 and 1950 requires that all U.S. treaties and international agreements shall be published annually. Individual treaties and agreements are printed in pamphlet form. They are distributed officially to congressmen and appropriate government agencies. And they are sold by the Government Printing Office to anyone interested at from five cents to a dollar apiece, depending on size. To this extent, American diplomacy is a completely open book, with no secrets involved. The present series of "U. S. Treaties and Other International Agreements" begun in 1946 combined two previous series. The old series of treaties numbered 994 documents. A newer series of executive agreements, begun in the 1930's, ran to a total of 506. When the two were combined, the numbering began with 1501. Today the series is in the 2800's. This means that some 1300 of these reaties and agreements have been made in the eight postwar years. Treaties, of course, are formal agreements ratified by the U.S. Senate. The .agreements are made by the President with the heads of othr states under his constitutional Dowers. Agreements may also be made by the President's designated representatives, like commanding generals of armies in the field, cabinet officers or ambassadors. A study of the agreements made in 1953 disclosed that approximately 85 per cent of them had been made in accord with legislation passed by Congress. Another 10 per cent were made to carry out the administrative details of treaties ratified by the Senate. These agreements cover such things as air routes and landing rights for commercial aircraft, military advisory missions, economic assistance, educational exchange, technical cooperation projects, or exemptions from income tax on shipping agreements. The five per cent of the agreements not covered by legal or treaty authorizations include such things 4 as exchanges of diplomatic notes between governments, com- muniques issued at the end of international conferences, or agreements between the President of the Unitd States and the heads of foreign governments. What brings all these exchanges within the range of the public treaty series is that they set foreign policy or apply to the conduct of a war. At the time, 1943, that President Roosevelt made his deal with Churchill at Quebec on use of the atom- ic bomb, it was two years before the first bomb was dropped. r So this pact had to be kept secret. The same restriction applied to those parts of the Yalta agreement of 1945, on the conduct of the .closing phases of World War U. These are the only once-secret agreements that have ever been they're still secret. Research indicates that the United States has been a party to only one secret treaty in its entire history. This was "An Act Separate and Secret" from a "Treaty of Alliance, Amity and Commerce" negotiated with France and approved by the Continental Congress of 1778. Secrecy was of course the accepted practice in international relations up through World War I. Many of the German Kaiser's alliances of that era were based on secret treaties. To end secret diplomacy, the first of President Woodrow Wilson's 14 points for ending World War I called for "Open covenants, openly arrived at" and no more private international understandings. In spite of that ideal for a perfect world, the realities of modern diplomacy demand the continuance of many private international understandings. Thus the text of the broad North Atlantic Treaty can be made public. But the international defense plans and agreements to carry out the NATO concept must always remain secret To publicize them would wreck the defense of the entire free world. t he Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN F- JORDAN, M. D. A correspondent who signs himself T.B. asks for a comment on overactive adrenal glands. This is a difficult question to answer. The tiny glands known as the adrenals iie on the upper ends of each of the kidneys. Much will be heard of these glands in the next few years even though they weigh only a fraction of an ounce. Each gland is made up of two principal parts, one called the medulla and the other the cortex. Both of these exert a vital influence on the body through the secretions which they manufacture and empty into the blood stream. ing things about these small glands. At • the present time it is safe to say that the adrenal glands, their functions and the hormones which they secrete are being given more intensive study than any other part of the human body of equal size I with the possible exception of the ! pituitary, another tiny hormone- I producing gland. . Adrenalin is poured into the system whenever a person becomes excited or angry, and it has a great deal to do with the flushing or paleness which affeots so many people when they get emotionally disturbed. It is probably adrenalin which gives that tremendous temporary energy which people ex- pejience under great emotion, excitement or fear, The adrenal cortex secretions influence the kidney function and the j proper use of many of the minerals or e 1 e m e nts necessary to the smooth functioning of the human body. The cortex portion of the gland produces a great number of hormones — how many is not yet known. At least one of these is useful in the ' treatmen of Addison's disease, a condition which is caused by destruction of the adrenal gland' by tuberculosis or some other condition and which results in low blood pressure, pigmentation of the skin and a number of other serious signs. This portion of the gland is also the source of cortisone which has received so much study in recent years and is being found so useful in a number of disorders. By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service Strange Bid Causes A Lifted Eyebrow When today's hand was played, East was a very conservative gentleman. His overcall of two hearts, made with a silent partner against two bidding opponents, showed good, solid values. * Mind you, I'm not complaining about East's caution to bidding under such circumstances. Nevertheless, East's ve r y dependability helped South play the hand at his rather difficult contract of three no-trump. West opened his singleton heart, and South allowed East to hold the trick with the ten. laat returned the king of hearts, and South briefly considered winning with the ace. South decided against doing so because he couldn't think of a convenient way to return to his hand after leading a spade to dummy's ace. It would be necessary to give East the lead with the king of diamonds or the king of clubs, and East would b« able to defeat the contract with that king and four heart tricks. South therefore refused the sec- Oft* his little plot by refusing the third round likewise. East could see that any shift to a new suit would help declarer, so he led a fourth heart. South was finally forced to take his ace of hearts, but he had delayed so long for a good reason. He was now able to discard the ace of spades from the dummy. This unblocking play put declarer in a position to take his five spade tricks. Declarer was now sure of these five spade tricks and | NORTH 3 4 A V 753 • A 10 941 4AJ10? WIST EAST 487642 453 V6 VKQJ102 • 653 4K37 46432 4K98 SOUTH (D) 4KQJ109 VA9&4 4QJ 4Q5 North-South vul. Sooth We* North Ea* 14 P»* 2* 2V Past Pas* 34 Pass 3 NT. Pas« Pas* Past Opening lead—V 6 three other aces. The ninth trick was a little harder to find, since South felt sure that East had the missing kings of clubs and diamonds. After some thought, South ran his five spade tricks, saving two clubs and two diamonds in the dummy. East discarded one club and one diamond promptly, but finally had to discard his last heart on declarer's last spade trick. South was obviously watching the discards very carefully, and if East had unguarded either king, South would have known about it. When East likewise kept two cards in each minor suit, South led a diamond to dummy's ace and plunked East in with a second round of diamonds. East had to lead away from his king of clubs, thus giving declarer nil well- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively yours: A nation-wide boycott of the picture by small fry may leave an independent movie company red-faced, red-inked and sorry it ever filmed "I Killed Wild Bill Hickok." Kid fans of Guy Madison, who plays Wild Bill as a hero on television, are organizing a "Don't See" campaign, I hear, because Tom Brown plays Bill as a villain in the picture. The idea of a movie killing off a popular TV character has diabolical possibilities. "I Killed Lucy" and "I Killed Milton Berle" could be next. As A matter of fact, "I Killed Liberace" xnifht win an Oscar. A GIANT SCREEN Cinerama version of the historical Lewis and Clark expedition, to be produced by Warner Bros., is a new E (for entertainment) bomb exploded by Hollywood in the War of the Screens. The magnitude of the Cinerama screen and it's three-headed camera tops all of Hollywood's current big-screen movies, and the Warner announcement should further revolutionize theater movie-going. One thing is for sure: Screens can't get any bigger than Cinerama's. WHEN PRODUCER Frederick Brisson was scouting locations in Las Vegas for Rosalind Russell's musical, "The Girl Rush," he was joined at dinner by several hotel and gambling casino operators. All were curious about the story. "It's a different kind of story about Las Vegas," said Brisson. "It has nothing to do with gambling." "Oh," grunted one of his listeners, "A fantasy 1" OOPS. SORRY, Rhonda Fleming and Lance Fuller, who should know, insist they have had no dates. I've rechecked and they're telling the truth. Pardon me while I blush. . .Margaret O'Brien's return to the screen as grown-up, glamorous Maggie will be with Greer Garson in "Strange Lady in Town," which Mervyn LeRoy will direct. JACKIE GLEASON and Fox .are having talks again about the comedian starring in the film-biography of the late W. C. Fields. . .Lana Turner's telling MGM she doesn't want to do "Cobweb," slated as her next movie. There may be a big showdown and a torn-up contract. . ."Life With Luigi," starring J. Carrol Naish, didn't make the grade as a TV show but returns to CBS radio as a daily 15- minute soap opera. tl-I IS PAGING Montgomery Clift for a remake of Jimmy Stewart's prewar hit, "Destry Rides Again." . . .Mitzi Gaynor and Fox have called it a day and she's headed for TV. . .Double marquee chuckle: "Marry Me Again—The Bigamist." GENE NELSON and his wife, Miriam, are definitely calling it a day. The reconciliation try didn't take. Whether he and Jane Powell will resume is an even money bet. NOW IT'S ITALIAN movie makers raiding Hollywood. Pier Angell and Arlene Dahl are being paged to star in "Casta Diva," to be filmed in Rome. Italian Films Export is doing the dickering, with the salaries topping Hollywood's. Get the ice bags ready, For- firio! CECIL THE Sea Sick Sea Serpent will put on a blond wig, an eyepatch and a Hungarian accent in upcoming "Time for Beany" shows on TV. The character is "Ha-Ha Patchor," who bursts into hysterics every time someone says, 'How old are you?" LINDA DARNELL isn't worried about talk that U.S. censors will never allow "Forbidden Women," her Italian film, to be shown. Says Linda: "It's a story about three prostl- tues, but there's nothing objectionable, I made the picture and I'm glad of it. It was the greatest experience of my life." GALE STORM'S "My Little Ma*» gie" boy friend, Don Hayden, surprised the show's entire cast with his marriage announcement—he'll wed Wallace Beery's daughter, Carol Ann. Another eyebrow lifter was news that he was divorced from actress Gay Nelson a year ago. Greer Caraon'a quip about n*r future: "I hope I'll always hare wide horizons and narrow hip*.'* CORNEL WILDE is chafing at the bit in the time that's left before he gets the right to do TV. Hi* contract with Fox, expiring after he completes "A Woman's World," kept him off the small screens. 75 re*rt Ago In I/ytr>ew//< Mrs. Fred Fleeman and Mis* Marguerite Matthews spent yesterday in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leech left this morning for Louisville, Ky. § where they will attend the Derby. Mrs. Russell Phillips, who recently underwent an appendectomy at the Memphis Methodist Hospita, will be removed to her home today. LlTTLt LIZ- One of life's little mysteries hi why so many yacht club members don't own yachts. The House where Mark Twain lived in New York is being demolished. Although everybody talked about saving it nobody did anything about it, which is sort of like what everybody thinks Twain said about the weather, only he didn't.—Kanaaa City Star. Some of these folks around her* have heard that 1954 it going to be a banner year for unemployment, nad they're doing what they can ta make the prediction com* true.— Omega (Ga.) News. All the cigaret hulfebtlloo has resulted in *o many peoplt quitting smoking that the Rev* erend Passmore says he can al* mort complete a whole serxnoa these days without being inter* rupted by coughing ia the gregatioo. About Beasts Answer to Previous Puzzl« ACROSS 1 Night bird 4 Graceful bird 8 Flying mammals 12 Hawaiian wreath 13 Mona 14 Century plant 15 Lion 16 Fatty substance 18 Teased 20 Postured 21 S-shaped worm 22 Where a famous snake lived 14 Phonograph record 26 Chinese city 17 Place 30 Demented 32 Nullify 34 Swerved 35 Revised 36 Roman bronze 37 Fruit drinks 39 Good Queen 40 Charon's river 41 Number 42 Raise the spirits 45 flycatcher 49 Return SI High priMt (Bib.) S3 Above 53 German king 54 Compass point 55 Father 56 Horned ruminant |7 Harden DOWN I.Spanish jar 2 Think 3 Jungle queens 4 Kills 5 Broad 6 Whispers 7 Short sleep 8 Hog meat 9 Malt drinki 10 Ripped 2? What 41 Singing 11 Plant inventors 42 Love god 17 Unclosed usually art 43 Son of Jacob 19 Motion picture 28 Indians (Bib.) award 29 Spreads to dry44 State 23 Eats 31 Tidier 46 Repetition 24 Opera singer 33 Sneers 47 Otherwise 25 Arrow poison 38 Arouse 48 Eat by rult 26 Kind of bear 40 Cubic meter 50 Turf iH HV 1

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