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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY. 18 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER N«WS CO. H. W HA1N1B, Publlsner HARRY A. HAINW Bdltor. AwliUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUUAN, AdTertUing Manner Sole Nttlon»l AdTertlslng Representatives: WilUn Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphlt Intend u Kcond cl»§6 mitur »t th» post- cHlot .I Blytherllle. Arkanmi. under »ct ol Con- ITHI, October ». «17. ' Member of The Associated Pttu "SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any tuburbKi town where carrier lenriw l» maintained. »c P«r week. By mail, within i radl«! of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, 12.50 for sir months $1.25 for three months: by mill outside 50 mile tone. 112-50 per year payable In advance. Meditations There is a way which seemeth rlffM unto a a rn»n, but th« end thereof are the ways of d«th. PTOT. 14:lt. # * # If the wicked flourish, and they suffer, be not discouraged: they are fatted for destruction, thou are dieted for health.—Fuller. Barbs Raising a family these days cost almost as much u it's worth. * * * Lore Is about the only thing that ever makes a Uxl (are seem small. * * * Sandals and moccasins of the teen-age group are producing flat feet, says a doctor. That's one way to get the kids to settle down. * * * Find the fellow who always siys "I can't" and you're located the fellow who seldom does anything. * * * several hundred women's wear buyers gather•d in New York. We hope they had better luck than toe Mrs. usually does. An Absurd Story Over the years, we in the free world have grown accustomed to the weird distortions of Communist propaganda. But now and then the Reds turn up with a yarn so utterly fantastic one can't help wondering; who they really think will. buy it. Such a tale is the shocking fabrication about the 18 Americans sentenced for "spying." Anthony Nutting, British delegate to the United Nations, put his finger on the basic absurdity in the Communists' story belter than anyone has done. That absurdity is the idea that any country bent upon espionage would pile 11 uniformed men in n single plane and send them of to search out enemy secrets. What more perfect advertisement could offer of their hostile intentions, except perhaps red light bulbs attached to their noses? As Nutting asked in addressing (he UN: "Is this the sort of suiting in which he (an American spy) would best hope to slip unobtrusively into a Chinese military headquarters and there steal the latest military movement orders? "Such thoughts could only issue from a mind confused and haunted by spy mania." It is quite true, of course, that in their characteristically warped metal state most Communists i-tinsider .my foreign national an automatic candidate for suspicion of espionnire But, on Ibp other hand, the Red Chinese know full well that uniformed men captured in the course of Korean fir;htin"j: :ire subject to the law of war, and Cannot !\v any stretch of t'^e imagination be held ns spies. Furthermore, they must understand that their fantasy could not bo believed in any but perhaps the most gullible circles, i. e., in India and among certain British Laborites. Consequently, (lie purpose must merely be to humiliate the United States in Asian and world eyes, and to impress on the home folks how wicked the Western world is. For only gullible neutralists and walled-in Communists could imagine that America would be so thoroughly stupid as to send out spies garbed in conspicuous military attire. The hallmark of the spy is his acceptance by the enemy as fully trustworthy. The man who believes the Chinese story will not be remembered so much for his anti-American attitude as foi the low measure of his own intelligence. Red 'Recount' Vote recounts in this country are an old story. Sometimes they're ordered because somebody suspects something fishy. Sonietimeu it's just that the out* come is so close the candidates figure a recheck might eliminate a lot of unintentional errors. Enough, anyway lo change the result. In the Communist world, the recount was a practice almost unheard of until Poland bobbed up with an order for one the other day. Who needs a recount when there's only one slate of candidates? The Polish Reds decided they did. They don't think some of their villagers showed enough enthusiasm for the cut- and-dried Communist ticket put up recently. So they've told townfolk in 11 small communities to get back into the polling booths again and demonstrate a little more love for their Communist leaders. We have no doubt that the demonstration will be forthcoming. Of course, the Keds have got a belter tally just by tampering with the figures. But probably they thought it would be much more fun to run the sheep through the dip again. A good lesson to those whose Communist spirit may be sagging a trifle. Readers Views Courier News. Blythevllle, Arkansas. Gentlemen: Someone ought to express the appreciation of the patrons of the Post Office for the gallant effort the boys are making to get the mall to the people. Our regular man came by at noon yesterday with an arm load of mall. Within half an hour, another fellow came by with fifteen or twenty Christmas cards. At least we ought to tell the boys we appreciate their efforts. Very truly yours, O. A. Cunningham VIEWS OF OTHERS Bootlegger Transportation Virginia moonshiners nre becoming harder thnn ever to trace down. In the stnte thnt is reputed to lend the nation In the extent of its moonshining nativities, detection nnd aprehension of bootleggers is becoming more difficult. It used to be that any person with a magnificent new car was Inicriiately suspect of being in the bootleg racket. Sttite agents could easily track down those who displayed such on ostentatious evidences of ill- got wealth. Now, however, according to S. E. Gauldtng, supervisor of the eastern enforcement division of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, the moon- shiners are using old beat-up automobiles for "business" nnd "getaway" vehicles. Big new expensive cui'.s are too easily .spoiled. Then, loo, as a bootlegger's car must be expendable, It runs into money to have to abandon many good cars while being pursued by Uie authorities. Whereas the modern day Virginia moonshiner prefers to have a number of old jnlople.s In preference lo OIK; medium-priced car, (expensive cars can .still be ii.setl for pleasure, never business) these old cars nre rarely suoped-up "hot rods." Speed Is no longer Ihe determining factor in a chase with the police. Not only do the police have spredy cars, bill hciivy traffic on.our highways makes a fust getaway unlikely. The most important (•an.sldi'ration is mm-dol- ection. To this end very ordinary looking cars nre fitted with stvoufc ct'iu- springs. Thus n tienvily laden trunk and back scut will esrape notice by passing enforcement officers. If however, despite precautions, the bootleggers are discovered, the law violators will Mcrr to the iit'jirc.st point of do- psuUivc smri ubnndon tht 1 inexpensive veliictes to their pursuers. The next time you pass a snazzy cur on tiie road, ck-n't judge its driver too harshly. After all, he might hrm- purchased It from legitimate earnings. However. If yon drive in (lie Western part of the Mule, regard with suspicion such an Imprrs.sive atilo. The mounhuneir moonshiners haven't received word of the new "travel trend" of their downstatc colleagues.—Portsmouth <Va.) Star. File 13 Letters We Never Finished Rending Department; "The names of the individuals and firms recommended for Executive Membership m the Research lustiiute were releiused this morning. I urn honored to advise you ilml both you and your firm are among those listed. I have not checked whether you are already a member, but Buddy, if you ain't not time to check, we ain't got turn 1 to join.—Charlotte (N. C.' News. SO THEY SAY My great hope Is thai MLs.sis.slpp! \vill remain in a position (o operate its segregated ptiblic school systenl.—Oov. Hugh \Vhlte. * * * We ought to remember that a blockade Is an act to war. and thai with a blockade tot ned China) we'd be inviting war.—Senator spavkmnn (D., Ala.). * * * Whatever you say about (Sen. Joseph) McCarthy, he Ls a symbol of antlcomnwnl.sm.—South Korea's Prime minister pyun Yung Tal. » * -VI have none tbenuty secrcusi,—Ai-ivcj-s Ava Oaidnir. 6 • 'I Wish I Was Santa Clous, Kid . . . o (, • » & t o a ' o •_ Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Hollywood on TV: Give Bill Holden a movie character to play and you get fin Oscar performance. But there was a miss In his acting, he said, when I found him playing Bill Holden for television Laughing it up with Lucille Ball and Desl Arnaz (or a forthcom- ng "I Love Lucy" release, he confessed: 'This Isn't 3. character—and It's throwing me. I guess thlt juy Bill Holden doesn't have any character." Lucille and Desi's current de- ;ign for living, by the way, proves TV stardom can be fun. They ,pend three days and four nights every week in Palm Springs, catching the 8 P. M. train out of Hollywood every Thursday night after filming Lucy. Pefer tdson's Washington Column — Red Action on US GTs Is Providing Another Test of UNs Machinery Sir Alexander Korda. In a, Brit- sh magazine: "It would be a ghastly thing if nillions of feet of mediocre film shot In America were brought over here simply because it could be got cheaply and wers allowed to strangle British television production at birth." Just as ghastly, Sir, as what imported British movies are do- ft to U. S. television. WALT DISNEY'S new TV series is as popular as his movies— 30 million viewers a week puts the show sixth in national ratings .. .Dennis O'Keefe's telefilm series, "Adventure Is My Game," is close to sponsorship. Sample chapters were filmed in Capri and Borne. The plot idea will take O'Keefe to a different European city every week. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The United Nations resolution demanding freedom for the 11 U. S. airmen sentenced as spies by Communist China provides a new test of usefulness for the world organ- zntlon. Sentencing of the 11 D. S. airmen along with two civilian em- ployes of the Department of Defense did not just happen In the normal course of Red Chinese events. It was a deliberately calculated move, according to official analyses. WTiy the Chinese Communists chose this particular time to bring this matter to a head Is puzzling. One analysis is that the Chinese Reds thought this incident might be used to further divide the Unllcd States from its allies. If this was It, the Chinese Reds muy have hoped to involve the United States in some act of aggression through an American reaction of violent Indignation. For a day or so, it looked as (bough this mlBhl be Ibe answer. Republican Senators Kuowland of California .Jenner of Indiana and others demanded a complete blockade of Red China. If the United Stains had taken such action on its own, It would have alarmed many European governments who fear being calnpult- ed Into some new war by a minor, accidental blunder. The official reaction of President Elsenhower was just the opposite. Mis entire effort wa.s directed at '.king this incident calm- ly. He did order the strongest kind of protest. He didn't order any blockade, he d 1 d n't threaten to drop any atomic bombs and he didn't run the risk of starting a war just to force release of the 11 American airmen. This restraint apparently made an Impression on U. S. allies. The 15 powers that had been associated with the United States in the Korean war against Communist aggression joined In support of a United Nations resolution condemning the treatment of the 11 American fliers captured by Chinese forces when their planes were shot down over North Korea, on a United Nations mission. This development may be just the opposite oi what the Red Chinese leaders anticipated. Instead of dividing the anti-Communist nations, they have efiectively united them. Instead of furthering Red China's ambition to gain admission to the United Nations by brute force, this sentencing of the American airmen may have built up opposition to any sui-li recognition. In this respect, the U. S. aim of barring Red China's admission to the UN may have been greatly strengthened. Whether or not the UN resolution—instruct ing its Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold to seek release of the American fliers— will do any good, remains to be .sepn. Thn expectation in Washington is that it will help in the long run, even though it does not accomplish its desired result by the end of the year. Constant diplomatic pressure and public opinion over longer periods of time have in the past secured the release of such Americans as Angus Ward by Red China, William Oatis by Czechoslovakia, Robert A. Vogeler, Kar Ruedemann and Noel Field by Hungary, Hermann Field by Poland, and others. Since t h e Geneva conference ended in July, Red China itself lias released 15 Americans, including three children. One other American woman, married to Chinese citizen, has been releasec from jail but remains free with her husband in Red China. The score now is 28 American civilians now held in Chinese Jails This includes the two civilians, John Thomas Downey and Roberl George Fecteau, sentenced by the Chinese as spies along with the 11 U. S, airmen. Three other American civilians are held under house arrest. Another 18 or 20 are at liberty in Red China but unable to get exit visas to leave the coun. try. For official record purposes, the Department of Defense now car rles 24 U. S. uniformed personne as known held captive by the Chin ese Reds. Five hundred and two other American fighting m e n carried as "missing in action" 01 "prisoners of war. whereabout unkown" as of a year ago, are now carried as "presumed dead.' ow, Olive, and her son, Harry, Jr.. will play mother and son in a "Big Town' 'show. LAST WEEK I reeled off the names of several commercial spielers who have made the TV aig time. Eva Marie Saint of "On the Waterfront" can be added to he list. Also pretty TVIsion Mara McAfee, now playing the nurse who falls In love with Bob Mitchum in "Not as a Stranger." Before Mara's film break, she opened refrigerators, brushed her hand against nonsmear lipstick .nd even crooned about quick- spread cheese on TV. Says she: "A younr actresa can learn a lot doing commercials. You matter the art of being natural and you get the hang of telling. You ll a product on TV and you sell the character you're playlug in an acting role." Elois Jenssen, who whips up Ann Sothern's TV clothes, and hubby Tom Andre agreed to agree after a marital row . .. It's 15 years On CBS radio this month for Gene Autry. who's never missed a show except for vacations. JUNE HAVOC and hubby,Bill Spier, wince when the "situation" comedy tag is used for her tele- film series, "Willy," In which she plays a vaudeville trouper, turned lawyer. Bill's producing and says: 'We're not hoking it up with fantastic situations. The plot line is creditable as lossible with all the laughs we can get." News item: "world's oldest movie studio In London has bee» sold to TV." For the production of old English movies, no doubt. Now It can be told: Jack Benny missed a line "I'm taking over," in that Caine Muntiny satire with Leo Durocher. And it was amateur actor Leo who stepped in and saved the pace, by sapping, Tou're taking over." Marcia Henderson, who is Peter Lawford's costar in "Dear Phoebe," is okay after minor surgery . . . Philip Dorn's stage acting in Holland cost him stardom in 39 "Foreign Intrigue" telefilms. Couldn't break his contract. . . . The 120th Dragnet is in the cutting rooms .. . Harry Carey's wld- the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN* T. JORDAN, M.D. A goodly numlK-r of people—, mostly bin not exrlu.Mvrlv women —show every evidence of "cnjoy- UIK HI health." When Kivon the ,st;ind:u'd liiTt-i- iiiK "How are you?" tlu\v ulways \TS>ly "Not Mi good" or "Ju.-U ; fair." One complaint follows an- | other wnh predictable regularity This is really a curious -stole ol , mind. It Ls, I suppose, a method ', of :ittr.ictlng sympathy and alien- ; ticw. Often, of course, thost 1 who ' look on life in this way really do not feel on top of (he world and have ailments whleh keep them ' menially a n d physically depressed. But Almost in variably, too, there is nn element of .self-pity in such people which i.s hard lo live with . ttiui which is found wearing and distressing to friends tuid relatives. Indeed the person who lias muttered some major catastrophe phy- • sically and ye us constantly .cheerful in the face of this adversity is much more popular. I There arc few people who have reached or passed middle life— . nnd there arc nv.mv youuvu-r ones ! too—who dn not have one or more ailments which are painlul or nn- • comfortable, and which ium ut them either continuously or frnm lime to time. Some have more af- | (licuoris than others, but cheerful- ; ness and courage in the tace ol difficulty undoubtedly adds 10 the pleasures of life and good relations , with others. It should never be forgotten that nature is it.self a great healer Most people who become sick, i even with serious conditions, recover entirely. Others who fall ill progress lo a stnj;e where the disease from which they suffered has ' been conquered even though some bad effects may remain. Still others may even suffer serious disability such ns the loss of a limb from disease or injury and yet be nblc to resume reasonably itcuve. nm! useful lues Atuilher thins people should remember about Lh0 many disease* and injuries which may afflict mankind is that even though people COULD get fl great many diseases they rarely do. The chances are thai the average person will encounter only a few serious conditions aiid recover from these. The constant fear that one might ralch leprosy, cholera, yellow fever, tuberculosis, or whatnot is far worse than the actual danger to which we are exposed. These people who are always anxious are worse off than those who use reasonable precautions and then take iheir chances without undue worry. The worrier becomes what is known as a neurotic. The sensible point of view to take Is to use reasonable caution without constant anziety and complaints. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Learn When to Use Important Double By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played in K recent tournament. West doubled two hearts with more enthusiasm than discretion. The double would be very bud In a. rubber bridge game, but not really horrible in duplicate play. West opened the king of spades duce It. West had only two trumps left, and South would capture them with the ace and king as soon as he gained the lead. Once more West led ft spade for lack of anything better to do. This time, however, something really good came out o fthe spade lead. Declarer couldn't afford to ruff in the dummy for he wouldn't be able to get out without putting West in nn overruff position. Hence declarer had to discard from the dummy and prepare to ruff in his own hand. East now came to the rescue His five of hearts was doing him no particular good ,so he plunked it clown on his partner's spade. This little operation worked South's downfall. South had to overruff since otherwise the five of hearts would take the setting trick, but It took the king or ace of hearts to overruff. This set up another trump trick for West and led to the defeat of the contract. South had only himself to blame for losing the chance to score a cheap game. If he had ruffed the third round of clubs with a low trump. Instead of with the ten, he would have been in a comfortable position at the end. Moreover, as pointed out, he should have drawn one round of trumps before ruffing a second spade in the dummy. Perhaps West counted on errors of this sort when he made his close" double of two hearts. Channel Chatter: It's definite that Mr. and Mrs. Peepers (Waily Cox and Pat Benolt) will dite the stork in a future script. .. High-powered casting on Pord Theater's "Letters Marked Personal"—Joan Bennett and Melvin Douglas . . . Ruth Roman m«.de her video debut for a telefilm recently but will wait for audience reaction before saying yes to any series offers. French cutte Nicole Maurey, who costarred with Bing Crosby in "Little Boy Lost," stars In a dramatic telefilm, "No Time for Love." It's Ed Wynn's line: "I saw a film on television that was so old It showed England loaning the U.S. money." Henry Hull won't stick around Hollywood after emoting in "Kentucky Rifle." Says he: "It's too easy for an actor to go stale In Hollywood." Sign in a Hollywood travel agency specializing in Scandinavian tours: "There's a Fjord In Tour Future." f 3 Yturt Ago lit AN OLD railroad engineer hnd just, pulled his locomotive up "> the water tank. The young fireman mounted the tank and brought down '.he spout. His foot Rot tangled nnd he slopped right into the lank. Engineer—Son. just .fill the tank .uth water. You don't have to Momp it down. — G r c t'n e v i 11 e iTemi.) Sun. LITTLE LIZ— NORTH *•! »986 » Q8542 i. 10 6 3 2 \VEST (D) EAST 4 KQJ93 ¥ Q J 7 3 »A6 18 4372 If experience is the best teacher, why does it have so many hopeless pupils? """ » 10973 , * A 7 # K Q J 9 S j SOUTH ! * A 10 6 5 y AK 104 2 f KJ North-South vul. West North East South 1 * Pass 1 N.T. 2 V Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lejid—A K and South \v...i w.lh Uie ace. Sou-h returnel the king of diamonds to West's ace. and West desperately switched to clubs. South railed t'ne third club lor the ten of hear:s. and West overrulfcd with the ji.-k. For lack of anything better to do, West returned the o,ueen of spades, forcing dummy to ruff. Declarer got to his hand with the J»ck o! diamonds and shculd have led one hii;h trump at this point, fnstead, however, he rutted another spade lii dummy and led the queen of diamonds to discard his last spade. West rutted with the three of hearts, thus lak'ng the fifth defen- sivr trick. Our other trick was r.ccdrd to defeat the c:i\tri\ct but it wac h»xd to tec wli*t would pro- Homer Besharse, Dick Tipton and Calvin Moody were among the members of the Union University. Jackson, Tenn.. football squad who were awarded letters yesterday. All are former Blythevllle high school stars. Members of the J.TJ.G. met at the home of Maxine Reid Saturday night and made plans to sing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve. The group will sing ut the house in which a taper burns. Misses Betty McMullin and Margaret Holland are in charge of plans. 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