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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 4, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 4, If 54 IUE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IBB OOURUR MEWS OO. X. W. KAXNI8, PubUth«r BAftRY A. HAINtt, Assistant PuMishst A. A. FRKDRICKftON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrtrtMnf •oto NttttonaT Advertising Representatives: Wttmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detroit, Attaint, Mtmphk, Enter** M second class matter at the post- offiet at Blythevtile, Arkansas, under act of Ooo- October I, HIT Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service if maintained, 25c per week. By mail, 'within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per fear, $3.50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*; by mail outside 50 mile sone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and •wddfe not with them that are given to change.— Prer. 4t:2L * » * We should enjoy more peace if we did not busy ourselves with the words and deeds of other men, which appertain not to our charge.—Jeremy Taylor. Barbs Maybe some bathing suits are good for a laugh because brevity is the soul of wit. ' * * * Streetcar chivalry iued to be the thing—now It's just a standing joke. * * * It will cost a lot less to see the show girls soon. They'll be on the beaches as well as the stage. * * * When a married man is given the plain blue sky piece* to work in a jlgww punfe, he's a hen- peeked hubby. '.-.'. * * * Four overnight guests eccaped from a golf club fire in Texas. We wonder if they went around the courae in nothing. We Hope Dogcatching Will Be Permanent Although past experience has not shown any encouraging 1 prospect for having a permanent city dogcatching set-up, we continue to hope that the present program will produce something of longer, duration. First we want to ^welcome Wesley Hall to his new job as dogcatcher and wish him well—which includes the hope that he will meet with cooperation on the part of all Blytheville residents. His is not a job to be taken lightly. K you are given over to making jokes about dogcatchers. try making joke| about rabies instead—then you'll see just how funny it really is. Mr. Hall has a large order to fill, since the dog population here has gained a decided head start over any dog regulation program. It must be recognized that some "innocent" suspects may offer temporary incarceration in the dog pound, for often the best-cared-for and regularly- innocu- lated dogs slip off from home without their collars. We hope pet owners will be good sports about any such instances and not, in over-zealousness born of love for their pets, criticize the entire program as wrong. We are aware that having a permanent dog regulation- program depends on having something regular and worthwhile to offer a dogcatcher. The protection against rabies that is offered by such a program is well worth an increased dog license fee in order to provide pay—uncomplainingly—twice the $1 license fee now charged. For those who find this a hardship, semi-annual payments could easily be arranged. Freedom from the risk of rabies is worth every bit of this and more. A Lesson to Learn From Australia The famous cose of Igor Gouzenko, Russian code clerk wno tipped off Canada and the West on a Soviet atomic spy ring, appears about to have a parallel in Australia. Vladimir Petrov,; hired secretary of the .Soviet embassy in Canberra, has sought and gained asylum from the Australian government. Australia promptly set up a royal commission to investigate, as did Canada after the Guzenko disclosures. If American officials had originally followed the Canadian example and set up an independent commission, our inquiry-into espionage and subversion might not have fallen chaotically to a wide range of con-, flicting and overlapping agencies. Perhaps a fresh example from Australia would stir new interest•• in this country in getting investigation of Communist subversion and spying onto an •nktly basis, • Views of Others A Concern Of Editors Whenever two or more persons get together these days Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wis- cousin is likely to come in for discussion, for he is undoubtedly the most controversial figure of our time. 80 when the men who edit and publish the daily newspapers of Florida held their annual meeting last weekend it was not surprising that t good deal of attention was paid to the senator both in informal discussions around the hotel lobby and in the official proceedings on the floor. Unlike most other groups who discuss McCarthy and McCarthyism, however, the newspapermen did not debate the merits and demerits of the senator and the system. What concerned them was their own part in the controversy—fulfilling their obligation to keep readers fully and impartially informed. All agreed that it is not an easy task. As an example, there was extensive discussion of the story most had carried on Samuel P. Sears when he was chosen as counsel for the proposed Senate committee investigation of the dow between McCarthy and the Army. This story said at the start: "Samuel P. Sears, a Boston,,trial lawyer who has praised McCarthy, was picked today also special counsel." Farther down in the story was other information about Sears, including the fact that he had been three times president of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Some editors argued that it was a gratutious smear to play up at the start the fact that Sears had been a partasian of McCarthy's and to bury the information about Sears' professional attainments. Others contended that the fact that the man picked to conduct the McCarthy—Army investigation was a backer of McCarthy was legitimate news which the readers were' entitled to have predominently displayed to them and that it was more newsworthy than Sears' professional qualifications. Its vital significance did, of course, become clear subsequently when Sears withdrew because of it. Other examples were stories of speeches and press conference statements in which President Eisenhower criticized McCarthy but never specifically mentioned him. Some editors thought the stories should simply report exactly what the President had said and leave it to the readers to determine for themselves whether he was slapping at McCarthy and, if so, how vigorously. Others thought that certain explanation and and interpretation of the presidental remarks supplied by the reporters was necessary if the readers were to have the full story. There was no final agreement on these matters one way or the other, of course, nor was it the object of the discussion to come to any agreement. In this country every man speaks and writes as he pleases, and the newspapers are subject to no control except that which comes from the con- conscience of their editors and the public acceptance of their readers. No governmental authority nor even any professional body of their own tells them what to print or how to print it. The significance to the public of their discussion of the McCarthy stories is that both the editors who happened personally to be partisans of McCarthy and those on the other side of the fence were equally concerned with impartial reporting. What criticisms they made of past performance and what improvements they urged for the future were not to advance the cause of one side or the other but the cause of public enlightenment—and of truth, so far as mortal men can discover it.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Of Filters, Findings And Facts The end was in sight. The jokes were about to end. The party conversation had noticeably brightened. Yes, the ads about cigarettes and cancer, with their charges, countercharges and authoritative statements had disappeared like yesterday's cigar scmoke. But when the crowd came. This week, report the WALL STREET JOURNAL, tobacco companies have launhed a campaign of counter-propaganda. Data will be offered on their years of medical research. Big 'ads will detail more of the findings, more of the evidence. And it was only last week that, with philosophical resolution, we gave up the holders and the filtered and switched back to our own delightfully dangerous brand. Life, somehow, returned to normal. And now the controversary resurges. Inevitable ly more warnings against the weed will follow publication of the tobacco companies' claims. Let it die, fellows. We've had—puff, puff—enough.—Charlotte (N. C.) News. SO THEY SAY If the situation in Indochina deteriorates, it would not be necessary to send U. S. Troops into the war. There are ample non-Communist Asians that couid be used.—Senate Majority Leader Knowland. * * * New Super Bombs only serve to make the Soviet bases more vulnerable. It is the long-range bomber, however, that makes the interor tof Russia) vumurable regardless of the types of bombs or weapons that might be carried.—General Twining, Air Force chief. * * * I am against sending American G. I's into the mud and muck of Indochina on a blood-letting spree to perpetuate colonialism and white man's exportation in Asia.—Sen. Edwin Johnson (D., Colo.). I am sure that if United States troops came into Indochina now, there will be a new war.—Christian Pineau, chairman of the French Parliament's Defense Committee. * * » *• I am not one who thinks the Lord should make life f«sy. But one of those who think He should make you strong.—Mrs. Eva Browning, appointed to U. 4. Senatt, 'I Got-on Awful Feel in' I Ain't Wanted" id son's Washington Column — Dulles' Appeal for United Front Is Really a Three- Year-OH Idea WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' much misunderstood proposals for "a united front to save Southeast Asia" has an interesting background. The idea is not something new. It is not a surprise package, pulled out of the hat on the eve of the Geneva conference, aimed to unite the non-Communist countries for opposition to the Soviet .bloc. An. alliance of Southeast Asian and Pacific island countries to oppose Communist pressure has been a fundamental objective of Dulles' policy for over three years. It was impractical and impossible to form the alliance earlier. So it is being revived now, with better prospects. | to Australia. New Zealand, Formosa and the Philippines, seeking their ideas on the treaty—and to sell his own. It is necessary to go back to the spring and summer of 1950 for the beginnings of this idea. John Foster Dulles was then made a special ambassador by President Truman. His assignment was to prepare and negotiate a peace treaty with Japan. Dulles worked on this job for 18 months. He went to Japan in the summer of 1950 to talk it over with General Mac Arthur and the Japanese. He was there when the Korean war broke out. That did not stop the Japanese peace negotiations. In the fall of 1950 Dulles dealt with Russia's Jacob Malik during the United Nations session. Early in 1951 Dulles went to Japan a second time. Then he went When he came back to America in the spring of 1951, it looked as though the United States might have to make a separate peace treaty with Japan. After that, the other Pacific countries might have to make seoarate treaties, too. The third step in the Dulles program was to tie everything together in a Pacific pact. The purpose of this agreement would b« to fit Japan into an island screen, so that .an off-shore Asian group would be a barrier to Communist penetration in the Pacific. That was the beginning of Dulles' united- front idea. The British, French and Dutch were to be kept out of this Pacific alliance to avoid giving it the flavor of old-time colonial imperialism. Their consent to Japanese rearmament and inclusion in the alliance had to be obtained, however. This was also opposed by Nationalist Chinese on Formosa, the Filipinos, the Indonesians and the Southeast Asians who had been invaded. For these and other reasons which seemed important at the time, the original Pacific pact proposal had to be dropped in 1951. In abandoning it temporarily, however, Ambassador Du 11 e s won agreement for a general Japanese peace conference at which a multilateral treaty could be ratified, instead of the series of bilateral treaties that had been planned. Dulles also salvaged two pieces of his Pacific alliance. The first was the ANZUS pact—the mutual defense agreement among Australia, New Zealand .and the United States. li was signed in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 1951, tlu;ee days before the formal Japanese peace conference opened in San Franciseo. Then, immediately after the peace treaty was signed for the 48 non - Communist powers, the United States and Japan concluded their defense alliance. Under it, provision was made for keeping U.S. troops on Japan, and the U.S. was given certain bases. The United States had previously given guarantees of defense to the Philippines. Military support had also been given to the Nationalist Chinese on Formosa. More recently, the United States has contributed heavily to the support of Indo-China. Japanese reparations agreements have been negotiated with the Philippines and Indonesia. Finally, United States military assistance for Japan will probably be approved by Congress this year. All* these are stepping stones toward the general Pacific united front which Secretary Dulles tried to reach three years ago. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JOEDAN, M. D. Nearly all of us at one time or other have had our skin cut or torn by accident or injury. What we do about it may be important. The first point to remember is not to try to take care of a wound ourselves which is serious enough to require medical attention. The second is that cleanliness is exceedingly important. Wounds or cuts made by dirty objects are more likly to produce trouble than those made by clean ones. For this reason the liberal use of soap and water is the best first step in treatment. This alone gets rid of more germs and dirt than almost anything else which can be used. The third point to decide is what antiseptic or germicide should be put on. There are many of them, including tincture of iodine and many chemical combinations containing mercury, silver, and certain dyes. Unfortunately, there is no one of these preparations which seem to be superior as an all-purpose antiseptic. Tincture of iodine causes some stinging in open wounds, but seems to be just about as good as the others so far as its' effect on germs is concerned, though it tends to burn and slightly damage the tissue. Certainly it should not be used more than once or twice on the same wound. Each of the antiseptics marketed by reputable companies seem to have some advantages ami some disadvantages. One or more should be in every medicine cabinet and used for minor cuts or injuries, but cleansing with soap and water should not be neglected. The search for a perfect antiseptic or germicide has gone on ever since bacteria were known to exist. Such a preparation has not yet been found, though good ones are available. Unfortunately, most chemical substances which attack germs also tend to destroy or harm the tender human tissues with which they come in contact. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Good Playing May Lead to Trouble As a general rule, the better you play bridge, the more points you will score. Once in a while, however, as today's hand shows, your brilliant play will land you in the soup. When today's hand was played in a recent team-of-four match, the contract was four hearts at both tables. At both tables, likewise, West opened the seven of spades. The first East won the first trick 'i'i'Vi the ten of spades, continued with the king of spades, and then led the ace of spades. This gave the declarer a chance to go wrong. If South ruffed with a lo wtrump, West would overruff and cash the ace of clubs immediately to set the contract. The declarer in the first room saw this danger and therefore ruffed with the ace of trumps in order to prevent an overrruff. He next led a trump to dummy's king and cashed the queen of spades to discard the queen of clubs. West got a trump trick but not a club trick, and South made his contract. At the second table. East won the trick with the ten ot spades and saw that a spade continuation would do no good. East brilliantly returned the seven of clubs at the second trick, hoping that his partner would take the' ace of clubs and lead his remaining spade. A spade continuation would then assure West of a trump trick, to defeat the contract. It was a brilliant idea, and East is to be congratulated on discovering the only defense that had a chance to defeat the contract. Unfortunately for East, however, his partner could not read the play. When East led the seven of clubs at the second trick, West naturally took the ace of clubs. West decided that his partner must have returned a singleton club, and he therefore led another club at the third trick. This defense gave declarer the NORTH (D) 4 4Q653 VK842 • A ; 4K J104 WEST EAST 474 4AKJ102 VQJ V9 48632 * J 1095 4 A 9852 4763 SOUTH 498 V A 107653 4 KQ74 4Q North-South vul. North East South West 14 14 2V Pass Pass 4 V Pass Pass Opening lead—4 7 3V chance to throw off his losing spade, and South wound up making 11 tricks. East had found the only line of play that could possibly defeat the contract, but the result was only to give declarer an extra trick. One of the winter visitors to Florida felt the urge to do a little gambling. So a friend of his, a native of the state, agreed to take him to a roadhouse out of town that was run quite illegally. Just before entering the place, the native turned to the visitor and said "you understand now, this joint is crooked. The wheel is fixed, and I think the dice are of their own special make." "Not so loud," he pleaded, "they might hear you and not let us come Having revised opinions again so that we no longer believe in the groundhog, we also do not believe the superstition that the oldest mare always win the last race.—Lexington Herald. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Hollywood and Grapevine: The Zsa Zsa Gabor-Porfirio Rubirosa publicity circus, it now can be told, had an innocent victim—Franchesca, Miss Two Z's daughter by Conrad Hilton. She was dropped from the student roster of a private school when mania's headlines upset members of the faculty. Ingrid Bergman, who knows a good public relations stunt when she sees one, has waxed a 15-minute interview for the Armed Forces Network in Italy. The interview will be released free of charge to all U. S. radio stations. ROLAND KIBBEE S forward to the screenplay, "Moll Flancers," starring Vanessa Brown, may light up the alert signal in the Movie- town censor office. It reads: : "Daniel Defoe wrote two famous novels. One about a 17th century Englishman called 'Robinson Crusoe,' who had a man, Friday^ The other about a 17th century Englishwoman called 'Moll Flanders,' who had a man every day." It's crystal clear now why Farley Granger has been working out as a song-and-dance man with New York coaches. He's just about to sign aboard as Dorothy Dandridge's cos^ar in the Highland Park (111.) Music Circus production of "Show Boat," opening in late July. He'll play Gaylord Ravenal opposite Dorothy's tragic Julie. Civilized Hollywood Dept.: Lana Turner and her new mate, Lex Barker, dropped in at the Luau, operated by Lana's ex, Steve Crane, and brought Steve's daughter. Cheryl, along. Everything was comfy-cozy between husband No. 2 and husband No: 4. The next Martin-Lewis Comedy Hour show will feature a comic named Artie Dann. The story behind his appearances is that Jerry Lewis is repaying a 12-year-old deb't. Artie was the first to recognize Jerry's talents when he was a 17-year-old stripling, working in a Baltimore night club. RET AHAYWORTH'S money demands from Aly Khan must be on his mind. With Gene Tierney when she took an archery lesson for "The Eyyptian" from Carl Pitti, Aly shot a couple of arrows. One landed in the red bull's-eye and he quipped: "That's one place I don't mind being in the red." Two catty movie q«e«nc were at a Hollywood bea»ty parlor when a former child actrem who is fighting maturity walked in for the works. "Ah," said one feHiw beauty. "A permanent wave for a permanent waif." Now it's Lizabeth Scott signed, sealed and just about to b« delivered as a TV star in a series titled, "High Adventure." She'll play a gal photo-reporter oa a roving assignment for a national magazine. Designer Jean Louis, who whipped up Marlene Dietrich's picture- window front at Las Vegas, has a line of duds on the wholesale market. Marlene wears .a peek-a- boo gown again next month when she stars in a Paris night club. In Paris she'll probably be accused of overdressing. EX-SILENT STAR Reginald Denny is headed for a fortune with a new robot plane invention. He's making an acting comeback in a new Hal Roach, Jr., TV series, "Alias Mike Hercules." Now that Marilyn Monroe is returning to work, she won't have to gulp down aspirins when Joe DiMaggio and Natasha Lytesi. her drama coach, meet face to face. Natasha Says she's prepared to get along with Marilyn's hubby the way m:vtard gets along with hot dogs. She's denying Movietown rumors that there'* no love lott between her and Joe. A Movietown vet specialize! IB psychiatry for dogs. Shouldn't lie bill himself »s a "Piy-Collie-Gist"? IS Ytcrs /ft f/ytfow/fc H. G. Partlow is vacationing in New York City and other points in the east, having left Friday. Jack Chamblin is ill of a cold at the home of his parents, Mr, and Mrs. L. D. Chamblin. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fleeman, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gooch and Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Graber entertained members of the Club 28 at the fourth dancing party of this group last night at the Woman's Club. Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Beasley were guests at the informal party. Limff t/Z— The cost of living ho« the point where peopk now get only whot they poy too much tc* JUDGE: "Your wife maintain* that her life with you has been unbearable. What have you to say?" Defendant: "It was just the other away around. Your Honor. 9he insisted on letting her two dogs and a cat sleep in our bedroom and I couldn't stand the odor." Judge: "Couldn't you wpen the window?" Defendant: "Whait and let out all my pigeons." — Roek Mount (N. C.) Telegram. AT THE HEIGHT of the aummer in Tampico, Mexico, a tourist asked his taxi driver why he kept driving from the left hand side to the right hand side and vice versa. .The driver said. "Here we have no left and right, only inn and shade." — Fort Meyers (Fla.) News-Press. COURTS have ruled the husband has first rights in the home and the pedestrian on the streets. No statistics are available as to the batting average on enforcement of these rulings. — Laurel (Miss.) Everett True charges out d a bus door behind his open umbrella if a waiting crowd tries to come aboard before he get* off, and he's never been carried beyond his corner since be in- «-<«ted the trick. Screen Star Answtr to Previous Puzzlt ACROSS 1 Screen star, Victor 7 He is in the 13 Expunges 14 Incapable 15 Reiterate 16 Close again 17 Trimmings 18 Prima donnas 20 Rivulet (var.) 21 Winter vehicle 23 One thousand 24 Metal fasteners 25 Dropsy (pi.) 27 Wings 28 Light touch 29 Priority (prefix) 30 High card 31 Steal 32 Apple center 34 Latest 37 Small barb 38 Bridle part 38 Wheys at milk 41 Uncle Tom'* friend 12 Hybrid animals 14 Short sleep (5 Missive l7.Perceive 19 Handles >0 Triter il Feminine appellation >2 Compound ethers DOWN 1 European blackbirds 2 Interstic* 3 Struck lightly 4 Employ 5 Peruse 6 Appraise 7 Pertaining to a wall 8 Individuals ° 9 Duct (anat.) 10 Louisiana parish •11 "Lily maid of 27 In a line Astolat" 12 Vends 19 Force 22 Go 24 Lowest classmen of West Point 38 Saclike cavity 29 He has the art (anat.) of 32 Huge cave 33 Declaimed 34 Nothing 35 Infirm 40 Mimickers 42 Apportion 43 Drunkards 46 Paving substance 36 Kind of bullet 48 Make lace 26 Kind of spice 37 Greek letter edging 10 H^Jfc

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