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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 27, 1954
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FA01 FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 2T, 1954 THI BLYTHEVILL1 COURIER KIWI TUB cotmm NIWB oo. H. W HAINEB. Publisher BARRY A. HAINEB Editor, AasUUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adiertttlnc Uinifer Bolt National Artrertislng Repreaentatirei: W«llM« Witmer Co., Hew York, Chicago. Detroit, AManU, Uemphk. Entered aa tecond claw matter at the post- offlc* at Bljtnerllle, Arkanaai, under act of Con- frwi. October I, 1*17. Member of The Associated Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier aenric* ii maintained. 38c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile*, $5.00 per ywr, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three month*; by mall outside 50 mile lone, $12.50 per year payable In adranoe. Meditations And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, 0 Lord, wai not this my saylnr, when I was yet in njy country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarthlsh: for I knew that thou art a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and thee of the evtl. — Jonah 4:2. * * * In all God's providences. It Is good to compare His word and His works together; for we shall find a beautiful harmony between them, and that they mutually Illustrate each other. •— Matthew Henry. Barbs A prison sentence for robbery upset the matrimonial plans of a Utah mnn. He'll still be tied down, however. * * if Anericani should e»t lew, •.ccordlng to a he»lth upert. If Junior does, mother will have a nervous breakdown. * * * A doctor says that alow-moving people live tht longest. Maybe because we never do what we'd like to do to the fellow driving the car in front of us. » ¥ * A room where customers can nap ift*r a meal I* provided by an eastern cafe. Why not before •Mis, while wiiltfng for service? * # •'{• More careless drivers should realize that bars on j*il windows aren't there to keep them out. Orval Faubus Deserves The Support Of All Though this newspaper unequivocally opposed Hie candidacy in both first primary and runoff of Governor-elect Orval Faubus, still, as we see 1955 coming over the horizon, it must be recognized by all that this man, we must assume, is going to do his best to administer the affairs of office. He will be the Governor of Arkansas for the next two years at least and ns such deserves the support of every citizen as long as all are convinced he is acting in the best interests of this state. Little is known of Orval Faubus. That is one of the reasons we opposed him. Now, we are not toadying for favor of an elected officer. If Orval Fatihus opposed Francis Cherry tomorrow morning, we'd still oppose the Governor-Elect, and not because of the hackneyed Commonwealth College issue, either. But we are fervent Arkansas boosters. And to boost, we first need a strong team. We think everyone should join the team in an attempt to make this state realize its potential as a leader in the South and Southwest. Second-Term Speculation Inevitably, once the mid-term elections are out of the way, the guessing begins in earnest about whether an incumbent President will run a second time. The game is already going full tilt with Mr. Eisenhower. Some of the President's enemies, perhaps imagining that the wish makes it so, have stated flatly that he will not seek a second term. They found this conclusion on signs which suggest to them Mr. Eisenhower dislikes his job and is eager to retire to his farm near Gettysburg, Pa. In recent weeks, however, a number of Republican leaders and a few presidential aids have been saying either that the President will run again of his own voliation or his party will compel him to do so. They argue that: Ike is the best possible steward for the middle-of-the road program he fosters. Without him the GOP in 1956 would fall into shattering factional combat which would seriously jeopordize their chances of holding the White House. Even if such differences did not exist in the party, the Republicans could not possibly find another candidate to match th« President'i popularity and prospects of winning. Whether Mr. Eisenhower himself will see it this way , whether he will question these arguments hut finally yield to party pressures, or whether lie will resist all pressures, no one can accurately say at this moment. The President lately told newsmen he hasn't made up his mind. There probably is little doubt that his fondest dream is to get up to that farm of his. But he is a man with a strong sense of public duty, and in the end that consideration could be overriding with him. Certainly if he decides not to run he isn't going to disclose the faet early. It is political axiom that a President who early removes himself from contention thereby casts away his powerful influence both in Congress and in party affairs. Observers believe the issue has been sharpened for the Republicans by the news that Chief Justice Earl Warren has emphatically restated his unavailability for the 1956 nomination. Warren, once a tremendously popular California governor, was being talked of in some circles as the most likely middle-of-the-road alternative to Mr. Eisenhower. We citizens, not to mention the President himself, undoubtedly will get pretty weary of speculation on this subject in the long months ahead. But we might as well relax and accept it. It's a guessing game that could go on until June, 1956. Making Progress From Asia these days comes a lot of black news, but it isn't all black. Tucked away on the back pages recently was an economic report from India, and the message it contained was good for the ears of the free world. Since 1951 India has been carrying forward a five-year plan for the advunc- ment of its economy. Though that program is not yet a full four years old, India announces that it has already managed to step up its vital agricultural production by nearly U per cent. This kind of proress that is more likely than any other to turn back the tide of communism in Asia. America, tln'ough both public and private technical assistance to India, has played a role in that progress. But that certainly is not the point. What matters is that this teeming stib-i-onti- nent, long in the grip of ancient ways, is moving slowly toward better living levels, toward a time when it may not have to fear a communism which offers tyranny in the fake dress of human uplift. VIEWS OF OTHERS Monty's Discipline Corporal punishment as a means of "im- prnvlnR the nilnrt and conscience" of Ihe unruly schoolboy ha.s been inciTnstnRly supRCStcd nf Idle. The other day It was urged by no less a personage than Britlan's Field Marshal Montgomery. "I was \vell beaten myself, and I am bettor (or It," he told an audience of schoolmen at Columbia University. "A Rood beating will) ;\ ranc can hnve a remarkable sense of awakening on the mind and conscience of a boy." The report of his address staled that "his audience responded drsl with laughter and then with applause." This may indicate Him, as educators, they approve his suggestion, at least "In principle " Like the famous Britain. they are deeply concerned with the "flow of hoolif.aus and criminals Into the world." There is much to be said ngainM corporal punishment. It is debatable Mwlher Ihe increase in hoodluistn and juvenile crime Is attributable to "sparing the rod and spoiling (he child."' Surely there have been other factors, such as a general deterioration of adult behavior seemingly Inseparable form the aftermath of wars. But il no other corrective can be found, corpolar punishment, in the schools as well as the home, may once more become acceptable, for lack of a valid alternative.—Richmond Times-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY If It (1956 presidential racei Is between (Adlai) Steveiiion and Eisenhower, I will i'!cnll.v support the general.—Gov. Robert KemiouiD.. La.). Is It my pleasure to Ihe Almighty thai Ihou »rl righteous? or ii it gain to him, th»t thou makest thy M'ays perfect?—Job 22:3. * * * Happy arc we it on the body of the resurrection *« can bear the (act with which victorous Christians leave the earth-Dufficld. # ¥ # Men scanning [he surface count the wicked happy; thpj> sec not the frightful dreams that crowd a bad man's pillow.—Tuppcr. Santa's New Role Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Despite Government Guarantees, No One Wants Foreign Investment WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Secretary of Stute John Poster Dulles hn.s just called aUcnUon to the rather surprising fact that U. S. government insurance guarantees to American business firms wanting to Invest their capital abroad haven't worked too well. The sad truth is that after four years' operations under this program, only (10 contracts have been made, They fjuai'milee American Investors in foreign enterprises npainst losses from expropriation iind guarantee the conversion of foreign earnings and cnpltnl into LJ. S. dollars. The total face value of the government liiianuUces on these GO contracts is only $48 million. How nil IhLs is can best be gauged, comparison with the total of U .S. private business investments : ibroiid. | U. S. Department of Commerce put.s the lolal book value of these nvestments nt $17 billion. This is fin increnso of $10 billion in the H years suu'e the end of World j \Viir II. The incrnase during the list. two years has been $1.5 billion mnually. EumiiiKs from these foreign in- ves Linen Is hnve been $2.2 billion initially, alter payment of SI billion in (uxe.s over the last four years. Over $700 million of the net earnings each year have been re- Invested abroad. And $1.5 billion a year, on (he average, has come back to the U. S. as clear profit, dividends and interest. All but two lentils of one per ernt of this hns been done pnu-tically without Government RU:Irunlet's of any kind. Time after time it has been said by private business lenders, testifying before congressional corn- mil toe.-,, that if the povrrnment could laiammee against loss- es from expropriation and inability to convert earnings, the volume of U. S. investments abroad would boom. The inference has been that if the private enterprise system could do this job, huge government foreign aid programs would be unnecessary. These guarantees have now been available for the last four years, but there have been few takers. The natural question is, why? Foreign Operations Administration officials in charge of this foreign investment insurance program are not discouraged by the refill Its so far. They attribute the relatively small showing to natural delays in getting a new thing going. Before any contracts cnn be made, it Is necessary for the U. S. government to negotiate an agreement with each foreign country Under this agreement the foreign government must promise to transfer to the U. S. government all assets of the American investor, in ease there is expropriation or a refusal to let earnings or capital be taken out of the country. So far, only 20 foreign countries have entered into these agreement.*;. Fourteen are in Europe. The others are Formosa, Haiti. Israel, Japan. Philippines and Thailand. None is in Latin America—a most revealing fact in view of the wail these countries put up that the United States won't do anything to help them. Last month FOA simplified its procedures for writing this insurance on foreign Investments. With I new practices in effect, as a result. of its experience with the program thus fnr. Charles E. Houston, chief] of the investment guarantee! branch of FOA, expects a big pick- '. up in business next year. j Under the program, each American investor doing business abroad pays a premium of one half of one per cent on the face value of his contract. In the last four year? over $1 million in premiums have been paid to the government for guarantees. And there have been no losses. This is an important point in favor of continuing-the investment guarantee program, whether FOA survives or not. The 60 U. S. companies that have participated In the program are widely diversified — automobiles and parts, chemicals and drugs, plastics, sewing machines, petroleum products, elevators, railroad equipment, construction machinery, building materials, hotels, home appliances, clocks and watches, soli/ble cofiee and zippers. Face value of the contracts runs from $17,000 to $14 million. This largest contract was with Standard Oil of New Jersey for petroleum refineries i n Italy. Their premiums will, average Sill.000 a year on estimated earnings of $1 million a year for 12 years. Blue-chip American companies that have seen fit to take out insurance on their new foreign subsidiary investments include Dow Chemical. Thomas A. Edison, Firestone. Ford, General Tire, Minneapolis - Honeywell. Singer, Morrison - Knudsen, Knott hotels Several U. S. companies like the program so well that they have taken out several insurance contracts on new enterprises. In this category are Otis Elevator, Mathieson Chemical for its E. R. Squibb i division. Raytheon, Godfrey L. Ca- j bot for carbon black and American Home Products for a variety ] of enterprises. | Ers/cme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Hollywood on TV: Television U frightening enough, but now a fellow named Charlie Douglas of the CBS- Hollywood engineering staff has Invented a "laugh machine" for TV comedy shows. It's an organ-like gadget that provides, seriously reports Daily Variety, "laughs to order from a tiny titter to crescendo of howls." CBS says it's the newest "advance" in canned laughter. I'm howling' already—with pain: The best ''advance" in the TV laughter department would be Shows FUNNY enough for REAL laughter. Television has too many gadgets already. Let's concentrate on the shows, men, before TV has to invent a machine that produces audiences. But at least Hubbell Robinson, a CBS vice president, can take a bow today. He's In favor of junking "third-rate shows, including repetitive quiz and panel programs with their outhouse innuendoes." Alan Wilson's idea for a new Christmas song: "I saw Mommy Kissing Pinky Lee." RANDOLPH SCOTT and George Montgomery both want to notch the TVersion of radio's "Gunsmoke" on their career gun stocks. . .Gene Sheldon told Army Archerd that television is the "moth medium" —eats up material . . . Director Bill Wellman's "This Is Your Life" guesting was further proof that Hollywood and TV are good for each other. AH those plugs for his latest film, "Track of the Cat." NBC has destroyed all photos of Jerry Lewis without partner Dean Martin "to avoid another !feud.' : . . .Greer Qarson has the TV urge . . .Video Alley says the "Medic" reruns will be labeled "Relapse. 1 Eva Marie Saint, the TV star whose only movie to date is "On the Waterfront," has begun to appear on the fan magazine polls Bing Crosby laid down the law. He'll do only two TV appearances in '55. One in the spring and another in the fall. Aside to Sid Caesar: Jack Webb thought your Dragnet satire was terrific. "Dateline Tokyo," a series show starring Dane Clark, is about to be sold under the Mickey Rooney Production banner ... TV director Serge Krlzman about all the private-eye shows: ''Isn't it about time we did something with the private ear—the psychiatrist?" BILL HOLDEN slipped it to me after his acting in "I Love Lucy." There was a box of pencils on the table the first day of tehearsal. But by nightfall they were all gone and, borrowing one from Desi to make a correction in his script, he asked: "By the way, what happened to all the pencils?" "Oh," said Desi, matter-of-fact- ly, "they're flll in Lucy's purse. She steals them. It happens every week. I explained to her once, 'Look, Lucy, this is our own company. We buy those pencils. You're stealing your OWN pencils." "All she said to me was: " 'Mind your own business/ " the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, iH.D. what these condition? are. Phlebitis is an inflammation of the Inside lining of the veins—generally the leg veins. This inny be as- swiatt'd with blood do us in.side these blood, vessels in which the condition is called thromboph- lebitis. Milk leg icnlled n!$o phleg- masni nlh:i doleiuO is a phlebitis of i\ p:\vnoulav vein uhe (rmovaU of the leg which causes a whitish elling of Hint limb. What causes these conditions? They may follow n blow or some other injury. Sometimes they develop after an infec-iion. an operation, or childbirth. At times they tart in without any obvious cause nt all. They can arise with surprising suddenness or develop yrndunMy. Most cases of phlebitis or throm- bophlebitis are rather acute nt the start. As in any other acute illness, therefore, rest in bed is desirable. If the inflammation involves n left vein, the leg is generally raised and heat is applied, all of these measures being aimed at reducing the inflammation and aiding the circulation. Other meth- ode—suet as injections—have been reported favorable. Sometimes h treatment is enough and rap- td and complete recovery takes since. Annoy hip ns acute r-*" ; -"'bi:Ls is at the time it is not a.s much of a problem as the chronic condition which often sc-ems to #o on .ntermimibly. It is about the chronic variety such as In Miss W.'s case, that most who write to me arc particularly concerned. Although a difficult problem at best, treatment is constantly improving. For exiimple the sulfa drugs and penicillin or its relatives fire often found helpful, lii addition It is al- ways necessary to search for sources of infection in such places as the teeth or tonsils. Small of X-rays are sometimes used. I Surgery has possibilities a$ it may j ( be advisable to tie or remove the : inflamed vein. j Prevention is even more important than treatment. Here real progress has been mncie and many | of those who would have had this | trouble a few years ago are now ! spared by such measures as early rising after operation and the giv- ( ing of germ killers before an op- ' ! eration which formerly carried i j special risks in this direction. ; Phlebitis and its relatives will: probably be less common in the : . future. j tract. You can make three diamond tricks if the suit breaks 3-3 by just giving up one trick to the king. You must hope that East has the king, ; of course, for West will defeat you with his long clubs if he can gain the lead. If the diamonds don't break fa- club fit the first trtclc results in defeat." Very true and very neat. If this gives you a good opinion of English bridge, you're on the right track. The English won the European championship last summer, and their team will come to New York on Jan. 9 to play against the American champions for the world title. In my opinion, the match will be the toughest an American team has ever laced. A department store Santa in Beverly Hills is still chuckling about It. Five-year-old Georgianna, daughter of Florence Halop of TV's Meet Millie, gave him her Christmas list, then whispered: "And be very good to Mommle 'cause she's on television." Lee Marvin, who costarred with Eva Marie Saint in "Rider on the Pale Horse," landed a big role with Vic Mature in Fox's "Violent Saturday." . . . Katy Jurado, the Mexican cutie, has a film series in her future. MITZI GREEN, sniffling with a cold, yelled for a stunt girl to re place her in a water-dunking scene for "So This Is Hollywood," in which she plays a movie stunt girl. All she got were cold shots after Director D:ck Bare comni n n'?'_l: "We can't have a movie *.*int girl doubling for a stunt girl." Filmusical makers may be gnashing their teeth over TV's Invasion of the dance, song and girly- girly routines, but Gene Kelly thinks it's great. Hoofing it up again in MGM's "It's Always Fair Weather," Gene believes television is the best incubator Hollywood's ever had for budding talent—a steppingstone to Hollywood's bigger salaries and bigger screens. "I've watched the TV work of choreographers I've never heard of," he told me, "and some of them are great. Eventually they will be in Hollywood, bringing their new ideas with them. Hollywood, not TV, will profit by their experience." Jackie Cooper nixed a producer- director-host a la Robert Montgomery at NBC. He'll stick to freelance directing and acting. 75 V*«rs Ago In Blyth* wHt— BIytheville society was entertained at a number of "open houses" on Christmas Day. Among these wera the affairs given by Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Little, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lynch, and .Miss Mary Spain Usrey and her brother, Max Usrey. Christmas vras celebrated by friends of Miss Sara Jo Little, Miss Prances Little and Miss Virginia Little at a dance given by the Misses dance given by the Misses Little at the Woman's Club last night. Mrs. Edwin Robinson entertained. the girls of her family at a luncheon Saturday at her home in honor of her daughter. Miss Charline Robinson, of Jackson, Miss., who spent Christmas here. YOUTH is the wonderful time of life .which only the young are strong enough to endure.—Boston Globe. LIZ— There must be fortunes In oil, because so many people have put one In and got nothing beck. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Hand Isn't Easy to Figure Out By OSWALD JAOOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hftnd comes from my good friend En-art Kempson. editor of on English magazine for bridge enthusiasts. "How should South plan the piny to Rive himself the best chance of making three no T trump after West has led the six of clubs. East has played the ace and returned the two of clubs?" This isn't the easiest hand in the world to play. You are sure of three spade tricks, two hearts, and only one club. Hence you need three diamonds to make your con- NORTH A A53 V9654 • 754 WEST 476 »Q1072 «62 + (39863 EAST *J9842 VJ8 « K 1098 +A3 SOUTH (D) 4KQ10 VAK3 » AQJ3 AK105 North-South vul. South Wf»« North KaM 2N.-T. Pass 3N.-T Pas! Pas« Pass Opening lead — 4 8 vorably (and, as It happens, they don't), you must find a way to take two finesses through the king of diamonds. How do you get to dummy twice in order to take those finesses? By the time that you have reached this stage in your thinking you are ready for the rest of Kempson'.s comment: "West is known to have five clubs as soon (is East leads the two of clubs to the second trick. Before that lead, however. South should have made the key play of throwing the king of clubs under the ace. "This enables South to get Into dummy twice, once with n club and once with » spade, and take two finessc.s In diamonds, thus making nine tricks. 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