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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 28, 1954
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PAGE SIX RLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 28, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIM NJEW8 CO. H. W HAINM. Publisher HARRT A. HAINM Idltor, Aialit»nt PublUhw FAUL D. HUMAK. Ad»ertUln« M»n*_er •o)* N»Uon») Adierttsint RtpreienUtlm: W»UiM Witmer Co.. He* Tork, Chlc«o, Detroit, AUuiU, Memphlt. Intend M tfcond cl« m«tt«r at the post- ofttw »t BlrtheTllle, Arkuuu, under «t o« Con- irw, October ». Itn. Himbtr of The Associated Prew 8DBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier terrlo U maintained. Me per week. Bj mail, within a radl« ol 50 mllee. »5.00 per yt»r. IJ.50 for six months. 11.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mill lone, 112.50 per year payable In adrancc. Meditations Tret not thyself because of evil men, neither tx *o« Mvloui at the wicked. — Prov. Z4:19. # * * Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the Influence of the evil eye. — Sannazaro. Barbs A scientist says there is 257,000 horsepower In a teaspoon of water. Aw, that's not water! » * * Ants may lire ai lonj u ten years—and ap-. ..parent!; In the aune cupboard. » * * Glasses improve some players' golf game, says an Instructor. He means those on the nose, not on the bar. # » * We wonder bow many udeH thlngi chewlnf flvn iMeaa frosn betaf MM. » ¥ * Whatever your position In life, take care of your h«lth. It doesn't care bow Important you ar< —or annoi. Behind the Camouflage How important the arming: of West Germany is to the Western defenses in Europe can be gauged from the noise of threats emanating from the Soviet Union since the French and Germans began debating the Paris pacts. Those agreements, of course, would bring West Germany into NATO and authorize the re-establishment of'Ger- man armed forces. They would give NATO sufficient ground strength to diminish sharply the prospects for the success of any suprige land invasion by Russia armie*. The Kremlin thoroughly understands this. It is one of many reasons why tlis Russians have been offering the free world soft talk for the past year and a half. They have been trying to put the West to sleep. The policy seemed to be paying off handsomely when EDC collapsed. But upon its crumbled structure rose the Paris agreements, with strong hopes that after some difficult hurdles are cleared, both France and Germany will ratify. So now the Soviet leaders have dropped their sweet words and are shouting tough language. Foreign Minister Molotov says the march of communism will go on, and will never be stopped. Furthermore, he warns that if the West Germans are armed then all hope of unifying East and West Germany is dead. And, of course, the Soviet Union has seemed to back up this threat by planning the "conversion" of the Kast German police force into a mechanized army. The latest in the series of threats came when the Soviet government threatened to abrogate its 194-i friendship treaty with France if France ratifies the London-Paris agreements "for rearming Western Germany. All this is quite revealing as to the true nature of our "peace-loving" friends in Moscow. Even the Bevanites in England must be slightly taken aback. But the threats, like the soft talk that went before, contain large elements of phoniness. Molotov implies that if the West Germans do not arm there is strong likli- hood of German unity. The truth is that Russia's terms for unification are now and always have been almost totally unacceptable to the West. They would merely insure that Germany would be either a helpless neutral or another satellite of the Soviet Union. Certainly the Paris pacts are on the assumption that a divided Germany will exist for some time. But that is not the West's fault. These agreements simply recognize a situation that was of Moscow's making, and is not likely to be undone while present world tensions continue. As for the "conversion" of the East German police, the fact is that they are an army now, Russia might indeed decide to beef them up if the Paris agreements take effect, but that would represent no basic change. The Bear has laid down the olive branch, which it always held rather slumsily, and is growling. To responsible free men who have never lost sight of his constant purpose of global conquest, his new aspect should prove neither sup- risingly nor frightening. They could always see behind the camouflage. Big Stakes Involved If there were not world-wide contest between the free nations and Russia tyranny, the United States unquestionably would support openly and vigorously the nationalist aspirations of the people of Cyrus, the Mediterranean isle off the shores of Asia Minor. Unhappily, that struggle is on, and so other considerations must intervene. The British, who rule Cyrus as a crown colony, have set up Middle Eastern headquarters there since their ouster from the Suez area. The United States believes it has a big stake in supporting Britain's strategic interests in the Mediterranean. More than that, to split off from a major Western ally at this time would be damaging to the basic NATO alliance, on which the whole defense of this country and Europe is founded. We cannot risk it. So, in our view, the Cypriotes on the island, 80 per cent of whom are Greek, will have to wait a while longer for the union with Greece which they ardently desire. W« must hope that they understand our decision is not In discouragement of their aspirations but in encouragement of the West's highest hopes for safety. VIEWS OF OTHERS Pick, Shovel, Please From Tokyo comes Word via a newspaper that "authentic" historical documents hnvc been discovered revealing the location of n $04 billion gold bullion cache. The Japanese are told by the paper, Sangyo Knizal, that if the Summltomo Metal Mining Company succeeds in nn effort to locale and dig up the treasure. Japan's money troubles will be kaput. Eighty per cent will go into the national treasury. The story of this Oriental "Break the Bank" involve* an ancient Japanese warlord who over ran much of Korcn, then was chased out by some Irate Ming dynasts nnd retired to Osaka. As happens to so many persons with Ill-gotten gullies this warlord began to develop ulcers worrying whether someone was going to boat him out of his trove. So he cleared ft sllvermine, filled it up with old gold, and then did away with everybody who'd helped him stash the cash. If the hunt comes off (and we won't lose sleep anticipating itt we suspect the current uranium- prospecting mania will seem dim by comparison. After all, uranium under law can be sold only to the government but in the world at large, gold still has its way.—Birmingham News. "IThinkl'Can" One of the literary mysteries of the century concerns the authorship of a children's classic about the little engine trying tti climb a slippery mountain to brliiR a load of Christmas toys to waling children in the valley. "The Little Engine That Could" became extremely popular especially In (he twenties and thirties when books fur children bewail to swell publishing lists. Arnold Munk of one firm tried to find out who hail written the book. He found Mable C. HniRg listed us the nutiior but she said she hadn't written the story. More digging threw In other names but none definitely. Mr. Munk finally decided that the story hab been told and retold through the 19th century In various forms and that there was no one writer. Perhaps the theme of the story is simply a universal one. Adults as well as children feel a glow of triumph when the chugging "I Think I can" turns at the crest ol the mountain to a victorious "I knew I could—I knew I could—I knew 1 could!"—Green Bay (Wls.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY If President Eisenhower cnn conclude a non- aggression pact with Sen, (William) Kuowland, and if we can find some means of peaceful coe- existence with a large segment of. his party, I think he will find us Democrats, easy to get along with.—Adlal Stevenson. * * * ' I am a Republican. And I intend to do my work against the enemies of my country Irorn within the Republican Party.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy denies he'll head a third party. # * * The CIO believes a guaranteed annual wage is economically sound and morally right.—CIO President Reuther. * * * The McCarthy (censure) debate served clear notice that one can no longer .speak in terms of K single, united Republican Party, but must now a speak m terms of the several Republican Parties. -Sen. Wayne Morse Und., Oie.i. One of the Modern Mysteries P»t»r tdson't Washington Column Charley Wilson Takes Time Out To Defend the Cooks of America WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson, olten scorched by having his off- the-cuff comments flare, back In his face, now shows signs of giving: ft second thought to how his remarks might be misinterpreted. He has been extremely conscious of this ever since his pre-election "hounddog" speech In Detroit. At a recent press conference. Wll-son SB Id Unit In the future he would devote more time to military research and development. "But don't get any idea that I don't have plenty to do," he added. "If I were triplets, I'm sure I could find plenty of work for all three of us." In the same conference he explained thfit the services were doing a better job of handling personnel. "When we get a scientist now," said Wilson, "we make sure he does work Tor which he is suited, nnd doesn't end up being o cook." There was a brief, awkward pause. Then Wilson added hurriedly: "Now don't get me wrong on that one. I don't have a thUift against cooks. They're just as Important as anyone else." Association of American Railroads has crashed through with the statistics that they will handle some five and a half billion pieces of Christmas mall during the month of December. That's the equivalent of 6000 trnlnloads. AAR says, "These 5000 trains, placed end to end. would stretch a distance of over 685 miles." The railroads have somehow figured out that the average piece of U. S. mall moves only 502 miles. But on this figure of five and a half billion piece* of Christmas mall. It averages out to 38 cards or gift* for every one of America's 165 million people. If you didn't send or receive thi* many, you're not average. C. F. Hood, president of U. B. Steel Corp., thinks that many of our troubles today are caused by failure to find the deep-seated causes. "We are much like the young lad who sat watching a movie where his favorite cowboy hero and the cowboy's girl friend were [suddenly surrounded by Indians," says Mr. Hood. "This boy was disturbed by the unfortunate turn of events. It seemed to him that his hero's situation was hopeless. Finally he turned to his companion In disgust and said, 'If he had kept his eyes on the Indians Instead of on the girl, this would never have happened.' " Marine Corps fears that the top Navy brass was In a big conspiracy to take control over the Leathernecks away from the Secertary of the Navy are now apparently allayed. The original report of this plot, which Inspired several senators to Investigate the matter, made out that the admirals wanted to put the M&rlnes. .under the chief of naval operations by giving him budgetary control over the corps. The action which removed the Marine Corps' fears on this score Is a new, unpubliclzed, "Department of Navy General Order No. 6." It was drawn up after a special study of Navy organization by Undersecretary Thomas 8. Gates. The new order is signed by Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thoma*. It states clearly in three places that the commandant of the Marine Corps shall be "directly responsible to the secretary of the navy for administration, discipline, internal organization, urrft training, requirements, efficiency, readiness and for the total per formanct of the Marine Corps." Benjamin F. Fairless, U. 8. Steel's chairman of the board, told a press conference In New York that: "Not even an angel can expect to do business these days without an economist, a public relations staff and a seeing-eye dog to guide him." To make his point clear, he told a story about the fence between heaven and hell, which blew down one day in a storm. This catastrophe led to considerable controversy. The Devil's lawyers Informed him that he was clearly liable for part of the cost of reconstruction. But his P. B. staff pointed out that any concession on his part would be regarded as a sign of weakness, and might even be construed as H gesture of good will. This, they said, would seriously damage his reputation in the community. So the Devil sat down and wrote his letter to the angels: " 'On advice of public relations counsel. I am pleased to inform you that repairs to the fence are no responsibility of mine.' "To which the angels, in due course, replied: " 'Having no public relations counsel, we agree to mend the fence ourselves.' " the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIV P. JORDAN, M.D. A concerned mother says that her little four-year-old gir. bus bud a fever off and on for six \vee-ks and that the illness is considered to be caused by a virus located principally in the bronchial tubes. She wonders what can be done to speed the recovery and wbethcr keeping the little girl in bed would cause the temperature to become normal. Although the information submitted is rather scanty there. Is nothing In the letter to make one suspect that this Is anything else but a virus infection ns the doc- ors have told the mother. It is quite possible that keeping the youngster quiet In bed would speed recovery somewhat, but this ip-and-down business and contin- lation of fever seems to be characteristic of a good many vngue .nfections probably caused by un- dentified viruses. There are, in fact, a number of curious conditions of, this sort which seem to spring up from time to time which are obscure is to cause and which yield poor- y to treatment. Often the symp- ;oms resemble those of mild in- luenza or "flu." In fftct IV is possible that A_- :acks of this kind are caused by the same virus which is responsible for more typical cases of nflucnza. Some virus disorders come with •emarkable suddenness and after a day or so Hie children seem to be entirely recovered. For this leason, it has so far been almos; impossible to really study them or to find out which virus Is responsible. The past 25 years have yielded great deal of inform at ton on nany of the virus diseases. There s, however, a Inns way still to no. Much more hn.* to be learned nbout the nature of the viru.->e_,, | the differences between the various kinds, nnd the .vestment of the diseases which they cause. Probably some viruses are constantly In us or on us but often they lie quiet without producing symptoms. There Is good reason to believe that this happens in some cases. Then under the stress of fever or some other stimulant to the virus, or weakening of the body, the viruses may start producing noticeable trouble. The vast majority of children who are attacked by these vague virus infections recover completely without any after effects. But the convalescence or recovery period is often distressingly irregular and slow. » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Beratt 7hit Kind of Bidding By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service There was nothing wrong with the bidding of today's hand even though South (ailed to make his contract against most defenders. South didn't want to open the bidding with one no-trump, even though he had balanced distribution nnd a count of 18 points, because he had a worthless dpubleton In diamonds. Most experts will risk bidding no - trump with • weak three-card holding, although they naturally prefer > stopper in each of the four suits, but they avoid opening In no-trump with a weak doubleton. South'.s weakness in diamonds was more than compensated, of course, when North bid ind rebld the suit. It seemed reasonable to suppose that North had at least eight points In high cards, so that the combined total was enough to yield a good play for game. South therefore jumped to game in no- trump. West opened the deuce of hearts and East put up tile king. South won with the ace of hearts and led 442 4>S3 NOBTH *S1 ¥109 « KJ988 J + AD4 WEST EAST AQ9C41 AJ10 VK843 «A.QS +J1087 SOUTH (D) 4AK87 »AQS » 107 + KQ3) North-South vul. gooUi Went North Cut ! £ P==i 1 * 1* Pan 2» ) N.-T. Pan Pui Opening lead— » 1 Past fans Pan the ten of diamonds, letting it ride for a finesse. Mast defenders would take the trick with the queen of diamonds, and the fat would then be in the fire. When the hand was actually played, the East cards were held by Sidney Lazard, well-known young New Orleans expert. Sidney refused the first diamond trick nnd thus paved -the way for the defeat of the game contract. South continued with another diamond, as good a play as any he could make, and Lazard won with the queen. Declarer was now out of diamonds and could get to the dummy once with the ace of clubs to set the diamonds up, but he could never ^et there again to cash (he diamonds. South could therefore make only one diamond trick, which gave him a lolal of only Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screens: Rosalind Russell, in rehearsal shorts, was sailing through the air bellowing a hillbilly tune. Two chorus boys caught her, flipped her on and off their backs, and then whirled her into a last tap dance. I caught myself disbelieving the whole thing. Rosalind Russell? The gal who played "sister Kenny"? The star of "Mourning Becomes Electra"? The same. She's a sonj-dance-and- clown kid now in a Las Vegas background filmusical, "The Qirl Rush." a celluloid followup to her Broadway musicomedy hit, "Wonderful Town." She sat down in a canvas chair on the Paramount rehearsal stage, wiped her brow with a towel, and said: "I'm having a ball. We'll kill the people—IF I don't kill my*elf." Shades of Betty Button. But it all started even before "Wonderful Town." While winning dramatic stardom, Roz had a side the public never saw. She was Hollywood's champion cut-up kid with songs, dances and funny sayings at private parties. Now they're putting production —and a tax — on something she once gave away for free. NICKY HILTON is saying it with mink to Terry Moore, who may surprise everybody by becoming the next Mrs. HiUon. It's a flameup of an old spark. . . . Pox is frowning on Marilyn Monroe's choice of after-dark bistros. Not the glamor dens. Jack Benny has slated "The Jack. Benny Story" for his CBS radio show. He'll play his own father, with Danny Kaye playing Jack as a boy. . . . The reports persist from London that Errol Plynn, despite his movie activity, is far from the good-health mark. Doctors appeared to be concerned too. .Script fun: Rock Hudson meets an aristocratic gent of the 1909 period who invites him to his home in U-I's "Tlacey." "I'm afraid you wouldn't ask rrte if you knew my profession," says Hudson. "What do you do?" glares the older man. 'I'm a dealer In » faro house," says Hudson. "Lord love you, son," say» the old boy. "I thought you were going to say you .were an actor!" DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, JR., and his former stepmother, Lady Sylvia Ashley, are cordial again. There was once a big feud between the two. Jack Lemmon, amateur song composer, told Janet Leigh on the "My Sister Eileen" set that he's written one titled, 'JThe Bottom's Dropped Out of Everything But You." .. . Frank Lovejoy turned down a long contract to spiel commercials at $2,000 per week on one of the most expensive live shows emanating from movietown. Edith Head, who designed Danny Kaye's frilly 12th Century costumes for "The Court Jester," is confessing with a blush: "They're more feminine than most feminine wardrobes." The film, by the way, is a com- eight tricks. Declarer would have made his contract If Lazard had won the first diamond. South would win the heart return with the queen and lead his remaining diamond to force out the ace. It would do no good to refuse the second diamond trick, since dummy would win It and would be in a position to lead a third diamond. The defenders would take two hearts and two diamonds, but south would easily take the rest, making the game and rubber. edy satire on al! of Hollywood's recent when-knights - were • bold films. Sample scenes: Danny losing his pant* while dueling with the villain and a troupe of midget entertainers capturing the castle. SHORT TAKES: Mitzl Gaynor will costar with Blng Crosby and Jeanmarie in a remake of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes." Bing and Ethel Merman were In the original film version. . .. Joan Crawford as a night-club hostess? It happens in Las Vegas April 8 for the opening of the new Hotel Riviera. Joan happened to accept the job for one night because of the pay-»10,00». A Detroit auto executive is sending roses to French cutie Gaby Bruyere. Obviously likes foreign models. TV-minded Republic studio i« dumping 27 of its bigger films, made between 1940 and 1948. into the home-screen market. Some of the town's brightest stars, including Susan Hayward, Alan Ladd and Eve Arden, are in the flickers. 15 Ytcrs Ago I* Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Black and Miss Ruth Butt will go to New Orleans tomorrow to attend the Sugar Bowl game in which Tulane and Texas A&M will play. More than 100 guests attended the Christmas dancing party given last night at the Woman'a Club for a younger group by Louis Lynch. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sherrick and son. Bill, of Fredrick. Md., art guest* of Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Wilson and family. Alvin Huffman and son, Prank. left Sunday morning for a 10-daf motor tour of Florida and Cuba. LITTLi LIZ— Many o politician hos mode Iht mistake of thinking he could start a landslide by slinging mud. Foreigners Leave France PARIS Ifl — Maybe it's the high prices, maybe Just the aftermath of World War n, but foreigners are moving out o! Prance. . New census figures show that the country's foreign population Is now only about 1,452,000 against 1,671,000, in 1946 and 2,454,000 a decade earlier. Paris, a city so many strangers like to visit, had 459,498 of them living here in 1931, but now has only 186,164. The French Riviera has had a similar experience. The Alpes-Maritimes district, which includes Nice, Cannes and Menton, h»s 41,594 foreign residents now, compared with 140,446 before World War n. THEY SAY it matters not who won or lost, but how you played the game—but we doubt whether most alumni feel that way about it.—Arkansas Gazette. 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