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tn BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUB BLYTHEVILLfi COURIER NEWS THE OOURHR N1WB GO. H. W. HAINia, PubUiher •AWRY A. BAXM18. Assistant Publish* A. A. fRBDRICKSON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertliing Sol* National Adrertisiaf Representative!: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago/ Oetrctt, Atlanta, Itenpfaii. Entered at second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviHe. Arkansas, under act of Con- frees, October t. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevffle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, JSc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. 15.00 per year, $330 for six months, $125 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone, $12.50 per year payable to advance. And Motes said onto his father In Uw, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God.—Exo- ISrlS. * * 9 He who bind* his s&ul to iaaowledge steals the r to heaven.—N. p. Willis. No women like gossip, says a woman's club president But all women love to listen to them. * * * Officiate of an Oregan town spray DDT to keep coin slot* clear. The meters must have been taken for a bu«y ride. A very appropriate salute to the dub spring folfer—good luck, ol* topper! In the beautiful spring days all roads lead to roan! Most fishermen catch the most in the early morn or just after dark—or when they get home. Not All Our Youth Deserve Criticism Probably no generation has caught quite the blast of criticism from press, pulpit and street corner as those persons who have been teen-agers through the past seven years. A rise in juvenile crime; a general loosening of the moral texture of an entire nation and indifferent parents have made the generation easy marks for criticism. However, although juvenile delinquency in Blytheville and Mississippi County still presents very real problems, we think another group has suffered by the steady din of complaint and we would offer a word in their behalf. We have reerences to that segment of our high school youth which, at least from all outward • appearances, is well- mannered, intelligent, poised and in general the very model of fine young men and women. Where the juvenile delinquent is a reflection on his enviroment, these other young people are a credit to their homes, churches, schools and institutions for the youth of this community. For every failure on the part of us adults, there are a handful of young men and women who attest to some splendid successes on the part of someone. Army Could Not Condone Charges Against Dickenson Originally, Cpl. Edward S. Dickenson was one of a group of more than 20 American soldiers held prisoners by the Communists in Korea who declared their intention to stay with communism. Later he changed his mind and asked to be repatriated. Thereafter the Army court- martialed him for allegedly collaborating with the enemy. Dickinson has now been ordered dishonorably discharged after he serves 10 years at hard labor. His case is, of course, subject to automatic review by an Army board and the Secretary of the Army. If the verdict is upheld, Dickinson's attorneys said they would carry the matter to the U. S. Court of Military Appeals. It is important to understand what Dickenson is charged with. He is not accused of yielding to extreme physical or physological pressure frorn the enemy, as was Col. Frank H. Schwable of the Marine Corps, <who along with more than a dozen others signed a false con. fession that he had taken part in germ warfare. Dickenson is accused of willing collaborating with the Communist enemy over the two and a half years he was a priaontr. Furthermore, he is specifically chart*! with informing to the Reds on a ftllow^pnaoner who was planning to escape. t That man, Edward M. Gaither, told the court-martial last month that after he confided his escape plan to Dickenson he was brutally beaten by the Communist and put before a mock firing squad. We Americans do not expect all our young men who are called to service to display equal fortitude and moral fiber in the face of the trials of war. We know the strain of combat or of prison life will prove too much for some, and they will break physically or mentally. The pressures can be frightful, and we wso sit in our comfortable homes thousands of miles from the scene must strive to compassionate as we contemplate the frailty of some men. Nevertheless, neither we as a people nor particularly the Army as our instrument of defense can condone willing cooperation with the enemy for the obvious purpose of easing the personal hardships of war. An army which takes no punitive action against such a free-handed breach of discipline cannot hope to be a tough and effective fighting force. Views of Others Raffles and Bingo Raffles and bingo games conducted for civic or charitable purposes are now legal in almost all communities of New Jersey as a result of special local option elections held along with the primaries there last week.. The vote for legalizing this minor gambling for worthy causes was overwhelming. A* a result these causes will have an easy popular agencies will have ironclad control over operations previously conducted on a widespread scale on the sly. The newly approved law sets up a state Legalized Games "of Chance Control Commission. It permits raffles and bingo'games to be run by civic, charitable, religious, veterans, and volunteer fire organizations and no others. Any such group wanting-to run a game must register with the commission and get a certificate. It takes thi* certificate to the local city or town hall, provided the community has okayed such gambling, and gets a specific license for the particular game. The bingo law limits prizes to $250 for a single game and $1,000 for an entire session. Players must be over 18, and games may not be run where liquor is sold. And all of the net proceeds must be devoted to a charitable or other worthy cause The raffles law is similar but limits prizes to merchandise with a value not exceeding $5,000. Provision is made, however, for a special type of raffle called 50-50; this is sort of a lottery with cash for prizes in which the operators keep half and pay out half of the proceeds in prizes. Is there anything wrong about raising money for for a worth-while civic cause through a raffle or a bingo game? There are many good people in every community who do not think so. Most of the evils complained about in such activities spring- from the fact of the illegality. When they have to be conducted on the sneak, there is an invitation for sneaky characters to get mixed up in them and one unsavory condition leads to another. But legalized such games of chance as New Jersey has done and hedge them with restrictions that insure their proceeds going where they' are supposed to go instead of into the pockets of racketeers, and they can be a useful tool for civic benefits.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. It Won't Hurt It's a painful subject, but let's—ah—drill in. A research project undertaken by the National Bureau of Standards and the U. S. Air Force Dental Service shows that the "bounce" of the dentist's drDl may cause oral vibrrtions long connected with pain in tooth overhauling. Why? Well, sir, high-speed motion pictures prove that only a few of the blades in the drill do the cutting. The others go rat-a-tat-tat like a hammer. Only recently the misery of the molars was blamed on the "heat" of the drill. Now it's the bounce, from too-dull cutting edges. So, we'd say if it isn't one thing it's another. "Pain is life." said Charles Lamb, "the sharper the more evidence of life," The Philosopher will take consolation in the fact that it's good to be alive. Or is it? OPEN WIDE, PLEASE!—Asheville (N. C.) Citizen-Times. SO THEY SAY One indisputable fact is that the Communist are after the church—your church nad mine. Today the church and school are among the top targets of the Communist apparatus in the U. S. —Dr. Daniel Poling, Baptist minister. * * * If your opponent calls you a liar, you don't deny it. You call him a horse thief. — Defense Sec/etary Wilson on political squabbles. * * * I'd find myself with five or six cigarets going when I was talking in a meeting or thinking about what I was going to say. So that was one reason I gave up smoking. — President Eisenhower. Sir, I didn't notice that you (a reporter) came in with your spurs on. — New Sen. Eva Bowring.- Nebraska ranchwonman, holds first press conference. Neither Congress nor the people know what the policy (toward Indo-China) is or whether there is a policy. The Congress and the people are confused because the Administration seems to be confused. — ten. Warren Magnuson (D-Wash.) The Agrarian Reformer Tills the Soil Ptttr Id son's Washington Column — China's Chou and America's Robertson Have Clashed Before WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The Geneva peace conference again brings face-to-face, as adversaries, Chou En-lai, Chinese Communist premier-foreign minister, and Walter S. Robertson, U. S. Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern affairs. At the end of World War n, Robertson was U. S. commissioner at the executive headquarters of the Marshall Truce Commission in Peiping. There, the principal Communist he had to deal with was Chou En-lai. The two men came to know each other very well, and each gained a wholesome respect for the other's abilities. There are two sharply conflicting versions of what kind of a man Chou is. The more favorable view is that Chou gained a great respect for Gen. George Marshall during the truce commission days. There was a time, according to one source, when Chou was almost won over to accepting the American point of view on unification of China and an alliance with anti-Communist forces. This period of collaboration ended when General Marshall came back to the U. S. as Secretary of State. The other view of Chou is that he is a completely dedicated Communist. Acting under the Communist principles of ethical conduct, he will lie, cheat, steal and condone mass murder, starvation and torture to attain his objectives. On several occasions, he double- crossed General Marshall outrageously. Brig.-Gen. Carlos P. Romulo of the Philippines gives this explanation for why India's Prime Minister Nehru behaves the way he does: "Put yourself in his place," says the general. "He knows that the U. S. will never attack or invade India. He isn't sure of what Soviet Russia will do. It might order a sneak attack on India some night. So it is only natural that Nehru would appease Russia, which he does fear ,at the risk of not appeasing the United States, which he does not fear." The Eisenhower administration has another potential Astin case in the shabby treatment and summary dismissal given to Federal Housing Commissioner Guy T. O. Hollyday. The action was taken on the recommendation of Housing Administrator Albert M. Cole without any explanation, without any knowledge on Hollyday's part of what the charges against him were and without any opportunity to explain his action. Dr. Allen V. Astin, head of the Bureau of Standards, was somewhat similarly fired by Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks. But scientists rallied to support Dr. Astin, and he was reinstated. What Hollyday needs, to get vindication and his job back—if he wants it— is some well-organized support from the housing and mortgage banking industry. Mr. Hollyday's real trouble was that he was "too nice a guy." He had visited most of the 75 FHA field offices and replaced 45 office heads. But he gave them all time to find other jobs. But the golden rule backfired on Mr. Hollyday. He wasn't done by as he had done to others. The number of Americans affected by cancer may be expected to increase by about 50 per cent in the next 25 years, according, to a U. S. National Cancer Institute survey. Two reasons given are the increase in population and the increase of older people. In 1940 the number of new cancer cases in the U. S. was 380,000. In 1950 it was 479,000. Projections indicate that it will be 656,000 in 1965 and 753,000 in 1975, with over a million cases under treatment in that year. Adm. Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, used his "retrospecto- scope" the other day to recall an experience with the late Sen. Smith W. (Wildman) Brookhart of Iowa. This was back in 1933, shortly after Senator Brookhart was defeated for re-election. Strauss was in the investment banking business in New York then. Into his office one day came Brookhart and a friend with a shiny, long mahogany box containing a new model infantry rifle. What they wanted Was a loan to bufld a factory and finance the manufacture of the rifles. Mr. Strauss shook his head. "Senator," he said, "I would rather not be in business than to engage in financing the manufacture of anything to kill people with." Good cooks play an important part in maintaining .airline safety, according to Civil Aeronautics Administrator F. B. Lee. Speaking at the air safety forum of the Airline Pilots Association, Lee observed:: "I've heard it said that the most significant factor in a safe flight is how well a pilot's wife cooked his breakfast eggs. If this is true, you must have married excellent cooks, because the safety record of our scheduled airlines is one of steady improvement." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Among the challenging mental disorders with which we are sometimes faced is a condition known as "hysteria." This should not be confused with the condition meant by the expression, "don't be hysterical.' ' The latter condition occurs when some person becomes emotionally upset, laughs, or cries too hard or has an uncontrollable fit of rage. Hysteria, from the medical viewpoint, is something quite different. The patient with true hysteria has disturbances in sensation, perhaps convulsions, or is unable to move certain muscles. Such symptons, however, are not caused by a recognizable disease of the nervous system, like a brain tumor or polio. In hysteria, an attack of convulsions may be started because of some emotional situation. The convulsions allow the victim of hysteria to escape from a difficult situation. Of course, not all convulsions are caused by hysteria, and they must be distinguished from the convulsions produced by epilepsy or other nervous conditions. Loss of power over muscular movement caused by hysteria may occur in almost any part of the body. It is important, but sometimes difficult, to make a correct diagnosis. In this form, as in other forms of hysteria, the probable cause is an unconscious attempt to develop an excuse for not facing a difficult situation. The change in sensation often present In hysteria is a most, interesting condition. The ability of some part of the skin to "feel" is generally lost entirely; a pin can be stuck deep into that area without causing any pain. The treatment of symptoms of true hysteria is often difficult. The cause of the mental strain must be sought and studied. Gradual persuasion and reeducation is helpful for some, but other methods must be used on' many occasions. The successful treatment of hysteria is a challenging problem. Like with the other mental disorders, the ultimate aim of research is to find out more about its causes, so that it can be prevented or promptly treated. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Figure This Hand— Get Expert Tag Today's hand comes from the friend and associate Alfred Shein- i wold. Most of the hands in this series are fairly simple, but today's hand would test the skill of even the greatest players. Sheinwold admits that the hand is overbid. A final contract of six spades would he far more reasonable. Nevertheless ,there you are at seven spades and it's up to you to make it. When East discards the nine of hearts on the first trick, you realize that he has thirteen red cards. You can be fairly sure that he has seven hearts and six diamonds, both from the bidding and from the fact that he chooses to dis- card a heart first. In short, you know the location of every card right from the very first trick. Nevertheless it's no cinch to make seven spades. A crossruff will not succeed, since West will sooner or later get a chance to overruff. South must draw three rounds of trumps and set up one of the red suits. The trouble is that East will save whichever red suit declarer tries NORTH 10 WEST, 4 1098 AK7432 V A 10 7 6 3 4 None *A74 EAST (D) A None *5 VKQJ9842 • 62 4KQJ1075 4, J 1093 5 32 4None SOUTH 4k A Q J 6 5 V None • A 9843 4>KQ6 Both sides vul. South West North 2* Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> «J 3* 4 • 5V to establish. The solution to the problem is to make East commit himself before you decide which red suit to set up. You win the first trick with the king of clubs, take two rounds of trumps with the queen and jack, cash the queen and ace of clubs, and then lead the king of spades from dummy. At this moment, East has. four cards in each of the red suits. He must make a discard and therefore must reduce to three cards in one or the other of the red suits. If East discards a heart, you allow the king of spades to hold. You then cash the ace of hearts. MONDAY, MAY 10, 1954 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD APPLE VALLEY, Calif. — (NEA)— It's in the California history books that Kit Carson scalped his first Indian when he caught him stealing a bottle of steak sauce, or something, during a wagon train steak fry and square dance frolic here a hundred years ago. It was the first and only hair- raising event in this scenic and peaceful Mojave desert valley until Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis camped here overnight to premiere their latest Paramount movie, "Living It Up." Old Kit's achievement can now be forgotten. Apple Valley, already famous for its mushroom growth in six years, will be talking about the famous Martin and Lewis expedition for the next 100 years. There were no lost scalps, but several Apple Valley Inn waitresses are being treated fcr nervous disorders after meeting zany Jerry in the flesh. Newt Bass of the inn (he also owns the valley and the golf course) hosted the affair and helped everyone live it up. He may not to mention all the signed checks, but it w.as obvious he had the time of his life. So who's going to get mad just because he hid his little, old, private airplane from Jerry's roving, prop-minded eyes? Paramount dreamed up the champagne-spiked hoedewn for 70 members of the Hollywood press and men of the George Air Force Base near here. BUT IF Dean and Jerry were ready to scalp each other because of a personal feud, as the smoke signals insist, I'm nominating them right now for the best-acting performances of 1954. Helping the press live it up for two days and nights, they laughed it up in palsy fashion at a big desert steak fry: on the bandstand of the Apple Valley Inn; beside the pool and at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dean's disappearance just before the premiere at the George Base was the only indication that things have changed with them. It was explained that Dean is facing a minor operation for an irritating ailment and he craved peace and quiet. After the first night's revelry, no one blamed him. BUT HE missed the chance to hear John Charles Thomas singing off key for the first time-in his life.. The press boys and their wives, in a gay mood, blended voices in .a songfest on the bus ride to the premiere at the Air Force Base, Thomas, who has a home in Apple Valley and who was Paramount's gest at the premiere, Been Working on the Railroad," "Smiles," and "It's a Grand Old joined in on such hits as "I've Flag." The singing star, I'm unhappy to report, was the only one off key. He could have been the only one on key, of course, but he politely didn't mention it except to say: "That's the WORST singing I ever heard in my life." BUT EVERYTHING else about ruff a heart, get back to dummy by ruffing a diamond, and ruff one more heart. Now the North hand is completely established. If East, instead, discards a diamond on the king of spades, you must overtake with the ace of spades! This enables you to lead the ace of diamonds and ruff a diamond in dummy. You get back to your hand by ruffing a heart, ruff one more diamond, and then have the entire South hand established. Either way, you can establish one hand or the other. The vital point is to be able to win that sixth trick in either hand, depending on East's discard. this Hollywood junket to Apple Valley was on key, including "Living It Up." It's the best movie Martin and Lewis have made. There's a plot (it's based on the Broadway hit, "Hazel Flagg," which w.as based on the movie "Nothing Sacred") and Jerry's clowning, basfd as usual on Jerry's howling talents. Dean sings several hits, including "That's What I Like," and there's a slick performance by Janet Leigh in a dazzling wardrobe. And there's also Sheree North in a jitterbug dance. Wow! A TWO - LEGGED H-bomb, Sheree just about shakes the paint off the ceiling and herself off,the screen. There's been nothing like it on celluloid since the earthquake in ; 'San Francisco." Her "dance" in the film left two jet pilots in the audience blacked out, the Cal Tech seismograph needle broken, and three movie censors on the floor after being tossed out of bed in Hollywood 98 miles away. "Shaking It Up" might have been a better title for the picture. Best gag in the film: : Jerry passing an Indian and flipping: "Hi, Shane." Irene Dunne's "Sister Veronica" for TV Screen Gems is a trial balloon for a whole series about a nun in charge of a big hospital. If her fans like the idea, Irene will make more films. Rita Hayworth's father 'has taken display space on bus stop bench* es all over Hollywood for his dancing school. The ad reads:: "Eduardo Cansino—Father and Teacher of Rita Hayworth." 75 Ytari Ago In */ythev///< Mrs. I. R. Johnson is spending this week in Memphis where she is attending carnival festivities. A spring theme was carried out in the decorations where Mrs. James Terry entertained members of the ADC Club at her home. She had as guests Mrs. Renkert Wetenkamp, Mrs. Ben Harpole, Jr., Miss Carol Lauderdale and Miss Anita Strackle. Mayor and Mrs. Marion Williams are in Memphis today to attend the annual Mayor's luncheon given annually in connection with the Cotton Carnival. MRS. PETROV, saved by Australian police from being taken back to Russia and possible imprisonment or death, was "kidnapped" according to the Communists. In the Red evrsion of the fairy tales the decadent Prince Charming always kidnaps the fair maiden from the jaws of the kindly old dragon who merely wants to devour her.—Mattoon [111.) Journal-Gazette. If Senator McCarthy was really shocked at the news of telephone calls to the Army Secretary in Washington being monitored, then he never was a subscriber to a party line chone in the country. 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