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BLTTHEYTLLK CARK.) COURIER HEWi THK COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINK0, Publisher HARRY A. HATNW, Assistant PubllltMT A. A. FRKDRICKflON Editor »AUL D. HUMAN, Admitting Manager Sole National Advertising Representatiw: WaUaos Wltmtr Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. .Entered as second class matter at the port- office at Blythevine, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October I, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in-the city of Blythevffle or any tuburuin town whert carrier service ii maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*; by mafl outside 50 mile aont. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that lovetti ot Id* brother.—I John 3:10. » * ' • To live is not to live for one's self alone; let us •help one another.-—Meander. Barbs If you're tied to your wife's apron strings, Dad, .at least be glad she's willing to wear one. * * * A stylist says all men are interested in clinffnf towns. And the longer they climb the better they Uke them. * * * Lollipops are a fovarite with the youngsters, •ays a candy maker. The little suckers! * •' * ' * ': Have you noticed how many golfers add up their Just before each drive? Tee totalert! * * * There's one advantage in being fat. You get a real penny's worth on the drugstore scale. Defeat of Coudert Rider Wise Move by Congress Congress acted wisely in defeating overwhelmingly the so-called Coudert rider which would have required congressional approval before U. S. troops could be sent to Indochina or anywhere else. Naturally the American public feels deep concern over the prospect of involvement in the Indochina war. But President Eisenhower has given repeated assurances that he would not get into war without action by Congress, just as he has promised our Allies we would not act without consulting them. If the President has said he would not act without congressional endorsement, then one might ask: What is wrong with casting this restriction into formal law ? .In this specific instance, there is a technical reason and a fundamental reason is that the proposal was offered as a rider, a mere appendage, to an appropriation bill. As such, it did not get the full-debate treatment warranted for a matter of prime constitutional importance—which this is. Fundamentally, the constitutional issue raised by the Coudert plan is whether the President is to retain his historic flexibility in foreign affairs and military matters. To tie his hands when instant retaliation might be required for the nation's defense could be perilous in an H-bomb age. If the Russians dropped a big bomb on New York, no sane lawmaker or citizen would want the President to wait for congressional action before dispatching American planes to the enemy's own heart The delay could be fatal. Furthermore, in the conduct of foreign affairs, the President and his diplomats need not only flexibility on maneuver but the ability to sow doubt and un- centainty among potential enemies. Representative Vorys of Ohio expressed the idea perfectly: "Telegraphing your punches is bad enough, But telegraphing your enemies you are not going to punch is even worse." There is no earthly reason, in other words, why we should tell the Russians what we are not going to do. So long as they think we might act, that prospect can serve as a deterrent. It is a powerful weapon in the hands of our diplomats. • , The 241 to 37 vote which the House rejected the Coudert proposal suggests *!mt th* wisdom of the President's con- •tttutional position was brought home forcefully to the lawmakers. For a Freer Partnership The Japanese Diet has now comple- ratification of the mutual deftnse ths> United States. That means we wife tae limited re- armament of the Japanese islands. The action constitutes an answer to Chinese Foreign Minister Chou En-lai, who recently called on the West to clear out of Asia and give up remilitarizing Japan. Most Japanese understand only too well what would happen to them if .they were left defenseless in the shadow of Communist China. It should be noted, however, that the approval given the treaty by the Upper House in Japan was something short of overwhelming. A great many members abstained. Observers are convinced the reason for this hesitancy is resistance to the continued dependency of Japan on the United States, both economically and militarily. Many Japanese have a feeling they are under compulsion. We can perhaps minimize some of this feeling by implementing the treaty with extreme diplomatic skill. But probably the best thing we could do is to assist the Japanese to find the path to greater independence economically. Only when they have that will they be likely to view any treaty arrangements with America as the product of international partners—equals—freely entered into as a matter of choice. Views of Others The Median Line, Erwin Canhom, editor of the Christian Science Monitor, told the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at its recent convention that the administration "ii more nearly balanced than any we have had lor more than 30 years." He means by that the simple fact, obvious to all, that the President hat followed the median line, or subscribed to the principal of Aristotole'i "Golden Mean." He has been saying from the day of nil nomination that neither extreme can be right, and that three is always a middle-of-the- road way which avoids extremes. Mr. Canham said that there is no disposition in Washington further to centralize authority, or to keep the government in a position in which it can act arbitrarily. The President it intent upon distancing, as far as possible, the tentacles of the federal power where these have interfered with individual or state rights. Business, the speaker said, has been admitted to partnership in the team. It is neither capable of commanding or profiting by government, but is protected in it* natural rights and confined to its legitimate sphere. This balance, Mr. Canham surmised, has produced the most powerful and universally satisfactory and productive economy the world has ever aeen. "Marxism ia no longer a valid criticism of captialism, if it ever was one. The problems that Marx thought he saw have been solved, and many more besides." It was Socrates who declared that in a just society each man and each group are best fitted, without fear of inteference or the danger or imposed controls. ~ This is what Mr. Canham seems to have in mind.—Lexington (Ky.) Leader. TV As A News Source What with controversy raging about the Army, and from time to time about other matters, it occurs to this paper than an increasing number of public figures are using television to make charges, explain positions, and so on. For many years newspapers were the sole means for such persons to get their messages across to people. Then came radio, which offered a new device. And today it is television. There is one reassuring aspect about all this for newspaper > folk, at any rate, and that is for days after ' such statements have been made, carried into a nation's living room, it seems to require the full facilities of the press to explain what was, or wasn't, said.—Birmingham (Ala.) News. .ooking For Monsoons The predictions that the monsoon season soon will slow up the fighting in Indochina give little consolation. One is reminded of the grandmother in the drought-stricken area praying, "O Lord, send an earthquake!" She said it was "anything for a change." But, actually, such a suspension of hostilities can only give them time for working out either agreements* for peace or for resistance to aggression.—Lexington (Ky.) Herald. SO THEY SAY If they draft me in the Norwegian navy, I get $85 a year. In the (U. S.) Marine Corps I got $86.50 a month. It they're going to take me into the Navy, I don't think I go back home. I just stay here. — Odd Askeland, 23, Norwegian seaman who wound up in the Marines after registering at a foreigner in New Jersey. » * »• ' It's about time we (U 8.) give consideration to withdrawing complete recognition of Russia. — Sen. William Jenner (R-Ind). * * * The aim of this Administration is that our boys should not have to fight any place in the world. — Viet President Nixon. * * * The only sensible way to cope with the situation there (Indo-China) is to train a native army .. . which «*n mett the Communists on . ths4r tw» straw. — to. ADes Eileoder (D-U). Grove Marker Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOO D— (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: :Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly can stop worrying, for the time being at least, about Tony Curtis' hop, skip and jump into the musical field as a movie sqng- and-dancc man. Reports are'coming through that Tony sings as well as either Gene or Fred, and shakes a mean hoof, too, in U-I's -'So This Is Paris," but he's undecided about a second musical scheduled for him by the studio. "First, I want to see the outcome of this," he says. "If it looks great, I'll do more musicals. If it's just all right, there wouldn't be .any point in pursuing it." Gene Nelson, who has a couple of big solo dance numbers in the film, taught Tony to hoof and says "People are going to be surprised." Ptfer Id son's Washington Column — Dependent on French Politics WASHINGTON —(NBA)— What comes out of the Geneva conference on peace in Indo-China is now analyzed in Washington as being more dependent on how France holds up on the home front than on the battle front. One of the great problems for he American and British delega- ions at Geneva is to keep the French spirit bucked up. The >rincipal argument they have to offer is that even the loss of Dien Bien Phu would not mean the loai f the war against the Communists. This is a battle for an isolated crossroads in a river vsflley. It is not even a, full-division operation, n either side. Under preair-age warfare, Dien Bien Phu would have alien long ago. It has been kept oing only by air supply. As Admiral Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the U. S. .Joint Chiefs Staff, has pointed out, the mili- ary loss of Dien Bien Phu would nvolve only a small percentage of French Union forces. Fortunately, there is believed to be less indication that the French Union and Viet Namese troops in 'ndo-China are ready to collapse ban the bulletins from Geneva would seem to indicate. The troops will apparently fight on until the French government home fronts in D aris and Geneva give way be- lind them. France's great trouble in mak- ng up its mind about Indo-China s regarded as a fear of the effect any settlement in that part of the world will have on the French posi- tion in North Africa. If France could pull out of Indo-China without losing Morocco and Tunisia, it would 'probably do so. One stabilizing r.ay of hope for southeast Asia is seen in the last- minute French grant of full independence to the Indo-Chinese native states of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia. It may have come too late to do any good. But French promises to make no settlement with the Communists that is not acceptable to the native Indo- Chinese governments is considered a good sign. Emperor Bao Dai has so far declared that he will make no settlement that will partition his country. This should effectively -stop any proposals to cut Indo-China in two at the 16th parallel, giving the northern half with its rich rice bowl to the Communists. Almost any of the suggested settlements must be considered superior to the idea of splitting Indo- China, as Korea was split. Among other proposals to be considered at Geneva are these: 1. Indian Prime Minister Nehru's plea of last February for an unconditional cease-fire, with both sides in Indo-China retaining their present military positions. "Once you start arguing about conditions," said Nehru, "there is no end." French Premier Joseph Laniel agreed to accept such a cease-fire in March, provided there was adequate guarantee of safety for French troops. He later specified that the Communists must evac- uate the Tonkin Delta, Laos and Cambodia and lay down arms in south Viet Nam. 2. The French and Russian proposals for immediately convening at Geneva a conference of up to 15 powers to negotiate a southeast Asian settlement. This has been given considerable support by President Eisenhower's speech to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. He expressed hope for peaceful settlement. 3. The Cambodian independent appeal to the United Nations to stop Communist aggression is given no chance. None of the major powers is willing to back it. Russia would veto it in the Security Council. 4. As a long-shot possibility to build up a Pacific alliance to resist communism, we must not overlook the Indonesian proposal for an all-Asian conference to be held in Jakarta in August. This would bring in India, Pakistan, Burma and the Arab countries in the Middle East. It would probably leave out the British, French and Dutch, as colonial powers. It would also probably leave out" the present governments of Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos. They are considered French puppets and not true representatives of independent nationalist aspirations in Indo-China. The main point stressed by the south Asia countries is that there can be no effective resistance to communism in this area unless it is based on true nationalism, free from all western domination. THE JAMES MASONS, who have a five-year-old daughter, .have made another date to rock the cradle. The stork's due in October .. .Dawn Addams, who crashed European royalty when she married wealthy Italian Prince Vit- tbrio Massimo in Rome, will continue her movie career. "Vittorio want* me to keep on acting," she wrote me recently, "but needless to say, my marriage will come first." James Whitmore told it on the "Battle Cry" set. His cook, an exponent of modern hep talk, set a cheese-baited trap for a marauding mouse. The mouse got. the' cheese but eluded the trap. Said the cook to Whitmore: : "That mouse is a real cat." Now that Marjorie Main has drawn up a will leaving her estate to the Good Samaritan hospital, I can reveal the name of the famed character star who picked out her coffin and arranged for her own funeral several months ago. It was Marjorie. home-town paper in New Jersey. "But I' mthtnking about quitting," he's telling it. "I'm getting mor* fan mail as a columnist than as an actor." ) Overheard at the Palm Spring! Doll bouse: "She's just an old-fashioned firl. She has 10 of them before dinner every night. Tennis champ Alice Marble is teaching Virginia Mayo how to smack the white ball over the net .. .High fidelity sound influence on songwriting:: Matt Dennis is singing, "HiFi Baby, Don't You Low' Fi Me." MGM filmed "The Student Prince" with Edward Purdom borrowing the singing voice of Mario Lanza. It worked for Larry Parks as Al Jolson, but Purdom says it wasn't an easy decision for him to make. "I was aware that it was a terrible risk and that it might kill me. Marie has such a big personality. It was necessary to make audiences forget the personality of the singer and see only the personality of the role: I'm still waiting to find out whether it was a mistake or not." 75 Vcwrs Ago fit f fytntvi/fi Miss Eunice Brogdon is able to out following a few days illness. Mrs. Theodore Logan and Mrs. Otis Shepherd went to Columbus, Miss, today to spend the weekend with Mrs. Shepherd's daughter, Miss Wynette, who is a student at Mississippi State College for Women. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer and son, Jack, will spend the weekend In Hot Springs. . the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Correspondents frequently ask me to explain the difference be- .ween various terms which they have heard, such as "nervous breakdown," "nerve tension," or 'nervous exhaustion." This Is difficult to do, because such names are often applied either to a true mental disease, or to some vague condition to which some other name cannot well be attached. Furthermore, two people with the same general type of mental disease are not necessarily equally seriously ill. Regardless of the name attached ;o a nervous breakdown or mental difficulty, the most important problem, as in many other human ailments, is to identify what is causing the difficulty. This is not always easy. The causes of many mental conditions are not thoroughly understood. Some of them may come from the heavy strains of modern life and the great mental tensions under which so many of us must wor ktoday. A few—but probably only a few —may be inherited. Mental treatment (psychotherapy), administered by brain spe- alists; rest, physical therapy (including hot or cold baths), harrd- craft, and shock treatments are often helpful and have brought thousands back to normal. Although much still has to be earned about causes, prevention and treatment of-the various kinds f mental diseases, progress is already far advanced and even bet* er results can be expected as the rentiers of knowledge are ad- aneed. Fortunately, many with mental llness will recover and find themselves quite normal again. Many of those who gp away for a whllt with a ntrvous breakdown come back to their family and friends entirely restored to health. Family, friends and neighbors should always be careful not to criticize. This applies to all forms of mental illness, particularly since the victim of one of these nervous disorders is likely to be extremely sensitive. One would not criticize a person who suffered from heart disease or an accident. t The person with any kind of a "nervous breakdown" or mental disorder is no more to blame for his or her condition than for any other disorder. The objective is to be helpful and sympathetic, rather than critical/ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Luck Is Vital Port In Winning Bridge When is f bridge player lucky? You might say that South was lucky in the hand shown today. His hand was good enough for an opening bid of one no-trump, and most players would be glad to settle on a hand of such strength as a steady diet. South was lucky, also, that his partner had a strong hand. The combined strength was enough for a slam in spades, hearts, or no- trump. North used the Stayman Convention first with his bid of two clubs, discovering that South had a biddable spade suit. The decision to bid the slam in spades was, however, doubtful. North had a count of 18 points and therefore knew that the com- bined count was 34-36 points. This was: enough to yield a fine play for slam at no-trump, in which South would not be at the mercy of a bad break in a single suit. West opened the jack of diamonds against the actual contract of six spades. East took the ace of diamonds and returned the suit. South won with the king of diamonds a£d led the king of spades. It will come as a blow to Chartton Heston, but C. B. DeMille now favors Rock Hudson to play Moses In "The .Ten Commandments." Rock's emoting in U-I's "Magnificent Obsession" did the trick... They're rushing through a Las Vegas nltery engagement for Sl- mone Silva, the doll who bared all In photograph* with Robert Mitchurn in Cannes. Preview flash: "The High and the Mighty" is in the "From Here to Eternity" league of transforming hit novels into hit movies. It's destined for high honors and mighty box-office figures, thanks to John Wayne, an all-star cast, Producer Bob Fellows and Director William Wellman. VIVECA LINDFORS, who divorced Director Don Siegel a year ago, is expected to wed novelist George Tabori before she arrives in Hollywood to costar with Jimmy Cagney in Paramount's "Run for Cover." . . . Zsa Zsa Gabor will be back in Hollywood in mid- May. Without Rubirosa, if you please. Movie villain Lee Van Cleef writes a Hollywood column for his however, he might have led a low trump to dummy's ace, which would put hi min position to lead the ten of spades through East's jack. Getting back to my original question, it's very difficult to say whether South was lucky or unlucky. He was certainly lucky to have cards that were good enough for slam, and he was lucky to have a partner who was good enough to bid a makeable slam with him. But all of this good luck was counterbalanced by the bad luck of having an opponent' who was good enough to talk him out of the slam. ' Some Drivers speed down the highways as if they were concerned about the fact that they are a little late for an appointment with death. —Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. A Keen student of the news it one who could meet either Aly Kahn or Porf irio Rubirosa and know which little woman it would be currently suitable to inquire about.—Richmond Times-Dispatch. Pome In Which It is Intimated That Country People Sometimes Have More Fun Than City Peoule: Persons "that we call bubolic Oft' are full of fun and frolie. —Atlanta Journal. He—How I '3 is your home town? She—Oh, about the size of New ork. But it isnt built up yet.— Greenville (Term.) Sun. A PERFECT HUBAND is the guy who can keep on singing in the shower room when, with his eyes full of soap, reaches for a towel and gets a nylon stocking instead. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. •NU* If all children got as much attention as %ome parakeets when learning to talk, the parakeets might not be regard* *H ** «tn all-fired smart. , NORTH 11 ' A A 10 9 4 ¥ AQJ74 48 *AQJ WEST EAST V8632 4J1097 48752 V95 4A653 SOUTH (D) 4KQ76 • KQ42 + K109 North-South' vul. South West North East 1N.T. Pass 2 A Pass 24 Pass 64 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* J It was at this moment that South encountered his first stroke of bad luck. East dropped the eight of spades on this first round of trumps. It was unlucky for^declarer that East happened to be Harold Ogust, well-known New York expert. When the eight of spades appeared, ' South reasoned that East either had no more spades at all, or had only the Jack left. He therefore took the second spade trick with the; queen of spades, hoping to guard against four trumps to the jack in the West hand. When South led the queen of spades, West showed out, and declarer realized that he had been tricked. East was bound to make a trump trick with his jack. If East had played a low trump when South led the king. South might have led the queen of spades from his hand anyway. Instead, Radio Actress ACROSS 1 Radio actress, Patricia —— 6 She also appears on 4 Summer (Fr.) 5 Diminutive of Leonard * 8 Huge tub 7 Follower 8 Obscure 9 Lamprey- catchers 10 Assault 12 Gives Answer to Previous Pu'zilt 11 Paused 13 Kind of sail 14 Arsenic (comb, form) {JS^ 15 Robs Kg*** 16 American 1 8 Suffix iT^ nte 5 ,21 Printing JZ Negative word mistak ' t JJ Scottish river 23 Heathens 20 Without 25 Affirmative 22 Onager votes 23 Saucy 26 Ancient Irish sssr* <•>"" 27 Cereal grain 28 Sack e V o c 5" f> B A * U E A p I" O BT T? i- 5 M E D O R * O T T ? 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