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BL-YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1954 TU BLYTHEVDLLE COURIER NEWS IB OOD1U1R N1W.8 OO. E. W EAIMM, Publisher •AHRT A. HAINBS, Awlftant Publisher A. JL FR1DRICK80N Editor PAUL D. KUUAN. Advertiaint Ittoater •tie Haemal Adrertteini WftU*ae Wlfeaer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Alton**, Mwnphia. fetertd M aecond claaa matter at the poet* at Blytbevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- October t. 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in tht city of Blytbeville or any eubwban town -when carrier service is maintained, He per week. By mail within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per fMr, $230 for six months, $155 for three months; or mail outside 50 mile lone. $13.50 per rear payable to advance. Meditations We are confounded, because we have heard re* : thane hath covered oar faces: for- strang- eom« Into sanctuarie* for the Lord's Jeremiah 51:5L * * * anything is spoken against you that ta not true, do not paae by or despise it because it k fab*; but forthwith examine yourself, and con- aider what you have said or done that may ad- xmnfeter a just occasion of reproof.— Plutarcr. A California man was ordered to sell his horse to order to pay alimony. That's one way to trot out Hie dough. We're often wondered if Ud« prefer to •torn (kwn or storm doora. * * * Jt depend* on how many children a man has, how mmr reasons there are why he can't do ottfee -work at home. » * * Aa IHinofe woman asked for divorce because b«r hwband would never take her folfins;. He it Ma» the rout* stu/f . Wealth is a diiease, says a writer. And the income tax collector is the doctor. • Nehru Still Living in Past In Minimizing Red Threat Overshadowed by the Geneva conference, the recent meeting of Asiatic nations of Colombo, Ceylon, nevertheless produced some developments of paramount importance for the free world. Above aH, it wa* demonstrated that fed**, for aH it* pretentions, does not in fact lead the Asiatic countries. Prime Minister Nehru came to Colombo with two special interests: a six- pomt plan for a settlement of the Indochina war and a determination to avoid offending the Communist powers, particularly Red China. In neither case did he get the support he expected from the other nations. His Indochina plan was approved in a greatly watered down version. The conference statement on communism also-represented severe compromise. Only Indonesia, whose government operates with Communists support, stood with Nehru. The final declaration warned off from Asia "Communist, anti-communists and other agencies" which might seek to establish or maintain domination over any nation. Nehru did not want any condemnation to include "friendly" powers like Communist China. All the prime ministers present were agreed that colonialism was a bad thing and must go. But three of them, the leaders of Pakistan, Ceylon and Burma, also agreed that communism is at least an equal threat to their freedoms. As Pakistan's Prime Minister Mohammed Ali put it : "We can rid ourselves of colonialism but any country that is overrun by communism may be lost forever." Nehru is of course governed largely by national considerations when he urges "no offense." China, now the full master of Tibet, sits on India's northern border. But the tragedy of his policy is that it is shortsighted. It fails to point to the Indian people and other Asiatics that communism is actual practice is far worse than any colonialism the Asian countries now experience or have ever known. Nehru is no friend of communism, as witness the severe measures he has taken against the party and its adherents in m's own land. But he still does not measure the menace in its full meaning for Alia and the world. Having come through the political wars that brought India freedom from tht colonial yoke, he cannot forget the Wtit'f lint of the past. He cannot bring himself to dwell upon the greater terrori of tht pr*Mnt. i Nice and Comfy Indications are that the Democratic Party of Turkish President Celal Bayar has won an overwhelming victory in the elections for membership to the new assembly. This repeats the party's smashing triumph in 1950. The news is good for the West, for Bayar and his party have been firm friends of the free nations and seem sure to continue to be. It hardly needs repetition that Turkey is one of the stoutest links in the anti-Communist chain strung from Scandinavia to the Middle East. The Democrats evidently won upwards of 500 seats out of a total of 541. Our own party leaders must lick their lips in envy at that kind of a working majority. President Bayar ought not to be anticipating trouble in putting his nevt programs across. He could probably muster a winning margin even on Sunday. Views of Others Pride Of Texas A new claimant has appeared for the title of the fastest growing American city. Chicago once boasted this distinction, and in recent years, Los Angeles. In the latter case extensive annexations have helped to swell the population. Now Texas, which always does things on a big scale, presents Houston for the title. Between 1930 and 1950, Los Angeles tripled her population. Houston went even further and quadrupled hers. The 1950 census established Houston as the largest city in the South, passing New Orleans, and the 14th largest in the nation. Unfortunately balance has not grown' along with growth. The Associated Press quotes a local paper as saying, "Amiasmic fear of Communism has permeated the city." City schools banned essays on the United Nations because the subject was "controversial," and as thoroughly American a group as the Society of Friends was attacked by irresponsible local zealots as harborers of Communists. Perhaps intellectual gains have not gone fast enough to keep pace with the material progress. Sometimes a city, like an individual, needs to stop a minute, see where he is going, and change hi§ direction to include both aims.—Rocky Mount, (ff. C.) Telegram. Worth The Cost Almost overnight, the stockpile of atomic bombs built at great cost by the United States it obsolete. Except as ammunition for atom-firing cannon, or for tactical air support, the atomic bomb has been rendered too puny for strategic use since the birth of the H-bomb. Yet the atom bomb's role in holding back a third world war was worth all the billions it cost. Now is the hydrogen bomb con render the same deterrent service, it* development will not be in vain. And the cobalt bomb, said to be the ultimate in destructive force and on imminent development, would take over as the war deterrent of the near future. So long as we are ahead or at least abreast of these developments, they have proven effective in keeping a general war away during the atomic era, and they should do as well in hydrogen and cobalt eras.—Tallahassee (.Fla.) Democrat. Reduces Blood Pressure .Now we are told they have found an element in the leaves of rhododenron, calculated to reduce high blood pressure. It will not be surprising to those who are familiar with rhododendron, and have experienced the tranquility sensed by those who are able to retain into the places of shade and shadow where it grows. Rhododendren grows on northern exposures, likes to border a stream flowing through such nreas seeks elevation, shelter from the direct rays of the sun and away from the winds. In bloom it diverts the beholder. Just walking into a rhododendren arbor will reduce your blood pressure.—Spartenburg (S.C.) Herald. Cause for Rejoicing The Press-Chronicle welcomes any and all evidence that the cost of government is being cut. Therefore, we are happy to relate that money is being saved on money itself. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has cut one third off the cost of paper used in dollar bills by printing the bills 18 to a sheet instead of 12. Now is some efficiency expert 'will only figure a way to get them in our pocketbook in the ratio of 18 to 12 our happiness will know no bounds.— Johnson City, (Term.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY All of these charges (against me) are false, untrue and malicious and must have been known to be false and untrue by Senator McCarthy when he made them. — H. Struve Hensel. # * * The truth is that where President Eisenhower would like to lead this nation and where he will be able to lead it are two quite different things. — Sen. Thomas Hennings, Jr., (D-Mo), * * * You ain't learning nothin' when you're talkin'. — Sid Richardson, wealthy Texas oil man. * * * The only threatening calls I get are from crackpots. I do not answer the door with a gun in my hand. I did buy Jeanie (Mrs. McCarthy) a Doberman Pinchcr which is well-trained. — McCarthy. He's Gonna Make Up His Mind Any Time Now, Folks ' / Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Only Way US. Can Recover FHA Swindle Money Is By Taxation WASHINGTON—(NEA)— Here's a government daisy chain to follow. It concerns the old "section 608" Federal Housing Administration scandals now being investigated by Congress, the FBI and nearly everybody else. There was nothing illegal about any of the profits reaped by multiunit housing developers under this law. They merely built their projects for less money than the amount they borrowed to finance the operation on a government guaranteed mortgage. They pocketed the difference as a windfall profit. The government has no chance of jetting any of this money back. But the government can collect income taxes on these profits. If the government collects only capital gains taxes on these profits, t will get only 26 per cent of the vindfall. If the government can col- ect straight corporation income taxes on the profits, it might get 52 per cent or more of the windfall. If the builders had not made these profits — now estimated at $65,000,000 on 1149 projects — the government would not have been able to collect any taxes on them at all. The U. 8. Dairy products price- support program completed a cycle of silliness the other day. That was when Department of Agriculture announced still another program to offset the bad effects of all the other programs now in effect. As everyone knows, the govern- ment now supports dairy prices by purchasing surplus cheese, butter or butterfat and dry milk solids. These are the only forms in which perishable milk and cream can be safely stored for considerable periods of time without spoilage. Having broken down the whole milk into these surplus by-products, with which nobody has known what to do, the government now proposes to facilitate exporting some of them for putting back together in the form of substitute whole milk. Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson has given Congress some new facts on the Korean ammunition shortage, which was a major scandal in 1952. One investigation disclosed that a certain type of shell which was critically short in Korea had been stockpiled in the U. S. to the extent of three million rounds. It was an error in accounting. When copper got short in the U. S., it was decided to make 105- mm. shell casings out of steel. This had an added advantage be cause steel casings could be reloaded and reused five times. This salvage plan would have worked out fine, Secretary Wilson reported, except that the officer in charge of the port in Korea wasn't told of it. On his own responsibility he decided that the 105-mm. steel casings should not be return ed to the U. S.. and he ordered them smashed up. that the 300,000 American troops now in Europe have 1200,000 dependents—wives and children—living with them. Txt addition to the high cost of housing all these people, educating the children and providing medical care, there is the larger problem of their security in case of war. It -is estimated that It would be just as costly to evacuate these civilian dependents as it would be to send five divisions to Europe. A monitored radio broadcast from Tokyo recently reported that rain falling in Niigate after the H-bomb tests emitted radioactivity at the rate of 141 Giger count* a minute. The announcer said a spectro- analysis of the rain would be made to see if it contained uranium. If it did, it would indicate that the bomb blast failed to undergo complete fission. In another broadcast, it was reported that plants became discolored and withered during a rainfall. The broadcast closed with the encouraging note that people should not worry abo^jt absorbing radio- acitvity to the extent recorded from the rainfall. But they were arivised to "keep from getting wet." Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee reveals May 16 will mark an important milestone in the development of educational television in the U. S. On that date there will be six educational TV stations on the air— Houston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, East Lansing, San Francisco and Madison. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Several correspondents have recently requested a discussion of roundworms. These are a kind of parasite of which there are almost uncountable numbers, many of which are quite harmless to us. Sevearl roundworms, however, can cause trouble to human beings. One of these is responsible for the disease known as trichinosis which has been discussed in other columns. I the spread of hookworm. Another is the so-called hookworm which was formerly a much more serious problem than it is today, particularly in our southern states. Still another is the whipworm, which is more common in those regions of the world which are tropical or semi-tropical, and, therefore, warm and moist. Most of the worms mentioned, with the exception of hookworm, ordinarily enter the human body through the mouth. Once swallowed, they develop in the small intestines. The kind of roundworm which lies principally in the human intestines must be identified before the right kind of treatment can be employed. Certain drugs—most of them rather strong and dangerous in tod large quantities—will poison the worms and cause them to be expelled, thus curing the condition. Some of the roundworms still offer a serious problem in the way of producing disease, especially in those parts of the world which have poor sanitation. Better disposal of human waste, improved agricultural methods and better handling of food have lessened the chances of acquiring these parasites. Improved methods of treatment also are available, and still better onesare being sought constantly. game. West opened the four of hearts, East put up the ace, and South ruffed. Declarer next led a low diamond towards dummy's jack, •and West hopped up immediately with the queen. West switched immediately to spades, leading low to East's ace. East returned the jack of spades and South won with the king. South now drew trumps in two rounds, and discovered that he could make the contract if he could set up the diamonds with just one ruff. He would then be The hatched eggs or larvae then follow different courses depending on the kind of worm. Some may grow directly into the adult worm in the bowel, and others may migrate through the lungs. Roundworms in the body often can be quite successfully treated, but it is better to keep them out! Those which enter the body through the mouth with food can be killed by proper cooking of pork or other foods. The conquest of hookworm, which enters the body through the skin, involves a different kind of attack. This parasite is often present on soil which is coTitnminated by human waste. Consequently, it is successfully treated primarily by improved sanitary condition. A,so. the wearing of shoes has me*at a grMt deal iapreventing • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Faulty Guessing Will Backfire When today's hand was played, South bid five clubs as a sacrifice. He thought his opponents could make four hearts, and he expected to be defeated at five clubs. Both opinions happened to be wrong. West would have been defeated at four hearts, but South made five clubs. South was afraid that his ch?b suit would provide only one defensive trick, and he therefore preferred to risk a small loss rather than allow the opponent* to acora * vulnerable WEST NORTH 4k 9 72 ¥9652 * J3 *Q943 EAST 12 *K64 VNone *A8864 4AKJ62 East-West vuL South West North East 1 • Pass Pass Double 24k 2V 3* 39 4 4k 4V Pass Pass 5 A Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 4 at M .u ny ;,pade on one of his good diamonds, and dummy would still have a trump to ruff out South's own losing spade. With this thought in mind. South next laid down the ace of diamonds. When the ten of diamonds dropped from the East hand, South had to decide who held the king of diamonds. The play had already indicated that East had started with the ace- queen of hearts. The play of the ace at the first trick denied the kin.s^ and if We?t hid h«M the kin?,-queen, he would have led the kinf to begin' with imte*d of ft Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screens: Hollywood's about to give television the super X-ray treatment—no punches pulled and no holds barred. A comedian's ruthless ambition is the story of "The Comedian," which George Glass will film as an independent flicker, and most of the actoin takes place behind the scenes in TV. Promises Glass, former partner of Stanley Kramer: "I'm going to zoom in with deadly accuracy on the monster that is television. It's Hollywood's first backstage story about TV. There may be screams that it's sour grapes and anti-TV. But it won't be. It will be the truth." Who is the TV comedian in the story? "He's all comedians—a composite," swears Glass. Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor and Valentino have had their celluloid day and now it's the late Jean Ear- low's turn. ''The Jean Harlow Story," to be announced soon, will tell the inside tale of Hollywood's platinum blonde bombshell of the '30'S. "Look wide-eyed, honey—it'» in Cinemascope." CASTING OF Mary Anderson and Jirnmy Lydon as costars in Hal Roach. Jr.,'s "It Seems Like Yesterday," a TV series about a mature couple who relive then- past experiences, gives me a sens of tempus fugiting all over the place. In the early 1940's, Jimmy was the young hero and Mary was his teen-aged girl friend. Phyllis .in Par amount's series of "Henry Aldrich" pictures. TEMPUS IN a teapot: Jimmy Cagney has now reached the character-star stage. He plays the doctor in Warners' "Mr. Roberts" to Henry Fond's title role emoting . . .Mary Castle, who sheared off her long auburn tresses in favor of a short bob to kill her resemblance to Rita Hayworth, nixed a movie offer in favor of a TV series. Grins Mary: "There's nobody in TV I look like." Regina Villaudy hushed a slightly inebriated woman using profanity at a night spot with: "I would appreciate your being quiet—there are GENTLEMEN present." Janet Leigh's beaming over leaving MGM to free lance, but there's no big dream for her to join Tony Curtis as a costarring team. Living it up at the Apple Valley premiere of "Living It Up," in which she's leading lady for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Janet told me: "If there are good roles for both of us in the same film. I'd work with Tony. But we have no ideas about becoming a Mr. and Mrs. act." Janet labels her new, freelance status as a "sink or swim thing," but "My Sister Eileen" and four U-I films already are on her schedule. "A Star Is Born" is back on Warner sound stages for new scenes and retakes. Maybe they'll call it "A Star Is Reborn." Lina Romay is returning to show business after keeping her stork date .. . Dan Dailey was a last- minute cancellation from the "Going My Way" lead on radio. The sponsor suddenly realized he was a divorced man and said "No." Director Don Weis to Elaine Stewart on the "Hajji Baba" set: low heart. It w.as apparent also, from the play of the spades, that West's best spade was the queen. Was it likely that West would have bid freely twice if he held only the king of hearts and two side queens? South decided against this supposition. He expected West to hold the king of diamonds as well. After taking the ace of diamonds, therefore, South led the nine of diamonds through West. West played his low diamond, hoping that South would guess wrong, but South had already made up his mind. He discarded the last spade from the dummy on his nine of diamonds. When this held, the rest was easy. South could ruff a diamond in dummy, return by ruffing a heart, and run his remaining diamond. Dummy's last trump would then take care of South's last low apade. Now it can be told about the film version of "The High and the Mighty," which follows the hit novel practically to the word. During early story conferences, there was much debate about whether the movie version should tell the story of the airplane and its crew or tell the story of its passengers. The book told both. Finally someone said. "Look, it's a hit novel. Why don't we just put the bock on the screen?" That's what was done—and new- it's a hit movie. It's as simple as that, Hollywood! Marlene Dietrich, who first said "Yes," is now saying "Nein" to Orson Welles' entreaties to costar with him in Europe this summer in "Mr. Arkadine," a thinly veiled screen treatment of the romance of King Carol and Magda Lupescu. Arlene Dahl keeps reading the terms of that offer to sing at a Las Vegas glitter palace. The money is so big she may reconsider. WATCH FOR the most flagrant scene stealing of the year in "Son of Sinbad:" Vincent Price topping Dale Robertson's Oklahoma accent with the Georgia drawl he used in "Laura." 75 Yemrt Ago In §/yf/»ev///< Mrs. Charles Alford.is recovering from a throat infection which has confined her to her home for a week. Mrs. Bernard Gooch, Mrs. Ben Harpole, Jr., Miss Betty Phillips, Miss Eunice Halsell and Miss Jacque Smith spent yesterday in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Thomasson are spending the weekend in Centralia HI. HISTORY tells us that there was a great deal of argument back in 1835 over what to do with a surplus reported by the United States Treasury. We have progressed to the point that today, however, no such argument could take place.— Arkansas Gazette. Now that President Eisenhower has found it advisable to get a movie actor coach to improve his television presence. Arch Nearbrite wonders if some future president may decide he'd better learn how to sing to keep the voters happy. Animal Affairs Answer to Previous Puizle ACROSS 1 Hibernating animal 5 Young horse 9 Feline animal 12 Seaweed 13 Operatic solo 14 Poem 15 Uncle Remus' traps • 17 President Coolidge 18 Slow animal 19 Bony tissue tumor 21 Telephone parf 23 Age 24 Table scrap 27 Require 29 Individuals 32 Flat-bottomed boats 34 Take for granted 36 Exaggerate 37 Restricted eater 38 majesty 39 Needy 41 Prosecute 42 Ocean 44 Employer 46 Scholar • 49 Inborn 53 Equality 54 Opposed 56 Imitative animal 57 Passage In the brain 58 Love god 59 Legal matters 60 Italian city 61C "r-h fast feisoa DOWN 1 Night-flying animals .2 Dash 3 Site of Taj Mahal 4 Mad 5 Vehicle 6 Bird 7 Falsehoods 8 Sample w R A P it A R E T e H E R O ' A * 1 & e N E ft £ fc= N E R H f fc N T E T E '///, E R R A r A •'/.>, K. e L. E N •••>//. ••U, A y e tf i T A D O N A i t= & '''.'/• r o N & 0 & t± & O y i_ s T & •///.: 9 1 T T e R N | V A T ''•j. T A F7 A K e R 1 T E %* P A 0 A N & l_ E E C? E A C7 E N P E C. \ O P E F I F R * f. 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