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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 18, W54 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October I, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $230 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations They have moved me to Jealousy with that which is not God; they hare provoked me to an;er with their vanities: and I will move them to Jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anyer with a foolish nation. —Duet. 32:21. * # * Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart—George Eliot. Barbs Soon the youngsters will be as thrilled about school letting out for summer vacation as mother won't » * * In New Guinea every woman has Mary at one of her nain«s. All they have to do is eat drink and be Muy. * * # Come corn growing season season and old coats will again fit scarecrows to a T. * * * Tike care of your teeth, advises an advertisement, Brush them every day and don't call the person who can lick you a liar. « * * It's tough to pay so much for steak these days, but tougher when you pay less. New Strategy May Help Keep Southeast Asia Free The real enemy in Indochina is, of course, Red China. It is not involved to t^<» extent it was in Korea, but it is providing the supplies, the military training of native rebels and even some manpower for technical operations and command. Therefore, when we raise the question what to do about Indochina, we are really talking about a threat posed by China. No military observer looking at * the Far East imagines the trouble would end if a truce gave the Reds a third, a half or even all of Indochina. Communists China would simply push for dominance in other sectors of Southeast Asia. -Our military leaders do not believe we should allow this to happen, either in Indochina or anywhere else. But none wants to engage China with huge ground forces on its vast mainland. What is emerging from their thinking is a totally new strategy that calls for neither of these involvements. NEA Correspondent Fred Sparks describes it as a "blueprint for the greatest commando operation in history." He says U. S. military men see it as a plan to "bleed China until it can no longer expand." In a Washington dispatch which also drew upon much information gleaned in his first hand coverage of the Far East Sparks spelled out the meaning of "Operation Bleed." A prime element in the plan would be a naval blockade of the Chinese coast, Evidently our Navy knows every eddy and backwater. Effective blockade would force Chinese dependance upon the long overland supply routes from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Air power would figure prominently in the plan, too, though there is no talk of all-out attacks on major Chinese cities with A-and H-bombs. Carrier aircraft could be used to smash the Red's railroad time, table and thus reduce the overland flow of materials to China. Ground forces would not be left out of calculation. Whiplasjiing commando raids might bring blood at many points. As Sparks said: "While China is too big to conquer, is is also too big to defend." Endiless miles of coast are valuable to commando bands landed by ship or dropped by plane. Lonely patches of mainland mountains, already infested with anti-Red outlaws, could also be fed by commando units and developed into healthy pockets of resistance. As envisaged by- our military leaders, Free Asia, } including the Nationalists Chin+ft on Formosa, would furnish the manpower for all these hard-striking operations. More and more, coo, we would rely on native forces in such major spots as Indochina, if only time can be purchased for their training. It is the testimony of the experts that even before the A-bomb, U. S, sea and air power had done Japan in. That is one reason why military men have confidence in a plan which, while not new in its broad fundamentals, is novel in its proposed specific application to menacing Red China. The time may not be too far off when America will have to decide whether to try this "grand scheme" or fall back on some more conventional strategy if it wants to keep Southeast Asia free from the Reds' stranglehold. When they get around to passing out awards again in the medical field, we hope the authorities can find it in their hearts to give a group—or perhaps we should say a mass—citation to the thousands of youngsters now submitting to the Salk anti-polio vaccine tests. With varying degrees of bravery, these kids are serving as medical pioneers a project that could wipe out one of our worst remaining scourages. To some of them the hypodermic needle must look as big as an atomic cannon. Views of Others Real Source Of Authority The fundamental question of who is really In charge of a democracy has been answered rather well to the west of us in Texas. It is, after all, the people who are running things. This fact was all too clear when Houston Mayor Roy Hofheinz announced that by popular request his name and those of city councilmen will be erased from. signs at city construction projects. The names will be replaced with a notation that citizens are paying for the work. This practice of making political capital out of public, works is bought and paid for out of the taxpayers' own pockets. The role of a mayor, a governor or a president in a democracy is to act as agent for all the citizens. He is in a very real sense a public servant— in office to do the will of the people with the fiscal tools the people give him. Democratic government is designed to understand essential things which citizens cannot undertaks as individuals. But the heads of government are responsible only for directing these tasks the people order.. They are in no way benefactors, philanthropists or fairy godmothers. They give nothing that is not ours to receive. In the end, it is the people who pick up the check.—Florida Times-Union. , Australia Is Just'Lucky' As a result of Ausralia's refusal to give up the Petrovs to Russian retribution, Russia has now broken off diplomatic relations with Australia and has ordered Australia's diplomats in Moscow to pack up and go home. All of this adds up to one thing: Australia is just lucky. The ending of diplomatic relations with Russia is no great loss—rather it may be a gain. (Many Americans wish the United States had never reco- genized Communist Russia and opened diplomatic relations with the aggressor-murderers.) It has been shown many times that Russian embassies are headquarters for spy rings. Petrov has given further evidence of this. So in the current exchange, Australian security is enhanced by revelation of the spy ring's activities while the withdrawal from Australia of the Communist spy-diplomats will cripple continuation of Red espionage directed toward the destruction of the freedom of the people of Australia.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. Be Realistic We're not trying to prove there isn't unemployment at the present time, or that it is not a serious problem, but it does seem that oome groups—for obvious reasons—are overemphasizing the situation. These same groups often are the first to advocate more government spending as a means of curbing uriempl03 r ment and assuring prosperity. The federal government cannot forever operate with a deficit, increase spending, and then cut taxes. It isn't in the cards.—Hardin (Mont). Tribune-Herald. SO THEY SAY If this is not to be the age of atomic hysteria and horror, we must make it the age of international understanding and cooperative peace. — President Eisenhower,, * * * If we lose Indo-China the Pacific Ocean will become a Red Sea washing our western shore. Sen. Joseph McCarthy * * * When we in this country are afraid of the consequences of expressing our views, it is time to act. — Wisconsin State Sen. Harry Franke joins "Joe Must Go" movement. * * * This (Communist aggression) should not prevent us from seeking patiently a security system as valid for others as for us, and in which we could all participate together. — Georges Bidault, French Foreign Minister. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Hearings Let Millions Appraise Sen. McCarthy for Themselves WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Millions of Americans with eyes and ears glued to television and radio are getting a day-in and day-out impression of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin at work. They are getting a first-hand picture of the man that is more effective than any of the millions of words written about him. Printed below are a number of highlights from the transcript of the Senate Committee inquiry into the Private G. David Schine case. These are quotations from the senator. (On opening day, Senator McCarthy objected at the jiuset to having the specifications by Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens presented as ''Filed by the Department of the Army.") Senator McCarthy — "I do not have any respect for the civilians in the Pentagon who have been working night and day to attempt to shift an investigation of Communism — Communist infiltration into an investigation of one private in the Army." (Cross-examing the first witness, Maj.-Gen. Miles Reber, the senator tried to ascribe a motive for the general's testimony and to intimate prejudice. The general's brother. Sam Reber. had been U.S. High Commissioner in Germany when G. David Schine and McCarthy Committee Counsel Roy M. Cohn made their investigation in j Europe.) Senator McCarthy — "Are you aware of the fact that your brother was allowed to resign when charges that he was a bad security risk were made against him as a result of the investigation of this committee?" (On objection of Committee Counsel Ray H. Jenkins, Senator McCarthy was forced to withdraw this question, but he got it on the record and on the air.) (The Senator's use of sarcasm and exaggeration was revealed when Secretary Stevens testified that David Schine himself" suggested that he be made a special assistant in the secretary's office or to the Chief of Army Intelligence.) Senator McCarthy—"A point of order, Mr. Chairman. I wonder if the secretary would make the record clear as to whether I asked for an assistant secretaryship or an undersecretaryship for Mr. Schine?" (When others are asking questions. Senator McCarthy insists on meticulous accuracy of phrasing.) Senator McCarthy — "Mr. Chairman, if counsel in asking these questions will say, 'Have you learned that it was charged,' instead of saying. 'Have you learned that men were crowded like cattle in the back end of a truck.' I don't think the Inspector General—let me finish, please—I don't think the Inspector General has reported that young men were crowded into the back end of a truck like cattle. I think counsel should rephrase the question." (Sample of the senator's questioning of Secretary Stevens.) Senator McCarthy—"Bob, don't give me that. You know that the (Fort Monmouth) hearings, were suspended the day you or someone else filed your charges against Mr. Cohn, Mr. Carr and myself. You know that, don't you? Let's not be coy. . ." Shortly afterward) "Let's be a little more honest here..." (Though the senator frequently breaks in when others are trying to talk, to make his "points of order," he demands undivided attention 'when he himself wants to say something.) Senator McCarthy — ". . .Mr. Welch, please. I think the secretary is intelligent enough to listen to this without your whispering in his ear. Will you desist until I get through with the question?" (Highlights of an exchange with Assistant Secretary of Defense H. Struve Hensel.) Senator McCarthy — ". . .1 don't like to have men with combat records—and I can see they have outstanding combat records, apparently, from the ribbons they wear —I don't like to have them sitting here and lending dignity to Mr. Hensel by sitting at his left. . ." Secretary Hensel—"I think that remark was uncalled for, and Senator McCarthy ought to be asked to apologize for that. (Applause) I am serious, sir." Senator Mundt — "Your statement will be incorporated in the record, but the chair has no power to enforce an apology on the part of any of the participants in this dispute. . ." Secretary Hensel — "You could quest one, sir." Senator McCarthy—"Not on my time, I assume." the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A person who gets badly seasick or airsick first fears he is going to die and later is afraid he won't! Perhaps this statement is a little too strong, but certainly no one who has had a real experience with being seasick, airsick, or carsick has any pleasant recollections of the occasion. fulness. There are ex-en more important aspects than discomfort. During the war. for example, many badly-needed sailors and airmen were more or less put out of action because of seasickness or airsickness. Many people in time can adjust to the motion of ship, airplane or car—developing sea legs is the old expression. But in one study of this subject from Canada, it was reported airsickness caused a lot of trouble during flight training, particularly the early phase at the elementary air observer or bombing and gunnery school stages. In this investigation, 825 men were swung back and forth in different body positions. The frequency of "airsickness" symptoms depended partly on the position of the body when it was swung and partly on the way in which the eyes could be used to keep a sense of position. It was concluded that the inner ear was most important, but the eyes played a big part in motion sickness. Many attempts have been made to find a drug which would prevent or at least improve the symptoms of motion sickness. Because of its practical importance, the Air Force and the Navy have done the most work in trying to find methods to lessen the difficulty. A great many different drugs have been tried and several of them offer promise of real use- In one Air Force study, for example, the effects of three drugs were studied, all of which lessened the frequency of air-sickness. A. drug called scopolamine, alone or in combination with other substances, seems to be of real value. Drugs of the antihistamine family also appear useful, though some seem better than others. For' the airman or sailor, the medical authorities are keeping up with the developments in this field. For the ordinary civilian xvho is susceptible to and likely to be exposed to motion sickness, a prescription from the physician involving the use of one or more of these promising drugs may prove useful. example, the ten of spades was an honor unsupported by any other honor. Now let's go back to the beginning of the play. West opened the jack of diamonds, and declarer finessed dummy's queen. East won with the king of diamonds and returned the eight of clubs. South put up the ace of clubs, noting that West • layed the encouraging five. There was now considerable danger of losing one trick in each suit. Hoping for a stroke of luck, South led a diamond to dummy's ace and returned the ten of spades. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Don't Stand Firmly On Old Game Rules "Cover and honor with an honor" says the old rule. This guide to your defensive play is not entirely reliable. You don't cover an honor if it is supported by the next highest honor. For example, if dummy .has the queen-jack of a suit and leads the queen, you should not cover with the king. You play low the first time and wait to cover the next time. (You might, however, cover the first time if you had only one small card with your king.) In general, you tend to cover an honor if it is not backed up by another honor. In today's hand, for 13 WEST AK V 10 932 4J1098 *Q1052 EAST VQJ5 + K762 *876 SOUTH <D) 4AJ987 V A76 1 • 53 *AKJ North-South vul. South West North East 1 * Pass 2 * Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — * i It was at this point that East contributed the stroke of luck by making a serious error. East thought that this would be a good time to follow the rule of covering an honor. It wasn't. When East covered with the queen of spades, South naturally won with the ace. The fall of West's singleton was a welcome sight. Now South didn't have to lose a trump trick and he could afford to lose one trick in each of the other suits. East learned another rule to go together with his unreliable rule about covering honors. He learned that it doesn't pay to cover an honor in declarer's long trum^> f rskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) —Hollywood on TV: Groucho Marx wants to forget the best leers of his life. That's the inside reason for his refusal to appear with brothers Chico and Harpo for a revival of the old Marx Bros, routines on TV's Comedy Hour. The money was fabulous, including the sponsor's plan to finance his son's college education as a nontaxable item. But Groucho no longer wants any part of his bent-over walk and blonde-chasing leers. His best leers now belong to his "You Bet Your Life" contestants. Fantastic note in the new TV Guide:: The story of an English TV set owner who claims he recently saw the call letters of a Texas station, KLEE-TV, on his screen. The hair- raiser is that KLEE went off, the air for several weeks in 1950, and then returned with new call letters! Pass the smelling salts. It will be Jack Bailey as the "Aren't we devils?" man on the return of "Truth or Consequences" to television. Says Ralph Edwards, long identified with the show: "My problem was being an angel on Wednesday nights on 'This Is Your Life' and a devil on Thursday nights on 'Truth or Consequences.' We decided that the two wouldn't mix." NEW YORK'S live "Hit Parade," unchallenged by Hollywood to date, gets its first competition via a filmed show from Hollywood when "The Frankie Laine" show hits the picture-tube circuit in the fall. Frankie, supported by Connie Haines, dancers and specialty . entertainers, goes before the cameras on June 8 under the banner of Guild Films to make 26 chockful- of-music-and-dancing half - hour stanzas. Says Duke Goldstone, who will direct: "A filmed musical can be just as fresh and spontaneous as a live show. Matter of fact .this will be filmed with Frankie, Connie and everybody else playing to the cameras just as performers do on live TV." Rory Calhoun swore it happened when he arrived home from the set of "Shadow Valley." His Siamese cat crawled up inside his combination TV set and record player and gave birth to four kittens. He named 'em: :Channel 2, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Channel 7. There's more than just plot fun to Mr. Peepers acquiring a Mrs. Peepers .It's a big stunt to boost the rating of the Wally Cox show. , . .Betty White will beat the publicity drums on a tour of NBC stations. . "."Life With Luigi" is headed back to the home screens in the fall. The tele version of "Halls of Ivy," co-starring Ronald Colman and Benita Hume, will be based on "proven material," 39 scripts Colman is selecting from his 108 radio shows. His only worry, he says, is making them just as good. new Lorelei Kilbourn*. HOLLYWOOD WILL now try to steal the live TV thunder away from New York. The first stars lined up in the new General Electric series from Movietown are Joan Fontaine, Tyrone Power, Jane Wyman and Joan Crawford. R o na Id Reagan will M.C. each show. Can New York match these names? Watch out, Jack Webb. CBS, searching for a police story TV series to buck Dragnet, has come up with "The Line Up." Warner Anderson and Tom Tully will be the law enforcers in this soon-due program made in cooperation with the San Francisco police department. Every-week delight: : The way Gracie Allen looks on TV from head to toe, stem to stern and any other direction. More glamorous than a bevy of glamor girls. Now that "New Faces" is a movie hit, isn't it television's turn with a show titled /'Slightly Used Fac- Mark down June as the month in which a decision will be made in Roy Rogers' brannigan with Republic studio over the release of his old films on TV. Roy won the first round and Republic appealed the case. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillc — Mrs. Kathleen Thomas and daughters, Misses Beverly and Kay, are spending -the weekend in Memphis attending the Cotton Carnival. Jerry Cohen arid Miss Billie Leggett are the first honor students of 'the 1939 graduating class of the city high school, it was revealed today. Arrangements are being completed by members of Chapters N and D of the P. E. O. Sisterhood for the entertaining of 65 members of the P. E. O. Chapters at Memphis, Osceola, Kennett and Caruthersville here next Thursday. Mrs. B. A. Lynch and Mrs. Dixie Crawford 'are co-chairmen of the event which will be a luncheon at the country club. A WRITER says the average parent today is doing a better job of child-rearing than the parents of any other generation. Shucks, it's nothing that any ordinary combination of psychologist-coach-teacher- millionaire-and-judo expert couldn't do.—Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. TO KEEP YOUNG one must associate with the young, say a columnist. At 70 miles an hour?— Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Rex Allen will make his television series under Gene Autry's Flying A production banner. "Us westerners have to stick together, pard- ner.". . .Susan Hayward's not-for- long hubby, Jess Barker, is testing to replace Pat McVey as Steve Wilson in Gross - Krasne's new batch of "Big Town" telefilms. Peggie Castle looks likely as the suit. This often helps declarer, but almost never helps the defender who is covering the honor. This is the time of year when the fathers of June brides begin to wonder whether th* family pocketbook is going to hold out until the wedding's over and the bride successfully given awaw Farm Life Answer to Previous Puzzlt ACROSS 54 Dutch city 1 Young of a 55 Grou P of three cow 56 Grange 5 Female sheep 57 Weight of 8 Porkers India 12 Farms vary 58 A farmer's in 13 Operated 14 Shield bearing 15 Farmers must fight crop 16 Augment 17 To cut 18 Compound ethers 20 Venerate 22 Charge 23 Exlamations are a great help to him DOWN 1 Promontory 24 Cleansing 2 Greek war god substance 3 For fear that 25 Woody plant 4 Ominous 5 Expunge 6 Small mass 7 Loved 8 Throngs 9 Measures of wine 24 Farmers like a^O Merriment crop H Appear 27 Three times 19 Soak flax (comb, form) 21 Leg part 28 Social insect 31 Verbal 32 French city 33 Hawaiian wreath 34 Roman bronze 35 Poet 36 Harvest 37 Fondle 38 Mineral rock 39 Milch cows undergo tuberculin U A r f> o & o 1_ tr f A R E l_ A N R A E T A P e A 0 R A r R fcH tr U K. E €, R A B 1 V ';;''/ <j» R E V A l_ 1 NJ B D W £ R l ^ C A 8 '///• e if o C M l£ T & O R 1 O E= m W ( U" T fr B. T L_ 1 E * ''M U A D O w. \ R. E T A * T FF ^ * 1 R N & E ft O $ E ////. A T G. l- C O C 0 A N U T * T \ ft = A D A Oft E fA t= U A V O M T E 1. A * f= R e i_ E €, T 41 Many farms now use machinery 26 Hops'kiln 42 Serene 27 Biblical weed 43 Arrow poison 28 Malt drinks 44 Eat 29 Tidy 30 Upsets 32 Coddles 35 Clodhopper 36 Contradicts 39 Paving substance 40 Set anew 46 Roman emperor 47 Farms should make a on their products 48 Love god 51 Poem 40 Fish eggs 41 Moccasin 42 Apple — (pl.) 45 Important farm crop in some climates 49 Blackbirds of cuckoo family 50 Farmers do this 52 Approach 53 Smooth 25

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