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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1MJ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N1WS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manigw Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer. Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at th« poit- offic* at BlytheviUe, Arkanau, under act at Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Preti SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or »nj nuburban town where carrier service 1> maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 par vear S'50 for six months. 11.25 for three month«; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Greet ye one another with a klst of charily. Peace be with you all that are In Christ Jwui. Amen. — I Peter 5:14. + * * Peace does not mean the end of all our striving; Joj' does not mean the drying of our tears; Peace Is the power that comes to souls arriving Up to the light where God Himself appears. —Kennedy. Barbs Summer is when you admire pluck — If It concerns the tomatoes grown In your own g&rden. * » * A itill was located by police under a Kentucky barbershop. The cops were next! * * * Some folks put their money in a sock while others put a sock In their money by investing In government bonds. * * * Who remembers when pop wa« the ont who made the homemade beer that made the pop? * * • Many people prefer ths cheaper alarm clocki. There's a chance they won't ring. Canadian Election Shows Need for Stronger Minority One of the oddities of America's relations with the outside world is that we seem to know and talk a lot more about our distant friends than we do our close neighbors like Canada. The Canadian election is an example. Compare the attention we gave that with the interest stirred by the June Italian election and the September voting in West Germany. Of course, both the latter countries are on the firing line in the Cold War, but that's hardly the whole answer. We tend to take Canada for granted. It might be better if we showed a more intimate concern for happenings north of the border. Canada is an acknowledged stronghold of democracy, and its political soundness and economic well being are matters of importance to us. In this regard, the Aug. 10 election can be viewed as pleasing to America, while at the same time it raised a storm signal or two. It was pleasing because it returned to power by a resounding margin the Liberal Party which has governed the country with uninterrupted success for 18 years. The Liberals presided over .Canada's fortunes in World War II, and they have been stewards during their country's spectacular economic rise in the postwar era. Furthermore, Liberal Party leaders have labored conscientiously to foster Close trade and defense ties with the United States. Wartime cooperation between the two nations was a model of effectiveness. Today the protective links are stronger than ever. The worrisome aspect of the victory is this 1 - It was the Liberals' fifth in a row and represented the first time any Canadian political party had triumphed more than four straight times. In its wake the Liberal Party leaves a badly torn, victory starved Progressive Conservative Party which seems a long way from commanding any substantial popular backing. The Progressive Conservatives will hTive 50 scats in the Canadian House, against 171 for the Liberals. Actually this puts the two a bit closer than before the election, but the change is too small to indicate much immediate hope for the chief minority party. The heart of democracy is the privilege of choosing between two or more instruments of government. When the scene is dominated by ont party for a long tint* and th« alternative »r« not •eriously considered, the privilege appears in danger of becoming an empty one. In other words, for all practical purposes, a single-party system is in effect. Canadian government under the Liberals has been good. But, human beings were at the helm in all that span, and surely they could not have been perfect. Some day Canadians may decide their mistakes outweigh their good points. We should share their concern that a proper alternative governing instrument be at hand at that moment. Needed in France: Stability Premier Lariiel of France, who managed to form a government after the country went 37 days without one, hardly had taken the reins before he was greeted with widespread strikes crippling the French economy. The strikes were touched off when the government announced certain economies in the pe.ii.iion system affecting postal employes. Smouldering dissatisfaction among many categories of workers burst its bonds, and unrest quickly spread. Communist leaders, ever alert to opportunities to sow discord and confusion, moved in and labored to enlarge the government's difficulties. No one familiar with the unenviable economic status of most French workers will fail to have some sympathy for their cause. But many would wish they could time their protests better. France desperately needs, political stability. These strikes suggest that the French don't care whether they have a government or not. Yet if they don't start to care soon, they may wake up one day to find they don't have a country. Views of Others Dumb Red Chinks It seems to us the Chinese communists aren't any smarter than you figured they were in the recent truce negotiations in Korea, and maybe the American taxpayer ought to be glad of It. A brief course in current history, you'd think, would convince the Reds they have been dead wrong In these protracted negotiations and in resisting the Americans. Looke what happened to Japan and Germany when they folded at the end of World War II. Those two defeated nations became a kind of favorite charity of the benign U. B, government. American relief money poured Into the two nations, and still is, we think. Not only that, but this most generous nation In history supplied internal police protection for years to Germany and Japan and kept its military forces on tha alert to drive off any external enemies, too. How can you beat a deal llkelthat? Now If the Chinese were smart, as they aren't, they'd Induce the American Army to chase them across the Yalu. After a reasonable show of fight, the Chinese would lay down their arms and relax. They'd say to the Americans: Well, here we are, a defeated, prostrate and starving nation. Now get busy and feed us. Rebuild those railroads, open up the highways and start worrying about our foreign trade. There might be a Marshall plan, Point Four, UNRA and a few other things the federal government could figure out to help the poor Chinese. It would cost Uncle Sam another pile of dough. That's why we're glad the Chinese aren't smart enough to realize what they could do. — Carlsbad Current-Argus. Not Even With Texas Delegates to the "Fourth World Festival of Youths and Students for Peace and Friendship" found on Errlvlng at Bucharest an American flag flying In the be-decked town, strangely emblazoned with 64 stars. Even if we carved Texas Into five states and took in Alaska and Hawaii, that would add only seven stars to our present 48. To the best of our knowledge we aren't casting covetous eyes on any more of the world's real estate. Where are the other nine states coming from? If the Kremlin doesn't mind looking In Its global crystal ball again, we'd like to know what It saw. — The Miami Herald. SO THEY SAY A man who can drive safely while kissing a Miss is simply not giving the kiss the attention that it deserves. — Elberton (Ca.) Star. * * * Whenever there Is a big murder case In England we are struck anew with the difference In poltci 1 methods. Scotland Yard completely ignores the Important first step, as practiced hero, which is to blame it on somebody from out of town. — Chicago Dally News. * » . Despite the Korean armistice and the Communist pence offensive, there Is no reason to he- lleve the long-range thinking of Russia has changed one lota. — Colonel Chambers, Federal Civil Defense Expert. * t • At thl« hour of history America cannot afford a do-nothing Congress. — AFL Exccullv* Council takes t ilap >t 13rd Congress. Hills Yet to Be Recovered Peter Edson's Washington Column — Sen. Taft Supported Foreign Aid In His Last Speech in the Senate WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The ast speech which the late Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio made on tie floor of the U. S. Senate was a short statement on July 1, in support of a full $5.3 billion authorization for the foreign aid program. Though Senator Taft had questioned the value of foreign aid, had spoke against Peter Edson or ^ £ „. uce many Democratic administra- ion proposals for foreign aid, it is onsidered significant that his last ct in the Senate was to support President Eisenhower's request to ontinue tliis program on a big cale. The Issue before the Senate at .le time was a proposal by Sn. Russll Long (D., La.) to snd th ill back to commute with instrc- 11 Sear af aal eLg iensSei cSeaaa ill bck to committe with instruc- ions to cut the authorization by $2 illion. Senator T,aft spoke against : Long motion. Spoke Against Proposal 'Mister President," he said. "I upportpcl the bill in committee, nd I Intend to vote for it. with le understanding that I do not ommit myself to any specific mount when the appropriations ome before this body. It seems o me to, be perfectly clear that le Appropriations Committee is In far better position to determine ivhat cuts can be made. This Is argely a military aid program. It s closely Integrated with our own illitary program, so that the Ap- roprlatlons Committee can consid- both. 'In certain cases U may be heaper for us In the long run to rm our allies than to provide ad- Itlonal American troops that might e necessary. It seems to me that h e Appropriations Committee hould consider this matter In de- tail. The committee can go over the various programs that are presented and can judge as to those programs. The only effect of recommitting the bill until July 15 would be to delay the Appriations Committee. That committee cannot proceed until the authorization law is passed. "I feel very strongly that the question of the amount of this program Is one that ought to be determined in connection with the appropriation bill, and therefore I Intend to vote, as I have voted heretofore on such bills, for the authorization, without the slightest commitment on my part. I do not think the Senate ought to consider that there is any commitment to appropriate he full sum auhorlzed by he bill. "I seems to me that it would only delay matters, and certainly I think the amendment of the Senator from Louisiana should be voted down, and that we should pass the bill. We should then seriously consider in connection with the appropriation bill the question of where savings can properly be made." That was all of Taft's last speech. As a result of It, Senator Long withdrew his motion and put in a substitute to send the bill back to committee with instructions to cut the authorization by $1.5 billion. After a short debate, this second Long amendment was defeated by a motion from Sen. Karl Mundt (R., S. Dak.) to lay the motion on the table. This was supported by a vote of 48 to 34, for which Senator Taft voted. There is no indication how Senator Taft would have voted on foreign aid appropriations, or what cuts he might have supported. But it is fairly obvious that if Senator Taft had supported the Long motions to cut the authorization by $1.5 billion or $2 billion, this cut might have carried. Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey, becoming a little hit the Doctor Says— By EDWIN t. JORDAN. M.D Written (or NEA Scrrlco About ten or twelve million suf- crers from ragweed hay fever rend the approach of mid-August, t about this time vngweert begins o shed Its pollen into the air with istressing effects on sensitive per- ons. If the symptoms are .severe, the ose alternates between a stale of tinning mucus and belnfi com- letely stuffed up. The eyes water, ch, and sometimes are sn swollen lat they can be opened only with ifflculty in the morning. Sneezing ften comes in fits of 20 or 30 at time, leaving Die victim slightly elleved, but exhausted. All in all the person who is a Ictlm of severe ragweed hay fev- r Is completely miserable for iree or four weeks and has some •ouble for one or two weeks at Ither end. When the frost has destroyed the ollcn there is no further trouble nlcss a little dust which contains ie pollen Is stirred up. This does ot mean that hay fever has no ompllcatlons, however, as there Is tendency for those who have had ay fever for several years to de- clop asthma, which Is n still more Istressing condition. The best treatment for ragweed ay fever for most people Is to •y to be desensitized, that Is, to nvc the sensitiveness to the pollen ecreascd by Injections or "shots" t pollen extracts. These arc best Iven either all the year around «r for §ev«r»l months bcfori tin season starts. Many hay fever victims are partially and temporarily relieved by air conditioning. This relief Is due to the filtering of pollen out of the air which is breathed in. Sometimes a room which has a pollen filter In the window gives a certain amount of comfort. Plan Travel A great many people plan to take their vacations during the hay fever season and travel to places where the pollen la either absent or slight. In this way they often get at least partial relief. Drugs known as untlhlstamines and going under various trade names bring considerable relief to many hay fever sufferers. These drugs act for only a short time, but they do help many hay fever victims when their symptoms are Intolerable. They nre not entirely lacking In undesirable effects, however, and therefore should not be taken without some medical supervision. Furthermore, some people seem to be helped more by one kind of preparation than others. IT BEATS ME how foreigners aver learn English I Imagine a language in which "to best" and "to worst" mean exactly the same thing! They have Identical definitions: "to get the better of, to defeat, to beat." st bests and worsts me how foreigners «ver learn It.— Lexington Leader. bored by having to be cnauffeured around town in a black government limousine, has recently taken to driving himself here and there on official business in his own two-door gray Buick. The other day he drove over to the White House Executive Office Building for a conference on increasing the national debt limit to $290 billion. Aftr that he drove up to Capitol Hill for a talk on the same subject with Sen. Eugene Millikin of Colorado, chairman of the Finance Committee. But just before he arrived at the Senate Office Building, the' secretary discovered that he had left his papers back at the Executive Office. Mr. Humphrey got,out to keep his date with Senator Millikin, then sent Nils Lennartson, his public information chief, back after the missing papers. When Lennartson got back near the White House, he couldn't find any place to park. Deciding to take a chance with a car that belonged to the Secretary of the Treasury, he left'It on a crosswalk space and dashed in after the papers. He was gone only a minute, but when he returned, there was John Law on a motorcycle, looking the car over very carefully. Lennartson explained this was the Secretary of the Treasury's car. "Who you kiddin'?" asked The Law. "He drives around in a big black limousine." Lennartson told the whole story of what had happened. "Let's see the car license," he was asked. Lennartson explained he didn't have it. "Is there anything at all legal about this?" asked The Law. Lennartson said there wasn't, but to prove his story, he showed the officer the papers he had, addressed to and signed by Secretary Humphrey. "Okay!" said the officer finally in exasperation. "But take it away from here quick." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Luck Plays a Part In Bridge Games By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service There wasn't very much to the play of the hand shown today. South won the opening club trick with his ace and led a trump, los- WEST 4J4 NORTH (D) *KQ8 VAQ9852 • AQ •jiiOo EAST 4 A 10 «K98643 «J5 4962 4KQJ843 SOUTH 4976532 V 104 » 1072 *A7 North-South vul. North Ea*t South Weit 1 9 24 Pass Pass Double Pass 24 P"» Pass Pass Opening lead— 42 Ing to East's ace. East took a club trick and then led a second trump to dummy's king. South couldn't get. comfortably to his own hand, but It wasn't necessary. He just led out the ace of hearts and gave up a heart trick. West won Ui« second round Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: Guy Madison, who will emerge as one of the year's top box-office stars when the take for "The Charge at Feather River" Is counted, owes his comeback as a movie king to the nine-year-old daughter of a movie executive. No matter what you've heard before, here's the real story: The young daughter of Warner executive Steve Trilling Is Guy's greatest fan and never missed an installment of "Wild Bill Hlckok" on television. One Sunday she insisted that her father watch the program with her. "I'm busy, darling," said Trill- Ing. "Please," begged the child. Trilling decided to humor her and sat down in front of the TV set. As he watched Guy, he realized that the young actor who had risen to stardom alter playing a bit role in David 0. Selznick's "I'll Be Seeing you" and had plunged into obscurity after a stardom push had finally matured as an actor in video. He obtained 16-mm. prints of the TV show and two others in the tele- film series, and set up an appointment for Jack Warner to see the pictures in a studio projection room. The result: Guy's return to movie big-time, his current assignment in a new Warner flicker. "Rear Guard," and a contract for three more westerns. Behind the camera dialog reported from Denver, Colo., where U-I is filming "The Glenn Miler Story." of hearts and returned the nine of diamonds, but this attempt at deception was wasted. South didn't need the diamond finesse at this stage. Declarer won the diamond return In dummy with the ace of diamonds and ruffed out the king of hearts. He could then lead a low trump to dummy's eight, whereupon the rest of dummy's hearts gave him all the discards he needed. South lost only a spade, a heart, and a club, but he didn't enjoy making ten easy tricks at a contract of only two spades. "Why didn't you raise me to .three spades?" he complained to North. "One more push from you, and I'd have gone on to game." "How much could I push with my hand?" North wanted to know. "I opened the bidding and re-opened with a double even though you couldn't bid over two clubs. What else am I supposed to do?" While this familiar argument rages, perhaps my readers Would like to take sides. Was it just a iucky game, with nobody to blame lor missing It? Or was somebody at fault for missing the game? If so, whose fault was it. The game was only a moderately lucky one to make, and it therefore should have been''bid. The only question is: Which player was responsible for missing it? When North reopened the bidding he showed a strong hand; for with only moderate strength he would let East play the hand at two clubs. Moreover, North was marked with good spades since otherwise North couldn't afford to make a takeout double. . With a short holding in. spades but a good hand North would reopen the bidding by rebidding Ms hearts or by showing a biddable diamond suit. Hence South knew that his partner had a good hand and a good fit for spades. He could well afford to jump to three spades in response to the take-out double. This wouldn't show a tremendous hand, since South had already passed over two clubs; it Would merely show enough strength to hope for game— and North would safely and promptly raise to four spades. Woman: "What in tha' world »r« these people doing?" Man: "They're jnaklng i motion picture." Woman: "I've never seen such a thing before. What's It like?" Man: "Well, you've seen television, haven't you?" Woman: "I certainly have." Man: "Well, this Is television on an open-air screen." Movie Career Set . Looks like a gilt-edged career for Maureen O'Hara's handsomo brother, Charles Fitz-Simons. His agent is about to wrap up a couple of big movie roles. . . Katharine DeMille, on the mend after seriou* surgery, will join Anthony Qulnn in Rome late this month. And that ought to stop the rift rumors . . . Lena Home's daughter, now as tall as her famous mother, shows signa of developing into a real beauty. Some theaters, playing the reissue of "Trader Horn," bill Duncan Renaldo as the star of TV's "Cisco Kid." . . . Hollywood economic note: One of the flossiest eateries in movietown will do an el foldo if , the owner can't sell the place.' Stars no longer can afford the steep prices and those who can are complaining about the tourists who ara being allowed to enter the premises. Don't blame Hollywood if you've seen 3-D movies that are out of focus or fuzzy. Twentyfive per cent of theaters showing the depthies, it's said, are having faulty projection characterized as "growing pains." Robert Q. Lewis about Las Vegas: "They even have a crap game going at the pool-house — which gives you an idea of how rich the poor people in Las Vegas really are." Eddie Cantor has signed Billy Daniels, who does the brilliant choreography and dancing on Cantor's "Comedy Hour" stanzas, to a long-term contract. , . Agnes Moorehead's mother, who underwent surgery for the third time In Wisconsin, is on the road to recovery. Not Working (or Papa Suzan Zanuck will make a movie for another studio — not Papa Darryl's 20th Century-Fox plant — and tells it: "You know how thess things are, I can't give out the name of the picture. But it will happen in another month." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Mrs. T. A. Haggard of Steele is visiting relatives in Lawrenceburg. Tenn. Jack Finley Robinson received a severe injury to the ring finger of his left hand when it was caught in some machinery Sunday near Wilson- A. G. Shibley left Sunday for Kansas City, Kansas, to be gone for four days. Why is it that when a dentist • has his hand in your mouth, or you're choking on gummy material tor an impression, he always asks you a question? Travelogue 1 Answer to Previous Puzzla ACROSS •lltaly's capital 3 Unmarrijd . ElA 4 Come in 5 South 5 caking vessel American 6 Urfa ' s ancient country name 9 Francisco 7 Repose 12 Ireland g Not mounted 13 Aiabiangulf 9 Smirking 14 French island JQ Toward the 15 Repulsiveness sheltered side 28 Play part 11 Encountered H Seines 30 Poker stake 18 Beginning 15 Italy's native 31 Bird's home 22 Concise 24 Flying toy 25 Leave out 26 Natives of Spain 19 Russian plains name 21 Rodents 20 Balance 23 Pedal digit 24 Indian measure 27 Meadows 29 Persia 32 Damage 34 Trigonometric function 36 Crowns 37 Happenings 38 Volcano in Sicily 39 Sea eagle 41 Obtain 42 African port 44 Air (prefix) 46 Destroyed 49 Suffered (Scot.) 53 Hearing organ 54 Tiresomely 56 Also 57 Feminine appellation 5(1 Shower 59 Legal matters 60 Cereals 61 English river DOWN 1 Ntvada city 1 Algerian 33 Natives of Arabia 35 Exaggerate 40 Red ocher 43 Aquatic mammal 45 Bolivian city 46 Endure 47 Narrow way 48 Slippery 50 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 51 Ancient Greek country 52 Unit ol !orc« 55 Medical suffixes

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