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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 17, 1954
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BLYHBYULI (AUK.) UJTOIEtt IfVWf BLYT1E VTLLE OOUKIEft NEWS ! OOOTUM MBWl OO. *. W. EAMB, Publisher IT A. HAINM, Astiitat* Publisher A. A. fflKDRlCEKW. ftUtor FAOL D. HUMAN, AdTtrtMoff Manager **• Nattoaal Adftrttog WtaMT Oo. Hew York, Obteafo, Detroit, Memphis. M second tbm matter «t the post** Blytheriie, ArkMMM, wd«r art of Con- October I, 1HT SUBSCRIPTION RATIO? Br carrier IB the elty at BlytheTffle or any svburba* town where carrier service * main- tafeied, 16c per' week. ... By MOt within a mdNt of M miles. 15.00 per fear, *tJO for ste months, $1 M for three months; br MMtf outside 50 mfle soae, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations He hath swmDowed down riches., and he shall them «p again: God shal cast them out of Ms teflf.—Job 90:15. ' * # * Seek not proud riches, but such as thou may'est fet justly use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly; yet have no abstract nor fairly of them.—Bacon. Consider the bee— it's so busy making honey fc fongete to get out of the wojr of the auto radiator. "'.': * * * Ibere would be » k* JDM« JMsfce* nuaitoiam IK ••£ BHflMMNW «•%• VDMF WM^* .••' •••..••* * * Spring flowers an now in bloom and the best pert of * * th*t yok oa* take yow piek. -:.:' * * 'N» K h to k«fh when folks refer *• wr rsiwrninff We wonder if some hosts toon their guests just so they'M feel at home. Effect of Dien Bien Phu Loss Depend on French Attitude Die* B&n Ph« may have been a turning point in the postwar history of Southeast Asia, but we are unlikely to know whether it was, or which way kietorjr turned, lor some time. AM battles go, Die* Bien Pk» was a **MkM oat. Two year* ago it wac a steepy eoHwoifon of form«r'i hvtg in a valley in ntovntaiiiotia northwest Yiet Nam. Late m 1962 the Comntu«Mt Yiet Minn •***%• dropped 13 paratrooper battalion* ' there and set*ed the ptace. They believe Dien Bien Pk« controlled tfee routes to Laos to the south and that so long as they heM it they could bar a major Red ittvamon southward. j- 90 they fortified t-h* once quite village, built an air-strip and emplanted 15,000 Union sokfcetw athwart the s' path. The French did not think tfoe hit- rebels eiwr would assault a major strong pomt frontaliy, but in this they guessed wrong. When Geneva appeared on the horizon, the Communists dtoided they wanted a big victory for propaganda and bargaining purposes. They ofeoee Dien Bien Phu as their For some 56 days they kid seige to »» add little fort. In great waves, they threw perhaps as many as 50,000 men gainst it, pounding it the while with heavy artillery and pecking away with antiaircraft fire at the French planes flying in men and supplies. With the manpower advantage 4 to 1 in their favor, it may have been inevitable that the gallant outpost should finally fall. But what does its fall signify? Militarily, the loss is not severe, There are more than 500,000 French and Indoehinese troops defending the country against the Viet Minh and they still hold most of the strategic areas and all the major cities. Dien Bien Phu was o*ly an outpost. Military analysts guess, too, that the 90,000 and 40,000 casualties, not to mention losses in material. But unhappily, Dine Bien Phu's faH cannot be measured only militarily. It mu*t also be gauged psycohlogically and politically. It had become a symbol of French resistance because frontal combat was exactly the sort the French had sought aM through the long-Indo- The phssoloffical danger is that the tot* of Dien Bien Phu may start a chain Msotfo* of military defeatism in other rfcel sectors, of Indochina, like the Red MY** delta. The political peril is that iste lit as an excuse to seek almost any the cNbpirked politicians in Paris wll w*f ovt of the] conflict. Hie free nations must hope these art Averted. They must hope the FrsjfKh find fresh in- spiration in the courageous stand at Dien Bien Phu by Brig.-Gen. Christian de Casteries and his fighting band. If they do take new heart, then Dien Bien Phu can mean an upward turning in the free men's fortunes in Asia. But if the result is despair, the final loss of liberty may be great. Musical Overtone Out in Ohio the Republican nomination for the United States Senate was Captured by Rep. George Bender, a House veteran. He will run next fall against the incumbent, Sen. Thomas Burke, Democrat, who was named by Governor Lausche to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Taft last summer. We are not going to commit ourselves on this race, except to observe that it seems to have important overtones for the musical world. We know nothing of Burke's musical capacities, if any. But Brother Bender is something else. Those Americans who paid close attention to the 1948 Republican convention at Philadelphia will remember his as the holder of the all- time record for singing consecutive choruses of "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover," the Taft theme song that year. For volume, energy, stamina Bender could only be commended. Time after time his leathery lungs revived, the flagging spirits of the Taft forces. But musically Bender struck horror in a good many warm Republican hearts. He showed only a passing acquaintance with the key the song was written in. We wouldn't be surprised to learn a number of lighthouses have been trying, unsuccessfully ever since to duplicate his foghorn tones. If Bender makes the grade, whatever happens on Capitol Hill, music will have been set back at least half a decade. Views of Others Cotton Priced Out At least one of the practical facts of economic life is drawing In the mind of one Texai cotton man. He sees now that high-priced cotton tent so good for all concerned. High prices would be swell for the cotton grower— if he only could sell all that he produce*. But the high price that is balm to his financial standing is taking American cotton out of the world markets, and how Uncle Sam it accumulating an enormous hoard of it. L. T, Murray of Waco, Tex., executive vice- president of the Texas Cotton Association, it convinced that the price must be lowered if the foreign market is to be held, or regained where it has already been lost. Mr. Murray now favors Secretary Benson's program of flexible price supports. In Washington a House agriculture committee heard a plea from the assistant secretary of agriculture that President Eisenhower .be authorized to sett or give away $1 billion worth of surplus farm products to foreign countries. It would have to be given away. No foreign country wants to own farm prices depressed by the dumping of American'surpluses. Several weeks ago the government offered to the food trade 325 million pounds of its hoarded cheese at 26 cents, about 16 cents under cost, and found no buyers. It is offering at 3% cents a pound, dried milk, processed for human consumption, to livestock feed mills as a protein supplement. The milk cost the government 17 ccnte a pound. How long public opinion will permit such a waste of tax money and of soil fertility in the production of such huge surpluses, is a question.— New Orleans States. Anatomy On The Ai r Three years ago the star of the video spectacle was a pair of hands—owned, Kefauver said by gambling king Costello. This year it will be either the teeth or the heels of the Army or McCarthy, as the facts have yet to disclose. As for the middle, there is the workaday viewer, whose stomach is bothering him anyway. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY There isn't much sense in taking a professional athlete away from his profitable civilian duties unless there is a military duty to perform. — Rep. William Hess (R-O) on alleged Army "coddling" of star athletes.. * * # The steel magnate, the automobile tycoon, the oil millionaire . . . are the men, unfortunately, who seem to dominate our government today. — Jacob 8. Potofsky, president CIO Clothing Workers. * * » I long for years to be in free country. I feel very free. I know I can sing Russian songs, South Korea songs — any song I please because I'm free. — No Kum Sok, ex-North Korean pilot in U. I. * * . * We know the economy will work in this country whether Republicans or Democrats are in control. — Roy Huges, president Order of Railway Conductors. One Reason for Moving Ptter id ton i Washington Column — American Policy on Indochina Is Stumping Foreign Viewers WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Foreign diplomats in Washington have been complaining that they find it difficult to determine just what is America's policy on Indo-China. In little more than the past month there have been seven contradictory statements on Indo-China policy. 1. The original position, going aack to the Truman administration days, was that the French and Viet Namese would be given all aid necessary, short of the use of American troops at the front, That still holds. The Eisenhower idministration is spending $400 mil- ion on aid to Indo-Ghina this year and has .asked for more than twice that amount for nest-t year. 2. But on March 29, before the Overseas Press Club in New York, Secretary Dulles declared that, . .the imposition on southeast Asia of* the political system of Communist Russia and its Communist ally. . .should not be pass- vely accepted, but should be met by united action." J. Secretary Dulles amplified this on his' mid-April trip to London and Paris. Communiques issued after conferences with Foreign Ministers Anthony Eden and Georges Bidault declared Amerca, Britain and France were examining "the possibility of estab- ishing, within the framework of toe United Nations Charter, a col- ective defense to assume the ?eace, security and freedom of his .area." But tbe secretary declared on his return that he thought it "unlikely" the United States would have to send troops to Indo-China. 4. This seemed to be changed by Vice President Richard M. Nixon's answer to a question at the American Society of Newspaper Editors meeting in Washington, If the French pulled out of Indo- China, the vice president said, he hoped the United States would not have to send troops. But if this government could not avoid it, the Administration would have to face up to the situation and dispatch forces. 8. The showdown on this came just before the Geneva conference opened, when France asked America and Britain for direct military intervention in Indo-China. British Prime Minister Sir Wonston Churchila said his government would give no military assistance in Indo-China, pending the outcome of the Geneva conference. This made it impossible for the United States to push the formation of a southeast Asia Treaty Organization—SEATO—and the policy had to be shifted again. 6. President Eisenhower has declared consistently that there would be no involvement of America in War unless it was declared by Congress through constitutional processes. 7. When Britain and then the United States turned down the French request for immediate mil- itary assistance, it left France's Foreign Minister Bidault no alternative but to seek a negotiated peace with Indo-China at Geneva. The final link in the American foreign policy daisy chain on Indo-China was forged by President Eisenhower himself, supporting this French policy. In his U.S. Chamber of Commerce speech, he put the emphasis on his hope for a peaceful settlement of the Indo- China war at Geneva. .In a recent speech a$ Des Moines, Vice President Nixon criticized the Truman administration foreign policy as "characterized" by weakness, inconsistency, compromise of principle at the conference table and abandonment of our friends." The Eisenhower administration policy, he said, was based on "strength, firmness, consistency and nonsurrender of principle at the conference table." The vice president also criticized former Secretary of State Dean Acheson for saying in January, 1950, that "Korea and Formosa were outside the defense zone of the United States." One pointed question now being asked in Washington is how this differs from present statements, -in Congress and everywhere else, informing the Communists openly that the United States will not go t owar in Indo-China as it, also, is outside the U. S. defense perimeter. the Doctor Says— Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. When I was a boy, I was cross- ng a brook one day on a fallen log .and tumbled into the water. That evening all the signs of a bad cold began to develop, and I was properly scolded and warned by my rather of the dangers of etching cold from falling in the water! The next day my skin broke out in a gorgeous rash. I had the measles.; Thereafter my father was fond of telling the story as a typical example of mistaken diagnosis. There are two aspects of this unimportant incident to which I should like to draw my readers' attention. The first is that an event or accident is not always responsible for the physical symptoms which develop thereafter. It is true that if one is in an automobile accident and breaks a leg there is a definite cause and effect; it is not always true, however, that the development of some symptom, such as indigestion or what appears to be indigestion, is the result of a particular food. Physicians must always be alert to the possibility that something which appears to be the cause of some physical symptom coming hereafter may really have nothing to do with it. The second point is perhaps even more important. The symptoms which a person has often can develop from any one of several different underlying conditions. For example, a nosebleed can come from being hit on the nose, from an ulcer in the nose, from high blood pressure or from several other things, some of which are important and some not. The same thing applies to other symptoms, such as headache, loss of weight, digestive upsets and almost anything else you can name. The particular reason this is important is that people who have only a little knowledge (or read one of these columns and learn about the symptoms of some particular disease) may jump to the conclusion that because they have the same symptoms they have the disease being discussed. Sometimes T have been alarmed by letters written to me indicating that the reader of a column has diagnosed a disease in himself or herself because the symptoms were similar to those mentioned. This is by no means a safe conclusion, and I hope that in the future readers will realize that symptoms must be studied in the light of, physical findings and laboratory tests, all interpreted on the basis of years of medical study. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Tqking Chances Causes Problems "What are the odds against losing three finesses?" asked a familiar voice. I turned and found Hard-Luck Joe blocking the doorway. Since there was no escape, I told him the answer:"The odds are 7 to 1 against losing all three finesses." Joe sighed heavily and gave me the hand shown today. West opened the king of hearts against Joe's contract of four spades. Joe won with the ace of hearts, drew three rounds of trumps, and finessed the ten of clubs. The first finesse lost to East's Jack of clubs. East returned a heart, and Joe ruffed. Joe now took a second club finesse and dummy's queen lost to East's king. East returned a diamond, and declarer finessed. This third finesse lost to West's queen, and Joe wound up losing two clubs and two diamonds. The odds were 7 to 1 against losing all three of these finesses, but the hand is an absolute cinch if played properly. Do you see the right line of play? There was no need to take two finesses. After winning the first trick with the ace of hearts, South should draw three rounds of trumps ending in dummy. He should then lead the ten of diamonds, allowing it to ride to West's queen. West returns a club (the best defense) and dummy's finesse of the queen loses to East's king. East cannot continue the attack NO&TH II 4109862 W 106 • 104 4AQW6 WIST EAST 4 None 4743 VKQJ985 V7432 • AQ73 4652 4732 4KJ9 SOUTH (IH 4AKQJ9 4KJ98 4894 Worth-South vri. 8e«» Wert Hortk 14 2V .24 44 Pan Pass Ban Opening ta*d—V K on clubs, and can do no better than to return A heart. South ruffs the second round of hearts and leads the king of diamonds to force out West's ace. When West returns another club, dummy's ace is put up at once. South gets to his Jiand with a trump and cashes two good diamonds to discard both of dummy's remaining clubs. South Is now in position to ruff his • last'olub with dummy's last trump. He loses only two diamonds And one club; thus making the contract against 'Any defense and any distribution. THE ATOMIC AOE really brings change. The newspapers these days devote almost as much space to the protons, neutrons, electrons and isotrons as they do to the morons. ~ Savannah Morning News. MONDAY, MAT IT, 19M Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) Laugh Parade: Cesar Romero and Gary Cooper visited a centuries-old hacienda owned by Tyrone Power while working in "Vera Cruz," on location in Mexico's Cuernavaca Valley. Someday Power plans to restore, the residence to its former glory, but at the moment the roofs are sagging, the weeds are taller than an elephant's eye and the only residents are bats and hornets. After admiring the sad splendor, Romero turned to Cooper and said: "I must wire Ty and tell him to call a plumber. His kitchen sink is stopped up." Bill Williams, who plays Kit Carson on TV, answered his doorbell the other evening. Half a dozen boys of Cub Scout age grinned as a spokesman stated their business: ' • "Mr. Williams," he asked, "have you got any old bullets you don't need?" SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE, the distinguished British-born character actor famous for his beautiful diction, was stopped by an American woman during a rainstorm in Rome. Where, she wanted to know, could she find & cab stand. Sir Cedric obligingly directed her, and as she sped away she said: "For an.Italian, you speak very good English." Hollywoodeese for a starlet who has to use a voice duoble: A DUB-utante. The amount!" It's being told about an Irish Irma who heard that Aly Khan had a castle in Eire. "Oh, yes," she commented. "I've heard of his relative—Lepre Khan." Herb Stein relays the silly about the sheep who made good in Hollywood. He got a part in Marilyn Monroe's next sweater. Old but not forgitten: Jennie Lee's re-hearing of: "Well have a quiet wedding. Dad's got a silencer on his shotgun." And John Singleton's revival of two actors meeting: First -ham, "Who was that lady I saw you with the other night?" Second slice, "That was no lady. That was YOUR wife." JIM BACKUS, who costars with Joan Davis in "I Married Joan," had to summon a famous surgeon as a consultant during the recent hospitalizatiori of his wife, Henny. When Jim asked the surgeon his fee, he blanched and said: "Gosh, you get more money for a guest shot than Bing Crosby." Herb Shriner after a nightclub visit: "This place had a minimum. I don't know what it was, but the girls were wearing it." Hear about tile mad scientist who wants to create beautiful, man-maddening- blondes: "He'll call his workshop a "Gaboratory." David Niven will praise Samuel Goldwyn as the greatest producer .in Hollywood at the drop of an olive in a martini glass, but he just can't resist howling about the tune he returned to Hollywood after six years with the British army during World War n to resume working for Sam. Goldwyn arranged a tremendous reception for the star, who now alternates on TV's Four Star Playhouse, and there was a huge sign across the front of Sam's studio reading: "WELCOME HOME, DAVID NTVEN." Sam met him at the gate with a fatherly smile and a warm handshake, but his first words after six years were: "David, I've loaned you to Par- Overheard: "She took him for better or worse but he was worse than she took him for." Charlie, a camel, lost a movie close-up in CenemaScope. Sam, an "extra" camel, was given Charlie's big scene. It happened on the set of "The Adventures of Hajji Baba." Charlie's crime was an old one—chewing the scenery. "Maybe," observed someone, "b« was raised by John Barrymore.* 1 Plot behind a plot: Writer Dorothy Kingsley found Robert Sherwood's "Road to Rome" on MGM's literary shelf of costly, never- filmed stories. She hit on the idea of adapting the play as a musical, "Jupiter's Darling," and got a pat on the back for saving MGM a wad of money. Months later lawyers discovered that the studio's option on "Road to Rome" had just run out and MGM had to REPURCHASE the Sherwood play before the cameras could roll on the musical. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt W. J. Pollard was installed as president of the Lions club yesterday when 31 members met at the Hotel Noble for the weekly luncheon. The Blytheville Canning Company which supplies seasonal employment to as many as 350 people when operating at its peak, will begin day and night operations tomorrow. It is expected that the peak employment will be reached when green beans are ready for canning. Mrs. J. P. Friend was guest of Mrs. W. W. Shaver yesterday afternoon when she entertained members of the Tuesday Contract club with a party at her home. A STRIKE of truck drivers in Atlanta lasted only one day. It hardly gave pedestrians time to cross the street. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. PRIVATE G. David Schine might have been drafted before, but the Army didn't want a two-front war during the Korean conflict.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. AND NOW, in addition to all the other political complications that have arisen during a legislative and election year in Frankfort, Gov. Lawrence Wetherby has grown a mustach.—Lexington Herald. THIEVES in Tampa stole $2,606 worth of coffee from a warehouse. Just loaded up their pockets, probably. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. Folks who got through the winter and spring pretty well with their chronic complaints now have to think of some new summer ones to make them happy. Prose and Poetry Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Poet Edgar Allan—— 4 Novelist Zona ——» 8 Watering place* 12 " Man of the Sea" 13 Russian Czar 14 Musical instrument 15 High priest (Bib.) 16 Church administrative group 18 Rags 20 Make happy 21 Pronoun 22 Island (pott) 24 Skin growth 26 Greek letter 27 "Cakes and >"*7 Maugham JO Bird KMadtamtn* 34 Raised 35 Eat again 36 Split pulst 37 Cap* 39 Portent 40 Chicken 41 Feminint undergamMt 42Wis*r 45Zofo«tria» 4f Objector SlAnfir ftSMalarte II Distant (prefix) 94 Individual 55 Children MBewUdtj* IT Bow DOWN 1 Rhymester 2 Spanish jar 3 Prose printed opinion 4 Donor 6 State 6 Scottish girl 7 Noun suffix' 8 Fashion 9 Cougar 10 Encourage 11 Mentally sound 17 Tell 19 Instructor 23 Asterisks 25 Region 26 Moisten 27 Liveliness 28 Unaspirated 29 Famous garden 31 Poem by Poe 46 Rodent 24 Necessary for 33 Scents 47 Italian rivet prose or 38 Writing 48 Require poetiy surfaces 50 Depot (ab) 40 Entertainments 41 Ohio town 42 Petty quarrel 43 Jason's ship 44 Foot disease

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