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May 18, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1954 IHl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KADOE8, PuMUner •ABUT A. HAINCB, A*»iiUnl A. A. FRKDRICKSON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdYtrtlung Managtr •ote National Adrertiiing Reprt*enUtive«: WallMt Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. •ntertd M second cla« matter at the port- office at Blytheville, Arkansas under act of Con- grau, October I, 1117. Member of The Associated Presi - SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BlytheviUe or any •ttburbtp town when, carrier service is maintained, 25e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. 15.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1,25 for three months; by mall owtside 50 mil* ton*. $12.50 per year payable to adrance. Meditations And other*, tempti»r him, sought of him m sign fkwm fctaven.—Luke 11:16. * * * In the hour of my distress, When temptations me oppress, And when I my sins confess, Sweet Spirit, .comfort me. — Robert Herrick. One of the important keys to successful business is busyness. * * * A diplomat is a man who says he did no such thing and prmoiset nerer to do it again. Books are Important in college, says an educator. Yep— bank books and date books. America, says a scientist, has enough coal to to Uut 15,000,000 years. With the apartment Janitors help. H your'* looking for the note of harmony that irill settle discords, it's dough. Army-McCarthy Hearings Must Not Be Cut Short The decision to carry on the Army- McCarthy hearings in public and before TV cameras was dictated in the end by the need to be fair to all interested parties, including- the American people themselves. . Grave published charges have been made against Senator McCarthy and his staff on one hand, and against Secretary of the Army Stevens and members of his official family on the other. At the time the decision was taken to keep the hearing door open, only Stevens among the principals had testi- fie$. And it was the purpose of Senator Bierksen's plan to have McCarthy take th€ stand publicly but then have all other witnesses examined in closed session—minus even the press. It is very difficult to imagine that any of the principals having been publicly charged, would not wish to make public answer. Furthermore, some of the most serious accusations are directed not at Stevens or McCarthy, but at Army Co- usel John Adams and McCarthy's chief counsel, Roy Cohn. .Though their respective superiors are well involved, a good deal of the case may lie with these men. From the citizen's viewpoint, a proper measuring of the men and the issues in this dispute would have been impossible under the Dierksen plan. It contained the promise that the closed- door testimony of all witnesses would be made public, but the effect would not have been the same. For 14 straight hearing days, the people watched Stevens,. testify, most for that time under the drumfire cross examination of McCarthy. In fairness, they should be allowed to see how all the other principals stand up to the same searching test. The argument advanced that a public, televised hearing is a terrible waste of the time and important men hardly holds water. When it was decided to go on in public, this investigation was barely two weeks old. By comparison, the'Pearl Harbor inquiry of 1945-46 consumed some 75 Jiearinjr days, the stock exchange investigation of 1932-34 about 130, and th£ 1951 MacArthur hearings around 40. There was no such volume of complaints in any of these instances as now U heard. True, this investigation has proved to be disorderly, repetitious, and often a diamayinf spectacle. But it is not unique in tnete respects. It Hit with in'the power of the committee chairman, and| cousel to keep the inquiry to the issues, and to expedite it byrtducinf repetition and eliminat- sions. Surely the committee could not have successfully used its failure to control this inquiry as an excuse for shoving it under the rug. Nor did Senator Mundt have any right to try—as he did —.to fasten blame on the Army for "protracting" the hearing. Not the Army, but he and the committee rule this investigation. The issues in this controversy go to the fundamental power relationship of our constitutional system. We must hear them through if it takes all summer. Which Goal? We see it finally settled that the 1956 Olympic Games will be held in Melbourne, Australia. It'll be interesting now to see whether the Soviet Union decides to participate, as it did at Helsinki in 1952. The Kremlin may be a little leery about sending a flock of prize athletes Down Under. Not long ago Comrade Petrov, a top MVD agent ,and his wife defected in Australia. The Russians got mad and pulled up diplomatic stakes, so who will be around in 1956 to keep an eye on the athletes? Without the sterne surveillance of the secret police, some of those Soviet running stars might decide to keep on running right out of the stadium. Freedom might look like*a better goal than breasting tfce winners' tape. Views of Others Interesting Habit Sen. J. William Pulbright is a quite, bespectacled southerner. He has been a Rhodes scholar, teacher of law, the president of a college, investment company and lumbr company. He has an interesting habit, which LIFE magazine noted in some brief comments on him a week or so ago. Said LIFE: "He is likely to sit in his office for hours on end, just thinking"! To back up the statement, it carried a picture of him, peering downward, spectacles on his nose looking thoughtful indeed. •••• What he thinks about was not reported. One would suppose, though that out of these sessions with himself came the idea for the, international exchange of students under .the scholarship program which bears his name. It is likely too that he pondered for some time before deciding to cast his vote—and it was the only "No" —against the measure which gave Sen. McCarthy and his committee more than $200,000. It is too bad L$IFE did not inquire of the senator how he formed this habit of thinking. That information should be generally useful. For it is quite true, as James Bryce wrote, that "To the vast majority of mankind nothing is more agreeable than to escape the need for mental exertion of thinking." And James Russell Lowell wrote, in A Moosehead Journal, that "It is curious how tyrannical the habit of reading is, and what shifts we make to escape thinking. There is'no bore we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds." It seems rather strange that the senator's habit of thinking was considered noteworthy in the first place. The fact tnat it was so considered is—something to think .about.—.—Charlotte (N. C.) News. They're Not Exempt We are getting weary of the cries of "foul" that rise up whenever the security background of an American scientist is investigated. It is always alleged—as occurred during the current re-investigation of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer—that the morale of all scientists doing military research is being damaged; that it will be difficult to recruit skilled scientists if they are going to'have to present a clean bill of health in security matters. Bunk! Scientists are people like. everybody else. They are not hothouse plants needing to be screened off from the mainstream of American political thought. They should be no more immune from security investigations than lawyers or politicians or newspaper reporters. It will be a sad day indeed for the nation if the theory is ever accepted that any professional group of citizens, as a class, is exempt from all the duties and obligations that fall on all citizens. By "the same token, we do nofc subscribe to the belief that any particular group or profession is more likely to be subversive than any other, although the political naivette of some otherwise brainy scientists is a jarring reflection at times on the narrow specialization of tome of the nation's best schools of science.—Carlsbad (N. M.). SO THEY SAY As I see it there will be a moderate increase in the demand for steel in the months ahead and I am hopeful that the year as a whole will prove to be a relatively good one. — Benjamin Fairless. chairman of U. S. Steel. * *» * My brother (Pvt. G. David Schine) Just got caught In the middle of a fight between the Army and the (Senate) investigating; committee. — C. Richard Schine, Harvard sophomore. • * * I believe peace in Indo-China will be more readily obtained if it can be fitted into a framework of collective Mcurity. — Secretary of Statt "Again—Heads, It's Indispensable; Tails, It's Not"' Ptfer Idson's Washington Column — Hearing-Happy Character Suffers WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Groggy from two weeks of daily attendance at the Senate's Army- McCarthy investigation, Joe Doakes staggered into a restaurant on Capitol Hill to get a cup of coffee. The following monitored conversation, which might be entitled, "What Makes Lawyers Behave This Way?" is then alleged to have taken place, though it is unsupported by any other evidence: Mr. Doakes—(to waitress) —Before • placing my point of order, demand to see a menu, which we shall call Exhibit A. (Waitress complies. He reads it line-by-line. ) Mr. Doakes—You hand me herewith a card which you allege to be a menu. I find printed or typewritten hereon, in what.appears to be a carbon copy, various and sundry items of food, to wit: Appetizers, soups, entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages, with certain specified prices listed after each item. But nowhere hereon does the word "Menu" appear. Are you prepared to testify under oath that this is, in fact, the menu of this establishment for this day, or a reasonable or exact facsmile thereof; and in whose files does the original of this document. Exhibit A, now repose; also if it is marked in anyway shape or form "Confidential" or "Restricted?" Waitress — (politely) You look tired. May I get you a cup of coffee? Or would you like something else? Mr. Doakes—Do not put words into my mouth, madam. I will come to the point at the end of my allotted ten minutes. For the moment, may I please call to your attention the fact that this card, which you have delivered to me this date, in response to my oral request, and which you infer, though you have not yet so testified, is indeed your actual, full and complete menu, lists on the last line certain beverages, to wit: "Tea, coffee, milk." This card does not say whether these alleged beverages are served separately or in conjunction, and if the latter, in what proportion. Waitress—Look, I got other— Mr. Doakes—(interrupting) — I am not here to inquire about your "other" as you call them. Give me your full attention please. Do not divert me and do not try to evade the question. Assuming for the moment that I did come' into this alleged establishment for the sole and express purpose -of ordering coffee, how and in what form would it be delivered to me, if I merely ordered what you have listed on this aforementioned cam, which you sav is your menu, as coffee? Would it be of the whole bean, or berry, or would it be ground, and if so. would it be percolator or drip grind, or one of the so- called instant varietes? Would it be served in a glass or a cup, or in what the French call a "demitasse" or—and this is the real point of my question—would it be served from a samovar, which is a Russian invention and therefore of a subversive nature which would bear further investigation? Answer me yes or no, so that we can save time and get on with these historic proceedings. Waitress—(A smile of comprehension breaking over her face as a great light dawns)— I've got you now. I was watching .it myself on TV last night. (She turns mock serious)—Sir, I must inform you that the charges you have made against this establishment constitute blackmail and are intended only to delay me from my important work of serving the patrons. I must also respectfully point out to the distinguished customer for whom I have the highest respect, that he is punch-drunk, stir^crazy and suffering from the hearing heebie jeebies. Furthermore, you do not lend dignity—(She breaks down and giggles.) I know what you need. (She goes behinl th counter and draws a cup of hot black coffee which she brings to the table.) Mr. Doakes—Coffee! Waitress — Why didn't you say so in the first place, and we could have settled this whole business in 30 seconds. So could they (she adds with her sweetest professional smile;— if they had any sense. the Doctor Says— A small gland called the pituitary lies on the underside of the brain at the base of the skull. This gland secrets several important the development and function of hormones which are necessary for various organs. One of these hormones, which is secreted from a portion of the pituitary body or gland, acts on another important internal gland called the adrenal. There are two adrenal glands which are also small and which lie close to the two kidneys. This pituitary hormone activates or stimulates a portion of the adrenal glands and is called adren- ocorticotrophic hormone, or ACTH for short. Apparently without the stimulating action of the secretion form the pituitary gland, important hormores of the adrenal glands are not formed in sufficient amounts. All this sounds a little complicated and, of course, it is. However, the last few years have made this subject of practical importance. Several different diseases are now being successfully treated both with the adrenal secretion, which is called cortisone, and the stimulating pituitary secretion ACTH. Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JOEDAN. M. D. men. Unfortunately, this gland can also become the site of a tumor. In this connection one correspondent wrote that her tusband had had though his vision had been seriously impaired before the operation, it was almost completely restored afterwards. However, the operation resulted in some change in his features and other complications, although he has continued to hold a responsible position and outwardly to lead a normal life. This was indeed a serious operation, but apparently the whole tumor was removed, although the pituitary gland was removed with it, no doubt. It is not possible to transplant a new pituitary gland, so that quite possibly in the future it will be necessary to supply the patient with some of the hormones which the pituitary ordinarily secretes. This is a problem for the .physician, the patient and his family to meet with the greatest intelligence and courage. playing his ace of spades. When asked if he had filed his spade ace among' his clubs, he replied, "No, I had it with my spades, but I usually have clubs with my spades, so I thought it was a club anyway. Something similar happened in today's hand. West led the five of spades, dummy played low, and East played the eight of spades. Of course East's normal course was to play the king of spades and Both these hormones have remarkable effects, many of which are still not too well understood. Both substances are being used in some eye diseases, arthritis and a number of other conditions, some of which have not up to this time responded well to other forms of treatment. Medical science has known for many years something about these glands of internal secretion and of the hormones which they produce. However, the discovery of the extraordinary effects of hese twortS honnones on many actions of the human body and on some of the body's diseasevS has caused a great •* MeMMn«nt among medical • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Play Som« Tricks; Reap Dividends Human nature being what it is, practically every player occasionally misplaces a spade among his clubs or a heart among his diamonds. Some players this deliberately in the hope of confusing an opponent who may happen to catch a glimpse of the hand. Some years O'TO, a player of my acquaintance bid and made seven spades even though one of the opponents had the ace of trumps. Th« oppoiMfit rtvoM intte*4 of NORTH (D) 18 V732 • A K J 10 8 #762 WEST EAST 4 A 10 9532 4 K 8 *96 VJ1035 • 542 • Q63 *95 AQJ104 SOUTH V A K Q 4 • 97 #AK83 Neither side vul. North East South West Pasi Pass 1V Pass 2 • Pass 3 N.T. Pass i Pass Pass Opening lead—4 5 then return the suit. This play didn't occur to East, however, since he had the king of spades mixed up with his clubs. South won the first trick with the queen of spades and could count only eight fast tricks. He tried three rounds of hearts, since a 3-3 break would give him his ninth trick immediately. When the hearts failed to break, declarer led the nine of diamonds for a finesse. East won with the queen of diamonds and returned what he thought was the king of clubs. East was privately surprised, even horrified, to see that the ^ard he had put on the table was the king of spades. Nobody noticed East's confusion, however, since West overtook with the ace of spades and speedily c?.shed the rest of his long suit. "That was a wonderful play!" We* •oncrftttilfttod hta p»rw*r M Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA( —Hollywood and Grapevine: The Betty Hutton-Sophie Tucker friendship isn't what it was since Betty was talked out of doing "The Sophie Tucker Story" on the screen. Sophie's bitter about it. . . • There's a wobble in the Faith Domergue-Hugo Fregonese marriage. Pals are advising them to work out their differences. Kathryn Grayson is sicker than she's admitting. There was a heap big medical consultation some weeks back and La Grayson was ordered to take a rest away from Hollywood. Bermuda, I hear. . . . Jean Peters has whispered it many times before, but she's once again sotto-vocing that she will wed a many-times-over millionaire. The same one. Yvonne de Carlo, who had planned on an altar trip with British actor ROBERT Urquart, is now say ing that romance is FINIS. "It's just over," Yvonne confided between scenes for "Where the ind Bies" at RKO. "I wasn't sure enough. It wouldn't have worked out. Bob is a struggling young actor. It's difficult for a fellow like that when the wife is successful." ROBERT DONAT has notified his agents he'll now consider Hollywood offers. For the first time in years, the asthma-ridden star worked .three months before the cameras.In "Lease on Life" without losing a day. Pals say that the James Masons will name him Frederick de Cordova Mason, in honor of the TV director of the "Burns and Allen" show, if the November stork bundle is a boy. If it's a girl, she will be dubbed Zsa Zsa Mason after Pamela's best chum. Terry Moore gets hauled into the law courts next month by Agent Leon Lance, who claims he started her on the glory road and that she owes him a fortune in ten percentages. FRED ASTAIRE'S hoofing with Ginger Rogers in the middle 30's is remembered as the great twinkle-toed celluloid in Hollywood's But how do the routines look today to a modern movie hoofer? "They're still great," says Gene Nelson, who saw all of the Astaire- Rogers musicals recently. But he adds: "Your memory, though, has made them better. Fred paved the way for all of us and. his dance technique of 20 years ago is as modern as today's. But the pictures are dated. Watching the dancing is like looking .at a beautiful stone in an old setting." "So This Is Paris" is Gene's «ew flicker and one of his educated toe numbers is reminiscent of the 1935 Astaire—an amazing routine on a crowded Paris street in which he sors over bicycles, dodges automobiles and whirls around passers-by. MARILYN MONROE, contrary to all the publicity about the new .deal she dictated at Fox, didn't the end of his hand. It really was. If East >had made the normal play of putting up the king of spades at the first trick, the defenders could have taken two spades and one diamond, but South would have made his contract without the slightest difficulty. The play of the eight of spades persuaded South to take his queen a tonce, thus forcing out declarer's stopper while it was still possible for East to reach his par> ner's hand. East accepted the congratulations modestly. "It looked like the right play," he explained, "so I made it." get the right to do outside pictyrei. She's fuming about it, too. James Mason and Kirk Doublas started off bein gbosom pals dur» ing filming o f"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." But now they're barely speaking on the set of the Walt Disney picture. ... Remember how John Wayne pummeled Maureen O'Hara in "The Quiet Man." Now if.: Maureen'* turn. One sequence in "The Long Gray Line" calls for her to knock the breath out of Pat Wayne, 16-year- old son of the star. Mario Lanza ^~as to have been represented by a flock of new RCA-Victor records this- summer. But he walked out in' the middle of his first recording date and hasn't made peace with the company since. Spray that asbestos on the bif screen, fellas—a movie version of "Lady Chatterley's Lover," banned in the U. S. in its unexpur- jated form, is on its way. Michele Morgan will play Lady Chatterley in the film, to be made in London by Maj. Daniel Angel. 75 Yt«rs Ago In «/yt/ievi//< Max Logan was elected president of the Cotillion Club at a meeting of the group at the American Legion Hut last night when plans were also made for a dance. Other officers are: Mrs. Ellis Snipes, vice-president; Mrs. Elbert Huffman, secretary; Harold Schnee, treasurer. Mrs. Louis Cherry and Mrs. Charles Wylie played cards with members of the Young Matrons Club yesterday afternoon when they were entertained at the home of Mrs. Doyle Henderson. J. L. Guard, U. S. Branson, Mrs. and Mrs. Harry Kirby and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lemons have returned from Hot Springs weher the men attended the state Rotary convention. \ THE BATTLESHIP was in port, arjd visitors were being shown around. The guide exhibited a bronze tablet on the deck. "And this was where our gallant Captain fell." Said the little old lady in the crowd, "Well, no wonder, I nearly tripped over the damned thing myself."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. ANOTHER good thing about small towns is that a -fellow doesn't have to explain a black eye. Everybody knows.—Catoosa County (Ga.) News. CLEAN-UP time is the week when every man is urged publicly to do what his wife has been needling him to do for several past weeks.— Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Old Man Hobbs says justice is sometimes served when Judge Boles gets into a chess game and puts off going to' court, and he thinks some congressmen and senators ought to take up chess. 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