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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 24, 1953
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FAGB FOtm BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS WE coimirot mw8 co. H. W. KAINEfl, Publisher •AMY A. RAINES; Awlttant Publisher A, A. FIWDRICK80N, Editor f AUL D. HUMAN, Advertl»ln| M»n»ger Bolt Nttkmil AivtrtUlrn Representatives: W»11M» Wltmw Co, New York, Chlcwo, Detiolt, AtlwiU, MCTiphU. ^ _ mwred « •«ond cl»si nutter »t the poit- oHlce »t BlythevlUe, Arkansu. under act oJ Con- ire*, October ». mi. BLYTHEVILIsE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS JWWBAY, HWJTJBT Hi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carrier In the city of Blytheville or any ,uburb. n town where carrier lervlce 1. maintained. 25c per week. Br mall, within » radius ol 50 miles, *5.00 per T«r MM »r six months, 11.25 tor three month.. b7m.iloutside 50 mil. xone, $12.50 per year payabVe In advance. Meditations And they were exceeding .orrowful, »nd be- I«i .»«ry one of them to «y unto him, Lord, U it I? - Matthew M:». * * * Mere .orrow, which weeps and sits still. is not repentance. Repentance is sorrow converted Into .ctlon; into » movement toward a new and better life. — Marvin R. Vincent. Barbs And ye «h»H know th»t I am the Lord, when I have opened your ir»ves, O my pc°Pl". and brought you up out of your graves. - Ezeklcl 17:13. » • • Into its furrows, shall wa all be cast, In the sure faith, that we shall rise again At the great harvest, when the archangel's blast Shall winnow, like a fan, the chaff and grain. — Longfellow. Flexible Defense Needed To Fight Red Shift in Asia Gordon Walker, a Far Eastern correspondent of the Christian Science Monitor, reports on a Washington visit that qualified observers fear Red China may try to outflank and outsmart the Western nations in Southeast Asia. These experts believe China is preparing to shift its major Asiatic strategy from the military to the political field. They think. Peiping plans to set up a so-called Greater Thai Federation which would take in parts of Indo-China, Burma and Thailand. Thai tribal groups bulk heavily in all these countries. In their judgment, a possible tip- off on this plan may have been the recent announcement that a Free Thai Autonomous State has been formed in southern Yunnan province, in China, where that country borders Indo-China and Burma around the Mekong River. When Viet Minh rebels invaded the Indo-Chinese state of Laos last spring, they reportedly set up another such Thai satellite. The French are expecting this invasion to be renewed as soon as monsoon rains taper off next month. Consequently, the rebels might expand potential Thai satellite area both in Laos and southward into neighboring Cambodia. The latter might be drawn in without military effort. Likewise, Burma and Thailand would be highly vulnerable to political appeals to join a Thai federation, since present governments in these two nations are notoriously weak. Should all this be achieved by largely • political means, it evidently would leave Western policy for Southeast Asia sadly out of date. For, as the experts pointed out to Walker, that policy is fundamentally a military one, founded on French efforts to hold certain key areas of Indo- China against all assault. ^ But if the Chinese Communists resort to political appeals and'they work, the French and we Americans who sup-, port their fight might awake one day to discover that the Red tide had flowed all around the stoutly held bastions and that a staggering proportion of Southeast Asia's soil was under hostile cgn- trol. In other words, while holding to » fixed policy based on military strategy, we could be outflanked. At that point, we would be faced by the dismal alternatives 'of continuing an almost futile resistance or mounting a far greater war effort that would be comparable to carrying the Korean war to the mainland of China. If these specialists are reading the danger signs aright, then the big Western powern can afford to waste no time in considering fresh *lternativ«i to the present plan for Southeast Asia'i dn- fense. A flexible strategy is clearly called for. Failure to develop it could exact from th« West a monumental price: the loss of southern Asia's geographical heart and its most important rice-growing regions. Lawmakers Vs. TV Television, which can give you a ringside seat at the making of history, doesn't seem to be winning its way into the hearts of our lawmakers in Washington. Or at least, not into the hearts of the committee chairmen who decide whether TV shall be allowed. With certain well-publicized exceptions, the chairmen appear to have a definite distaste for TV coverage of their hearings. Some believe sincerely that the cameras have no place in the committee room. They feel they distract and disturb witnesses, that they dominate the scene with their equipment, and thus tend to create a circus amosphere not suitable to sane legislative proceedings. One lawmaker says TV is firmly set as a "teacher of living history." Apparently the powers on Capitol Hill would just as soon have the public get its history in less dramatic but also less disillusioning ways. Views of Others Passing of An Age Something beyond the passing of a great institution la foreshadowed in the announcement by a big shot in the industry that the nickel candy bar is on the way out. When the five-cent candy bar goes, what wt ask, will we do for low-cost casual reading matter? For we must confess that along with the gastronomical pleasure from the toothsome —though lately shrunken — nickel's, -worth, was the stimulating mental exercise nfforded by th« mystifying list of ingredients on the Wrapper. As nn invertcrate reader of labels on ketchup bottles, aspirin tins and the like, many a person has enjoyed a five-minute escape from reality, trying to put together the components set forth on the candy wrapper so that they come out in the one cohesive streamlined unit Just devoured. , With the nickel candy bar and its wrapper gone, one will never be able to solve the mystery of what makes glycerin, gelatin, lecithin, vegetable oil, emulsificr, plus a dash of sugar, cocoa and molasses and a pinch of bicarbonate, evolve into a favorite afternoon energizer. Back in the Middle Ages, when there were no food laws or paper wrappers, European confectioners mnde candy in fancy shapes, frequently stamped with sprightly epigrams. Witty though these may have been, they could not measure up In reader interest to today's candy bar whopper. For Americans, the passing of the nickel candy bar will mark the end of an era, which many could pinpoint along the way by recalling when the favorite number made its debut on the drugstore counter. Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Battle of Skirts Is On Us Hemlines are on the qui vive and skirts are restless. Paris says they are going up. New York says they aren't. Ladies everywhere are excited. Christian Dior, the French designer who has meddled with more sklrUq than any man In our time, declares that the calf has been hidden too long. TJle hemline should be above the bulge and in the dip. Adele Simpson of New York, herself something of an arbiter in fashion circles, says Dior Is setting his sights too high. She says that, in general, skirts will remain where they are now, halfway down the calf. She yielded, however, to personal preference, granting that a girl might wear them shorter, if she decided it is to her advantage. "It all depends on each gal and her particular gams," Mrs. Simpson remarked. In 1947 this same Dior Jerked the hemline down and the New Look, with all Its bedraggled droop, was the fashion of the day. Slowly skirts have eased back up until now they are 13 Inches from the floor. Dior is demanding four more, hiking the hemline to n Inches. It's up to the girls to decide. But they can be certain that we men. innocent bystanders, will be watching. —The Atlanta Journal. SO THEY SAY With Stalin dead and Beria on the way to the undertaker, the Kremlin is marching thru Georgians. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. * * + Report from Texas: "Down In Fort Worth the other day It wns so hot a dog was chasing a cat and they were both walking." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. * * * Instead of eliminating the federal tax on movie tickets. Congress should have shifted It to the popcorn. — Fort Myers (Fl«.) News- Press. * * * The Treasury wants to revise the U.S. lux laws, but finds the question complicated. Maybe It cnn't ilgure out how to rearrange the »S taxes hidden in « loaf of bread. — New Orleans fitalai. 'Wait Here—Mommy's Going Shopping Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NKA)— Behind the Screen: There'a » new con< tract waiting Van Johnson's ilgna- ture at MOM, Cut Van has Ideal about his future. Playing Lt. Maryk In "The Calne Mutiny," Van told us: 'I can't make up my stupid mind. One of my big faults is Indecision. I didn't realize there were so many exciting things going on in Hollywood beyond studio gates." For a long, time, says Van. he did pictures MOM gave him without much hope of moving into better roles. "But maybe," he says, "It was my fault. I didn't scream or light other actors turned down when parts and the boys would say, Peter ft/son's Washington Column— Legal Entanglements Complicate Settlement of Peace for Korea WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The United Nations General Assembly takes up the question of what to do about a Korean peace settlement with, most uncertain prospects. The armistice agreement provides for the commanders of both sides making recommen- dationa on the colling of a political conference within 90 days, or by Ocl. 27, to discuss the peace. What this seems to mean is that ,he other side — the North Ko- •enns, Chinese Communists and peter Edson Hussions will make up their i not-so-swcet minds as to what should ud done, D »y so, and that will be that.. On the UN side, it. Isn't nearly 50 simple. The United Nations com- iiandcr. Gen. Mark W. Clark, has submitted his report to the United Nations General Assembly. This ,t starts the argument and the trouble. The report will be referred to the Political Committee. This Is made up of one representative rom each of the 60 United Nations countries. Soviet Russia Is one of hose countries. So what you have lere la Soviet Russia having ft voice on both sides of this case about what should be. done next. What the Russian position In all .his is going to be, nobody will know until Foreign Minister Vlshin- sky goes into his harangue. On the msis of past performances and past utterances, however, there Is some reason to believe that the Russians would welcome a gener- al conference to discuss the lessening of Par Bast "tensions." Everyone knows what the tensions are, but what can be done about them is something else again. If talking about them consists of sitting around a table, drinking vodka, nibbling caviar and being photographed for the propaganda purpose of showing the people behind the Iron Curtain how everybody loves everybody else, it will be a grand waste of time, but this Is merely the first of the complications. Pressure For Six-Power Parley There Is building up at United Nations considerable pressure for a six-power conference to discuss not only peace in Korea but all the problems of the Far East. The six powers would be the United States, Russia, Britain, France, Communist China and India. In such a conference the United States would have only one vote and no veto, for this question does not go to the Security Council. But this is only the first objection to a Big Six parley. A second factor Is that it would leave out Korea, which is more directly concerned in this business than any- bodyelse. Another factor Is that It would leave out 13 of the 17 nations that had troops fighting in Korea. Still another factor is that It would Include India, which took no part In all the fighting, though It was the country that made the general proposals which resulted In the armistice agreement finally signed. The support for including India in this conference comes from Great Britain, which wants to build up India's prestige as a major power In Asia. But France— which has a vital interest in not wanting a Korean settlement to liberate Chinese Communist troops for further fighting in Indo-China —does not want India Included in the conference. Furthermore, if this Is to be a general Far Kastern peace conference, France would naturally want Indo-China's three states included as negotiators. U. S. Urges Including Korea The United States position on all this Is to hold a conference of the Republic of Korea and the 16 United Nations that defended it on the one side, and of North Korea, Communist China and Russia on the other side. The purpose of this 20-power conference would be to write the Korean peace treaty within 80 days or so — as called for In the Korean armistice and then go home If a general Far Eastern settlement is to be discussed that should come later in a separate conference. What is needed, of course, is agreement to sit down and discuss specific things, then do something about them. But that is apparently too simple and sensible a proposal to win much support. On the contrary, as the United Nations General Assembly convened there seemed to Washington officials to be much more sentiment for a general round-table discussion to talk about anything and everything, more or less Interminably. What this all seems to indicate Is a great international legal maze through which no one can chart a course in advance. If the Unitec Nations General Assembly can settle this in a week •— as has been hopefully predicted — It will be nothing short of a miracle. __ p DOCtOr JCiS — By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Servle. Numberless people are troubled shunning the offending substance 11 Ulliuwi ib» I- J- ,. -nnnntinrnnro from time to time with hives, or urticaria, a condition commonly classified with the allergies. J. H., or example, writes: "I have been troubled with hives lately and wonder if there Is a cause for them. I also want to know U there is any mmedlate cure for the terrible things." The characteristic appearance of lives consists of reddish, swollen spots on the skin accompanied by intense itching. These spots may last for only a few hours and then disappear without apparent reason, or may go on for days or even weeks. There is no one "cause" since urticaria can develop from a great many different things, and therefore, In a way, It is not proper to call it » single disease. There appears to be something special about the person who has urticaria which makes It possible. For example, most people cnn eat strawberries without developing hives, but a few break out with urticaria if they cat even n single berry. Urticaria can follow [rom almost any food or drug, almost any infection, 'heat, furs. Insect biles or Innumerable other causes. Curiously enough, most patients with urticaria do not show a skin reaction when given the skin tests with the offending: agent. This Is difficult to -xplaln, but. nf course, has greatly complicated the IdenUdcn- tlon of the cause in many esses of obscure origin. Should Find Oiuisr When possible the cause of hives should be discovered. If Ihe cause, whether food or something else, can be pinpointed, nvoirtanrf of that substance will usually cause tb* urticaria to disappear and usually prevents its reappearance. Other than finding the cause, medical treatment Is often disappointing. There is nothing which can be put on the surface of the skin to make the hives disappear. away with his dangerous bid. This doesn't mean that he gains anything; It merely means that he escapes punishment. This Is like walking across a busy street with your eyes closed •— the best you can hope for Is to stay out of trou ble. When today's hand was played recently, South was unlucky be cause West knew enough to double the unsound overcall of two clubs South awaited the outcome quite .Ithough the itching often can be | cheerfully at first, but he soon losl partly relieved. Epinephrine or adrenalin, which Is useful in many allergies, has proved disappointing. The drugs known as antihista- mlnes, of which there are several kinds on the market, often prove helpful. When- properly used they may relieve the symptoms for hours though they do not cure the underlying cause. Chronic, long lasting urticaria, constitutes an exceedingly difficult problem. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Avoid Overcall; Win Bridge Game By OSWALD .IACOBT Written for NEA Service Most bridge players "would bid two clubs' on the South hand, after East opens the bidding. Experts avoid such ovnrcnlls because game Is very unlikely unless partner has an equally good hand. If that happens to be the case, the opening bidder's partner will have » worthless hand and will pass: whereupon it will be easy and safe to step Into the auction. In the average game nothing very serious happens when the ov- ercnll of two clubs Is mnde. The next player seldom doubles (even with n hand that Is clearly worth it double, and th« ovcrcaller gcti his happy smile. West opened the nine of spades dummy covered with the ten, and NORTH 4 K 10 8 4 V085 • 109543 <M WEST <D> AAQ-J72 + JS7J «KQ8 A10S- SOUTH VK.73 #78 + AKQ88J North-South vul. Eut South .WeM North 1 * 2 * Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 9 East won a finesse with the Jack East returned the jack of. hearts and South put up the king. Wes look the ace and queen of heart and led his remaining spade whereupon East won a second fin case with the queen of spades. East was In no*hurry to lead a third round of spades. Instead h cashed the ten of hearts and ther switched to the king of diamonds When that held, E«st next cashcr 1 queen of diamonds. By thi the time it was clear that South's re for Repairs." Now «. neg sign sayt; "Wt» R»model to Suit Tenant." Reports From Hollywood Hollywood is talking about: Join Crawford's telefilm debut Sept. It on the new Mirror Theater »eriei. She made the 30-mtoute horns- screen flicker six months ago. . . . Texas theater owners yelling for a 20 per cent hike in admission to compensate for the 20 per cent federal tax loss. Hollywood was on Ike's band wagon before the elec- Bay Bolger's telefilm series, already sold on ABC-TV, with a $42.600 The Ronald (heir Hollywood tion, but now—oh boy! weekly budget! 'Give it to Johnson.' I took the discards and tried to be pliable." There's no crystal ball to give him the answer, but Van's inclined to think he should be paired with different feminine faces in the fu- ure. He groans: 'I was teamed with June Allyon, Esther Williams/ and Janet Leigh so much that all the fresh- ess went out of things. We'd all .now just v(hat we were going to o. There was no fire. A new lead- ng lady once in a while sparks ou. It's a stimulant. The whole ndustry could use a little of it." Betty Hayden is'describing her reconciliation" with rugged Ster- .ng Hayden with the wordage: 'We're not reconciled but we're ogether. We both hope things will work out." Hutton A Hit Bouncing Betty Hutton is admit- ing her Las Vegas nightclub tri- irnph bounced her off the career ipringboard Into a swirling pool of abulous offers "that has me dizzy. So I'm taking a vacation before I make up my mind about any- .hing." *• Where they were lukewarm about the idea a year ago, every studio in town now wants her name on the dotted line for the Sophie Tucker film biography. There was indecision, too, about her TV fu- ,ure but now she's beaming: "Honey, it's fantastic. They're waving money at us." With so many stars putting their household furnishings under the lammer, you can almost sum up the career of some movie kings and queens this way: "Lights, Camera, AUCTION." Peter Lorre will star In Roberto Rosselllni's next untitled film in Italy. But Ingrid will' be too busy playing a non-singing role in the operatic version of "Joan of Arc to take direction from her hubby. Jack Palance and Joan Fontaine, It now can be told, didn't get along as costars in "Flight to Tangier." No clashes or arguments — Just bristling. Colmans selling home. They'll commute to Santa Barbara, Calif. . . Gail Russell ready for a new career try after long, long sessions with » psychiatrist. . . Mitzi Caynor and advertising man Jack Bean deciding to take the big step. They will be hitched around Xmas time. The John Kerr who will be Deborah Kerr's leading man in "Tea and Sympathy" on Broadway is the son of June Walker, a famous silent screen star. Ella Logan, about divorcing Fred Finkelhoffe: T won't say I'm going to b« lappier. But I've made up my mind." Mrs. John Barrymore, Jr. — Cara Williams — and MOM have called it a day. . . Vic Damone'a new contract at the same studio is for n months only. Stage Beauty Cindy Heller, writing about her marriage to comio Joey Adarns in See Magazine, insists that Joel changed the marriage vows to read, "Love, honor and applaud." Mary Astor Is resting up lit • Chestertown, Md., farm after her recent collapse, while touring in "Biography." 'Qh,e won't begin rehearsals in "Time of the Cuckoo" until late this month. Few people know that Mary underwent drastic surgery just before her comeback try. BOY—Dad. how do they catch lunatics? Father—With face powder, low cut dresses and pretty smiles, my son.—Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. 75 Years Ago In Biythevi//e There's eyebrow-lifting irony in three signs I've watched go up on Crenshaw Blvd. movie theater In Los Angeles. The first one put up a year ago, read: 'We're Tired of TV, too. No Commercials Here." Then the theater Closed and the marquee was changed to: "Closed East switched back to spades. South didn't dare ruff high, for then West would surely win two trump tricks. Hence declarer ruffed with the eight of clubs, and West then led his last heart, and East carefully ruffed with the ten of clubs. South had to overruff and then give West a second trump trick anyway. South managed to win only four tricks, and thus sustained a penalty of 1100 points. The funniest part of the hand was that South thought he was Just unlucky and is still making the same kind of overcall. William Lawshe and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leech are in Memphis with Mrs- Lawshe who is resting-very well at the Baptist Hospital following an emergency operation lor appendicitis. Dr. F. Don Smith has announced the opening of his office next Monday In the Ingram Building at ths corner of Main and First Streets. Mary, Ann Parks underwent a tonsilectomy today at Walls Hospital. They used to say theri w«r« two things you couldn't ereap* —death and taxes. But, layt Doc Smithers, medical jclenct has so improved you'vt got • chance to live a long time, while taxes have already (Ol everybody down. Just Jewels Answer to Previou* Puzi!» mtlnlnl cardi were trumps, t ACROSS 1 Jewel 4 Green or white jewel 8 October's birlhstone 12 Girl's name 13 Region 14 Scandinavian 15 Tangle 16 Butterfly 18 Rare green jewel 20 Sand hill] 21 Raced 22 Always 24 Sour 26 Notion 27 Middle (prefix) 30 Shackles 32 Streak 34 Nimbuses 35 Prickly herb 36 Diminutive suffixes 37 Prosecutes 39 Musical symbol 40 Stalk 4,1 Observe 42 Ethical 45 Porlorm 49 Having consumed too much 51 Black bird 52 Deceased 53 Afternoon parties 54 Piece out 55 Goes astray 56 Essential being 57 Legal matters DOWN 1 Sport 2 Kjnd of cheese 3 Fabrics 4 Oriental country 5 Seed covering 6 Transferred title 7 Hearing organ 8 More peculiar 9 Ache 10 British princess 11 Dregs 11 Form a notion 19 Wireless 23 Sleeveless garments 2-1 Pain 25 Short talk 28 Give forth 27 Deluder 28 Fencing sword 29 Ego 31. Snuggle 33 Speeder 38 Displays nduc feeling 41 Judgment 42 Fashion 43 Above 4-1 Erect 46 Vegetables 47 Grasp 48 Female sheep (pi.) 40 Brownish-red 50 Goddess of jewels infatuation

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