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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1954 1HB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINIS, Publisher EAAAT A. RAINES, Assistant PublUhw A. A. FREDRICK80N Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroll, Atlanta, Mtmphl*. Entered at second class matter at the poat- of$M at BlytheYille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October *. 1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevillt or any suburban town when carrier service ii main- Mined, J5c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 95.00 per fear, 13.50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*; by mail ottaide 50 mite rent. 112.50 per rear payable In adT&nce. Meditations Dem Block of Taft-Hartley Change Shows Party Unity On the surface the Senate gave President Eisenhower a rebuff when it recently returned to committee his proposed revisions of the. Taft-Hartley labor law. But the political damage may not go very deep. Though Taft-Hartley has been something of a political issue ever since it became a law in 1947, there is no sign the voters are likely to be fired up over Jt this fall. And the plain fact is that the particular amendements just defeated were not desired no way either the labor leaders or business. Both sides preferred no bill to these revisions, and they appear certain to get their wish. The President's proposals would have eased the existing ban on secondly boycotts, and given states the authority to adoixt laws dealing with labor disDutes considered to constitute a "clear and present danger to the health or safety of the people." There were a dozen other items. More than a few men on Capitol Hill felt Mr. Eisenhower was ill-advised to press for this set of amendments in the face of the disinterest of. labor and management. However that mav be, he did presist, so Ms prestige inevitably suffers a nick from this reversal. Perhaps of more significance, though, is the solid Democratic vote against the revision measure. Northern and southern Democrats united in opposition, but for different reasons. Northerners felt it didn't go far enouorh ni labor's favor; conservative southerners believed it lacked sufficient curbs on labor. This kind of unity would seem to have no promise of endurance. Yet if it is improvised very many times, from whatever .diverse motives, it can help to play hob with Mr. Eisenhower's program. For he has so far been unable to command the full support of his own party on these plans. In any event, Taft-Hartley would seem to be a dead issue for a good while —«t least until 1955 and possibly until flogged into life for the next presidential stakes in 1956. Logic of Spite There i* not the slightest doubt of what will be Dr. J. Robert Oppenheim- •r'l fate if the security panel now studying his records concludes that he is a poor security risk. Hi will be barred indefinitely from aeetM to such atomic energy secrets as irt not already within,his head or within his capacity to "think through." Hoff puzzling at the moment is the what will happen if h« ii clear- Now when they shall fall, the? shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with fUtteri**-D»nid 11:34. There is nothing which so poisons princes as flattery, nor anything whereby wicked men more easily obtain credit and favor with them.—-Montaigne. There are Iota of folks who have been women »o long they can't help being a little contrary. ' ' • * * * Ifs about time for Sunday leisure to be burled wider the aod of a new lawn being put In. '. '.' ,• ..'. * * * Men who will be married in June should start now practicing carrying an umbrella, v * * Retire IB what tome men do just up and wish they were still working. * * * A writer says people think too much about bank rofis. What's the harm in reminiscing once ina wfaflt. ed. Secretary of Defense Wilson has stated that the Defense Department won't want him no matter how he comes out on security. The attitude of Chairman Lewis Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission is unknown, but there are re- prts that he is not kindly disposed toward Oppenheimer. Until the decision is announced and Strauss has a basis for action, it is useless to speculate on what the AEC might do. But as for Wilson, he is on the record, and with a statement which must baffle any fair-minded person. He has said that even if Oppenheimer is cleared clean as a whistle he doesn't want him. In other words, the Defense Department is prepared to cut off its nose to spite its face. It is ready to dispense for good and all with the services of one of the country's most brilliant scientists, the man who gets chief credit for the A-bomb. If Wilson can explain the logic in this position, we are listening. It sounds almost as if he thinks the Defense Department can get along without scientists in a day when war more than ever is a battle of scientific minds. Views of Others This Is Despair Americans may feel they have no tears to waste on the dead who were once zealous Communists in the border countries now under Russian domination. And yet, the purged national Reds are probably the most tragic figures of modern times. Morris Ernst' and David Loth have compiled figures of why Americans become Communists and why many of them left the party. The authors erroneously seem to feel the reasons for jolting the party were the same in the 1920's and in the 1950% but some of the reasons are probably very similar—the urge to "be somebody," to "belong." In Europe and Asia the anti-fascist characteristic of communism was a strong drowing point. So was its anti-anti-semitism that is now being exploded, in Europe, probably more than in America, many joiners were highly idealistic and battered by the harsh realities of war and persecution. Communism may be "the god that failed" to those who are going down to the death dungeons behind the Iron Curtain. But their own personal failures must be the hardest to bear. As shown by two former Communists, Arthur Koestler and Donald Hyde, the purged Communists spawned the dreadful automatons who ruled them. And they have been forced to give up their last remnants of human dignity with their confessions. They have been refused even the right to die for a cause.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. Union Rejects Anti-Red Move The delegation from Georgia to the convention of the CIO United Packing House Workers of America convention in Sioux City, Iowa, wanted to go on record against "Communists on Union payrolls," so the delegation offered a union constitutional amendment. The amendment would prohibit from holding union office any person who is a member, supporter or participant in activities of the Communist Party, the Ku Klux Klan, or any other Fascist, totalitarian or other subversive organization which opposes democratic principles. One might expect such a fine proposal to be adopted immediately and overwhelmingly. But this one wasn't. Opposition to this anti-Red, anti-Fascist, anti- totalitarian proposition promptly swelled, and among the leaders of the opposition was the union president, Ralph. Helstein of Chicago. One opponent of the amendment even asserted, "This is wrong in principle and just plain vicious." Then, on a loud voice vote, the convention turned down the Georgia delegation's proposed amendment. And so it is not against the rules of the CIO United Packing House Workers of America for its officials to be communists of Ku Kluxers or members of other anti-Americanism organizations. Would you say this union is doing a good job serving notice that Reds aren't welcome in official positions?—Chattanoogo News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY The psychological and military warfare of the Communists will continue unabated until they have achieved their goal of world domination or have been defeated. — Gen. William F. Dean. * * * Despite much talk of better living inside Russia, no fundamental shift in the allocation of Russia's resources to reduce the domination of war preparations has yet been made. — Bernard M. Baruch, * * * I'm getting increasingly embarrassed by the amount of time we (McCarthy-Army hearings) are wasting. — Sen, Joseph McCarthy. * * * We (U. S.) are part of an alliance in the free world. We can't take sole responsibility to police the whole world. Even if we tried we would be misunderstood. Even good police don't stay popular very long. — Defense Secretary Wilson. * « * We (House un-American Activities Committee) are not here to smear anyone. Our purpose is to investigate the Communist conspiracy and to inform the public so they can know Red methods. — Rep. Kit Clardy (R-Mich) subcommittee chairman. Present-Day Houdini Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Ptfer ft/son's Washington Column — Politician Gets in the Last Word; Flowers of Oratory Bloom in D.C. HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Call Terry Moore Miss Cover-Up Girl from now on. The film cutie debuts a singing and dancing act at Las Vegas' Last Frontier Hotel late this month, but there will be no front-page headlines about any attempt to top the peek-a-boo dress top Marlene Dietrich unveiled there. Still cringing over her mink- trimmed scanties that inspired unfair "publicity" charges when she toured Korea (Marilyn Monroe showed off more than Moore) Terry declares: "Hollywood's undressing madness has gone as far as it can go. I've started putting clothes on and teh only thing I plan to reveal in the future is talent." Rosalind Russel's favorite memory of MGM during her stardom there in the late '30's is a '54 Hollywood shocker. She says: "The place was a Ft. Knox. They were kicking money into corners trying to lose it." that Anne Baxter has been signed Joan Crawford isn't feeling one to costar with Anthony Quinn in Budd Boetticher's "The Number One." La Crawford tried to buy bit happy about the printed report the story and got a fast turndown. WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Gov. Arthur B. Langlie of Washington, who came east for the U. S. governors' conference at the White House, told about a group of men arguing over which profession really was the oldest. A minister spoke up and said his profession must have been the oldest, because somebody must have been there to marry Adam and Eve. A doctor said it couldn't have been that way. Before the minister got there, a surgeon must have been present to remove the rib from Adam's body and so create Eve. An architect then cleared his throat and remarked that before Adam, and Eve a landscape architect must have been present to lay out the grounds and design the Garden of Eden out of all the confusion. It was the politician who got in the last word and settled the argument, according to Governor Langlie, "Who else but a politician," he asked, "could have been responsible for all that confusion?" The flowers or oratory also bloom in the spring—tra la — as witness these garlands showered down by Sen. Matt Neely (D., W. Va.l on Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind., Ore.) in an effort to persaude him to come on over on the Democratic side of the aisle: "Oh, beloved junior senator from Oregon, most illustrious and solitary Cincinnatus of the West, let me urge you to flee from your Republican-encircled seat to the Democratic side of the chamber, as Lot fled to the hills from So- dom just before the wibked city was destroyed by fire from heaven. "The spirit and the bride say. 'Come!' And let him that is .athirst say, 'Come!' And let all who will, come and drink of the pure waters that flow from the never-failing fountain on the Democratic side of the aisle. "And in leaving the place where you are for the place where you ought to be, do not longingly look behind you, for if you do, you may, like Lot's wife, be turned into a pillar of salt." Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield got such good publicity out of his new eight-cent Statue of Liberty stamp bearing the inscription "In God We Trust," that he's going to put out a new three-cent stamp of similar design. This still doesn't go far enough to suit Rob Roy Macleod of Buffalo, president of the Empire State Chamber of Commerce. Speaking before the recent U. S. Chamber meeting in Washington he proposed that the inscription be put on U. S. paper money. "On our coinage, the founding fathers stamped the motto, "In God We Trust," he said. "But now we have inflated currency until only folding money counts, and since that message is not on the folding money, we miss it." Typical of the gag lines going around that U. S. Chamber meeting were these: "They call it a 'board' of directors because it's always long, narrow and wooden." "A man with an open mind is a man with a hole in his head." A Soviet home'service broadcast by Moscow radio, monitored in this country, recently expressed this idea in a kiddies' hour program, "Talk to Children on U. S. Children:" "The U. S. ruling circles are not interested in the cultural development of American youth. They want to train them as obedient soldiers, ready for robbing other nations. Attempts are made to impress the inevitability of war on American boys and girls. Even in the alphabet, the first words which the American school child reads are, 'A is for Atom,' and 'B is for Bomb/ " Beyond predicting that the Eu- rpoean Defense Community treaty would be ratified by France within six months, newly returned U. S. High Commissioner for Germany James B. Conant refused to make any prophecies on future developments in the old world. He gave this reason: : "Like many teachers of chemistry in college, I used to employ the device of lecture table experiments, often involving explosives, to keep my class awake. However, the experiments were not always successful. The predicted explosions sometimes failed to occur. After one such fiasco, an elderly visitor to the class came up after the lecture and gave me this advice: " 'Young 'man. it is always better to speak after the event as a historian than before the event as a prophet.' " TERESA WRIGHT, rarin' to go again, has changed agents and will be popping up. in a big film role any day now .. ; Fair is fair, so let's note here and now that the change in Mario Lanza has his believers—yep, there are some— smiling again. Maybe "Serenade," which he'll make at Warners, is just what the doctor ordered. Norman Kerry, the handsome^ silent film idol, suffered a heart'at- tack and is at Palm Springs, Calif., under medical supervision.. .Eden Hartford, the brunette lovely who's expected by many to one day become Mrs. Groucho Marx, will accompany the "You Bet Your Life" man to Europe late this month. She's the sister-in-law of Director Howard Hawks. Paula Raymond, wh« isn't blonde, Hungarian or publicity mad, is the girl who hold* the key to George Sanders' heart. Watch this romance. Doris Day, all squared away with her Warner bosses, begins her first independent film, "Yankee Doodle Girl," on the lot in June. With hubby Marty Melcher as producer. the best minutes of a drive-in theater's life. and he's happy. William Campbell ''died" as a U. S. Marine in "Battle Cry" with the comment:: "Boy, this is really living." Cowboy star Rex Allen's shed his leg cast. He suffered a broken gam several months ago .. . Cyd Charisse gets the Marlene Dietrich role in the studio's remake of "Kismet." At U-I, Mari Blanchard is playing the Dietrich role iiL'a" sequel "Destry Rides Again." Hey, Hollywood—how about Dietrich in an old Dietrich role? More than one Mexican actor currently toiling in Hollywood is telling it that Maureen O'Hara and Enrique Parra are secretly married. The same emoters look blank when it's pointed out that wealthy Parra" isn't yet divorced. They think otherwise. Although Eva Gabor isn't speaking to sister Zsa Zsa, she's playing Auntie Eva in a big way to Miss Two Z's sprig, Franchesca Hilton. 75 In Ago Mr. and Mrs. George D. Pollock are attending to business in Kansas City. They plan to return the latter part of next week. Mr. and Mrs. William Young ar« spending the weekend in Newbern, Tennessee. John Lenti ha* returned from Hot Springs where he has been playing in a golf tournament. AUTOMOBILES seem to havo completed with a style circle. Once people complained about washing wire wheels now wire wheels are in style again. And just when we thought we were making progress by putting the spare tire in the trunk, back it pops on the rear- en. Anybody got a horse? — Mattoon (Hi.) Journal-Gazette. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. As summer in the Northern Hemisphere progresses the frequency of polio as well as the fear of that disease increases by leaps and bounds. While it is not strictly correct to speak of the "polio season", warm weather almost invariably brings an increase in the number of cases of poiio. The chances that a youngster will not be stricken by polio are much better than that he will. Nevertheless there are few if any diseases which cause as much fear or near panic as polio, principally because of the severe effects which it so often produces and the mysterious way in which it appears to strike. One of the most important steps in combating polio is Jo make the diagnosis as soon as possible so that treatment can be begun promptly. This is particularly difficult because the first symptoms often resemble those of an ordinary cold or mild infection. Paralysis is usually delayed for several days. , No two patients who contract polio show exactly the same symptoms. The best results from treatment, therefore, require judgment, skill and experience in order to choose those methods best suited to the particular victim. comes on after the first few days of the disease is accompanied by painful muscle spasms. These can be greatly relieved by hot wet packs, properly applied, and by nursing care. The skin tenderness which is so common is also helped by such treatments. When the disease is acute every effort has to be made to keep the muscles in the best possible condition so that they will respond to the later treatments and training. Bed rest is, needless to say, important, as are plenty of fluids, which are used for any infectious disease. Not only is medical care important, but good nursing, physical therapy and other treatments are necessary to get the best results. Many hospitals are now well equipped to h»ndle patients with polio. Much of this has been made possible by National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis funds. Thanks to this, every victim of polio requiring hospitaliTiatlon or other care need not lack it because of financial reasons. Th« muscular paralysis which •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Tourney Is Place To See Great Plays One of the nice things about tournament bridge is that the standard of play is so high. Even when a contract can be made only by a fairly difficult play, you can depend on most of the players in the tournament to execute this play. For example, the hand shown today was played in the Tri-State tournament at Uniontown. Pa., last year. At most tables, the contract was four spades. At most tables, moreover, this contract was made. (I might add that I am planning to play in the Tri-State tournament at Gorley's Lake, Pa., this weekend, and I'm looking forward to stiff opposition in this fine annual event.) Put today's band in the average j rubber bridge game, with the same I bidding and the same opening lead, and most declarers would probably wind up losing a heart, a diamond and two clubs. This would be one trick too many, o fcourse. You've probably seen the right play of today's hand by this time, but just in case you want to check your solution, here it is: Dummy covers the ten of diamonds with the jack and East wins DANNY KAYE'S first lover-boy stuff in "Knock on Wood" is bringing him perfumed fan" mail from the "I-love-a-movie-star" set. He'll have more woo pitching in his next, "The Court Jester." . . . Columbia's ready to shell out $250,000, I hear, just for the title rights to the Broadway hit, "Wonderful Town," musical version of "My ister Eileen." The studio's slated "Eileen" for a musical remake but doesn*t own the "Wonderful Town" title. Spike Jones' U-I howler, "Fireman, "Save My Child" is headed for a big box-office cleanup—and pike's headed for more flickers there. Add reissues: The story of the movie producer who took a cutie to dinner and lavishly wined and dined her on everything from vichyssoise to Baked Alaska. "It was a wonderful dinner," the Irma-brained one told a pal later, "but rather strange. We had cold soup and hot ice cream." Design for the reissue of the long (65-minute "The Best Years of Our Lives" in drive-in theaters;: An intermission for candy and popcorn sales. Those intermissions are WE RISE HERE to a point of anxiety and definition. In a soap company's announcement of a $>!,000 contest to find America's most beautiful school girl, it specifies all school girls between ages 15 and 28 are eligible. Shouldn't beautiful "school girls" at age 29 begin unbeautifully furrowing a brow about something? — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SEE where doctors are trying to learn why gal is allergic to money. We'd like to know why money is allergic to us. — Dallas Morning News. WE met a girl the other day who is the domestic type . . . never touches scotch!-—Brunswick (Ga.) News. It's getting so when the owner ^ of an old car ventures out he's soon got a crowd of automobile salesmen following him and the longer the old car runs, the fancier the turn-in offers become. 19 WEST 46 VK10643 • 10963 4842 NORTH * AJ92 V95 • QJ87 *AJ7 EAST (D) 45 VQ872 * AK52 4KQ109 SOUTH 4KQ108743 VAJ 44 4653 Both sides vul. E«* Sooth We* North !• 14 Pass 34 Pass 44 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 10 Fruits and Flowers Answer to Previous Puiilt the i..a trick with the king of diamonds. East should return the king of clubs, and should be allowed to hold the trick. East must now shift to a different suit, and should lead a low haert. South wins with the ace of hearts, leads a trump to the dummy and returns the queen of diamonds. East must cover with the ace of diamonds, and South ruffs. South now leads another trump to dummy and leads the v eight of diamonds through. When East naturally plays a low diamond, South discards the jack of hearts .This gives the defenders a diamond trick in exchange for a heart trick. South can now win the club return with dummy's ace and discard his last club on the good seven of diamonds. Declarer loses two diamonds but, only one club, making hi* contract. ACKOSS 1 Small pear-shaped fruit 4 Wild plum 8 Greenish. yeflow fruit 12 Consumed, as fruit 13 Change position 14 Sea eagle 15 German article 18 Outer garments 18 Dabble in 20 Place within 21 Born 22 Asks for payment 24 Hurt 26 Small lake 27 Kind of lettuce 30 Entertainer 32 Reduce in rank 34 Photographic device 35 Satiric 36 Worm 37 Was indebted 39 Conduit 40 Volcano in Sicily 41 Number 42 Violin maker 45 Found fault 43 Editing 51 Beam 52 Snare 53 Network 54 Employ 55 Dotted (her.) 56 War god of Greece 5? Middle * (pnto) DOWN 1 Passing fancies 2 Entry in a ledger 3 Popular flowers 4 Struck 5 Feel affection 6 Exaggerate 7 Before (poet.) 8 Mexican laborers ' 9 Ages 10 Poker stake 11 Repose 17 Burned-out coal 19 Taut 23 Reversed 24 Step p R O^ »» * * » T •i H fe Ft «T D U U K IE N 1 V A N O t_ A E A R * l_ 1 T R 1 f L. e U 1 l_ E W N P 1 m E T K f» CT O A '//// •///, '//// * R E 9 N '/>'/: W/ H A * * U "M ///,: E R 1 l_ c O F ft M t N '//// £ O S* T N T M 1 1 Wi « E A O N T * l_ P> B A $ (t m i T R B N T E « T m • if R * T E •9 25 Eucharistic wine vessels 26 Shrimplike animal 27 Riddle 28 Of. the ear 29 Denomination 31 Amatory 33 Pattern 38 More comfortable 40 Warehouse 41 Sounds 42 Wiles 43 Simple 44 He ate an apple 46 Dove's horn* 47 Facility 48 Colors 50 Musical syllable 1 n ts 18 yr u it i 3 ~ W. H ii IT^ W Si IT 5 W m S* *4 t 2~ m m n *r 7 m 2) & * m, 17 26 m 8 H m ii IT v « if ; to 3- <n n IT 11 1

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