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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MZWt OO. X. W. aURlt* Publisher BAJUtY A. HAima. Assistant Publisher A. A. JRKDRICK8ON - Mitftr PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bolt Ha-ttooil Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Oo,, New York. Chicago, Detroit, Attaate. Memphis. Entered as second class natter at tht pott* 'effiee at Blythevilte, Arkansas, under act of Oon» October t, 1*7. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier seme* la maintained, Me per we*t By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 13.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mall «tside M mile tone, $13.50 per year payable to advance. Meditations That thy trait may be*In the Lord, I hare made Known to the* this day. even to thee.P—orr. 22:19. : : " :v v v ' : '''•. ' "'•'/"' # # * I would sooner walk In the dark, and hold i promise of my God, than trust in the light of the btaveet day that ever dawned.—C. H. Spurgeon. Barbs When girls do such a good job of making up, why do fellows think the paint on their cheeki need retouching? * * * 13iis fenreattao is aaid to be much slower pay in* bill* than the last Well, look how much ftifh- •rtbeyture! * * * The average husband lies a wife who ic a food mixer—especially in the kitchen. * * * An Indian youth was arrested for yelling- at a policeman. Maybe he Just bid he> fever. Red Insistence on Atom Ban Threatens Ike's Pool Plan It is faintly heartening news that the White House has denied published • reports of a breakdown in the talks with the Soviet Union over President Eisenhower's atom peace pool proposal. Evidently the United States still is Studying- Russia's most recent note on the matter and has not replied to the Kremlin. Until it responds one way or another, it cannot fairly be said the discussions have failed. Yet is must be conceded at the same time that they have not shown any great promise, either. The President's plan was basically simple. Nations with resources of fissionable material would contribute a part of their store to a common international pool which -would then be devoted to development of peaceful uses for atomic energy. The hope was that as such work would advance, the pool would be increased and there would be less and less at tention given to atomic energy for military purposes. But all indications are that Russia has raised the same old roadblock to this plan that it put in the way of previ- us Western proposals for the control of atomic energy. The Kremlin insists that a flat ban on atomic weapons be approved before any other steps are taken. In other words. Russia would have us : first destroy the stockpile of bombs and other devices which are OUF principal assurance of security. After that we would Only have the Kremlin's word— which has no market anywhere—for ? sincere cooperation in a world-wide plan aimed at peace. I So long as this objection is made, there can be no control program nor ; even the frailest beginnings of the Pre: sident's noble proposal to give mankind x some constructive benefits from this \ staggering source of power. The hope ; that still remains is a thin reed. Shortcomings Revealed I The shower bath, the telephone and t the dry cleaning establishment evidently trt the miracles of Western civilization ; which the Chinese Communist tt Geneva, find most irrestible. The functionaries around one of the Geneva hotels where the Reds are staying make this quite clear. They say the maids can't keep them t , in towels; they take a shower every • time they go back to their rooms. And it ; coat* about $4 every time, the Chinese i art whipping their suits out to the hotel < cleaners about every other day. They 5 MMm faadnated by the fact they can get : thttn back the same day. ( At for the telephone, tht Reds ap- : pe*r to rtfard ft as a fr«*t substitute ' for hwsun locomotion. Operators say I tbijr spend Uuir entire eveninfi talking on the telephone to their oolltaguea, though some of them maybe just a few steps down the corridor. Maybe they figure Western spies are mapping every trip they make down the hall. Certainly they don't trust anybody. They take their own bags to their rooms and keep everything but their tooth brushes out of sight and under lock and key. Possibly they think all this secrecy and precaution protects them against prying eyes. But in their childlike responses to this brush with Western civilization, they are telling us a. good deal about the shortcomings of their own. We would guess they can hardly wait to rush home and claim the invention of the telephone, the shower nozzle and instantaneous dry cleaning service. Views of Others The Cat's Meow Mention something about the sharpness or the smoothness of his pompadore to a teen-age boy today and hell likely not give you a look that you know right well identifies you as a "square," whatever that may happen to signify in his jargon. One doesn't get his hair pompadored any longer, one is soon made to realize. He gets a flat top, burr, cadet, mouse duck tail or Hollywood. A mouse is a short crew cut, you find out, that is rounded all .over and is much like the haircuts the country boys used to sport after the sheep-shearing or muletail-trimming seasons. Modern longhair variations of the ever-popular pompadour are called the ducktail in some instances and the Hollywood in others. In the duck the hair is combed over ears and meets at the nape, simulating somewhat the rear end of a duck. And then there's a job called the box. It's little more than the old sugar-bowl cut in which the bowl has been allowed to slip down the neck a ways, giving a bobbed effect that is made more pronounced whe-n the neck is shaved. The flat top is the Von Hindenburg style that was so popular 30 years ago. It doesn't place the elder in any better light, either, to try to explain that "the most" in today's hair styles is little more than what was commonly embodied in the fads of years ago—even 600 years ago. And a balding fellow surely will apprecitae the elegance of a "real crazy" duck if he can recall when his sheik hairdo was reall the cat'* meow.—Lexington (Ky.) Herald. Slo School Segregation. In giving the unanimous opinion of the Urtf- ted States Supreme Court against segregation In the public schools, Chief Justice Earl Warren declared: We cannot turn back to the year 14th Amendment was adopted or to 1896 when the Plessy case established the "separate but equal" principle under which the South developed its dual school systejp. Nobody wants to pull back the ckxdt hands of educational progress. But how to adjust to this change without damaging education for children of both races in the South is the big questoin. Not until fall will the court decree when and how segregated education is to be established. Obviously, it can't be accomplished overnight. The court must realize that the 17 states that are affected now face the msot sensative issue in the entire history of public scnools in the South. These schools belong to the districts and the states. The problem falls on local school boards and legislatures, and they in turn act according to community feelings. The outcome of this dilemma depends on the most intelligent and conscientious community leadership in the districts. Trying to alter a social pattern by law before custom makes way for the change has always seemed unwise to us. But that is happening in education, and it will test race relations in other fields. At least the states have some while to consider •what course to take, but there is no time to waste in rash speculation, foolish words or tense emotions. We Southerners, white and Negro, want our children to have the very best education that we can possibly provide. The schools today are still below national standards despite the heavy investment that the states have made to imprvoe them. We want to live together harmoniously. Race relations have vastly improved in recent years. In every county, where both races live, there are white and Negro leaders who have provided trustworthiness and demonstrated ability to see the other side of race problems. Surely, we can reach a common understanding without friction in order to preserve all the educational and social gains that have been made. SO THEY SAY 30 THEY SAY FOR THURSDAY wtija When he (Red China's Chou En-lai) says "Asia for the Asians," he means Asia for the Communists. — Senate Majority Leader Knowland. * * * During my recent illness I came within a glimpse heaven. But7 I didn't get in — so I came home. — Catholic Archibshop Richard Gushing. * » * I look for a general upturn in the autumn. We can't go from a wartime into a peacetime economy without some adjustments. — Richard Bowditch, chairman U. S. Chamber of Commerce. * * • This country today is relatively weaker — relatively is the important word — against the military might of Soviet Russia than it hac ever been against any possible enemy in the history of our country. — Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo). Springboard Ptfer Ed son's Washington Column— Harry Truman Returns to Capital —Cracking Like a Buggy Whip THURSDAY, MAY *>,. MM _ . • Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hoi lywood on TV: Lassie, the famous pooch, was a solo performer as a young and eager movie star, bwt his four sons will help him bark it up in the tele-film series, "The Adventures of Lassie." The glory of tbe close-ups goes to Lassie, but the four sons will do the action. Says owner-trainer Rudd Weatherwax:: "Lassie's J2 years old. He's done his work. He's earned his right to take it easy. We even had action doubles of'his last MGM films." George Raft's nixing all tele- film offers since making his quota of "I'm the Law" flickers. He shudders: "I'm getting too old to work that hard. I had to do 20 pages of dialog a day. I called the show 'I'm the Wreck.' " J U D Y GARLAND'S turning down TV offers, too. In fact, she's turning down everything except her bedsheets. Her maid does that. Judy Holliday just signed with Max Liebman and NBC to do three —no more, no less—big TV shows next season; Earlier reports had her, doing many more than that. The "Betsy Drake" listed as authoress on TV plays making the rounds is Mrs. Cary Grant. The typewriter goes with her when Cary goes to France for the movie, 'To Catch a Thief.' 'Wally Sherwin said it to the sponsor while trying to sell a former movie queen as a guest on s Stairway to Stardom show: "She's just as pretty now as she was 20 years ago. Except now it takes her a half hour longer to get to look that way." WASHINGTON—(NEA) — As relaxed as an old shoe and as corny as a barrel of his native Missouri moonshine, ex-President Harry S. Truman came back to Washington to wow a capacity audience at a National Press Club luncheon. "I haven't seen as many people here," said Harry, himself a dues- paying member of the club, "since Lauren Bacall sat on the piano." This was a flash-back to 1945, when Truman as vice president played an accompaniment for the sultry-eyed movie star who sat cross-legged on the upright piano. Pictures of that cheesecake art got Truman into his first trouble after leaving the U. S. Senate for higher office. But he wasn't mad about that, or at anybody, during this return engagement to the scene of hie earlier "crime." He made a serious speech about "Unity and Bipartisanship in Foreign Policy." You can read about that elsewhere. . Let it be recorded here only that he was feeling no pain and was as full of cracks as a buggy whip. The first question which Press Club President Ernest P. Vaccaro relayed to Mr. Truman in a lively 35-round Q. and A. bout after the speech was, "Are you in favor of bringing the rascals back?" Mr. Truman said he was heartily in favor of it. and was doing everything he could to bring it about. They were all there, by the way, at two head tables—ex-Secretary of State Dean Acheson in a loud vest, retired Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, Don Dawson. Clark Clifford, former RFC Administrator Harry McDonald — and for good measure, John L. Lewis and a dozen others.' It was Homecoming Day all over the lot, and a cockier bunch of Democrats you never saw*. Mr. Truman was asked if he still believed a majority of the newspapers of the U. S. were Republican .He said he still did, and added, "When they get the other way, then I'll know I'm wrong." He was asked what he Would do about Senator McCarthy if he were President? He started to duck that one by saying that he couldn't give a hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question. Then, with some of the old Harry emerging, he said: "If I were the head of the Democratic Party, I'd take care of him." Asked later if he regarded Senator McCarthy as a Republican or a national problem, Mr. Truman quipped: "I'm so glad it's not my problem. I'm perfectly willing to let the Republicans clean up then- own mess.'' On the Federal Housing Administration scandals, Mr. Truman said he didn't have any information. But if there was anything wrong, Mr. Truman said, "the guilty should be prosecuted and convicted. We're supposed to have an attorney general to do those things." '. Was there "a mess" in Washington today? Mr. Truman said he couldn't answer that because he wasn't in Washington. He didn't have any "Central Intelligence Agency" reporting to him. Was it windier in Independence than it was in Washington? "It is when I'm there," admitted the man from Independence. He said he couldn't answer questions about the Geneva peace conference because, "It's not customary for' me to go off half-cocked on these matters." Would he run for President again in 1956? Mr. Truman said that in March, 1952, he declared he would not run for public office again. He had just turned 70 and he expected to live on borrowed time for the next, 20 years. "I have no intention of running for public office again till after I'm 90," he concluded. Press Club President Vaccaro, recently recovered from an operation, observed here, "I'll trade livers with you right now." On the question of whether he would rather be a President or an ex-President, Mr. Truman replied that every man owed a duty to his government, but that 30 years of service was enough. "It's a hell of a. job now, just trying to be a private citizen." But he did miss the press conferences, he confessed at the end. And just answering these questions had given him a lift. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JOEDAN. M. D. Gamma globulin is a substance obtained from the blood. It can be prepared in a form which is safely given to human beings. It has known value at certain stages of measles and infectious hepatitis. Beginning about three years ago, studies were conducted on gamma globulin as a possible means of preventing the paralyzing effect of polio. During the first two years the studies suggested that gamma globulin could reduce, though not entirely eliminate, paralysis from polio in children. Apparently the gamma globulin was most effective in preventing paralysis between the second and fifth week following the injection. Obviously this would not answer the polio questions, since it was by no means a sure preventive, and its effect was not considered last- ii , and there simply would not be enough gamma globulin to go around. During the past year the studies with gamma globulin have been continued with somewhat more discouraging results. As the situation stands now gamma globulin must be considered at best to have only limited usefulness as a preventive measure for the paralytic forms of polio. No doubt the stumes will be continued this year, but certainly those who are unable to obtain gamma globulin need not feel that they have been deprived of some sure preventive measure. More promising is the situation with regard to vaccination. Most forms of polio are known to be caused by one of three strains of living polio virus. After many years of work it ha* been found possible to prepare a vaccine containing three virus strains (dead virus) which can be safely given to human beings. Many laboratory and animal experiments have already been con* ducted with this vaccine. It has also had limited trial on children. This year the vaccine will be available for more extensive trial in certain communities. The outcome is planned to prove definitely the desired usefulness. If it does, and if the good results are borne out in other years, it should be possible to prepare enough vaccine before long so that all children can be protected so that ultimately polio will disappear, just as smallpox has been practically eliminated by vaccination for that disease. The question of safety has been raised. I should like to answer this by saying that if any of my children were in the age group to be in the test I should be happy to have them vaccinated. might have led the king of hearts for a ruffing finesse, playing West to hc-"<> the ace. The double made it obvious, however, that this kind of play wouldn't work. After much thought, South saw the light. He drew three rounds of trumps, and followed with three rounds of diamonds, discarding one low club from his hand. He then led a club from dummy towards his jack. NORTH AKJ82 VNone • AKQJG3 + K97 EAST Lawyers are working on contracts that will turn "Martin Kane, Private Eye" into a movie this summer. Mark Stevens will star .. .Reed Hadley, the Racket Squad and Public Defender star and H- bomb film narrator, is quietly making more U. S. documentaries .. .It was no cheese-cake-without- reason for Gale Storm until she signed for "Wish You Were Here" at the Dallas State Fair this summer. She wears a bathing suit during most of the musical—and fo- togs will be welcome. to Ike soon ... Plans for the movie, "Rip Van Winkle," are off the shelf with Jimmy Durante again being paged for the title role. "Park Row," less than, two years old, will soon join Sam fuller's "Steel Helmet" in the line-up of newer movies on TV. Gene Evans is the star ... Gloria Saunders. TV's Dragon Lady, has been alerted by the stork. She'll sit it out in Phoenix ... Walt Disney won't make his decision about a telefilm edition of "The Mark of Zorro" until 1955. But there's already a building labeled "Zorro Bldg." on his movie lot. IS Yw* Ago In B/yt/iew//i Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Still and son, Eugene II, of Plymouth, x. C., will arrive this afternoon to be the guests of Mrs. Still's , parent*. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nunn and daughter, Miss Viriginia, spent yesterday in New Albany and other points in Mississippi. Oliver W. Coppedge.has returned from a business trip to points of Mississippi. LITTLE LIZ— When a woman laughs at a man's jokes it may not be because they are ciever, but because she is. HOLLYWOOD'S eyebrows zoomed skyward when Rochelle Hudson's image flashed on TV screens AS the mother. of a 17-year-old in CBS' live comedy show, "That's My Boy." Typed as a member of Ingenues Forever, even in recent telefilms of "I'm the Law" and "The Unexpected," Rochelle's unexpected mama act was a type-casting escape in the Houdini league. A big Hollywood glamor name since she was 13, attractive Ro- ohelle's beaming over the chance and. saying: "You can't be an in- genue forever. Now I have a future again, and I'm amazed so many' people remember me. I guess those old movies on TV were a big help." After years of movie stardom, she isn't even flustered by the show's big live audiences. "I play to the camera and forget the audience," she says. "I've been in pictures long enough to know camera cuts—I cut in my head when I learn the dialog." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Look Over Hand Before You Talk It's very hard to blame North for insisting on a slam contract in today's hand. After all, South had probably as bad a hand, considering his bidding, as It was possible for him to hold. And even so, South managed to make the contract. East was very foolish to double the final contract. The double of a voluntarily bid slam asks for an unusual lead. If East had not doubled. West would have led the unbid suit, and the contract would have been defeated immediately. East's double influenced West to make the fatal diamond opening lead. This favorable opening lead was not enough to assure the contract. South had to draw three rounds of trumps before cashing the diamonds and he could therefore make only five trump tricks altogether (four in his own hand and one ruff in dummy). There were also aix diamond tricks, but this made a total of only 11 tricks. But tor East's double, South WEST 478 45.43 V A 109 72 • 9872 •lO 410542 4AQ83 SOUTH <f») 4AQIO? 9KQJ84 454 4J6 North-South vuL 8«e*ti Wee* North Eat* 14 Pas* 34 Past 3V Past 64 Double Past Pass Pass Opening lead—4> * East had to step up with the queen of clubs to win this trick, but now East was end-played. East had to lead one of his aces, and this would give declarer his twelfth trick, regardless of which ace East led. THE ROOLJE was driving the garbage wagon through the army damp when one of the mules fell over dead. Jumping from the wa gon, he ran to where the sergeant was standing. "Hey Sarge," he called, "my mule just fell dead." "Well, why don't you bury him?" asked the sergeant. "You was an undertaker In civilian life, wasn't you?" "Yeah," said the indignant rookie, "but I thought it only right to notify the next of kin." — Orlando Sentinel. NEW WORDS brought in by the H-bomb age are kiloton and megaton, thi; first meaning 1,000 and the second 1,000,000 tons of TNT. It won't hurt to keep this information handy. Nor will It help. — New Orleans State*. TV commercial influence: A sign in a Hollywood cigaret lighter shop reads: "How Are You Fixed for BLAZE?" That pencil company is talking about reviving "Take It or Leave It" on TV. They once left it. . . A print of the "I Love Lucy" show, featuring a zany golf routine with Jimmy Demaret, will bepn its way THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is divided into three branches — the judiciary, the administrative and the investigative. — Lexington Herald. WATCHING a group of yougsters flying their kites only serves to remind us of what has happened to the price of coffee. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. WIFE: "John, will you match a piece of silk for me on your way home from the office?" Husband "Oh, do you mean at the counter where that very beautiful blonde works? The girl with the big soulful ..." Wife "On second thought, I won't bother you. It's not fair of me to ask you to do errands for me after your long day's work." — Lamar (.Mo.) Democrat. THEN there is the story of the retail merchant who calls one of his customers Mr. Crime. Because he never pays. — Kingsport (Tenn.- Times. Willie Oakes was searching for a description of a neighbor and finally said he was the sort of man who was about as popular as an efficiency expert. Among the Trees Answer to Previous Puizlt ACROSS 1 Coniferous tree 5 Hardy tree 8 Ornamental tree 12-Trees grew in the Garden of 13 Scottish sheepfold 14 National forest ——fare vital resources : 15 Conduct 16 War god 17 Sloping way •18 Playing cards 20 Christmas song 21 Female saint (ab.) ~ 22 Dried fruit of • palm tree 25 One (Scot) 26 Sea eagle 28 Candies made from outs 30 Editor (ab.) 32 Equal 33 Seed covering 35 Biblical pronoun 96 Balsam trees ire—tt Christmas 3d Harden 43 Weight of India 43 European finch 45 Operated 47 Pester 49 Give 51 Shield bearing 52 Before 84 Hops' kilns 56 Evergreen tree 57 Encounter 58 Gaelic. 59 Township* (ab.) 60 Makes mistakes DOWN 1 Animal skins 2 Form a notion 10 —— are 36 Gazer 3 Closer grown on trees37 Papal capes 4 Within (comb.ll Hardwood tree38 Horsemen- form) 19 Tierce (ab.) 40 Expunger 5 Prayer 20 Shrewdly . 41 Rag 8 Aerial (comb, knowing 42 Pilfered form) 23 Kind of tree 44 Negative reply ? New Zealand 24 Regret 46 Birds' homes parrot 27 Tide 48 Withered 8 Brazilian state29 Greek war godSO City in Alaska 9 Biblical 31 Crystal cluster52 Newt mountain 34 Island (Fr.) 53 Tear IT w JT IT F 5T W y r P F IT

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