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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 26, 1953
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f AGE BLYTHflVTLL!!: (ARK.)' COUNTER NEWS WBDNTSDAT, 'AUG. 28, 1958 BLTTHEVILLE COtJBIER NEWS TOT COURIER HEWS CO. H. W. HAIHEB, Publisher A. HAINIS. AseUtint Publisher A. A. FREPRICK6ON, Editor . HUMAN, Advertising Manager BoH Nitlonal Advertising Representatives: Wtllust Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detiolt. Att»nt», MeropW*. \ _ ^ __ _ Bntered as »econd clas» matter at the po«t- »t Blythevffle, AikwuM, under act o£ Con- October >. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blytheville or any •uburbtn town where carrier service Is maintained, S5c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles. 15.00 per mi tt 50 Jor six months, .$1.25 lor three months. bj ill! outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And ai they thin ipake, Jesui himself itood tat the nldat at them, and »allh unto them, Peace b< unU yoa. - MM M:W. * » » I could not live in. peace If I put the shadow of a willful sin between myself and God. — George Blot. Barbs Brazil had a cold spell that hit the coffee crop particularly hard - and we'll likely get hit, tool * * * Taking your own »weet time may b« okay — unleia tt maket you |o war on your Job. * * • The marbles champions always earn their titles. It pay! to knuckle down! * * * A T«M woman of M married a. boy of 18. IB jMt ete«n yean they'll W the lame ate. * » « People are getting harder to fool, says a professor. That must spoil a lot of nights out for the old ;ent. Passing of the Ed Flynns Marks End of Poltical Era The' late Edward J. Flynn, longtime boss of the Bronx Democratic machine in New York, was one of the last of » vanishing breed. Flynn rose to real power in the national Democratic Party, and served for a time as national chairman under President Franklin-D. Roosevelt. He was perhaps a prototype for the old-style boss. The Bronx was truly his barony; he controlled it with a machine of the sort the experts used to like to call "well- oiled." At his zenith, Flynn was a genuine 1 kingmaker. In company with two of his fellows, Boss Frank Hapue of Jersey City and the late Boss Ed Kelly of Chicago, he engineered the nomination for vice president of Sen. Harry S. Truman at the 1944 Democratic convention. Less than a year later, Mr. Truman was President. But, as time went on, Flynn's power slowly crumbled, as did Hagtie's and Kelly's. The sources of his great political strength began to dry un. At base, that strength was founded on a simnle formula: The big city machine took care of its voting constituents •when they got into trouble of any kind whatsoever. The organization supplied food to the needy, got Emma a nice bed in the county hospital, sprung Johnny when he stole a car for a lark. In return for these services — available 365 days out of the year — the politicians asked only one favor. They asked that citizens express their gratitude by voting as requested on election day. Seldom did the grateful constitutents let them down. And here lay the machine's open secret, the source of miraculous majorities like 400 to 2 in precinct after precinct. Most of these machines happened to be Democratic. It was a strange twist of irony, therefore, that the very success of the Democratic Party from 1932 to 1952 contributed heavily to sapnirig the machines' fundamental strength. The Democrats put welfare legislation on the books — social security, unemployment compensation, new credit arrangements, and the like. Jobs eventually became more plentiful, though you can always get an argument on the question how much the Democrats had to do with that. The sum of it was that the city voter felt drawn to a new benefactor, the federal government. The old ties of dependency on the local machine •were loosened. For a long time, out of habit, a aense of loyalty, a desire to reward "party" in the larger meaning, the city constit- uents went on voting as before. But gradually the pattern changed. A lot of the voters were fairly well off, and many grew conservative in mood. Some moved out to the suburbs. Loyalties shifted. New problems developed that were too big for the old machine to handle. New people, feeling no attachment to the machine, moved in as the older residents moved out. One by one, the bosses .toppled from their pinnacles. Strong organizations often remained, but seldom could they deliver the staggering, automatic majorities of old. In 1952, many of them from coast to coast took a brutal licking at the polls. With the passing of the Ed Flynns, a wild, gaudy political era, not wholly respectable but always exciting, is slowly slipping into history. Views of Others Down With Dior It has come to a point where the men of America have 0ot to do something about that Frenchman, Christian Dior, otherwise the debt limit In umpteen thousand U. S. homes must be revised upwards by American husbands. This on top of the humility of having their wives' knobby knees exposed to public view. Loans will be extended, vacations foregone, daddy's patched coat will do for another year and doubtless Monday's record of 32 divorces In Charlotte will be exceeded, all because this fellow Dior is raising the ' hemline on skirts he sells to about 11 inches. Other fashion designers aren't so eager to make men finance new wardrobes for tlieir wives. Balmaln, Balencinga, Heim, Griffe, Patou, Given- chy, Schiapparelli, Marc Bohan — the list of couturiers who held the hemline Is impressive. But Vogue and Harper's Bazaar writers are reported a-twltldr over Dior's new creations. Hattie Carnegie Is said to be impressed. So, sure as shooting, before Christmas time Mama will be mooning over the new "New Look." And soon thereafter there won't be enough money around the house to pay the NEWSboy. "We warn, here and now, what will happen If Dior gets by with it again. Remember when skirt lengths went up before? Back in 1927 and 1928, wasn't It? Don't tell us the resultant expenditures weren't what brought on the depression. And when It comes, or. before preferably — tonight would be fine — we hope some enraged woman slips Into that Schlapparelll costume described as a "unicorn hat" with "a fly swatter hanging from an evening belt." gives old Dior a few thrusts with that hat and swats him Into the Seine. —Charlotte (N. C.) News. 20 New Subversives Attorney General Brownell has just branded a new crop of subversive organizations, 20 in number. This type of political vegetation Is not only tenacious but prolific. Former chiefs of the Department of Justice hnd designated dozens and scores, hundreds altogether, as serving the Communist objective of overthrowing this government. And still they continue to multiply. Besides the 20 organizations definitely classed as un-American In sentiment, 24 others were in proces sof being similarly classified but these gnve notice of intent to contest the designation. Consequently, decision is withheld. And an additional 23 outfits, whose offices are not known, will be branded subversive in case they do not respond to the attorney general's citation or give notice of an appeal from his decision. This is a grand total of 67 organizations declared to be, or suspected of being, subversive and hostile to the American way of freedom, — New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY We see our taxes are to be "clarified." We'd a lot rather have them reduced. — Elizabethtown (Ky.) News. * * * Harry S. Truman's autobiography that is to be published in Life will be interesting even if he tells of nothing but his nearly eight years' experience in the White House. But think of how interesting he can make it if he only opens up and tells about those good old days with Tom 'Pendergast in Kansas City. — Oklahoma City Oklahoman. * * * In the good old days a farmer could trade one bale of cotton for two barrels of flour. Now If he's a thrifty shopper, after paying for pick- Ing a bale he should have enough left to purchase a couple of loaves of bread. — Pelham (Ga.) Journal. * * * People who say they sleep like a baby usually haven't got one. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. * * * Exercise will kill germs, theorizes one doctor. Maybe so, but how do you gel the little pests to take it? — Portsmouth (Va.) Star. * * * The captain of a British frigate was puzzled by the signal run up by an American destroyer encountered during a spell of dirty weather in the Atlantic. There were two flags, one the church pennant and the other indicating a question. An American in the frigate was asked If he could solve the mystery. "Yes, sir," he replied. "It means: 'Heavens, where am I?' " — Nashville Banner. * * * Ever nonce that the line of lens!, resistance to the careless driver appears to be the one we know as the center line of the highway? — Bartow (Ga.) Herald. Silo Peter Edson's Washington Column— Okay Given to Bomb Red China Should War Flare Again in Korea Peter Edson WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The United States now has a firm commitment from the 16 United Nations allies in Korea, authorizing the bombing of Chinese Communist .air bases north'Of the Yaki River it peace talks break down and fighting is resumed on the Korean peninsula. This is the Interpretation put on one section of the IB-power declaration of Aug. 8, pledging quick UN resistance against any new Communist aggression in Korea. It declares: "The consequences of such a breach of the armistice would be so grave that, In all probability, it would not be possible to confine hostilities within the frontiers of Korea." The inside story of how this sentence got into the 16-power decla-' ration proves the necessary background for Its meaning. During the armistice negotiations, the question of repairing bombed-out airfields in North Korea came up. During the fighting, the U. S. Air Force, naval and UN aviation kept these fields under constant attack. The result was that these fields were useless to the Communist air forces. Their planes never were able to damage UN forces south of the battle line. General Mark Clark and the UN commanders were naturally anxious to keep these fields from being put back into usable condition after the armistice. So a clause in the cease-fire agreement was proposed to restrict the building up of air bases by both sides during the armistice anrt the peace talks. Communists Protested The Communists protested vehemently. United Nations negotia- tois, anxious to get a cease-fire agreement, but pressure on the United States to relax on this airfield repair restriction. And to comply with the UN wishes, the U. S. gave in. This surrender of principle was made only for a price: if the Reds broke the armistice and fighting resumed, the UN allies would agree to waive their previous restriction against bombing north of the Yalu giver. And so the deal was made. It was covered by the 16-power statement that if there is a renewal of armed attack, challenging again the principles of the United Nations, the fighting would not be confined to Korea. This declaration puts the United Nations in an extremely strong bargaining position. If the Reds want to resume the fighting, they now have fair warning of what to expect. They -will no longer have their sanctuary in Manchuria from which to attack. In a number of other respects, this 16-power declaration to the United Nations, plus the mutual defense agreement negotiated by Republic of Korea President Syng- man Rhee and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles are advantageous to the U. S. U. S. and UN military commanders are not too unhappy to having a large number *of Chinese Communist troops pinned down in North Korea.'This does provide a constant threat of new aggression and while an agreement to get the Red China armies out of Korea is hoped for eventually, forces there now cannot be moved for a new aggression elsewhere, against In- do-China, Thailand, Burma, Nepal or even. India. Build Up South Korea In the meantime, the job of building up the South Korean army to the previously announced force of 20 divisions can be carried on. The United Nations and the Chinese Communists are restricted by the armistice from bringing new troops into Korea except as replacements. But there are no restrictions on building up either the North or South Korean forces. So new military equipment can be brought in. But equipment now in the hands of UN troops could be given to Republic of Korea forces. In the same way, Chinese Communist equipment could be given to the North Koreans. Then if and when a peace settlement is reached, the foreign troops evacuated from Korean soil would go out empty-handed, for re-equipment elsewhere. There is now believed to be little danger that President Rhee win start up the war again on his own. The threat was. a shrewd bargaining gesture to get all that he could from the United States in a mutual security pact. But now that the pact is initialed, there is no incentive for Rhee to restart the war. This pact does not obligate the United States to maintain troops in Korea. This subject is left to mutual agreement after the pact has been ratified by the U. S. Senate and Korea. Furthermore, the TJ. S. is not hound automatically to resume fighting if the peace conference produces no results within 90 days. The agreement is that the U. S. and ROK will each take a new look at the end of 90 days. If the UN allies believe there is feome hope of achieving peace within 180 days or longer, the talks go on. Duncan Renaldo Isn't worried about Gilbert Roland's wail that the Cisco Kid who now rides the home TV screens has lost his gla- mor. Roland played the Kid for theater screens with one arm around a blonde and the other around a bottle, but Renaldo plays him for family appeal. Says Renaldo: "It's a new era. Young audiences are far more sensitive than they were a few years back. If I started making passes at blondes and bottles, the kids would throw rotten eggs at me." the Doctor Says— Written (or NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. There are ninny causes for broken bones and few families escape this experience. A broken bone, or fracture, requires attention as soon .s possible. A person with a broken bone should not move or be moved except with great care, as the fracture may be made worse by mo- Ltlon. Splinting with a board or some ' other rigid substance is advisable before moving:. If a person fractures the lower leg while wearing high boots, the boots should not be taken off until after reaching the hospital, as the boot Itself serves as a sort of splint. The proper splinting and moving of a patient who has sustained a fracture may make a great deal of difference in the setting of the fracture and ,the time in which it takes to heal. Once a person who has a frac- uive has been brought to the hospital, skilled care is important. Xray films must be taken to show just where the fracture is and the position of the fragments. To do this, the X-ray films have to be "shot" from different angles. If the two parts of bone can be brought together in good position, then ; heallrig should take place easily, especially In younger people. When the fragments are brought in proper .position, the parts must be kept from moving to give ihe bone a chance to grow together. This rest Is generally accomplished by usinR & plaster-of-Pnvis cast. Sometimes it Is difficult to put Ihe fragments back where; they will heal properly and in good position. It may be necessary to pull the pieces npnrt with weights until they can be slipped Into place. Occasionally, it is necessary to dn what la called an open operation nnd use a knife to enter the fragmented area, remove small pieces of bone and place the two ends of bone together, perhaps inserting pins, staples, plates or screws to hold them in place. This often brings good results where other methods fail. Treatment Difficult It is no easy job to select the best treatment and to apply it properly. The healing, or knitting, of bone usually takes several weeks and almost anyone who has sustained a" fracture must make up his mind to a long period of disability. A fracture can be anything from a slight crack In the bone to a severe break In which the bone is knocked into small bits or even sticks out through the flesh. As a result, there is a great deal of difference in what kind of treatment to use. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Experts Can Make Bridge Mistakes By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service It Is pleasant to report a hand in which each side makes the best play at every turn. Unfortunately, however, lew hands are played that well even In expert circles. Today's foolishness, for example, took place in a very famous New York club. Everybody In the game was an experienced player, at course, and t\vo of them were well-known experts. The bidding was flawless. South! got to a very reasonable contract and should have made it. West opened the queen of clubs, holding the trick. If he had then switched to a trump, he could have made sure of defeating the contract. West was afraid, however, that South had the ace of diamonds—in which case it would be vital for the defenders to take ail possible tricks In the black suits NORTH 26 VAK • KQ843 + KB73 WEST EAST A A 10 8 4 AJ932 ¥652 »3 • 95 4AJ106 + QJ10D + A652 SOUTH (D) *KQ« VQJ109874 » 72 + 4 North-South vul. South Wnt North East Pass Pass 1 » Pass 1» Pass 2 + Pass 4 T Pass Pass Bass Opt ning lead—* Q before giving up the lead. This was the kind of mistake that an expert might make. There was no way for West to know that South had spade strength rather than the ace of diamonds. When West continued with the jack of clubs at the second trick, South should have made his . contract. South, however, found a way to make an Inexpert mistake. After ruffing the second round of clubs, South led a trump to dummy In order to.lead a spade towards his own Hand. When South put up the king of spades. West won with the ace and made no further mistakes. He led lecond round ol trumps, thui Erskirie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Close' ups and Longshots: Of all the stories told about Bing Crosby's nonchalance, this one tops them .11. When Bins made a hole-in-one on a Northern California course during a golf tournament, the ball struck the pin on the par three hole and dropped Into the cup. Walking onto the green through the gallery with a pleased but casual grin, Bing was collared by an excited spectator who said: "It was amazing, Bing. The ball hit the pin. spun around and just fell into the cup." Bing removed his pipe, tapped it on his heel and said:: "You know, they'll do it every time." Five-foot, 1-inch June Allyson had 6-ioot, 3-inch Jimmy Stewart as her leading man in "The Glenn Miller Story" and now, in "Foxfire," she'll be emoting opposite 6-foot. 4-inch Jeff Chandler. "I feel," she's quipping, "like I'm co-starring with belt buckles." Carmen Gives In Carmen Miranda's version of her triumph in Rome during a European concert tour is the zippiest dialog of the Week. Sample chatter: "De pipple scream, "Carmella! Bella regazzi! I say to dem from de stage, 'W'at you min, bella re- gazzi. I am not beautiful girl.' They say, 'Oh, yes, you are bella regazzi. Den I look down and see King Farouk In second row applaud. "I say. 'Hokay, folks, you ween. So shaddup and let me seeng.' " Homes of movie stars are simpler and in better taste these days because actors are no longer a mystery to the public and because all the blah and hooey have given way to honesty. That's the word from Sascha Brastoff, former movie costume designer and now the nation's No. 1 ceramist, who remembers film- town homes with a wince: "No period could have been worse than Hollywood's addiction to dark somber houses' with Spanish shawls over the fireplace." Sascha's ceramic art objects, coffee tables, ash trays and dln- nerware decorate the homes of the stars at prices that range up to $5000 for a piece of ceramic sculpture. Filmland Notebook Voice of the people note: "I was overjoyed to note that you finally printed something against 3-D. Believe me it's a chore to sit through one of the depthies with those glasses on. All of our friends agree." Casting eye-popper: Prank de clearing out dummy's last trump. Now South had to lose a second spade trick In addition to a diamond and a club. South's mistake, of course. Is obvious. After ruffing the second round of clubs. South must immediately lead the king of spades. West can take the ace of spades and can lead one trump, but dummy still has a trump to ruff the third round of spades. Kova, who played the comic-book- reading deaf mute in "Split Second," is a former Columbia University professor. Memory note: Remember Suzanne Foster, U-I's wartime singing star? She's now in England with hubby Wilbur Evans, who plays the American ambassador in Gregory Peck's "The Million- Pound Note." • Terry Moore is wrapping up the choice roles in Hollywood these days but in case any rival dolls are trying to figure It out, she's telling it: . "I work like crazy to get the good parts." Terry went after "Come Back, Little Sheba" when no one could see her in the part and now she's done it again for "King of the Khyber Rifles." "They wanted a British girl to work with Ty Power, but I decided I was the gal for the role. I shut myself up in my room with British records and a tape recorder. Everybody told me I'd never put it over — that no American girl had ever developed a convincing English accent. "But when I went to read for th« part, the producer couldn't believe his ears. If Deborah Kerr and Jean Simmons can play American girls, then I can play an English girl." UNLESS these relief-for-Oklahoma organizations watch their steps with reasonable care the committee of flood relief may' seriously impede the progress of the committee for drouth relief.—Oklahoma City Oklahoman. A GOOD TIME is something w» don't enjoy as much as we thought in advance we would, and which we don't appreciate as much as we think In resrospect we should have. —Kingeport (Tenn.) Times. POME In Which Pointed Out An Indispensable Component Of Successful Living: Friends, it should be pointed out, Never can be done without.— Atlanta Journal. 75 Years Ago /n B/ythevi//e— People of Blytheville and surrounding sections will view Blytheville's newest store Monday when the S. H. Kress and Company will open their new store at 216 West Main Street. Tommy Hawkins and his orchestra will play as the visitors view the new sales rooms. About 20 of his little friends wished Tom Walls "Happy Birthday" at his home Friday afternoon When he became five years old. Miss Jessie Srite and Joe Isaacs have gone to St. Louis to do the lall buying for the Joe Isaacs Store. After making all the advertised cigaret tests and, drinking a bottle of beer every time it was suggested on the air, Joa Parks hopes to be able to receive friends in his hospital room within the next two or three days. 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