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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 22, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWi SATURDAY, MAY «, 1M4 tH£ BtYTHBVIL^B COURIER NBWI H. W HAINES, Publisher KARftY A» KAIKW, AfflKiAt A. A. FR1DWCKBON CjUtOT PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Utnagtr Sole Nation^ Advertising Repmwtatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. Mtw York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, entered as second das* matter at the pott- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- giess, October I, 1*17, » Member of The Associated Fwsr SUBSCRIPTION By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier settict is maintained, 25c per week. By mall within a radius of $0 miles. 15.00 per year, S2.50 for six monthi. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone, $13 JO per year payable tn adtance. Meditations For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord oar God, and have forsaken him, and have turned away their faces from the habitation of the Lord and turned their backs.—11. Chron. 29:6. * * * Besides the guilt of sin and the powet of sin, —Nathaniel Culverwell. As you sow, so shall you heap up your table with home grown vegetables. • • # * * A teen-afe Ohio Boy who stole an auto "just for a joke" now has 30 day sin a reformatory to laugh. » * # About all we can do about the constantly changing weather is hope that the weatherman's corns hurt, too. * , * * '"» As soon as the little kids are out of school they'll knuckle down—with marbles. * , * * Looks to some degree, are determined by diet, says a New York doctor. Now women won't want to eat plain food. Order Barring Access To Schine Talk Is Justified Since the matter was brought into the Amy-McCarthy inquiry by Army Counselor John Adams, it would be- useful if the investigating Senate subcommittee could learn more details of the talk he had last January with top Administration officials, the Cohn-Schine affair. But an important principle stands HI the way. George Washington fixed the principle that it should be in a President's own decision to decide what executive documents and discussions can properly be handed to Congress in the public Interest. Virtually all his presidential successors have stuck to it without change. It seems thoroughly plain that many executive proceedings and data must be held strictly confidential Meetings of the high level National Security Council, cabinet sessions and the like cannot be laid out to public or even congressional gaze. Congress has no more right to ask than the President has to demand the minutes of closed sessions of congressional committees. Government business is public business, and the public needs to knew how it operates, how important decisions are arrived at, and so on. But that does not mean the public must be privy to all the private advice a President gets from his most intimate official associates, nor that the free-wheeling discussions of men trying to formulate policy must be exposed to view. No business, public or private, could ever be sensibly conducted if men could not be assured that at least some of their documents were to be kept private. Mr. Eisenhower decided in this case that the men in question were acting in their capacity as his advisers and that it would be unwise for them to tell the Mundt subcommittee the story of the conference with Counsellor Adams. Among the men present at that discussion were Attorney General Brownell, UN Ambassador Lodge and Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams. All these are known to be key personal advisers to President Eisenhower. In probably every specific instance, the lawmakers will disagree heatedly with a President who refuses information they seek. They are at liberty to complain and to try to get "him to reverse hii decision. ••V!«V,. . * (As NBA Washington Correspondent Peter E^son point* out, in 1944 the executive 1 did reverse itself. Jonathan Daniel, assistant to President Roosevelt refused to tell Congress about §, feud in the Rural Electrification Administration, After conferring with the President, Daniels changed his mind and told the Senate Agriculture committee the full story). But their recourse really ends there. They cannot compel him to supply what they want. All our Presidnts have shown they would withstand that final challenge. Were they to do otherwise, they would instantly make the executive subservient "to the Congress, rather than maintain it co-equal as the Constitutional provides. Views of Others Bang-Bang TV The results of the first major survey of TV for children have been made public. The study was made by the Yale Divinity School and the National Council of the Churches of Christ. This three-year study of 3,559 homes in metropolitan New Haven showed 69 per cent of the parents generally favoring the shows put for children. Another 26 percent generally disapproved of them and 5 per cent picked and chose. The survey did show that acts of violence were frequent, and some parents expressed disapproval of the bang-bang Western-type of picture. Quite generally Howdy Doody rated high. The survey reported that the amount of discrimination shown by parents seemed to be closely related to educational and social backgrounds. What every surveyor should know is that children were saying bang-bang long before there were any televisions. Cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, are traditional. The sad fact is that there *are many adults who are still in the bang-bang stage of development. That, of course, would include those admirers of the Shakespeare who wrote Hamlet, Macbeth, and Julius Ceaser. There is no actual bang-bang there, but only because the gun had not been invented. If it had, the several dozen stab wounds that laid Ceaser low at the base of Pomercy's statue would have been perforations from a sawed off shotgun. Shakespeare ddi the best he could with poisons, daggers, and swords. But lie could, if he had the chance, compete successfully with any of the bang-bang scripts being turned out today for the delight of the tiny tots. Hartford Courant. Education By Agreement The Southern Regional Education Compact, in which Virginia and 13 other states participate is getting increasing recognition as an important advance in American public administration. Under the compact, university facilities of the 14 states are shared, resulting in great savings to the individual states. Virginiaans who want to study veterinary medicine, for example, get such training in institutions in other states, saving Virginians millions which would have to be spent to build and operate a school of veterinary medicine here. In his new book, "The States and the Nation." Dr. Leonard D. White, professor of public administration at the University of Chicago, calls the Southern regional education plan "one of the most dramatic examples fo the possibilities of joint state action by agreement." It has been said that there long has been a "no-mans- land in public administration," lying between the individual states and the federal government. The Federal Government has been pushing into this area, but the Southern compact is one indication, as Dr. White says, that there is "much territory that the states might occupy—or recover."—Richmond Times-Dispatch. A Profession Of Faith The state of Virginia has fined Mr. T. Coleman Andrews $25 because he didn't get his income taxes up on time. Mr. Andrews is the Internal Revenue Commissioner and so is responsible for all federal tax collections and all our empty pockets. We want to say that we have no wish to heckle Mr. Andrews on his oversight, for that would not be charitable and furthermore it might be a dangerous thing to do. Nor will we pursue the obvious comment that even tax collectors are human after all for that might unduly tax cruduli- ty, which is about all Mr. Andrews has left some of us. Rather our purpose is to remark that we have faith in every single word of Mr. Andrews' story that he was so busy collecting everyone else's taxes that he forgot to pay his own in Virginia and how he thought his bookkeeper was going to take care of the matter for him. And we hope he believes ours.—Wall Street Journal. "You, Who Stand on the Threshold—" Peter idson't Washington Column — McKays Biggest Embarrasment; WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay has finally confessed to his most embarrassing experience since coming- to Washington. It happened last year, but the story hasn't been told before, so it's still newsworthy. The secretary was due to testify before a congressional committee. Fifteen minutes before the hearing was to begin, the zipper on his trousers jammed. He dashed into a Capitol Hill tailor shop to get it repaired, but was told the whole zipper would have to be replaced, and ttiat would take an hour or more. So the secretary settled for a safety pin. "Luckily. I had on a double- breasted suit," he says now. Once during his testimony, however, he forgot about his predicament and began waving his arms around. When he remembered, he calmed down his oratory in a hurry. Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks • spoke before the Agricultural Equipment Conference in Washington the other day on his favorite subject, the U. S. economy and the present business situation. Secretary Weeks made the flat prediction that he did not believe there would be any depression in the immediate future. "I'm willing to back this up with cold cash," he declared. None of the 30 or more business executives present took his bet. When the hearings began on April 22, there were 150 press and radio correspondents on hand. This was said to be the largest number ever to cover a congressional hearing. But at the end of the second week, the number had dropped to around 75. All of the photographers have received phone calls and letters from friends who watch them in the foreground of the TV tube picture. These messages usually warn them to stop scratching their ears or doing other perfectly normal, unconscious acts which look bad on TV. Sen. Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. (D.. Mo.), referred to the Army- McCarthy thing in strictly theatrical terms in his speech before the Missouri Young Democratic state convention at Kansas City: "Of course, in a very short-sighted and partisan way, we Democrats cannot help being amused at times by the season's smash hit, 'The Republican Follies of 1954.' But chuckle as we may, we are always aware, in a grimmer sense, of the harm this slapstick of confusion is doing our nation, both in destroying our unity at home and our prestige abroad. We must see ( to it that this tragic comedy staged by the Republicans has a short run." Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens isn't the only one who is getting physically and mentally weary of the great TV soap opera marathon on Capitol Hill. The script writers of the Washington press corps are also getting a bellyful of it. Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture, now estimates what it costs the government to store surplus farm commodities in terms of the amount of time it takes him to testify before a congressional committee. When Benson reached page 18 of a long statement he was making to the House Agriculture Commit- tee he said, "Since I started to read this statement, not. many minutes ago, American taxpayers have been charged more than $15,000 for storage of Commodity Credit Corporation - owned commodities." At that point the secretary had been speaking for approximately 40 minutes. This brings the storage program cost to about S375 a minute. The railroad industry claims to have three U. S. Presidents among its alumni. First was James Buchanan, who had been head of the Harrisburg, Portsmouth. Mount Joy and Lancaster R. R. in Pennsylvania. Next was Abraham Lincoln, who had served as a lawyer for both the Illinois Central and the Rock Island. The third was Harry S. Truman, who worked for a time as a Santa Fe bookkeeper. President Eisenhower was never a railroader, but he is the son of one. His, father worked as an engine wiper for the Katy at Denison, Tex., where Ike was born. Arizona Republican National Committeeman Clarence Buddington Kelland has taken an awful pasting from government employ- es for his magazine article attacking the U. S. Civil Service system. National Federation of Federal Employees President Luther Steward brands it "a blatant call for a return to the outmoded, inefficient and corrupt spoils system. . . Mr. Kelland's shrill' demand that the clock be turned back does not, fortunately, represent the clear intention of this administration, which has thus far firmly withstood the pressure of spoils-minded politicians." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Actions speak louder than words, however. We must demonstrate with deeds that there is no foom in our organization for irregularities. — Norman Mason, acting chief, FHA. * * * These (Army-McCarthy) charges are serious. They strike at the integrity of the United States Army and Of a standing committee of the United States Senate. We can't just wipe these charges off and do our duty. — Sen. John McClellan (D-Ark). * » * It is high time that we stopped creating the impression that does so much to frighten people from joining the party, that we are somf kind of human beings who never eat, sleep, play, dream or even make love. — Harry Pollitt, Britain's Communist Party boss. » • * If th* day comes when personal conflicts are more significant than honest debate on great policy, then the flame of freedom will flicker low in- 4*t4. — Prtaidant Xistnbowti. All of today's column deals with questions commonly asked about polio. Q_What is the mcuuation period o fpolio? J-C. A—There are reasons for believing that the time bet\veen which the virus enters the system and the appearance of the first symptoms varies between four days and two weeks. Q—Are older people immune against polio? Mrs. T.L. A—Polio is not as common in older people as it is in those undef 20, but they do catch it sometimes. Q_How do you feel about children going swimming during the polio season? Mrs. L.C. A—There is no real polio "season." In an ordinary year it does not seem necessary to keep the youngsters out of the water just on account of this vague fear. If a community has a lot of cases of polio the problem is somewhat different. Even though the evidence of spread of polio from swimming is conflicting, I would keep my own children out of a pool if there were a good deal of polio around. Q—If children exercise strenuously, are they more likely to get infantile paralysis than if they are kept quiet? Mrs. L.T.M. A—The latest study on this question that I have seen indicated that exercise taken before the definite lymptoms of polio have developed does not increase the -severity of paralysis. However, if a youngster is allowed to engage in physical activit yafter the first symptoms have appeared, then the later paralytic it apparent!*- worMMd. probably means that youngsters can be allowed normal exercise even when polio is common in the community, but at the first sign of a sniffle, an upset stomach, or any other illness, they should be put to bed and kept there until a diagnosis has been made or all of the symptoms have disappeared. Q—My little boy's tonsils should come out. Is there any danger from polio if they are removed in the summer? R.A. A—Summer is usually a pretty good time to remove the tonsils if that is necessary. If there is an unusual amount of polio in your particular community the weight of medical opinion is that operations of this nature are undesirable until the disease has disappeared. pitfalls. West opens the queen of clubs and you ruff in dummy. Should you draw trumps? After you have led out three rounds' of trumps, NORTH 4K9873 V J852 * J1073 22 WEST A None VA104 • 98542 AQJ1065 EAST A 6 5 2 TK97 • A6 *AK982 SOUTH (D) AAQJ104 VQ63 Q—If my 'Child should get polio, what is likely to happen? Mrs. A.M. A—Recovery in 97 out of 100 cases; no after-effects in 50 out of 100, slight after-effects in 30 out of 100, and severe after-effects in 18 out of 100. These are chances; what happens to the individual child cannot be predicted. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD MCOBY Written for NEA Service Look S rt Leaping h Sound Advice Today's hand looks deceptively easy. It looks as though you can ! lose only two hearts and one dla- imond. Tfeere are, however, hidden Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Guys and Dote: It may bring some "How could you!" notes from fans of his "I'm the Law" TV series, but George Raft is playing a gangster for the first time in 13 years in MGM's "Rogue Cop." The money he's turned down since 1941 in his determination to stay on the right side of the law is close to the million mark. Only last year, he vetoed a Republic offer for $150,000 to star in "Hoodlum Empire" and said no to Columbia's mugg role offer for "The Big Heat." His explanation: "It was the script that made me change my mind about parts like this. I hope I can da justice to it." Retirement from acting, though, is Raft's big goal. He says: ''I want to direct. I think I've been in this business long enough to know a lot about, it." 4743 East-West vul. South West North East 14 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q dummy has only one trump left. When you then lead the king of diamonds, East takes the ace of diamonds immediately and returns a club, forcing dummy to ruff with its last trump. Now you can never get back to dummy to make the good diamonds. You must play the hearts yourself, and this causes you to lose three heart tricks. Moreover, since you have managed to ruff only two clubs in the dummy, you wind up losing a club trick. Altogether, you lose three hearts, a diamond and a club, for a two- trick defeat. Since it's bad to draw trumps, let's try ruffing out all of the clubs. You ruff the first club in the dummy, lead a trump to your hand and ruff another club. Now you can lead dummy's fourth trump to your hand and ruff your last C-ub with dummy's last trump. The defenders can now take the ace of diamonds and force you to HOLLYWOOD censors have been assured that there will be very little kinship between "Moll Flanders" and "Forever Amber" when Vanessa Brown brings the Daniel Defoe boudoir classic to the screen. She'll wear low-cut gowns just like the busty heroines on the dust-jackets of historical best-sellers, but "it's the flavor of the period that we want—not the immorality. We're going to treat it as a lusty comedy." Vanessa isn't one bit disturbed by reports that Marilyn Monroe may inherit her role of the sexy model in the screen version of "The Seven Year Itch." She told me: "Of course, I'd like to play it on the screen. At one time, I tried to buy the movie rights, but I didn't want to wait until 1956 to make the picture. The film version can't be made until then." From the Keynoter Restaurant menu: "Kosher Chow Mein served on special order only." Yvonne de Carlo's freely admitting that reports of her feud with producer-director George Cornbret during filming of "Castiglione" in Paris weren't one bit exaggerated. ' In fact, Yvonne, who's rarely been accused of being a foot- stamper, door-slammer and script- thrower, was ready to walk out of the picture on the second day of shooting. "I never had such a bitter experience in my life." she told me on the set of Benedict Bogeaus' "Where the Wind Dies." "I'll never work for that man again. Fortunately, French newspapermen knew the truth and were very nice to me." She couldn't think of a single love scene that might raise the blood pressures of censors when play the hearts by yourself. You will wind up losinj three hearts and one diamond. In the correct line of play, you don't draw all of the trumps and you don't ruff out all of your clubs in the dummy. The general idea is to make sure of establishing dummy's diamonds and getting back to dummy to cash them. You' ruff the opening club lead in the dummy, and lead, one trump to your queen, discovering that the trumps are 3-0. Now you lead the king of diamonds, forcing out East's ace. East returns a club, hoping to eliminate dummy's trump entries to the good diamonds. You ruff the second round of clubs in the dummy, lead dummy's fourth trump to your ace and clear the queen of diamonds out of the way. Next you can lead a low trump to dummy's king, thus drawing East's last trump. You are now in position to cash the jack and ten of diamonds, discarding your last club and one heart. All you can lose is two hearts and one diamond, so that you can make your contract. the French film plays the ¥. S., but she blushed: "I wear one gown where I really pop out. My goodness!" THERE'S NO big mystery to Walter Brennan about why many movie personalities have flopped as television guest stars. The answer is the reason why the Oscar winner has avoided the home screens except for one dramatic show while waiting for a series of his own. "I'm not an entertainer," says Brennan. "Because a person is an actor or an actress doesn't mean they're entertainers. There's a big difference. But a lot of stars didn't realize it until TV came along."Sure, I've been good on the because of good writing." JEFF MORROW'S gasping at the red carpet that's being rolled out for h'im at every studio in Hollywood since his smash performance in U. S. Steel's TV show, 'The Last Notch." He landed a U-I contract after his screen bow as the Centurion in "The Robe," but now it's star billing in -U-I's "This Island Earth," another big role in "Captain Lightfoot" and offers from every studio in town. Says Jeff, who looks like James Mason and Gary Grant scrambled together:: "I thought it was a good play, but I didn't think anything would come of it for me. TV's an odd medium. You never can tell when you'll connect. When you do, it's worth it." BIG SCREEN movies for Maria, Riva. the first dramatic star incubated iir-the heat of TV picture tubes? '•I've had many offers," she tells it. "But Hollywood wants glamor and I don't want to play the part of a beautiful woman. I'll play an ugly woman—not a beautiful one, Hollywood would photograph me wearing zebra pajamas while studying my script. A dramatic actress can't afford that. "That's for women in the personality category, like my mother (Marlene Dietrich). I'm not a per- 1 sonality kid." Marlon Brando and Fox have called off the legal fireworks. He reports June 7 for "Desiree." 75 Years Ago In 0/yt/ievi/le— Miss Martha Lee Hall, an instructor in the Benton, Mo., schools, has arrived home for a visit. M. and Mrs. J. C. Ellis returned yesterday from Gulport where they attended the graduating exercises at Gulfport Military Academy, at which their son, J. C. Jr., is a student. Fifty farm leaders of Mississippi county accompained by the five county extension agents, will go to Little Rock Friday for the address of Henry Wallace. CNU* When a patient expressed disappointment over having to continue putting . drops in his eyes and asked if he was going to have to keep it up forever, Doc Smithers answered: "No, I don't think you're going to last that Ions.** Trip to Israel Answer to Previous Puzz!« ACROSS DOWN 1,5 Israel 1 Injured occupies most 2 Bread ^spread of Palestine, 3 Tilts 4 Sweet potato 5 Race course circuit 6 Stage whisper 7 Number 8 French revolutionist 11 Blow with open hand 12 Tissue 14 Lampreys the 6 Athena 10 It is in 11 River Jordan is its main T R 1 P P B R T e A T H 1 D e A !_ tile A R G O C» E & P A i» ± e N l=r E (t A "L A T * T \ T E ;l_ O O P E D> A U A T E A 1_ 1 '///•; L. A C* E N BE D 1 T M E & H S •it '////, •'///> \ N o E N O N T O •':,/. R e & T T «|B ^ C E N F &',; N E T E O V E R O O A S E 'ti<: ( > R i e i_ B B. 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