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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FAGS FOUR BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 1986 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS thl COUBIES MEW* 00 H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARKY A HAINES. AMttUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRiCKflON, Editor PAUL' D- HUMAN, Advertlllng Manager Bol* Nttlonil Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detiolt, Atlanta, Memphis. ________ Entered •« second, clws mitter at the po»t- offiw »t BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act ol Con- grew, October ». 1917, Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service l» maintained, 26o per week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per vear »250 for six months, t.1.25 for three months; by mati outside 50 mile zone, 112.60 per year payable In advance. Meditations And now my loul li poured out upon me; th« d»y« of affliction hav« taken hold upon m«. — Job 30:16. • « • God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often i» to put him Into the furnace of affliction. — Richard Cecil. Barbs You're Just kidding yourself when your social •landing comes by the quart. * * * A professor Myi the average man h«s no head for figures. Hl» eye« take c»re of it! * • • An Ohio couple got a, divorce and then were remarried Just befori their son wa« born. Love, honor and — Oh, Boy! * * * Some people really do live happily ever after. It (Ivei them » chance to constantly trjue with •omeone. * « * The little birds could tell you why a. lot of the seed* you planted never did grow. Kinsey's Efforts Worth Whi le If They Dispel Ignorance Dr. Alfred Kinsey's report on women's sex habits, like his 1948 account on men, undoubtedly will take its place a m q n g the more controversial documents of our time. Some people will dispute the doctor's facts, saying: "I'm not that way." Others will point to the modest size of his "sample" (5940 women), and cast doubt on it's scientific value. Some will say it's weighted too heavily with college and upper and middle class women, and thus lacks balance. And some will call the work a colossal waste of time, contending Kinsey's findings are commonplaces they've "known all the time." Kinsey evidently would be the first to admit the limitations of his sample. His only defense is that it's hard to got women in all walks to talk freely about these matters. As for his facts, he insists his interviewing techniques are-the most exacting he can devise, and hence should produce reasonably accurate responses. It is perhaps for the lawman rather than the scientist to answer the final criticism, the question whether the effort was worth while. To do that, you have to consider a few Kinsey's conclusions. His fundamental finding is that women are much lesa driven by sex urges than men. He supports this idea with a bale of statistics. Women seem to have much less premarital experience than men, and are less unfaithful than men after they marry. His evidence suggests that all the popular notions to the contrary are largely the work of the always pursuing male, who has managed through great ingenuity and perseverance to spread abroad his own wishful thoughts that women are consumed by tremendous urges. This has its funny aspect, since if ' Kinsey's account is sound, it means that a good deal of American literature, advertising, drama and popular music is ludicrously distorted to suit male fancies. But it also has its tragic side. For there can be little question from what Kinsey reports that great numbers of women suffer a deep sense of frustration and defeat and inadequacy because they do not quite match the male-inspired portrait of themselves »s passion-ridden creatures. Out of this, disparity comes much unlmppinesi that le*dj to broken home* and shattered personalities, If from this book women gain a new understanding of the normalcy of their behavior, if its attack on ignorance and misconceptions tends to dispel just a fair share of the tragedies now common, then it will probably be reasonable to say the vast effort has indeed proved worth while. Unfortunately, however, too many people will draw their knowledge of this study from over-simplified summaries, rehashes and commentaries. Consequently a healthy note of caution in approaching this complex topic seems wise. Views of Others The Lost The story that we hear of some Americans deciding to stay in China and cast their lot with the Beds, Is one that most Americans will find hard to believe. It Is hard to believe that this could be a voluntary act, and people will think that it must be the result, of a torturing brain washing. But it Isn't really so Incredible. The trite say- Ing that It takes all sorts of people to make a world. We have all sorts of people In the United states. We have all sorts of people in the armed forces. Human beings arc capable of anything. We need to remember that there has been from the beginning a strong current of feeling here at home that the war Isn't really our war, that we had no business In It. We have heard many stories Indicating that that feeling was not unknown in the armed forces overseas. Men who had little conviction of the righteousness of their ,i cause are easy victims U) the propaganda of the enemy. It Is also true that the varieties of human nature Include the "smart guy" who Is out to look after No. 1. He plays up to his captors, gets in right, and feels that he "has it made." Disillusionment comes later. Then we need to remember that there is a limit to human endurance. The subtle form of torture, physical and mental, which the Orient li master of, can break down strong will power. Brain washing Is not juat a trick word. It has terrible significance. None of us dares condemn anyone who Is subject to It from coming out mentally confused. 'We don't know what we would do. We can only have the deepest pity for those who become the victims of the Red propaganda, whether that happens because they are put under pressure, or because they never were good Americans. But we should not be too shocked that «. tiny few have been victimized. —Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. Not So Good Now In the closing days of its session Congress pp-s- ed a bill which received litLle public notice but which should do something, ut least, toward reducing the postal deficit and curbing the avalanche of wasteful and useless government mail. It Is a measure which was advocated here but of which the postal officials in Washington were disdainful. The bill, in effect, makes all the government departments, and Congress too, pny postage on their mall. It will still be marked "free" and there'll be no stamps on it. Bui the bill provides that all the government agencies must pay to the Post Office Department each year out of their regular appropriations a sum equal to the postage that would be charged on their mail if it did require stamps. Rep. Oliver P. Bolton of Ohio, one of Its sponsors, told the House that the bill "should accomplish two things. First, It will remove from the Post Office Department the cost of all other government mall. Second, 11 will permit the administrators of each government department to know how much their department is spending for mall, thus permitting that department head to exercise a more direct control over it and reduce the cost to the government as a whole." Now that the government bureaus have to "pay" for their mailings — to the exteiit that the postage charges come out of their own appropriations and not that of the Post Office Department — they may exercise more economy. There's certainly plenty of room for it. j —Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. SO THEY SAY We. American people all know that to preserve our freedom we must count heavily on you men and women who teach in our schools nnd colleges. - President Eisenhower to 36th Annual Teachers convention. * * • Except for special consideration of alcoholic beverages, tobacco and gasoline, they (excise taxes) should be thrown out of the Federal system of taxation. — Beardslcy Ruml, financial expert calls for tax reform. * » * Come on everybody, let's go downstream a bit and I'll cook you some of the best fish you ever ate. — Vacationer Elsenhower to fishing partners. * + » There has been a constant, bit by bit whittling away of v^hat makes life worthwhile to servicemen and their families. — Admiral Carney, Navy Chief, seeks way to make service careers more attractive. * * + * It would be a tragic Injustice ilf the public got tin Impression thati. bpcnuse a man was a POW, he had become a Communist. — Defense officials concerned over publicity on reports of Ol'i who w«ut ovw la Uai R*cU whil» prUontri, "Well, Well-Look Who's Back!' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Third Reopening of Dames Case To Be Test of Security Program Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The case of John Patton Davics, Jr., U. S. foreign service career officer, Is now being run through tho State Department's security wringer for the third time. On the first two rounds, in July, 1951, and November, 1052, Davles was cleared of any suspicion of clls- loynlty. The reevaluation of his case Is being made now In compliance with President Elsenhow- er's executive order of last April. It called for the review of nil cnscs of government employes who had been cleared under the old "loyalty" procedure of the Truman administration. Because of the prominence ol John Davles, the success of his new Eisenhower security program may be largely Judged on how It handles his case. Actually, Davles a only one of some 600 present Stale Department employes who hnd been given previous loynlty clearances, but whose records are now being reviewed. Davics. 45. has been one of the more controversial figures in the State Department for nearly 10 years. He was born in China ol American Baptist missionary parents. On his graduation from Columbia in 1031, he went right into Slate Department irocign service and hos risen In the ranks to his present position as counselor of embassy at Lima, Peru. Previously, he had been political affairs officer for High Commis- sioner John J. McCloy In Germany, first secretary to Ambassador (now Undersecretary of State* Walter B. Smith In Moscow and wartime .political adviser to the Gen. "Vinegar" Joe Stilwell in China. That was where he first got in hot water. Frequent Charge Made The most frequent charge made against Davles was that he was pro-Communist and anti-Chiang Kai-shek. The quotations from Da- vles' China reports most frequently used against him are these statements of 1844: "We should not now abandon Chiang Kal-shck . . . But we must be realistic. We must not Indefinitely underwrite a politically bankrupt regime. We must make n determined effort to capture politically the hinese Communists, rather than allow them to go by default to the Russians." Partly because Gen. Pnt Hurley, then President Roosevelt's special ambassador In Chungking, asked for Davics' recall, he was transferred to Moscow in 1945 and served there two years. Then he was transferred to Washington for a three-year assignment to the State Department's policy planning staff. While here, Dnvies got In his second hot water. It was turned on by a statement given to Nevada Sen. Pat McCarran's Internal security subcommittee investigation of the Institute of Pacific Relations In 195.3. Lyle ,H. Munson, now a New York publisher but formerly a Central Intelligence Agency of- flclnl, testified Dnvies had called Munson to the State Department nnd proposed a special group of six people be set up In separate office, possibly in New York, to advise CIA on Russian policy and strategy. CIA turned down the Idea. As related by Munson, the group Davies proposed would consist of the late Agnes Smedley, .Anna Louise Strong, Edgar Snow, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Falrbank nnd Prof. Benjamin K. Schwartz of Harvard's Russian Research Institute. Some Were Party Llner« Testimony before the McCarran committee revealed Davles admitted Miss Smedley was a part of the Communist apparatus, that Miss Strong maybe was a part of the apparatus and that Edgar Snow had leftist tendencies. For the other three Davles expressed high regard and no suspicion of Communist connections, though they were students of communism. The big question here Is whether Davies was recommending that they be "utilized" as known Communist sympathizers to probe the Communist Intent. Davles himself refused to testify on this subject, saying that It was top security matter. Out of this came a report from the McCarran committee, recommending that the Department of Justice indict Davles for perjury. This was In the fall of 1952. The Department of Justice Is still considering it, while the State Department has been waiting for it to act. In the meantime, In December, 1952, the top loyalty review board, under the chairmanship of former Republican Sen. Hiram Bingham of Connecticut, issued its report that "There is no reasonable doubt of the loyalty of John Patton Da- vles, Jr." This was after reviewing all the evidence. the Doctor Says— Wrltte* for NEA SerTlc« , By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. As a starting point for a dlscus- siun of pernicious nnomia, Koine questions submitted by Mrs. O. are helpful. "Is there any cure for this disease?" she asks, "and what dangers are there In having It for 13 years? Can you toll me the cause? Can leukemia develop from it if neglected?" I should rather speak of treat- __jent than cure because while treatment available now Is excellent, It isualiy has to be continued Indefinitely. The discovery of a substance cnown as crystalline vitamin B13 Is of the highest value In this respect. It is of even more value than the use of liver which has saved so many lives since it was introduced by the Boston physi- clnns, Mlnot nnd Murphy, in 1926. At any rate, when given In the right quantities and fairly early In the disease, vltnmin B12, sometimes combined with liver or other substances, is highly effective. Untreated pernicious anemia or that which has been treated inadequately,' can cause dangerous complications In the nervous system" or elsewhere. Having the disease 13 years, however. Is not necessarily dangerous, |[ it has been Well treated. It Is difficult to explain the cause In simple terms. In essence, It is considered the result of n deficiency 'which In turn loads to a lessened rate of forming rod blood cells In the bone marrow. It Is making up this deficiency \vhlch Is probnbly the main (unction of vitamin B12 or ot liver. Can't Heroine l.rukemla ' As for whether pernicious tiner iln cnn develop into loiikomla If negrlectod, the answer is no. And so far as I know, iho occurrence of leukemia In someone who al- IMd/ U* jwuiclout uuiuJ* 11 exceedingly rare, if it ever occurs at all. There Is much more which could be said about this interesting disease. Up until 1926, it was almost always fatal in the course of time, but now this is rare indeed. While much still has to be learned about It—such as how to prevent it, for example—the treatment problem has been largely conquered and this represents a real triumph of combined medical research in the laboratory, in experimental animals, and on patients. "IS THAT YOU. Sam?" the wife called out to her late returning husband. "All I know is," grumbled the somewhat inebriated Sam who'd had a little trouble managing to get into the house, "Is that I'd better be."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. WIFE: "I think married men should wear something to show that they are married." Husband: "I do. Look at this shiny suit."—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus- ONE OF THE lltle blessings that we aie enjoying here in Central Kentucky this summer is that there Is no major anniveiwary celebration of any kind going on to inspire men to grow beards In imitation of their pioneer forebears.—Lexington Herald. * ONE RAINMAKER we know Is rather perplexed these days- He Isn't surf whether taking a walk In a freshly pressed suit or washing his automobile is the surest way to bring on a downpour. Greenwood CoaiQloowtaJLb. , • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Keep Hammering At Unhid Suits By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service 29 WEST 4 A 62 V AKQ8 « 765 4872 NORTH 4QJ85 V 376 4> K 10-1 * AK6 EAST (D) 474 V J 542 * A3 . 4 J 10843 Eut Pass Pass 2V Pass SOUTH A K 1093 t 103 » QJ931 *Q5 Neither side vul. South West North 1 » Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 A 3 « Pas, Double Pass 34 Opening lead—V K It is usually wise for the defenders to hammer away at the unhid suits. This puts It up to declarer to lead .his bid suits by himself, giving the defenders their best chance to win tricks In those bid suits. The most common exception to this rule occurs when a player lends a short suit, hoping to get a ruff before his trumps can be drawn. Par less common, because seldom recognized, Is the situation In which the partner has to lead the bid suit in order to obtain the ruff for the partnership. Before we get tangled MP with partners and suits, let's study the Bituatlon in fin example. W**t b«f w by l*Un« tw» i«uiuU Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Biggest distaff side feud in Hollywood Is between Nora Eddington Flynn Haymes, Errol's ex, and Patrice Wymore, tits current spouse. Patrice, who still denies a rift with Flynn, asked to see the star's kiddies and got the Iceberg treatment from Nora. So she lelt the presents sent by Errol at his business manager's office in case Nora cares to pick them up. Both deny that it will ever be i reconciliation, but Guy Madison and Gall Kussell manage to see each other once £ month. "She's over her illness," Guy told me on the set of Warners' "Rear Guard," his new starring film. "I don't think she wiU ever do another picture, though. She never liked actin gor movie-making in the first place." Jess Barker is refusing to make any statements on Susan Hayward's decision to divorce him and refers all questlon-askers to his movie-queen wife. If the Barkers are divorced, Jess is entitled by California community property law to cut himself a generous hunk of Susan's fortune. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," much to the dismay of everybody from Darryl Zanuck to the janitor at Fox, can't be shown anywhere In Great Britain until the stage musical from the Anita Loos novel finishes Us West End run. The fine print clause didn't come to the attention of the big wheels until a mammoth European premiere had been blueprinted. Something To Do . State of things In Hollywood: RKO's casting department, with not too much to do, is casting chorus girls for the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas these days. Ida Luplno has notified Howard Duff, through agency channels, that his services will not be required for "Story of a Cop," the yarn that she penned especially for him. Still associated with ex- hubby Collier Young, Ida figures one ex-husband in the family is enough. Mary Pickford describes her manuscript, "This—My Life," as a biography of Hollywood. Her autobiography, she reveals, won't be published until after her death— and then only at the decision of her Immediate family and executors. Esperanza Wayne, denied the 510,000 that it will cost her to appeal her claim for more alimony by a court ruling. Is now trying of hearts and then .looked around for new worlds to conquer. South was obviously out of hearts, so there was no great value in continuing that suit. The bidding made it clear that South had nine cards in his two bid suits, which left room for only two clubs in the South hand. There was therefore no future In leading clubs. By the process of elimination, West came to the conclusion that there might be something in a switch to diamonds. He was pretty sure that his partner had only two diamonds, and the situation was therefore promising. Hence at the third trick West led the seven of diamonds. East promptly took the ace of diamonds and returned the suit. This was exactly what West had been hoping for. He could now promptly win the first round of trumps and lead a third round of diamonds for his partner to ruff. This Imaginative defense set an otherwise ironclad contract. Read Courier Newt Classified Adi. lot, a sigh of relief wag breathed when the casting department signed Marlanna Lynn to play * harem beauty in "Yankee Pasha." Turns out she was "Miss Belgium" in the 1852 contest. Humphrey Bogart, on filming "Beat the Devil" in Spain: "Making pictures in Europe is very stimulating, ou don't have the pressure that you get in Hollywood. You stand or fall on what you do without interference from the front office." Maureen O'Hara is having trouble with her ex-husband, Will Price, who's making demands now that he has left a southern hospital. Debra Paget's mother turned down a publicity scheme that would have linked her gorgeouj one with Bob Wagner during production of "Prince Valiant." Too Busy For Divorce Margaret Whiting explains her delay in divorcing Lou Busch with "There's no hurry" and vows she will leave Hollywood for ona of two Broadway musicals offered her after her Dallas, Tex., click in "Girl Crazy" with Jack Carson. Larry Parks and Betty Garrett deny the report, printed in a British paper, that they are flat broke and are playing small town theaters for peanuts. Shelley Winters, breaking in her Las Vegas night-club act during filming of "Saskatchewan" at Banff, gave a performance for a troupe of Sioux Indians working in the film. When they greeted,^! the act with stony silence, Shell'™ I said: "I guess they didn't understand me. I should have done it In Italian." Columbia's .still In a heat over reports that "Champagne Safari,"! shots of Rita Hayworth and Aly Kahn on an African lion hunt, will be released as a feature movie. Claims a studio spokesman: "The slightest move to release an Inch of this film will result in an immediate Injunction. Rita is under absolutely exclusive contract to Columbia and we have the absolute exclusive right to exhibit her films." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille The newly decorated Sudbury's Playhouse was initiated last night when a group of 30 of the members of the younger sets of the city • had a private bowling game. Winners in the game were: Miss Rose Stacy, J. T. Sudbury, Miss Mary Blanche Gay and Miss Sara Jo Little. Now showing at the Ritz Theater: Alexander's Ragtime Band starring Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche and Ethel Merman. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pollard had as their guests yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Billy Parrish of Memphis. Aunt Molly Harmsworth sayr all these ready mixes and prefabricated foods on the market are making marriage prospects prelty tough for an old-fashioned plain girl whose chief ap» peal ts her cooking. Albanian Visit Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Albania'! capital is — 7 This nation 52 Chargers 53 Swords DOWN 1 Carpet nails has important j Body of land resources 3 Disorderly 13 Stage whisper's person 4 Paid notices . in newspapers SBorn 6 Molests 7 Permeatei 14 Form a notion 15 Shuts 10 Girls 17 Arabian narcotic 18 Entirt 20 Make a lace edging 21 To cut 23 Possesslvt pronoun 24 Units of reluctance 25 Bores 27 Weights of India 28 Female deer 29 Distress signal 30 Make a mistake 31 There four seaports in Albam'a 32 Uncommon 34 Cedes 37 Reverend* (ah.) 33 Sorrowful 39 Weight of India 41 Lincoln's nickname 43 Boundary (comb, form) 4S Clamp 44 Separator 47 Heed SO Dycslnfl 11 Cllclc-bMU* IS Lieutenants 34 Long fish (ab.) 35 Explosive 22 Type of duck 36 Bread cutter 8 Room in a harem 9 Legal point 10 Church festival 11 Pilfers 12 Trials (pl.) 24 Dislike 26 Learning 27 Rail bird 29 Pilchards 32 Shoe again 33 Reluctant 37 Demolishes 38 Painful spoil 40 Mimickers 45 Cravat 46 Conclude 48 Palm leaf 49 Small flap

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