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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 24, 1954
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f AGE FOU1 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAY 24, 1954 TH4 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOtfRHR NIWS CO. .'••'«. W. HADOB8, Publisher KABRY A HAINEB, Assistant Publisher A. A. FRJEDRICK80M Editor PAUL O. HUMAN, AdTertUmf Utnaftr Sok National Adrertiiln* RepmentatiTei: Wallace Witmer Co.. Mew Tork, Chicafo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _ . Entered a* second elan matter at the poet- office at Blytheyflle, Arkansas, under act of Oon- October t, 1117. Member of The Associated Pnm SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythcrflle or any suburban town when carrier terrice it maintained. »c per week. By mail, within a radius of 90 miles, $5.00 per year, $250 f or sii months, 11.25 for three months: by matt outside SO milt tons. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother fo Jem, and with his brethren.—Acts 1:^4. * * * The /Lord's Prayer Is short, mysterious, and like the treasures of the spirit, .full of wisdom nad latent sense: it is not improper to draw forth those excellencies which are intended and signified by every petition, that by so" excellent an authority we may know what it is lawful to beg of God- Jeremy Taylor. Barbs Good old summer is coming up—when scales will be the only things adding much weight to fish stories, ..•• •'• '*, * * Thieres robbed an Indian* night club of 14 c**e* of liquor. Just walked in and highballed It. * • * * When bathing beauties are on the beaches again it will be hard to remember which magazine cover they remind you of. * * * •• If yon want to serve "frlendahipa just paw out cutting remarks. - * •. * * This is the time of year when some men go fishing: and others do their drinking at the golf club house. Cautious Optimism Needed In Present Business Trend American business leaders are universally regarded as a cheerful lot, yet the truth is they frequently sound pretty gloomy notes where their own businesses are concerned. So when they voice encouragement obout the state of the U. S. economy we can't dismiss it as giddy optimism. That kind of hopeful talk now is being heard more and more in business circles. First of all, economic levels in the first three months of 1954 were somewhat better than expected. For instance, reports on 570 large companies shqwed that their combined net income actually if as 7 per cent high er this year than in the comparable three months in 1953. Many of these firms did have lower ' sales than a year ago, but elimination of the excess profits tax had nevertheless improved the earnings picture. The soft spots in the economy during the first quarter appeared to be in textiles, railroads, airlines, farm equipment makers and some other lines. And at the end of March, industrial out put generally had not stopped sliding downhill. Still, a large number of top executives feel the bottom of the slide has just about reached. They cite improvement in April business volume—the upturn in many months—as the basis for this conclusion. Few are boldly predicting that a . sharp pickup will now soon follow. But they, seem convinced that, at the worst, we are in for a period of relative stability at present levels. This recession, if it be called that, has been selected in its impact, hitting some industries hard while others have gone on to new record heights. There is, of course, ground for satisfaction in realizing it has not become as widespread nor as deep as was feared. At the 'same time, the affected industries cannot be shrugged off as of no importance. Unemployment figures dropped last month, and this is viewed as adding to the profit of gathering confidence Still, there are complaints from labor leaders that seasonal industries account for the improvement. They say the hard- hit lines are continuing to get worse. The evidence at hand suggests grounds for cautious, but not exuberent, op- tiMriim. We may be at or near the bottom of the downward swing, with here and Ultra a tentative lift upward. But wt plainly must continue to keep a vi- watch on th« "soft" industries. If they do not soon improve, if unemployment stays high there, then government must be prepared to assist them into firmer ground. For the idle men in these fields are not just statistics and the industries affected are among our most basic. About Face Marshal Zhukoz, one of Russia's greatest wartime commander's struck a note the other day that we don't hear sounded much in Moscow in these times. He paid tribute to the valor exhibited by the United States in World War II, and especially to the part played by President Eisenhower as leader of the Western forces against Germany. But having got this surprising bit of generosity off his bemeadled chest, the general then had to take account of the current Soviet realities. So he warned the United States, and presumably Mr. Eisenhower, not to try to be so brave another time. He said it wouldn't pay. Views of Others What Is A Cigarette? The dog eared quote from Kipling: "A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke," might well be brought up to date in a manner something like this: "A man is a man for a' that.. . but if cigarettes get much longer, with filters on both ends and a few more attachments, it's going to take a pretty good man to lift one up to his mouth." Remember the good old day* when a cigarette was just a cigarette? Just a little piece of tissue paper filled with tobacco? Those days are gone forever. Today you are almost bound to smoke a king- size cigarette with an X-YGH filter or you might as well give up. Of course the filter takes all the taste out of the tobacco, so you might as well be smoking corn silks or rabbit tobacco. If you like the taste of the weed, you must stick to cigars, snuff or chewing tobacco. We have one suggestion to make to the cigarette folks: Why not a midget-size cigarette for people who just want a couple of puffs?—Gastonia (N. C.) Gazette. SO THEY SAY The Army feels that every witness in this (McCarthy) controversy should be brought here to testify so that all the facts can be laid out on the table.—Army Secretary Stevens. * * » We will destroy the guns and all the radio equipment. The portable radio station will be blown up at 5:30 p. m. We will fight to the end. Au revoir, mon general. Vive la Prance.—Brig. . General Castries' last words from Dien Bien Phu. * '* '» France has in the past suffered temporary defeats, but always she has triumphed in the end to continue as one of the world's leaders in all things that tend to bring greater richness to the lives of men. President Eisenhower. * * * Subjectively, I don't look forward to it (the fas chamber) "but objectively, I'm prepared for it. —Caryl Chessman, 32-year-old author, condemned to die. * * » The heroism of the gallant garriso nat Dien Bien Phu . . . will forever stand as a symbol of the free world's determination to resist Communist aggression.—President Eisenhower. »''•''* To tell a responsible executive the degree to which he should cooperate with members of Congress would lie like telling him how to suck ttgs. You just give him one and tell him to go ahead in his own way.—Defense Sectary Wilton of Steven's cooperation with McCarthy committee "Yoo Hoo, Darling! I'm Home!" Guaranteed By What? In upcoming contract negotiations,. the CIO United Steel Workers Union wage policy committee has instructed the union to demand the steel companies give the union members a "guaranteed annual wage." In other words, the union is to demand a set amount of pay whether there is that much work to do or not. Someone should ask the union where it expects the money to come from. If there is work to do, the union members will be hired and paid. But if there is Insufficient work to meet the guaranteed annual wage union seeks, then the companies would not have the income to pay the proposed guarantee. And in that case, what could they do? ' For one thing, they could sell off their property and their machinery, and perhaps meet a guaranteed annual wage in that way. But if the companies were forced to that extremity, next year there would be no companies, no jobs, and no wages—guaranteed or otherwise. The only real way to guarantee wages is by production which permits tales at reasonable costs. But in addition to the guaranteed annual wage demand, the union will demand pay increases which would increase production costs and lessen the companies' chances of providing steady employment for the workers. It is time for workers to realize part of the responsibility for their pay is theirs.—Chattanooga. News-Free Press Ptttr id son's Washington Column — Here's Why It Is Tough to Teach The American Way'to Asians WASHINGTON —(NEA) —The difficulty in trying to win away from communism persons in un- known what went on in their minds when they joined. them? What did they think of the Russians? Of America? Of Washington, the atom bomb, Wall Street, their own government, their own future? An attempt to answer these questions has recently been made on a group of 60 Malayans of Chinese extraction. The test was the work of Dr. Lucian W. Pye, of the Center of International Studies, Princeton University. Dr. Pye's study is part of ar larger research project on the mental reactions of ex-Communists throughout the world who have broken with the party. Dr. Pye is a big, blond ex-Marine intelligence officer who served in the Pacific during the war. He was born in China of American parents and speaks Chinese fluently. He was well-fitted, therefore, to 60 Chinese in Malaya quit communism when they found it did not measure up to its promises. Russia won World War H. They They all believed rumors more had heard of Stalingrad and the I than they believed what they read Russian defense of Moscow. They knew the Russians got to Berlin They believed that the United States and its allies made a forced landing in France only to keep the Russians from taking over all of western Europe. They had heard that the United States had perfected the atomic bomb first, and had dropped it on Japan. They thought^ that very clever of the Americans—to let all the others get killed in actual combat while the Americans themselves were perfecting the atomic bomb. The Chinese-Malayans believed afterwards that the American atomic bombs were no good. Otherwise, why hadn't they been used in Korea? Russian atomic bombs of today were thought to be better than American bombs. All are now active anti-Commu- j munist China, nists. They had no hesitancy in talking to Dr. Pye, recounting their experiences in minutest detail and giving their reactions to world political and economic forces affecting their lives. The Chinese believed that their countrymen had won the war in Korea. Normally having an inferiority complex with regard to America and things American, here was one thing that made them proud of China. It gave them a feeling of superiority, even though the victory had been won by Com- in the newspapers or other printed publications. The reasoning behind this was simple. Anyone putting anything in print would be expected to have an angle. But what they heard by word of mouth was real. The teller was thought to have his information first hand, by personal experience. These. people Relieved that politics was ^always subject to change, and that it was important to be on the winning side. They sensed the power of the Communist Party. They felt that it was expanding. ciation for skillful propaganda. They believed it an essential part of politics. They believed that anyone good at propaganda would be Nearly all of the 60 believed that good at other things too. ization to which they could belong in a democracy. About America they had the most confused notions. They knew that prices of tin or rubber went up or down from time to time, but they did not kno^why. They had a vague notion this was due to the manipulations of Wall Street. This they .imagined to be a street of bungalows, set in broad * lawns where the rich lived. Prices -were set low/to. squeeze the workers, then raised again before the Workers 'revolted. They had heard of Washington as the 'capital of America. But These people whom Dr. Pye in- w b.en asked what they knew about terviewed all had a great appre- Washington, some of them volunteered the Information that there was one street in Washington on which only poor people lived. They did not believe that anyone in Russia is poor. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. No one who has not gone through in a community, children should j the harrowing experience of polio i be protected so far as possible in a child of their own can fully realize the mental anguish which is involved. Nevertheless, the blind fear which afflicts so many parents should be avoided as it is utterly useless. Although polio can and does cause deaths and severe crippling, the chances that it will not are good. It is now regarded as a disease in which only one in a hundred of those infected become paralyzed. Another bright side to the picture is -that only half of those in i against unnecessary contact with other than their usual associates. Avoidance of excessive physical fatigue also seems to be advisable. With some exceptions, it does not seem to be of much value to close schools, nor to delay their opening. It* is usually recommended that polio patients be isolated; that is, kept away from others—for one week from the beginning of their illness or the end of fever. The secretions from the nose and whom the diagnosis can be made suffer any permanent paralysis, and even in many of those who do, the paralysis is of a minor nature, and recovery can go a long way. What then can be done to prevent it? Gamma globulin and vaccination have been discussed in another column. Polio is now known to be caused by a virus, of which there are three principal varieties or strains. The virus Is present in the discharges from the nose and throat, and in the intestinal waste of those who have the disease, and of others who are so slightly sick that a diagnosis of polio is not made. These and other known facts bring polio into the class of contagious diseases, or diseases which throat and intestinal discharges contain the virus and should therefore be disposed of as quickly and as safely as possible. Almost certainly close association with infected persons accounts for the great majority of cases, but since many of these do not have • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Draw Trumps Fast In Trump Suit In most hands that you play at a trump suit, your plan is to draw trumps as quickly as possible. The idea is to save a trump or two for your own use, but to prevent the defenders from using their trumps. In some nands, however, it is wise to postpone the drawing of trumps. You may have any one of a large number of good reasons active signs of disease, prevention j for SUC h a postponement, and one of the spread of the virus is still o f the unusual reasons is shown in exceedingly difficult. At present, the most important measure in the control of polio is to make an early diagnosis of the today's hand. • North's opening bid was a standard no-trump, showing distribution and 16 to 18 points. Phil Gar- disease an d to hospitalize those j ltndi of Tacoma, bid two hearts who are affected. j on the South hand on the theory In the presence of excessive polio thai he would probably be safer at two hearts than- his partner would be at one no-trump. This was a -very close decision, and some other experts would pass one no-tfump with the same hand. West opened the queen of spades, and the defenders continued the suit until Garland ruffed the third round. The Tacoma expert then saw that he was bound to lose four tricks in the black suits. He could therefore afford to lose only one trump trick. If declarer began by drawing trumps, he might lose a trump trick to the jack as well as to the ace. He was at liberty to finesse 24 WEST AQJ1C NORTH (D) 4K43 VQ87 • AK2 4A863 EAST 4A9752 * J53 4Q1086S 4J97 4Q109 4K4 SOUTH 486 VK1Q962 • 43 4J752 East-West vul. East .South Pass 2 V Pass North 1N.T. Pass West Pass Opening lead—4 Q in either direction, but he had no reason to feel that one direction was better than the other. After a brief thought, Garland decided to let the opponents guess for him. Since there was very little danger that one of the defenders could ruff, Garland planned to take his side tricks first in the hope that the opponents would feel obliged to begin the trumps for him. He thereiore cashed the top diamonds and ruffed a diamond, continuing with the ace of clubs and a low clui) to East's king. East had only spades and trumps, and he could do nothing better than return a low frump. This solved declarer's problem for Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOO D— (NEA)— Close- ups and Longshots: I've been yelling ever since the war that Hollywood's dignified "actors are normal people" publicity campaign has taken all the excitement of personality away from movie stars. Now it's Gary Cooper agreeing with me. Forgetting to be the man of few words he's supposed to be, rugged Gary, who spanned the silent screen into talkies, told me on the "Vera Cruz" set: "It all adds up to showmanship. The new stars are too honest about themselves. Actors should remember they are actors and hot people. All the storybook glamor quality is gone from Hollywood. New stars are too eager to portray themselves just like the Joneses of the world. They're not, for then they wouldn't be stars." Gary about his own "Yup" and "Nope" reputation: "It's not true. But it hasn't hurt me a bit. It gives me a little bit of color." NO DETAILS were issued by attorneys, but here's the inside on that libel suit slapped by Frank Sinatra on famed British restaurateur John Mills of London's Les Ambassadeurs: Ava Gardner's report to her husband on what happened when she went to the powder room in Mills' flat on the restaurant's second floor started the beef, with Mills revoking Sinatra's membership to Les Ambas- sadeurs and barring him permanently. There's a big, big-screen movie in Roy Rogers' future. He's been grinding out telefilms ever since "Paleface" two and a half years ago. . .Walter Wanger will continue speaking his mind on prison reform through films. He hopes to tie up movie rights of Carryl Chessman's sensational "Cell 2455, Death Row." Chessman wrote the story while awaiting the .death penalty at San Quentin. Here's the all-star cast sofar picked for Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandmens": Irene Dunne, Cornel Wilde, Yul Brynner and Charlton Heston. More top star names are yet to be signed. BRITISHERS ARE waiting with bated breath until Errol Flynn and Anna Neagle start working together in a filmusical, "Lilacs in the Spring." La Neagle can't abide swearing-, gags, practical jokes or high jinks. There are still mixed emotions about Cinemascope in the film industry. Despite fantastic box-office figures on "The Robe," Alfred Starr, board chairman of the Theater Owners of America, labels the jig-screen system as: "One of the damndest contraptions invented by man." Says Starr: "CinemaScope is designed to drive everybody out of the theater. It is an invention of the devil." ,f •: Lon McCallister lias given up acting to sell real estate. . .'.'Doc;or in the House," a British movie due for, early release in the U. S., is said to parallel the story of 'Not as a Stranger," the No. 1 best seller to be filmed by Stanley Kramer. . .Rod Cameron will star in a feature movie based on the character he plays in the TV series, "City Detective." Russell Russell's still hoping to sign Imogene Coca for "The Girl Rush," her independent filmisical. But now there are complications because of indecisions over Imogene's new fall TV show. LESLIE CARON'S excited French lingo, when asked about romance with ballet master Roland Petit and press agent Mike Mindlin, leaves no doubt that she's annoyed. Neither, she says, is her heart. . .Lon Chaney, Jr. .back on the screen in "Where the Wind Blows," is about to become a grandpa for the fourth time. Paulette Goddard likes money, but her independence even more. She wrote out a check to Paramount, canceling an old contract for one film, when alerted for a movie she didn't like. . .Eartha Kitt decided she wouldn' twork with a scene - stealer like Pearl Bailey and bowed out of the Truman Capote-Harold Arlen Broadway musical, "The House of Flowers." Joe E. Brown is being sought to costar with Dorothy Dandridge in the Highland Park, 111.. Music Circus' production of "Show Boat." A possibility that the show maybe moved to Broadway intact ia the bait. Richard Barstow's suggested cure for black eyes suffered by shebas like Zsa Zsa Gabon a piece i of raw ham over the injured orb! Ago In B/yt/iew/li C. M. Buck was elected president of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club at the permanent organization meeting of the club last night and was inducted into office. A picnic supper followed by dancing provided entertainment for the 40 members of the Bachelor's club and their dates at an informal party at the American Legion Hut last night. Mr. and Mrs. James Terry and Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Nelson were special guests. The Blytheville Country Club Golf team will entertain the Jonesboro club Sunday for the second tournament of the season between the two clubs. him. West won with the ace cf trumps and returned- a trump, South winning with fine ten. Declarer now gave up a second club trick to West. If West had been able to return a trump, he would be doing declarer's job trumps, and would be good. Since West trump, he had of drawing the South's last club couldn't lead a to allow declarer to make the two high trumps separately, thus assuring the contract of two hearts. THE TWO-DOLLAR BILL used to have a bad reputation, but today it is the only one that will pay for a dollar's worth of anything.— Clayton County (Gaj News and Journal. WHAT this world needs is less hypocritical smiling and more honest scowling. — Kingsport tTenn.) Times. After days on end of listening "to the McCarthy hearing, people around here have gotten so snappish they can't talk to their neighbors without starting a cross-examination and intimating somebody's lying. 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