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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 26, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1954 1KB COURIER NtWS CO. M. W. HAINDS, PubUitMr A. HAXN18. AtfUUnt PubUibtr A. A. FRXDRICK8OK Editor PAUL D- HUMAN, Advtrtisi&l lOn*g«r 0ok National Adrertitini Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New Tork. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered a* second claa* matter at the po«t- oftic* at Blythertlle, Arkansa*. under act of ODD- great, October t, 1117. •Member of The Associated Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ol Blytherille or any suburban town when carrier *enrio* if maintained. 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $155 for three monthi; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Ani Judgement ta come upon the plain country •pon Holon, and upon Janaxah, and upon Nepa*- tfc.—Jeremlah 411:21. * * * .. Outward judgement often faifc, inward justice aever.—Theodore Parker. The home life of a lot of youngsters is all tied up in a series of "nots". * * * Rubber Companies Cutting: Tire*—news item. Maybe the idea wac tuffoted by tome of our road*. * * * There i* *omethinj a bit human about some TV acts. They work one day and then don't the next. * * * A palmM contends that a man's temper can be told by hie hands. Especially when they ara doubted vp. * * * Tomorrow is the day that always gets here just after you have today's various problems all fig- tired out Barbs France's Indecision on EDC Straining World's Patience What now for EDC and France? The deadline for debate on the European -Army, set by French Premier Joseph Laniel; has come and gone without action. No one can pretend great suprpris* at this, but it does raise anew some puzzling questions about Europe's future. This time the French had more plausible excuses than usual for postponing the moment of decision. Dien Bien Phu has fallen in Indochina and the fate of Hanoi is uncertain. France is deeply embroiled at Geneva in efforts to work out a truce. The Laniel government is hanging on by its fingernails. But to acknowledge these things is to obscure the really basic point. For the experience of the last several years has taught us that if these excuses did not exist the French most likely would have found some other pretext for putting off the hard choice. It is not Just EDC which is at stake The French are engaged in a little game of postponing reality. They are trying to c-liag to the substance of first-ranking power, not to mention its trappings and symbols, while evading the responsibilities that burden such power. When World War II ended, France was reduced to a shell. On the strength of its old ties with Britain and America the shattered country gained a place at world council tables which its dimi- inished power did not merit, to former stature. Surely that time must now be running out. The West needs a hard core of military force in Europe to tfive pause to the Communist aggressor. The old enemy, Germany, for all its faults, is today led by men who are willing to contribute necessary elements to that defensive force. France alone blocks action. No need to rehearse here the standard French supicions of Germany. Britain and the United States have gone out of their way to assure France it will no be left at the mercy of a remilitarized Germany. They have argued the greater peril of a Communist aggressor in being—the Soviet Union and its satellites. But all this has been to no avail. The world does not stand still. If the French choose not to move with it, then they will find it has gone on and left them behind. Not many men have the patience any more merely to lament French delays and hope decision will come •oon. They are thinking about other solutions, answers that do not depend upon th« French will-ror lack of will to face ill* realities of the world struggle. Before lonf, responsible men in the West^nay reach the point where action 01 new lines will be in order. Do the French understand how little they have left? Compromise with the Devi Prime Minister Nehru of India never wants the world to forget his gullibility in international affairs. He manages to offer us a new sample almost every week. Nehru's defenders point out again and again that he is keenly conscious of India's relations with its powerful Communist neighbor to the north— China. We can acknowledge this awareness— and admit, too, that he is a shrewd national politician. If he were to put his case in these hard terms, criticism would be few in realistic quarters around the globe. But he does not rest with that. He stretches his apologies for China and Russia beyond all need of practical concern for India, allowing his understandable sympathies for fellow Asiatics to blind him to ruthless tyrannies. And he tries to arrogate unto himself the power of a great spiritual leader, failing to realize that hen who tem- mporize with tyranny cannot generate the moral force required for such leadership. Human beings who can muster any moral strength at all are not looking for the sort of neutrality which calls for a compromise with the Devil. Nehru is slow to learn. Views of Others New Title For Washington George Washington, the father of our country may be first in war, first in peace, and first in the heart* of his countrymen, but he is 46th on the rolls of the U. S. armed forces. It happened this way. Back on June 18, 1775, Washington was elected to head the Army of the United Colonies by the Second Continental Congress. Military titles and rank in those days reflected the rather nondescript and disorganized forces that came under Washington's command. But in the succeeding generation, a military hierarchy of splendid proportions has been built up. On the Army side, there are brigadier generals, major generals, lieutenant generals, generals, generals of the Army, and one general of the Armies, the late John J. Pershing. In this hierarchy, according to Sen. Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, Washington outranks the lieutenant generals, but is in turn outranked by all generals, generals of the Army and hte lone general of the Armies. And So Sen. Martin and his Pennsylvania colleagues, Sen. James Duff, have introduced a bill to rank George Washington with John J. Pershing as a general of the Armies, and make the title retroactive to his appointment in 1775. That would make him first in the armed services, along with his other firsts, and if there be any red-blooded American among us who thinks this should not be done, let him speak now or forever, etc.—Charlotte iN. C.) Newt. It's This Way Word that a new $4 million plastics plant in Louisiana can turn out 2,000,000 pounds of its product monthly with a payroll of 35 may have raised many an eyebrow. So few can do so much? But that is the way with American industry. Degree of mechanization has made the nation's industry what it is. Rather than displacing workers, it has created new employment opportunities right and left. Increased output per man-hour has entitled heavier capital outlays but it has given the consumer a lower cost article. And the lower the cost, the more the people who can afford to buy. Increasing mechanization walks arm-in-arm with bettering standards of living.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY He (Phil Rizzuto) is the glue that holds the (Yankee) infield together, no matter who plays beside him.—Cleveland's Al Lopez. * # * These (Army-McCarthy) charges go much further than who shined the shoes of a private named Schine. They go to the heart of the integrity of the government itself. —Sen. John McClellan (D., Ark.). * * » Happy Mother*' Dad. May you have many more of them. Dad, I could use $25.—Bob Blatt, Tulane University student wires hi* mother. * * » Loss of Indochina to the Reds could represent a more serious setback for America and the rest of the non-communist world than the lo*s of Korea would have been.—Sen. Arthur Watkins (R., UU. It looks like the Joes are running the world— Joe Stalin, Tojo and now Joe McCarthy.—Krishna Venta, bearded religioui at Army-McCarthy hearings. * * * This can get dimterous; the only thing between me and them lion* is my nose.—Jimmy Durante enters lions' CM** * * (It President Eisenhower's farm support plan)* will be lucky to get five votei from the 30 mem- tor* of U* (Hou** atriculturt) tommitttt, Sometimes Progress Is Nothing but a Change i Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Sgt. Joe Friday has no time for romance—even in a feature-length movie. At one lime Jack Webb, target for perfumed fan mail since his TV click, thought of turning on the romantics in his big-screen flicker of D/sgnet for Warner Bros. Now directing the film, he's telling it: "I just couldn't drag in a love story where it didn't belong. May'jp someday I'll catch up with the love stuff—I don't know." "Dragnet." as a movie, is a true tale of murder but not a whodunit. You know the identity of the murderers, with the suspense accent on the gathering of evidence. F^ces you've seen on the TV show dominate the cast. Ptttr fdson's Washington Column — What Solons Hear from People; Congress Grinds Out the Lam— WASHINGTON— (NEA) —What people write to their congressmen often isn't fit to print. But Juliet Lowell has just come out with a new edition of her "Dear Mr. Congressman" which includes some of the choicer examples of printable fan mail received by the lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Here are a few samples: To Rep. Frank J. Becker (R., N. Y.): "Don't vote on anything more. You already done enough damage." To Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind.. Ore.) "Why don't you rent yourself out to haunt houses?" To Rep. J. A. Blatnik (D.. Minn.): "What are you doing about everything?" To Rep. Kenneth B. Keating (R.. N. Y.): "My local paper says you're coming to town. If it's for grownups, I'll be there." To Rep. Adam C. Powell (D., N. Y.): "I would like some information about the United Nations. Who united them and when?" To Sen. Harley M. Kilgore (D., W. Va.): "Please try to have them to put off the next presidential election. I already got enough of this one." Congress got around to passing some dandy laws in April, and no foolin'. Here's a partial list of things done to save the country: Procedure for obtaining a copyright when deadline falls on Saturday, Sunday or a holiday. Providing for development of building materials in Alaska through the removal of volcanic ash from portions of Katmai National Monument. To change the name of Appomat- tox Courthouse National Historical Monument to the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. Providing for exchange of certain lands in Puerto Rico. Designating April 9, 1954, as Bataan Day. (This last-mentioned bill was signed by the President on April 8. which didn't give its backers much time to organize a celebration.) A major headache of the Army in trying to wind up its Korean war casualty lists comes from the conflicting stories which G. I. veterans tell the Army authorities on the one hand, and what they tell the parents and wives of missing soldiers on the other. Apparently inspired by misplaced compassion, soldiers returning from the war tell the relatives of some G. I. buddy that they saw him alive and well at such and such a place on such and such a date. They hate to tell that they saw the man wounded or killed. This in turn inspires the family of a G. I. reported missing in action to write the Army to challenge a "presumed dead" finding. Investigation often shows survivors have told two different stories. Blaming the huge surplus of government-owned dairy products on the consumer is one of the novel themes which Department of Agriculture is harping on to move its stores of milk, butter and cheese brought under the price-support program. If people would just drink more milk and eat more butter and cheese, so the sales talk goes, there wouldn't be any surplus. Incidentally, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund—UNICEF—claims it is one of the best customers for U. S. dry milk solids, having bought 55 million pounds, one eighth of the surplus last year. The U. S. government donated about $10,000,000 to UNICEF last year. In other words, the deal works this way: First, the U. S. government buys the surplus from American farmers. Then the government gives other millions to UNICEF to help buy the surpluses which the U. S. government has already paid for once. • It would be cheaper to give the milk to UNICEF free, and cut down on the appropriation. Felix Edgar Wormser, Assistant Secretary of Interior in charge of mineral resources,' reminisced recently about the days when he started his professional career by gold mining and surveying in the Blue Mountains and along the Snake River in Idaho and Oregon. Looking back to 1916, three years after adoption of the Constitutional amendment which provided for a graduated personal income tax, Mr. Wormser told the Northwest Minerals Conference in Portland: "In those days, while making $75 a month, I had no worries about an income tax, nor did the -average person. Because we were told when it was adopted that the income tax would never amount to much—it would be so slight we could forget it. Echo now answers 'Oh Yeah' " the Doctor Says— Written for NTSA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A puzzling problem is brought up by Mrs. R. who is worried about her 12 year old granddaughter. This girl, the grandmother says, complains to her mother of pains in the legs and knees and is easily exhausted. What Mrs. R. wants to know is whether this is serious or not and Whether she should urge the mother to take more active steps for the young girl. It is impossible to answer this question exactly, but it does raise the subject of those, vague pains in the arms or legs usually called •'growing pains" from which children so commonly complain. It is often a puzzling situation. Many times it appears that these vague pains are of no significance, and it is possible that the youngsters have been growing so fast that their bones and muscles have not quite kept up their proper relations. Sometimes the curve of the spine may not be just right or flat feet or bow legs are present and cause slight strains on the muscles or ligaments. In mild cases plenty of sunshine, good food and time usually take care of the difficulty, although any obvious defect should, of course, be corrected. Serious abnomalities may be responsible in some cases. The help of an orthopedic surgeon in deciding whether braces or other special measures are necessary is then desirable. A few children with growing pains seem to have something wrong with one or more of their interna' glands. Whon pres- •nt, this require* attention. Occasionally the pains may be debate among medical men as to noids or sinuses. There is also a caused by diseased tonsils, ade- whether growing pains may be a mild form of rheumatic fever. weeks or months should be exam- Certainly children who have se- that no permanent damage is being done and to find out what can ined by a physician to make sure vere growing pains which last for be done to relieve the discomfort. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Opening Bid Comts .Highly Regarded The opening bid of two no-trump usually shows 22 to 24 points. In today's hand South bid two no- trump with only 21 points. Nevertheless the opening bid is highly recommended. Whenever your hand is otherwise suitable for no-trump purposes, you are justified in counting about one point extra for a strong five-card suit. In today's hand, the spade suit was so strong that South could surely count on his fifth spade to provide a trick. It was easily worth one extra point. When the hand was played in a recent tournament, many of the players who had the South hand opened with only one spade. Several of them played the hand right there, since everybody passed the bid if on* spade. When, however, South opened with two no-trump, North had no difficulty in responding. At one tame uie result was quite unexpected. West opened the deuce of spades, declarer's strongst suit. A heart or a club opening lead would have" given declarer much trouble. South won the first trick, and lost the diamond finesse to East's king. East returned the queen of South 2 NT. Pass NORTH t« 4763 V652 • A 1097 4843 tfAST 4 9 *Q J1043 • K6 4 Q 10962 SOUTH (D) 4AKQJ5 V A87 • QJ3 *A7 Neither side vul. Wert. North E»*« Pass 3 NT. Pass Pass 9p«ning lead—A 2 hearts, and South took the ace at once. South now proceeded to run the rest of the spades and diamonds, discarding the low club from his hand on dummy's last diamond. East could save only three cards, and had to decide whether to save two hearts and one club or one heart and two clubs. Perhaps he should have guessed right, but it wasn't an easy decision to make. He actually saved only one heart, whereupon a heart lead from dummy dropped the jack and king together, thus ^establishing declarer's last he«rt as his eleventh trick. NOW IT CAN be told that Porfirio Rubirosa, who gets around, cast romantic eyes on Yvonne de Carlo just a few months before 'iis marriage to Barbara Hutton. They met. at aparty in London, Yvonne told me on the set of "Where the Wind Dies." and he l<?ft a girl friend to ask for her telephone iiumber. But he didn't get it. ..Says Yvonne: "I laughed in his face. He's a mess." working in the first, film version of •Show Boat' when sound came in. That was CONFUSION. The picture wcic- released as half silent Ham note: Jim, Jr.. a raven, emoter, rides around in a panel truck bearing a huge sign. ''JIM, JR., THE RAVEN—MOVIE AND TV STAR." Keith Andes—remember his love scenes with Marilyn Monroe in "Clash by Night"?—wangled his release from RKO and has gone into the fancy candle manufacturing business. JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, the celluloid jungle hero, told it on the set of his latest, "Cannibal Attack." He and his wife were at the San Diego Zoo just before feeding time and the monkeys, lions, tigers, etc.. were voicing a Niagara of sound. Through the din, Mrs. W. whispered to Johnny: "Darling, they're singing OUR SONG." A society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Jimmy Durante should be organized pronto. There's obvious need for one after his last TV outing on Comedy Hour. A small fortune was spent on all that circus atmosphere, but the writing and direction were the worst of the season. Shelley Winters was billed as the ! guest star but I've heard sixth' grsders read lines better. Jimmy, I'm sure, detected the show's faults during the first rehearsal but refused to speak up for fear of hurting reputations. A heart as big and as kind as Jimmy's is a show business rarity. It should be cherished and protected, not knifed. Right now it's bleeding. OH, NO DEPT:: Lex Barker spouts the purest French in his European movie, "The Temple of Kali." No voice dub. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilh THE BIG color portrait of Dorothy Dandridge in the June Esquire is spicy enough to send Marilyn Monroe to the showers . . . Alan Dinehart, HE, son of the late star ana a front-page figure a couple of years ago, is now the shining light of the L. A. City College's debating team. Attention Corinne Calvet, Denise Darcel and Lili Damita: A new book by James Farrell has the title. "Frenchwomen Are Vicious." .. .It was Milo Frank, anxious to woo SalJy Forrest back to hearth and home, who got her the job as Vanessa Brown's successor in "The Seven Year Itch" on Broadway. Tlie play will keep her out of Hollywood and away from the influence of a big movie tycoon. LAURA LA PLANT, the blonde heroine of silent movies and early talkies, is making the TV rounds as an attractive guest star who frankly admits, "I'll be 50 soon." But she's not dreaming about a career comeback. Her home screen appearances are to help beat the publicity 'drums for producer-hubby Irving Asher's new Paramount movie, "Elephant Walk." "It's the first TV I've done," she says, "because I didn't like the idea of people thinking, "They must have pulled her out of the attic, but she's still walking ' " Laura, wno starred in such zippy precenscrship films as "Love Thrill" and "Scandal." retired to have children—a daughter now 18 and a sen 15—and says about her forgotten career: "I haven't missed "it." Big changes in Hollywood since she was a star? "A few," she smiled, -"but the confusion about 3-D and big screens made me laugh. I was Murray Smart,, Jr., who is undergoing treatment at the Blytheville hospital will be removed horns today or tomorrow. Mrs. L. L. Ward and son, Lloyd, will leave this week for Hardy, where they will spend the summer months. One of the largest bridge parties given here recently was on Saturday afternoon when Mrs. Roland Green. Mrs. Fred V. Rutherford. Mrs. Kiram Wylie and Mrs. Chester Caldwell entertained 84 guests for a bridge luncheon at the Hotel Noble. LITTLE L/Z— Some men wind up with o nest egg and some with a goose egg. it depends on the kind of a chick thev marry. POME In Which Is Voiced A Seasonal Yearning Among Many" Men Of Business Currently Confined To Their Offices: Everybody seems a-wishin 1 They were out of doors a-fish- in'. — Atlanta Journal. Mm^^^V^^HM^^^^^^^^ No one around our town nas boasted yet of expecting to get rich because of having bought stock in a uranium claim, but slick salesmen of the type who used to sell gold bricks will take care of that in time, says Old Man Hobbs. Clothing the Family Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Sleeveless garment 6 Inns 7 Individuals 8 Heron 9 Stimulate 10 Sacred "image 11 Where they wear the green 28 Plts 3 Soft drink 4 African journeys 5 FooT covering 5 Health resort 9 Cravat 12 Love god 13 Ping • 14 Here (Fr.) 15 Eastern Virginia 17 Rocky hill 18 Financial interest 19 Eye- contracting alkaloid 21 Vend 23 Sesame 24 Defraud (coll.) 27 Hurry 29 Slipped 32 Comfortable shoe 34 Chemical salt 36 Interior 37 Self-denying 38 Foundation 39 Observe* 41 Before 42 High note in Guide's scale 44 Essential being 46 Horse trainer 49 Spanish jars 53 Unit of energy 54 Straightening 58 Time of life 57 Row 58 Volcano 59 Drone bee CO Hearing organs 01 Bellow DOWN 1C" -rns 2Cine Jprth 47 Jason's ship brain 31 Sand hill 33 Pasture 35 Moral 40 Weirder 43 Wing-shaped 25 Scottish island45 Man's name 26 One 46 Where a hat transported is worn Charles Lamb 50 Apollo's mother (myth.) 51 Eleanor Roosevelt's first name 52 Asterisk 55 Grams (ab.) IT

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