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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 27, 1954
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BLTTHFVTLLS (ARK.) COURIER MEWS THURSDAY, MAT *?, IMC THB COURIER NlWt CO. H. W KAIN18, PubUsha? SAURY A.- HAIMX8, Assistant Publish** A. A FREDRICKSON Editor FAOL'O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager goto National Advertising ReprtaentatiTei: Wallac* Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis _ Entered M second ela« natter at the post- tCftot at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Oon- grest, October t, 1117. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytherfflt or any suburban town where carrier terries is maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 par jear, $230 for six months, $155 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile sent. $12JO per year payable in advance. Meditations But God be thanked that ye were the servants •f sin, but ye have obeyed fro mthe heart that f*rm of doctrine which was delivered to you.—Bo* Biaas ff:lT. * • * The question is not whether a doctrine is beautiful, but whether it is true. When we don't ask whether the road leads through a.pretty country, hut whether it is the right road, the road pointed out by authority, the turnpike road.—Hare. Barbs .The average person is Just as good as his word— if he doesn't talk too much. * * * Shoulder pads have been removed from some •f the new summer sport coats. What are we, •MB or a bunch of tfroopsT * * * Two things that take the pleasure out of pleasure driving — the motorist tearing down the street and the contractor tearing it up. .»'•.» * Romans can't stand the temperature of birds *-l$€. Don't fly around too much! . * » * How could anybody possibly have saved enough for an of the rainy days that have hit some sections of the country? We Ought to Use More Care In Applying Catchal I Labels Most of us are pretty well aware today that we too often substitute l»b«l- pinning for hard thinking: about issues and men. Perhaps, however, we are not sufficiently conscious of how frequently we employ one particular label—"leftist." In its original European context, the "left** comprised that portion of a legislative chamber covering those political parties which espouse principals grading from moderate socialism to the extremes of Communist radicalism. The "right" embraced parties ranging in principle from liberal captialism to the extreme of state captialism called fascism. As the Europeans ( used the term 'leftist,'* it appeared to be largely a descriptive designation, and a pretty general one at that. Certainly it was not intended to be a term of scornful reproach, since in Europe politics it is just as respectable to be a Socialist as to be say, a liberal captialist. As drawn into the American political terminology, though, the word "leftist" came to have a different connotation. It was meant to describe pure Socialists and Communists. Liberal Democrats. Liberal Republicans were felt to be in the moderate center, with some other minor groups on the borded between center and left. . More than this, the word in America was many times used as a derisive epithet. Since by definition a "leftist" espoused another form of government, he was to that extent "un-American." But since the rise of the New and • Fair Deals and the growth of the great Russian Communist menace to global proportions, we in America have steadily expanded the territory taken in by the term "leftist." - ^ Today it is often applied loosely to x all liberals of either major party. And often indeed, it is attached even to moderate conservatives who feel themselves quite devoted to captialist democracy but choose to differ from more confirmed conservatives at some points. Even the late Senator Taft earned the epithet when he put his name to a public housing bill in 1949 and earlier. So a word which one time had a very specific meaning for America at least has today Jxxome a sort of catchtll epithet that may be hurled at anyone who is not either an extrtm* or,a confirmed conservative. It Is a tar-brush word, and wt art daubing it around pretty care' totsly in these times. If I* irtf otaf to laUl so many Am- tricans "leftists," then It would seem perfectly fair to dub the rest of our classified citizenry as "rightists." As it stands, the impression is abroad that there are good Americans and then there are "leftists," who unhappily seem to be a larger and larger share of the politically mature population. Of course it isn't really like that. And we either ought to stop slapping the tar about or daub a comparable label on everybody. Dog Helps-Bite Government A 60-Day jail sentence was slapped onto a Phoenix, Ariz., truck driver because for two years he listed one "Daisy Mae" on his income tax forms as a depend&it. Daisy Mae is his dog. Perhaps the man will now appeal on the ground that the courts have theretofore recognized man's furry & hairy friends as legal entities. Now and then some benefactor bequeaths enough largesse to one of these noble creatures to keep him in cat food or dog food biscuit for half a century. We have a hunch, though, that the authorities are going to remain pretty firm about this case. The only cats and dogs they're likely to recognize are the stocks and bonds that fall into that category and allow a fellow to ring up some losses. Views of Others Moscow Radio says . . . "in order to protect lives of citizens," the Soviet'Union has reimposed the death penalty. No wonder the left wing in this country suddenly shut up about the Rosen- bergs. The left-wing appeal for the Rosenbergs ignored the fact they were traitors; it was based on the assumption that the death penalty was inhuman and immoral. - Now we shall see the reverse in propaganda. The Daily Worker will say that the death penalty is "justified" in some cases. Moscow says it is. And the sincere in this country who have been preaching against it can keep on preaching. But they can't point to the Soviet Union as an example of one country who gets along without it. The action in Russia is hypocritical, of course. It was for external consumption only. They didn't reimpose the death penalty, because they never abandoned it. One who disaffected, who criticized the regime, who shot a party officiale merely "disappeared" in the night.—Dallas Morning Nwes. The True Christian Daniel "Webster, in a speech at Plymouth back ' in 1830, declared, among other things, that "whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens," which is a reminder that among those who profess to be Christians are many classes, ranging from the mere lip-service kind to those who by their lives and their deeds have proved themselves saints. In a recent edition of the Christian Advocate the Rev. R. J. Williams advanced a pointed observation, in more ways than one, when he declared that "We have too many porcupine Christians. They have lot of good points, but you can't get near them!" Perhaps, when all is said and done, Milton, in his Paradise Lost gave a correct picture of the true Christian when he penned the Line, "Sen-ant of God, well done, well hast thou fought the better fight," What finer the Pounder of the faith bequeathed to the sons of men!— Savannah (Ga.) News. Better Than Censorship Vienna, traditionally one of the gayest cities in the world, is leading a national "save the children's morals" crusade that has overtones we could emulate. For instance, instead of simply blaming comics and sensational novels for juvenile delinquency, publishers and booksellers offer one "good" book in exchange for a dozen "trashy" novels. That beats censorship, lor it gives youngsters something good to read for what they have already read and perhaps put aside. In time, it might even eliminate all the trashy books and create a taste for good reading.—Sherman (tex.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY In making commitments whic hmight involve the use of the armed force, the Congress is a full partner. Only the Congress can declare war.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * I am deeply convinced of the success of this cause (peace) which is dear to all the peoples I am sure the cause of peace is dear to the American people as well.—Russia's Andrei Vishinsky. * * • Keep this in mind, we have in the White House a ttian who believes in constitutional methods. Wt are not going to get into a war witohut Congress having something to say about it.—OOP Chairman Hall. We (U.S.) are hers (Geneva conference) t* uphold the authority of the United States to resist aggression. Ws art here to prtvent ths spread of communism in southeast Asia.—Gen. Walter Be- 4*11 amit*. ^ How Long, Oh Lord, How Long? Ptfer Ed son's Washington Column— Report Due to Reveal Run-Down Condition of US. Foreign Service WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The disgracefully run-down condition of the U. S. foreign service will probably soon be spread on the record. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' Public Committee on Personnel makes its report about June 1. This group of three present and four former ambassadors and assistant secretaries of State, headed by President Henry M. Wriston of Brown University, was supposed to report May 1. But it has found such a deplorable situation that it has been given an extra month to complete its recommendations. The committee has become cnown unofficially as "The Whif- fenpoofs" because—like the little lost sheep that went astray in the old Yale song—they feel that they will be "gone but not forgotten through the years." There have been so many leaks on its findings that it is now said to work in "The Big Inch"—the largest pipeline In "he world. Among the rumors on the committee findings are such provable facts as these: Woeful understaffing. The present foreign service has about 1300 officers with an auxiliary foreign 1 service staff corps of 2000. Minimum requirements are said to be a hard core of 6000. Fantastic costs. To appoint the; last 335 foreign service officers cost $250,000 plus $100,000 for security clearance. This makes the average over S1000 a man. Unbelievable delays. The aver- age applicant for a foreign service job must wait two years for his examination to be graded and his appointment confirmed. Security clearance alone takes from five to 18 months. Some applicants have had to wait four years before Congress approved their commissions. | had spent only 18 months in the lu. s. Reduction in Force. Instead of being enlarged, the foreign service is now smaller than it was three years ago. Fifty-six officers were dropped during the new Administration's great "RIF." No new appointments have been made since August, 1952. Bad morale. Promotions have been slow. The average is four years in each -of six grades of service. There have been no double promotions since 1945 and few distinguished service citations since 1946. Educational decay. The Foreign Service Institute has been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that it is nowhere near compara- bie to the Army, Navy and Air Force War Colleges. Heads of these advanced service schools are there-star admirals and generals. The head of the Institute is not even a foreign service officer. Poor administration. The foreign service is said to have no well- established personnel policy. Transfers are handled by seven men sitting around a table and swapping bodies. Of the 1300 foreign service officers, 200 are in Washington and the other 1100 seldom see Washington. One extreme case was found of a man 43 years in service who There have been eight Assistant Secretaries of State in charge jf administration during the past eight years. There are few China experts left in the Department of~ State. Only two men are studying Japanese language. No American in Saigon speaks any of the native Indo-Chinese languages. There is only one American in Prague who can speak Czech. Other things are also said to be wrong. In spite of them, the quality of men who have stayed in the foreign service to represent America abroad has been found good. Secretary Dulles, who has visited 23 U. S. missions abroad, has praised the loyalty and competency of the personnel. Vice President Richard M. Nixon made the same report after his round-the-world trip last fall The solution to foreign service manpower shortages is now believed to lie in more lateral admissions of qualified technicians and experts. This instead of requiring everyone to rise through the ranks. Over 2000 made application for lateral entry in one recent year, proving there is plenty of talent available if it is recruited. Only about 400 men have been transferred into the foreign service in the last 20 years. The examinations for young college graduates who want to begin at the bottom are the world's toughest. Erskine Johnson %, IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)—' Hollywood on TV: A whole crop of new panel shows is headed for the home screens under the polite label of 'Summer Replacements." As an antipanel show man, I have a definite 5place where I'd like to place afl panel shows, with apologies to Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Garry Moore and Alan Wilson's actor friend who's been on a panel show so long he's celebrating his 50th callous. But painless, paneMess TV days may be just around the corner because even famous panel-sitters, I've discovered, say they don't like panel shows. Well one doesn't, anyway. He's Bill Cullen, who's still playing the guessing game on "I've Got a Secret" in New York between weekly plane trips to Hollywood as chief cook-and-bottle- washer on "Place the Face." Says Cullen: "I don't know why panel shows are considered entertainment. Maybe it's because people identify themselves with the experts and because the entertainment kinda sneaks up on you. All I know is that I wouldn't watch a panel show—even one that I'm on." Maybe Danny Thomas' gruesome idea could kill off all panel shows in 13 weeks. Up at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, he's threatening audiences with a show called "What's My Indigestion?" Contestants come in with heartburn and the panelists try to guess what they ate. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Infectious mononucleosis, or glandular fever, as it is sometimes called, is a most interesting disease. It is probably caused by a virus, and one of its characteristic features is the increase of certain cells in the blood known as mononuclear cells. The large number of these cells was formerly sometimes confused with leukemia (with which mononucleosis has no connection) and often caused a good deal of alarm. Glandular fever seems to be somewhat more common today than it used to be. Possibly because of its usually mild nature, •many people did not know they had it. The symptoms are general!} slight but moderately disabling. Vague pains and slight loss of appetite are common. Slight fever is usually present. Lack of pep and headaches are also frequent complaints. Sometimes there is nausea and vomiting. The lymph glands in the arm pits, neck, groin and elsewhere are usually enlarged, and this is what has given the disease its other name of glandular fever. All of these signs, of course, can be found in the presence of other disorders. In order to make sure of the diagnosis, therefore, the blood must be examined for the characteristic cells. Also, there is a special blood test called the he- terophile antibody test which is fairly definite in infectious mono-' nucleosis. Almost always people who get this disease get along splendidly. It lasts perhaps for several weeks and like any infection leaves a person somewhat run down and weak for a while longer. What medical men always fear, however* it that a 4iscast of tfaia kind may get more severe as time goes on. In fact, there have been reports of a few victims of infectious mononucleosis who developed serious complications. This, fortunately ,is the exception. It is not necessaiy to say much about treatment. Rest and the usual kinds of treatment for mild infections is usually all that is needod. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Odd Bid Pops Up At Many Games The bidding of today's hand was somewhat unusual. North didn't really have a good raise to two spades. The doubletom queen of hearts shouldn't have been counted for much, since the suit had been bid by the opponents. Without the queen of hearts, the North hand was worth only six points in high cards and one point for the doubleton. Since the support for spades in the North hand was also doubtful, the hand was not really worth a free raise. South couldn't know that his partner's raise was a decided stretch. South had begun with a count of 14 points in high cards and 2 points for the singleton. The raise in spadea entitled South to count 2 points extra for his fifth and his sixth spades. This raised his count to 18 points, and North's fret raise Indicated at least 8 points mort. South was therefore justified in going to game. West opened the eight of diamonds, and South studied the dummy for a long trm« befort touch- ing a single card. It was clear that West had led from short diamonds. It was also clear that the top clubs were split, since West would have led the king of clubs rather from a doubleton diamond if he had held the ace-king of clubs. South could easily foresee the normal course of this hand. If he won the first trick with the ace of diamonds and then knocked out the ace of trumps, the defenders would immediately switch to clubs and would get three club tricks to defeat the contract. What could he do to prevent this? After some "thought, declarer NORTH 41095 n 4 K J 10 » 5 *Q73 WEST IAST 4A4 4k62 VKJ9843 * 10 652 483 ^ 4 Q 7 4 + A109 *KJ84 SOUTH (D)- 4KQJ873 4 A62 *652 Neither side vut Wt* Nortfc tasi 2V 24 Pass Pass Pass Pass 44 Opening lead— 4» 8 played the jack of diamonds from the dummy at the first trick. East covered with the queen of - diamonds, and South played low East naturally thought that his partner had made a tricky opening lead from the ace of diamonds. He rreturned a heart, and South won with the singleton ace. When South next knocked out thence of trumps, West assumed that his partner still had the ace of diamonds. West therefore led his remaining diamond, and South was able to draw trumps and run the diamonds, thus making his coa* tra*. \ Ann Sheridan's changed her mind and -will make a telefilm pilot. "Las Vegas Woman," for Jack Chertok. Comedy and drama in the land of snake eyes and boxcars. . .Marie Wilson's mother is up and about again after serious surgery. . .Tip to anti-TV folks:: Move to New Hampshire^ only state in the union without a TV station. THERE ARE video plans for the Railroad Hour, with Gordon MacRae thinking it over. . .Jimmy Durante, live, and Donald O'Connor, on film, alternate for Texaco next season on a Saturday night half hour. The big reconciliation meeting for Phyllis Avery and Don Taylor takes place in London in two weeks. She's flying over before returning to the TV cameras as Ray Milland's everlovin' in "Meet Mr. McNutley." Slick emoting dept: Nancy Hale's performance in "Spindletop" in the Cavalcade of America series. . .Eyebrow lifter: : CBS talking about dubbing the Amos 7 n' Andy shows in Spanish for tamale-land. . .Promised but not hoped for: A kid series with a cast of midgets wearing false heads. . .Fanmania: :You can now buy a Liberace mask. Ugh TEXTILE WORKERS in convention at Atlantic City were told there's a depressed condition in their industry because of TV. People who stay home don't dress up. With beer brewers, pillow makers, pretzel benders, candy makers, rug cleaners and upholstery refinishers having it so good, maybe there should be a "Dress Up While Watching TV week to increase textile sales. There could even be mood clothes. Cowboy attire for westerns, a Variety wardrobe for Omnibus, a disguise for Dragnet, leopard skin leotards for Zoo Parade, white tie and tails for opera, a collection of-pajamas for the late, late, late shows, etc. Eve Arden wound up enough •'Our Miss Brooks" stanzas to take her through the rest of the season and get her started on the next. She'll await the September stork date on her 40-acre ranch next to the Alan Ladd hacienda. . ."Scattergood Baines" will be a fall entry in the week after week league. ALAN YOUNG says he'll work ALONE in a portable cage with two lions and a black panther on his first Saturday Night Revua- show in June. After sparring with CBS executives for a year, it should be a cinch . Fireside Theater producer - director Frank Wisbar on telefilm growth: "We made our first film six years ago for less than S3000. Everyone said we'd have to cut the budget in half if we hoped to sell it. With few exceptions, everyone also agreed the film was excellent, but there was absolutely no future for film on television. It's almost impossible to believe that I had this experience only six years ago. Now the cry is for more and more film, with half-hour show budgets between $20,000 and $30,000." 75 Years Ago In Blythevilh Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State College for Women at Columbus will be awarded Miss Laura Hale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hale of Annorel. who finishes there this year, it was announced today by the college. Mr. and Mrs. Loy Welch have returned from Hazelhurst, 'Miss., where they spent two weeks. R. N. Hill, Jr., has arrived home from New York City to spend the summer. LITTLE L/Z— When people soy "in other words," they are usually making a bad matter worse. . •nu» ADMIRAL HALSEY observes it is no worse getting killed by an H- bomb than a hand grenade. Too bad. Some people had hoped there was a wider choice than that.— St. Louis Globe-Democrat. POME In Which Is Reported A Personal Reaction To This Time Of Year: In the spring, my thought are hazy And the rest of me is lazy.—Atlanta Journal. There's no greater bore than a friend who has quit smoking and insists upon relating all th» hardships, unless it's one who has quit smoking and started to diet at the same time and tells; everybody about both* Catty Answer to Previous Puzxli ACROSS 95 Greek war god T.I. fale 8 Circus big cat 12 Toward, the sheltered side 13 Be indebted 14 Feminine appellation 15 Mast 16 Social Insect 17 Group of players 18 Perch 19 Religious belief 21 Era 22An<Scot.) 23 Muddle 24 Scatter, as hay 25 "Emerald Isle" 27 Craftsman (comb, form) MPigpto tl Goddess of infatuation 32 Southern general 33 Malayan pewter coin . 34 Genus of maples 36 Shield bearing 39 Golf ttachtr 40 All 44 First woman 46 Footed vase 47 River valleys 48 Golf term 19 Excavation for coil SI Sorrowful tswift of Tjmdareus S3 Asseverate 56 Withered 57 Oriental coin 58 Essential being DOWN 1 Master (corruption) 2 Pertaining to mountain* 3 Tidier 4 Dry (oorob, form) 5 Plank 6 Possessed 7 Kind of mil 8 Permit 10 Loped 20 Lays waste 26 Small island 28 Rip 80 Pronoun 31 Preposition 34 Reach 9 Form s notion 35 Peruser 10 Wild ass 37 Victims of 11 Titled leprosy 38 Eludes 39 Cougan 41 Flower contains!* 4f Puff up 43 FortiflcatJoo 45 Expungt 50 Before 52NewGu&Mt port

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