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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 2, 1954
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PACT SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX COURIER NIW8 OO. H. W. HAINIS, Publisher EARRT A, HAINK8, Assistant PubUcbtr A. A. FREDRICKflON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adfertiiinf Sole Nation*! Adrertisinf ReprMentativ«c: Witmer Co.. Htw York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis Entered as second dast matter at the post- office at BljtheYille, Arkansas, under act of Oon- frest, October I, HIT. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytherllle or any suburban town where carrier serrice Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per fear, $2,50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone. $12.50 per year payable in adrance. Meditations And he said. I will make an my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; mnd will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.—Exodus 33:19. » # * No ceremony that to great ones belongs—not the king's crown nor the deputed sword, the marshal's truncheon nor the judge's robe, become them with one half so good a grace as mercy does.—Shakespeare. Barbs A lot of drastic steps will be tasen this summer on the dance floor. * * » Just an encouraging tip: You'll be able to buy from your grocery all the things you hoped would grow in your own gardea. * * * It's getting to be quite a problem, for the man •who wants to marry, to find a girl who will help with the dishes. * * » Campers should remember that this country of ours can always get out of the woods without the help of forreti, fires. * * * • It's funny how much harder a man works when he's telling hie boss then wehn he's ^telling a friend. Hensel and Carr Dismissal Has Public Hanging in Air To an outsider looking at the Mundt committee's 4 to 3 vote to dismiss charges of misconduct against Assistant Defense Secretary Hensel and Francis Carr, committee staff director, it surely must appear that these gentle- Men have been cleared officially. Yet such is not actually the case. What the decision really means is that the committee does not want the hearings to drag on indefinitely. Consequently, on a strictly partisan vote, it has determined to yield its responsibility for nailing down—under oath—the Hensel and Carr portions of the story. Take the Hensel matter first. In his formal written reply to the Army's charge of improper pressure, Senator McCarthy asserted that Hensel had "masterminded" the Army report in an effort to block investigation of him. The senator said Hensel had acted improperly when, as a wartime Navy Department official, he organized a private company which supplied shipping firms. These are obviously serious accusations. They clearly are a key part of the senators case, since one cannot imagine anyone being more important that the alleged "mastermind" of what is to be an attempt to hamper a congressional committee. It was argued in the hearings that no charges have yet been developed under oath against Hensel. Naturally not. The charges come from the McCarthy side, and until a few days ago it was the Army which was presenting its case. Was the Army supposed to accuse Hensel? McCarthy has not retracted a syllable -of his accusations against Hensel. He merely sat silent while the committee voted to shelve the matter. And it means nothing that Hansel's attorney accepted the committee's move. Charges are outstanding against . Hensel, a top defense officer. They have not been repeated under oath, and they have not been answered under oath. They are left hanging in air. What is the final jury, the public, suppose to believe? As for Carr, admittedly the Army has not brought much concrete evidence to support charges that he joined in the illeged McCarthy-Conn pressures to gtin favors for Private David Schine. But he is acknowledged to have been a witness to several important conversation* between othtr principals in the One would have thought tht McCarthy side would eagerly seek Carr's testimony as possibly corroborative of the countercharges against the Army. As a matter of fact, Carr is on record in a written memorandum to the effect that the Army tried to use.Schine as a "hostage" to get the committee's investigation called off. He added: "I am convinced they will keep right on trying to blackmail us as long as Schine is in the Army." Whatever the committee's vote, Carr still stands accused at least a silent backer of the alleged McCarthy Cohn pressures on the Army. Arid he still looms as one of the most valuable witnesses the McCarthy side could conceivably call in support of its own allegations. In dismissing the Hensel and Carr phases of the case, the committee may have shortened the hearings. But it may also have short-circuited the public's prospects of getting the full truth. Missed HST, But— Two grave incidents— the attempted assination of former President Harry S. . Truman and the shooting of five congressmen on Capitol Hill—are proof enough that the fanatical members of the Puerto JUcan Nationalist Party are not to be taken lightly. Now the "government announces it has arrested another 11 Puerto Rican fanatics on charges of conspiracy to overthrow the U. S. government. The action is salutary, since it is high time the ringleaders and principal functionaries in this frenzied group were cleaned out. Obviously, if you put a pistol in the hands of any one of these official's life might be endangered. Yet there is also something ludicrous of a handful of trigger-happy fanatics unseating the American government is hard to grasp. That they can imagine it is the measure of their political insanity. SO THEY SAY The Young In Heart How old is old for a man's mind? That question was brought up when we received a letter last week from Mrs. Oscar L. Orr. Mrs Orr poses the question why does a person's usefulness on a job necessarily end when they become 65, the normal retirement age? * And vrhsn people do retire, Mrs. Orr sugge-st-s.- they still could serve a good purpose in life by dedicating themselves to a use of their talents. She suggests a Pass-It-On club, no dues required. • To illustrate what she means, she cites the practice of two men she knows who, thought retired, still are active in their service to their community. One was a barber, she says. He hung up his shears in his commercial shop, but still wields them regularly at the homes of ill or shut-in persons. The other man in this happy alliance provides the transportation for the free-gratis barber. They make a happy team, Mrs. Orr says, and she freely confesses that their sort of idealism makes her wish that there were more like them. We know people like that, too, Mrs. Orr. And they are among our most valuable citizens. One woman we know devotes untold hours to collecting old clothes to be passed on to the needy. One man we know serves on most every civic group which invites him, even though his years are far advanced. In fact, we know persons in most every profession whose minds are among the moat alert, whose outlook is fresh as men half their age. So, in the naivete of our later youth, we have come to this philosophical conclusion: Age truly is largely a state of mind. If you have made up your mind you are through being an active citizen, you are through. But if you think young thoughts, you can perform young and useful deeds. At least that's the way we hope we will be able to feel when we reach or lat-fer Sherman iTex.) Democrat. VIEWS OF OTHERS The (segregation) decision is the first step toward a Christian approach to real brotherhood. America for the first time can hold her head up because all citizens now have first-class citizenship.—James C. Hinton of NAACP. * * * I Earnestly urge all our people, white and colored, to exercise restraint and preserve order. —Gov. James Byrnes of South Carolina on segregation ruling. * * * We and our allies must maintain a large enough military force of immediate striking power so no potential aggressor will be uncter any delusion that he could attack us without suffering instant retaliation.—Bernard Brauch. * * * It (segregation decision) is the most serious blow that has yet been struck against the rights of states in a matter vitally affectinf their authority and welfare.—Sen, Harry Byrd (D., Va). * * * Everybody has been treated like citizens but the Negroes before; now we can be first-class citizen* too.—Herbert Connally, 66-year-old Atlanta barber. » Who's Boss? Ers/cme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Long Talkers Plague Ikes Aide; McCarthy Hearing Cancels Party WASHINGTON —(NEA) —President Eisenhower's appointment secretary. Tom Stephens, still has trouble when Ike gets warmed up on conversation with some visitor and wrecks the tight schedule laid out for him daily. One recent example occurred when a group from the national veterans' organizations came in to discuss the Republican Party's new vets' division to be headed by Martin B. Buckner of Flint. Mich. He is a former bomber pilot and an American Legion official. The group wandered off on the subject of some' military decision General Eisenhower had made in Europe. It was a subject he really wanted to talk about. Finally Stephens had to interrupt, apologize, usher the vets out and show the next visitor in. Incidentally, the vet organizations think this new job at GOP headquarters will be permanent. In the past, servicemen's groups have been set up for the elections, but allowed to fold when the voting was over. Mr. Buckner. a fair-haired young General Motors executive, has been lent to the Republicans to set up an organization which will look after the political interests of the constantly growing millions of ex-servicemen and women. The Army-McCarthy hearings in th Senate finally affected the life of Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower. A Red Crops unit known as "The Senate Ladies' Group"—which includes the vice president's wife and the wives of both senators and ex-senators — has annually thrown a luncheon for the First Lady. Invitations had gone out for this year's party, and many of the checks had been mailed in. But at the last minute the affair had to be called off. The reason was that it had been booked for the big caucus room in the Senate Office Building. And those mean old senators wouldn't cancel their Army-McCarthy hearings for even one day to allow their wives to entertain Mamie. It turned outfall right, however, because to make up for their disappointment. Mrs. Eisenhower gave a party for them — in the White House. An untold story about two of Washington's most regal grand dames—Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Edith Benhan Helm — has just come to light. Mrs. Wilson is, of course, the widow of the World War I President. Mrs. Helm, in addition to being a member of Washington society's most conservative group, known as the "Cave Dwellers," also served as White House social secretary during the Wilson. Roosevelt and Truman administrations. In her new book of memoirs, "The Captains rvnri the Kings." Mrs. Helm confesses how she and ;he wife of President Wilson were caught red-handed spying. It was during one of Wilson's visits to France in 1918. The famous Marshal Foch had come to call on the President. The two women hid behind a door to get their first good look at him. They were detected by a French aide. Mrs. Richard M. Nixon, wife of the Vice President, has always bought her own groceries at one of the big supermarkets in a shopping center near her Washington suburban home. But recently she's had to give this up. Too many of the other shoppers recognized her and started following her around, to see what she was buying. George M. Humphries, Secretary of the Treasury, got a strange letter from a doctor in California recently. Humphrey had never heard of him before, but this is what he wrote: "Enclosed is my check for $1 for my ticket to the McCarthy-Stevens show. If it continues to be as good, I will send a larger check." Secretary Humphrey endorsed the check and deposited it nithe general fund of the Treasury, in accordance with usual practice. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)—Movies Without Popcorn: Director Michael Curtiz gets silence by shouting "Shaddup" in rich Hungarian tones on the lavish set of Fox's "The Egyptian." Seated on a dais are Michael Wilding as the Pharoah and Gene Tierney as his sister. Nearly 1000 extras are, grouped against the background of the palace for the big Cinemascope scene. "Hey," yells Curtiz to Cameraman Leon Shamroy, "is that vestal virgin in green in the picture?" She is, Shamroy assures him. The bell sounds for a take and prop men scuttle around lighting incense in giant braziers. The ancient Egyptians may have used sandalwood fragrance, but in modern-day Hollywood plain charcoal briquets double as incense in movie epics. You can perfume the joint and barbecue ham at the same time. A HUGE scenic cyclorama backdrop 'covering three and one half walls of an enormous sound stage at MGM brings Scotland to Hollywood in the studio's film version of "Brigadoon." Before the ruins of an ancient abbey, Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse are dancing to the play-back strains of "From This Day On." Scattered all over the set are sprigs of artificial heather. It's a "this is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones," note. MGM flew real heather in from Scotland for the first few days of shooting, but decided that ersatz heather made in the studio prop shop photographs more like heather than the real article. Gabor Mary or Susie. Gene Barry, Sterling Hayden and Gloria Grahame have taken to U-I's back lot for an exterior scene of a small-town church wedding in "The Naked Alibi." But my attention is drawn to the honeymoon car that figures prominently in the scene. There ar e the usual tin cans and old shoes tied to the rear bumper. Jn- side one of the old shoes, evoking the day when a famed songbird saved a studio, are written these words: "Property of Deanna Durbin." Dr. Robert W. Burgess, .Director of the Bureau of the Census, played a major role in compiling the system for the new joing Department of Commerce-Department of Labor monthly reports on employment And unemployment. He is a mathematical genius and he can carry all kinds of figures in his head. He can cite statistics by the half hour. But he confesses to one weakness of memory. He has trouble remembering his own telephone number. Betty Grable and Jack Lemmon are having trouble in a kissing sequence in Columbia's "Three for the Show." The stars exchange dialog with Marge and Gower Champion, then go into their clinch. The break and Director H. C. Potter cautions Lemmon not to kiss Betty as though the censors were asleep at the switch. "Jack's new to pictures," comments an observer on the sidelines as Potter emphasizes that the kiss is to be a peck, not a bear hug. "New, nothing," says an assistant director looking appreciatively at Betty's shapely gams. "He's just a BED-BLOODED BOY." Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre are playing a key scene in Walt Disney's cartoon- less version of the Jules Verne classic, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." An enormous replica of the Nautilus, the submarine that Verne dreamed up back in 1870, j has been constructed and set upon hydraulic jacks. Inside the strange ship, furnished in Victorian style. Director Dick Fleisher puts his stars through the script against tanks of weird fish and a fountain that sprays water. This is the first time this stage has seen flesh-and-blood actors since Jack Webb finished his Dragnet series here and the unit publicity man quips: "All Webb want- e dwere the facts. Afl we want is 4he fiction." It's a day for Director Alan Dawn to remember on the set of "Where the Wind Dies." He's directing Yvonne De Carlo, Cornel Wilde and Lon Chaney in a scene for the film and remembering: In 1920. he directed Chaney's famous father in a picture called "Nomad of the North." Now, 34 years later, he's telling another Chaney how to play a movie scene. The filmusical version of "My Sister Eileen" is out as June Haver's comeback picture. She asked for a delay of many, many months before facing film cameras again .. .Wanda Hendrix has the blessings of the whole Stack clan and that's why there's little doubt she'll soon wed Jim Stack, wealthy brother of actor Bob. 75 Years Ago In B/ytfievi7/e— the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Written for NEA Service A good many successfu and the best possibe correction of prominent peope were born with a spit upper ip or a gap in the hareip or ceft paate is important. Chidren are even more sen- structure at the roof of the mouth, sitive about how they ook than The former confition is caed grownups, and a sensitive chid hareip and the alter ceft paate. with a "different" ooking face can The .two often occur together. deveop a sorts of compexes, The fact that so many have! especiay excessive shyness. achieved success in ife in spite of one or both of these defects It is wise therefore to make the ip ook as norma as possibe ear- proves, however, that such hand]- { y in ife: aso, the parents shoud caps need not stand in the way of i be aware of the psychoogica dif- a fu and satisfactory ife. ficuties faced by the chid. The youngster shoud be heped These conditions fa in the group ! to r^pot 2 nv thoughts* or crue of what are caed congenita de- j remarks of'playfellows. Overpro- fects. A person is born with them { tec t5on on the part of the parents and the cause therefore has been can De as narm f u i as neglect! operating before birth. It seems ikey that they are the resut of some infuence existing before j birth rather than being truy her- i editary disorders. i The studies which show that German meases in the mother during the first three months of pregnancy predisposes to congeni- ta defects throw some ight on how this kind of thing coud work. • JAGOBY ON BRIDGE It is naturay a shock to the parents to have a chid born with a hareip or ceft paate. But the parents shoud not be too discouraged. Surgery can hep enormous- y, not ony in the appearance, but aso in forestaing the speech dif- ficuties which are such a serious part of the condition. The nature of the operation need- Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOB! Be Careful, Avoid Foolish Errors When today's riand was played in a recent match between England and Scotland, the South player at one table "blew" a cold game. Try playing the hand yourself, and see if you're tempted to make the same mistake. West opened the ten of diamonds, ed shoud be panned eary. Some ! and East won with the king. East prefer to operate whie the chid i now made an excellent shift to is quite young ,as this may avoid some of the speech and other dif- clubs, and South won with the ace. Declarer proceeded to draw three ficuties which woud be encounter- rounds of trumps ending in the ed by postponing treatment. Others favor sui^ery at about dummy, and took the heart finesse, losing to West's king. four years od. Either way there I Would you play it the same way are questions of postoperative care; speech training and dcnta adjustments to mention the two which are probaby most important. From the standpoint, of appenr- up to this point? If so, you'd better have an alibi ready because you're going 1 to go down. West took the heart finesse with the king and led the queen of clubs, forcing out declarer's last trump. Dummy still hnd a losing club and no way to prevent the loss of four It's quite all right to draw three rounds of trumps, but there is no excuse for taking the heart finesse immediately. South must lead a diamond to knock out the ace. If the opponents return clubs, the best defense, Sx)uth ruffs 'with his last trump and cashes the queen of diamonds in order to discard dummy's last club. It is then easy to cash the ace of hearts and lead NORTH 4K762 VJ763 41095 WEST EAST 443 4985 VK109 V42 • 1092 4AK74 4QJ432 4K876 SOUTH (D) AAQJ10 VAQ85 • Q863 *A North-South vul. South West North Eaft 14 Pass 2 4 Pass 3V Pass 34 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—f 10 ORCHESTRA LEADER Leighton Noble, turned actor for "The Country Girl." plays a tune on the piano for Bing Crosby in a living- room set at Paramount. Noble is supposed to say, "Pretty tune, Frank, remember it?" but instead he says: "Pretty tune, BING, remember it?" George Seaton, who is directing, yells "Cut." It's ,tough for actors to work with Bing and call him anything but Bing. It's like calling Zsa Zsa Mrs. Fred Fieeman has gone to Memphis where she will enroll in West Tennessee State Teachers College for the summer term. Miss Charline Robinson of Jackson, Miss., will arrive tonight to spend two weeks here visiting relatives. Mrs. A. T. Cloar of Union City, Tenn.. left this morning after having spent several days here as guest of Mrs. C. W. Garrigan and family. A MAN who had not spoken to me since I loaned him five bucks two years before came up and talked with affection. I suppose he has forgiven me. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. MISS UNIVERSE says that the French are vastly over-rated as lovers and that "Americans" are more experienced at the game." It is possible, with the old story about white horses and black horses in mind however,- to suggest that this is merely because there are more Americans. — Arkansas Gazette. THE RECENT H-bomb 'blasts caused some people to fear that "the cities are finished." Maybe these are the same people who feared the superabundance of autos would knock them apart. — New Orleans States. Now that the gardening season is in full swing, the Reverend Passmore is wondering if he'd better go from house to house with his Sunday sermon. At the Circus Answer to Previous Puzzle DOWN a heart towards dummy, giving up one trick in the suit. By this line of play, declarer loses only one heart and two diamonds—and no clubs. UTOPIA must be the place where they make telephone calls convenient to the person called.—Carry Williams, Greensboro (Ga.) Herald-Journal. 3 Bird's home 4 Woody plants 5 Favorite 6 Stage whisper* 7 Greek porch 8 Dispatches 9 With opposite leaflets 10 Indolent 11 Periods of time 16 Circus spectators 20 Condemns balloon does 24 Sleeping places THERE IS MERIT in singing while driving along the open highway. It helps you to stay awake and no one can hear you. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. ance as we as that of speech, I a losing diamond, and there wa* BOYS in an Ohio school do all the repair work in their classrooms, we hear. And who do you suppose makes repair work necessary — Kingisport iTenn.) Times. ACROSS 1 "The Big Top" i Ripped 5 Free circus 2 Level ticket SOffer 12 Some acrobats work nets 13 Italian city '14 Mrs. Cantor 15 Surgical excision 17 Work diligently 18 Come out on circus sawdust 19 They take little boys to circuses 21 Painful 23 Male child 24 Evil 27 Small bunch 29 Individuals 32 African antelope* 34 Battle fleet 36 Death 37 Hear 38 Circut spectator's place 39 Raced 41 Circus grand ninale . 42 Oriental coin 44 Work units 46 Hide 49 Run away 53 Exist 54 Seemingly inconsistent facts 56 Metal 57 Circus animals 58 Nuisance 59 Compass point 60 They like circuses 61 Sfth's son R 1 O *• 2» H • O E K 1 C H m K O <S o V E « N E A * T C R A O e m c A S 1 E * •#4 A t_ E •t B A ^ ''/ft, T E <* N v/,, t O Gl- E V E i_ l_ */?/, O A K V?, a « E A O A 1 R ••/.f R E L. F F R N $ &?/. 9 T E '/,'''/: e •6 N E I V E * m T A 1 l_ '/(/'. * T O A 1_ O T m 9 A 1 I E D '!•>'•; A R. * W\ F R <3 E R A R. A R A T A C R 0 & \ O e F» e & T R P O & seashore 33 Saltpeter 22 What a circus 35 Having 25 Toward the 45 Slant sheltered side 46 Cloy 26 Small plum 47 Discord 28 Lighter in hue goddess 30 Paradise 48 Polynesian 31 Found on the cloth 50 Beasts of burden raised strips 40 Looked at 51 Mexican coin 52 Superlative suffixes 43 Asiatic nation 55 Donkey r w I

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