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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 1955 THE BLYTHEVII.LE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER HEWS CO. H W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A HAfNES, Assistant Publisher A A FKEDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WHraet Co., New York, Chicago, DeUolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service it maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per year $250 for six months, $1.25 for three mo.iths; by mail outside 50 mile zone, *12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Shoiildest not thou also have hat! compassion on thy fclloiv servant, even as I had pity on thee? —Matthew 18:33. * » « How would you be if He, which is the top ol judgment, should but judge you as you are? O, think on that, and mercy then will breathe within your lips like man new made. — Shakespeare. Barbs A divorce wave alyaws is a Inrewcll wave. * * * It's sometimes not so irood when your life is what somebody else makes it. * * * Oo ahead, men, wear a high collar these days if you want to — we'll sip ours. * * * A Texas man was sentenced to the pen for ninety years. That ought to hold him for a while. * * * When a speaker starts off by saying he Is not much of a talker — what more proof do you want? French Must Move Soon If They Are to Lead Europe The French surely must be tired of being told they are at the crossroads, and must move soon if they are to retain any semblance of leadership in Europe. The fact that this is true does not make the constant warnings more palatable to the French. The newest alarms grow out of Chancellor Adenauer's smashing election victory in West Germany. Adenauer is a champion Of European unity and the European Defense'Community. His parliament already has endorsed the program. His personal triumph at the polls lifts his prestige to new heights. But these very facts multiply the pressures upon France to act in these same causes. For France originated the EDO idea and up until the last year or so was in the forefront of the European unity movement. By hanging back, it appears to be repudiating its earlier stand. It seems, moreover, to be forfeiting leadership. The French still could recapture initiative by declaring their intent to resume pursuit of the unity goal, especially in the defense field. This would be all right with Adenauer, who is cautious about taking the lead. Suspicions of German militarism and authoritarianism are still widespread,, and the aged chancellor believes it wiser for him to play a supporting role. Britain, heretofore not directly involved in unity projects, may help at this juncture to spur the French to renewed efforts. French reluctance, of course, has always reflected fears of a revived German army, in any form whatsoever. If, as is reported, the British are now offering much closer military ties between their forces and EDC, that might go far to assuage French fears. Britain would be the check on Germany. But one thing looks certain. The French have already wasted many months in futile dalliance over the EDC issue and related unity questions. They cannot now ask for another long period of grace while they try to decide whether to lead or not to lead. The French Socialists, never famed for statesmanship in the foreign field, still put all treir faith in a big-power conference, the favored panacea of the neutralists. They defy us to turn to Adenauer for leadership. Said one: "Are you trying to threaten us with Germans? Well, go ahead and back Adenauer, and accept the historic responsibility for the next w^r." Coming from a Socialist, this amounts to saying: "We don't intend to do anything, but it will be all your fault if you try something else and it fails to assure peace." This kind of blackmail would force us to accept either dangerous inaction or appeasement of the Russians. America rejects either course. It may not turn to Adenauer, but it will surely olok lese- where if the French do not quickly begin acting like responsible adults in a perilous world. The Will to Compromise The UN's quick action in barring for the rest of this year the issue of admitting Red China is actually a compromise, not a smashing victory for the United States. Britain and other countries which favor Red China's entry into UN have not changed their minds. They have merely agreed to postpone their demands. They did this in the interest of free world solidarity. The recent bitter UN fight over the question of allowing India to take part in-a Korean political conference gave the Communists great^ pleasure. They enjoy seeing free nations fight among themselves. But Britain and the U. S. were determined it would not happen again — at least for a good while. That the will to compromise the matter even for a few months could exert itself so forcefully is a good sign. We can't expect to avoid important differences with our allies. What counts is n basic desire not to let them split us seriously and permanently. Views of Others A Masterly Statement The Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Benson, a successful fanner and a man of great ability and experience, made a statement recently on tlie farm problem which 1ms attracted wide attention and called forth much praise. He has had to iook nt It from the farmer's side without overlooking the interests of the consuming public. In weighing all factors he condensed his philosophy In terms easily understood. What (he farmers need to do now, he said, it to adopt unanimously, if possible, the latest methods of scientific agriculture, improve quality, reduce costs of operation, lower prices, expand markets thereby, and support research and the training of the rising generation of farmers. Colleges of agriculture teaching farm economics, including management and business practices, he said, must pay especial heed to the pressing need of balancing farm production over against "the kinds and amounts of commodities which consumers want." He undoubtedly had in mind the huge surpluses which have developed during the past 20 years as a result of federal price supports on a parity basis. Farmers, knowing that the government would purchase any overplus of products, have raised superabundant crops. Very recently two of - the strongest farm organizations have strongly, criticized the farm- support mechanism. They have recognized the results, and at the same time are opposed to any form of federal intervention which tends to undermine the spirit of independence, the personal initiative of the fanner, and any of his traditional freedoms. Better farmers, more scientific practices, greater yields per acre, will only complicate the problem so long as surpluses have to be bought and disposed of at heavy losses by the central government. This is a form of socialism. At the same time it is self-contradictory and self- defeating. — The Lexington Leader. Steve's Olive Branch Steve Mitchell, national chairman of the Democratic party, extends the olive branch to southern bolters like Allan shivers and Jimmy Byrnes. They can come back in the church, he says, but "we're not going to make them deacons Just as they cross the threshold." Southerners, of course, aren't interested in either the olive or the branch of the Democratic tree. They're more interested in the roots. They feel the roots have changed. Mr. Mitchell is viewing the split from a party politics an^le. Southerners look at the split irom the angle of principle. No political maneuvering is going to get them back, unless the maneuvering involves principle. Southerners have had so much rammed down their throats they finally had to regurgitate. They will come back and sit in the pews, if the creed takes cognizance of some of their beliefs. — Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY I have no intention of resigning. — Secretary of Agriculture denies rumors. * * * I really haven't had any bad moments at all. I lost an arm and a leg. I knew It and accepted it. Why cry? — Bonl Buchler, 23, airline hostess injured in motorboating accident. * * * No single weapon will solve the military •problems of western defense or deter aggression. — Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens. * * * I am not a damned bit afraid of Communist air '(forces). — Lt. Gen. Samuel Anderson, Fifth, Air Force commander. You Can't Afford Not to Be Able to Afford It Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — Japanese Aircraft Industry Has Strategic Value for United States WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The U. S. Air Force and American air craft companies are suddenly in terested in the revival of the Ja anese aircraft in dustry. Air Force offi cials now see i as the only hope of ever being able to pull their forces out of Japan lor use al other danger spots around the Doug-las Jtonen World - ' nie y b f lleve the only way the Japanese government will get Us own independent air force is from a reborn Japanese aircraft industry. Further, Air Force brass thinks a strong aircraft industry in the Far East with close ties to American industry, and partially integrated with it, has great strategic value, . New markets and cheap labor arc among the Interests of the U. S. aviation firms. And the U. S. State Department is happy about the situation. Anything which will increase Japanese prosperity and help that country to rearm itself is implementing American foreign policy there. The Korean war is what first opened everyone's eyes to the tremendous potential of the Japanese aircraft industry. The Air Force gave out numerous maintenance contracts and found that the Japanese were excellent workers and learned new techniques quickly. Practically all of the aircraft firms which had planes flying in the Korean theater also participated in setting up large maintenance and repair operations using Japanese facilities and manpower. Salvaged Damaged Planes North American Aviation, Inc. makers of the F-86 Sabres, for instance, discovered that it was profitable to use Japanese labor to repair damaged planes which would ordinarily have been scrapped. North American today is one ol the big firms making plans for extending its use of Japanese facilities and personnel. So Is Lock' heed. Even with the air combat ended by the truce, Air Force planes will continue to be operating over the vast Far East, requiring maintenance and repair work. Every American pilot who flew against Jap planes during World War II has a- healthy respect for them. And although the industry which produced them took terrific bombing from XT. S. planes, a surprisingly large part of it remains intact today. At the end of the occupation, 314 usuable aircraft plants were returned to the Japanese government. The four big Japanese aircraft manufacturers, Mitsubishi, Nakajima, Kawasaki and Kawa- nishl, are also practically intact, with lines on most of their former skilled employees. Also, there are hundreds of machine tools available to aid a rebirth of the indus- ,ry, a recent Air Force survey re- /eals. Many of the machines were salvaged from bombed plants. Most of the recent activity of American firms interested in mov- ng into Japan has been kept very hush-hush, apparently for competi- ive reasons. But there have been Hibllc announcements of several deals already closed. The Beech Aviation Co, has sold production rights for one ol its models to the Fuju Heavy Industry Co. The Fletcher Aviation Co. of California, has made a similar deal with the Toyo Aircraft Co. The Pratt Whitney engine company is in negotiation with Mitsubishi for the possible manufacture of jet engine parts. And Bell Aircraft has completed negotiations with the Kawasaki firm for licensing the manufacture of its helicopters, Not Without U. S. Help Revival of the Japanese aircraft industry completely independent of a lot of American help isn't very likely. Research, development and production techniques haVe advanced so rapidly in the past few years it would be difficult for Jap firms to catch up without a great deal of technical assistance from U. S. The most ambitious independent effort is the Japan Jet Engine Company, an outfit started by a combine of four Japanese aircraft firms and partly financed by the Japanese government. It hopes to produce engines for smaller ilanes. An Air Force expert says that if present facilities and personnel were used most efficiently. Japan could produce a total of 600 jet engines per month. • To help further the total effort to get the Japanese aircraft industry back on its feet the Air Force has brought many Japanese engineers and production men to the U. S. to learn American know-how. This has been done with State Department and industry approval. Under study also are other means of speeding the attempts of the Japanese plane makers to get back into business in a big way. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— ExclU sively Yours: Babe Didrickson and two independent film makers are huddling over plans to film her life story, with the Babe donating her salary to the cancer fund she's starting. Newsreel clips of hei Olympic Games and golf triumphs would highlight the dramatic tale . . . Peggy Lee, I hear, is standing by for "White Christmas" just in case the stork rumors prove true about' Rosemary Clooney. Barbara Stanwyck's pals whisper that she turned down a role in Fox's "We Believe in Love" because of the Italian location — and that Rome holds too many bitter memories for her. Her marriage to Bob Taylor broke up just after she had visited him while he was making "Quo Vadis" there. Wire from Spike Jones in Vancouver: : "I'm putting cut a new product called kill-fill. It's a gum that destroys the effects of chlorophyll and restores your own breath." The Marie Wilson - Robert Cum mings comedy, "Marry Me Again," produced by Alex Gottlieb, has some of the zippiest dialog a loudest laughs of the year. But the censors killed an advertising caption over a luscious picture of Marie, reading: "Bigger than ever on the wide screen." When Danny Kaye replaced Donald O'Connor in "White Christmas," Paramount expected a battle over billing. But Danny himself solved the problem, saying 'How can I be billed over Bing Crosby?" The billing will read, 'Bing Crosby and . . ." the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Since a complete medical examination Includes studies of the blood, it Is not surprising that many readers express curiosity about what can be found out from such studies. n general, the importance of studies of the blood lies in the fact that some of the tests employed reveal certain chanties in the body which are helpful in making a diagnosis and in following the course of a disease and Its treatment. There are an enormous number of tests which can he made on the blood or portions of it. but the most common are counting the numbers of red and white blood .cells, and testing the hemoglobin or coloring mutter. For these examinations only tiny amounts of blood are necessary, and a drop from the finger or £ar is sufficient. Sometimes, of course, larger quantities are taken from a vein so that additional tests may also be made. There are about five million red cells In a measured cubic millimeter of blood. There are about seven thousand white cells in the same amount of blood. Both kinds of cells ore counted under a microscope. If the red cells are far below normal, anemia is present. The kind of anemia and determination of its severity also requires examination of the coloring matter of the hemofilobin. By putting the results of the examination of the red cells and of the hemo- golbin together and by staining thin films of blood on a glass slide and looking at It under the microscope, doctors can tell what form of anemia Is present. White Cells Important The white cells are also important. There may be too few white cells and-this is not a good sign il infection Is present in the body. Th« number of white cell* li usu- i ally Increased in infections and in some other conditions. The number of white cells pres ent. for example, is helpful in making a diagnosis of acute appendicitis. There are many other things which the blood can show about the condition ol the body. Special tests are available to determine whether germs are present in the blood and to find the amount of protein and calcium in the blood. The rate of blood sedimentation is of great aid in following the course of several diseases. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Contract Made With Good Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service How would you play today's hand if you were South, the declarer, at a contract of four hearts? West opens the five of diamonds, and you must plan the play. If you go with the ace of ditv- monds, you will surely lose a diamond and two spades. If you then get a bad trump break (and you will, because West has a natural trump trick) you svill be set. If you begin by playing a low diamond from the dummy, East will take the king of diamonds and will return a spade since it is Quite clear that Immediate action may be necessary to prevent you from getting a spade discard on one of dummy's diamonds. In short, you lose your contract whether you take the flneese or refuse it. When the hand was actually played, South made his ton- tract by taking the finesso in- a peculiar and deceptive way. He played the queen of diamonds from dummy at the first trick. If the finesse had succeeded, South would have drawn trumps and would have been content to give up two spade tricks and a trump trick if necessary. Since the hand was being played at rub- Bob Hope's "Here Come the Jirls," full of gorgeous dolls, will ;et a Christmas-week release. There's now talk that "The Road o Moscow" will be his next instead of "The Road to the Moon." VIowcow's a hotter subject. Gnashes Teeth Dale Robertson is gnashing his eeth over Van Johnson snagging he role of the Indian fighter in "Gattling Gun" at Fox. "I've only been waiting a year and a half to do the film," moans Dale. N.ORTH (D) 23 AQJ972 »K76 » AQ4 * A J WEST EAST 4K5 AA843 VJ1052 V'l » 107653 » K98 A74 *86532 SOUTH A 106 * AQ983 * J2 AKQ109 North-South vul. North East South West 1 A Pass 2 V Pass 3 <t Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 5 her bridge, South reauy didn't care about risking a possible overtrick; he just wanted to make sure of his game contract. As it happened, East won the first trick with the king of diamonds. He reasoned that South could not have the jack of diamonds, since he had played the queen of diamonds from dummy at the first trick. Apparently it couldn't do any harm to return a diamond, and it might do a lot of good. Hence East returned the nine of diamonds. This was exactly what South had hoped for. He won the second trick with the jack of diamonds, drew three rounds of trumps, ending In dummy, and cashed the ace of diamonds in order to discard n losing spade. Now the defenders ;ould get only one spade, one ;rump. and one diamond, not, jnough to defeat the contract. MGM paraded its stars and new movies to its world sales force in a "See-for-Yourself" convention to hill rumors that TV is turning sound stages into large bins for storing oranges. Admitting that "we cannot pull audiences away from casual entertainment by presenting mediocre films," Studio Head Dore Schary told the salesmen: 'The concentration will be on a few number of films that will be designed to capture larger audiences," Dean Martin's new baby will be off to a flying start in life. Paramount just gifted him with a set of diapers pins studded with diamonds. . . Hey, Hollywood!" "Hey, Barmaid" has put Jerry Colonna back on the star list and he's ripe for a movie. What Hollywood really needs, says George Glass, is a great big wide idea, on a narrow screen. Bob Ryan's trying to reactivate Lhe Jack Dempsey film biography now that he's free-lancing. The Manassa Mauler role would be great for him. Letters . . . The people Talk Back: ' From Barbara Smith of Rapid City, S. D.: "Frances Gifford should have bigger and better roles." I agree . . . Unsigned: "Of all the disappointing movies I've ever seen, 'I, the Jury' is just about the worst." . . . Disgusted: "I think it's ridiculous the waji, you are always panning popcorn eaters. I enjoy eating popcorn at the movies and so do a lot of other people. "So try to be quiet about it, can't you?" ' Cameron Mitchell plays the dual role of a killer and a gorilla in "Gorilla at Large" and he's beaming: "It should give me a much better chance with the critics. If tTiey don't like me as the human, I can still end up with raves as the gorilla." Mary Sinclair and John Hodiak are a blaze . . . Jack Webb, I hear, already has wife No. 2 all picked out. . . Joan Crawford's niece, Joan Lowe, is a new chorus cutie at the Desert Inn in Los Vegas. . . . George Kaufman is pacing Margaret O'Brien to play the teenager in "The Solid Gold Cadillac," a fun-poking satire on the American businessman and his family. Mildred Seamster about a movie doll: "I just don't like her and I'll find the reason for it yet." THE POSTOPPICE at Democrat ,n Buncombe County, North Caro- ina ,has been closed by the Postoffice Department, as an economy measure and not because of the name, they say. If the postoffice at Santa Claus, Ind., is closed, we w )e inclined to believe more of 7 economy talk.—Lexington (Ky"'T Herald. A BUSINESS OFFICE Is the place where you ai'e told that the occu- )ant is out of town but is expected >ack some time next week.—Oklahoma City Oklahoman. A NEW vending machine says "Thank you." If gadgets are going o start talking back to us they may as well be polite.—Henderson I :N. C.) Dispatch. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Headlines: Pine Bluff Defeats! Blytheville By One Point 7-6 . . ,J Outplayed for Three Quarters, was In Fourth Period Win. Russeli | tfosley scored Blytheville's touch- own. Autumn flowers decorated the I sun porch and the living room I when Mrs. Roland Green enter-1 tained members of the Wednesday! Contract Club. The hostess award-1 ed high score prize to Mrs. Loy I Welch. Mrs. A. G. Little, who has btfenl ill from malaria for ten days, is | now convalescing at her home. Temperamental blow- ofTs don't Vealize how lucky they are that folks around them are self- controlled and tolerate thern^ says old man Hobbs, or thereof be more murders. Books and Authors Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1,4" Miserables" by Victor 8 He wrote "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" I? 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Shandy" 35 Gaelic poet 36 Possessive pronoun 37 Pastry 39 Far (prefix) 40 Irritate 41 Plead 42 Children like this kind ol book 45 Jeweled 49 Things left out 51 George Greshwin'l brother 52 Eat 53 Italian city 54 Dickens' •Tiny "