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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 5, 1954
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PAGIFOU* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1954 •THE OOURIBR HXWB CO. H. W HAIN1S, Publisher KAARY A.. HAINIS. AtfUfUnt Pubilahtr JL A. FREDRICKSON Editor PAUL P. HUMAN. Advertiiinf Manager National JWrerttelng RepmenUtlves: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered at second clasi matter at the pott- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October I. 1S17 Member of The Associated Prej SUBSCRIPTTON RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier seryiot fe maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile Eone. $12.50 per rear payable in advance. Meditations Judge me, Oh Lord; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I •haH not slide.—Paslms 26:1. * * * Both wit and understanding are trifles without integrity. The ignorant peasant without fault te greater than the philosopher with many. What is genious or courage without a heart?—Goldsmith. Barbs The speed limit means how fast you can go, not how slowly. * ¥ # A Missouri man wa* arrested for having four wives. One of tho*e congenial fellow* who can't Say "No." Folks take a vacation to get away from worries and then return home to a lot of bills to worry about. * * * * If vom want to quit drinking permanently, until you yet completely out of debt. Times have changed! people go out every night now about the time they used to come in. McCarthy's Stand on Leaks Undermines Administration Senator McCarthy's recent tilting with the presidential authority was an astonishing 1 performance in many ways. a government employe takes to defend his country against all enemies "tower far above any presidential secrecy directive." That statement is worth analysis. In the first place, when a government worker decides on his own to hand classified information to McCarthy or anybody else, he is not simply going against Executive orders. He is violating laws passed by Congress, and is committing a crime. The Espionage Act of 1947 and the Internal Security Act of 1950 provide criminal penalties for any unauthorized person who divulges classified material affecting the national defense. So, to the extent that McCarthy's invitation to government personnel covers material of this character, he is urging men to commit a crime to supply him with data. He even declared they har a "duty" to do this. What, one may wonder, is their duty to have the laws of the United States? Are these to be set aside whenever, in th judgement of particular individuals, they deem it wise and necessary? If laws are to be observed only at the direction of the men they affect, then they are not laws. They are simply rough guides, to be ignored according to individual dictates. But the Founding Fathers thought they were setting up a government of laws, not of men. Alan Nunn May, convicted British $ atom spy, went to prison because he passed data to the Russians in obedience to a "higher law" than that set by Britain. He felt he had a "duty" to "civilization" not to keep atomic secrets. In other words, he substituted his personal judgement for the law of the land. McCarthy is asking federal workers to do the same. It makes no difference that information about alleged subversion is at stake. Are we to conclude that we can only fight communism in America by urging government people to commit crimes ?.,. But what if there were no laws standing in the way? There are still the various presidential directives barring outside access to security files of government workers. Are these really nothing but *»"cover-utf' for an administration ? The answer Is, of course, that they are designed to protect the innocent. We all know that security files are a hod- fe-podfe containing everything from so- lid information on subversion in some cases to the wildest, emptiest gossip in others. The basic purpose of the security directives is in the best American tradition. McCarthy's invitation seems to suggest, too, that a federal employer who believes that his superiors are lax in enforcing security or turning out possible or actual subversives, has only one recourse '• McCarthy. Now is that really so? If a man honestly feels his immediate superiors have been lax, he can seek out the department security officer, the the department loyalty board, even the deparment head. If these efforts fail, he may turn to the Attorney General. If that does not work, he must presume he could approach the White House Itself. To forego all these avenues without fail trial and turn instead McCarthy or any other lawmaker is to indicate total lack of faith in the administration the employe serves. Since he feels no trust and can give no loyalty, he ought not to be serving. So, from this view, McCarthy's invitation to workers to give him data is a bold face'plea for them to exhibit disloyalty and show "no confidence" in the regime, from the President all the way down. This hardly seems like the way to run a country. Fears Monkeyshines Not long ago the Senate indicated it would be all right if commercial sponsors wanted to take a piece of the "Army- McCarthy Show. 7 ' But now Senator Bennett, Utah Republican, voices objections He fears this might bring U. S. senators in competition with a certain television chimpanzee. Why beat about the bush? He's talking about J. Fred Muggs, NBC's comic relief on the morning news show with Dave Garroway. Bennett recalls that the British were outraged when film clips of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation were shown on a program in which the chimp did some of his accustomed cavorting. "We could not expect to escape a similar experience," he said. This is probably one of the silliest arguments of the silly season. Though we haven't looked lately, the chances are great that film shots of the hearings have already been run off many times while J. Fred was just off camera— soon to be on. How sponsorship would" affect this is hard to see. The senator's best bet. it would seem would be to help induce his colleagues to assure that the hearings are conducted with dignity, dispatch and decorum. If they are then the Senate will not have to fear the competition of J. Fred Muggs or any other star performer of the animal world. VIEWS OF OTHERS One Way To Do It Variety may be found in the realm of hard knuckles if we want to take a little trip to Flint, Michigan, where a man named Schine was at work in the Fisher body plant. His membership in the Communist party was revealed at a House committee hearing. Thereupon the fellows who him from the plant last Saturday. He must have thought they were fooling. Anyway he returned to work on Monday. This time a group of 100 tossed him out bodily and told him "to go back to Russia." Had he obeyed the first warning his eyes would not have been blackened nor his face bruised nor his shirt torn off his body. Not far away from this pleasant scene, Paul Joseph was working in a Chevrolet plant. He and 13 others, expected in testimony before the House committee, were given their walking papers by by those who had been until recently their fellow workers. Elsewhere throughout these plants, the men interested themselves in watching the testimony before the House committee. They were astonished to find that the Communist party had sent some very scholarly college graduates out to Flint in order to colonize the workers. This duplicity or masquerade made the men angrier than ever. Here thes§ American workers had to put up with Russian agents or employ some roughness of their own. Here is another instance that demonstrates how necessary it is to chuck guys out into the road when their betrayal of fellow worker^ i* known. Here it i* evident that we need clean orderly law to the end that those who hitch their wagons to the Bolshevik star shall be denied every position that laithful Americans are willing to occupy. It is not only a matter of disbarring Red lawyers, tossing out Red doctors and Red engin- ^eers but manifestly it involves a comparison of all good jobs to ascertain whether the disloyal have somehow secured an advantage over the loyal. The good paychecks must go to those whose hearts are true.— Green Bay IWifr) Press-Gazette. 'Glad to Hear It's'Only a Game' [d son's Washington Column — New Jersey Goverrier Is Pun-dit; WASHINGTON —(NEA)— New Jersey's young Democratic Gov. Robert B. Meyner showed up with a good line of political hokum on his first visit to Washington since his surprise election. Being something of a punster, he referred to his election as the "Republican Meyner deviation." He has been making a lot of speeches since election, he said. At one of them he was photographed openmotithed in front of a restaurant bearing a sign, "Open 24 hours a day." The Republican legislature had raised the governor's salary last year and bought a new Cadillac, thinking they would be for Republican use, of course. Meyner said he was enjoying both. He told about the time some rich man had offered to give a million dollars to some college if it would award a degree to his i horse. In presenting the diploma, the president of the institution said. "This is the first time we have ever awarded a degree to a whole horse." was asked. "Sure."' said the boy. "There's nothing to it once you get out of the bag." Citizens around Wichita, Kan., were recently nonplussed when the Boeing aircraft plant paid $1408 for 92 pinball machines which had been seized in raids by the county sheriff. The Air Force now says that the gambling machines were purchased for the electronic devices in them. These included relay banks, counters, sequence switches and transformers. As it turned out, this transaction saved around $8000 in the salvage of the electronic gear. Referring to his election as New Jersey's chief executive as having been "in the bag" from the start, Governor Meyner told a story about a man who married a recalcitrant widow with a boisterous son. After they were married they went back to the (New Jersey) shore resort where the courting had been done, taking the boy along. One morning the boy was observed coming in out. of the surf. He was asked how he liked his new stepfather. "Just fine," said the boy. "Every morning early he rows me out five miles and lets me swim ashore." "That's pretty far for a boy of your size. Do you like that?" he One of the more intriguing stories told by Lt. Noh um Sok, the North Korean pilot who delivered a Russian MIG to the U.S. Air Force and collected a $100,000 reward for it, concerns the experience which the Russians had with Chinese cooks. At one of the Russian jet bases behind the Yalu River in Manchuria, everything was Soviet-supplied except the Chinese cooks who prepared Russian food for the pilots. Trouble was, their cooking was too good. All the Russian inspector general discovered this situation he quickly ordered a change. He made the Chinese cooks prepare only Korean food. Everyone on the base quickly became streamlined. Arthur Larson, Undersecretary of Labor, tells the story of the first speech he ever made. "I was talking to a group of South Dakota farmers. I had a very carefully prepared and memorized speech, and delivered it in my best public- speaking class style. "After it was all over, I asked one of the farmers in the crowd what he thought of it. 'Well,' he said, 'it wasn't too bad. But a half hour of rain would have done a damn sight more good.' " The April issue of Koznoveles, a magazine for teachers in Communist Hungary, prints these examples of homework for first-grade pupils to develop their moral concepts: "The Soviet man is considerate and tender. However, there are people in capitalist countries who want a war in order to murder people and make more money this way, "We have to be attentive and well-meaning toward our people and the Soviet people. However, we have to behave differently toward the enemy. The little boy was considerate and tender to his small sister. But he was' also right when he threw a hand grenade among the Germans." The American pledge of allegiance to the U.S. flag needs to have more godliness put into it, according to 1 congressmen. They have presented separate but identical resolutions to amend the pledge. All of the resolutions want the wording' changed from "One nation, indivisible" to "One nation, under God, indivisible." Rep. Louis C. Rabaut (D., Mich.) says of this proposal: "Remember, when you hear your own children recite the pledge (i of allegiance, that these same words as they now stand could come from little Muscovite children standing before the red hammer-and-sickle flag of Soviet Russia." the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P JORDAN. M. D Written for NEA Service An excellent example of what one should not do is brought out in today's first inquiry. Q—-I am a housewife and lately have broken out with ringworm. My back and arms are completely covered. For the past two months I have tried several different medicines without result. Could this be caused by certain foods or perhaps nervousness? Reader. A—Ringworm or dermatophytos- is is a particular kind of skin disease caused by a fungus. Although it is true that it may attack different parts of the skin and take on different appearances, this certainly does not sound like ringworm but much more like some ether kir.d of skin disease. ' In any event, the correspondent should stop at once trying to diagnose or treat herself, since this may lead to wholly unnecessary complications. An immediate visit to a skin specialist for diagnosis and more accurate advice on treatment is indicated. a state, prolonged standing is certainly not desirable and may perhaps cause, and almost certainly make worse if already present, a condition of this sort in the leg veins. Q—I have read that the late Dr. Kurt Schumacher (the famous German politician) had lost his right leg as a result of phelbothormbosis brought on through Nazi barbarism in making him stand on his feet for long periods of time. Is this a common cause of phlebo- thrombosis? P. M. A—Phlebothrombosis or Ihrom- bohpebliti is a condition in which the veins, usually in t?i* leg. become Jnflammed and develop clots. In some older people, and in those whose veins are not in too healthy Q _ My brother, who is three years older, and I are both victims of contraction of the tendons of our fingers. I have been informed this affects males being transmitted from the maternal parent. Would you please discuss this? W. T. G. A—In all probability this is a condition known as Dupuytren's contracture, which is a slowly progressive contracture of the tissue known as fascia in the palm, occurring most often in men past middle life and usually involving the ring finger, little finger, or both. In some cases it does seem to be tied to heredity as the inquirer suggests, though the cause is largely unknown. In the earliest cases nonoperative treatment is often advised, but for either stage the only effective method is surgery, and this is a rather formidable procedure. Q — When I was four months pregnant I was in an automobile accident, and fortunately was not seriously hurt. I am worried—is it likely that the baby was injured? Mrs. S. A—No one can say for sure, but. it is not likely. Certainly you wjl not help the situation by worrying. Chances are that everything will turn out all right. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Bridge Experts Play Game Safe Perhaps South should play today's hand at three no-trump instead of four spades, since there are nine cold tricks against any Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Exclusively Yours: Ethel Merman doesn't know it yet, but Lillian Roth confesses in her soon-due, unhappy-life autobiography, "I'll Cry Tomorrow," that Ethel's similar singing style and mannerisms once troubled her so much that she lost her desire to hit the comeback trail. Lillian reveals that the "Call Me Madam" star often watched her on the stage when she was still Ethel Zimmerman, a secretary. Then, hinting that Ethel copied her style, Lillian says she was accused of stealing Ethel's mannerisms and "Ethel haunted me . . . but it had become too difficult, too embarrassing, to explain." Quote from a movie producer who knew Zsa Zsa Gabdr as a teen-ager 30 years ago in Hungary: "She had a genius for getting her name in the newspapers even then." Pals are quoting Frank Sinatra as telling Mona Freeman that he's legally separated and doesn't care if Ava never comes back. Mona's his new flame, now that Ava seems interested in bullfighters. HOLLYWOOD GLAMOR boys invited to an in-the-news star's home for candlelight dinners have dubbed her "The Claw." . . . Jean Peters, the rumor persists, is thinking about giving up her movie career. . . . Ertha Kitt will be named as corespondent in the upcoming divorce case of a top London publicist and her journalist hubby if the pair continue their bitter feud in the offices of British lawyers. Edward O. Robinson, Jr., and his wife, who have had a stormy marriage, ar e seeing lawyers about a divorce. Junior, who wants to be an actor, is represented by Jerry Geisler and Mrs. R. by Bentley Rayn. Pin a merit badge on Burt Lancaster for the fastest two-gun draw since Wild Bill Hickok ruled the west instead of TV screens. In "Vera Cruz," Burt draws two guns and kills three bad men quicker than Zsa Zsa said "Yes" to Ruby —in one second flat. Rod Redwing. the Indian actor-gun expert, taught him the trick. of his guests on his first CBS radio show June 13 as Bing's summer pinch hitter, Gary Crosby deadpannedc "I don't think I'm going to miss Dad." The guests: Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming:, Connie Maine* and Beryl Davis. Friends are tipping their hats to Mickey Rooney's brid&-, giving her full credit for untangling his confusing financial troubles. He's on a daily allowance while Mrs. M handles the loot and pays all the bills. ... TV is paging Sally Forre NOW THAT the baby has been born, it can be told that Mario Lanza's recent nervous state stemmed from the fact that doctors had advised Mrs. L. never to make another stork date. The safe delivery of their new son lifts a ton of worry from Mario's shoulders. Place the Face Dept.: Sally Rand and Abbe Lane meeting at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Eighteen years ago, Sally presented a gold medal to four- year-old Abbe for winning a N. Y. kiddie talent contest. It's Vivien Leigh in the exterior longshots (filmed in India) but it's Liz Taylor playing the role in "Elephant Walk." Liz was rushed into the role when Vivien's nerves shortcircuited. at the film's halfway mark. Now emoting in 'The Last Time I Saw Paris," Liz says'*"about the difficult cutting job: "Every time I look at Vivien as me I blush. I was plump at the time and her hips are so much slimmer" THELMA RITTER, an Oscar nominee a couple of years ago, will play Hildegarde Winters, private eye, in a New York telefilm series. . . . Marilyn Monroe's set her career eyesight on the dramatic role of Groushenka in "The Brothers Karamazov." No comment from her Fox studio bosses. Eye-popper in the cast of characters for "Honor and the Glory," which Carl Kruger will produce. Listed under "Bits and Extras" is* "The President of the United States." A cigaret company will sponsor CBS Radio's "Gunsmoke" — first time a western has been considered adult enough for non-kiddie sponsorship. ... Told the names This speculation was probably good healthful exercise, but it didn't do South much good. No matter how he played the clubs he was bound to lose three tricks in the suit. South acutally led the first club from the dummy, and East naturally played low. South put up the queen, losing to West's ace. East then held the king-nine over dummy's jack, and these cards were good for two further tricks in the suit. The result would have been the ;ame if South had led clubs first : rom his own hand. West would lave played low,' and East would lave beaten dummy's jack with the king. West would then have ace-ten over South's queen. The only right way to play the :lubs is not to play them at all. In other words, South must force the opponents to begin the suit. After winning the first trick with ,he ace of hearts and drawing rumps. South should cash his three diamond tricks. He can then give up a heart trick to either opponent, after which that opponent must jither begin the clubs or give South a ruff and discard. If the defenders lead the clubs, they can take only two tricks in the suit. South is therefore sure of making his contract by this line of play. A weird movie character ac4or, it's said, labeled h« bathroom towete: "H4s and Hearse." 75 Years Ago In Blythevilh Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ellis spent yesterday in Dexter, Mo., where they visited friends. Mrs. A. B. Fairchild. who attends Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., is spending a few days here with her mother, Mrs. W. I. Denton, and her son, Albert. Miss Marguerite Matthews is in Memphis, where she has enrolled for the summer term of the West Tennessee State Teachers College. After everybody else had been unable to answer what the Army-McCarthy investigation was all about, little Jerry Clemens broke up a quiz program by saying they were searching for a point of order in a phony picture illustrating a letter that nobody wrote. , Japanese Jaunt Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH * K 10 fl 5 4J652 WEST 642 VQJ108 • 9842 *A107 EAST 473. VK9872 • 1065 *K98 SOUTH (D) 4AQJ88 *AQ3 *Q43 Neither side vul. South West North East 1* Pass 24 Pass 44 Pass Pass Past Opening lead—V Q opening lead. Most experts would, however, play the hand at four spades because there is usually greater safety at a good major suit. An expert would make four spades, but the actual declarer was no expert. He won the open inp heart load with th^ n'-v\ r'r?»" trumps, and then speculated about the right way to play the clubs. ACROSS I is capital of Japan 6 Its four islands lie in the Pacific 11 Interstice 13 It has 3 New Zealand parrots 4 Thither 5 Chemical suffix 6 Born 7 Eggs 8 Depend 9 Large plant suffered many 10 Belonging to her earthquakes 12 Upright 13 Rate of motion p A 4 * M e M t, C C N r A N T E A U o E O l_ 1 o U _N_ T * 1 C>. t= W 1 p E L. e & A U '4% D E N * mm M E A N E R '//.•/ H E M a 0 E? A W K E R N S- E M 1 R T O T T F R :•'*, p 0 A l_ & T 5. 1 O o 5 i e "//, N E E O & C, A (7 ?//< A N P E A ^•_ O U N O A A T S C7 G> 1 5 T ff N O E t? 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