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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 24, 1953
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PAOI EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COTTIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1951 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COtJRIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PublUher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detiolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «s second class matter at the po«t- olllce at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act o! Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any «uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. ' By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year $250 for six months, 11.25 for three mo.iths; fay mail outside 50 mile zone, S12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Most men will proclaim every one his own joodness: but. a faithful man who can find? Prov. 20:6. * * * No grace Is more necessary to the Christian worker than fidelity; the humble grace that marches on In sunshine and storm, when no banners are waving, and there is no music to cheer the weary feet. — S. J. Nicholls. Barbs The only trouble with a sure thing is the uncertainty. * * * Some folks who won't ramble any other way pick out strange places for their vacation. * * * The news points to a lot at stake these days — and your tomatoes should have been long •go. * * * Tight-fisted people never grab as much- as they could with their hands open. * * * It seems that only the rich can have fall- time fever. With the poor folks, it's laziness. Plan Puts New Dimension In European, Germany Unity A new idea an East-West European settlement is picking up support among Western statesmen, and it perhaps deserves to be examined. Prime Minister Churchill was the first to broach the idea. In his May 11 call for a four-power meeting, he had a quiet reference to the possibility of a pact under which the West would guarantee a united Germany against Russian attack, and Russia against a German attack. Later on, Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany came up with a variation of the plan. He proposed that a fully ratified European Defense Community, Comprising the armed forces of six nations, sign a "non-aggression" pact with the Soviet Union. Now Belgium's Paul Henri Spaak, a respected statesman, has suggested a European union, embracing a united Germany, which would offer Russia a security pact endorsed by the United States and Britain. Ail these proposals have certain elements in common. They recognize the problem of Germany as crucial to any effective settlement in Europe. Obviously neither the West nor the East is going to agree to any arrangement that commits Germany so thoroughly to one side that it win stand as an offensive threat to the other. Russia won't meekly allow Germany to be unified on Western terms and then drawn into the Western defense orbit. Too much industrial and potential military might would then be staring the Reds in the face. By the same token, will never accept German unity under terms that guarantee Russian domination. In awareness of this, he Churchill- Adenatier-Spaak proposals all would reassure the Russians by promising not to permit a unified Germany to become an offensive threat. Churchill would do this by holding Germany "in the middle," safeguarding it from trouble and preventing the Germans from making it. Spaak and Adenauer would still weave a united Germany into the Western orbit, but try to comfort the Russians with -.non-aggression pledges. Almost surely, the Russians would frown suspiciously on the Spaak-Aden- auer approach, since it still would put Germany in the Western family. A secur- • ity pact under these circumstances hardly would satisfy the Reds. To them, non- aggression pacts arc scraps of paper to be torn up when strategy dictates. They believe other coutries view them the «am« way. Only time will tell whether the bolder Churchill version will appeal to Western statesmen as really sound. The idea is not yet well enough developed for us in America to pass judgment on it. It is enough to note that it is in the hopper, and that German and European unity plans now have a new dimension. Views of Others Nortr Korean Resentment Assuming — and It Is quite an assumption — that the political negotiations which will decide tlie future of Korea provide for free elections or unification: Would the Communists win, or the nationalists presently represented by South Korea? Indications are now that the Reds would lose. According to liberated prisoners at Freedom Village, there Is a vast resentment against the Communist Chinese by the North Koreans. The prisoners saw many "Chinese Go Home" placards, they saw demonstrations against the Chinese by the North Koreans and many other signs that the Korean natives north of the thirty-eighth parallel regard the Chinese as an invading army that has occupied their country for their own benefit, not to help the Koreans. The Chinese, so say the reports, are behaving much as did the Nazis. They are insolent and domineering. They regard the North Koreans as their Inferiors whom they have conquered. This does not appeal to a people traditionally proud of their long history of achievement. So, If by a development that now seems remote, the North Koreans would be given permission to vote without hindrance, it could be expected that their ballots would not go for a continuation of Communistic oppression. Obviously they would welcome any arangement that would compel the Red Chinese to get out and stay out. This condition of irritation and frequently hatred Is quite in contrast to the formal statements of extreme amity that pass between the Chinese Communists and the North Korean Communists. What has taken place is that North Korean Reds have been taken over by the Chinese Beds, thus reducing the ties between North Korea and Moscow. And the people In the North don't like to be that kind of a satellite. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. More on Cars Than Food People In Georgia and the Southeast spend more money on automobiles and their operation than they do for food and clothing, the Commerce Department reported. In an analysis of conditions since the close of World War IT, the department said 24 cents out of every dollar in a seven-state area of the Southeast went for automobiles, accessories and to gas stations. Next was food which cost 23 cents per dollar. Clothing amounted to seven cents. Fifteen cents of each dollar pnld out by consumers went for general merchandise; 8 cents for lumber, building materials and hardware; 6 cents each to eating and drinking establishments and for home furnishings and appliances, and 3 cents for .-drugs and proprfe- . tarlcs. "''"„.' Another ( 8 cents went for goods bought in all other retail places, such as jewelry, books, cigars, floral and other -miscellaneous stores. Altogether an estimated $12,585,200,000 went from the pockets of consumers to retail sellers of goods in the seven slates. — Sandersville (GnJ Progress, Take Your Choice 11 is about 550 miles between St. Louis and Colorado Springs, Two Air Force gcncrnls speaking in those two places at about the same time the other day were not much closer. In St. Louis U, Gen. Earle E. Pntrldge, deputy chief of staff, said: "We are prepared for atomic warfare if It Is forced upon us." In Colorado Springs, Gen. Benjamin W. Chidlaw, of the Air Defense Command, stiid: "There is still a tremendous long way to go until we near a point of perfection." It looks'like we mny lake our choice — but, In either case, don't forget to duck. — New York Telegram. SO THEY SAY People always grumble about their taxes being too high. They nre — and we are going to cut them. — Speaker of the House Joseph w. Martin, Jr. * * * I've got an eight-month-old boy that Alford (Lt. Palmer) has never seen. I don't want that baby reared without a father. — Mrs. Palmer, Oklahoma City, Okln., demands her husband be returned, soys he is being held in Red prison camp against his will. * * # If (Sen.) McCarthy has any legitimate questions to ask me, I would be delighted to answer them. — Columnist Drew Pearson. * * * Inquisitions, purges, book-burning, repression and fear have obscured the bright vision of the land of the free and the home of the brave. — Adlal Stevenson, In nationwide broadcast. * * # I don't want my party (Democratic) to succeed on the basis of Republican mistakes. — Mrs. India Edward, Democratic national vice- chairman, says she hopes Eisenhower's administration Is a success. * * * Prosperity In the United States Is essential for prosperity In the rest of the world. — Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey. * A Questionable Recommendation $r% *£> J2^ , uA'. *V * WHEN us .Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — VA Declares Exercise Is New Third Dimension in Medicine WASHINGTON — (NEA.)—. Veterans Administration doctors have come up with a new "third dimension in medicine" which, they clnim, goes one step beyond pre vention and cure Among ot.iei things, VA officials are hopeful this new concepl of treatment will cut the patient load enough to end growing de™ nds tha)L)10 " I , y veterans with ills directly connected with service be permitted treatment in VA hospitals. The idea is being applied cially to psychjntric and chronic cnses, which account for the great bulk of the VA hospital population including both service-connected and non-sci" vice-con nee ted cases. Basically, the VA's medical third dimension is exercise, The fairly recent pralice of Insisting that patients get out of bed and move nround very soon after operations is a small fragment of the new concept. So is the technique of getting polio victims to exercise themselves out of a paralytic condition, claim their expanded theories of exercise, developed since World War II, constitute a new, integrated healing art which will apply to almost all of the many ills suffered by humnns. VA Medical Director Joel T, Boone says:: "Involves A Modern Concept" "It involves a modern concept of medical restoration, which, following -the preventive and curative phase, is unfolding before our eyes a new horizon with new opportunities for service, new challenges for science, and a better way of life for the tens of thousands of sick people in our civilian and veteran population." VA hospital officials have just launched a statistical study to de termine the total effect their new treatment is having on the average length of stay in a hospital per patient. They already know the patient turnover is greater. And they also know hundreds of chronic patients, once considered permanent charges of Uncle Sam, are today able to be sent home. In the VA's Ft. Howard, Md., hospital, for instance, the rate of discharge of chronic patients has now been raised to equal the number of chronic patients admitted. One of the latest discoveries In this field is the successful treatment of ulcers. The old cure included a bland diet, relaxation and rest. However, by adding newly- devised breathing and bodily exercises to the treatment VA doctors are getting exciting results, they claim. A controlled study was made ol 204 ulcer patients given the new exercises. Only H of them, in a very-old and very-young group, reported slight symptoms remaining after a special period of treatment. The rest were able to stop the exercises completely cured. One 55-year-old man suffering 'rom shaking palsy and several complications had been in a VA lospital for five years. He couldn't speak above a whisper and could lardly move his arms and legs due ;o rheumatoid arthritis. Better After Six Months After five years of conventional ,reatment doctors wrote him off i hopelessly incurable. But six months after doctors began the exercise treatment he was able to )e discharged. Another man was admitted to VA hospital with a serious st wound behind his left ear. It h; completely paralyzed him. 1_ couldn't even raise his head fron the pillow. The man remained paralyzt and the doctors were unable to di cover a specific nerve which bs been injured. The wound heale and they decided to give him e: ercises. In a few* months he Wi released. Many other diseases have r sponded to exercise therapy inclui ing multiple sclerosis. The range < treatment involves many thing including electric stimulatioi warm water tnnk and underwate exercises, re-educational exercise; and active, assistive and passiv motion. An important facet of the treal ment is getting the patient interest ed in helping himself through thi means. In the treatment of psychiatri patients exercise is being substitut ed (or many of -the older tech niques. Dr. Boone reports: "It has been effective in reducing tubs and packs *s much as 90 pe cent in some of our hospitals. Man;, of our predominantly psychiatric hospitals are taking the restrain ,ables and tubs out of their acute ;reatment units and turning this space over to exercise therapy "It is heart-warming to .see a distracted, fearful, anxious patirln able to work out his hyperactivity n the pleasurable, therapeutic at mosphere of a pool rather than ^lave his activity suppressed by ty- ng and immobilizing him in a we ;heet." Many private, progressive medi- :al institutions are beginning to ise this new VA "third dimension' n medicine. the Doctor Says— Written for PfEA Strrlc* By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Today's first question is particularly clear and to the point. Q—Whnt is a condition of the mouth called leukoplkin? What is the cause, nnd what is generally done for it? This Is said to be a pre-cancerous condition. Is this usually so? L. P. A—Leukoplakia is a condition of the lining or mucous membrane of the cheeks, tongue, or gums, with the development of whitish, thickened patches. Its cause cannot always be determined, but it is particularly common among] heavy smokers. If someone who develops leukoplnkla has the habit of smoking, it should be discontinued, and sometimes other irritating substances can also be eliminated. It Is sometimes n pve-cnn- cerous lesion and therefore should j be watched with care. the spine is present at birth and is considered to be a failure of com plete development. Why it should happen in some and not in others, no one knows. In some cases in which the condition is not too severe, ft may be possible to repair the situation with surgery. Q—I have a 10-yenr-oId daughter who Is constantly In the public eye because she is in show business. We are troubled, however, by the superfluous hair she has on her evebrows and she has taken quite a" lot of kidding because of it. I have plucked some of them but wonder If this Is right. Mrs. S. A—In & problem such as this, with only * comparatively few number of excessive hairs in a strategic location, one would think that their permanent removal by electrolysis would be best. Advice on this could be obtained from n skin specialist or a competent cl- ectrologlst. Q—Can you give me any information on splna bl.'ldn, and if there Is nny cure for It. Why nre some babies born with it?—Mrs. J. T, A—This abnormal condition ol Q—I have started to lose my hair for the past two months, and have gone to a skin doctor who told me it is from childbirth and ether. Do you think I will develop permanent baldness? Mrs. F. B. A—Every once In a while a person will lose hair following an operation, childbirth, a severe illness, or the administering of an anesthetic. Why this should occur Is somewhat puzzling. It is possible that all the hair will foil out, but In all probability, it will grow in again, perhaps with a different texture and even slightly different color. A SCOTCHMAN was arguing with the conductor of the train over his fare. Finally, the disgruntled conductor picked up the Scot's suitcase and tossed It off the train just as the train was crossing a bridge. "Hoot mon," screamed Sandy. "First ye try to rob me and now you've drowned me little boy."— Cnrlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. FOLDING RFC Is selling it* leftover businesses, but warns bidders it won't take a loss. Here again, only government could do it.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. OH, for the good old days when most of the problems could be solved while enjoying lite In the favor- llt rocking chair.—Miami Herald. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'Finessomania' — Can Ruin You By OSWALD JACOBY \vruien lor NEA Service One of the worst diseases that can attack a healthy bridge player is flnessomania. Everybody has seen the symptoms. The player is unable to resist a finesse even if it means jeopardizing (or losing) his contract. In today's hand we NORTH 24 A9532 VQ43 4653 .+ K73 WEST EAST A AQ76 *84 V10987 »652 »J8 »Q1097 + 842 + QJ109 SOUTH (D) + KJ10 VAKJ » AK42 + A65 North-South vul. South We«t North East 2M.T. Pa* 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 10 see a very sad case of this ailment. West opened the ten of hearts, and declarer carefully won the trick in dummy with the queen of hearts In order to finesse, the jack of spades. This play mny have* been careful, but It was far from successful and even farther from sensible. West won with the queen of jpades and brilliantly returned a club. South won with-the nee of clubs »nd returned the ten ol HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly wood on TV: Lux Video Theater move ,to Hollywood this seaso gives movielown its first blg-budg eted live dramatic show. Film star talent, better techn cal facilities at the new CBS-TV city and the show's accent on Hcl lywood glamor are the announce reasons for the 3000-mile movi from New York after three years But lurking still Is the BIG DE CISION on whether the show's fu ture will be live or on film. As an experiment, three shows, filmed b; Gross-Krasne, played the homi screens the last three weeks o August. The live-vs.-film problem, say: Corny Jackson, the advertlsini v.p., will be made before Jan. 1 but at the moment he's undecided "All I want — whether live o: film — is a great show, We'vi moved to Hollywood to see wha will happen, and to possibly try out an increase to a full hour, But about one thing — better fa cilities in movietown for a live show — Jackson Is definite. "There's nothing like the CBS Hollywood A studios in New York. I moved seven key men to Holly wood and they are bug-eyed over the stages, cameras, sets, booms and lighting equipment. Here we get real walls. In New York, they gave us canvas backdrops." TV-minded Herbert J. . Yates, president of Republic Pictures, is warning movietown again that the picture business can't afford to slay out of television and that "Republic would have to shut down if it weren't for the advantages offered by TV." Sign Of The Times Sign of the times note: A large sign over headquarters of the Screen Children's Guild, Hollywood landmark on Sunset Blvd., now reads: "Television, Radio, Cotton Pictures and Modeling." Debra Paget, just a 'child wonder when she was first signed by Pox, is out of her teens, feeling as grown-up as Rita or Lana, »nd screaming for super-sexy roles. Now 20, she'd like to have it on the record that: "I go to a producer's office and ask for a sexy role. He looks at me like a fond father and saj-s, 'but, my 'dear, you're so young.' What do you do to awaken people to the fact that you're 20?" spades, but West was not to be deceived. West promptly put up the ace of spades and led another club, forcing out dummy's king. South still had the kind of spades in his hand and was never able to get back to dummy to cash the nine of spades. He thus succeeded n making only one spade trick, .hree hearts, and two tricks in each of the minor suits. As I have hinted the spade finesse was just so much nonsense, iouth should have won the first -rick in his own hand with the king or ace (thus making sure hat he could get to dummy later iy means of the queen of hearts). South's next step is to lead the ing of spades, deliberately giving up any chance of finessing in that uit. South doesn't care who takes the ace of spades, since he still has wo stoppers in each of the side ults. If the defenders Switch to rubs, South will take the ace of. lubs and lead the jack of spades. Assuming that the defenders romptty win again and force out ummy's king of clubs, South can nblock the offending ten of spades nd still get back to dummy irough the queen of hearts in or- er to cash the nine of spades. outh is thus quite sure to make ne tricks no matter how the de- enders wriggle or squirm. Johnnie Kay, who's been saving himself for the better TV shows, makes the grade as Jack Benny's guest Oct. 13. TV alley Is howling about a sponsor who told his advertising agency he wanted a "variety" show. The agency tried to talk him out of the idea, saying a variety Ehow was too expensive for him. Instead, the ad boys urged him to buy a filmed dramatic series, using different stars every week. After seeing the sample films, the sponsor said: "But rentlemen, TTHIS is just what I want — a VARIETY show." "But these are dramatic shows," protested the ad men. "No, no," said the sponsor. "They're variety shows. Every week — » DIFFERENT star. That's what I've been telling you I wanted — VARIETY." 'Clever' Merchants Foil Reds' Fight on Corruption HONG KONG (#1 — Red China's "five anti-campaign" — anti-bribery, anti-tax evasion, anti-cheating, anti-theft of state property and anti-theft of state economic intelligence — apparently has failed to make any deep impression on industrialists and merchants. Tientsin's Ta Kung Pao said in a recent edition reaching Hong Kong ihat many industrialists and merchants, infatuated with quick prof- ,/ its, have violated the five points *1 jy methods "cleverer" than before. Education Lacking BELGRADE W — Yugoslavia's educational system is drawing down sharp criticism here as a result of this year's census show- ng that approximately 25 per cen* of the population still cannot read or write. The Communist newspaper "Boir ja," voice of President Josip Broz Tito's government, termed the finding "highly unsatisfactory," and noted that the present literacy figure of 75.1 per cent was only about 0.5 less than five years ago despite a mass education drive. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Mrs. E. B. Thomas and Miss Clara Ruble spent Saturday shopping in Memphis. Mrs. T. J. Mahan, Mrs. Ross lughes and daughter, Nancy, and Mrs. H. H. Houchins spent Satur- iay in Memphis. Mrs. W. D. McClurkin, Mrs. Jea- e Taylor and Mrs. Harry W. laines presented the program, 'Pioneer Missionary of Brazil," at . meeting of the Woman's Mission- ry Society of the First Methodist Church yesterday afternoon. Everett True's wife removes his shoes and puts all objects that he might throw out of reach of an evening to protect her television set from Everett's rage at beer and eigaret commercials. In the Union Answer to Previous Puizlft ACROSS 1 Least . populated state J 7 Northwestern I stale 13 Speaker 14 Each stale sends two members to the U. S. 15 Sipped 16 Redacts 17 East (Fr.) 18 Painful spots 21 Seine 22 Observes 24 Knock 25 Weights of India 26 Sketched 28 Wanderers 30 Seed container 32 Dative (ab.) 33 Brazilian macaw 34 Make a mistake 35 Taciturn 38 Domesticated 41 Scatters, as hay 42 Organ ol hearing 44 Animal hide 48 Malt drink 47 Willow 49 Scottish sailyard 50 Georgia is the " State" 52 Breakfast cereal 54 Champlove 56 Improves 57 Cease again DOWN 1 Memoranda 2 Expunged 3 Larger 4 Pewter coin of Thailand 5 Accomplishes 6 Fervency 7 Bone 8 Scottish sheepfolds 9 Conclusion 1Q Netted 11 Musteline mammals 12 Birds'Bionics 19 Operated 20 Lyric poem 23 Calyx leaves 25 Overlord 27 Had on 29 Emporium 41 Malayan 31 Natives of unsulate Denmark 43 Allude 35 Goddess of 45 Pesier the moon 47 "Buckeye 36 Standards of State" | perfection 48 Branch j 37 Oriental porsySl Feline animal! 39 Type of sheep 53 Corded fabric; 40 African 55 Displaced j ar.lelopes person (ab.) ; i

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