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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 9, 1954
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FAQB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE f, 1W4 TH£ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1KB COURIER HKWB (XX H. W. HAINIB, Publlftor KARRT A- HAIN18, Affiiitant PubUihtt Ju A. FREDRICK8ON Editor J»AOL D EUMAM. Atortttnt aUa*fw •ok National Adrertkinf Wallac* Witmer Co.. Ntw Tort, Cbicafo, D*troH, Atlanta, itemphte. Baterad at second claw matter at tot pott- office at Blythetille, Arkansas. und« act of Oon- Oetober 0. If 17. Member of The Associated Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ef tarrier to tht dty of Blythe?Ui* or any ioburban town when carrier Mrrio* IP maintained, J5e per week. By mail, within a radius of SO mile*, $5.09 par year, W-50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; bf mail OMtaide 50 mile son*, $12.50 per year payable ID adranoe.... Meditations Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to then that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place cafl upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, s«th theirs and ours.—I Cor. 1:2. * * * Doubts about the fundamentals of the Gospel exist in certain churches I am told, to a large extent. My dear friends, where there is a warmhearted church, you do not hear of them. I never •aw a fly light on a red-hot plate.—Spurgeon. Barbs Education gives you a lot of things to worry about that are entirely neglected by the ignorant. * * # Jan music isn't so bad until the mosquitoes start staffnr hX * * ¥ Garden tipt It doesn't take many weed* to keep your lettuce and cabbage from getting a head. * * * Count no day lost if at at the end of it you hare made the boss think he i* extremely clefer. * * * Catching on to things is one good rule of succe- «s—letting go too easily is agood rule for failure. Guided Missiles Warfare Would Be Global Suicide When the first atom bombs were dropped near the close of World War H, mankind was stunned. But amid the shock and clamor, a few voices were heard pointing out that this was not, in the technical sense, really a new weapon. It was just a big bomb, albeit a staggering one. Guided missiles, said these voices, were something else. Rocket or jet propelled missiles hurtling at a supersonic speed* between continents were a genuinely hew invention. They promised, in theory at least, a striking arm no con- cievable piloted air force could match. Neither we nor the Soviet Union have been idle on either the A and H bomb fronts or in the guided missile field. The recent series of U. S. tests in mid- pacific brought American development of the H-bomb to frightening pitch. We know, too, that the Russians have exploded an H-bomb device. Yet horrifying as the prospect is that these developments offer, the real possibility of intercontinental warfare featuring guided missiles with atomic or hydrogen warheads is even worse. And, according to a recent report by the columnists Joseph and Stewart Alsop, that possibility has been greatly enhanced. They contend that the advance in H-bomb techniques, involving a much wider area of central target destruction, brings much closer the day of effective devastation by intercontinental rockets. The principal difficulty up to now has been their probably inaccuracy, since with only atomic warheads the total destruction area would be much smaller and the likelihood of missing targets far greater. Whether or not it is true, as contended, that the Russians have made sub- itantial progress in guided missiles, we can all understand the intense necessity for keeping up in this field ourselves. There can be no comfort in an H-bomb stockpile if the Soviet Union should one day gain the capicity to destroy our cities without sending a plane aloft. ' The meaning of intercontinental war with H-bomb rockets is almost beyond comprehension. We are told by our experts we could not stop more than 30 percent of the enemy's giant bombers in rnids delivering the nuclear bombs. our chances of intercepting missiles traveling at supersonic speed are believed far smaller. Since such missiles might be launched from relatively small sites, we might find it exceedingly difficult to attack the rocket-launchers at their and thus snuff out tht enemy assault, If an enemy had marked superiority in r>xktt weapons, tht devastation visited upon us might be so tremendous wt could never get our plan of "massive retaliation" founded on bomb-delivering conventional aircraft into operation. Our course is clear. We must have equality or superority in guided missiles. We must let the Soviet Union know, in a general way, what we have. For we do not. want them blundering into a campaign of mutual annihilation through ignorance of our power to strike back. The power of hydrogen explosives combined with the ability to lift that force across the oceans to unseen targets represents just about the ultimate in warfare. We and all our friends must do all we can to make the whole world understand—including the Communists— the insane futility of the global suicide this protends. Major Omission The Army-McCarthy hearing may or May not settle anything as to the charges and countercharges made by the various disputants. But it seems to have given the art of gate-crashing a new lease on life. Capitol police say they are dealing with ten or a dozen crackpots and crashers a day, some of them presistent repeaters. Their devices for getting past the velvet rope and the expansive police man's chest are often pretty ingenious. Our favorite so far is the woman who got in for two solid days with a pitcher of water and an ammonia bottle. They finally nabbed her because she left out one last touch of realism: drinking glasses. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Word For Merchants If the words that have been put together as suggestions for bringing industry south were strung together, their total would make a standard encyclopedia ade by comparison into a footnote. It has been approached from nearly every angle, and so Ben Douglas, chairman of the N. C. Conservation and Developement Board said nothing new when he told the State's merchant's over the weekend that they could be of tremendous service in this regional effort. Merchants, said Mr. Douglas, can help by their attitude toward industries and by making their communities more attractive, A little paint, he said, can work wonders in making communities attractive, and, he added. "You can sell an attractive package much easier than you can an unattractive package." But, to carry the timely reminder a step further, merchants can be of great influence in another direction. The industries moving south or which would be potential Southern establishments are those selling a lot of merchandise here. If the merchants of a community diplomatically went about approaching the salesmen calling on them with a real interest in obtaining for their communities new industries, the effect could not be discounted. There is no way of knowing how many of our local merchants are practicing this suggestion. We know that many have made mention of their interest. Would it not be a good plan for every merchant to boost the community and country? Salesmen do not usually make decisions to move their manufacturing plant, but they are superlative messengers.— Shelby t.N. C.) Star. Red Pig In A Poke There is much fanfare on the other side of the Iron Curtain and some concern on this side of it when, last February, the Egyptian government signed a contract to buy oil from the Soviet Union. The Soviets were bidding for trade with nations outside the Iron Curtain, and boasted of their ability to offer bargains when they agree to sell the Egyptians oil at 15 per cent below the world market. But alas, when the first tanker load of Russian oil arrived, it was found to be of a lower grade than the customer expected. Before it can be used, it will have to be reprocessed and the costs of handling and redistilling certainly will amount to more than 15 per cent saved. The Russians apparently lived up to the bargain. The facts seem to be that the Egyptian official who negotiated the deal didn't know he was buying substandard oil and the Soviet agent didn't bother to tell him. There may be a lesson in this for the countries which like some of our Allies, are anxious to trade with the Communists.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY I've been proposed to so many times I'd say "no" automatically to anyone who asked me. — Air Hostess Frances Drew. * * ¥ The downward settling process has pretty well been slowed to a stop. We can look ahead to going forward again. — Ike's economic assistant Gabriel Hauge. * ¥ * In Italy, public order is maintained not *> much by legal force as by the prudence of the Communist*. — Luigi Btraini, Italian writer. Humans Will Have Their Use—They'll Be Targets' 7 Peter Edson's Washington Column — Perle Stymies Gate Crashers; Repatriate Gets Brain Re- Washed WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Washington's Number One hostess, Mrs. Perle (Call Me Madam) Mesta, just laughed it off as a joke when she was queried about reports that invitations to her big "coming out party" on Saturday night, May 29, were valued at $500 a pair. This is the big blowout, planned for more than a year, to mark Mrs. Mesta's return to the capital. It was a by-invitation-only affair, and tickets weren't for sale at any amount. The S500 price, however, is what one Washington publicity man offered to pay for a couple of the precious Mesta ; cardboards marked "Please Present at the Door." The story got out through one woman who was invited and whose husband was approached to act as middleman in trying to cadge another two tickets. The offer was, of course, turned down. Mrs. Mesta had prepared for gate crashers. She stationed two secretaries and two butlers at the door. The butlers collected the cards and read off the names to the secretaries for checking. Corporal Claude Batchelor, who is awaiting an Army courtmartial for collaborating with the Communists while a prisoner of war in North Korea, is getting his brain rewashed. His attorney. Lt.-Col. Joel Westbrook, of the Texas National Guard, has given Batchelor selected books on American history in an effort to remove any ideas that may have been planted in "the corporal's brain on the worth of communism. Before he accepted the case. Colonel Westbrook insisted on agreement that he could drop the case if it was discovered that either Batchelor or any members of his family had any Commie connections before he went to Korea. In addition, Colonel Westbrook has reserved the right to reject any defense - fund contributions which may come from left-wing organizations or individuals. Gov. Eobert B. Meyner of New Jersey tells a story about ex-President Woodrow Wilson. When Mr. Wilson was governor of New Jersey, a politician called him up in the middle of the night to inform him that a member of his cabinet had just died. Quite annoyed, the governor said he thought there was no need to wak e him up to tell him that, and there would be plenty of time to name a successor. "That's just the point." said the politician. "I thought you might name me to take his place." Governor Wilson thought that one over a minute and then replied. "It's all right with me. if it's all right with the undertaker." CIO President Walter Reuther paid Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey an unusual compliment after his speech before the big labor organization's unemployment conference in Washington. The atmosphere at this session was anything but friendly. The union delegates sat on their hands, looked the other way and made it clear they didn't believe a word he was telling them about the Eisenhower administration program. But after the speech. Reuther observed: "This Humphrey is a tough man. He doesn't just make a speech. He believes what he's saying." Speaking in opposition to a bill providing for a White House conference on education, Rep. Martin Dies (D.. Tex.) told the House, "I can anticipate the day when the President will be constantly occupied meeting with conferees. . . a large segment of the population will be officially classified as conferees or advisers." Dies then told the story of a man from Texas who had gone to Chicago and made a lot of money as an adviser. When a friend asked him what an adviser was, he explained it like this: "When you ask an ordinary fellow what two plus two is, he'll say four. But when you ask one of these conferees or advisers what two and two is, he'll say: " 'When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to take the numeral of the second denomination and add to it the figure two. I say unto you and I say it without fear of successful contradiction, that the inevitable result will be four.' " You'd never know, by going into the office of Francis V. DuPont, U. S. Commissioner of Public Roads, that he's a highway expert. On one table stands a huge model of a railroad train on the track. All around his large office are models of planes he has owned and flown. The only clue to his connection with highways is a set of small model automobiles someone gave him not long ago. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P JORDAN. M D. Written for NEA Service A fascinating story of a medical mystery has just come to my attention. It started with the rather alarming experience of a physician who was called to see a number of infants about two months old who were afflicted with convulsive seizures. All of these infants were receiving the same commercial preparation of modified cow's milk rather than mother's milk. When they were given some other preparation the convulsions promptly ceased. It soon became apparent that other physicians were seeing babies from about 6 weeks to 4 months old with similar convulsive seizures and that all of the infants had been fed on the same preparation. It was a startling and rather alarming situation. The problem promptly came to the attention of the Division of Nutrition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and particularly to that of Dr. O. L. Kline in that division. He quickly recognized the similarity of the convulsions in these small children to that which occurred in young rats who were fed a diet deficient in vitamin B-6 in experiments which he and others had conducted some vears before. fied cow's milk for several days, no further convulsions occurred. A great many other studies on this curious situation have already been conducted. It was found, for example, that the vitamin B-6 content of the particular commercial preparation was a little less than half that in fresh human milk. The situation, of course, has been remedied and was no one's fault in the first place. But the whole experience has served to concentrate increased attention on the importance of vitamin B-6 in infant feeding in the prevention of convulsions. It has also emphasized the possible role of this vitamin in other conditions, and the importance of other vitamins as well. One other point may be brought out from this remarkable event: Human milk for human infants remains the best food when possible, although one need have no unnecessary fears concerning modified cow's milk formulas because of this one unfortunate event. then return the queen of hearts, and the defenders will promptly take three heart tricks. Despite the unfortunate position of the king of clubs and the ace of hearts, the contract can be made against perfect defense. Look the hand over and decide on your own line of play before reading on. East plays the king of diamonds Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The Laugh Parade: One of those lah- de-dah characters rushed up to a Hollywood couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary (it happens sometimes) and gushed: "How wonderful. You were made for one another. I'm sure there were no thoughts of divorce in all those 25 years." "No, there were no thoughts of divorce," said the husband. "But on many occasions, I assure you, there were thoughts of MURDER" Life with relatives in Movietown dept. : When Macdonald Carey and his family moved to New York because of the star's hit play, "Anniversary Waltz," his six-year-old nephew, Gordon, was told by his dad that he wouldn't be able to use the Carey swimming pool this summer. "The dirty rat," 'yelled Gordon. A starlet told a friend she had played secretaries in 20 U-I pictures. "Good at shorthand?" said the friend. "No," said the starlet, "SHORT LINES" "but I honestly think his left hoofc is a little like Christian Dior's." Hollywood's new economy has inspired a weeding-out process among producers. They're weeding out their "Yes men" and keeping only those who say "Positively." Television director to actor: "Please talk faster. It's a bad script and we don't want the audience to hear EVERYTHING." OVERHEARD: About a fellow at Giro's bar: "Ten years ago a newspaper called him a celebrated actor and he's been celebrating ever since." ". . . he's the kind of a guy who finds it easier to catch up with successes than, with success." ". . .It's 8 good part. I don't know which picture the studio will use it in, but it's a good part." Jack Benny, about his golf: "I'm not so good. I lost the ball on a green once." , First extra: "Any signs of a job?" Second extra: "No, not even in my horoscope." DURING ERROL FLYNN'S hey- hey days at Warner Bros., the producer of one of his films spotted three pretty extra girls on the set one morning, although no extras Were required for the day's scenes. "Atmosphere?" he asked Flynn. "No," replied the star, "INSPIRATION." Untold story behind British star Dirk Bogarde's recent veto of the role of Napoleon in Fox's forthcoming "Desiree" is that he told a studio official he was not suited to the part. "I have the wrong shape for Napoleon and the wrong age for Elba," he protested. "Ah, yes," said the film tycoon, "but we think you have the right eyes for the part." While arguing with a writer, Samuel Goldwyn's reported to have said: "I'm not saying- a word. I'm just telling you what I think." ARTIN RAGAWAT, who writes Bob Hope's radio show, tells about the time Rosemary Clooney informed Bob that Jose Ferrer had placed a great fighter under contract, and that the pugilist might someday amount to something in the middleweight class. As a favor to Rosemary and Jose, Bob went to a boxing stadium to "preview" the fighter. Later Rosemary asked Bob what he thought about him. "He has great form," said Bob, Archer MacDonald's telling about the octopus that got entangled in a ship's propeller and became a crazy mixed-up squid. Customer to waiter in a Vine street. Greasy Spoon: "Ham and eggs, please." Waiter to fry cook: "One order of actors and gags." HOLLYWOOD SHORT, Short Story: Fragments of a shattered mirror on the sidewalk in front of • a studio casting. off ice. Actor, handing imposing looking document to producer. "I read the script of your next movie last night, and this is the mortgage on the old family mansion. It's the only thing you haven't got in the script. I'll bring a snowstorm in with me tomorrow." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Miss Betty Eberdt .a student at Hendrix College, at Conway has arrived to spend the summer vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs- Gus Eberdt. Robert Goodrich, who has been attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has arrived to spend the sumer months with his mother, Mrs- E. A. Goodrich. WEST 4k 3 2 VA96 • Q754 47532 NORTH * K 10 9 ¥874 • J109 4AJ109 EAST (D) East 1 • Pass VQJ10 *AK8632 *K64 SOUTH AAQJ8754 VK532 • None 4Q8 North-South vul. South West North 3 * Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Opening lead— • 4 you put up dummy's ace. You now return the jack of clubs, intending to ruff if East plays the king but to discard a heart if East plays low. After you have ruffed out the king of clubs, you can get back to dummy with the king of spades in order to cash whatever clubs still are left in the cummy. You are sure to get two discards ,and you can therefore lose only two hearts in addition to the diamond already conceded. Even if West happens to have the king of clubs, you would still make your contract. You Would discard a heart on the jack of clubs, and West would win with the king. You would then be able to get to dummy for two more discards on the clubs, and these three diqpards would leave you with only one heart loser. THIRTY-SEVEN years ago the national debt was less than the interest on the debt today. That's what comes from owing it to ourselves. — Laurel (Miss.) Laurel- CalL JOE: Rueben, now would you get a girl to marry you?" Reuben: "Well, if she don't want to, you can't; but if she does, there ain't hardly no way to prevent it." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. Glasses help the sight and hearing aids pep up the ears, but no one has yet come up with crutches for lame brains. Grocery Shopping Answer to Previou* Puzzlt The next step was to see what effect the addition of vitamin B-6 to the diet of these infants would have. Soon after this step was decided on. an infant was admitted to the University Hospital, the State University of Io\va. This infant seemed a suitable candidate for this study. The child was given * single injection of vitamin B-6. Although feeding wa.<- continued with the same batch of commercially modi- » JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Perfect Defense Isn't Unbeatable How do you make four spades in today's hand against perfect defense? The opening lead is the four of diamonds, and you are now on your own. If you try the club finesse, it, will IOM to East's king. X»st wiW on the first trick, and you naturally ruff. I'm sure everybody got j this play right. You now lead a trump to dummy's nine and return a diamond. East plays the ace of diamonds and you ruff again. You now lead a low trump to dummy's ten and return dummy's last diamond. If you have made this series of plays, you are undoubtedly on the right track. East must play a low diamond on the third round of the suit, and you must discard one of your clubs. This gives West a diamond trick, but it deprives East of * club trick. It is an even exchange, but it has the great advantage of shuttinc: 'East out of the lead. WMU beat return 1* a club, and ACROSS 1 Leg of • 5 and pepper 9 Spm soup 12 Scent 13 Medley 14 Go astray 15 She gets your groceries 17 Expire 18 Handle 19 Wrestling holds 21 Bird of peace 23 Droop 24 High mountain 27 Flower holder 29 Snare 32 Heavy 34 Fatty substance 36 Counsel 37 Absolute truth 38 Precipitation 39 Hurried 41 Head covering 42 Meadow 44 Region 46 Revel 49 Declaim 53 Bustle 54 Omission 58 Canned food container 57 Unaccompanied 58 Observed 59 Abstract being 10 Permit! •1 Girl's nan* DOWN 1 Misplaced 3 Burrowing animal 4 A loaf of — 5 Wet 6 Straightens 7 Italian coins 8 Charges 9 Ground recording instrument 10 Ireland M A NA <3 S. T H 1 K & T A 1_ 1 N E ^ E 0 * 1 N E R £ P E N T N U V\ 9 E R y E * W E R A * E R '#/;, * e N D R: A W\ A T 1 C N e. A R ^4 y A M * '#*, A T 0 f> E R 1 E <:,•/ *>/j. %'•• •X? K. 1 D E t r A R A W; * T 1 R '•:•/.', V E E R P £ NJ A T U R E£ W T S 'fa M O R O & E E D E 0 R A T O R H A * T E N R E L_ A T £ B O i T E P < E fe N E R V y N A W O 26 Hospital 11 Greek war god divisions 16 They cook the28 Moth groceries 20 Cloys 22 Weather indicators 24 Wing-shaped 25 Helen of Troy's mother 30 Bewildered 31 Animal skin 33 Eats the groceries 35 ^ound-ups 40 Immediate ancestor 43 Coral island 45 Get up 46 Grade 47 Norse god 48 Cry of bacchanals 50 Old 51 At that time 52 Volcano 55 Legal matteri

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