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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 25, 1953
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTOEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY TCOVEMBbK 28,19BS THE BLYTHEVELLE COURIBB NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, PubU*h« HARRT A. HAINES, AulsMnt Publish* A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FAUt D. HUMAN, AdfertlsUn M»n»ger Bol* NtUontl Ad»ertlsln« Representatives: WallK* Wltmer Co, New fork, CMc»go. Dettolt, Atl»nta, Memphis. Jtatered w second cliss aMttt at the port- OH1M it Blytheville, Artiuj*", under »ct ol Con- ire«, October ». W17. Member ot TSe Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytnerille or mj tuburb»n town «her* carrier service li maintained, 35c per week. 87 mall, witnin a radius ot 60 miles, »5.00 pa year, »2.SO Jor six months, ll^b tor three inontha; by mail outsids 50 mile lone, tll.HO per year payable in advance. Meditations For we have heard how the Lord dried up th« water of the Red Sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amoriies, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Of, whom ye utterly destroyer.— Joshua 2:10. * * * It is easy for Qod to supply thy greatest as thy smallest wants, even as it was within His Power to form a system or an atom, to create a blazing sun as to kindle the fire-fly's lamp.—Thomas Guthrie. Barbs It's a lot easier to go where you please If you develop the habit of pleasing where you go. * * * At soon as the football seafon Is over the g oal of some of the college lads will vanish. * * * Sudden Inheritance has a habit of making the whole world your kin. * » * Come Thanksiftvlnr; and minions of Americans will pick up the robble-robble tight where the ol' turkey left off. * * * Women are the only people besides men who dress in front of ft mirror to see what's going on. Be Thankful-Fustrating War in Korea Has Ended For Americans, this Thanksgiving, There is one great thing to be thankful for. The fighting in Korea is over, and the shedding of the blood of our youth has stopped. It may be a long time before we wring from the Communists anything more satisfactory than the armed truce we now have in Korea. But that, plus our countless other political problems, we can bear. It is enougli to know that after three years of fustrating combat, American homes across the land are no longer receiving tragic telegrams from the Department which begin: "We regret to inform you that your son, John. . . " Americans never nave been for peace at any price. But they clearly prefer stalemate diplomatic negotiations to a stalemate war that goes on and on sapping the lives of their young men without materially advancing the national security. Cold war, we have learned, can be maddening. It can eat away our substances, fray our nerves unravel our patience But it does not kill. So we must offer up our prayer of thanks that we have left off killing and being killed. At this moment, we should not forget, too, to speak our thanks that we have young men who will fight such a war as was fought in Korea. This was a conflict whose purpose di'l not always seem clear to the boys who fought it. From home they heard it called useless and unnecessary. A great funeral was called home because of differences over how it should be fought and concluded. America appeared to have neither the means nor the wish to press the issue to decisive victory. Yet these men gave to the country the devotion it required of them. Whether they thought they understood the "why" of it or not, they fought bravely. And many died, slain in battle or dragged slowly down to death by an enemy gifted in the deliberate contrivance of misery. We are grateful to all those who did this fighting, and, again, we utter thanks that, for the moment at least, no more must do what they had to do. p ear of Chanqe Afflicts Many on 'States Quo-ltis' There seems to be a growing mental affliction among people today that might be described as "status quoitis." The symptoms of this ailment are often varied, but they boil down to a desire to leave things as they are. In any given field, many people may recognize that exsisting conditions are not good and new solutions are needed, But when the test is had and a change comes or is promised, a good many seem to be gripped by fear of the new things that are inadequate but familiar. To illustrate: Large numbers of farmers realize that the present system of farm price supports has serious weaknesses. A lot of them will declare a change is necessary. But when Secretary of Agriculture Benson gives positive expression to their own doubts, they suspect he means to undermine them. And they act as if they want price supports maintained until 2100 A. D. Among the millions of Western Europeans who evidently are sincere in their belief some kind of peace pact with Russia is possible, one could find countless sensitive individuals who understand the sad plight of freedmon-loving folk caught behind the Iron Curtain. Yet seasoned observers indicate that great numbers of these would settle for a pnct that recognizes the "status quo" in Eastern Europe, in effect freezing these unfortunates in Communist slavery for an indefinite time. Any suggestion of a program that looks ahead toward their freedom is feared as a provocation to war. It is painful to say, but ther were even men at home and abroad who feared the dislocations that would follow a truce in Korea and hence privately preferred the status quo of a continuing stalemated war. In this country, too, Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey encountered the malady when he boldly altered the U. S. monetary policy early this year. He had the idea the long-established "easy- money" policy of the government contributed to inflation and fostered bad management of the national debt. But before the new plan had barely been introduced clamor arose in many quarters for a quick return to the old—admittedly inadequate—way of doing. Everyone knows motor traffic is a colossal headache to the big cities, and the experts say that for some the only solution is to keep the lai-ger vehicles like buses and trucks out of city centers during the heaviest traffic hours. If you want to hear the hornets buzz in protest, just propose that for a city like New York. Better to stand in long lines take a chance on some new plan. . And so it goes, in many countries, in many phases of life today. People appear to be losing their capacity for dealing with the unfjimiliar. It might be better, but, theivit might be worse, too. They find a warm, engaging quality in the inadequacies they know well. Change puts the chill of fear upon them. —Deep Thanks That the War Is Cold, Not Hot' Views of Others Have It And Eat It The reaction of southern governors to proposals by Secretary of Agriculture Benson that the states take over a share o£ the Burden of the farm program wtis funny. Southern governors have L-een in the forefront ol the movement to give states back their "rights" They even ran a political ticket against Harry Truman in 1948 on that basis. But they were thinking about civil rights legislation, then. When Benson said the federal government wants to unload some of the financial burden of the agriculture department onto the states, the southcners were quite cool, to sny the least. Where do we get the money? was their first question. It, is a good question, too. Not only that, but we consider the farm problem pretty much a national issue, which must be dealt with on a national basis. On that score, the coolness of southern governors toward Benson's suggestion is understandable. But the idea of the southerners that they can have their cake and eat it, too—that they can wave the banner of state's rights on civil rights legislation and go right ahead and insist that anything for which they lack the money—such as financing crop supports and soil conservation— \s a job of Washington, that Is not only inconsistent but funny. It would be funny, that Is, if It weren'h rather typical of the whole muddled kind of thinking of the nation during the social and political revolution through which the U. S. has been passing since the first election of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY There Is no question about it. ... As of today we (Republican partyl are in trouble politically. —Leonard Hall, OOP chairman. * * * Our greatest strength has been, and Is, In the fact that we arc a union ,of 48 states with a common destiny. —Iowa's Oov. Wm. Beardsley. Peter tdson's Washington Column — GOP Should Stand on Record And Not on Promises Alone Peter Edson WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Shortly after Republican National Committee Chairman Leonard W. Hall declared, "We're in trouble," the predicament of t h e GOP • was summed up neatly by its leaders in two different camps. President Eisenhower at his post- election P r e ss conference declared that he did not believe the United States wanted to return to 1892. Said Rep. Clarence Brmvn of Ohio: "The people voted for a change and they don't believe that ;hey got it." Using only slightly different words to express the same idea, Rep. Daniel A. Beed of New York declared: :"The people have given the answer in no uncertain terms as to what they wanted nnd did not get." There you have the No. 1 issue in a nutshell. It Is possible that President Eisenhower meant 1836 instead of 1892. Democrats Grover Cleveland and Adlni A. Stevenson, the first, won the presidential election of 1892. But contrary to a popular! Impression, [heir administration wasn't 'any too progressive, so the Eisenhower comparison will pass. The Cleveland administration! was marked by breaking the Pullman strike with federal troops, repression ol Hie Coxey's army march on Washington nnd hard times for everyone, in which Washington refused to tnke any action for relief. It was in 1896 that William Mc- Klnley won the presidency and began 16 years of continuous Republican control of the White House. The McKlnlev administration was an era of low taxes, high protective tariffs, gold-standard, sound money. That is what the more con- I scrvative wing of the Republican Party, for which Congressmen Brown and Reed are spokesmen, wants to go back to. One major catch in this, however, is that in the days of McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft, there were more registered Republicans in the country than there were Democrats. The Republican slogan. "The full dinner pail." had great appeal to the voters, but It is doubtful if an election could be won on such a platform now. Statistics today show more regular Democrats than regular Republicans are registered. What is still more important, there is a larger proportion of independent voters who, switching from one ticket to another, hold the real balance of power. The problem of the Republican Party is to shape a program that will appeal to enough Democrats nnd Independents so that they will vote for GOP candidates. President Eisenhower believes he is shaping such a program. Admitting frankly that he is a novice-! in politics, the President nonetheless has stated repeatedly that he wants to be the President of all, the people of the United States and not just the head of a party. He wants to put forward and have enacted a program that the mass of the American people will say is a good one. He says he doesn't know any other way to win votes and he doesn't feel that he will deserve votes unless he can put forward a record of progress that will attract votes. To the independent voter, this will make complete .sense. But the issue of a broad Republican appeal versus a narrow appeal to the Republican Old Guard alone will be over, under and behind every action taken in the next session of Congress. And the future jof the Republican Party is at stake. Some of the President's most severe critics within his own party complain that in the 10 months he has been in the White House, the President has not done enough. This is cited as the principal cause for Republican upsets in recent olf-year elections. In this connection, Walter Chamblin, vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, has offered the GOP some good advice. Instead of talking about what they should have not done, or are going to do next year, the Republicans should talk more about what they have accomplished in the past 10 months, says Mr. Chamblin. Under President Eisenhower's leadership, these things have been done: Price and wage controls have been ended; appropriations for this year have been cut S12.5 billion below budget estimates: government employment has been reduced and nearly 1500 security risks separated from government service; s, definite commitment has been made to let corporation and individual income tax cuts go into eiiect, and the shooting has been stopped in Korea. This is certainly not a record to be ashamed of. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) — Exclu sively Yours: With George Sander suing Zsa Zsa Qabor for divorce Alan Wilson predicts she'll home to mother, lor further in structions. Betty Button. U this close to CBS-TV contract that will top Bl video salaries. Fabulous. Now it can be told:: A Counci for 3-D Progress, founded in the east. Is sponsored by makers o Polaroid glasses. As far as Holly wood is concerned, the "depthies 1 are dead. After all these years, Walter Land's cartoon star, Woody Wood pecker, has fallen In love. Hei name Is Winny, MA she make her film debut in the next Lantt comedy, "Real Gone Woody." "One Way Ticket," the 70-minute feature film on dope addiction pro duced by Bam Price, husband o Ann Francis, is ready for show, ings. If it can be cleared with censors, Price will seek a road' show release. Franco Barbara, the agent who is guiding Dawn Addams' career n Italy, is the husband of Marilyn Bufferd, the former Miss America. Big movie names have rallied the aid of the daughter of a noted,, handsome talent agent and he story will soon be making Page One. The girl's baby has been kid- naped by her estranged hubby, but he agent won't let her take legal action to recover the infant. He doesn't want it known that he's a grandfather. Evelyn Keyes and Mike Todd re being supercoy about their romance now that they're back in he states. But in Europe they did lot protest when people referred o them as "Mr. Todd and, his tride to be" at parties given in their honor. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. "Is there any cure for alcoholic polyneuritis?" writes a correspondent. "I have to care for a 51-year- old patient who has it. He lost the use of his legs for three years, nnd there does not seem to be any improvement." One of the common penalties for long - continued chronic addiction to alcoholic beverages may be a condition of the nerves, principally of the legs and arms. t which goes under the name of alcoholic poly- neuritis. When translated into understandable words, this mean? 5 in: flammation and pain in several nerves resulting from over - use of alcohol and perhaps under - use of foods which might have prevented the condition. Quite often, the parts supplied by the affected nerves show weakness, wasting of the muscles, pain, tenderness, and often changes in sensation or feeling. Sometimes, the pain is severe, and once in a while the interference with sensation is so great Hint n pin can be stuck into the skin of the affected areas without being felt at all. Besides alcohol there are many other possible causes. Most of the well - known motals such as mer- re responsible in some cnses. Vi- cury, bismuth, arsenic, and lead tamln deficiency diseases, particularly beriberi, which Is a vitamin "B" deficiency, and pellagra may be at fault. Polyneuritis sometimes develops from general dietary rtcticlencies during pregnancy and in the presence of some general disease such as diabetes or pernicious anemia. Any of the well • known Infectious diseases may be complicated by polyneuritis. Polyneuritis is a frequent symptom of so • called rheumatic Infection. Weakness 1<i .Serious Rest In bed is usually needed not only because of the muscular weakness, but also because the heart may become involved. Serious deformities can develop because of I the muscular weakness it the limbs are not supported by splints, sand- I bags, or other means. I A victim ' of polyneuritis Is Indeed to be pitied. The pain and I muscular weakness usually inter- j fere with walking or with the use of the hands and arms, depending ! on where the trouble is located. Treatment usually requires patience and ingenuity. Paul Gregory is paging: Broderick Crawford for Captain Queeg in the Chicago company of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." Lloyd Nolan in the Captain Queeg part took the thunder away from Henry Fonda and John Hodiak in the first company that opens on Broadway in mid-January for an indefinite run. Bill Holden and Otto -Preminger, who teamed up as star and director in "The Moon Is Blue," will repeat with a film version of James Cain's "Galatea." They had /5 Xears Ago In Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirby have returned from Grenada, Miss,. where they spent the Thanksgiving holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Buckley. L. G. Thompson, jr.. uonnie Mo- dinger and Rouse Harp were in Memphis last night for the Louis Armstrong performance at the Orpheum. W. L. Homer is ill at his home on West Chickasawba Avenue. almost tied up screen rights to "Bell, Book and Candle" when Da-' vid O. Selznick talked his ex-wife, Irene, Into giving him the stapA, property for his current wife, Jen-' nifer Jones. Jack Benny on his CBS radio shovy: "This football team Wai rood, but not very bright. So the coach had little radios installed in their helmets so they could listen to the broadcast oJ the game and find out who had the ball. But one 4ay the quarterback tuned in the wrong station and tackled John's Other Wife." Jim Backus, after an hour of rehearsal bedlam on the set of TV's "I Married Joan": "We ought to call this show 'From Here to Insanity.' " Marie Gets a Lift The new format on Marie Wilson's "My Friend Irma" gave the show a six-point rating lift. Marie always has given it a lift. The Tommy Noonans (he Was Marilyn Monroe's junior sugar daddy in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") are denying the printed stork reports. Danny Kaye isn't faking the Ni- jinsky stuff in the big dance numr- ber with Vera-Ellen in "WhhW Christmas." It's the same choreography devised for Donald O'Connor and Danny's doing all the leaps, whirls and intricate footwork without mirrors. Before signing up for 39 Duffy's Tavern telefilms a year, Ed Gardner met Goodman Ace, the TV and radio writer, and wailed that such a heavy work schedule would eave him time' for little else and might even cost him his happy home. How, Ed wondered, was Qood- nan able to keep up his strenuous writing schedule for NBC and still keep the home fires burning. "It's rather simple," yawned -loodman. "I get home every night at 6 o'clock. \Ve have dinner, play cards or look at TV and get t 0 fed early. Then, as soon as I h^ar Mrs. Goodman snoring:, I get dressed, rush back to NBC and write jokes all night." Bob Waterfield is miffed at Producer Sam Katsman for not fol- owing through on his plans to give Bob a movie-star break after quit the Rams. THIS IS THE season when the news service sportswriter who .rely strays west of Chicago or outh of the Potomac sits in his Iew York office and confidently 'icks Drake over Bradley, Wyom- ng over Brigham Youag and Tem- ile State over Havdin-Simmon?. — ksheville Citizen. I thing else, South could ruff his losing hearts in dummy. East I managed to get three trump tricks, but South easily made his contract. "When the hand 1 was over, East seemed stunned. He had expected to reap a rich harvest, instead of which South had redoubled and wrapped the hand around his neck. "West began the attack. He said that South had obviously been looking for a slam when he bid I three clubs. West's double of three clubs wrs meant to scare South sumed that South was trying for a slam. But West was entitled to assume that South would run Into a very bad trump break. Hence there was no need to keep South out of a slam that he probably wouldn't make, and there was no need to encourage East to double prematurely. West simply didn't think the situation through, and attempt at deception succeeded only in deceiving; his partner instead of the opponents. When Judge Boles sentenced an old offender to four months in jail yesterday, the man asked if the court couldn't make it thirty days more, so all the bad weather would be over when he got out. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Battle Is Settled After Game By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service "Please settle a bidding dispute," requests a New Jersey correspondent. "East and West had a few words to say to each other after the play of the accompanying hand. Each one thinks that the other was wrong. "There wasn't much to the play, for South had no trouble making his redoubled contract. West opened the nine of diamonds, and South won with the king. Declarer entered dummy with the ace of hearts to lend a low trump. East ducked, and South won with the king. "When South saw that East had all the trumps he tried another round of diamonds. East ruffed, but could do nothing. If he took out dummy's trumps, South would run the diamonds to discard the losing hearts; and 11 East did any- NORTH 25 » A6 * Q10653 A A 106 WEST EAST A None A A 10 8 7 6 V 1082 V QJ75 • 9874 ».! AQ98732 + KJ4 SOUTH (D) AKQJ54 VK943 « AK2 A5 Both sides vul. South West North East 1 A Pass 2 » Pas, 2 V Pass 2 A PUI 3* Dbl. (!) 3N.T. Ooubl« 4 A Pass Pass Double Redbl. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 8 out of the slam. Unfortunately, West pointed out, he was always saddled with a partner who wanted to get into trie act. "East recited his hand and wondered how much more he needed for a double of four spades. He said he had known that West could not have much for the double 6( three clubs, but he was entitled to rely on a little more than Just one queen. 'And so It went. Which Is the guiltier of the two?" I would blame West for the disaster. West w«i right when be as- Nicknames Answer to Previous Puzzle' ACROSS 1 "Honest -— Lincoln" 4 " John Silver" 8 "Meg, Jo, — and Amy" 57 Pitcher Carver's nickname DOWN 1 Andy's partner 2 Albert's nickname 12 Louisa Alcott's 3 Amuse "T.lMIn __ .'* . _ "Little. 13 Toward the sheltered side 14 Bacchanalian cry 15 Worthless table scrap 16 Lincdness 4 Endures 5 Bread spread 25 Girl's name 42 Nomad 6 Closer 26 Singing voice 43 Jacob's son 1 Jewel 21 Liveliness 44 Foo.lless 8 African river 28 Persian fairy 46 Mineral rockl 9 Always 29 Allowance for 47 Sea eagle 10 Throw lightly waste i8Loiid"snMker "Command 31 More pious 20 Exploded 1'In same, place 33 Mimictes 21 Legal matters 19 Birds ' homcs ?! ™m 22 City in 23 Parts 40 R(lck Pennsylvania 24 C( ">< ur y Pl ant *' Foundations 24 Deeds 2« Paced 27 Likely 30 Detest 32 Thinner 34 Prayer 35 Realm . 36 Bririg forth young 37 Deprivation 39 Give forth 40 What a ' sovereign U called 41 Female undergarment 42 Winged 45 Cooked 49 Newspaper workers 51 Anger 52 Shakespeare's river 53 Arrow poison 54 Individual 55 Walt 96 Disorder 48 Transfer of property 50 Bob Cratchitt'J son's nickname, "Tiny "

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