The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 3, 1953 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 3, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT 8LTTHETTLLB 'fARKJ COURIER HEW! THURSDAY DECEMBER. 1,1M| THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIEB NBWS THE COUKHR HEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PubUihtr BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDSUCK8OH, IdUor M.UL D. HUMAN, Adrertlsing Manager 8o!e National Adrertlsing RepresenUtlm: Wallace Wltmer Co. Ne» York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphii. Intered u second clasa matt«r at the port- efflc* at Blytheville, Aitanja*, under act at Con- trot. October ». 1S17. Member of Tne Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blyinerllle or anj auburban town whert carrier icrvlce li maintained, 25c per weet Bj mall, .within a radius ol 50 miles, 15.00 pet year $250 for sli months, »U5 lor three moatlu; by mall outside 50 mile lone, *13JO per year payable in advance. Meditations But we know that the law I* g°°<i, " » m » n use it lawfully.—I Timothy 1:8. * * * Law is not law, if it violates the principles of eternal justice.—Lydia Maria Child. Barbs A San FrancUco sailor has a collection of 1000 old ropes. It should be easy for him to make lots of knots per hour. * » * The easiest way to gel rid of criticism would b« to do «,w»y with all second guessers. * * * A man and his wife are one, according to marriage laws. Weve heard them when they sounded like » dozen. * * * Com* Christmas time and folks will be long on •pending—*Bd then short on money. * * * A man and his wife, pulling a trailer home were arrested for speeding. Home, Swift Home! Riches of U. S. Also Carry • Responsibility for Wise Use Depending on how you look at them income statistics and the like can be pretty, dry and routine, or they can tell exciting stories. Take the recent batch turned out by the Twentieth Century Fund, a well- established economic and social research organization. It reported that the United States now has 40 per cent of the world's total income. No other nation is within miles of that percentage. But we all know America is a country rich in resources and output. To confirm the fact statistically, you might say, is something short of thrilling. The real excitement however, come out when you dig a little deeper. For, as the Fund shows, the striking thing about America's income is that it has grown so much—not only in absolutely volume but relative to other nations. In 1938, we had just about 25 per cent of the world's income. The advance from 25 per cent to 40 per cent of world income means many things. It is a tribute to American inventive genius organizational know-how, productivity. It is one more demonstration of the blessings of varied and abundant resources. It also marks the fact that throughout a bitter six-year war our industrial facilities were spared the ravages of shellfire and bombs. We were not only free to develop according to our talents and our capacities It was vital to our survival and the whole free world's that we use these things with mighty effect. This we did. When is was all over, we loomed much larger than before. Perhaps we would have gained a bigger edge over other countries even without the war. But it seems fair to say that the great stimulus of war, plus its hurt to other nations, exaggerated our dominance. It is because of that dominance that so many nations look to us for assistance. Their dependence has, of course, dropped since the first years of the Marshall Plan. They have recovered, in the sense that they are producing at or above prewar levels. But their reserve of capital are low; the war devoured a cushion of capital they cannot expand and experiment as they must to hold their own in the contest for greater relative income. Maybe it makes nice reading to note we have 40 percent of the world's income But we're not trying to murder the enemy in a football game. Such dominance is not something we can enjoy irresponsibly. As we have learned it brings with it huge burdens. If we would lessen those burdens, •we should perhaps be concerned not so much with further widening our advantage but with helping other nations, through strategic aid and prudent investment, to redresi tha balance and stay closer in the Income race. Nothing Succeeds Like Failure We've had several striking lessons lately in an axiom that seems to be gaining strength almost by the day: If you would succeed, then first fail in a loud and noticeable manner. To illustrate: A while back, the government moved to deport singer Dick Haymes for illegal re-entry into the U. S., saying too that he'd used his Argentine citizenship to avoid the wartime draft. Since then his salary has doubled and he's booked tight for two years. Then David Poleri, an opera tenor, stalked of a Chicago stage in the last act of "Carmen," refusing to stab the heroin as the script demanded. Now he's deluged with radio, TV, night-club and recording offers. Views of Others The Courts And The Public Schools When the Department of Justice filed its brief In the segregation cases now before the Supreme Court it more or less put the Eisenhower administration on record in favor of the abolition of segregation in the public schools. The brief argued that the Court has the power to ban segregation as a violation of the Fourteenth amendment, and urged that it do so. No matter how Southerners may react to this, there is no reason to be surprised by it. The brief reflects the general policy of the OOP in regard to segregation. Furthermore, the position is not substantially different from that taken by the Justice Department under the Democrats, when a comparable brief was filed. Nor does the attitude of the Justice Department necessarily foreshadow the ruling of the Court in the five cases before it. Re-argument Is scheduled for this month, and the Southern states are ably represented. We may be sure that all aspects of the touchy situation will be explored before the decision is handed down. It would be foolish to underestimate the possible consequences of a Court decision against segregation, of course, but it would be equally foolish to overestimate them, as a good many Southerners tend to do In the first place the Court cannot strike down segregation in all the public school systems In the South; all it can do is set a new legal precedent which presumably could open the way for a more direct attack upon the dual school system. But even if this were done there would be no change, except on a voluntary basis, until cases had been brought and litigation completed in each of the thousands of districts that now practice segregation. We doubt that wholesale integration of the schools will be. or can be, Imposed upon any com- mmunity that actively opposes it. Yet we all know that the principle of segregation Is subject to Increasing pressures—sqcial, economic and political as well as legal—and' that there is no reason to except these forces to abate. Increasingly we in the South are being required to re-examine the pattern of • relationship between the races, and many changes have been made In the last decade to the end that discrimination against Negroes is slowly but surely being diminished. This is a time of change, and the great task before Southerners, .white and Negro alike, Is to see that the change is orderly. As Governor Cherry has noted, the legal machinery Is now at work nothing that can be done here will alter its course; sooner or later we may expect the Court Co- hand down a ruling which will be the law of the land and which we in Arkansas will accept. Whatever that ruling may be, there will certainly be time to sit down and consider it calmly and rationally and determine what our own future may be We are confident that no problem will be raised that cannot he met without revolutionary change in our basic social patterns. —Arkansas Gazette Television Trend The latest thing on the television front, we see by some news service pictures, is an aerial that not only meets the purpose of picking up the signal, but also serves as a decoration. It's done by designing the aerial to look rather like an old fashioned weather vane of the sort people used to put on their rooftops, usually on a lightening rod. The results is a TV antenna which looks like a combination weather vane, lightening rod and garden gate. So, here we go. Time was when it was sufficient cause for pride Just to have a TV aerial on one's roof. If was a sign of affluence and those who didn't have them weren't quite in the same class as those who did. Then, in the next stage, it was a matter of the highest and biggest aerinl. Now, it would appear that the time is coming when you just aven't in it unless you have a TV aerial that looks like something else.—Greenville (S. C.l Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Free nations must work together and stand together or they will fall together.—Vice President Nixon. * * * We feel that they (Hall and Heady) had a better chance than they gave Bobby!—Robert C. GretnleiEc, Sr. * * * My cue was loving not wiitly, but too well. —Mrs, Bonnli Brown Heady. And There's Nothing the Little Guy Likes Better! Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Guatemalan Communist Party Believed Real Threat to West WASHINGTON—(NEA) — A private report on the present organization and aims of the now openly recognized Communist Party of G u a t e m a 1 a n workers reveals t h e full power which this movement now holds over Guatemalan politics and its menace for all of Latin- America. The Guate„ , malan govern- PelerEdson ment and Us spokesman in the United States, Ambassador Dr. Don Guillermo Toriello, are Inclined to scoff at this movement as a threat. They ask, "How could Guatemala, a banana-growing republic south of Mexico, no bigger than Tennessee, be any danger to the entire Western Hemisphere?" The group is considered political amateurs, and Article 32 of, the Guatemalan Constitution forbids the formation of "political organizations of a for- ! eign or international character." , years. The secretary general of the party, and founder, is Jose Manuel Fortuny, a 38-year-old former em- ploye of Sterling Products Co. in Guatemala. He is a smart political operator. He has apparently won recognition from Moscow. Communism first came to Guatemala as an active force after the 1844 revolution which overthrew the 13-year dictatorship of Gen. Jorge Ubico. It drew to Guatemala political exiles and foreign radicals. Among them were Alfonso Solorzano, a Mexican labor lawyer closely associated with Vicente Lombardo Tledan, and Miguel Marml, an El Salvador labor organizer. General Ubico's regime had outlawed unions. So communism crept in as a clandestine activity in the new labor organizations. It was three years after the revolution that Fortuny formed a Democratic Vanguard group, which 1949 became the Communist Party of Guatemala. It was at first an underground organization, that it has been able to evade tins ' restriction. It is the dominant ' '" now re vealed that Commu- member oi the National Democrat- njs'^adership^comes largely from ic Front, a four-party coalition that controls Guatemalan politics. And "ladinos." A ladino is a person who has adopted western standards Guate-i of dl ' ess an<J culture. The group mala's president" Col. Jacobo Ar- inc!ucles schoolteachers, university benz. I students and ex-employes of tor- it has open support from Guate-' Guatemala is a well-disciplined political party. It Is organized lite the Communist Party of Russia, with a secretariat of six, a political committee of 11, which meets every three months and a party Congress which meets every three inate the party organization. On the 11-member political committee, all are between 27 and 38 years old. The rank-and-file strength of the organization comes from the labor- union movement. In 1B50. Victor Manuel Gutierrez, a 29-year-old schoolteacher turned, labor .leader, formed the Revolutionary Workers Party and he became an avowed Communist. The Gutierrez, party coexisted with the Fortuny party for about a year. Then the two leaders went to Moscow. When they returned, Gutierrez announced the dissolution of his party. It was merged with the Fortuny group, which was recognized by the Comlnform. Gutierrez became secretary general of the Labor Confederation, and a member of the secretariat and political committee. In December, 1952, Portuny'B Communist Party changed its name to the Party o fGuatemalan Workers in order to obtain legal registration as a political organization. The party now claims 1500 members. But there are 100,000 members o flabor unions under Communist control. And when it Is remembered that only 415,000 votes were cast for president, its power is at once apparent. Another major element of strength is the Confederation of National Field Workers, a. small farmers' union of which Leonardo Castillo Flores is secretary general. The party has infiltrated nearly every government agency — particularly the rich institute of Social Security Administration and the National Agrarian Department which handles land reform. Nearly every Communist official has bene on the government payroll at one time or other. Its leaders Bit with the Arbenz cabinet. It is the only party with an ac- Jve program^and today it holds a position of power, ready to extend its influence over all Guatemalan and Latin-Amercian affairs. £ rskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -~ (NEA) —Exclusively Yours: John Barrymore, Jr., bitterly disappointed in the downward path ol his film career in Hollywood, is settling in New York permanently with bride Cara Williams. His decision to switch coasts was made before a TV show on which he will continue to act was transferred from Hollywood to Manhattan. Disc jockeys are viewing the record of "The Heat Is On" from "Miss Sadie Thompson" with suspicion because of the claim that Rita Hayworth is the vocalist. Most of them refuse to credit Rita, who'e always used a voice double In pictures. In Paramount's "Rear Window," Jimmy Stewart, confined to a wheel chair, solves a murder mys- ,ery by watching the movements of people living in an apartment house. Popcorn sold In movie theaters, It is said, soon will come in 13 'livers, including cheese, licorice and banana. Fine thing. If the noise doesn't drive you crazy, the flavors will. Writers who dream up whodun- ts for TV and movies, I can now eport, can't have a murder committed in Las Vegas because it would be "bad publicity" for the gambling resort. The first two "Lone Wolf" t«le- ilms, starring Louis Hayward, will c shot on location in the land of he galloping dice, but: A filming permit was okayed nly after reducers Gross-Krasne uaranteed to Las Vegas city fa- hers that Hayward would be solv- ng two OUT-OP-STATE crimes. Gets New Tag Edgar Bergen ditched the old entriloquist tag and was billed as voice illusionist' 'for his two-week land at New York's Waldorf-As- orla. Raymond J. Smith, owner of the fabulous Harold's Club In Reno, is . due for a filmbiography. The pic- | lure will be made by Sterling Sil' llphant, who produced the moneymaking "The Joe Louis Story." Sign on the office of Milton Berle's gag writers: "The biggest quip joint in town." The word's been passed down from higher up at one of Hollywood's major studios to stop making Biblical yarns. A flood of religious films from Europe, plus overproduction in Hollywood, is behind the switch. Recommended: Bing Crosby's latest recording, "Y'all Come." It's in the big-hit class. William Holden, on rumors that his wife, former screen star Breit- da Marshall, would play opposite him in "The Bridges of Toko-Ri" before Grace Kelly landed the role: "Brenda isn't planning to work now or in the future." Ann BIyth's agent is about to close a big recording deal for her. The royalties win zoom her bank balance during her retirement from films to have a baby. Freeman (Amos) Gosden was the only representative of show business at a stage dinner given by President Eisenhower in Washington recently. One of Ike's questions to him: "Whatever happened to Madame Queen?" Telefilms Hard Work HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Live television is a lark in comparison with telefilms, according to Danny Thomas, who tossed this wordage to Variety: "Making pictures for television takes a heavier drain, physically and mentally, on a performer than any other medium. The other day my wife asked me, 'Why are you setting into telefilms.' So I tell her, 'So I can retire in three years.' She asks me, 'You mean you'll make that much money so soon?' And then I tell her, "No, I'll be forced to." Groans Danny: "It's very, very hard work—a real grind." Esther Williams' doctors are forbidding her to overexert herself at Hollywood bright-light doings and are helping her to build up her strength so she can start "Athena" on schedule at MGM. Her last baby left Esther in a greatly weakened condition. It looks like a divorce for sure between playwright George Axelrod and his wife. Axelrod penned the Vanessa Brown-Tom Ewell Broadway hit, "The Seven Year Itch." But the play he was working on when the breakup with his Mrs. came was titled: "Ph-f-f-t." ... PRINCIPAL need of farmers of the South are cash and credit, according to the Production Credit Association. And if they get them, what incentive will be left to keep on farming? — New Orleans States. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville try the club finesse and thus lose the hand. Or perhaps he would go up with the ace of clubs and lose The actual declarer, since he was an expert like the two de- finesse. the hand by trying the trump fenders, saw the plot and realized that neither finesse was likely to work. He therefore proceeded He won the club shift with the ace, led a trump to dummy's ace, and then started to run the diamonds. East had to follow suit on three rounds of diamonds, fortunately for declarer, so that South was able to discard the queen of East could ruff with the king oi clubs on dummy's last diamond, spades, if he wished to do so, but ;hat was the only trick he could ,ake and the contract was safe. Friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leech were Invited to their home iunday afternoon to meet their louseguests, Mr. and Mrs. John McKetrick of Santa Anna, Calif., who have arrived to spend several days. D. Simmons and Joe Isaacs are in Miami, Fla., for a ten day Vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall and family spent Sunday in Parma, Mo. If money is the root of all evil, then none of us can be more than half as bad as we might be. considering the present value of the dollar. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A worried mother has recently written me, saying that her daughter has encephalitis, and asking for a discussion of this subject. First, the word, encephalitis, means Inflammation of the brain. There are sveerul kinds, but one of the best known is sometimes known as American .-.-leepin^ sickness because many of its victims show a tendency to excessive sleep, sometimes for months or even years at a time. The "sleeping-type" of encephalitis was first described about 1917. It often appears in small epidemics. The inost constant symptoms during the early stages are headache, disturbances in sleeping, and disturbances of vision, such as blurring of sight or seeing double. Other nervous signs may also appear, but those mentioned are the most common. After passing through the acute stage, a chronic phase is recognized. This is a progressive condition and the outlook is not Rood. There Is unfortunately no scrum or drus which can be used with invariable success to combat this condition. A somewhat similar situation !Xlsts with the other forms of brain Inflammation although in some of them complete recovery can take place. Some animals have different 'orms of encephalitis and certain kinds of mosquitoes carry Hie virus Infection from these animals to human beings. In the horse- spread type of the disease, the aim to destroy all the mosquitoes which might become infected from he horses and to protect people living in the vicinity from bites by these insects. All forms of encephalitis are caused by viruses which are tiny 1 living bodies too small to see under the ordinary microscope. These viruses have not yet been very well classified although most of them have been seen by special methods or grown outside the living body . Have Strange Names At present they carry such strange names as Japanese type B encephalitis, St. Louis type en- j cephalitis, Australian X disease, and Russian spring-summer encephalitis. Some of these may be caused by the same virus, but research workers are still somewhat uncertain about their relationships. Fortunately, all forms of encephalitis are rather rare except in occasional epidemics. Prevention and treatment leave much to be desired and, consequently, a great deal of research work on this subject is now going forward. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NE AScrvicc Player Sees Trick And Stops Finesse In most bridge games today's hand would be played quickly and heedlessly by both sides, and nobody would Rive the hand a second thought after it had been played. Fortunately for those of us who like good hands, it was actually dealt at the Expert's Table of New York's Cavendish Club, and the play on both sides was worth second look. West opened the king of hearts, and dummy won with the ace. Declarer led a low diamond from the dummy and finessed the queen from his hand. West won with the king of diamonds and considered his next move. The average defender would just lead another heart to make South cash the queen of hearts and then ruff. South would then lose the trump finesse, but would be able to win the rest without much trouble by taking the ace of clubs, drawing trumps, and running diamonds. The actual West player knew that the only missing heart was WEST *4 V K Q J 9 4 2 « K72 + K97 South 1* 4* NORTH 1 * A93 ¥A763 « J 1065 * 104 EAST AK52 ¥10 • 984 *J86532 SOUTH (D) *QJ1087» ¥85 » AQ3 + AQ Both sides vul. Wat North Cut 2 ¥ 24 Pass Pais Pass PHI Opening lead—» K the eight. If East held this card, it was quite safe for West to lead the deuce, of hearts. If South held it. East would, be forctd to vuf(. This Is what West wanted, so he led the deuce of hearts. Enst ruffed and, since he was an expert, got the general idea at once. He had been forced to win the trick in ordar to shift to clubs, so he promptly returned a club. PcNiaps the average South would World Cities Answer to Previous Puzzls ACROSS I French seaport city S Francisco, California 8 Capital city of Italy •12 English town i on the Thames '13 Malt drink 14 Confess 15 Dispatched 16 Bind 17 Weight deduction 18 Diplomatic agreement 20 Trader 22 Noun suffix 58 Pinnacle 59 Close DOWN 1 Bird'j home 2 Roman road 3 Ice cream container 4 Gives as an inalienable possession 5 Sylvan deity 24 Greek war god 6 Arabian caliph 25 Fiddling 7 Sewing tools Roman emperor 26 Followers 27 Demigod 28 Discharged, 8 Assessment amount 9 Ellipjoidal 10 Greater quantity 11 Pitcher 19 Golf mound as a debt 29 Norway's capital city Lillian 24 Infirm 27 She 28 Genus ot grasses 81 Rots flax • 32 Compass point 33 Viper 34 Before 35 Paving Jubstanct 37 Baked clay 38 Distresi signal 39 d* Janeiro, i Brazil 40 Enthusiastic zeal 41 Lamprey 42 Mineral rock 43 Tiara . 46 Capital city ot Colorado 50 Against 51 Conclude 53 Story 54 Body pirtj 55 Born 56 Bulging pot t? Numberj " Dublin is th« 30 Mimicker 37 Canadian town on the Trent river 40 Exist 41 Redacts 42 Stranger 43 Idiotic 44 Arrow poison 45 Solar disk 47 Valley 48 Girl's namt 49 Erect capital city of 35 Woody plant 52 New (comb. 36 Infirmity form) w

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