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?A<ME vora BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWf BATURDAY, JTJN1 11 ItM m BLYTHEVILLI COU1IE1 KIWI IBB ooumnm Ntwt oo. ft. W. HAXKlt. Publish* KARRT A HAINIB, Assistant PubUs** A. A. FREDRICKBON Editor PA0L D HUMAN, Advertising Uanagv 8ok Ntttonal Advertising Reprt**ntatiT««: Wallact Witmtr Co., H*w Tort, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mtmphl* tnt«r»d u second class suitor at tht port- otfie* at Kythtrilfc, ArktDtts, iiadtr Ml at Ota* gnu, Oetob* I, lilt Htmbtr of Th« AMtefetrt •tTMCRIPTIOM llATsW: By mrrtn in tht city of Blythtrtllt or any suburban town when oanitr fttrlot fc maintained, 95t ptr WMk, By mail, within V r»diui ot M milM, 15.01 ptr fear, w.5t for fix months, 11,24 for thrtt months: by mail oitsidt SO milt iont, ltt-60 per raar payablt m adranct. Meditations This was tht Lord's doing, and U to marvel* low in our ayes*..— Mark U:ll. * * * The God of metaphysics is but an idea. But the God of religion, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sovereign Judge of actions and thoughts, it.a power. — Joubert. The only sure key to fame and fortune you'll ever find is yourself. # # * It must be discouraging to a realtor to find that •a ante sftfestnan has beaten him to a prospect r ;:',*;'• * * The little girl who used to devote her time to jacks has grown up now and switched* to Jims and Joe*. ';'•# ¥ * Trying to keep a good nan down is about M hard AC keeping a good-for-nothing one up. .'./.'. ." * . * * Think how much work would get done if people were as quick M getting started as they are at letting tired. Turning Spotlight on CIA Could Wreck Its Operations The Administration is properly wor- , ried over the prospect there might be public hearings into alleged communism in the Central Intelligence Agency. The glare of publicity never did any sort of intelligence operation any good. If anyone proposed that the FBI be investigated in open hearings, most lawmaker* would be greatly outraged. The CIA performs in the field of foreign intelligence functions roughly comparable to those carried out by the FBI domestically, though there are important differences in method and purpose. The CIA, for one thing, is a collector and coordinator of vital information from all over the world. It tries to evaluate this information wisely so it can gauge the war potential of possible enemies. National policies are founded on the evaluations made by CIA. For much of the data, the agency relies on foreign intelligence systems of friendly powers. In the view of CIA's head, Allen Dulles, public inquiries into CIA's operations could wreck these cooperative arrangements. Just like the FBI, the CIA has to protect its informants. If they cannot remain secret, their usefulness is over. The problem actually is more acute for the CIA, since it has agents planted abroad under conditions where exposure would endanger their lives. In addition, the CIA quite employes active Soviet agents (so-called double agents), Communists and former Communists in satellite lands and Russia itself. This "employment" is not the normal sort. These people are used for what they know or what they will do, in espionage, some sabotage, and analyzing data. We do not want to get rid of such operatives any more than the Russians would cut agents adrift because they were "Americans." We are handicapped enough as it is from a lack of U. S. citizens trained in Russian affairs. Informed sources say our lines go even deeper, into official Soviet and satellite circles. These are not under our direct control, but from time to time we have been able to tap them for information. In the Administration'* view, this whok delicate network would be imperiled if the CIA were put under the spotlight of public congressional hearings. Since secret operations must of necessity remain secret, how can such an agtncjr be held to any kind of publie •eeountabilitr? Tht problem is not an easy one, but but some thoughtful members are now ata, on ft imalltr sca.lt, the type of joint committee of House and Senate which watches over the Atomic Energy Commission. Though there have been a few unfortunate leaks from this committee, for the most part it has discharged its function with high responsibility. No reason is apparent why a similar group could not provide a wise and safe checking on CIA without running the risk of destroying its value. VIEWS OF OTHERS Industry Penalized The Senate is considering one tax reform which will be of special interest to parents of teen-age children. Under present tax laws a parent can claim a child as a dependent if he is under 19 years of age or still a student. If, however, the child earns more than $600 in a year, he cannot be claimed as a dependent. The new law under study would still permit a parent to claim the .child as a dependent. As matters stand now a youngster in high school or college can actually cost his father money by working at a summer or part-time Job which pays more than $600 a year. Many parents allow their children to y;ork to the $600 limit then make them stop. This Is natural and understandable but it plants in young minds the idea that there are times when hard work does not pay real dividends. Any new law should take into your account situations where children actually earn all ot their support or more. But some action should be taken which, will not penalize parents for 4 encouraging their children to be industrious.— Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. Young Businessman Rev. Paul R. Hortin of St. Petersburg, Fla., delivering a sermon on Children's Day earlier this month, gave high praise to newsboys. "When you see a newsboy," he said, "tip your hat. He is not working for the newspaper; he is working for himself." Continuing, <- He contracts for his bundle of papers, sells or delivers them one by one; makes his collections, keeps books, suffers a loss if he overpays or can't collect; pays the publisher and finally banks of pockets his profits. He is an independent operator, working cacording to the principles that has made America great. "When you beat him out of a nickle it is 1 the boy's nickle and not the newspaper's five cents you have kept. Be gentle and honest and generous with the boy. You help determine the kind of business man and citizen he will become." The newsboy, the carrier, appreciates courtesy and fair dealing. Each of us should set him a good example.—Rock Hill (S. C.) Herald. 'Here We Come' In a late issue of the Shreveport Times there appeared this somewhat startling question: "Did anyone ever hear of a thief being caught by a squad car after he had been notified by the car's sirene that it was on the way to get him —notified while the car was perhaps half a mile away?" We do not recall that we ever have. Have you? In fact did you ever hear of anybody who had ever heard of such a case? Given advance notice by the sirene that a car is on its way to catch him, the alert thief who has a car at his command can get away from there exactly as fast as the squad car is ap- roaching. And the thief who lacks motor facilities can vanish on foot into some adjacent dark alley long before the warning squad car can possibly arrive on the scene. Of course that is just one side of the picture, there is another side which is entitled to be heard. No doubt the men whose vocation is hunting down law violators can cite numerous cases where they reached the scene of crime so quickly that the violator had no chance to get away. They can cite the roadblocks that have stopped criminals and caused their apprehension- all over the country. Relevant to this discussion is the testimony of large hospitals which have stated repeatedly that they do not know of any case where the seconds saved by an ambulance violating traffic laws ever saved a life. Perhaps there are exceptions. But the noise of the sirens, is that entirely necessary?— t The Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY The extension of Communist colonialism to this hemisphere would, in the words of the Caracas Resolution, endanger the peace of America. — Secretary of State Dulles. * * * There are estimates that the Communists have murdered up to 15 million people since 1949. Additional millions have been impressed into slave labor. — Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. * ¥ ¥ I don't think anything put out by the Army is dishonest. — Maj.-Gen. Cornelius E. Ryan. * * * Where is a new, enlarged supply (of teachers) to come from ... if thoughtless and extravagant attacks . . . discourage young people from going into teaching? — Harvard President Pusey. * * # As we shook hands to part, I thought I was shaking hands with Mister History (Sir Winston Churchill. — Evangelist Billy Graham. * * ¥ It was with sadness of soul that I left them (wounded defenders of Dien lien Phu). — NUTM Open Secret Pettr id so n't Washington Column —Ike Plays McCarthy Fracas Cool; » Dont Cross Joe Off Too Soon WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Many of the people who were yelling the loudest that the Army-McCarthy hearings should be stopped immediately—if not sooner — by President Eisenhower himself have changed their tune. They now want the hearings to go on indefinitely. Their argument is that the hearings show up Senator McCarthy in an unfavorable light, and that he is losing ground and losing followers every day the hearings go on. Recent Gallup polls are cited in support of this theory. If it is true. President Eisenhower may again be proved a lot smarter, politically, than most of the professionals. By keeping his shirt on and staying out of the Senate hearing fracas, the President will have let McCarthy destroy himself. This has been the experience with previous factional leaders like Father Coughlin and Gerald L.,K, Smith. This kind of lingering political death by natural causes is considered much more permanent than any suppression by higher authority would be. President Eisenhower has already won an important round in this battle by influencing the Republican National Committee to make no bookings for Senator McCarthy during the coming ^campaign. Any speeches he makes will be on his own or on invitation of particular congressional candidates to come into their districts. Political realists point out, however, that this is mostly wishful thinking. Senator McCarthy has been prematurely counted out before—and bobbed back into action with some new attack. He now has more requests for speaking engagements than he can possibly fill. Even if ridden out of the Eisenhower Republican organization and disowned, he would still be a force to reckon with in some such organization as the new Hamilton Fish- Col. Robert R. McCormick "For America" movement started in Chicago, or alone, with Texas oil millionaire backing. The best appraisal seems to be—•Don't cross Joe off yet, or too soon. Postal inspectors are spending too much time trying to make jobs available for deserving Republicans, according to Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney (D., Okla.). As an example he cites charges that one inspector turned in a report against a Civil Service carrier who was a wounded World War H vet. It read: "You have permitted dogs, two of which are very large, to follow you continuously while serving your route, and have not made proper efforts to discontinue this practice after you were informed that it was objectionable to some of the patrons on the route." In reply the ex-G.I. stated that, "It is impossible to carry letters on any route in Norman (Okla.) without having a dog or dogs follow for some distance," Senator Monroney said he thought the government ought to quit inspecting dogs. A brave Republican is Mrs. Alice Leopold, director of the women's bureau in Department of Labor, who recently decorated her office in pink. Not only that, but she also says she would -like to get red furniture to go with it. Ultrafeminine Mrs. Leopold doesn't have to bother about what colors she uses. When the possibility of her attending the coming Geneva, Switzerland, meeting of the International Labor Organization was first brought up, one official told her that he thought it was a fine idea. "Nobody," he said, "could look at you and think you were a Communist." In connection with the new billion-dollar highway aid bill which makes a big grant for highway research, U. S. Bureau of Public Roads is asking all American chemical firms to see if they can develop a soil stabilizer for road- beds. One of the big difficulties of road construction is the varying degrees of hardness and moisture content of earth over which the beeline superhighways must be built. Public road officials believe that if the chemical firms could come up with some compound to pack the roadbed, highway construction costs could be cut drastically. Uncle Sam is making a real saving in the current program to convert all elevators in government buildings to automatic self-service. Charles A. Peters, director of General Service Administration's building management, reports there are now 40 elevators without operators in Washington and 13 more are being converted. Savings are estimated at close to $200.000 a year. So far there has been no complaint from government employes who ride in these automatic elevators. In fact, they prefer them, after they get used to them. On elevators which the general public,must use, operators still seem to be necessary, as visitors don't know the button-pushing system. TJ. S. Information Agency is making good use of five of the former Chinese Communist prisoners of war who refused to go back to the Reds during the big Korean POW exchange. They are now touring the Phillipine islands showing two anti-Commie films and lecturing on the existing evils under communism. The two USIA-prepared films are "The Korea Story" which documents Communist aggression, brutality c-i:d treachery, and "When the Communists Came." This is a film about an escapee from Red China. It shows the terrible things the Commies did when they took over his village. The tour of the five ex-POW's was arranged through an invitation from the Chinese Nationalist Party of the Phillipines. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service 67 EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. The tragic experience recounted in today's first letter is fortunately much more unusual than it was a few years ago, before the days of the sulfa preparations and the antibiotics. Q—Please comment on acute meningitis and its cause. Our little girl died in December after several months in the hospital from this disease. She was 14 and at 8 Viz months had an operation for water on the brain from which she recovered all right. Mrs. E .Z. A—Acute meningitis is almost always caused by germs. The so- called epidemic variety is caused by a germ known as the meningo- coccus, but other germs can also cause acute inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord and brain known as the meninges. Most of these germs yield to penicillin or other antibiotics or the sulfas, but there are exceptions as occurred in this tragic case. Whether the water on the brain when the girl was an infant had anything to do with the fatal outcome is impossible to say. Q—Please inform me of the nature of a disease called Guillain Barre syndrome. R. H. A—This is a disease of the nervous system of unknown cause although viruses may have something to do vith it. The nervous symptoms vary widely and may or msy not be fairly extensive. It s*» to ft* and other largely nervous conditions. As yet there is no specific treatment for it. Recovery may begin within a few weeks ani progress rapidly or may be quite slow, lasting for months. Q—I am 16 years old and having trouble with breaking capillaries in my legs. Is there anything which can be done otstop this trouble? Miss C. A—A good many people are troubled with fragile blood vessels on the surface of the skin, particularly the legs. Why this should happen in some and not in others is rather obscure. Regrettably, in most cases there is not a great deal which can be done. Q—My husband died suddenly a year ago of coronary occlusion. Now my 14-year-old son has a rapid pulse and some other heart signs, the doctor says. Could this cardiac condition in my boy be inherited and related to the coronary condition of my husband? Mrs. H. A—Coronary occlusion is not inherited directly and the boy's heart condition is probably the result of something: entirely different. From what Is said in th« tetter the boy should be watched closely until an accurate diagnosis can be made, and it can be decided just how much and what he should do. womb a dangerous operation? Mrs. S. A—If the condition is uncomplicated and the surgery is in competent hands the operation should not be dangerous. Tliis Bidding 1$ We// Planned Don't jump to the conclusion that North's first bid is a misprint. It was actually a rather cute idea. NORTH 475 V Q 10 ft 3 1 • Q52 4AQ9 WEST 4 K 10 96 32 VNone • J109I IS EAST 4AQJI4 Mt MUM rf tlst VAKJIM • A43 47542 North-South vul. 8*** W««4 North IV Past 14(!) Past 2V Pass 4V Pats Past Pan Opening l«td—• J North knew that his partner could probably make a game or Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— That old (Hollywood) Black Magic: A man plunges head first through a plate-glass window. A jungle villain falls with a spear in his back. Fog settles on a street and swirls around the buildings. A knife flashes through the air and embeds itself in a wall inches from the hero's face, like the title shot in Brian Donlevy's TV films, "Dangerous Assignment." Tricks, Mrs. Jones, all legitimate tricks. You know it, but perhaps you don't know how they are accomplished. It's fun to be fooled—it's more fun to know. Even you can leap through a window. The glass shatters, only it isn't glass. It's synthetic rosin molded to look like glass and it doesn't even scratch. The s p e ,a r gag is simple enough. The "victim" wears a false back of balsa wood on steel. A wire runs through the "back" to the point of the spear. The spear is thrown and the wire pulls it into a slot in the balsa wood. The flashing knife that zips past the hero's nose travels on a wire, too. There's a small hole through the knife and it's threaded, like a needle, on the wire. GUN FIGHTS with the badmen spurting Technicolor blood? Catsup hidden in small, easily broken capsules. Slap one to your forehead and you look hors de combat. Hold one in your mouth and then bite it after a sock on the jaw. The kids love it Fog on movie and TV sets is a combination of smoke and oil and compressed air. Chairs that shatter over heads are made of light balsa wood. Clubs are yucca wood. There's magic in movie and TV make-up, too. Cinema perspiration is made from equal parts of water and mineral oil. The mixture is shaken and then sprayed on the skin where it forms convincing glob- hearts. He also knew that his own length in hearts, while very good for offense, weakened the defensive power of the North-South partnership. He was afraid that the opponents could make an effective sacrifice in spades, and he was quite right. The opponents could have made 11 tricks at spades, losing only the ace of diamonds and the ace of clubs. North thought it was safe to make a phychic response of one spade, since he could safely insist on a heart contract no matter how enthusiastically South might support the spades. Thus the bid of one spade was not only safe, but it would also serve to talk the enemy out of their best suit. The psychic bid was well planned and worked out beautifully. Moreover, South played the hand well to make his game contract in hearts. If he played the hand carelessly by putting up the queen of diamonds on the first trick, he would lose two clubs and two diamonds. Instead, declarer played a low diamond from dummy and won the first trick with the ace. He jjot to dummy with a trump in order to ruff a spade and then returned to dummy with another trump in order to ruff out dummy's last spade. With trumps and spades thus eliminated from both hands, South now led a club and finessed dummy's nine. East won with the ten of clubs and was then helpless to defeat the contract. A club or diamond return would set up one of dummy's queens. A spade return would give declarer a ruff and a discard. In either case, the game contract was unbeatable. ules. One of the oddest jobs of ntafcfr- up men is transforming a harmless bull snake into a cobra. A hood is made of leather, coated with real snake scales, and then glued onto the head of the bull snake. HOLLYWOOD MAKE-UP me* are required to understand the application of more than 400 standard make-up materials, but Charlie McCarthy is the only film and TV actor whose regular supply of make-up includes sandpaper. Hairy chests are regularly made to order, at Max Factor's, for actors who need an added touch of the he-man. Hair is applied with spirit gum, then combed and — hold on—trimmed. Cauliflower ears are grown in the prize ring, but not in Hollywood. A make-up man cmn apply one in five minutes with a tiny piece of cardboard, a hairpin, adhesive tape and nose putty. Make - up used on animals is spiced with quinine so they won't lick it off. . .Small pieces of emery board are taped to the thumbs of film he-men so they can light matches in approved thumbnail fashion. They never miss. It takes nine different make-up colors to make a black eye look convincing to a movie or TV camera. . .Scars are achieved by ap« plying fish skin, a covering of spirit gum and a coating of nonflexible collodion. MORE MOVEE and TY hocuspocus: Dishes are coated with a transparent, rubber-like substance so the clinking won't interfere with dialog recording. . .Soundless, black sponge rubber doubles for coal. . .Ordinary fenders in crackup scenes can't be relied upon to crumple convincingly. Crushable See HOLLYWOOD on Pafe 1 75 Years Ago In 0/ytJievf/fi Mr- and Mrs. Charles S. Lemons will leave tomorrow for Chicago where they will attend the sum- Trier furniture market .They will spend a week there before going to Cleveland for the Rotary International convention. Bill Morse has gone to Camp Friarson li^ar Jonesboro where he will serve on the staff this summer. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse, motored him there yesterday. Mrs. John C. McHaney was surprised with a shower and card party given yesterday by members of her club, the Tuesday Contract Club and nine guests. The members and guests presented her with gifts, for her recently redecorated home. Poets may say that love ii blind, but'Miss Sarah Trotter, says she has yet to meet a married man with the couragt to mention such a thing in front of his wife. Jordan Visit Answer to Previous Puzili 58 Analyze a sentence Jordan 6 It is an independent 11 One holding ACROSS 1 Capital of DOWN 1 Diminish 2 Control 3 Hand covering 4 Entire goods in trust 5 Born 13 Usher 14 Horn 15 Tent dweller 16 Make lace edging 17 Rowing implement 19 Follower 20 River in Bavaria 22 Health resort 23 Brought up 24 Son of Seth (Bib.) 26 Half-em 27 Always (contr.) 28 Female deer 30 Obtain 32 Greek letter 33 Dine ,. 34 Writing implement 36 Thus 38 Split asunder 41 Tim* gone by 42 John (Gaelic) 6 Observe 7 Light brown 8 Dress 9 Seesaw 10 Made mistakes, 12 God of love 13 Unfamiliar 18 Mimic 21 Rat 23 Ameliorate 25 Drunkard 29 Most facile 31 Auricle 34 Father or mother 35 Landed property 37 Cereal grain 39 Tidier 40 Hinders 41 French city 43 Require 45 Dais desk 50 Golf mound 51 Too 53 Mouth part 54 Miss Gardner 47 Summtr (Ft.) 48 Goddtss of infatuation 41 Lariats 52 Puffs up 55 Earnest 56 Deep c:a —

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