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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILtB (AUK.) COURIER HEWI TUESDAY, JUNE IS, 1954 TH* ILmfflVILLI COURIER N1W1 ''' '•'' : THIc»uiui» NEWS co. M. W. HAINI8, Publisher KAURI A HAINI8, AMisttnt Publish* A. A. FRKDRICKBON Editor FAUL O HUMAN, AdTerttiing Manager •ole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. fctertd a* second class matter at tht poat- ottiee tt Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con"'" October t. Itl7 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier serrlot to main* tallied, 25e per week. :. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile«, $5.01 per ft«r, $2.51 for six months, $1.25 for three montht; b? mail outside 50 mile tone. 112.50 per rear payable in advance. Meditations Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lerd. — Jeremiah 2:12. * * # Many never think on God but in extremity of fear; and then, perplexity not suffering them to be idle, they think and do as it were in a frenzy. — Hooker. Barbs If you are not satisfied with your lot, how's about planting more grass seed and flowers? * # # Bain baited a two-hour outdoor speech o a .southern politician. Rain always comes after a dry spell * # * : While a North Carolina woman who was shopping, her six-year-old son sold her girdle for 39 cents. Mom's likely having a fit. * * # If the millions of autos that stop at gas stations every day would all stop at once, maybe we could oroM the street safely. v * * * The most serious mistake a person can make is the one from which they learn nothing. Strings On Trade Act Would Ruin Its Value To avoid a bitter intraparty fight in Congress, President Eisenhower gave up this year his proposal fcr a three-year extension of the Reciprocal Trade Act and other features designed to step up the flow of trade between America and its free world friends. The President indicated he would be •atisfied, for the moment, with the same old one-year extension Congress, has been voting time after time. He undoubtedly thought he was making a pretty reasonable concession. But the opponents of the program appear to have regarded it simply as an invitation to further assault. Led by Chairman Daniel Reed of the House Ways and Means Committee, these forces want to attach to a one- year renewal a proviso that would just about destroy its meaning. They wish to exact a commitment that during the renewed life of the act the President will negotiate on new trade agreements. In other words, they are willing to grant the White House this reciprocal trade authority if it promises not to use it One finds it difficult to imagine what but the barest of surface appearances is preservd by this intent to give with the right hand and take back with the left. If it is the real desire and intent of sizeable forces in Congress to fill the Reciprocal Trade Program, let them declare their purposes and fight for tbem. Then the issue will be drawn for all to understand, for the President surely would array himself in thorough opposition to such proposals. If the President's opponents will not enter this frank combat, he should at least make it clear to them and to the people that, in rejecting their strings to the one-year extension (as he is reported ready to do>, he understands what they are driving at. As has been said a good many times before, a lot of the people who balk at any^ lowering of America's tariff barriers are the same ones who shout .most loudly about the inability of our fore- ijjrn friends to sustain their own economies, or their insistence on trading elsewhere, even with Russia and other Communist lands. One cannot escape the conclusion that these people believe our friends abroad are supposed to sustain themselves, by some sort of magic. .... W« don't want them to increase their trade with us, we don't want them getting ftvm us/ tnd we don't want them trading with countries we disapprove of. Unfortunately, the trade situation these nations find themselves in do not •Jwa/s M tiMMMlvtt MtU? to pattern of our likes and dislikes. The men who would meet this problem. They simply duck it or shrug it off. But it is the heart of the matter. Until they grapple with it, how can they argue that the cause they champion is really in the whole country's interest? For we have a very selfish stake in the well-being of our friends abroad. Wise Money One can hardly be cast down by the news the Army is sending some of its officers to school at Syracuse University to find out how to spend money wisely. The military establishment always has been notorious for wastefulness even with the finest intentions. Smoe of this is perhaps inevitable in the nature of military operations. When you are building security for a nation, you cannot safely calculate that you will need only so many bullets and shells—and not one single extra load. You must have a margin, and a good one. Nevertheless, this fact has too" often been employed as an excuse for inefficient and unscientific spending. It is heartening that the Army understands the problem and is taking the initiative in doing something about it. No establishment of government is more difficult to police financially from the outside; the control must really come from within. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Space Station Scientist in several nations are now giving thought to man-made earth satellites that eventually may usher in entirely new concepts of warfare. -Dr. La Paz, director of the University or New Mexico's Institute of Meteorites, sounded the warning not long ago. He said if the United States is not working on a "station in space" it had "better get on the ball." The thinking in this country has been stimulated by reports, seemingly from reliable sources, that the Russians have sent rockest more than 250 miles into the inosphere. The best this country has been able to do, according to published reports Is 240 mile*. Often the scientists taJk in a language no one but they can unerstand. But the veriest layman catches the picture when they speak of huge space mirrors, mounted on ah artificial satellite, with power enough to "burn whole cities." The men of science talk of generating temperatures by focusing sunlight. They think it can be done. It is generally agreed that the nation first to establish a station in space will have a means of control of the entire earth—and all its people. Many technical problems must be overcome before we witness a satellite circling the earth every few hours. Possibly it is something that cannot be accomplished in this decade or the next. In any event, there is assurance that this nation, has the finest scientific brains to help it keep pace with what is going on in this fascinating field.—Atlanta journal. History Still Hidden The main facts of American history would strike most people as being pretty well settled. But Allen Nevins, who won the Pulitzer prize for history, says no. He quotes Virginia's Douglas Freeman, the authority on Washington and Robert E. Lee, as saying that our state and historical society libraries bulge with unstudied documents which might cause us to change or minds on many important points. Freeman himself was convinced after carrying- Washington through the Revolution, that every phase of that struggle needed the most searching reexamination. This is discouraging for the man in the street who would like to feel well posted on the main items in our past history. It must sadden historians more, as they are responsible for telling a true story of the past. Probably no one will ever find out all the truth about any great event. Even now, with all the study that has been made of Napoleon, his motives and character are still only partly explained.— Portsmouth (Va.) Star. SO THEY SAY I ame having trouble meeting my bills, as I have been unemployed f«r some time. However, I am glad to make a sacrifice to prevent my Ind- diana taxes from becoming delinquent.—Adlai Stevenson pays one-cent tax bill. ¥ * # Whenever, and for whatever alleged reason, people attempt to crush ideas, to mask their convictions, to view every neighbor as a possible enemy, to seek some kind of divining rod by which to test conformity, a free society is in danger —President Eisenhower. * * * The Communist threat in Southeast Asia muat be met by & unity of will and, if need be, unity of action.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * We have adopted the Big Lie technique of Go- tbel* in too many instances, particularly those In which Senator McCarthy figure*. We have been guilty of *nti-inte]lectu*lism. We ban books of those who 'do not write to formula and deny ad- miislon to those scientist* and artists whose political §tandard* do not conform to our own.—Publi- *« Mark K Mhrtdgt. 'Who's Wavering? ! Peter Ed son's Washington Column — New Laws Are Needed to Oust Coummunists in Defense Plants WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The seven suffering senators, dog-tired and punch drunk from their weeks of Army-McCarthy hearings, got themselves completely balled up on the question of the 130 Communists supposed to be working in U. S. defense plants. This was Senator McCarthy's day and dish. He all but won his case when Counsel Roy the committee off the Private Schine affair and led them down the blind alley of the defense plant investigation. Incidentally, this excursion exposed the abysmal ignorance of all the senators on what the Department of Defense war plant security program is, or how it works. This industrial security program has been in operation since before World War n. In active charge of the program today is Robert Applegate, an ex- Hoosier with some 20 year*' experience as an industrialist with raybar Electric, Wilshire Oil and other companies in California. He came to Washington in 1946 and has headed up plant security in its present concept since 1949. The Department of Defense security headquarters is small. It has no investigative staff of its own. Instead, it Works to coordinate the security programs of the Department of the Army, Navy and Air Force. They work through the service intelligence agencies. FBI reports on Communists in defense plants are turned over to them. Under present law. the U. S. government has no right to tell any employer to discharge any em- ploye working on an unclassified— nonsecret—defense contract. Simi- larly, the FBI has no authority to tell any employer whom to fire. The FBI can't even give to private employers the names or any information about any workmen who may be Communists or subversives. FBI reports go only /to other government agencies. On classified contracts — which make up most of the defense production—the government does have the right to investigate the security of every individual who has access to secret material. But If employes are found who are security risks, the government is limited to telling the employer that these potentially subversive characters can not work on defense contracts. It is then up to the employer whether he fires this individual or merely transfers him to other work which is not classified. To handle these security risk cases, Department of Defense has set up three Industrial Personnel Security Boards. They operate out of San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Each three-man board has one representative of Army, Navy and Air Force. They are responsible to the three service secretaries, collectively. These security boards have hearing and screening divisions. Any plant worker on whom bad information is received can appeal the charge that he is a security risk and get his side of the story told. Further action is then up to the empoloyer, except that the government can say that security risks cannot work on classified contracts. General Electric has taken the lead in announcing a policy that it will discharge any employe who takes refuge' behind the Fifth Amendment in refusing to answer questions on Communist affiliations. Senator McCarthy was right in saying that under existing law. this is the only way in-.which such cases can be exposed and fired outright. What did not come out in the Army - McCarthy hearings, however, is that there is now before Congress a bill which would correct this situation. This legislation was prepared by the Departments of Justice, Labor and Defense. It was then approved by National Security Council and President Eisenhower personally. It was introduced by Sen. Homer Ferguson of Michigan on May 10. This bill, called the "Defense Facilities Protection Act of 1B54," has two main objectives, it would give the government power to remove subversives from all defense plants to prevent possible espionage or sabotage. And it would deny union bargaining rights to any labor organizations which are Communist dominated. This Ferguson bill and three other companion measures of the senator's own drafting are now before the Senate Judiciary Committee..It is also considering similar measures proposed by Senators John M. Butler (R., Md.) and Barry Goldwater (R., Ariz.). As an effective means of curbing subversives in defense plants, fast action on any of these bills or a combination of them would obviously do far more permanent good than an endless series of noisy hearings by the McCarthy committee. Passage of this much- needed legislation would not, however, make as many headlines. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) - Exclusively Yours: The smoke signals from Hollywood's Indian reservation are puffing out an O. K. on Burt Lancaster's "Apache" even if he is the only blue-eyed Indian in American and Technicolor history. Handsome "Chief" Rod Redwing, actor, trick-shot and spokesman for the 23 Indian actor members of the Screen Actors Guild, lit a cigaret on his gold-plated lighter and said Burt is the first paleface actor since Richard Dix to receive the tribal council's Good Indian seal of approval. "Jeff - Chandler and John Hodiak were fair," Redwing said, ''but Hurt's been our No. 1 boy ever since he played Jim Thorpe. He looks and acts like an Indian and I believe he thinks like an Indian." The war drums are about to roll in anger, though, Rod says, over another forthcoming Hollywood movie, "Sitting Bull." Winced Redwing: "Imagine, Irishman J. Carroll Naish, who made Luigi famous, playing Sitting Bull, filmed on location in Mexico with Mexican natives playing Indians. Why, they even had to teach them how to shoot with bows and arrows." A Chickasaw, Redwing has been emoting in movies since 1930 and teaches fast gun draws to stars like Alan Ladd in "Shane." His "Chief" title was given him by pals. He laughs: "Always too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Hollywood's the same way. Too many stars and not enough actors." His only complaint: "Hollywood prefers to dress up anybody like an Indian in preference to hiring a real Indian. Next thing you know Zsa Zsa Gabor will be playing Minnehaha" RAY MILLAND has hired a smart movie brain, .Harry Tugend's, to produce next fall's crop of "Meet Mr. McNutley's telefilm series. that box-office bells are ringing again there's new confusion—too many New Looks. In an editorial titled "Print Happy," the Motion Picture. Her aid. a movie trade paper, points out that Hollywood movies are available in 14 different combinations of wide screen and sound systems, and yells, "That's enough" The combinations range from standard print with standard sound to Vista Vision printed in Super- Scope with Perspecta sound. But T bet the public's idea of the best combination is: Good story with well-buttered popcorn. Louis Hayward flies to Europe in July to film 13 of his "Lone Wolf" T Vstanzas against the backgrounds of England, France and Italy . . . Bruce Cabot is waiting for an oil gusher to come in at Oklahoma City. The reason he rushed back to the U. S. from Italy. Marie Windsor, who's been sparking with Dr. Martin Goldfarb, the heart specialist, has switched to wealthy Walter Troutman. . .. Maybe Gwenn O'Connor was kidding and maybe she wasn't, but Mocambo ringsideis gulped when she loudly announced a big star had socked her in the nose. Gilbert Roland talking about Hollywood's new crop of directors: "Too many of them are mechanics and not artists." Indigestion note: Latest delicacy to drive-in theater snack mixture of vegetables wrapped in a noodle only a matter of time :an eat a seven-course look at a movie at the be offered stands is a and shrimp jacket It's before you dinner and same time. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/icvi//e— Because of his impaired hearing Johnnie Ray has to memorize everybody else's lines in Fox's 'There's No Business Like Show Jusiness." Johnnie, emoting without his hearing aid, reads the lips of Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O'Connor and other :ast members to get the cues for his speeches. HOLLYWOOD DECIDED on a New Look for movie screens in its war with TV competition but now the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Osteomyelitis is an infection involving the bones. Several kinds of germs can cause osteomyelitis but those known as "staphylococci" are the most common agents. Generally, these germs are believed to be carried from other parts of the body originally; injury to the bone sometimes appears to weaken it, allowing osteo- myelitis to get started. We know that osteomyelitis has plagued human beings since before the days of recorded history. Although osteomyelitis is stili with us, improved surgical methods and the use of the antibiotics and sulfa drugs have proved of enormous value in successful treatment. At this point, it is well to reply to Mrs. P. and say that osteomy- elitis is not contagious and that cold weather has little or no effect on the course of the disease. „. Until a few hundred years ago severe osteomyelitis in the bones of the limbs—providing it was in one limb, which was often the case—was usually treated by amputation. In those days, also, the disease was surrounded, by superstition, and repulsive applications were commonly used in the way of treatment. Maggots were commonly used in the treatment of osteomyelitis in the past because maggots eat only dead tissue and, therefore, were used to clean up the dead bone. No one is attracted by the idea of maggots eating on their flesh, even when the flesh is dead, but even today this treatment is occasionally employed. The many surgical treatments over the year* all were tim«4 J at destroying or removing the dead bone and pus and allowing newly-formed pus to drain to the surface. Igenious instruments for boring into the bone and scraping out all of the infected matter have been devised. By using the new antibiotics it has become possible to save many people with osteomyelitis from months or even yeiars of hospitalization and repeated surgerly. Like so many other diseases, early treatment is of the ustmost importance. Surgery is still necessary for some of the disease may drag on with discouraging persis- tance or flare up without apparent reason. there was no need for South to make a decision. He had sound values for his overcall of one spade, and he had fair defensive strength in clubs. If his partner likewise had defensive strength, his partner would either double five diamonds or even allow the opponents to play the contract undoubled. If North had very little defensive strength, North would know so by merely looking at his own hand; and North nstead of a minus score of 500 points. The South player would have profited from reading the three rules In my book, applying to this ituation: 1. With unusual distributional trength, bid again. The more reakish your hand, the better it s for offense and the worse for .efense. Moreover, your own dis- ribution warns you that the enemy may have similar freakish distribution, in which case you may not beat them. 2. With defensive strength and. balanced distribution, double the opponents. Don't leave it up to your partner to make a decision when you know what you want to do. 3. With no clear reason to bid again or double, avoid making a decision. When possible, pass the decision to your partner. E. A- Rice, commander of the Dud Cason Post of the American Legion, was elected commander of the Fifth District at a meeting of 290 Legionnaires at the American Legion Hut in this city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rose entertained with a buffet supper for 16 guests at their country home at Roseland Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hubbard and daughter. Miss Mildred Lou .and son, George, returned yesterday from Chicago where they attended the furniture market. WIFE: "What did you ever do to deserve a wife like me?" Husband: "That puzzled me, too, until I thought of what a mean little boy I was,"—Carlsbad (-N, M.) Current-Argus. WHAT GOES UP must come down, we have always been told. Gravity we can understand, but the one-way pafeh of prices iB harder to follow. — Portsmouth Star. TAKE CARE of your teeth, advises an advertisement. Brush them every day and don't cafl anybody who can lick you a liar. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Roads are being widened] everywhere to such an extent! that a smashup involving lessj than half a dozen automobiles! soon won't be considered wortb ' : reporting. Video Star Answer to Previous Puzzle • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Learn Fine Points Of Penalty Doubles In my recently published book, "What's New in Bridge," I devote a rather long chapter to penalty doubles. "Most bridge players," I pointed out in this book, "throw away thousands of points each year on the sort of hand in which both sides have fair strength and distribution." Today's hand falls into this category. Each side had 20 points in high cards, and each side excellent distribution. The first round of bidding mad* this pretty clear, la* bM iivt WEST NORTH 410843 VAQJ62 4KJ5 *7 EAST (D) 15 V8 VK10953 • Q 10 964 +A872 498*32 AAJ5 SOUTH AKJ7652 + KQ106 East-West vul. last South We* Nortk IV 14 2* 44 5« 54 Double Pasi Pass Pass Opening lead — V t could then go on to five spades as a sacrifice. When the hand was actually played, South foolishly and unnecessarily decided that there was no defense against the vulnerable opponents. He therefore bid five spades, was promptly doubled, and went down three trick* without much trouble. North wa* justifiably disgusted with this result. He ha£ intended to double five diamonds, if only that bid had come around to him. His side would easily win a diamond, a club and a heart, if not mort, for a plua icort of 300 points ACROSS 1 Video star, Gleason 7 He is a . television (pl.) 13 Feminine name (pl.) 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