The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1953 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE POUR BLYTHEVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS IATURDAY. DECEMBER 12. 19Q| THK BLYTHIVILLE COURIER MEWS TRB oointnft wtw* oo. B. W. EAINM, fuWUinr BAKXY A RAINH. A«i*tu>t PubUiMr A. A. nUHMUOttON, AUIOI »AOL P. •PMAM, AJMrtHliH MMWt _ " Beta National AdwrUil* ItoprwenUUrti: WkllM* Wttoi«r Oo. N«w *«*. CfiJOgo, Detiolt, AtlacU, MunphU. _____ tBMrtd •> awood cl*u m»tt«r at th» port- «rflo* »l BlyttMfUle, Arkuuu. unatr act o( Con, OctobM ». »H. Membu at The Anoel»t*d SUBSCRIPTION BATBS: at euritr In tb* city ol BlyuierUle or »nj •uburtaa town wher» wirlw KITJC* li maintained, 3Sc per wMk 87 m«U. within i radius o! &0 miles, li.OO pa «»r, I2.M for ill months, 11.55 lor three moathi; by m»U outside SO milt tone, tUM per rear paj>ftbl* in advance Meditations B* itronf and wuraieoui, b« not »fr»ld nor dlunayed for the kint of Aiyri«, not for all the multitude that li with him: for there be more with ix than with him.—II. Chron 32:7. * * * B* courageous. Be Independent. Only remember whert the true courage and independence come Irom.— Phillip* Brooks. Barbs Now don't you wi»h you had the money you saved on eotl, (as and oil during the summer monthf? » * » We an about due for the iloppy weather that will make the wisdom of wearing rubbers io»k In. offered at Christmas suggestions carry an awful * » * Som* of the brijht-colored hosiery for men sock. * • * Bit men fei their tHM en American Money. We're Just little enonfh to be aatUfled to fet our Bands on It. » * * More and more dads are finding out th»t a son's first year at college develop* a fine sense of touch. Word 'Controversial' Hides Some Evil Connotations Most Americans have always understood that controversary was a vital part of their life. But lately the word "controversial" has come to be virtually an epithet. To utter this word may be enough these days to bar a speaker from using a downtown auditorium or a university hall. It may be sufficient, too, to keep a public figure, a scholar or even a performer off the radio and TV channels. For the most part, obviously, the word is a cloak for other things. The people who find it thrown at them are nearly all individuals suspected of communism or Communist sympathies. Very often, however, there are serious doubts as to the justice of these suspicions. Some of those who invoke the term ''controversial" to bar public appearances by these individuals sincerely believe they are guilty of subversion. Since they are so thoroughly convinced of this that they would deny them public outlet, they ought in logic to state publicly the real reasons for their action. If any of these were to say that this would amount to pronouncing a verdict of "guilty until proved innocent" he would be on shaky ground. For barring a suspected individual from public appearances has the same effect on the public mind. Why not speak out? But there are others, naturally who are not convinced in particular cases that charges of subversion are true. They may in fact believe the individuals in que's- tion are innocent. Yet for one reason or another, they cannot bring themselves to say that. They cnanot muster the courage to align themselves with anyone whose behovior and atti tudes have been the subject of public accusation. So they retreat weakly behind the word "controversial" «nd thus escape their dilemma. This is a great favorite in radio-TV circles. They have no more right to appropriate this term for their subterfuge than has the other group to say "controversial" when they mean "guilty." Controversy is the heart of democracy that has any value can only be achieved through vigorous spirited, even bitter debate. It is time we took this term away from people who would tarnish it with evil connotations. They've Earned Their Way In a boston courtroom the other day, 17 G. I.'* stood up before a judge. They weren't charged with anything. Quite the contrary. They were being honored. These servicemen were being: naturalized as American citizens. They had taken advantage of a new law that allows aliens to be come citizens just one year's residence in the United States, provided they have served at least three months in the armed forces. Four of the 17 in Boston were veterans of the Korean war. One of these was a Polish sailor who jumped ship in New York harbor five years ago, and thereby touched off an epidemic of desertion which cost Red-dominated Poland some 60 seamen. Among the new soldier-citizens were a man from Russia, from Czechoslovakia from Estonia (now part of Russia), from Soviet Germany, from Yugoslavia. America is proud to welcome these men. At the very very outset they have demonstrated the quality of their prospective citizenship by voluntary military service. Some even have risked their lives. We cannot as for nny better proof of their sincere desire to be Americans. They have earned their rich new privileges. A Dud— Thank Heavens Views of Others Startling Arkansas Figures. Let's luutc luiuier itiu; sonic siai'uin^ i.^uics given out uy; WeUare uu'ector A. J. MOSS. Tne gist of tnem was this: alter auowmg for those uii age assistance of leaeral payments, alter subtracting 733,000 children under i» and auo.oOU non-wage-earning housewives: only about 700,000 earners and taxpayers are left to provide for our one million, 800 thousand people. It's an arresting picture. Of course, a. statistical view Is never rigidly accurate. It draws a scene in broad strokes. A modifying detail in this one is that a good many children under 18 are wage- tarners. Some are in military service. On the other hand, a lot of the 700,000 who pay the bills do not have much income. They live on little farms or are casual workers. Their contributiona to the leaping state taxes or recent years are small. And a big reason why state taxes have shot sky-high Is the rising expense of education and relief. Local taxes are away up, loo. Federal taxes have multiulled like locusts. And perhaps the bulk of these levies, which provide services and benefits to all. is actually by not more than 500,000 of our pcaople — If that many. It emphasizes the need of economy, aid and other public services. Certainly, chiselers should be weeded out of relief rolls. Above all, we must increase earnings with industry and dlvlrslfled farming. This will employ more of our people, will increase incomes and relatively lighten the burden carried by the workers and taxpayers. public Roll Out The Barrel Be advised, please, that dues paid a nudist organization can no^ ;be:,deducted from your Income tax. The Internal Revenue Service, poker faced as always, has Issued a ruling on the subject. We pass along the information as service. Anyone Interested in putting money where it will gain tax concessions will have to resist the urge to support back-to-nature movements. Perhaps, though, the tax collecting clan should take note that If it doesn't desist from piling levy on levy It will eventually have most of walking around tn barrcl£— which Is getting pretty darn close to nature if you ask us! But, in that event, probably there would be still another new tax— as so much a barrel. (Goodness. we hope we aren't putting ideas in any revenue man's head!)— Johnson City (Tenn.) Press- Chronicle. Hard-Way Pulse The Republican House Speaker returns from a two month tour abroad and tells a news conference he doubts a national sales tax couid pass the House. In view of the coming congressional election, did Martin have to wait until he has taken a two-month tour abroad to break this news?— Miami Daily News. SO THEY SAY That pupil who asked her teacher whether the stork or the Blue Cross brings the babies at least needn't be confused any more over whether Santa Clause and Uncle Sam are the s»me person —Lexington Herald. * * + If Beria has escaped he is doing better than Hitler, who was never In more than three places at the same time.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader Call. * * » If The "money manipulators" ever make it »s hard to borrow as It Is to pay back, the credit of most of will b« completly frozen.—Greenville S. C.) Piedmont. * + * Our peoples (Chinese and South Korean) are both determined that final victory will be ours. —Chaing Kai-shek. * * + Additional tax reductions are desired by everyone and are necessary for the continued growth of our economy.—Treasury Secretary Humphrey. 'efer ft/son's Washington Column — Photo Problems in White Case; Services Like Kids, Wilson Says WASHINGTON— (NBA) —Cov- lance. Bui you love them just the ring all angles of the Harry Dcx- r White case provided news pho- igraphcrs with the usual number of frustrations. FBI Director Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Lina Turner's two- day disappearance in London after arriving there to complete scenes in MGM's "The True and the Brave" is the talk of the transatlantic grapevine. British reporters, tipped off to her Houdini act, checked with Lex Barker, her husband, who informed them she was in a British nursing home. But the big eyebrow-raising buzz is that even Lex didn't know her whereabouts. There were no explanations for either Lana or Lex when she did return. Anita Ellis finally Is cashing In on her movie-ghost singing. Ads for her latest recording- bill her as "the screen voice of Rita Hayworth and Vera-EIlen." Marjorie Reynolds and her ex- husband, Film Director Jack Reynolds, are having some private bitterness about their seven-year-old daughter. Jack, who was given visitation rights at the time of their divorce, hasn't been permitted to see the youngster in months. Television financial note: Jon iall, as the home screens' "Ranar of the Jungle," says he earns more in three months now than he made during a full year of mov- ,e making. The blonde doing the commercials on the Dragnet show is Mar- -aret Barstow, former clgaret girl al Giro's. Alexis Smith is tearing herself way from Craig Stevens mere veeks after the big reconciliation be Alexander Knox's costar in he British movie, "The Sleeping Gunman." Divorce Is Expensive Alan Campbell shrugged when I sked him if he and Dorothy Parkr, separated for more than two •ears, would get a divorce. "It osts too much," Alan said. "I'm Year Itch," her big Broadway click. In gay Paree It's translated this way: "Demeure Chaste et Pure." It's filmed television shows and four-figure salary checks they pay that's making it possible for Hollywood stars lo say "No thanks" to offers for feature movies with doubtful box-office glitter. As Wanda Hendrix sees it: "The public will forgive you for one or two bad TV pictures, but these nays you aren't forgiven for a bad feature. It's a big break for us. You can turn down a bad picture and do three television films Instead." Hoo- J. Edgar ver, for instance, arrived at Senate Internal Security Investigating Committee Chairman William E. Jcn- ner's office flanked by Associate Director same." Excuse the Expression In the reorganized Department of Agriculture, there's a new agency called Agriculture Marketing Service. On the original chart it was designated Agricultural Stabilization Service. They changed it when somebody noticed the initials. Records Xcw First When Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt met recently with a group of Wash- n.gton newspaper women, she sn- nounccd she had chalked up anoth- around Washington, IT. S. State I still paying for the last divorce." Remember Reri, the Tahitian beauty who starred in "Tabu"? She was brought to the U. S, for personal appearances with the South Sea Island film, was starred in a Ziegfeld revue and eventually became toast of Paris as a Department passport No. 1 is held by Mrs. John Foster Dulles, wife Noiv It Comes Out Mrs. Gwendolyn Cafritz, the well-known Washington party-giver, was telling about how hard she has to work to keep in condition as a Washington hostess. She confided that, she herself kept trim for society work by (a) canoeing on the Potomac, (b) riding horseback j Acapulco, Mexico. through Rock Creek Park, (c) working out in her private gymna- cr unique record on her round-the- j p'i'm, <d) swimming in her prif ate "' Clyde A. Tolson and Assistant to world tour. "I'm told." she said. , Pool. the Director Louis B. Nichols. They walked through the reporters and brushed photographers nsidc with "No pictures." They disappeared inside Senator Jenner's office nnd the door closed behind them. Then Attorney General Browncll arrived, surrounded by still more aides. Same routine. Same. "No pictures!" Same closed door session preliminary to the big hearing. But shortly afterward, a loud . "that I was the first woman to Even visit three mosques before 10::30 hnvcn't a. in." More Medals Coming; When President Eisenhower recently presented Congression- the chili I uavuii i, kept Mrs. paddling her own canoe in a regular workout with the double-end paddle. But when Mrs. Cafritz was asked to pose for a picture layout to al Medals of Honor to a group of Korea war herons, he said he | show what strenu^'uTexerciseTshe , hoped they would be the last he'd ever have to present. What meant, of course, was that he hoped there would be no more wars. goes through, she said she couldn't he | permit that. The reason she gave crash was heard from inside Jen- several Actually, he may have to make more Medal of Honor ncr's office. Cracker! one photo;;- awards. One coming up soon will rnpher. "There goes Veldo out the co to Pvt. Ernest E. West of Wurt- window." They're Just Like Kirts Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson was recently discussing with reporters the budget request he will submit to Congress next year. Someone asked if there was any limit set on what Annv, Navy and Air Force could ask for? "Well, they're like kids," Secre- ary Wilson replied, "You give them a certain latitude of toler- was "I may have political aspirations." He's Thankful Secretary of Treasury George M. Humphrey held a question period after delivering a speech in land. Ky.. for going behind enemy I Detroit recently, and one of the lines and rescuing an entire com- first questions he got from the pnny which was trapped on Heart- " break Ridge. There are other Medal of Honor awards Army. being considered by Navy. Marine and Force awards are on a more delayed schedule. Draw Vour Conclusions If you want to know who's most important in the international set floor concerned farm policy. "I've got plenty of troubles of my own, what with taxes and balancing the budget," the Secretary replied with considerable feeling. "But every night before I go to sleep I murmur a little prayer of thanks that I'm not Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson. He really has problems." the Doctor Savs— Written , for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. In all probability a medical treatment for cataracts will sometime be devised, but a really satisfactory one is not yet available. Q—I am 74 years old and have difficulty with my vision from cataracts. I have recently read o( a method of (renting cntaracLs by Injections of a fish-lens extract. What do you think of this treatment? Mrs. B. A—Some time ago an article reporting favorable effects on cata- raots following the injection of a fish-lens extract was reported in a scientific journal. As may be imagined this caused a sued deal of excitement, but later reports have not corroborated the value of this treatment, and it seems most doubtful that this will prove a snfe practicable method. Surgery is still the treatment of choice. Q—Can yov, please explain white spots on the hands and aims. Do you know the cause, and is there a remedy? E.F. A—This, in all probability, is n condition known as leukoderma or vitiligo. The cause is not known. Many attempts at treatment have been made, most of them without any real success. Q—Is there any way one can get rid of too much uric acid in ihe system? M, S s H A—Probably not. If there are no symptoms .such as gout connected with the increased amount of uric acid In the blood, the most practical point of view Is to try to forget Q—Is it dangerous to have a baby after parts of each ovary have been removed because of cysts? M,. 5 . w . s A—I do Dot see why it should be dangerous, but it would hp safer lo consult Ihe doctor who performed the operation. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Care Necessary as This Champ Plays When today's hand was played in the recent Metropolitan Championships in New York, a fine score was made by Constantino Platsis and Ivan Wichfeld on the North - South cards. Before I tell the story of the hand, however, I must call attention to the way that this partnership was arranged to show how Important bridge tournaments are to real enthusiasts. I dropped in to see Platsis at his office a few days before the tournament. Just as I came in the phone rang for him, and the operator announced that London was calling. It was Wichfeid, calling over the transatlantic telephone, to arrange a bridge date for that Saturday. Now to get back to our hand. Platsis, holding the South hand, thought long and seriously about passing two spades around to his partner. He was sure that North had long spades, but he was afraid that the enemy might get away with a mere one-trick set. West opened the three of spades against the final contract of three hearts, and Platsis naturally finessed dummy's jack. East took Ihe ace of spades, cashed the ace of diamonds, and led another diamond to the king. Declarer now had lo find out how to play Ihe second round of that suit, thus giving Platsis the information he was lookisg for. It was clear that West had the ace of clubs and the queen of spades. East needed every one of the missing high cards for his opening bid and his eventual reopening bid of two spades. When West won the ace of clubs he returned a diamond, forcing South to ruff. South led a trump to dummy's ace,.knowing that East was bound to hold the king and jack and that therefore no finesse night-club entertainer. When she developed tuberculosis, doctors advised her to return to her native Tahiti. Now Dwight Long, who went there to film "Tanga Tiki," tells it that he saw her recently on an island near Bora-Bora and that she is happily married to a French planter. Long plans to use her in a new picture to be made in the Polynesian islands. By Kichard Kliner NEA Staff Correspondent New.York — (NBA> — "The only island of creativeness in television," Says Fred Coe., " is live TV." And with that the gifted producer of TV Playhouse. "Mr. Peepers," and "Bonino" launched into a strong condemnation of what ht: called "the c.-serflbly line produc. :ion from Hollywood." Coe's own programs, with the exception of "Bonino," are among ;he best TV has to offer Some of the TV Playhouse stories—notably .hose by Paddy Chaysfsky and Horton Poote— have been in a class with Broadway's top attractions. Whether her Fox bosses or her I What's Coe's secret? "We do what TV can do best," iman element. There's not so much point in doing; adventure stories on a sm-l] TV screen. The medium simply isn't right for it. But no other medium can beat TV for showing how human being: behave." Hollywood, says Coe, a youthful man who looks like grown-up Brandon De Wilde, doesn't understand that. "Their aim," he said, "seems to be put oh shows of absolute mediocrity." Although Coe didn't mention It, CBS-TVs new "Life With Father" is a typical example of what happens when some fine, upstanding characters fall into the clutches of hack writers. '• of the Secretary of State. Passport I attorneys like it, a new magazine ! " w * do wha1 ' rv can io b No. 2 is held by Mr. Dulles. for males just out on the new- he Ea - vs - " 1Ve emphasize the hu: stands has that full-page calendar picture of Marilyn Monroe smack in the middle of the contents. Rex Allen, Red Skclton. Fr-d MacMurray and John Wayne are partners in the remodeled Los Flamingos Hotel, opening Jan. 15 in Don Taylor brought Betty Clark. whom he introduced as "just a nice girl." to the opening: of Sas- fall breezes j cna Brastoff's new ceramic plant. Cafritz from ( - )n ^ ne subject of reconciliation with Phyllis Avery. Don said: "It's up to her. It may work ou in time between us. You can't tell about these things." Milton Blackstone, who's Guy Mitchell's manager, is guiding the career of Arthur Godfrey's sister. Big New Title Vanessa Brown is bug-eyed over the French title of "The Seven- 75 Years Ago In B/ytheville Jesse Taylor was elected president of the Blytheville Bar Association succeeding Max Reid at a dinner meeting last night. Miss Marjorie Warren, a student at Randolph Macon college in Lynchburg, Va., is expected to arrive home today to spend the Christmas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. £. Warren. Miss Patty Shane, who attends Vassar College at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., will arrive tomorrow to spend the holidays with her parents here. Bob and Ray, the bright young comics of ABC television and NBC See HOLLYWOOD on Page 5 Doc Smithers is getting competition for some of his women chronic complainers from a young doctor who's letting the word get around that he guarantees to find something serious the matter with anybody he examines or there's no charge. Cuban Conga Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH 4KJ942 WEST 4Q873 V 872 « 665 *A92 * J73 4Q5 EAST (D) A A 108 VKJ » AQ1042 *873 SOUTH <t 109653 4K9 4KJ1064 Neither side vul, East South Wat North I* p ass 1 A pasj 1N.T. Pass. Pass Double Pass 2V Pass Pas. 24 34 Pass 3 V Pass Pass ,p ass Opening lead—4 j would work. Declarer was rewarded when East dropped the Jack. Care was still necessary. Platsis | led the queen of hearts from dum- jiny to force out the king..He could j then ruff the diamond return, draw ' trumps with the ten of hearts «nd still stay In his own hand to run the rest of the tricks with good clubs. ACROSS 1 Cuba is called the " of the Antilles" 6 It has an area of 44,206 square II Allotment 13 Wish 14 Citrus fruit 15 Purpose 16 Reply (ab.) 17 Upper limb 19 The Caribbean bounds it C A O M 0 O E M «IO A V M E A R A B E E fa A ois T F N D C R E A T A C M E U *, ~ R 5 it U A L B^ A R * i E R E e A B L E A E E 1 R O 1 L O 5 6 b f, C V B N r L F A R 1 $ K V E N C c I E * A T O t- 1 E R M A t L * E L O fe A L A 1 1 K 1 U Kl I U M L E |A_ $ N $ D E pE O U M A E S 6 E O R R N A E of host 22 Kind of bicycle , . 23 Shovels on the south 24 Drove 20T.horouEhfares.j50n.the sheltered side 26 Hiss Turner of filmland 28 Asseverate 5 Ship's record 6 Males 7 Devotee 8 Falsehoods 9 Sea eagle 10 Caterpillar hair . 12 Approach 13 Coin 18 Musical note 20 Colonize 20 One of Odin's 43 Low haunts 21 Plays the part wolves 44 Social insects YOU REMOVE the bodice and you have a playsult. You remove the skirt and you have a emnsuit. trumps, and he sought the answer. Anything else and you have « Uw by lending clubs. . j suit. — Greenwood (Miss.) Corn- West tools Ihe ace of clubs on the i monwealth. 24 More robust 27 Get ihee hence! 31 Puffed tip 33 Rogues 34 List of rents 35 Snakes 36 Apportioned cards J7 Weird 38 Venerates 42 Feminine appellation 45 Scottish sheepfold 46 Number 49 Bridge holding 52 Woolly 55 Dinner course 56 Begins 57 Property Item I! Heating devices IX)WN 1 Malaysian canoe 2 Merit 3 Indonesians of of Mindanao •LOricnUl (Din 30 Essential being46 Mountain pool 32 Deciliter (ab.l4i Girl's name 33 Unknown god 48 Promontory of Hinduism 50 Exist , 39 Large plant 51 Porpoise •10 Early English (comb, form) (ab.) 53 Goddess of 41 Lampreys infatuation 42 Genus of 54 Burmese wood willows sprit*

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