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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1954 THB oomum mwa oo. M. W. HAlNSt. Publisher BAJUIY A HAINM, AMiiUnt PubUthtt A. A. IltlDRICKBON Bdltor PAUL 0 HTJMAM. Adterttilnf ktana«« Sole Nation*] AdTertfeinf Wallac* Witmtr Oo.. Ntw York. Ohio*!*. Detroit, Memphis •bttrtd at second class patter at the poft- at Blythertlle, Arkansas, under act of Qan- Octobtr t. 1117 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATW: lr carrier in the dty of BlytheriUt or any WtourbaB town where carrier ttrriM is maintained, 96* p«r week. By matt, within a radius of *• milM, 15.69 per fear, HIM for six monthi, f 1J5 for three months; tr flMdl omteide M mils ton*. I12.5« per year payable to advance. Meditations And then wiH I profew unto them, I nerer knew yo»; depart from DM ye that work iniquity. —Matthew 7:Jt. * " * * I have learned what a sin is against an infinite imperishable being, such as Is the soul of man. Ootondf*. Barbs An Ohio judge sent a man to jail for being habitually laay. With summer coming up, they'd better make the jails larger. * * * in ho* weather find a good spot and eU tight, •eMsec a doctor. WHh liquor at today's price*? * * ¥ K you readdy want to know why that grass seed you planted seems to be coming up sparsely, a lot of little birds can tell you. * * * Lot* ef eottegt students will be travelling this ••avjBMr— from one job agency to another. * * # . In a price war, barbers in Osaka, Javan, cut the price of a haircut, and shampoo to a dime. That might be a nice place for your vacation, Fisher Incident Spotlights The McCarthy Technique In the Army-McCarthy hearings the other day, Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin chose to inject the information that Fred Fisher, the young- law associate of Army Counselor Joseph Welch, once was a member of the National Lawyers' Guild an organization described by the House Un-American Activities Committee as the "legal bulwark" of the Communist Party. Welch said this was indeed so, that Fisher had told him he belonged to the Guild when -he was in law school and for a few months afterward. Now, however Fisher is a promising attorney in a good Boston firm and is a member of the American Bar Association, McCarthy went on to say Welch had "recommended" Fisher for work with the Mundt committee. He added: "I certainly assume that Mr. Welch did not know of this young man at the time he recommended him as the assistant counsel for this committee." When McCarthy finished his statement. Chairman Mundt of the investigation committee said: "The chair wishes to say that he has no recognition or no memory of Mr. Welch recommending either Mr. Fisher or anybody else as counsel for this committee." Thereupon McCarthy called on his aide, James Juliana, to produce a news story which the senator said contained, among other things, "the fact that he (Fisher) - was . recommended by Mr. Welch. At this point, Welch got Mundt's permission to give his account of the matter. He said he had chosen James St. Clair to be his own first assistant — representing the Army, not the committee — and that St. Clair had selected Fisher to help him. Declared Welch: "They came down (to Washington) on an afternoon plane. That night, when we had taken a little stab at trying to see what the case was about, Fred Fisher and Jim St. Clair and I went to dinner together. I then said'- "Boys I don't knew anything about you except I've always liked you, but if there's something funny in the lift of either one of you that would hurt anybody in this ease, you speak up quick." Welch said Fisher explained his onetime connection with the Lawyers' Guild. Whereupon the elderly counsel told his young associate: "Fred I just don't think I'm going to ask you to work on the caw." Ht said hi asked Fisher to go home to Boston. Having heard Mundt's denial that Welch ever recommended Fisher or anyone for the committee, having heard Fithtf wai tentatively chosen as second assistant for the Army case but sent home before real preparation began and as soon as his Guild link was disclosed, McCarthy returned to the microphones to «ay again: "... I just want to have it very, very clear that you were not so serious about that (combatting communism) when you tried to recommend this man for this committee. And ... I have reason to believe you did not know about his Communist-front record at the time you recommended him. I don't think you'd have recommended him to the committee if you knew that." Here Mundt broke in to repeat: "The chair would like to say again that he doesn't believe Mr. Welch recommended Mr. Fisher as counsel for this committee, because he had through his office all the recommendations which were made, and does not recall any of them coming from Mr. Welch, and that would include Mr. Fisher." Hearing this, McCarthy finally ceased insisting Welch had recommended .Fisher. But he did not stop until he had heard two clear denials from Mundt, the man best placed to know the truth of the matter, and one from Welch, the young man's senior associate. And after the first two denials, McCarthy repeated four times in four consecutive sentences his statement that Welch had recommended Fisher for the Committee. Altogether the senator nine times used wording that added to this one idea. Once he said Welch "tried to force him (Fisher., on the committee. This technique of needless repetition of a misstatement, of total deafness to the sound of truth, is one the dictators have made us familiar with. It is not one that has any place at all in the kind of free government we are striving to keep. VIEWS OF OTHERS Reds Usurp Words If it weren't so serious it might be amusing to note the marked effect the growth of Communism and the threat of subversion has had on the Americans. For instance, some people are afraid to express ideas that once they have been willing to proclaim far and wide. And, now, it seems the fear of the Reds is spreading even to the use of words. The North Carolina Department of the ' American Legion, for instance, has adopted a resolution asking that the word "comrade" be stricken from use among Legionnaires. The point is, of course, that Communists address each other as "Comrade." So, if the North Carolina Legionnaires havt their way, they will stop addressing each other as "Comrade," despite the fact that the term comes from "comrades-in-arms" and is as noble as old as military tradition. The Legion has been using it ever since World Wad I, or at least as long as the Communists have employed it. If we drop from our language every word the Communists have adopted and perverted, we soon will have trouble communicating many fine ideas. For instance, the Reds have usurped the word "democracy," although it means something entirely different to them. Are we going to drop that one: and, if so, what will we use in its place?—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. South's New Look Young men and women now entering business and the professions can find no better place to build their careers than in the growing and expanding South, according to A. V. Wiedel, president of the Tennessee Coalj and Iron Division of The United States Steel Corp. Addressing the graduating class at the University of Alabama yesterday, Mr. Wiebel declared that the demand for high qualities of leadership is more urgently felt in our own area than in any other part of the nation. Such words—and they are undoubtedly true- have been long awaited by those weary and economic stagnation that plagued the South for the better part of a century. Since the days of Henry Grady 'and other prophets of the New South, our people have been waiting for the bright visions to come to reality. And now, at last, they have. Our young people leaving college no longer need to leave their home states to build profitable careers. The postwar advent of industry to Dixie has placed the land of opportunity around our doors. Apart from the economic benefits derived from the change, the South it gaining even more in allowed to hold itc promising young men and women who formerly sought their fortunes elsewhere—and often never returned. The 'new look" in the South is hailing this erosion of youth that has drained our -section o it* vitality or so long. The change is indeed a happy one and, it appears, a permanent one.—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY I am damned proud to be the commanding officer of such a heroic and unselfish crew of seamen. Their rescue effort was splendid.—Capt. William Raborn, Bennington skipper. * * * i The employer is the natural leader of his employes and always will be, despite academic beliefs and doctrinaire teachings to the country.— Clifford Hood, president U. I. Home Work Peter tdson's Washington Column — Economics Prof Gets a Lasting Lesson in Reporting of News WASHINGTON— (NEA) —President Eisenhower got Dr. Arthur P. Burns, chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, to hold a press conference the other day on the subject of general business conditions. It was his first such press conference since Dr. Burns came to Washington 5 months ago. It will probably be his last. But it was fun while it lasted. Midway in the hour-long conference, when the questions were flying thick and fast and the answers weren't getting any easier, Dr. Burns—his curved-stem, black pipe in 1'is mouth and speaking through his teeth—observed unhappily: "I used to be able to conduct a class in economics, but I'm not doing so well." The conference did produce one flat, final, unassailable and uncon- trovertible economic prediction on which any businessman can easily chart his course for the coming months. It was: "What the future has in store, no one can say." Dr. Burns admitted at the outset that he couldn't answer fully and loquaciously all questions that came his way. Because of his con- [ fidential relationship with the Pres-' ident, he had to be reticent on some things. But in general he felt the situation was pretty good. "My optimism is chronic," he confessed at one point in the interview. Later on he said, "We always have to be on guard against overoptimism." In other words, economics under & Republican administration would still seem to be the same old in- exact yes-but-on-the-other-hand science that it was in Democratic days, and you can take your pick of whatever prediction seems to suit your own private hunch. The Labor Department report on nonfarm employment for May, put out the day before, had shown a drop in employment of 1.5 million. It was down from 49.5 million to just under 48 million. To most people that would be bad news. Dr. Burns got around that, however, by calling attention to the fact that, allowing for seasonal changes, there had been no decline in the nonfarm employment level from April to May, this year. This was taken as an indication that the decline has leveled off. Also, Dr. Burns said the work week had increased by three-tenths of an hour last month. The average work week was now 39.3 hours. Still not a 40-hour-week average, but that three-tenths of an hour increase—that would be 40 minutes more work a week, or eight minutes more work a day on a five-day week—was very significant, said Dr. Burns. To sum it up, he said: "The prospect for employment in the months ahead is not easy to answer, and I have no gift of prophecy," But the signs are encouraging, and such records as we do have might be misleading, he said, puffing on his pipe furiously. These, however, are among the signs he found encouraging: Plants have revised their plans for expansion and will spend more. Construction contracts are at a higher rate than a year ago, 35 per cent higher for the first three weeks in May. Orders for durable goods were behaving encouragingly and this was an indicator of future business. Consumer sales showed signs or recovery. On the question of government spending, he would hesitate to make forecasts. The economic consequence of a decline in defense spending was a hypothetical question. "The more I say, the more difficult I make it for all of us," he explained. There were so many "ifs." • But take everything together and it provided an opinion for hope, for an end of the decline and for over-all recovery, he said. The room almost exploded two or three times. Financial writers and business-paper reporters all wanted to be heard at once and they showered down questions. The good, graying Dr. Burns, with his bushy hair parted right down the middle and neither to the left nor right, had explanations for these things. But after half an hour of rough going he was forced to confess, "You're not making life easy for me.. May I tell you a story," he asked, "and let you judge the situation by the moral of it?" The reporters' answer was "No." He never did get to tell that story. He was asked how he liked this kind of conference. "I would like it fine," he said, "if I could just talk and you didn't assiduously take down everything I said." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A most interesting subject is brought up in today's first inquiry. Q—What is night blindness and what is its cause? Mrs. P. i A — Night blindness is a term usually used for inability to see reasonably well in a dim light. None of us, of course, see as well in a dim light as in bright light but those with so-called night blindness are comparatively worse off. This often seems to be related to a deficiency of vitamin A, a vitamin which is present chiefly in the liver and which is taken into the body in severs.! of the animal fats including butter and the fish liver oils. Night blindness can sometimes be imroved by adding these substances to the diet though this does not always work. Night blindness also occurs sometimes in diabetes and other conditions and become.'- Increasingly common in the older years of life. to supplement such material with sons and mothers with their daughters. Q—Please tell me what could cause black specks in front of my eyes. Does this mean kidney trouble? Mrs. E. C. A—The most likely explanation is small solid objects in the liquid in front of the eye. An eye specialist could quickly tell whether this was the cause or not. Kidney trouble is less likely. Q—For several years I have been having intermittent attacks of cramps. These strike me at almost any part of the body but mostly in the legs and "hands. Not long ago it appeared on the left side and finally in the calf of the right leg. It lasted only a minute or two but left a sore spot in the latter. People have told me that it might have some connection with angina pectoris. A—This is a puzzling kind of condition and does not sound at all like angina pectoris. Possibly it is associated with disturbance in one of the glands of internal secretion, or with the chemistry of the blood. It would probably take some rather extensive studies to identify the exact cause and until [ this is done no one can suggest I a suitable remedy. Q—Where can I get information to tell my teen-age son about the facts of life? The doctor said my husband should talk to him but he refuses to do so. Mrs. L. A—There are some excellent pamphlets and books which can be given to adolescents, both boys and girls. A llA of suitable ones can be obtained from the Bureau of Health Education, American Medical Association, 535 North Dearborn Street, Chicago ,111. It is well whea possible for toe lather Q—I have a small cyst on my ovary and wonder if this will disappear by itself. Should it be removed now or should I wait to see what happens? Mrs. H, A—An ovarian cyst will rarely disappear by itself. If small, however, it may not cause any trouble and the question of removing it by surgery depends on size, symptoms caused if any, agft and other factors which can be decided only by knowing and weighing them carefully. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Experts Can Also Make Mistakes Today's hand, taken from a recent international match, will not fill you with admiration for either the bidding or the play. Both South and West made bad bids, but South | had the las' word because he al- I so made a bad play. . [ East wasn't happy to bid one diamond on the first round, but Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Nora Haymes is preparing » fork of .legal lightning for her ex, Dick Haymes, and his new wife, Rita Hay worth, when they return to Hollywood to testify in Dick's deportation case. Her divorce from Haymes isn't final in California and she may question his marriage to Rita. "Little Caesar's" young son, Edward G. Robinson, Jr., moved out of his home the day after Frances, his wife, summoned the local gendarmes to pick him up for unfire- sidey conduct. Eye specialists have told Edmond O'Brien ,who has trouble enough now that Olga San Juan is so ill, that he will have to undergo a third operation on his orbs. Donald O'Connor's fall telefilm jaries, with Sidney Miller as his sidekick, will be situation comedy built around the song-wriing characters they introduced on Comedy Hour. After reading the medic best seller. "Not as a Stranger," Edgar Bergen says he's preparing four new TV shows: You 3et Your Liver, Four-Scar Playhouse, The Novocaine Mutiny and This Is Your Knife. salary at which they signed her a couple of years ago. Now the film company has upped the Oscar winner's salary for the picture she'll make in London i» July. A Hollywood agent offered a fading movie queen to NBC for one of the network's soon-due TV "spectaculars" with these words: "Why not? She's been making: a spectacle of herself most of her life" STRANGER - IN - PARADISE sights seen by Boyd Lewis in Hawaii: Native dolls in grass shacks stringing lei? with one eye. The other is glued to TV sets. Billboards advertising: "For the thrill of a lifetime, vacation in Sunny California." Clark Gable's participation deal at Fox gives him one of the biggest percentage hunks in movie history. He turned down a $350,000 salary offer from Mort Briskin and Jim Stacy to star in "The Gunman" in order to take the more fabulous Cinemascope deal. Sudden thought on the announcement by Zsa Zsa Gabor and Pro- FRECKLE - FACED kid star of the old Our comedies now on TV, said "I do" in Las Vegas under his real name of Carl Sweitzer. His bride is Diana Collingwood. He's now 26. firio Rubirosa that they are hopping to Europe: There's a boxing Alfalfa, I ring on the second floor of Rubi- Pals of Marilyn Maxwell and writer Jerry Davis are predicting wedding bells. There's also big career news in Marilyn's future, a telefilm series based on "Up in Mabel's Room." She's up in Producer Eddie Small's office these days talking about the show. It's four dates in a row for Terry Moore and Robert Stack. Gang; rosa's Paris villa. . .Mouth - unhinging twosome at the Tablehoppers: Esperanza Wayne and Nick Hilton. Remember how John charged that his almost-ex had doodled "Esperanza Hilton" on odd scraps of paper during their divorce circus? Audrey squawked H e p b u r n's lawyers to Associated British Producers about the fish-and-chips quite playable.) West should have retired discreetly from the auction after this show of stregth by South. Instead, West put his head on the block by bidding three clubs. North appointed himself a committee of one to welcome West's bid of three clubs. This he did by means of a prompt double. South should have passed the double, of course, and West would have been set two or three tricks JIMMY DURANTE'S denying a news broadcaster's flash about the identity of his famous Mrs. Calabash. Mrs. Calabash, said the broadcaster, was J i m m y's pet name for his departed partner, Lou Clayton. From New York, Jimmy told me: "It's another wrong guess. I used it as a goodnight signoff on radio long before Lou's death." Mrs. C.'s identity is still a mystery, though, because Jimmy still I ain't talkin' about it. It's CBS-TV producer Peter Arnell y s silly about the jivester who has his glasses made by a BOP- TICAL company. 75 Years Ago In Blythevill< Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirby ha ye at his contract <rf three clubs. But gone " to chicago to spend several " " J ~~ days before going to Cleveland. South went on to three spades, foolishly enough, and the hand was played there. West took the two top diamonds and shifted to the queen of clubs. South won the third trick with the ace of clubs, led a trump to dummy, and then completely disregard- id the warning of the bidding by trying to cash the king of clubs. South should have known that West had a six-card club suit, since he had rebid that suit at the aine- trick level. Naturally enough. East ruffed ;he king of clubs, and South had to overruff. South could draw trumps, but eventually he had to lead away from his hearts, and hus lost two heart tricks in addi- ion to three diamonds. The con- ract was therefore set one trick. If South had realized the use- essness of trying to cash the king of clubs, he would have made his contract. On entering dummy with the king of spades. South hould have led a heart from the dummy. The normal finesse of the jack West's bidding surely showed the ace of hearts, and the only chance s to play East for the queen) would give South a heart trick and his contract. Ohio, to attend the Rotary International convention. Mr. and Mrs. C. A- Cunningham left yesterday for New York City where they will spend about three weeks at the World's Fair. Mrs. C. L. Nabers and daughter, Miss Mary Ann, will leave tomorrow for a few \ueks' visit in the west. They plan to visit Mrs. Na- Mexico. and will also stop at pointi in California. Plez Thurman is getting so fat, he's going to have to either put. arch supports in his shoes or take off about 20 pounds, so bis feet can carry him. Korean Journey Answer to Previous Puzzle A palmist says a man's temper can bo dotermined by his hands. Even the layman can do that when the man's hands arc clrnched and he's starting to swing.—Greenville (8.C.) Piedmont. 19 NORTH 4K ? 8653 • J97 4K9754 WEST (D) EAST 44 49753 V A 10 9 4 VQ72 • AK 4Q8432 4QJ10862 43 SOUTH 4AQJ10862 VKJ • 1065 Neither side vul. tTsst Ncrlh East Sonth 1 4 Pass 1 • 24 3 4 Double Pass 3 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* A he didn't relish the idea of passing one club with a singleton club. It was a choice of evils, and his choice cannot be severely criticized. South's jump bid of two spades showed a strong hand, quite properly. (Some experts use a lump ovrrcall to sV-ow strength. hile others use it ty show » weak hand but * good suit. Both methods tre 1 Korea also is known as —— 7 Its native name is 13 Correct 14 It once was allied with the Chinese —— 15 Air raid alarms 16 Squatter 17 Was victorious 18 Musical study 20 Great Lakes canal 21 Irritates 23 Invisible vapor 28 American novelist 30 Gull-like birds 31 Solar disk 32 Facility . 33 Charger 34 Church dignitary 38 Droves 39 Slim 41 Mimic 14 Asiatic nation 45 Follower 48 Citrus fruits 50 Volcanic opening 12 One holding foods in trust 53 Lamprey- catchers 54 Emphtlis (5 H»4 visions in fleep DOWN 1 Animal stomach 2 T'arsh (comb, form) 3 Baking chamber 4 Courtesy title 5 Respects 6 Birds' homes 7 Affectionate 8 Princes 9 Epistles (ab.) 10 Strikes 11 Martian (comb, form) 2? Passage in the42 Irish fuel 12 Fiddinf br»»n • 43 Persian princ* emperor 19 Sboshonean Indian 21 Quiz show groups 35 Straightens w ___ r _ 36 Verb forms 22 Seen at a rink 37 Finish 23 Pace 40 Checkered 24 Rip ' 41 Full-length 25 Gaelic vestments 28 Require 45 Genus of 29 Termini willows 33 Wool clipper 46 Duration of office 47 Formerly 49 Chemical suffix 51 Drink made with malt

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