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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FACE EIGHT BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX COURIER MEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINE8, Assistant Publisher A. A FBEDRICKSON. Editor FAUX D. HUMAN, Adrerllslng Mtniger " fait National AdYertlsiri* RepresenUtires: W»ll»c« Witmer Co, Now Vor*. Chicago, Deuott, , Memphll. ___ Entered M second clua m»tt« *t the pott- •tttc« it BlythCTille, Artaiuai, unaer tct of Con- (TMf, October ». 1817. _ Member of Tie Associated Prea SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in th« city at BiytneTffl« or »ny •uburbtn town whert carrier Krtic* I* m»to- Uined, 35c per week. By mill, within a radius of 60 miles, 15.00 per ye»r, »2.50 for six months, |1.25 lor three montlu; by mail outside 50 mile Jone, *12jO per year payable In advance. Meditations Moreover, when ye last, be nol, as the hypocrite* of a sad countenance: for they disflrure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I amy unto you, They hive their reward.— Matthew 6:16. * » » No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left 'long without proper reward.—Booker T. Washington Barbs The great crop of fall apples has brought cider Mason back again, but don't take it too hard. * * * It fan't safe to braf too much about being bright, that's when you get polished off. * * * Overwork is the main tiling that causes that rundown feeling, says a doctor, How about crossing the itreet against a red light? * * * W« getting so that it's easier to make your money Hnt than It It to make It last * * * Automobile! and people who constantly knock need working on. Ike's Atomic-Poo! Proposal : Puts Russians on the Spot President Eisenhower's ringing address to the United Nations may go down jn history as the boldest inititative taken for peace since Woodrow Wilson's day Through every line ran a deep and convincing concern for the well-being and safety of all humanity. The speech was sufficed with the glow of hope that men on this earth, despite all their hostilities and difficulties, may yet find the path of abiding peace. The president's proposals for the' peacetime application to atomic energy to humanitarian purpose were constructive and imaginative. They represented the highest order of statesmanship. Yet in his words could be found no appeasement of governments which live by violence. In a powerful single stroke, Mr. Eisenhower cut away stale formulas and punctuated fixed attitudes. He recognized that the world is on dead center in its thinking about peace must bet into motion once more. He could not have chosen a more heart-stirring specific plan than the creation of a new international agency —under UN auspicies—for the exploration and development of the humanitarians uses of atomic energy. With its promise in medicine, in agriculture, in the growth of power for industrial use, this program can have as much appeal to the backward outposts of civilization as to the advanced centers in Europe and America. As the President said, it is a program not dedicated to man's death, but "consecrated to his life." It exalts human betterment and rejects the despairing- course. In offering it, Mr. Eisenhower plainly •was thinking of all mankind as one. He made no distinction between the free and the Communist realms. He stressed, in fact, that we do not see Russia as an avowed enemy, that we stand always ready to sit down with Russian leaders to arrive at agreements which way let men live in security. "We want agreements, not wars," said the President. Indeed, he made clear that Russia's cooperation in his atomic proposals was essential to their success, for after the United States the Soviet is the biggest developer of the raw materials which would have to be contributed to an international agency for humanitarian use. By his plan Mr. Eisenhower sought to shatter the inertia that has long gripped existing programs for atomic control. He sought to get around the heavy Huspicions which The Russians have greeted all proposals for really effective inspection of atomic development. What he is now asking is in reality but a token step toward the peaceful application of this great force. But it is in the evident belief that such a step once taken, would impart a momentum that in time would encompass all available atomic energy. By this modest yet brilliantly daring suggestion, the President has focused the global spotlight upon the Soviet Union. A refusal to join in this simple experiment for humanity's benefit would put the final brand of an evil upon the fraudelent Communist cause. Mr. Eisenhower ascended to the heights of world leadership in this speech. Those who do not accord with its compelling humanity and its deep impulse toward peace may—if his plan should fail—have to bear one day the responsibility for plunging the world into desolation. Views of Others United We Stand With the British taking the position that we ought to accept the Russian invitation to a four- power conference, because it "might" lead to a peaceful settlement of some problems, and with the French obviously in the proposal that the Jndo-China war might be ended by negotiations, the United States is rapidly being maneuvered into the position of the one power that stands between the world and a peaceful solution of its problems. This, of course, is exactly what the Reds want. It is what they are working for, and Americans and Britishers who start condemning each other should remember that. Whatever we think of Russia's military plans, we know that the Kremlin would much rather gain Its ends by trickery than by force. It's cheaper. Therefore, the big Job is to keep arms locked with our allies. It is a question therefore if it is good policy to make it so clear to Russia that we sec through the plan. It Is a question whether it would not be better to appear to listen, and to make our friends see we were not shutting our eyes to facts and not shutting the door to all comprimise. It would seem that we could bind our allies to us by going along with them, at least to a willingness to talk. It Is possible that Russia would open more European eyes, if we called their bluff, and forced her to talk turkey. Most Americans agree that no good would come of a meeting with Malenkov. But no good will come of never meeting with him. The danger that a meeting will result In further dividing u« from our friends is not as great as the danger that a complete refusal to meet will result In that very thing,—Klngsport (Tenn.) Times, Escape Bait An East German magazine has taken out after Miss Marilyn Monroe who we •believe. Is employed as a movie star when she Isn't posing for magazine covers. The German Reds say Miss Monroe is an agent of Red Hunting Senator Joe McCarthy and is being employed to help Americans forget the tribulations of their hard, deprived sort of life In the United States. Of course, there is very little truth in the Red accusations against Miss Monroe. We have a few tribulations, but nothing like what the communists would like to have their slaves believe. But we admit there Is more truth in this bit of Red slander than in most Communist propaganda. Miss Monroe could make us forget a lot more tribulations than we really have.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. Freedom Of The Mind The headlines are so full of fear for the survival of our culture due to the charges that sinister forces are working to destroy it, that a recent discussion of " American Education and the Transmission of "Truth" by the heads of five distinguished universities and seminaries comes as a fresh breeze to blow away these fears. Any significant betrayal of scientific exasti- tude and objectivity in American education is unthinkable, It was agreed. America is so committed to freedom of the mind in the search for truth and knows Its value so well that trends In other direction are unthinkable. There is no room here for doctrinaire straight-Jackets, whether of the left or right.—Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. Why Not Act on This Question Before It Happens? " WHAT (3000 Die? \VAB OF SO THEY SAY If he (Vishlnsky) does represent the people of his country (Russia); if he, In truth was seeking to express the peaceloving purposes of his country, God help the cause of peace.—Australian Sr. Percy Spender. * * * This planet Is too small for Christianity and Communism to live upon it together. One must surrender; one must be liquidated.—Father Cough- lln. + * * I Have neither any Intention nor desire to be a candidate lor anything else Until U. S. Senate. —Senator McCarthy on running for President. * * * Every night before I go lo sleep 1 murmer a little prayer of thanks that I'm not Sccretsry of Agriculture Ezra Tuft Benson. He really has problems, —Treasury Secretary Humphrey. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Debate Rages over Fate of GFs Who 'Confessed' Via Red Torture WASHINGTON ~(NEA)— De-1 tercourse with the enemy shall | considered fair to the men wl ate gets hotter and hotter on what | suffer death or other punishmvit J made the supreme sacrifice in this Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours-. Gag writers won't like it, but Ray Bolger sees the handwriting, on the wall for TV shows in which the chief comic fires a barrage of jokes designed to double up Mr. and Mrs. Parlor Viewer, Some of the early TV clowns, who tried the machine - gun. joke technique, aren't around today and the survivors, says Ray, are learning to take it easy with belly- jabbers. "Some people thought my first 'Where's Raymond?' shows weren't funny enough," the limber- legged star says. "We tried to stay away from the kind of humor that knocks people off their seats. It was our hope that the humor would be generated from character and situation and reaction." Adds Ray; "The shows that push jokes down people's throats don't have the solidity that's necessary to remain in ihe American home. The audience laughs for the first few times at the facetious guy who comes on and belts out the jokes. ."Then on the fourth time, some- ; body in the living room says: Let's turn him off. Let's have a I quiet evening.' " i spreads on my love life,'* MGM is talking about eostarring Vic Damone and Tony Martin in a big musical. Abel Able Actor One of those husky football players in the pigskin sketch with Bob Hope on his last outing was Michael Abel, son of Walter Abel, ; who's out for an acting career Jfl like his dad's. ; White-bearded Michael Chefcov, of the famed Russian literary family is helping Marilyn Monroe understand Shakespeare and classic literature. It's pavt of Fox's blueprints to improve her acting. There was a week's hassle about it, but Zsa Zsa Gabor finally outtalked sisters Eva and Magda. Miss Double Z will get first billing, In equal-size letters, when the Gabor sisters open in a Las Vegas nitery. The latest separation of Ida Lupino and Howard Duff puts "Story of a Cop" behind the eight ball. They were set to co - star, , , . Dinah Shore's doctors are satisfied with her health graph, but have told her to cancel a- night-club date n New York set for mid-January, She'll soak up the sunshine at Palm Iprings instead. Everybody, That Is George Sanders growled to a pal: "I not only hale women—I hate everybody." do with the 36 American sol- lers, Marines and airmen who. while held as prisoners of war in North Korea, were tortured into giving the Com is a court-martial may direct. This section was probably in- Peter statements that the U.S. had used germ warfare. Each case Is now being considered on an individual basis by e service concerned. Most are in ft Air Force, but Army and Marine Corps have a few. The question for each man is whether he shall be allowed to remain In service, resign, be given a discharge other than honorable, or a more severe disciplinary sentence. From this it is apparent that no blanket sentence will be bunded tended to cover only traitorous communication across battle lines, or the giving" of information to enemy spies. But the language Is broad enough to apply also to munlsts f a \ s e j prisoners of war held by an en- down. The assumption is that if a I death sentence. man signed a false statement just ' to get better food for himself, he •would be treated differently than a man who broke only after he had undergone extreme torture. It was at first thought that there was no section of the 1D49 Uniform Code of Military Justice, covering all the armed services, that fit this situation. Judges Advocate now believe that two sections of the code might apply. Section 104 provides that any person Who aids or attempts to aid the enemy, gives intelligence to, or holds any direct or indirect in- emy. Section 105 of the Uniform Code covers specifically prisoners of war. It provides that anyone who, while a prisoner in the hands of an enemy during wartime, acts in a manner contrary to law or custom to secure favorable treatment for himself, or acts to the detriment of others held prisoner, Khali be punished as a court-martial shall direct. . If these two sections are applied, each of the 36 men who made the false statements that the U.S. had used germ warfare faces a court- martial. The punishment could be anything up to and including a [ test of loyalty, if the men who gave in just to get better treatment for themselves are let off lightly. In spite of this Spartan opinion held by servicemen, civilian opinion, as expressed in mail received by this writer from many parts of the country, runs strongly in favor of leniency, "I cannot understand why Communist tortures should be acknowledged as legal proceedings, or even paid any attention to as far as this question is concerned," writes Hugo C. Gollmer of New York. Cardinal Mindzenty, w hose A random questioning of a number of uniformed enlisted men, noncoms and officers in the Washington area indicates a majority would favor severe disciplinary A few friends of Joan Crawford are blaming Mercedes McCam- jridge for their behind - the -scenes men who battles on the set of "Johnny Guti tar." But take it from me, Joan lit the fuse that started the fireworks. Dick Powell has reason to groan about the big business being racked up by "The Captain's Paradise.' ' He once owned the story about the channel skipper with two wives, but couldn't convince any Hollywood studio that it could be turned into box-office gold. Jane Russell and a foreign beauty tangled at a La Cienega eatery In a discussion about religion and Jane stalked out in a big huff. Joe Mankiewicz 1 "The Barefoot caliber, finally could stand no more j Contessa' must have been inspired "by the Aly Kahn-Rita Hay worth headlines. Rossano Brazzi, who plays opposite Jean Peters in "We Believe in Love," draws the role that sounds as Khanish as Ava Gardner's part sounds Hayworth- ish. This opinion is more imong men who have sentences. prevalent served in Korea and in World War II than it is among noncombat servicemen. The combat veterans' reasoning is that many other prisoners of war who did not yield to torture, did not weaken and did not sign false statements on germ warfare use now lie dead In Korea. It won't be strength of character and mind were known to be of the highest torture and confessed to acts he did not commit," Mary D. Cuthbert, of SUrhter, South Carolina, reminds us. She then goes on to declare, "Surely these men should be discharged with honor and should be helped and encouraged to overcome any feeling of guilt so they can live happy, normal lives to make up for their lost years." "I know full well what three years of constant torture can do to a human body and soul," writes Peter. P. Pirnat, Thompson, O., a survivor of the Bataan death march. "After the Army discharged me as 100 per cent physically fit in 1945 ... I almost choked a very good friend of mine to death in 1946 scious of what I time, ... I am and was not at all con- had done at the still having horrible nightmares after eight years." the Doctor Says— I should like to he able to give a completely encouraging discussion of chronic undulant fever and its treatment as requested by Mrs. S. T., but unfortunately this disease is still far from conquered. Undulant fever, or brucellosis, is a germ disease. It is spread to human beings principally by drink- Ing milk from infected animals or by eating contaminated nieav. The animals particularly likely to be i involved are cattle, sheep, goats, and hogs. The most common form of the disease in human beings is caused by one of several varieties of germs belonging to the brucclla faintly, and giving rise to undulant fever, or brucellosis as it is sometimes called. Infections of this sort are practically worldwide, nnd health iuUhovities in many places are deeply concerned about it. There are two principal varieties of the human form of the disease. One is the acute attack in Which n chilly feeling, fever, loss of weight, headaches and pains in the muscles and sweating are common. Sometimes a rash on the Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. more accurate tests than are now available- Many treatments are in use. The most promising are the BUlfa drugs and the antibiotics or combinations of these. The results of treatment, although improved, are not always entirely satisfactory so that prevention is highly important. For the individual the most important preventive measure i to drink only pasteurized milk. ace. He naturally led a club to Johnny Ray Is dedicating "love songs to Beverly Perkins, a Hollywood .secretary, and has introduced her to his mom and pop. Says Johnnie: "Without a doubt. I'll probably be married again one of these days If I meet Ihe right girl. But if I meet her, nobody's gonna know noihin'. I'll never again be the victim of seven - column if he had those four trumps. (East could afford to cover the nine of hearts with the queen, and would eventually win a trump trick with the seven or eight. Or East could even afford to play low trumps, and Smith would be unable to fi dummy and continued with a high ] ncsse often enough through him.) club in order to discard his losing | since one possibility (the single- diamond. And much to South's as- j ton king) was hopeless, South had tonishment. West ruffed the second club with the king of hearts. West then led another diamond, but South was able to ruff. Now [declarer had to find and capture the queen of hearts in order to win the rest of the tricks. After some thought, South led the ace of hearts from his hand. West clutched his cards closer to his vest and glowered auspiciously at declarer as he dropped the blank queen of hearts. He was still muttering to himself when South claimed the rest of ihe tricks and scored up the slam. • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB!' Written for NEA Service skin is present. The fever usually Roes up and down in a wave-lite manner and this is what piven the disease the name of "undu- Innt" fever. The other form Is a long-lasting variety. In this the symptoms may be few, mav be entirely absent part of the tune. or may resemble those of sonic other disease. . Diagnosis Is Difficult One of the most serious problems about undulant fcvor is the difficulty In making a Symptoms help when Luck Plays a In Any Bridge Game The bidding of today's hand was not "perfect." fortunately for North and South. North should have played the hand nt six clubs, for that would have been n safe contract if the clubs broke 3-3 or '4-2. Even n contract of six no- trump would have been better than six hearts, for that also would depend only on a normal break in clubs. When the hand was actually chronic, j played, however, South got himself Into a slam in hearts. Here he needed good luck in the heart suit, and his chance for this luck wasn't nearly as good as his chance to run the club suit without loss. In some hands it's better to be lucky than to he smrrt, nnd this diagnosis, j wns a Rood example, (or the clubs they tire I did nol brt-ak normnlly, nnd Rood chnractcrlslic. Finding the ccrmsl lurk In hcnrts was there for the In the blood is decisive t>\u, too taking—for the player who was often this falls, particularly in the smnrt enough to take it. chronic type of the dtwnso. There West opened the queen of dln- l» certainly need for better and momls, nnd South won with the to hope for the other possibility (the doubleton K-Q). It worked, and South made his slam. Shirley Booth, not accustomed lo the glamor treatment, pulled this on the set of "About Mrs. Leslie." Heady to make an entrance. Shirley was pounced upon by the facial - make - up woman, the hairdresser, the body make - up expert and the wardrobe woman all at the same time. Deadpanned the Oscar winner: "Where's the chiropractor?" Joan Fontaine's telling it that she didn't do the star role in "The Bigamist" just because her husband. Collier Young, was the producer. She has a big hunk of the picture and stands to make a tidyj sum if it's a bo* - office winner. In addition to being the most richly productive, America's economic system does a better Job of 'sharing the wealth' produced than any other system the world has ever tried.— Basset (Neb.) Leader. A doctor says that two apples a day are better than one. Maybe in this day of specialists it's necessary to keep two doctors away?—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Conservation; 'Why don't you turn on the t-v during our mid-day meal any more?" "I didn't like to hear 'em tell about washing diapers that's all."—Memphis Press-Scimitar. 75 Yean Age In Blytheville — Dan Warrington, star end, haft been elected captain and Bill Godwin, center and mainstay of the Chick line, has been elected co- . captain of the 1930 Chickasaw foot- " ball team, it was announced today. Of much interest is the announcement made today by Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Guerin of the engage- ($5 ment of their daughter, Mary Prances, to James Clinton Terry. The wedding will be solemnized sometime during the late winter. Mrs. W. D. Chamblin and MiH June Davis spent yesterday in Memphis. Everett True chased a man two blocks today, and it turned out he was one of those familiar pests who's taken off 10 pounds and tries to persuade all his acquaintances to go on the same diet. Movie Star Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 3 Pome fruits 1 Movie actress, ^xist WEST' * 10653 »KQ » QJ 10732 + 4 NORTH * A74 ¥95 496 :*AKQJ83 EAST Soatk I ¥ 2* 4» 4N.T. 6¥ ¥873 »K84 A 109762 SOUTH (D) AKQ.IR ¥ A J 10 6 4 2 » A5 *5 East-West vul. Wesi North 2 + •!* 4¥ S¥ Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass East Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—» Q West's suspicions were misplaced. South hadn't peeked. South had correctly decided that he couldn't make the slam unless West hud the blank queen of hearts at that point. West's ruif with the kin? of hearts was Inconceivable unless West had the singleton king or the doubleton kins-queen. If West started with only one heart, Enst would have Q-S-7-3. South knew that, he would surely have to lose a trump trick to East Betty 7 She is a star 13 Reiterate 1-1 Rounded 15 Swiss mount 16 Carried (coll.), 18 Meadow 19 Low ca.sle 5 Separate columns 6 Short jackets 7 Severest 8 Surrender 9 Railroad (ab.) ' 10 Lamprey fishermen " Sud'raTndian "Everlasting 20 Nasal sound in „ ( P° el -> . sleep 12 Approaches 21 Wander 17 Leaping 22 Plant part , -™phibian 24 Bushmen " U ay 25 Scottish alders;? Britf/H pa'hs 26 Brother of 2l D "''nct Part Jacob (Bib.) 29 Vacuum 28 Invent 30 Compass point 32 Distress signal 33 Cl.imp 34 Sesame 35Vim>garlike 38 Layer of stones (Scot.) 41 Sheaf 42 Tree fluid 44 Hardens 48 Major (music) 47 Fashions 49 Burmese wood sprite 50 Palm leaf 51 Roman magistrate 52 Fourth Arabian caliph 53 Withdraw 55 More punRcnt 57 Cubic meters 58 Pilots .DOWN 1 Chick-peas 2 Tell E O S 31 Separate 40Triter incidents 41 Smells 35 Talisman 43 Skin? of 36 Pharmaceut- animals ical 45 Mixes preparation 47 Simple 37 Mohammedan 48 Chair judge 54 Symbo.l for 39 Legislative iridium body 56 Musical note H) ,,

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