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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE II, TH^BLYTHEVILLi; COURIER NEWS 1MB OOUlUKIl NZWS CO. * W. HAINS* PubU*her XABRY A HAINBB. A*isUnt Publlch* • 1: A. FREDRICK0ON Iditor PAUL D EU1CAM, AdrertiUBf Itanafti Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witoatt Co.. Mtw York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphk. ' _ Inttrtd a* strand claM natter at the poet- ottiae at Blythe?ffie, Arkansas. under act oC Con- gx*ss, October i, itiT. Member of The Associated Presa 8UBSCKIPTIOH By carrier in tht city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier serrlee ta maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a radius of 5f mllM, $5.M per year, *2.5t for six month*, $1.35 for three months; by mall oitside 5t milt K>nt. $13.51 ptr year payable ID advance. Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shal be ft spider's web.—Job 3:14. * * # Trust not him that seems a saint.—Full«r. Barbs A Naturalist says that taking a live sponge apart doesn't harm it. We'll have to find some other way to take care of visiting relatives. * * # Let's start hoping right now that this year's pfcfcfe crop is a dflly! * * * A young fellow often needs an auto license in order to get a date that leads to a marriage license. * ¥ * M y«« want to make it easy to remember wtutt TOV s*M, just toil the truth. * * * A girl whose face i* her fortune should watch out that late hours don't make it overdrawn. Virus of Indecision Perils Cause of Liberty in Asia The political virus of indecision, which has been coursing so long through the French bloodstream, has again laid k>w the government of France. Premier Laniel has fallen, after nearly a year in office,, a stout stretch as governments are measured in postwar France. With its customary unerring accuracy, the French national assembly has precipitated this fall in a moment of crisis for France and the free world. No one needs to be told that this •everely handicaps the negotiations of Foreign Minister Bidault at Geneva on the subject of an Indochina truce. Nor that it badly serves the cause of French arms preparing to battle desperately for the Red River delta centering around Hanoi. Why did it happen ? French parliamentary defeats, like American elections, are usually determined by a multiplicity of issues. Lamel's was no exception. But opposition to the European army project and dissatisfaction with the government's Indochina policy— insofar as it could be discovered—obviously pkyed a large part in his collapse. Russian Foreign Minister Molotov's ruthless decision to exploit French weakness in Indochina and drive hardest possible truce bargain contributed might- fly. Pressed on all sides, Laniel wanted a true*. But Molotov has made French acceptance of one almost impossible, except at ruinous cost. Lamel's position was perhaps not aided by the fact that France's two chief allies, Britain and America, could not see eye to eye at Geneva. American diplomats were bearish at all times on truce prospects, while Foreign Secretary Eden tried to practice old-fashioned diplomacy on Molotov, with no success. A new French government can hardly improve matters. None who opposed Laniel has come forth with any bright solutions. All the dilemmas are •till there. / Even the shock of a government failing in the midst of a genuine military and diplomatic crisis does not seem to itir the French to think of constitutional changes that would introduce more stability into government. They seem to take instability as the normal order of thingc. Unhappily, hte rest of the free world cannot at this juncture show the complacency about France that the French do. For the adverse turn of events in Indochina has put the French at the very center of the struggle against communism. If that Asiatic bastion falls to the Rtdi, what will be erected in its place? Thi* is the one great question of the mo- mrat If tht flood «cro*i Southeast Alia '' " ' " V , t is to be checked, America, France, Britain and others must find a new means of working togethtr for tht common dt- fense of freedom. A change in government in Paris amid the search for these means is a tragic though not unexpected development. We must pray it will not prove fatal to the cause of liberty in the Asiatic lands where it still breaths. VIEWS OF OTHERS Drama In Everyday Life A New York City Cab driver proves that truth is not only stranger than fiction but sometimes the same as fiction. Readers of Somerset Maugham's novel The Razor's Edge will recall that the hero, after interesting experiences all over the world, wound up as a New York taxi driver. The New York Times recently discovered a real-life counterpart to this fictional hero. Arthur M. Gwyer was born 38, years ago to wealthy parents who died while he was still an infant. He grew up in a twenty-eight room manor house—the country estate of his maternal grandfather. "We had a large staff of servants," Mr, Gwyer recalls. Later he went to private schools and attended the University of North Carolina, but decided to quit college after two years and "knock around a bit." Young Gwyer overcame the handicap of being born rich by simply running through his fortune with the greatest of ease and the greatest of pleasure. After leaving college he became a tennis professional, an actor, a seaman and during World War II was a. skipper of tankers in the Atlantic. After the war, the handsome young sea veteran posed for magazine photographs as a model and later gave advertising a whirl. Then he discovered hacking. "I am happier than ever in my life," Mr. Gwyer reports. "Before I started hacking seven years ago, I asked myself what could I do better than other people ... I was bored ... I wanted to settle down in New York ... So I took a. job driving cabs ..." He now owns his own cab and hopes to expand into a fleet. Described as New York's most glamorous cab- bie, Mr. Gwyer, standing some six feet four, looks like a movie star. However, women fares don't stand a chance since he is happily married to the former Dorothy Aylesworth, daughter of the late Merlin H. Aylesworth, president of the National Broadcasting Corporation. People who have always held that New York cab drivers are a "race apart", have new proof of their contention in Mr. Gwyer. However, beyond that, he is a refreshing example of the endless and unpredictable facets of human personality and and behavior.—Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. Dixie-Grown Meat You have noticed food markets and restaurant* advertising Western Meats and Western Steaks. The Western stuff was reputed to be tastier etnderer, more yum-yummy. In bygone days, it probably was. But a new day has dawned in the American meat industry, and Western Steaks may be shorn of some of those laurels. The vice-president of the American Meat Institute, of Chicago, said here the other evening, where he addressed a regional meeting of packers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas, that the livestock industiries of the Southeast were fast moving up on the West. Since 1945, he said, the cattle herds of the Southeast increased by 29 per cent, or twice as fast as the herds producing those Western chops and roasts. The Southeast, which includes Louisiana, Mis- sippi, and the area up to the Coralinas and Tennessee, is a good region to tie to, for opportunity and investment. Don't sell it short. Some Western stock men themselves are finding this out. They are moving into the Southeast. Restaurants and markets may yet be advertising Dixie-grown meats and poultry.—New Orleans States. Stressifying the Emphasis With the coming of horseless carriages to America's streets, signs began to be posted notifying all and sundry that there was a "speed limit." Then, because that didn't convince, enterprising communities added a word to make it "Speed Limit Enforced." As we understand it, necessity is mothering the proposal now to make it a foursome by adding "Positively."—Nashville (Term.) Banner. SO THEY SAY This is a great (U. S.) Army and it's not full of Communists. And we don't coodle them (communist).—Army Secretary Stevens. # ¥ * How can those masses of men who stand today outside the faith ever be won to Christ if they are to have the scandal constantly before them of men who profess to be Christians and yet live without any visible reaction to Christian concerns and responsibility? —Francis Cardinal Spellman. # * * We (Americans) fear giving the individual freedom to explore and research or truth on the basis that he might become a victim of some kind of propaganda and accept shining brass for gold. —Dr. Ruben Gustavson, president, Resources for the Future. # ¥ * I got the impression she was getting an affection for me. She (dancing instructor) put her arms around me three of four times after the other pupils left and gave me a hug and a squeeze. I quit—Braden Green, of Bngland tells why he quit dancinf iMtons. Shucks, You're In Good Hands— Why Get Hysterical? Peter Edson's Washington Column — Sic Transit Gloria (Dog) Mundi Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Ethel Merman, the musical comedy queen of Broadway, is abdicating her crown "for the man and the children I love." For more than 12 years Ethel reigned under the bright lights of Times Square, but now with movie and TV stardom, there will be no more Broadway shows for her. Back in Hollywood for "There's No Business Like Show Business," she told me: "I'm turning "down all the Broadway shows offered me. I've no desire to go back. I'm happy domestically (in Denver Colo., with wealthy hubby Robert Six) and professionally (with Fox and NBC-TV contracts). At last I have time to spend with my husband and children." WASHINGTON —CNEA) — Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, King of Kings and Lion of Judah, who is now touring the U. S. as a guest of the American government, proved he was every inch a diplomat during his first stop in Washington. At the White House dinner, talking to U. S. Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey, the emperor said he can't understand why more Americans don't speak French. Haile Selassie himself speaks fluent French, but his English is rather difficult. Secretary Humphrey, to make small talk, said the reason Americans don't learn French is because they are lazy. The emperor got th#t all right, but he protested vigorously. Americans are not lazy, he insisted. They work hard, and look at the big buildings and cities and dams they erect. The real reason Americans don't learn to speak French, the emperor insisted, is because they are proud of their country and they think that eventually everyone else in the world will learn to speak English. Nils Lennnrtson. Treasury information chief, pot. a Dalmation pup not lone ago. He has been showing 1 the doc- around and win- j nincr a few ribbons. When he told his boss. Secretary George Humphrey, about it. the secretary said that reminded him of a prize beagle he had on his plantation down at Thomasville. Ga. The dog was handled by one of the plantation hands named R u f u s. When the beagle won his first prize, and photographs were taken, Rufus sat up all night, waiting for the morning paper so he could read all about it. When he unfolded the sheet and saw the picture his eyes widened and he said solemnly, "Dog, you done made me famous." Maj.-Gen. S. D. Sturgis. Jr., Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, puts full blame for the current shortage and low quality of engineering graduates on the public high , schools which don't give their students proper basic training. Writing in Civil Engineering magazine, General Sturgis "asks: "How can they teach college-level engineering and scientific subjects to classes of which only 66 per cent can correctly multiply 2^x 3 l ,zi of which only 60 per cent can express 3-20ths as a decimal; of which only 81 per cent can divide 7,642.38 by 1000? These were the results of tests recently given to a freshman Class at one of our leading universities. . . "In a study of 200,000 eighth graders, only 6 per cent could find 2.1 per cent of 60." the GOP has to take the blame itself. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Oveta Culp Hobby must have a pretty good middle- of-the-road program for expansion of the U. S. Social Security System, becausp she is being attacked by extremists from both ends of the benefit scale. The Townsend Plan people have been criticizing her for not recommending high enough benefits for the aged. On the other hand, Marjorie Shearon, active for a number of years in the fight against "socialized medicine," is quoted in Corn| mittee for Constitutional Govern} ment's Spotlight as reporting to l her legislative service clients: "The (Eisenhower) administration seems determined to outdo the New Dealers and the Fair Dealers in the pursuit of socialism." She declared Secretary Hobby's statement to Congress was "Altmeyer all over—the same proposals we have heard for years." Dr. Arthur Altmeyer, Social Security Administrator during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, was one of the first officials to be dismissed after Secretary Hobby took over. Republican congressmen have found out the hard way since President Eisenhower's inauguration that it's more complicated and difficult to be the party in power in Washington than it is to be in the minority. When the Republicans were "outs" they could blame all their troubles on the Democrats. Now i Helen Knowland, wife of Senate Republican Leader William F. Knowland, is the author of a new mystery thriller, "Baltimore Madame." The publisher's blurb says the authoress "reveals a knowledge of politics unique on the mystery field." The scene is Baltimore, Washington and New York. Yolande Donlan, the MGM chorus girl who became a British film star via the London stage version of "Born Yesterday," and English film producer Val Guest are expected to wed in Hollywood this summer. Both of their divorces are now final and, like June Haver, Yolande's changed her mind about becoming a nun. PREVIEW FLASH: There will be mutiny at the TV sets over the film version of "The Caine Mutiny," another great, GREAT movie. Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray and Tom Tully give Oscar league performances. And pin "New Star" badges on youthful newcomers Robert Francis and May Wynn. James Mason hasn't phoned his Pamela since he left their Beverly Hills manse for Shakespearean drama in Canada. It's a separation in more than just distance. The Burt Lancaster-Denise Darcel chill is the talk of Mexico film circles. They just worked together there in "Vera Cruz." There may be a new delay in the Susan Hayward-Jess Barker divorce, with their joint income tax files believed to have been transferred from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., for study by U. S. tax experts. A question, it's said, about the pooling of their salaries in joint tax files. AVA GARDNER can open some new, charge account/s if she weds Spanish matador Luis Miguel Do- minguin after shedding Frankie boy in Nevada. He's a millionaire. The screen test that landed Dorothy Dandridge the coveted title role in "Carmen Jones" will never be shown in theaters. She wore only panties and bra in the sizzling celluloid. , .Marilyn Monroe has shelved that whispery, silk-rustling, bedroomish voice for deeper warbling tones. A kind of voeal girdle. Dick Powell rejected Paul Gregory's offer to settle out of court in the suit hurled at the producer by- Dick for removing his name as director of the Broadway smash^ "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." Trial is slated for August. RICHARD WIDMARK'S career blueprints call for "more romantics" now that he's free of his Fox contract. A hero role in an action thriller is his first goal. Spies who have seen Dan Duryea's projection room footage as the crippled husband of Faith Domergue in "Night Without End" say it's his top screen performance. June Haver, who knows exactly when she will wed Fred MacMurray, turned down the role of Ado Annie in "Oklahoma" when she discovered the long-shooting schedule would run past the date she's set for the hitching and honeymoon. It's I-Do instead of Ado for June. LIONEL BARRYMORE, tied to an anti - TV MGM contract, is gnashing his teeth over missing the telefilm vesion of "The Mayor of the Town." Thomas Mitchell inherits the role. In his "Wild Bill Hickok" fan mail, Guy Madison found a letter from a nine-year-old Chicago girl inviting him to spend the month of July at her home. "You'll have to leave on July 31, though," she wrote, "because I've asked Clark Gable for th« month of August." Patrice Wymore's set for a film comeback—in hubby Errol Flynn'* "White Witch," to be filmed in Jamaica. This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Since announcing she will star in Daniel Defoe's classic, "Moll Flanders," Vanessa Brown has had ealls from agents trying to land Jobs for gangster-type actors. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A letter from Mrs. B. says that five years ago the end joints of the small fingers on each hand seemed to be getting larger. She says that she was told that this was a form of bone arthritis, but that since she had no pain or discomfort she has not worried about it too much. Now, the same thing is starting in the end joints of some of the other fingers and she wonders if there is any way to arrest the spread of this condition. She says she is nearly fifty years old, and about ten pounds overweight. osteoarthritis are overweight, reducing is often advisable. This is especially important if the knees are invovled. If they have to carry more weight than they are built j for there will be too much wear and tear of the joints. People with osteoarthritis are j rarely incapacitated and can usu- j ally move around, though often i with some discomfort. They do j need frequent rest periods as this j seems to relieve some of the stiff feeling. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Delicate Play Not Hard for Expert By American bidding standards, East would not have an opening bid of two no-trump. Such a bid shows 22-24 points, and the East hand actually counts to only 20 j points. The hand is taken, how-1 ever, from a match played be- ' tween the Americans and the Eng' lish & few months ago, and the cashed the queen of diamonds, and got out safely wi*h a third diamond. South still had to give up a club trick and was therefore defeated. South had three chances to make his contract and muffed all three of them. To begin with, he could have discarded a diamond at the very first trick, thus daring East to find a safe return. After South actually ruffed the first trick and gave East two trump tricks, he could have dis- cajrded a diamond on the ace of sp'ades. This again would leave East without a safe continuation. Even after South ruffed the ace of spades, .he could have made his contract by running all of his trumps, saving in dummy the king of spades, two diamonds and three clubs. K East saved only two diamonds, he would be put in with his diamond tricks and forced to lead clubs or spades to the dummy. If East saved three diamonds, South would cash the top clubs and put East in with a third round of clubs. East would then have to lead diamonds to dummy's king. South must merely place every missing high card in the East hand as justification for the opening bid of two no-trump. B. S. Simmons has returned from Florence, Ate.-, where he attended to business. If. G. Partlow and Gene Bradley were in Little Bock today where they appeared before the Arkansas Supreme Court. Mrs. B. J- Alton and son, Berry, came home last night from. Hot Springe where they have spent three ADLAI STEVENSON says w« are acting neurotic — and therefore should have confidence in ourselves. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. There's nothing so deflating, says Judge Boles, as to be grand marshal of a big parade one day and then walk down Mam Street a couple of days later without bem« recognized tjr anybody. Vacation Plans Answer to Previous Puzzle This is really typical of a condition which is sometimes known as osteoarthritis, but which is really only a mild degeneration or wearing- out of some of the structures which go to make the joints. It is a sort of aging process of the joints and occurs in the knees or hips about as often as in the fingers since these joints also get a great deal of work during life. In the fingers the enlargements are called Heberden's nodes after the English physician who first described them, They are sometimes accompanied by a little stiffness and soreness, but this usually disappears after the joints have been loosened up. The use of heat, massag-e or special supports depends on what I joints are involved, the age and physical condition of 'the person •| and the severity of the condition. The treatment of degenerative changes in the joints includes general measures aimed at relieving the discomfort and improving the over-all physical condition. Heat, bandaging, and other measures are also used. Occupational strains should be eliminated whenever possible and posture should be corrected. Osteoarthritis is almost always a mild disorder which should be i considered as an ailment rather than as a serious or dangerous disease. It does not cause serious i crippling as some other forms of i arthritis do. The exact cause or causes of this condition are not entirely understood. The cartillape and bone of people in some families may be particularly susceptible to early degeneration or osteoarthritis. Repeated injury also seems to promote the development of this condition. Poor posture, fatness, and disturbances of blood circulation, are other conditions which contribute to the development of osteoar- thritis, Because to many people witb A person with pluck usually succeeds. If you don't believe it ask somebody who has just been plucked —Carlsbad (N.M.* Current Argus. Patient: "How. can I ever repay you for your kindness to me?" Doctor; "By cash, check or money order."—-Carlsbad (N. M.) Current Argus. NORTH 4KJ432 • K65 + J109 WEST 49874$ V32 • 1084 EAST (D) 6AQ10 VAQ *AQ92 *Q«42 SOUTH 4 None VKJ10SC54 • J73 + AK3 Neither side vul. EM* Smrth We* North 2N.T. 3¥ Ps« Put Pass Opening lead— 4 • 1 THE MIDDLE-INCOME bracket I usually means existing in a paren- ! thesis of debt, and taxes. — St. Louis I Gk>tM*£>tmocr»k English are somewhat more adventurous in the opening no-trump bids than American experts are. When the hand was actually played, declarer put up the jack of spades at the first trick and ruffed East's queen. When South then led a trump. East took his two trump tricks and led the ace of spades. South ruffed again, and led a diamond. East captured dummy's king wit* tbe M» of diamonds, ACROSS 1 Health resort 4 Nevada resort 8 Go 'fishing 12 Swiss river 13 State 14 Finnish poem 15 Insect egg 16 Church robes 18 Motorists 2 Couple 3 Vegetable 4 Ranted 5 Always 6 Centaur 7 Table scrap 8 Water plant 9 Races 10 Poker stake 11 Finest 17 Direct C Ml0l^ T E'f IHJA'N 10 _, . , 20 Property item « Stringed . I«CT**I i m& ^. j-» 21 Spanish hero 22 Vases 24 Resound 26 Vacationing by water 27 Before (prefix) 30 Shaped by machine 32 More nimblt 34 Turkey's capital 35 Humble 36 Watch 37 Curved •molding 39 Comrades 40 Stalk 41 Legal matters 42 West Indian vacation island 45 Rival 49 Points out 51 Negative word 32 Pare 53 Ceremony 54 Sliced 55 Hit, as a fly 50 High cards 57 Before DOWN I Found en Nw instrument 23 English novelist 24 Japanese outcasts 25 Ice cream holder 26 Proverb 27 Pleasure ground 28 Actual 29 Sea eagles 31 Amorous 33 Coerce 38 Stomach medicine 40 Walking pole 41 Subterfuges 42 Body parts 43 Afresh 44 Notion 46 Allot 47 Vacation trip 48 Suffix 50 Constellation

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