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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 22, 1954
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BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COUKIER NEWI TUESDAY, JUNE M, 1954 THE BLYTHBVILL1 COURIER NEWI TKt COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher *A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas,- under act of Con- fress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Then hear thoa from the heavens, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and brinp them again unto the fenft which thou favest to them and to their father*.—H Chron. 6:25. * * * God's way of forgiving is thorough and hearty —both to forgive and to forget; and if thine be not »o, thou hast no portion of His —Leighton, Barbs Who started the curious belief 'that break-of-dawn was the best time to start pushing a noisy lawn mower? # * * Moth* cant swim, tut a lot of them arc beinff chased out of bathing »"it» right now. * # * It's always fair weather till good fellows get together — on a picnic. ayt a judge, lead happier lives when always told the truth. Then they shouldn't ask too nwnf questions. * * * We stiM tiunk the simplest way to teU time IK ty a twist of the wrist. British-U.S. Meeting Signals New Alliance of Free Forces The coming visit to Washington of Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden does not appear to reflect any new, "secret" emergency that only top U. S. and British leaders know of. It is, rather, a wholly logical development following from the continuing crisis of the free nations in Asia. The day the White House announced The Churchill-Eden visit, Sir Winston rose in the House of Commons and pro- Bounced the Geneva conference deadlocked. He did not attach the word "failure" but he might well have. If it were anything else, he and Eden would not perhaps be making the Washington journey. While no agenda is announced for the meetings with President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles, it is widely assumed that they signal Britain's acceptance of the idea that a new alliance of free forces must be erected in Asia to bulwark the democracies against advancing communism. Since neither the United States nor Britain has given any sign of plunging into the Indochina war, any new alignment presumably must contemplate a defensive line that does not necessarily include that embattled land. That does not mean we have abandoned France in Indochina. We have made plain we intend to go on aiding the French militarily so long as they fight. But we have not committed our two countries to saving Indochina. We are leaving the French to fight on. or to make the best deal they can with ruthless Communist leaders bent on pressing their advantage to the limit. The absence of France at the coming Washington meetings is sinificant. The last time Sir Winston and Mr. Eisenhower met, French Premier Joseph Laniel was also present. Though the current omission is cloaked by calling the new conference "informal," the fact is it accurately mirrors the existing realities of free world power. That Power, and the capacity for initiative and decision, seem to reside now solely with Britain and America. If these two can construct the framework of an Asiatic "NATO," many others may be drawn in, including- Asian peoples. France/slipping deeper into the bog of indecision, defeat and despair can no longer be looked to for a central role in the struggle. This must be said without minimii- Jng the long, heroic fight the French have made and may »till go on making in Indochina. But they seem today to b*Tt lot* All htart lor t)w kind of rtt* lute political action which must be demanded of a major power in such a crisis as the free world confronts. We all must hope that the Churchill- Eden visit protends new resolve and a new marshalling of strength against the Communists in Asia. And we must wish, too, that these distinguished leaders find time to discuss as well the practical alternatives to the vital European army project on which French have so long dragged their feet. VIEWS OF OTHERS Prosperity In Dixie Money in the bank usually is accepted by the economists as one of the most dependable signs of up or down trends in business. That being the case, there's no need for concern over the economic health of the seven Southeastern states. At the start of this year, it is reported by the Atlantic field office of the U. S. Department of Commerce, the 1,550 banks in the Southeast hod on deposit the whopping total of $12.684,600.000. That's half a billion dollars more than the banks had in their vaults at the start of 1953. The total represents an average of $582 for every man, woman and child in the region. The figure is all the more impressive when compared to total deposits of $8.204,700,000 in these same banks 10 years ago. People have more money, they're putting more in banks, yet paying more for homes and cars than ever before. They're living better and larger. It's an exciting story, this gradual spread of prosperity in Dixie. Best of all, its' a true story. —Atlanta Journal. Made For Eye-Appeal Longer and lower automobiles ae pedicted for 1955, in a continuation of the trend already set. Among other things, this indicates the unselfish, puohc - spirited nature of the American motorist which means nearly everybody. The long, low-silhoutte is pleasing to the eyes —nearly everybody's eyes. The driver and passengers in a particular automobile might be more comfortable if they were sitting up straight in an older high-top uodel, brt then they world be Pleasing only thecselves. In the new lounve-mo- del automobiles, reclining just above floor level automatic gadgets do most of the work, driver and passengers present a pleasant and leisurely appearance as though at home in a living room on wheels, even if they have to fall in and climb out. The new model cars represent the triumph of a school of thought in the automobile industry, that most people buy cars on the basis of how they look ridinb by. If the public wanted higher seats and more hear room, manufacturers would be glad to oblige, since their objective is to make sales. But the public preference has decided that automobiles become lower and sleeker looking each year, which is a break for admirers of beauty of design, and even for pedestrians, who no Jonger have to look around or through automobiles but can see over the top.— Lumberton (N. Cj Robe- sonian. Driving Manners It is surprising, the way some drivers, in other circumstances gentle and courteous in their dealing with other people, become rude and boorish on the highways. Men who would never raise their voices in the presence of a lady will sound off the automobile horn loudly at a woman driver who is a bit slow starting out at a traffic light. People who would stand aside politely to let others pass as pedestrians refuse to give other drivers a fair share of the road. One rude driver on the highway seems to inspire other drivers to rudeness. One man sounds his horn needlessly and several others do the same. The driver who takes more than his share of the road eventually runs into another who is equally determined not to give ground. Driving politely is much pleasanter, much less likely to produce tensions and accidents than driving heedless of the rights and feelings of others. Good manners, in any of life's activities, are good sense. Too much time is wasted by too many people arguing about too many things they don't know anything about.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY I don't believe in the old saying "Spare the rod and spoil the cluld." In my opinion, if it reaches the rod stage, the parent has missed the boat and it is too late to do much good. — "Worker Father of the Year" Som Schatzman of Brooklyn, N. Y. We must respond readily and generously to requests from free nations for our cooperation in programs of technical and economic development. — POA Chief Harold Stassen. H any bureau chief, department head, cabinet officer— including the President— makes it impossible for us to do our job, we are not going to be bound by his order. — Sen Joseph McCarthy. * * ¥ I believe these people that talk about peace academically but who never had to dive into a ditch when a Messerschmitt 109 came over— they really don't know what H. (peace) is.— President Eisenhower. Safari s Peter Ed son's Washington Co/umi Be a Congressional Investigator WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Any leading citizen faced with delivering a commencement address to a graduating class sure has a tough assignment on his hands this year. What can he tell 'em? This is the age of science, he may think as he begins to prepare his speech. There is a shortage of engineers. So tell the young folk to carry on their educations and become engineers. Let the graduate build one of those new atomic power plants—or a bigger and better bomb—and the world will beat a path, to his door. Or tell him to become a great scientist like that fellow who built the first A-bomb and later became head of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton. What was his name? Oh, yes—J. Robert Oppenheimer. No, that wouldn't do. Better leave science out of the speech. Too many people thought scientists were odd—like Albert Einstein. Better get an example with no question of security involved. Well, there is always public service. No question about that. With so many charges of disloyalty flying around, there should be a great field in government service. So tell 'em to become honest administrators. Start as a clerk and climb the ladder of success, round by round, making your agency a model of efficiency, free from politics. Work hard. And in 20 years you'll become as good and as respected as that red-headed fellow who became head of TV A—the Tennessee Valley Authority — what was his name? Oh, yes—Gordon Clapp. No, that wouldn't do, either. Something in the papers the other day about his not being reappointed. Never explained, either, and they hadn't found anyone as good as he was to replace him. Well, no use telling young people to follow in his footsteps. But the graduates could be told to go into business. That is always safe. Business people are the best people of the community. Respected. Chance to make money. Make a million dollars. Make a hundred million. Not just for the sake of becoming rich, but to give away. Do some good in the world. Endow colleges and things. Build public libraries as old Andy Carnegie did. Found research institutes to fight disease all over the werld the way the Rockefellers did. Establish trust funds to take over the profits of your business empire, the way old Henry Ford did. so that the income could j be spent to make life better in America. There is no reason why others couldn't establish foundations like these— Foundations? What was that word? What was that in the papers about Congress or somebody down in Washington investigating all the foundations—Carnegie, Rockefeller, Ford and the others—because they were all in a big conspiracy to plant socialism and other subversive things in the good old U.S.A.? It wouldn't do to tell members of a graduating class to get mixed up in anything like that. Besides, their parents might not like it. Cross out that stuff about becoming rich for the joy of service to others. Try something else. Steer 'em on to something that won't be investigated. Sure. That's it. Tell 'em to become investigators. Why wasn't that thought of before? That's where the future lies. Study law. Noble profession, the law. Great chance for public service. Get into politics—to clean it up, of course. Run for office—ward, city, county, state and finally national office. Serve a few terms in Congress and then, at first opportunity cut the political throat of the senator from your state and take his job away from him. Introduce a resolution to set up a committee, with you at its head, to investigate something. Investigate anything. Great chance for public service. Yes, this would be a really great commencement address. It used to be that graduation day orators would inspire youth to go out and become president of the United States. But presidents haven't been doing too well of late. Look at all the trouble they get into—Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, and now even Eisenhower. Yes, there is really greater opportunity for youth in investigating presidents than in becoming one. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. About one person out of 100 dies as a result of a brain tumor. As soon as this danger became fully realized, the resources of medical science were thrown into the battle. As a result, today many brain tumors can be discovered early and can be successfully removed by the highly skilled surgical methods which have been developed. Tumors of the brain may lie almost anywhere inside the skull. The symptoms, therefore, depend on where the tumor is located, and its size. In some cases, it may produce difficulties in swallowing. In other cases, the symptoms may involve the hearing, the eyesight, or muscular coordination in one part of the body or another. Headache is a fairly common symptom of brain tumor and so is persistent vomiting. Of course a person can have any of these symptoms from some other cause. If a brain tumor is suspected, the nervous system must be carefully examined to find out exactly where the tumor is before an operation is even thought about. Such tests include examining the muscular strength, the vision and hearing, and the nerve reactions. Fluid must be removed from the spinal canal or the openings in the brain and examined. Other fluids may be injected into the canal which will show up in X-rays and thus help in locating the tumor. Air can be injected into the spaces in the brain— this sounds rather fearsome but is not— and this too helps to locate the area of the tumor. Ir. some cases, measuring the electrical xvaves which pass through the brain is also of great value. art several kintU of tu- mors as well as many locations. Some are very slow growing and "benign" ; others are rapidly growing and "malignant." In spite of all these difficulties, however, a great many tumors can be found and successfully removed surgically. Needless to say this success, even though it is not yet perfect, represents a tremendous triumph for the nerve specialist and the surgeon dealing with that field. Today, most of the large cities boast of brain and nerve surgeons who are extremely expert and whose ingenuity and skill cannot be surpassed anywhere on earth. By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Briton Is Light On Opening Bid As in the cas« of yesterday's hand. South is a trifle light for the opening bid of two no-trurnp. This bid usually shows 22-24 points with balanced distribution and all four suits securely stopped. Today!s I hand is taken, however, from an English set of par hands. In England the opening bid of two no- trump is made a little lighter than over here. When the hand was played in the contest, West was required to open the jack of diamonds. Declarer naturally played low from the dummy, and East naturally played the king. South must drop the queen of diamonds in order to make sure of his contract South can later lead a low diamond to finesse dummy's nine. He takes a club finesse «nd enters dummy again with tbt ace of dia- monds to repeat the club finesse. By this means, South can win all four club tricks to add to the two diamonds, the two spades and the ace of hearts in order to make his game contract. South needs two entries to dummy in order to repeat the club finesse. If South fails to drop the queen of diamonds at the first trick, he cannot be sure of getting North-South vul. Sooth We* North Ea*t 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—$ J Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) —Exclusively Yours: There's a heart-tugging, now-it-can-be-told story about Fred MacMurray's slick emoting in his unsympathetic Lt. Tom Keefer role in ''The Caine Mutiny." He played the part as a "last favor" to his ailing wife, Lillian, who didn't live to see the picture. Fred nixed the role when it was first offered to him because he didn't want to play a heel. But after she read the script, Mr. MacMurray argued that the role had "guts" and .eart and would be important to Fred's career. "Okay, honey," said the star. "I'll play it If I click, you can take the bows at the preview." But Lillian missed the bows, and Fred's best acting in years. James Mason is reportedly wearing a bandage on one arffl in Stratford, Ontario, Where he's doing a season of Shakespeare. Hollywood is abuzz witfc a rumor that could make headlines. Stratford news reporters may be able to get the story. THE BOX-OFFICE power of Vanessa Brown is the talk of Movietowners. Week after she pulled out of the feminine lead in Broadway's "The Seven - Year Itch," the weekly intake dropped $2,400, according to Variety. Liberace's followers claim he's on top of the fame heap, but movie fan magazine readers don't dig him. He's No. 17 on the poll of a leading fan mag's breakdown of TV favorites by popularity. Former moppet star Ted Donaldson, now aiming for a new career as a leading man, graduates from the University of Southern California this summer. .. . Reason for all the reshboting of scenes with Aldo Ray and Nancy Olson in "Battle Cry" wa? the thumbs-down decision on the hairdo Nancy sported in the first footage. ... Now it's Sharman Douglas and Gig Young. JOHN ARCHER, back in Hollywood after a year's absence, is seeing his two children on weekends. But Marjorie Lord, his ex- wife, isn't around when he picks up the youngsters. Paul Gregory, who dreamed up "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial." Will produce several of the NBC- TV "spectaculars" from Hollywood this winter. There's a St. Bernard-sized bone of contention between John Wayne and Herbert Yates, Republic studio prexy, over a film property titled "The Alama," In his slant-eyed make-up as Genghis han in "The Conquerors" at RO, Wayne told me: "The 'Alamo' was my idea. I invested $10,000 of my own money in it plus two or thre« years of my time. Then rates failed me after we were ready to start production. If we don't come to terms. I'll never do another picture for him." -Tda Lupino and Collier Young are leading the fight to persuade Movietown censors to permit a movie dealing With teen-age narcotic addiction. Even though TV deals with the important subject freely, the tsk-tsk boys say no. DOLORES DEL RIO was not invited -to the big splashy party tossed by B urt Lancaster's "Vera Cruz" company in Mexico City. Almost every other top Mexican star was there. . .. Joan Crawford's unhappiness over "Johnny Guitar" is behind her purchase of the "Cassie" screenplay, once intended as a Jennifer Jones starrer, from Joseph Bernhardt. She wants to get it on the big silver screen pronto. Jeff Morrow will go on being Jeff Morrow and not Porfirio or Gregory. U-I's handsome new star decided not to switch his handle, as advisers recommended, to avoid confusion with Jeff Chandler at the same studio. Wallace Ford on the "Destry" set about working in live TV: "It's a young: industry and chaotic. It takes a little time to get used to a director with a crew haircut and college lingo but it has the fresh breath of youth and iff alive. I like it-" 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Frances McHaney is resting well at the Walls Hospital following an appendectomy. Toler Buchanan, who has made his home here for the past year, left yesterday for Greenville, Miss., where he has been transferred. He is connected with Universal Credit Corporation. Miss Gloria Martin has returned home from Ripley. Term-, where sha has been visiting friends for a week. HOW LONG is It going to tafc* some operatic tenor's alert press agent to claim that it's his client's high C that's shattering all the windshields in the Northewst? — Columbia (S. C.) State. A WISE MAN is one who hai never let a woman pin anything oa him since he was a baby.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. ONE OR THE nice features of old age is that you can whistle while you brush your teeth. — Buford (Ga-) Advertiser. AGAIN comes the time of year when women shop for new bathing suits, spending more and more for less and less. Complaints don't seem to be too numerous, however. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. ACCORDING to firemen, a good home is one you can get out of. Judging by the week-end tiraf- fic. guess a lot of folks can qualify. —Grayson (Ky.) Journal-Enquirer. SUCCESS is built upon small margins. The world's fastest runner can't run 5 per cent faster tha thousands of ordinory runner*. —Bristol Herald-Courier, Old Pharaoh Cheops was born 5000 years too soon. Instead -of relying on a solar best, such as they've found near his tomb in Egypt, the world has advanced so he could now take a shortcut to heaven on an A- or H-bomb cloud. Dramatic Star Answer to Previous Puzzlef ^ A to dummy twice with diamonds. What happens if South keeps the queen of diamonds and later leads a low diamond towards dummy? If West is alert to trie situation, he will play the ten of diamonds and thus force dummy to win with the ace. Now South still has the queen of diamonds while dummy has the nine. South has the same number of diamond tricks, to be sure, but he can get to the dummy only once and can therefore take only one club finesse. It isn't very hard for West to make this play, since he can be practically sure that East has played a singleton king of diamonds when he wins the first trick and then shifts to a different suit. With the diamond situation exposed. West can see .that it costs turn nothing to put up UM ttn. ACROSS 1 Dramatic actress, Helen 6 She is known as the Lady of the Theater 11 Interstice 13 Revolve 14 Term in horseshoes 15 Amphitheaters -16 Organ of hearing 17 Male bee 19 Transposes (ab.) 20 Braggart 22 Her - has been brilliant 25 Drunkard 29 Grandparental 30 Be quiet! 32 Anatomical tissue 33 Memorandum 34 Out of (prefix) 36 Rip 37 Pitchers 39 Reluctant 41 Twirler 44 Feminine appellation 47 Plant parts 48 Seaport (abj 51 Reiterate 63 Russian storehouses 55 Girl's name . 56 Deep gorge $7 Closed car 98 Grants use temporarily oowir 3 Period of time 4 Eternity 5 Heavy hammer 6 Wooded tract 7 Follower 8 Rave 9 She is a prominent stage 26 Equal 10 Hardy heroine 2? Notes in 12 Mistakes Guide's scale 13 Hindu queen 28 Uncommon 18 On time (ab.) 31 Pronoun 20 Lamprey- catchers 21 Tremble £ N O 35 Horse's gait 38 Wrench a muscle 22 Walking stick 40 Chaste 23 Profess 42 Greek letter 44 Macaws 45 Greek commune 46 Mimicked 48 Twirl 49 Hang as i{ balanced 50 African flies (var.) 52 Music not« 24 Proportion 43 Negative reply 54 Hail! Utaftar

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