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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 16, 1953
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FACE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES. Pubiuher •AMT A. HAINW, AMlstant PublUhw A. A FREDRICKSON, editor FAOL D. HUMAN, AdTertUlng MtnijCT 0ol* Nition»l Adrertlaing RtpresenUtlTw: Wtlltc* Witmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detiolt, Atlanta, MemphU. Inured u Mcond cl»si matter at the po4t- •fflot at Blytherille, Arkansai. under a«t at Con«, October I. 18 n. Member o« The Awoclated SUBSCRIPTION RXTE8: By carrier In the cltj ot Bijinerllle or anj Mburban town where carrier terrlce it maintained, 35c per week. Bj maU, within a radius ot » miles. »5.<» pet je«r, »3.50 Jor sir months. I1.S5 lor three monthi; by mail outside SO mile »ne, U3JO per year payable ID adranc*. Meditations Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the mind that loeth out of his mouth.—Job 37:2. * * * Blessed be the Cod's voice; for it is true, and falsehoods have to cease before it!—Carlyle. Barbs All people are taught to stand up for them- aelve» when babies. Some, when they grow up, forget all about it. * * * The cold daji are here, but the heat'i still on far the purchate of more and more government bond*. * * * An Arizona bind leader was arrested for having two wives. What does he know about harmony? * * * We'd let quicker Mrvtce from some gas stations 1C feww people would stop for oil—and ga». * * * Lot* of husbands get a reputation for truthfulness because they can't think fast enough. Strike Emphasized of Newspapers For nearly a dozen days the folk of New York City went largely without their regular newspapers. The experience of the recent strike afforded a fairly startling lesson in the place of the newspaper in modern life. Radio and television stations strove energetically to fill the gap, but they succeeded only in a limited way. To get any news at all, aman had to become a clock-watcher, keeping a wary eye on broadcast time. A newspaper imposes no such tranny. He can read it whenever his fancy dictates — even next week. But broadcasting is like carving one's initials in the water. Furthermore, a man could not easily shut his ears to the broadcast news that didn't interest him. But reading a news- is for most people a highly selective business. The eye fastens upon only those Items which appeal; the rest can be treated as if they didn't exsist. Then too, the radio-TV approach was disclosed more than ever to be mainly that of a "bulletin service" — a serving up of breiefly told stories. These were repeated over and over, but the repetition did not add to the public's knowledge. What was missing was the enriching detail, and the priceless interpretation without which so much of modern day news wants force. Here and there, certain newscasts from Washington and some foreign capitals filled a part of this interpretative need. Yet there was all too little of it. The whole ordeal was a convincing demonstration that the newspaper is not likely to be displaced by radio, TV, or any other conceivable electronic wonder. The newspaper has a lasting quality, an expansiveness, and a convenience as an information tool which none of its competitors can match. A different kind of story, no less compelling, could be told by the people who ing medium of for critical appraisals of entertainment and cultural events. The merchants, smack up against Christmas, felt keenly the absence of their familiar sounding board. New plays, movies, and concert performances either suffered for want of standard critical judgements, or postponed presentation until the strike was over. Niw that their place in American life has been shown to be secure,, maybe the newspapers hereafter will ake a bit more tolerant view of their "upstart" brethren in the information business. It looks like there's room for all. It's No Comfort to Us In dwelling upon the peaceful purpose •o stirringly voiced by President Eisen- hower at the UN, we niust not overlook the staggering recital he gave us of the atomic power we hold in our arsenal. The President said our stock pile of A-bombs and H-bombs in greater than the total explosive force of all the bombs and shells exploded by all belligerents in all the years of World War II. And it is still growing. He said, too, that one air group could deliver a bomb load over Britain in one mission that would more than match all the bombs dropped on that country through World War II. There are 30 long- range bombers in one group. Today's atom bombs are 25 times more powerful than those we dumped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As for the H-bomb, the President said it's power is in "the ranges of millions of tons of T. N T . T. What he said had stunning impact. But the effect upon us obviously would be greater if we understood exactly the power of the H-bomb, if we knew how many different ways we could apply atomic energy in battle, if we knew the exact rather than the approximate size of our stock piles. These data we cannot have. But, read- between the lines, we can see our greatest security and our greatest peril. For Russia is trying to equal our atomic exploits with each passing day. And there can be no comfort in our bigger and more varied stock pile if the Russians' backlog is big and growing bigger. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1953 Views of Others Significant to the South The West is getting up there fast in population growth, also in accompanying gains in manufacturing and farming. Recent flgules from the U. S. Census Bureau show that from the time of the last official count, April, 1050, to July, '52, the West's population gained a husky 7.7 per cent. That led all other regions. The South, In th» same period, gained 3.1 per cent; the North Central States. 3 percent, the Northeast, 2 percent. Western expansion in fact of significance to the South. It means conmctition for our own industries and agricultural aims. An example is California's booming rise in cotton and Its protest to a heavy acreage cut—Some 54 per cent. The cut (for next year) Is sharp because Cailf- fornla has a relatively brief cotton history. Just » few years nco Us harvest was around a half-million bales. Now. it's pushing two million bales. Cotton yields are high out there. A Christian Science Monitor writer says lhat farmers in the rich Central Valley who shifted from grain to cotton. In 1050, grossed three times the acre- value of their land. He notes that "two Cadillncs in every tool shed" was no uncommon sight. But the West's population'; in spite of its fast growth, still Is only about half that, or less, of any olher section. It was a little over 21 million In July, '52, compared with the south's 48 million. 678 thousand. And people make farms, factories and wealth. Dixie's 48 millions, with their rich resources, can can get their share In the competitive scramble of progress. They've proved that. —Arkansas Democrat. No Sense in It Why should the American people be forced to choose a Congress on Issues of "Trumanism" versus •McCarthyism"? The real questions are whether the price support program for agricultural products will be continued, what changes will be made In tax laws, whether the debit limit will be increased, If the Air Force Is to stay effective, If Taft- Hnrtley remains, etc., etc., etc.—Lexington (Ky.) Herald. Don't Slip! In these days of high taxation, a person has to take advantage of nit the good breaks to keep from going broke. But remember, any free handout is just a false solution to the basic difficulty. The day you find yourself believing that govern, ment gifts are the cure to all economic evils, that's the day you slipped into socialistic and communist thinking.— Fowler (Mich.) Post . SO THEY SAY The Russianse have in excess of 300 submarines, so we have a potential enemy again equipped for sea warfare. —Defense Secretary Wilson. * * * It has been suggested by our political enemies that I am challenging President Eisenhower's party leadership. That suggestion is both redieulous and untrue. —Sen Joseph McCarthy. • * * * Brown (of the Cleveland Browns' Is the greatest coach in the business. 11 you don't believe it, just ask him. —Steve O\vrn, New York Giants. + * * The easiest thing to do with Rreat powri Is lo abuse it—to use it to excess.—President Eisenhower. * + * He (President Eisehhower) hns done a good job. I think his batting average his been good.—Sen. McCarthy. War" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Brownell for President in '56? White Case Brings Speculation Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON (NA) The I ton Davies case would be come of Attorney General Herbert Browne)! has been dropped Into the political hat as a new Republican presidential possibility for 19a6. This speculation comes as a result of the New Yorker's grabbing the ball on the Harry Dexter White spy-charge piny, and making a wide end run 1 Peter Edson around the McCarthy line anti-Communist inter- ,erference. At the attorney general's office, it Is said that, the subject has not been mentioned. Following reports that Gov, Thomas E. Dewey ot New York would not run for re-election, there has been some talk that Brownell might be a candidate for the Governorship. When asked about these rumor. 1 :, the attorney general refused comment. Brownell served five terms in the New York legislature and then quit politics ns nn officeholder until he was appointed attorney general by President Eisenhower. But ho has managed Governor Dew-I no appeal from his finding. oy's campaigns, and served as Re- His Favorite Answers publican National Committee chairman. He took a leading part pleted by the end of the year, but this is only the first step. It will take months to go through all the proceedings of again clearing or discharging the State Department career man. What takes so lone: is that Davies has served in all parts of the world — Russia, Germany, China and Latin America. Full field investigations must be made at ev- Sry place he served. The 2000-page record of these investigations is now about complete. Next step is to prepare a summary—a kind of legal brief. The record will then be examined by Security Administrator W. R. Scott McLcod of the State Department. If the evidence warrants, he may recommend that Davies be suspended. If suspension is ordered, the government has 30 days in which to give Davies a copy of the charges. The case then goes before a Security Hearing Board of three non- super-carrier he replies, "Before I can answer that I like to find out if the person asking the question has any relatives in the Navy. That makes a big difference on this carrier business." New-Stamp Idea Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield may have latched onto a new-stamp-sales gimmick to ease his multimillion-dollar postal deficit. When the Gen. George Fatten commemorative stamp was issued, Summerfield was swamped by demands from Pentagon generals for 'Married," and an Italian diction- HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Dear Santa: If you are puzzled, as usual, about your gift list for movie and TV stars, here are some suggestions: Marilyn Monroe: Five minutes in the Kremlin to disprove, as a Soviet magazine claims, that she's an a^enl of Red-hater Senator .McCarthy, who is using her to make Americans forget how miserable they are under capitalism. Better just make that one minute, Santa. That's all she'd need. Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge: Five minutes alone together in the same room, both armed with shotguns. Mo: Five minutes alone in the same room with Marilyn Monroe. Better make that 10 minutes. Donald O'Connor: A new set of writers for his guest stars on Comedy Hour. Jack Webb: A trophy room for all the awards he has received for Dragnet. Arthur Godfrey: A little of that humility. Judy Garland: A large hunk of good health. Claude tie Colbert: A nice fat role in a movie. She's been missed. Milton Bcrle: A big red apple as a "new" personality on the most improved TV show. Tallulah Bankhead: That comb I suggested last year. Apparently you overlooked this. Bing: Crosby: Radar for early morning motoring. Eddie Cantor: A book titled. "How to Relax." Owners of theaters too small for big-screen movies: Some nice normal-sized flms wth good plots. That's all they need to survve. Jane Wyman: A NEW movie plot. Three remakes in a row is two too many. Liberace: A new facial expression. Alan Ladd: A pair of scissors to cut up "Botany Bay." John Wayne: A miniature shooting gallery with heads of Esperanza for targets and & limitless supply of bullets. Sid Cesar and Imogene Coca: A costarring movie. . Science-fiction film makers: A sane scientist. • 3-D western audiences: Bows and arrows, spears and rocks so ( they can fight back. hunch that TV would love 'em. The next puy who comes up with a TV panel show: An overdose of sleeping pills. Steve Cochran: A high-powered foreign car, the Indianapolis speedway and NO policemen. Johnnie of towels. All out-of-work stars: Ray: A year's supply A year'i supply of money. Movie stars who talk about nothing except themselves: A limitless supply of ear plugs to hand out to friends. Zsa Zsa Gabor: A hat With a rear-view mirror so she can duck those knives other movie dolls hurl at her back. Drive-in theater audiences: Wider windshields to match the new wide screens and built-in Polaroid glass for 3-D movies. - Jack Benny: A citation for bgnie kind to movie stars on his TV show. Joan Fontaine: Some kind of an award for "taking movie direction from Ida Lupino, who preceded her as the wife of Collier Young. Color-Test Bob Hope's TV Show By RICHARD KLEINJ3R NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — (NEA) — NBC- TV ran a color test of Bob Hope's last program, marking the first colorcast of a regular variety program. Highspot of the show was a pie-filling commercial. You'll be glad to know that chocolate pie looks beautiful. But the lemon meringue somehow had a green cast, and. until this is licked, color AV Is dangerous. It may set lemon meringue back 20 years. * * * All that stands in the way of Betty Hutton's new CBS-TV show are a few signatures on a few assorted dotted lines. And it is practically definite that she'll do a situation comedy. It's sad to think of all that dynamic talent shackled to some flimsy story line. Let's hope they don't cast her as a poor salesgirl and equip her with the three standard situation comedy essentials — an absentrminded parent, a moronic boy friend and v bratty kit! sister. Right now, TV is in the grip of an acute case of galloping situation- Elroy Hirsch: An Oscar for the {comedies. Pinza's in one. So is Ray best amateur-acting job of the Bolger, Danny Thomas, Ray Mil- year as himself in "Crazylegs." Shelley Winters: A copy of the book, "How to Be Happy Though sheets of 100 stamps. The issue was so huge that it was suggested there should be a special commemorative stamp issue for the outstanding general of every West Point class, and the outstanding admiral of every Annapolis class. Tough Fight Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge's speech to the United Nations on Communist atrocities in Korea was probably the longest he State Department government of-(ever delivered, but there was a ficials for a sort of trial. The Security Hearing Board then prepares an advisory opinion. This decision then goes to Secretary Dulles for final decision. There is in getting the Republican nomination for President Eisenhower at Chicago. He is rated as one of the shrewdest operators in the GOP. Hearing on Davies Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has declared that examination of the record in the John Pat- Defense Secretary Charles Wilson is developing some favorite answers to the questions he is asked most frequently. When anyone asks him about next year's military budget he of a billion dollars. That'swhyl wouldn't want to give you a figure that might be a billion or two off." When asked whether the Navy will be permitted to build another A first draft was prepared by the Pentagon for delivery on the day the Army released its pictures and reports. Ambassador Lodge didn't like the manuscrips. The next proposal was to have Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens issue the text as a news release, but that idea likewise was abandoned. Army speech writers then made a second attempt at something for Ambassador Lodge to deliver at UN. He didn't like the new version any better. A new team went to bat, but hit three foul balls in a row. On the fourth pitch they connected. ary. Gary Cooper: A leading lady his own age. Clark Gable: Ditto. Popcorn factories that supply the noisy stuff to theaters: Time bombs set to explode three'min- utes after you leave. Hollywood night clubs: Some of Las Vegas' night-club customers. Guy Madison: An escape from Gail Russell's headlines. All film studios: A plan for doing something with all those empty sound stages. I have a secret 75 Years Ago In Blytheville the Doctor Says— By Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. O. Mrs. B. T. Writes: "What causes dropsy and would it be advisable to diet for it? I am sixty-seven years old and weigh 168 pounds." Mrs. E. also asks for a discussion of dropsy or edema, and if n doctor can take tests which will show whether the dropsy comes from the kidneys. It is possible to make tests which will reveal what is causing a dropsy, but these questions deserve some discussion since many people seem to be much confused about the meaning of (he accumulation of fluid in the body tissues, and what should be done about, u. The first thing to remember is that dropsy, or edema, which is he preferred medical name, re- Icrs to the accumulation in the tissues of fluids which would ordi- mhly be eliminated, principally .hrough the urine. There arc several possible causes for this drop- sical accumulation of fluid, but only the two most important ones will be discussed today. One is the failure of the heart and circulation to pump the blood 'ast enough through the kidneys [-,0 hat these organs fail to filter out and eliminate the fluids whu-h should be cast off. The fluid thore- 'ore Accumulates in the body and generally goes to thoso parts vhlch have the poorest rirculntion such as the feet and lops. This kind of edema is treat on by yincr to improve the action of the ip.arl and circulation, rnismt; the CRS so (hat the circulation will not \ave to work so hnrrt npamst i;nv .'ity. and by other medical or sur- ;ical measures. Filtering Action Slopped. The other principal kind of drop\V comes from disease or damage o the kidneys themselves. Here <onie thing has gone wrong with the filtering action of these organs so that they simply do not eliminate all the fluids, they should. The treatment of dropsy of kidney origin is highly complicated and may involve restriction of salt, special diet, and other things. Edema, therefore, is not a disease by itself but rather the reflection of some underlying disorder which is likely to be serious. Anyone w h o develops dropsy should place herself or himself under good medical care and obey carefully whatever directions are given. Failure to do this may result tragically. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Never Lose Sight of Contract Making When you're playing regular rubber bridge yon don't have to win every possible trick. Your main objective is to make your contract. Only when that is assured should you pay much attention to possible ovcrtricks. South lost sight of this elementary fact in the hand shown today. ing lead, but in this case it Beem- ed to be the least of evils. Declarer won in dummy with the ace and should have gone right after his contract by drawing trumps and giving up two club tricks to the king and jack. He would make a lotal of six trump tricks and two clubs. Instead, South decided to co fld-1 venturing after extra tricks. He i led a heart from the dummy at the second trick. It' looked safe enough to try for a heart ruff in dummy, but this one little slip was enough to defeat him. East hopped up with the ace of hearts to cash his high clubs and Miss Marian Tompkins, a student at Judson College in Marion Ala., arrived home last night to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. C, F. Tompkins- John Caudill of Houston, Tex., has arrived to spend the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Caudill. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caldwell and sons. Don and Chester, will leave Sunday for Pasadena, Calif-, where they will attend the football game between Duke University and the, University of Southern California to be played in the Rose Bowl Jan. 2. land. It's the biggest waste of American natural resources since they plowed the corn under in the '30's. Any day DuMont might put Bishop Sheen in a situation comedy and call it "My Favorite Bishop." The whole thing: started, of course, with "I Love Lucy," which was a refreshing novelty in Us day. It was more relaxing- than wrestling- or Milton Berle. But the Imitators took, over, and, by now, even a panel show is a breath of fresh air. We've reached situation saturation. One more distraught father or idiot wife or precocious kid and people may start going back to the movies. LOW That flier, Crossfield, may have thought he flew a rocket plane at twice the speed of sound, but Aunt Molly Harms-| worth wonders if he ever! measured the speed of the 1 voices of some mothers when they're calling children home of an evening. Food for Thought Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH (D) 16 4K.4 V86 «KJ943 4 A532 WEST EAST *765 493 TKJ54 »A972 » A 10 6 5 2 » Q 8 7 *<J North Pass 2* Pass + KJ76 SOUTH 4k A Q } 10 8 2 VQ103 • None 410984 East-West vul. Eut South Pass 1 A Pass 2 A Pass West Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q then give West a took away from club ruff. This declarer what West opened thfi singleton queen should have been his second club of clubs only because he couldn't u-(ck. develop any fondness for nnv oth- west then returned a trump. Deer load. He was flfrflict (hat, ft ' trump lend wouM give declarer a free finesse; the diamonds were obviously ft pood suit to May nway from; and there wns nothing attractive about leading away from the king of hearts. clarer won with dummy's king and | led another heart, hoping to develop either a heart trick or n ruff in dummy. Neither dcve!;ped, for West was able to win the second round of hearts and lead another trump. This limited doctor- ACROSS 1 Baked Virginia 4 Walleyed 8 Shape 12 Fruit drink 13 Rainbow 14 Toward the sheltered side 15 Pitch 16 Possible 18 Distinguished 20 Make amends 21 Boy's nickname 22 Comfort DOWN 1 Detest 2 First man 3 Pie toppings 4 Conveyed by lubes 5 Press 6 Young cat 7 Direction (ab.) 8 Dull finish 9 Medley in Not fat 11 Remove 17 Bahama capital 19 Requires 23 Viper G K R E A L M A S T E A O M D U O L R E S T A P P L F $ r. E P A T t=- b E M A N N e k? :-,> -.>'I W L A 1 4 U N 1 T !# M E k b T 0 N 5 E P 1 * O D c B|S I O A LJ c A U I tr T h R N t t> T P b L T s C E L* E V O \ L) i. A" e w •-., A 1 if L h ;» W h h L K R i7 *7 b N A T b EN T E t A K 51 Ni E 5 1 * A T L 1 E"(? f\*. 26 Wipe out 42 Fried 27 Courteous soft-shell opponent 28 Swiss mounts 43 Helen of 29 Encounter 31 Natural tats <„,.,,,.. 33 Smooth 24 Gloomy Dean ^ Flank (comb . 3g Dress Sinpletons as high ns the queen [rr to six trump tricks and the are seldom picked for the open- ace of clubs. 26 Finishes 27 Famous Uncle 30 Noisier 32 Spotted animal 34 Urfa's former name 35 Continent 36 Scottish grandchildren 37 Former Russian ruler 39 Formerly 40 Borsch ingredient 41 Dampen 42 Distinct 45 Window over a door 49 Forgiveness 51 Cow talk 52 Mine entrance 53 Gaelic 54 Containing nitrogen 55 Baseball Implements 56 Undesirable plant 57 Scint 40 Lin es 41 Diminished Troy's mother 44 Give forth 46 Flower 47 Seep 48 Disputed 50 Stitch

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