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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE TWENTY BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1953 •B BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS L THl COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. HAINES, Publuhei •AJUIT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adiertlslng Mtnuger ' Sol* Nation*! AdMrtlilng iwpresentatires: WilUM Witmer Oo. New Tort Cluc»go, Detiolt. Atlanta, Memphli. ___ Entered u iecond claw m»tt«r «t the poit- •Me* »l BlytherUle, Arkaniu, under act oi Con. October ». U17. Member of The Associated Pre*i SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city or BiyinerUle or any lUburban town when wirier Krvlco U mata- Uined, 250 per week. By mail, within a radius o! 59 miles, »5.00 per «ar »2.50 for six months, »1.25 lor three mo.ithj; by mail outside 60 mile »one, *H.iO per year payable in advance. Meditations Which of you convince!!) me of sin? And If I aay the truth, why do ye not believe me?—John 8:46. * * * Give us that calm certainty of truth, that conviction of the reality of the life to come, which we shall need to bear us through the troubles of this.—H. W. Beecher. Barbs A guest room is a place that is fixed up so attractively that visiting relatives stay too long. * * * A judre says some wives are affectionate only when they need spending money. Isn't that often enough?. * » » There are times when it's good training to give a youngster a smart crack for making one. * * * If the better pictures that movie producers are always promising ever get here, neighborhood movie houses won't be near as nice a place to sleep In. » * * Lots of judges use flowery language, but they aren't handing out bouquets. Dulles Is Natural Target In His Sensitive Job John Foster Dulles has wanted to be Secretary of State for a long time. His grandfather held the post, and there was a family tradition of foreign-affairs service. Evidently he's glad he has the job, but he most have learned by now that it makes him the readiest target in the country. For reasons that are special to the nature of the job, secretaries of state have perhaps always been easy pickings for political sharpshooters. To begin with, the head of the State Department normally has little if any political power or influence on the domestic scene. Except for occasional speeches, his work does not take him regularly through the country and his department has no widespread domestic orginization— being concentrated in Washington and abroad. Since this job is so, he is always something of a distant figure to most politicians. Remoteness can breed suspicion, or at the very least, indifference. The Secretary of State need not be feared, and he can be attacked with impunity. The phrases "cookie-pushers" and "striped-pants boys" are tired old samples of the ammunition that politicians have hurled for years at this convenient target. These seemed to say that foreign affairs was the strange business of soTt, almost effeminate men who hung within the shadow of the "palace." Times have changed. Foreign affairs and domestic policies are so tightly intertwined today that few politicians try to argue for the consideration of the one without the other. More than that, all the nation's hopes and fears are understood to center around the world dilemmas which are the prime business of the State Department. Yet this has not helped the Secretary of State as a national figure. It has 'only magnified his difficulties. In a time of seemingly endless crisis and tension, many citizens and many politicians work out their frustrations on him as they never did before. They seem to say that, since our worst problems are foreign, they must inevitably be the fault of the Secretary of State. In times such as these the Secretary of State is the national target, for some of the old reasons cited and the new ones as well. We are not likely to see a truly popular Secretary of State for some years to come. Possibly Dulles is reconciled to that prospect. Surely any man who is not will not have a happy tenure in one of the world'i most sensitive and ?vio«»bl* jot*. Red Maneuvers Witli the Communists at Panmunjom angrily declining even to read the latest Allied offer for a peace conference affecting Korea, the outlook for such a meeting grows dim. In these negotiations, difficult as are all talks with the Reds, the behavior of Arthur Dean and his associates has been correct and infinitely patient. Two things the Allies must guard against vigilantly. One is any maneuver by the Rods or neutral nations to block the freeing of prisoners held by the Allies who still refuse repatriation. Our time schedule rails for their release Jan. 22. This deadline should be met. .The other thing to watch is the steady Communist effort to transfer the whole Korean conference to the United Nations forum in New York. This would afford Russia the chance to intervene as a nonbelligerent. Views of Others Communism: Politico! Question When President Eisenhower said he hoped that a year hence communism would have ceased to be political question in America, millions of hearts hoped with him. But here Is the practical side of a question of that nature. Both Mr. Hoover of the FBI and Attorney General Brownell said that the evidence against Harry Dexter White and his numerous associates in the red cells at Washington was simply smothering, that it was irrefutably, and had it been competing to offer In court would have left the accused practically defenseless in its certainty, its accuracy and the fact that much of it was recorded on discs in the voices of the traitors themselves. But under the exsisting federal act passed by the New Deal evidence taken from tapped wires is hmdmissable in federal courts although the supreme court of the United States has held that the same evidence may be Introduced in State courts if the state involved has no legislative enactment against such admission. Of Course. Mr. Brownell wants to niter the mistaken law that was enacted to tie the hands of Uncle Sam. And of course the enactment simply must be passed. If we have not enough brains to pass such an enactment we are akin to the nation. If any, that its soldiers into action without rifles ar ammunition even. And whether such an enactment can be passed or not will be some evidence of whether Eisenhower's hopes are to be attained— Oreen Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. 'ublic Salaries The. Arkansas bar associalion, along with the national and other state organizations, has come out strongly in favor of Senate Bill 1663, a measure which would provide", among other things, $10,- 000-a-yenr salary increasces for federal court judges and members of Congress. Under the measure the chief justice of the Supreme Court would also get a $14.500 pay boost, and the measure also makes a number of changes with respect to the position of United States attorney. So far as the pay raise aspect. 1 ; of this bill are concerned, it certainly appears to deserve support. The services performed by members of Congress and the federal bench undoubtedly call for an Increase in recompense in these inflated times, and the amount recommended in Senate Bill 1663 would not appear to be out of line. Nor would it seem inconsistent with the effort to balance the budget and reduce federal expenses. The net cost to the government for all the increases proposed under this bill would be substantially less than one onehundredth of one per cent of the proposed annual budget. The Hoover Commission, which is probably more concerned with federal economy than any other agency, made clear in its 1949 report the false economy inherent in inadequate federal salaries. It recommended then, in order to strengthen the entire gnvennental structure, that the pay of major members of the judicial and legislative branches be raised. Since then me executive branch salary raises have been voted; none ol the others have yet been approved by Congress. The recommendations of Senate Bill 1663 (which are substantially those of the Hoover Commission) are long overdue, We are achieving no economies in government through a salary structure that turns able attorneys away from the federal bench and toward more lucrative private practices, that forces a member of Congress to resign because of his inability to support his family, and that sees a chief justice of the United States, the late Fred Vinson. after a lifetime of public service leave an estate amounting to only a few thousand dollars. SO THEY SAY Well, they're (Army, Navy and Air Forcei like kids. You give them a certain latitude of tolerance (on budgets). But you love them Just the same.— Secretary Defense Wilson. * * * The disclosure of secret (atomic) material wold do nobody any good except the enemy. —Senator Hickenlooper (R., la). * * * The predominant fault of the bad English encounter today is not the crude vulgarism of the untaught but the blithe Irresponsibility of the taught.—Jacques Brazun, Columbia University hUtorlu. Cold Weather Has Set In Peter Edson's Washington Column — Hamilton Fish Forms a Group In Fight Against Internationalism WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Former Republican Congressman Hamilton Pish of New York visited Washington re to confer former Democratic Sen. Burton K. Whecl- cently with trations," he says. He claims his | attended his dinner. But he says Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD backers can see no difference between the Acheson and Dulles foreign policy. Fish says his organization will not, be distracted by domestic issues. Its political action will consist entirely of supporting cancli- er and diners on j dates for Congress who share its peter Eason the selection of a national com - mittce to head a new, nonpartisan, isolationist political organization. The nn me views on foreign policy. It support both Democrats and will Re- of the new group will he the Amer:an Political Action Committee— APAC." , There is obviously no connection with the CIO-PAC and, any simil- I arity in names Is purely coincidental." Fish has not only picked the name of his new movement, but has also been given full authority by the 35 as-yet-unnamed founders to appoint a national chairman and a governing body of 15 to 20 prominent citizens. Fish snys he will announce these names before Jan. 1. By the end of March he thinks there will be a local organization in every one of the 48 states, for work in the 1054 and 1956 elections. He says he has a million dollars promised to support the movement, although no pledges have been asked for and no money has been collected. The platform on which APAC will operate will be entirely devoted to the one issue of foreign policy, Fish declares. "It will be for American nationalism and against the giveaway internationalism of the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower adminls- publicans if their views are against internationalism. There is no tnought of forming a .third American political party now, according to the present plans. But if, in 1956, both political parties endorse the present internationalist policies and nominate internationalist candidates, t hon the American Political Action Committee will organize a third party in every state. APAC came into being the night before Thanksgiving at .a dinner given by Fish at the Harvard Club in New York. He says it was the most historic dinner he ever tit- j tended. Col. Robert R. McCormick. publisher of the Chicago Tribune, was to have been the guest of honor. Illness prevented Colonel McCor- m ick 's attendance , so the dinner was held without him. The Chicago publisher had proposed the formation of a new "American Party" in August, 1952, "to save the United States from New Dral ism and international ism." Fish had endorsed the Mc- Cormirk proposal at that time, but nothing came of the movement until the recent New York meeting. Fish has refused to give out the full list of the 35 founders who HOLLYWOOD — (NEA1— Movies Without Popcorn: William Hoiden, Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart toil at Paramount, in the film version of the Broadway stage play, "Sabrina Fair." Audrey Was a princess in "Roman Holiday," but this time out she's a chauffeur's daughter. I watched Audrey and Bill play a scene in his den, a den crammed lull of ribbons and trophies which Bill, according to the script, has won for his physical prowess. It's a good thing the camera didn't move in on some of the cups for a close-up. One of them, I noted 'after the scene was finished, was Inscribed: t "Best Dog in Santa Monica Kennel Show." Anthony Quinn and Peggie Castle make a picture that could have been taken from the cover of a 25-cent pocket murder book as they play a tense scene in Mickey Spillane's "The Long Wait." There Is absolute silence on the set as Peggie, her skirt split up the side and her face bruised, crawls across the floor to a chair where Tony is sitting, raises herself, and kisses him while she searches for his revolver. This Spillane yarn is even more brutal than "I, the Jury," I'm told, and to prove the point, the prop man showed me a bucket of raspberry syrup. The bucket was labeled: "BLOOD— DON'T SPILL." "In This Corner. . ," Tension hangs over the set of "Johnny Guitar" and crew members talk in whispers about the rash of stories concerning the slap- bang feud between Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge. Sterling Hayden, the leading man, walks onto the set. A moment later, Joan swooshes by in riding pants for some snappy sagebrush dialog. It's clear that "Johnny Guitar" Isn't exactly a place for news „„ ___ „ ___ „ ..... _... ___ — --„- scribes, kiddles and sensitive old least 25 of those present spoke I maids, as a hush falls over the 'sound stage. On the way out, I ask „., u ...^,^ .,„.- , ---- „... — ....... if Joan and Mercedes have actual- speaking only because of lack of I ly been at it tooth and nail. time. | "Well," said my informant, One of the most significant things about the rernarks was that Republican Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's name was not mentioned once, according to Fish. Now was the subject of "McCarthyism" discussed. He made this assertion in denying an earlier statement given out ure for agents to bring actors ... by Archie Roosevelt a few days' the set for th e director's verdict before the dinner. .It was to the duri ng production of a movie. at in endorsement of his program and th others Were prevented from don't want to be talking out of turn, but one more set-to and they could put this picture on TV next Friday night and sell a heap of razor blades." rt ' s standard operating preced- effect that the new organization would work to support Senator McCarthy. Roosevelt also said it would take an interest in domestic political issues, such as opposition to the Republican organization of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey in New York. Roosevelt was unable to attend the dinner, but Fish says this earlier statement almost got his organization off the track. He believes it is back now'. If the backers of Fish's hew American Political action Com - mittee fully endorse this present plan to give no support to Senator McCarthy, It will mark an important split in the anti-internationalist front. Fish says he wants no mudslinging in his movement, so as to keep his crusade on the highest levels of foreign - policy debate. Fish's visit to Washington at traded little attention among American political leaders. But Br Bhsitiroad acsint gCoaedrp.m a half-hour television film interview, to show their audiences what an American isolationist leader was like. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. The thyroid glnnci which lies at tJie base of (he nrrk is one of the most important glunci-i ol internal secretion. It produces a hormone which influences t h e general health. Hie rate of growth, the speed of the heart, and many other functions ol the human body. The best-known difficulty with this gland is goiter. When the thyroid foils entirely to manufacture its hormone in infancy or early childhood, the result is known as cretinism. An untreated cretin docs not grow normally and is seriously underdeveloped, If the diagnosis of vlns condition can be made early enough, thyroid extract obtained from the glands of animals can be given as a substitute for the normal hormone. Cretinism is rare in most parts of the world. A complete absence of the formation of the thyroid hormone in grownups results in a condition known as myxedcma whirh is also not common. In myxcdma the hair becomes thin, coarse, and loses Us sheen. The skin also gets thick and dry. The pulse is slow nnd there is a peculiar appearance as thouijli there were fluid vmdevno:nh the skin. The basal metabolism of ft patient with myxedema is generally around minus 40, Anemia is almost always present, and there are other symptoms as n rule. Treatment Possible Myxedema symptoms can be completely relieved simply by giving the right, dose ol thyroid tablets by mouth. U is true thai this treatment hns to be kept up indefinitely, but it is painless, not expensive, nnd completely relieves the many symptoms. More difficult to diagnose ftn( j to treat thaa cretinism and myxedc- ma are those patients who appear to have an incomplete loss of the secretion of the thyroid hormone. In them the symptoms may be vague, sometimes including uncx- favorable opening lead. The opponents can't stay in a cue bid, so your double costs nothing. In this case, however, North's diamond bid not only showed an ace but also was made in a very good playable suit. South should have redoubled to indicate that he was willing to settle for five diamonds redoubled nstead of a slam. And when South plained fatigue or perhaps a slight | failed to redouble. North should • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Experts Can Err, But Not Often Eve a good player sometimes has a wild strcnk in which he does everything wrong. Such episodes are rare with a good player, which Is one of the thlnss that makes him good, and they're even rarer with two good players as a partnership. In today's hand, however, two very well known experts tied themselves up into knots with the North-South cards. The bidding was very ?ood tip to Hie time thnt. North bid five diamonds. East's double was ft doubtful business at best. He thought that the final contract would be some hish number of spades, probably six, but he didn't want to double the final contract (in order to Ret a diamond lead) for fear of having South redouble and make the contract. Hence East decided to double five diamonds In order to call for a diamond lead against, the expected final spade contract. NORTH »AB2 WEST VKJ969 4K73 4Q782 17 « A Q 9 8 6 4 2 *» EAST »K74 VQ 108432 • None 410853 SOUTH (D) AQJ 10885 Sooth 1 A 3* 5* Pass Pass * J105 + AKJ4 West North Pass Pass Pass Pass 3* 4* Pass 5* East Pass Pass Double Pass Opening lead—* 3 have done so. Either member of the partnership should have punished East for his foolish double. North actually bid five spades, and South lost his nerve. He might have tried six diamonds on the theory that North would pass with n Rood diamond suit but would go to six spades with a doubtful diamond suit. Six diamonds would nave been m.irie easily. But South passed at five spades — and managed to mangle even that, .West opened the three of diamonds, and South wondered whether F.iist, hiui .doubled to show the king of diamonfls or a void in dla- It's a fine Idea to double « real jmonds. He guessed wrong, decld- "cue" bid la ordtr to Indlcat* t ling that East bad tb« guarded king On Columbia's "The Miami Story," Director Fred Sears takes time out from a scene involving Barry Sullivan and Luther Adler to interview an actor named Danny Marks. The casting call is for an actor who can play the brief role of a policeman. After one peek at Marks' diminutive feet, size five, Scars tells him that no movie goers wilt believe that a policeman has such delicate pedal extremities. Later word comes from casting that Marks was a policeman In Chicago before he turned actor— size-five feet and all. Come—Lie Down Barbara Stanwyck is enmeshed in dark doings again in Chester Erskine's production of "Witness to Murder." She plays an interior decorator who sees a murder he- and that West had led a singleton. Hence he put up the ace of diamonds, and East promptly ruffed. Now South still had to lose a diamond and a trump. There's a moral to this tale: Don't feel too badly about your own mistakes. Even the greatest experts fall on their noses once in a while. wno on a J ,r set pclin- I mod- '^ ing committed and Is marked as a likely corpse by the murderer. Row Rowland directs Barbara and Gary Merrill in a key scene in her modern, lavish office. I wandered off inspecting sets and discovered George Sanders, who plays the heavy in the film, comfortable bed in the boudoii that isn't being used. He's rec: ing in the comfy couch like a mod' ern-day Nero. Georg:e asks everybody who approaches: "Would you care to lie down?" Btng Crosby and Danny Kaye. in a scene that calls for them to undress down to their shorts and get into fresh clothes, are giving it the burlesque treatment as a gag on the set of "White Christmas." But Lili St. Cyr and Gypsy Rose Lee have it easy compared to Bing and Danny. The action is worked out so that the boys will be behind chairs or tables as they stuff in their shirt- MGM and Paramount settled their squabble over the story-line similarities between "Panther Squadron" and "The Bridges of Toko-Hi," both by James Michener. aramount has agreed to hold up the latter, starring Bill Holden, and Grace Kelly, until MGM gets out its Van Johnspn-Frank Lovejoy opus about Korea. Time Flies Dept.: Dorothy MoGuire: who was "Claudia" only a few years ago, it seems, plays the mother of an 18-year-old girl in , Republic's "The Outcast." < Among other people we don't have too much love for are those who phone or write the disc jockey and request songs that should have been allowed to die a lonely death years ago.—Dalton (Ga.) News. Few men in their lifetime or after managed to acquaint the nation with their middle names. Harry Dexter White, obviously, is the exception which proves the rule.—Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. There is no food that I like less Than lovely, lacy watercress.— Atlanta Journal. 75 Xeors Ago In Blytheville Mr, and Mrs. F. B. Joyner and daughters, Sara Grace and Mary Lou, and son, Billy, will leave Friday for Okemah, Okla., to spend the Christmas holidays. Mrs. W. A. Afflick, Mrs. Taylor and Miss Ruth Butt are spending today in Memphis. Eddie Saliba, who attends North- d east Center, Louisiana State University, has arrived to spend the Christmas holidays with his par. The local police have been scared to death they'll become sitters ever since a couple of mothers with babies were heard discussing that if these little foreign sport cars can be left in parking meter spaces, whj shouldn't they leave their baby carriages there? Full of Girls Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 "I'm in love with " 4 Louise 9 Mrs. Eddie Cantor 12 Born 13 Apple centers 14 Mythical bird 15 Pewler coin of Malaya 16 Leaping amphibians 17 Anger 18 Withered 20 Symbol for tin 21 Former 64 Unit of reluctance DOWN 1 Social insects 2 Simple 3 Period of time 4 Perform 5 Hangman'* . knot 6 Persia H A A D T A e M 1 SJ L O F D O E C L R F A D B A SA t k 1 <t U fc *i E M \ T V] •j $ A 1 T ±> \ j - £7 1 W 5 1 he o ^ t W A •3 5 t W K 1 1 1 ^ ',,-. A T 1 R fc i> h U l> tr W W o t> h ^ N A 5 A U A N t O A I W kb N L 1 ij t? 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