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POUB BLYTHEVTLXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JUNE 38, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWI TMT COURIER NEWS CO. M. W- HAINES, Publisher KAltRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PADI. D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ote National Advertising-Representatives: Wallace Witiner Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Uatered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevme, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9. 191T. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: .' By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any wiburban town where carrier 7 '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 IB advance. Meditations He that gatheretb. in cummer Is a wise son: But he that sleepeth in harvest i§ a son that caaseth shame. — Prov. 10:5. The law of harvest is to reap more than you •sow:. Sow. an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. — G. D. Boardman. Home is where a man can do as he pleases when the wife's away. * * a * If H weren't for men, how many women would bother to drees attractively. * * # Tfce weatherman still does the best job of putting a ban on sprinkling after your garden is ptonte*. * * * A folfer ca* easMy get a swelled head when k* takM t»« many shots at the 19th hole. * ¥> * Numerous cities have put a ban on hitchhiking, but tbere still are a lot of other ways to people a lift. Dewey Decision Not to Run May Be Key to '56 Election Four years ^ago Governor Dewey of New York declared pretty firmly that he would, not seek a third term, but he changed his mind. Now, according to close friends, he is saying that only a a shooting war by September could induce him to run for a fourth term. In view of his 1950. switch, it is natural that there are some who view this disclosure with skepticism. But the governor's lanuguage, as conveyed by his friends, is very strong. He is said to have used the word "irrevocable" to describe his decision, and to have indicated he would not even accept a high post in President Eisenhower's administration. He is reported to want private life. Certainly until Dewey gives positive sign of another change of mind' politicians will feel free to speculate about New York on the assumption the governor really means it this time. One thing seems utterly clear from The GOP standpoint. If it is not to be Dewey, then is must be some other strong "name" candidate. For the Democrats are evidently leaning toward a choice of Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., And no sane politician would pretend that such a name candidate could be licked by a relative unknown. The most likely Republican prospect this moment is Sen. Irving Ives, now serving his second successive Senate term. In 1952 he proved himself a power- vote- getter in New York state, rolling up a winp.ing margin bigger than Mr. Eisenhower's. Ive's is understood- to prefer staying where he is. but to be amenable to party pressures if they are strong enough. Barring the sunrise entry of some other well-known figure, the pressures surely should be heavy. New York State is still the great election prize- Whoever holds its governorship is • automatically a key factor in his party's presidential deliberations. Whichever ; party occupies the State House possesses undeniably great strength when the final presidential test is had at the polls. If anyone wishes proo;f, especially of New York's influence in nominating a presidential choice, he need but recall the fact that, under Dewey's stem leadership, the 1952 New York delegation to th« GOP convention cast 92 of the 595 votM won by Mr. Eisenhower on the initial ballot. If Governor Dewey's decision is In; d*«d irrevocable, tht tremors it will pro- duet on tht political seismographs of , both ptrtitc will be felt in every corner of tilt knd. Thoufh nont of ui oould possibly guess In what specific way, H might well determine the outcome of tht 1956 presidential election. Hail, Harry! Former President Truman'* worst political enemies have never accused him of lacking courage. In the arena he knows so well, he demonserated it again and again. Now. suddenly, he has had to show courage in a different sphere, and he once more has not been found waiting. The former Chief Executive underwent an emergency operation not long ago> and he seems to have met the test of his stamina very well. With characteristics fortitude, Mr. Truman declined to ride to the hospital in an ambulance, but he went in under his own power. The whole country .hopes he comes aut the same way, with full health and vigor. VIEWS OF OTHERS To us it is always amusing when people refer to a Cnamber of Commerce as some distant thing. No matter how much a person may say that "they" are not doing this or that, or what "they" are doing, it is still every individual person in the city who is the Chamber of Commerce. A good many visitors will judge a city more by the individuals it meets on a brief stop, or by the homes and sights of the city, than by the front of the Chamber of Commerce puts up for the hometown, as important as that is. But the situation settles down to its basic element, and that is the individual citizen and the Chamber of Commerce. Sometimes, we feel, it is a mistake to assume that the Chamber of Commerce is supposed to be supported by only the dues paying members. Surely they are a vital part and without their money not even an office can be maintained. The Chamber of Commerce is "us" and it speaks for us, good or bad, as we make "us" speak. If you are not a "real" part of this voice, you should be. In your words, your af.ions, your thoughts even, you should have yor city uppermost in your minds and most of us do despite all the criticisms and faults we find in the hometown. If you want to try your loyalty, just let someone else begin talking about our city, some outsider say. Kow do you feel? It's an obvious answer. So let us not delegate ourselves to a "they" position when the Chamber of Commerce is really "us". And we should know that the success or failure of its program depends on "us" and not "them."—LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News. Who Told The Alligator? Men, how would you like to have a $125 pair of shoes to go with your $100 hat? A writer in the Wall Street Journal tells of the advantages, with the slogan of a shoe manufacturer cited—"Take off your foot overcoat." The shoes are an alligator hide number. Alli-- gators must have heard about inflation too. But thats not so steep when compared with calfskin. "If the shoes were just plain old calfskin the price would be $100," the man says. Don't be so tight on your shoes for a silly $25. After all, it's only money. There's another saving in buying the $125 payment beaters. It is commented that "the hat folks are putting out $100 hats, and you get only one. we give you two shoes." Now that's really generous. The line will form at the right and no pushing, please.—Rock Hill is. C.) Herald. Explorers Dr. Detlev W. Bronk. presindent of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, and also head of the National Academy of Sciences, asked thoughtful men to shed fear for the future, adding, "Weary, bewildered men covet security . . ." In other words, the explorers of today are the imaginative scientists and the reward is now worlds undreamed of by Columbus and his colleagues. Dr. Bronk's is a clarion call for courage and faith in the future.—Norwalk (Conn.) Hour, SO THEY SAY Anchor Point tf •*•>{.* Peter id son's Washington Column — Question in Oppenheimer Case: Could He Be So Naive WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Regardless of how the Atomic Energy Commission decides the security clearance case of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, it is now considered unlikely that his contract as a $100-a.-day consultant will be renewed when' it expires on June 30. In 1953 Dr. Oppenheimer worked only two and a half days for AEC. The move to ease him out of the government's atomic picture has been on for some time, whether his security clearance is restored or not. Most people who have formed an opinion on the Oppenheimer matter have based it on the summary recommendations of the two- to-one findings of the special investigating board headed by ^Gordon Gray, president of University of North Carolina and former Secretary of War. Many have found the substance of this report highly inconsistent. That a man can display "a high degree of discretion reflecting an unusual ability to keep to himself vital secrets." and still bring forth a recommendation he was not a good security risk, has not made sense. If more people had read the 100,000 words of testimony in the hearings, now made public, or even the mere 20.000 words of the Gray report, there might be more understanding. They make an exhaustive study of 24 charges of past associations with Communists and Communist causes. The Gray board found 16 of these charges true or substantially true. One side observation here is almost inescapable. If these same charges and findings were made against any other individual, he would be fired outright. The factor that makes the Oppenheimer case different is that he is one of the greatest scientists in the world today. He was in charge of developing the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, N. M., in World War n. It may be that today there are other scientists who are just as good. Dr. Oppenheimer left ful- tirne employment as an A-bomb builder two months after the war was over. He remained as a consultant, for which he has been paid a mere 511,500 in the last; seven years. He was dropped as chairman of AEC's general advisory committee at the end of 1952. It was Dr. Edward Teller and another group of scientists who developed the hydrogen bomb. The full hearings and the brief filed in rebuttal to the Gray report by Dr. Oppenheimer's attorneys, John W. Davis and Lloyd K. Garrison, throw new light on his early opposition to the H-bomb development. .Research on this project was begun under Dr. Oppenheimer at Los Alamos during the war. This research was not stopped after the war, but it was not pushed. The reason was that early thinking envisaged the H-bomb as a tremendously complicated affair. It would have been costly not only as to money but as to the amount of still more precious plutonium— the stuff A-bombs are made of— required to trigger the H-bomb. Also, nobody knew whether it would work or not. This was the thing that Dr. Oppenheimer admittedly opposed. the Doctor Says— Written for N T EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M..T). The Communists are attacking on a worldwide front. We who cherish freedom must be prepared to defend it on a world-wide scale. — British Conservative John Eden. * * # We are going to win the battle of the (Red River) Delta.—French Gen. Cogny. * * * I plan to sit on a rocking chair and rest for the whole summer. — William White, ousted N. Y. Central president. * ¥ ¥ It is true that Europe cannot be defended without Germany, but it is also true that Europe cannot be defended without Prance. — Gen. Alfred Gruenther. * * * As long at the United States has atomic superiority, and as long as the free nations remain military stronger than the Communist nations, the chance for a Korean-type war . . . anywhere in the world is remote. — Viet President Nixon. Among the enemies of man, the biting insects are in some ways the worst. The rat flea carries bubonic plague, formerly known as black death, the tsetse fly of South Africa spreads the parasite of sleeping sickness. Certain ticks carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other diseases of that group. One kind of mosquito spreads the highly dangerous yellow fever; other forms of mosquito carry malaria. There are many other disease carrying insects. But it i£> not disease alone which make insects our enemies; just the ordinary mosquito bite is bad enough. The reaction to mosquito bites is not always alike. In some people a bite will cause swelling and severe itching, while in others the reaction is slight and lasts only a short time. When the mosquito bites, it probably pushes something into the skin but just what this substance is is still a matter of debate. It is generally believed to be similar to the substance which bees inject when they sting, the chemical nature of which is partly known. Although attempts have been made to prepare extracts from the mosquito in an effort to create resistance or immunity in people, these trials have not been wholly successful. Even if a satisfactory substance could be discovered and prepared for this purpose, the resistance probably would not last very long and would have to be repeated etch year and usually would hardly be worth the effort. Hundred* of kinds of spiders are found in the Americas, but apparently only one, known as the black widow spider, is likely to produce severe symptoms by biting. This is a shiny coal-black spider, usually marked with bright red or yellow or both. The female is the one responsible for the bites. This spider measures about half an inch long on the average. When it bites it forces a poison into the wound which may make one extremely ill and can even cause death. Pain is severe. Cutting into the wound and sucking on it are not of value as they are in some other kind of bites. Neither is the use of drugs of the opium family, like morphine, of help. Hot baths, serum, and especially the injection into the blood of some substance containing calcium is the preferred treatment. Fortunately bites by the black widow spider are not too common although it is a wise person who looks for these insects in dark places in sections of the country in which they are known to exist. There are many other biting insects which space forbids mentioning in detail. Among them are the bedbug and the louse, both of which are fortunately becoming more rare under the more sanitary conditions existing today. from the fall of 1949 when the Russians exploded their first bomb, until the spring of 1951. It was then that Dr. Teller came forward with his new design for the H- bomb. Dr. Teller testified that "Dr. Oppenheimer warmly supported this new approach, and I understand he made a statement that if anything of this kind had been suggested right away ,he would never have opposed it." Dr. Oppenheimer himself testified. "The program we had in 1949 was a tortured thing. . .that did not make a great deal of technical sense. . .The program in 1951 was technically so sweet that you could not argue about that." Nearly every scientist who has gone on record in this case has rallied to the support of Dr. Oppenheimer. Dr. Teller is a notable exception. He believed Dr. Oppenheimer loyal. But in the limited sense of not understanding some of his "confused and complicated actions.. . I would feel more secure if public matters would rest in other hands." This is perhaps understandable in the light of Dr. Oppenheimer's in 1943, when he was first being cleared, that he belonged to "just about" every Communist front organization on the west coast and had signed many of the petitions in which they were interested. The great question is how a man with such a mind could have been so naive. This affiliation began in 1936, tapered off in 1939, with little interest after 1942 and a definite rejection of the Communist philosophy after 1946. The great question is how a man with such a mind could have been so naive. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours. June Allyson is shucking her angel halo for the first time to play a scheming, evil-hearted babe opposite Jose Ferrer ia U-I's film version of "The Shrike," and she can hardly wait to be an imperfect wife. "I made the mistake of crying in a picture once and I've cried ever since," June winced on the set of "A Woman's World" at Fox. "I've wanted to get away from playing perfect wives and angels ever since I can remember. An actress has to break away. I was a type-casting victim labeled only for devoted wives and weeping heroines. "Now I'm going to be a meauie. Isn't it divine?" Ava Gardner's refusal to star in a movie titled "Love Me or Leave Me" may be because she's had it. Three husbands have loved her -and left. Hedy Lamarr isn't ready to be referred to as "the former screen star." A script that may bring her back to Hollywood is on its way to Mrs. Howard Lee in Houston, Tex. . . .A leading man in a movie being filmed in Rome isn't talking to news scribes about his near death in a gas-filed apartment. Viveca Lindfors and ex-mate Don Siegel called off the fireworks about the custody of their .kiddies . . .Now it can be told that Paramount originally bought "About Mrs. Leslie" for Irene Dunne. But Shirley Booth's "Come Back, Little Sheba" hit won her the role. Lauren Bacall, discussing suitable names for babies with Van Heflin on the set of "A Woman's World" at Fox, confessed that she once was set on the idea of naming her daughter Brandy Bogart. "But Bogey didn't go for it at • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Tourney Offers Many Bridge Tips The official records of international matches are mines of information for bridge players. Today's I hand comes from the official rec-1 ord of the World Championship j Match of 1954. held last January in Monte Carlo. Like t v e record show a very strong suit. Doug Steen, the young California expert who held the West cards, opened the ace of diamonds. When this held, he shifted to a low heart. Declarer won the second trick in dummy with the ace of hearts and thought long and deeply. It was obvious that he had to draw trumps without losing a trick to the missing king. Should he take a finesse, or should he play the ace in the hope of dropping a blank king? The percentage play is to finesse for the king when you have only nine trumps. In fact, it is still correct to finesse for the king when you have ten trumps. Only when you have 11 cards in the suit is it proper to play for a one-one split. Besse was well aware of the mathematical odds, but he still played the ace of clubs and dropped Steen's black king. As soon as West led the ace of diamonds, there was a slight presumption that he had prospects of a trump trick. Good players seldom lead the ace of a bid suit against a slarn contract in a total- points match except when they want to make sure of that trick because they also hope to -get a trump trjck. This suspicion was confirmed when West failed to lead a spade at the second trick. If West had only a small trump or two, he would surely try to make dummy use up the sigleton trump in order to prevent declarer from taking a trump finesse through East. The fact that West failed to make this play proved that he was anxious for declarer to take the trump finesse. West could be glad of a trump finesse only if he held the blank king of trumps. On this reasoning Besse put up the ace of clubs on the first round of trump and easily made his slam contract. all," she said. "He thought that was carrying things too far." Jackie Loughery of CBS' "Earn Your Vacation" TViewer denia* the flood of rumors that she and Guy Mitchell are hatching up a reconciliation. "No, I'm not going to England to join him and I haven't been writing letters to him," the redhead told us. t Mike Todd's paging Fred MacMurray for a Broadway musical version of "Merton of the Movies." The plot's been altered so that Merton is no longer a movie-struck, country bumpkin, but an ex-U. S. President with a beguiling TV voice and manner. Hollywood sharpshooters give him a-movie star build-up. Movie film directors finally won their long-time fight for exclusive rights to the word "director" along with art and cinematography directors. Dialogue and dance directors, by industry agreement, now will be known as choreographers and dialogue coaches. "Demetrius and the Gladiators" is a new switch on sequels. It's billed as "The Continuation of the Robe." THE "ZIEGFIELD FOLLIES" revival at the Sands Hotel sets a new high for Las Vegas show lavishness and beautiful dolls. There's a howl when Frank Sinatra walks out in a green suit in the closing number and a bigger one when he quips: . "What's the matter—haven't you ever seen a skinny pool table?" Edmond O'Brien, about codirect- ing "Shield for Murder," in which he also stars: "I'd rather be regarded a* a young director than a. fading: leading: man." He hopes to make director a career now. Laugh line in "A Woman's World": Margalo Gilmore looks over Lauren Bacall and Arlene Dahl and says: "I thought you'd be like some of Helen Hokinson's characters- all girdled and bosomy." "You're rijht." answers Lauren, See HOLLYWOOD on Page 5 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Virginia Simpson of Knoxville, Tenn.., to Edwin Freeman Robinson of. this city. The wedding will be solemnized July 22- Mrs. James Hill has gone to Greenville, South Carolina where she will spend three weeks visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. O- W. McCutchen motored their daughter, Miss Sara Lou. to Memphis today, "where shs will board a train for Lake Lure, N. C., where she will attend-Lake Lure Camp for Girls. College graduation exercises are barely over so older people shouldn't be too impatient or disappointed that the graduates haven't solved all the world's business and political problems by this time. Wet Words Answer to Previous Puzzla THE HIGH-POWERED executive flipped his intercom switch- "Miss Jones, get me my broker," he said. The visitor in the office was duly impressed—until Miss Jones' voice floated into the room, loud and clear: "Yes, sir. vSfock or pawn?" — Lamar (Mo.; Democrat. NORTH *« 4 None VAKQ10742 • KQ873 44 WEST (D) EAST 4QJS85 4A107632 VJ98 V63 ^AJ105 *94 4K 4972 SOUTH 4K4 462 4AQJ1C8653 Neither side vul. North E«M South 2 * Pass 3 4 3 • Pass 5 4 6 4 Pass Pasr West Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—*• A Oi , ._ --^ .natcn, it is published by the American Contract Bridge League. Few American experts would make an opening two bid with the North hand. Karl Schneider, the great Viennese expert, not only considered his hand worth a two bid. but he even carried on to a slam when his partner, Jean Besse, made t jump bid in clubs to 5 Eucharistic wine cups 9 Cape 12 Italian river • 13 rooster 114 Past !l5 Small likeness ! 17 V/atch 18 Pares 19 Bubbles as liquids do i21 Watering , places '23 Famous Uncle : 24 Cattle genus 27 Angers 29 Equal 32 Realm 34 Glance 36 Numb 37 Problemg 38 Gaelic 39 Love god 41 Prosecute 42 Tangle 44 Wiles 46 Chilliest 49 Cheer 53 Aged 54 Depicter 56 Hawaiian wreath S7Pre«« 58 Sharp 59 Physician (slang) 60 Nick II Essential ' being ; DOWN ' ICorn porridge * Great Lake 9 British 4 Dirties 5 Deed 6 Froze'n dessert 7 Measure of land 8 Snow gliders 9 Fine wool fabrics 10 Curved molding 11 Female rabbits 28 Flavor 16 Reach for 30 Unbleached 20 Fastens 31 Subterfuge 22 Amphitheater 33 Perfect 24 The Venerable 25 Hebrew measure 26 Fitful 35-Pullman attendant 40 Married woman 43 Lukewarm 45 Satisfy thirst 46 Ice wat«l 47 Spread for bread 48 Painful 50 Affirmative .votes 51 Golf mound* 52 Sea eagle 55 Powerful explosive

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