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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 29, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUN« », 1954 THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FRBDRICKSON, Editor PAUL 0. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8olt National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmcr Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Memphi*. Catered ai second class matter at the post- ettis* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- fr*M, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES : By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any guburban 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 outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And all thi* assembly shall know that th« Lord saretfe not with sword and spear: For the battle is th* Lord's, and He will give you into our hands. — I Samuel 17:47. . * * # Nothing is so high and above all danger^that is net below and in the power of God. — Ovid. It's estimated an umpire makes 200 decisions during an average ball game. It's hard to imagine being a big bum that many times. # * * It's your own fault, men! You should have put mil the screens up BEFORE the hot weather set in. # * if. Two Oklahoma teen-age youths were arrested for breaking up a home. They ran their hot-rod into a three-room trailer. * * * One of the ever-present difficulties for any person is a bad past. ¥ * * If' you want your friends to warm up to you, Spread a lot of sunshine with your smile. Force Is Dangerous Habit- Even Against Pro-Reds Understandably, the American people have a natural sympathy for the insurgents revolting in Guatamala against the Communist-influenced government of President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. But they do not condone resort to violence. The pattern of revolution by force is, of course, an old one in the banana republics and Latin America geenerally. But the United States has in recent decades tried to exert its influence toward stable government and orderly, peaceful change. That is why. our government wants now to put the Guatamalan rebellion before the Western Hemisphere's security group, the Organization of American States Through our own security is deeply bound up in what happens in Guata- mala, we wish to avoid single-handed action. Our hope is collective action by all the American governments. The Soviet Union, functioning through the UN Security Council, has vetoed hemisphere action under the wing of the UN. But this move cannot prevent the American states from meeting and deciding on some sort of joint program for dealing with the Guatamalan crisis. In spite of all such efforts by the Nn- ited States to place the problem in a hemispheric framework, Russia undoubtedly will have considerable success in blaming this country for the uprising. We are denying that we have given any aid to the insurgents, who are led by certain prominent Guatamalan exiles. But it would be a pretty goDd guess that Col. Carlos Castillo Armas- the rebel leader, had at least a quiet understanding of where official U. S. sympathies would lie, before he undertook the enterprise. Many will speedily assume that secretly we have gone much farther than this, but proof may be hard to come by. Whether we have done more or not, much of the world will assume we havee, judging the matter on the intensity of. of our interest in a country so close to home. But whatever we have in fact done, we know we must sincerely strive to put this problem in the collective hinds of til the American states. Resort to force is a catching habit. Violence used here against a Communist supported regime could in another instance be used by Reds to snuff out a free government The precedent is dangerous. Moreover, if the American nations expect to carry Any moral weight in the other troubled htmisphere, they must employ the orderly security procedures they themselves have established for meeting just such situations as this in Guatamalt. TlM prfttftt Guatemalan government possesses arms shippeed from Red Poland. Its relations with Honduras and other neighbors are bad, and it has been cited itself as a threat to the peace. However the curreent revolt comes out, there is plenty of reason for joint discipline of of the Arbenz regime by the nations of this hemisphere. VIEWS OF OTHERS TV's Annoying Point If you are a regular TV addict, you have undoubtedly noticed in recent months that many programs are being repeated. , In the past three or four weeks, we have seen at least four programs that we have seen from the same chair and on the some set less than a year ago. Sometimes the announcer points out that the program is being repeated "by request." But more often, the old film ir just slapped on the screen without any explanation or any apology. Nothing—unless it can be suostitution a politi- can broadcast for your favorite program—can be so annoying as to settle down in your favorite seat and see an old program flashed on the screen. One that you saw six months ot a year ago. Chances are, if you have had this experience, you react something like this: You snap the set off with a muffled "damn" start up a game of gin rummy, out a book, or rush off to a movie. There are some good television programs— but it has been our observation that some of the programs that were rated tops not so long ago are beginning to wear thin and lose their punch. Unless the television producers get on their toes and pump some new blood and new ideas into their shows, they are going to find themselves with a seriously dwindling audience. Even color television, when it comes, cannot successfully cover up annoying repetition and realize the deadly effect of repeating show scenes lousy shows. It seems to us that TV's smart lads should for scene and word for word. They aren't hurting anyone but themselves— but they're hurting themselves pretty badly. And theyre losing a lot of fans. The commercials, too, are getting out of hand. Too many of them, too long, and too silly, "We expect any night to hear an announcer say: "Due to the fact that we have so many commercials tonight we will dispense with the entertainment." That's when you can buy a good TV set for a song at 1112 Belvedere Avenue.—Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. Folk Lore and fuddyduddies Well, there was this doll, see? She lived with her three sisters, who were squares, and they made her do the housework while they went romping around to parties. A rich millionaire came down to town, and he was on the prowl. He threw a party, with marriage in mind. The three sisters went in their fancy new clothes, leaving this doll at home. But she had a gimmic. She invented a story about a fairy godmother and a Cadillac that grew magically out of the mixmaster, and some glad rags and a glass slipper, and she went to the party, too. The clock struck twelve, then the power went off, and the rich millionaire took a shine to the little doll and married her. What she was all along, she was really man-crazy. You wouldn't take this for Cinderella, but a city official in Glochester, England, evidently does. He has banned Cinderella, the charming fairy tale, because it may influence little girls (when they grow up) to think that engaging a husband is easy. We regreet this trait in our British cousins, who did not use to be so litral. Stockport, England,» recently turned down a license for the showing of its "horrific" scenes. A few years ago a teachers group frowned on Little Red Riding Hood because it 'thought children deceit." Of course. weVe had some of this foolishness in our own country. Minority groups have objected to Uncle Remus and certain characters of Charles Dickens. While these objections are of a different nature, dealing as they do with racial and religious bias, the net effect Is the same. Can you suppress the classics and the language* treasury of folk lore? We don't think so. They are a part of experience, the experience of growing up in a world that is, shall we say on the Grimm and often inhuman side. There is more blood and thunder in Aesop's Fables than on a dozen front pages. And we reckon rightly, the old gentleman has been around now for something like 2,514 years. Cut that rug, Cinderella, you and your old glass slipper!—Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. Like all dictatorships, the Soviet system respects might, not right. — West German Chancellor Adenauer. * * * Senator McCarthy, you have, I think, »ome- what of a genius for creating confusion . . . creating a turmoil in the hearts and mlnd« of th* country. — Army Counsel Joseph Welch., * * ¥ If the Republican Party does not unit*, if th« party does not achieve a constructive program, if It does not furnish the necessary anawers for leadership toward peace . . . then the Republi* can party will not survive as the majority party. — Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis). It is my duty to the people of my stit« not to be a rubber stamp fo protect «v£n the face •f tfa* Republic** Part*-. Htm. JoMpfc McCarthy. War Is Hell-I Think Ptter fc/son's Washington Column — Dr. Oppenheimer Was Not Only -JL, -L. v/ Official Who Opposed H-Bomb Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) - Close- ups and Longshots: Cleo Moore, the Hollywood doll whose marathon kissing act with a mid-western TV announcer cost him his job, won't be welcome, I can predict, as a BBC-TV guest star if she ever visits jolly old England. British dignity, don't you know. Too risky. Read on. Ron Randal, the ex-Hollywood emoter now the British equivalent of John Daley on BBC's telever- sion of "What's My JLine," blew a kiss to his London area feminine fans on a recent show. BBC brass hats hit the ceiling, followed by an official BBC com- munique apologizing to TV viewers: "We do not intend to make a, habit of this sort of thing." Disgusting, and all that, don't you know SAMUEL GOLDWYN'S passion for reshootinj long scenes and en- lire sequences to achieve perfection have cost him, he admits, thousands of dollars. But the Goldwyn stamp of quality is always there and he argues. "You can't make money by saving money." Recently Goldwyn and the head of a film financing and distribution company were discussing the cost of reshooting film that didn't jell, and Sam asked, "What happens when one of your producers has trouble and starts going over the budget?" The film, financier had a quick answer: "We take the camera away from him." "And that," replied Sam, "is what's wrong with a lot of movies." a busy weekend, she contacted the Chamber of Commerce and a girl there directed her to a big, well- kept private home that looked like a movie star's mansion. Yes, said the lady who answered the door to the walled-in-for-privacy palatial residence, she had three bedrooms with baths for rent "and meals if you'd like them." The publicity gal paid $4 for an elegantly decorated room, $1 for breakfast, $1.50 for dinner and received a free manicure from the lady's brother-in-law, a jobless beauty shop operator. She still can't believe it happened in ritzy Palm Springs. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— It's necessary to look behind the 1000- page record of atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer's security investigation by Gordon Gray's three-man board to get the full story of this still somewhat mysterious case. A great number of rumors have grown up to explain the motives of some of the principals involved. Some of these reports have a basis in half-truths. Others are pure speculation. But they all form a x'ery real part of the 'background necessary for understanding everything involved. Maj.-Gen. Kenneth D. Nichols, general manager of the Atomic Energy Commission, wrote the letter to Dr. Oppenheimer which made the 24 charges of past Communist affiliations. It was Adm. Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of AEC, who took the responsibility for reopening Dr. Op- And President Eisenhower himself approved the action. There has naturally been some inquiry as to whether there was any basis for strong differences of opinion between these men. President Eisenhower has expressed a high regard for Dr. Oppenheimer's services to his country. Dr. Oppenheimer visited General Eisenhower when he was supreme commander of NATO in Paris, and sold him on the advisability of using more atomic weapons for the defense of Europe. The relationships between Dr. Oppenheimer and General Nichols over a number of years appear completely harmonious. Two clashes between Admiral Strauss and Dr. Oppenheimer have been found, but they must be balanced against other factors. Ad- miral Strauss was a member of the original AEC which voted unanimously to give Dr. Oppenheimer his original security clearance in 1947. In that same year Admiral Strauss, as a trustee of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton, enlisted Dr. Oppenheimer as its head. Later in 1947, the sale of radioactive isotopes to research laboratories in friendly foreign countries was approved by a four-to-one vote of AEC. Admiral Strauss cast the dissenting vote. Dr. Oppenheimer, then chairman of AEC's general advisory committee, favored it. Two years later this decision was investigated by the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy. Both Admiral Strauss and Dr. Oppenheimer testified. Dr. Op- held. The congressional committee did not vote to reverse the AEC policy and ban the export of non- strategic isotopes. A second and bigger issue on which Admiral Strauss and Dr. Oppenheimer differed was the "crash program" for rapid development of the hydrogen bomb in 1949-50. Admiral Strauss was for it. Dr. Oppenheimer opposed it. The Gray board report found that Dr. Oppenheimer's opposition "did delay the initiation of concerted effort which led to the development of thermonuclear weapons." But if opposition to the H-bomb project is to be used as an argument for denying security clearance to government officials, it would seem only fair to apply this denial across the board. Here Dr. Oppenheimer would find himsel f in good company. Other scientists and industrialists on the general advisory committee shared this view. As late as July 24, 1950, Rep. W. Sterling Cole (E., T. Y. , now chairman of the congressional committee on atomic energy, declared in a speech at Elmira: "I have very grave doubts as to whether such a (hydrogen) bomb would be a very useful addition to our arsenal." This leads naturally to a discussion of U. S. military strategy and to Dr. Oppenheimer's views on this subject — about which there *re conflicting reports. Since it involves top secrets, it cannot be documented nor attributed to official sources. Magazine cartoon: The. sun is rising as the Mrs. finds bleary- eyed, unshaken hubby sitting in front of the TV set. "Well," she asks, "how was "The Late, Late Show?' " One side of the argument is that Dr. Oppenheimer was opposed to Strategic Air Command's plans for retaliation against • aggression by atomic bombers, as unnecessary destruction of civilians. The Air Force thought Dr. Oppenheimer wanted to take the A-bomb away from SAC, cu^jj its budget and spend the money for continental defenses. The other side of the argument is that Dr. Oppenheimer's principal interest was in broadening the. use of atomic energy by developing smaller atomic weapons for guided missiles, ground-to-air defense weapons and close support of battlefield troops by atomic cannon. What has emerged in the last few years is a combination of both these theories and at least a partial vindication of Oppenheimer. SAC still functions. But continental defenses have been built up. An early warning radar screen has been built. And the use of atomic weapons has been greatly broadened. Also, delay of the H-bomb made no difference, for nobody has yet used one in war. YOU'LL HAVE TO wonder about the names for obvious reasons, but this is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones. The will-liked assistant to an influential Hollywood agent suddenly decided to quit his job to accept a better position. For three days the fellow tried | to see the agent, to resign, but every time his secretary snapped, "Sorry, he's in conference." He was even "in conference" when the fellow telephoned. On the fourth day the enraged assistant bought space in a movie trade paper and had this message inserted above his name: "Attention Mr. Realize conferences are important. Hope you read this. I've resigned." The agent read the message, accepted the resignation and spent the next week trying to explain the embarrassing situation to all bis friends and clients. It's as typically Hollywood as the desperate actor who offered an agent 5 per cent of his salary if the agent could get the actor's AGENT on the telephone. THIS, TOO, is Hollywood, Mr*. Jones: Ida Lupino and Collier Young purchased a screen original in 1953 titled "Heartbeat." Ida then did. a complete rewrite, which she tossed into the wastebasket. Then Collier tried his hand at a new version. Finally they worked as collaborators and turned out "Private Hell —36," which doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to "Heartbeat," the story that started the whole thing. In other words, "Private Hell— 36," is based on ."Heartbeat," but is so unlike it, that Ida and Collier can film "Heartbeat" as another picture. Hollywood Signlanguage: On an antique shop: "Bare Junk." 75 Years Ago In Blythevill* Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Chamblin and son, Bill, have gone to Hardy where they have taken a cottage at Rio Vista- Mrs. E. B- Gee and son, E. B. Jr., returned from Memphis today where E. B. had his adenoids removed at the Methodist hospital yesterday. Mrs. A. C. Haley has returned from Dyersburg, Tenn., where she has been visiting for several days. Since it is so general a custom these days to condense and abbreviate, that tragic fortress might simply be called DBPhu, and the nation itself called.—New Orleans States. A studio publicity gal returned from swank Palm Springs- with an amazing story. Unable to find a hotel room on cold with proper play. Declarer should run all four clubs to begin with, discarding the low spade from his hand. He tlren takes two diamonds, with the king and the nine, thus stripping out all the clubs and diamonds from the two defenders' hands. Having thus set the stage. Declarer leads a low heart from the dummy and finesses the ten. South doesn't much care whether the finess wins or loses, since even though West can win the trick, he is compelled to return a heart or a .spade. Either return gives declarer a free finesse for his twelfth trick. The difference between a man and a woman is that a man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants, while a woman will pay si for a $2, item she doesn't want.—Greenville (Term.) Sun. "So the doctor's trial marriage has been found out"? "Yes, and he has been arrested." "Is that right? What's the charge? 'Practicing without a license!"— Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. The Greek Professor says he enjoys the baseball season at the big university, since it is the only sport that draws smaller crowds than his recitations do.—Asheville (N, C.) Citizen. After reading about the fellow who paid kidnapers $75,000 to get his wife back, Arch Nearbrite said his faith in good cooks was somewhat restored. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. With the sun 1 in the northern hemisphere beginning to reach its greatest strength it seems advisable to say a word about sunstroke and heat exhaustion, both of which come from too much exposure to the sun or the effects of excessive heat. Both are serious conditions and it is far better to prevent than to treat them. rate and breathing rate. In serious sunstroke or heat stroke there is complete loss of consciousness. The face develops a peculiar red flush and the skin is hot and dry. Fever, sometimes up to 109 or more, may be present. Both the pulse and breathing are abnormal. It is a highly dangerous condition. If the victim can be kept.alive for two days recovery is probable. However,- one attack increases the susceptibility to heat in the future. In sunstroke, the normal methods which the body has of maintaining its heat regulation seem to be entirely upset. It calls for prompt and even radical treatment. Heat exhaustion is a less severe reaction to hot sun or excessive heat. It is related to sunstroke and shades gradually into the more serious condition. However, most physicians differentiate between heat exhaustion and sunstroke because the latter is so much more dangerous. In heat exhaustion, the principal syn&ptoms are dizziness, excessive sweating, dccrpnse in the amount, of urine, a feeling of great weak- paleoeM MMl A rapid pulM Generally speaking, people do not become unconscious with heat exhaustion. Sometimes muscles of the abdomen or the limbs develop pain of a cramp-like nature. The mouth temperature is likely to be below normal or only slightly raised. Heat exhaustion tends to come on much more slowly than sunstroke: headache, loss of appetite, constipation and muscular weakness may precede for several days the development or characteristic symptoms. Rest in a cool place for quite a long time may be enough to take care oi heat exhaustion but other measures are often necessary. Even though 33 points is usually needed for a slam. North hoped that his five-card suit and his two aces would be good enough material for the slam. West opened the deuce of clubs. wisely declining to lead away from any high cards. Declarer saw that he had 11 tricks in high cards and that he could make his slam By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Bidding 1$ Good, But Oh, tfie Play The bidding of today's hand was very good, but that's nore than I'm | willing to say for the play. South's j opening bid of two no-trump shows balanced distribution, every suit stopped, and a count of 22 to 24 points. North, with 10 points in high cards, knew that the combined count WM from M to M poiata. 29 NORTH £92 ¥73 • A 10 9 52 + AQ106 WEST EAST 4k K 5 43 4k J 10 8 7 VKJ2 V98654 • 87 463 47532 484 SOUTH (D) 4>AQ6 VAQ10 • KQJ4 *KJ9 North-South vul. South West North 2 N.T. Past 6 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 Ea*t Pass contract if any finesse succeeded. After some thought; declarer won the first trick in dummy and finessed the queen of hearts. This lost to the king, and back came another club. South ran the rest of the clubs, ending in dummy, and wondered whether to finesse the ten of hearts or try thp finesse of the queen of spades. He finally decided to finesse the queen of spades on the theory that East was likely to have one of the two missing Icings. Tliis finesse lost also, and South was set at his slam contract. The control WM, oi eourat, Mt Screen Actor Answer to Previous Puzzle' ACROSS 1 Screen performer, Mitchell 8 He is a veteran 13 Interstices 14 Persian water wheel 15 Beverage 16 Social insect 17 Pitfalls 18 Conclusion 119 Sewing implement j21 Epistle (ab.) 22 Viands 24 Iroquqjan Indian 25 Bitter vetch 26 Ship's company 28 Symbol for tin 29 German river 30 Recent ,32 Sea eagle 34 Individual ftS He works on a movie —— :36 Blemish (38 Masculine nickname 40 Wheyx of milk 43 Drunkard 44 Arabian gulf J46 Reverend! 1 (tb.) 148 Symbol for ' iridium 49 Smttith f iris 51 Fondle 52 Mongoloid 54 Uncle Tom'» friend 59 Fortification 60 Handled DOWN 1 Baffled 2 Peaceful 3 Conductor 4 Behold! 5 Wolfhound 6 Hindu queen 7 Hinders 8 Anoint gJTJ *£ 27 Small tumor 43 Oriental guitarj 29 Penetrace 9 Sheltered inieiSl Obnoxious 10 Three times plants (comb, fcrm) 33 Legal point 11 Lubricators 36 Mental spirit 49 Buddhistic 12 Grates 37 Preposition priest 20 Eats 39 Arid region 50 Cloy 23 Singing voice 41 Regret 53 Small child 25 Type measure 42 Thoroughfare 58 Medical suffix 44 Masculine appellation 45 At no time 47 Charger 56 Texan shrine

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