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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1M| . THE BLYTHEVII.LE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NBW8 OO H W HAINES. PubiuMr BARKT A HAINB8. AMlsWnt PuWUher A. A fRIDRICKSON, BUtor 0. HUMAN. AdrerlUUif M*n*i« j flol* National Adrertfclnt Representttivei: Wallace WiUnei Co, N«» Yori, Chicago, Detiolt Atlanta. Uemphlt entered u wcond cla» matter at the pcit- office at BlytnevlUe, Arkaiuat. under act o! Con- ireu, October i lilt tletrbei ol The Associated Pi'e» SUBSCRIPTION RATE8: By carrlei in the city o! Biytnevme 01 anj iuburban town where carrier «ervice it maintained. 35c per wmk By mail, within a radius ol 60 miles, 15.00 pej year, M.50 for sii months $1.35 for three mcjthi; by mail outside 50 mile 'iont. I12JO per year payable in advance Meditations Wherefore doth a Uvlnf man complain, a man for the puniihment of his iins? — Lamentation* 1:39. * * + God is on the side of virture; for whoever dreads puniihment suffers it. and whoever deserves it, dreads It .—Colton. Barbs Uncle Sam is always seeking ways to make •peedler mall deliveries. Just look in any husband's inside coat pocket. * * * Some of our teen-agers coon will be taking: ice •katlng lesions—and be allowed an unlimited number of Bluings. * * * An ad offers a woman a position with an orchestra playing »econd llddle. We'll bet no married fal will apply. * * * Nature still hal the beat air-cooling system, Rcmllf something to blow about. * * * A preacher tays that by living properly one can livt happily ever after. And we always heard It took two. Small Variations in Opinion Big 3 Show Unity Despite The decision of the Big Three at Bermuda to meet the Russians in conference at Berlin was entirely predictable. Yet this outcome can be misinter- peted in two important ways. For one thing, it does not signify perfect unanimity among the Big Three Both Prime Minister Churchill and French Premier Laniel are more confident than President Eisenhower that meeting with the Soviet Union will produce some progress toward an easing of world tensions. The United States has yielded on this score because it now understands that France will do nothing toward approving the European defense army until the four-power conference idea has a fresh trial. Inasmuch as no-fledged meeting of this sort has been held since 1947, we perhaps do not have too much to lose in going along- with France and Britain to see what might come of it. On the other hand, at Bermuda there was more unity than these differences of expectation would suggest. For one thing, Britain and France appear in solid support of the President's notion that any conference must be limited to the paramount subjects of Germany and Austria. The Big Three does not intend to allow the agenda to be broadened to global dimensions. Furthermore, all three governments agree that Moscow must not be permitted to drag the talks out interminably without sincere negotiations. We are giving Russia an honest opportunity to demonstrate that it wants to relax Cold War strcin. Tf it attempts to use tlvs chance merely for its own propaganda purposes, the Kremlin will evidently he cut. Rhort by the Allies. This country is not yet convinced that the Russians had anything in mind but political tactics when they agreed to a no-strings parley. They had earlier declined such a meeting. But the world reaction to that WPS so damaging that the Reds turned about. Naturally il is fair supposition that they sirrmlv want the appearance of honest negotiation— not the real tiling. One of the achievements of Bermuda is that, in return for our going along with the conference idea the British and French promise to call a halt the moment it becomes clear—if it should— that our suspicions are correct. All things considered, that's a pretty fair, country variety of working unity. might gay it's an example of missed opportunity. As the leader of one of the nation's great labor federations, Reuther could be an economic statesman. He chooses instead to make himself a narrow, par- tasian labor politician. And in doing so he must forfeit the right to the wide audience he would like to command. Right now he's chiding President Eisenhower for "not doing enough" to avert an economic slump. Not long ago he was implying that the American worker had been brought close to ruin by the GOP administration, though he offered no facts in support. During the recent CIO convention Reuther and other organization leaders frankly made no effort to appraise the Harry Dexter White case factually They just went in search of ammunition useful in defending former President Truman. Reuther sees President Eisenhower as a "tragic figure." He saw him that way shortly before he broke all records with 34 million votes at the polls. Possibly the real tragedy is that a key labor leader can see no wiser course de the inghcfend d of leadership than to make himself the de facto head of the Democratic Party's labor division, Reuther is looking through the wrong end of the telescope. " Scuse Me, I'm Gonna Go Into Hidin' fer a While Views of Others Missed Opportunity The case of Walter Reuther, head of th« .CIO, is rather a sad one. You For Cotton Quotas The overwhelming vote by which the growers of the cotton-producing states approved crop quotas for next year provides an interesting Insight into the prevailing agricultural philosophy. Granted that the farmers who voted In the recent cotton referendum had— and have—every reason to believe that the acreage cut they approved will be increased by Congress, they still showed little hesitation about reducing their acreage rather than the parity support level. The vote In Itself \s revealing. Ninety-seven per cent ol Arkansas's cotton growers, for instance, chose crop limits against letting price suport loans drop to 50 percent of parity. In Nevada the vote was literally 10 to one; in Kansas literally two to one (total of three), and in South Carolina the total vote was a tremendous 58,021 to 979. These statistics should certainly leave no doubt in the minds or those who look upon price supports and controls RS "demoralizing" as to how the farmers feel about them. This is not to say, of course, that anyone likes such regulation; it is only to say that go far supports and controls seem to work better than anl alternative Secretary Benson's unhappy advisors have come up with, and that the farmers, therefore, prefer to leave well enough alone. Actually, this IB a synthetic solution to a very real problem, but until something can be done to re-establish our ailing export market such ersatz solution appear to be the only ones available. The only recommendfltlpna we can now make to Mr. Benson Is n stronger effort toward Improving the export situation, even through a two- price system. The cotton vote and the coincidental approval of continued controls on peanuts—added to the earlier wheat growers' referendum—should be abundant proof that In practice todays' farmers arc fearful of his "free market" ideas—-as desira- blcin theory as they may be. —Arkansas Gazette Sniping At The Boss Any boss who discovers that an employee Is sniping at him behind the scenes knows how Secretary of Agriculture Benson feels on learning that some of his aides have been "ghost writing" speeches for the opposition, Mr. Benson Is having enough trouble externally without having to cope with a fifth-column assault from within. It would seem that that any Department of Agriculture employee who can not agree with the boss would resign or, at the very best, keep quite. Senator Benll of Maryland attributes the "ghost writing" to some Democratic holdovers in Mr. Benson's department. If that Is true—and not just political talk—then Mr. Benson would appear justified in undertaking a housecleaning. Some of the employes are also said by the Maryland senator to have "planted" damaging reports about Mr. Benson and to have delayed carry- Ing out policies so they could then criticize the delay. Mr. Benson may be wrong, as many think he is, in his policies. However, he is entitled to loyalty from his subordinates so long as he heads the department. Any boss Is entitled to that, at the very least.—Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY The Immigration Act serves to maintain the traditional role of the United States as the haven for Europeans seeking new homes . . .our country has been built by the brains, the skills, the hard work of immigrants.—Claire Boothe Luce. * » » Toy Makers are behind the times. They should be selling elephants and donkeys with two heads. —Memphis Press-Scimitar. * * * The Gentleman who study metrology, cllmato- locy and temeperatureology tell us that the world Is setting gradually warmer. This Is a sort of cor- roborntion of less learned people who have been tellinc us the world Is rapidly going to a warmer climate.—Klngsport <T«nn.) TimM. Peter Edson't Washington Column — Quick Study of Bermuda Note Does Not Reveal Its Strenght WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The among the heads of the American, Bermuda conference comminique i British and French governments, Issued ,by President Eisenhower, | they were kept well hidden in the Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Laniel has to be read in connection with the last notes Mid-Ocean Club closets. What tion of our common policy." Even the Russians should be able understand that language. On Pacific questions, the Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — It's mighty unfair to male moviegoers who give the Groucho eyebrow wigwag to gorgeous cashiers in theater box offices. But men, tt looks as if a metal coin box without curves, dimples or shapely calves will be collecting our hard-earned quarters for new movies In our living rooms. The oashier that doesn't chew gum or powder its nose is Telemeter, the amazing- electronic device now operating in Palm Springs, Calif., that enables us to leave the world of Lucy, Uncle Miltie and Sergeant Friday for pay-as-you-see TV without commercial spiels. I'nv lining up with the propr,ts who are calling it n show-business development (hat ranks with Sophie Tucker, sound, color, colossal screens and the first time Dagmar showed her talents on the home screens. In Palm Springs trailer camps, shacks and desert mansions, people turned to Channel 6, saw an had used slugs Instead of real money and a 10-year-old genius had rigged up a gadget that would unscrcamble the picture without benefit of coins. One film producer wired his secretary in Hollywood to register thft title, "Telemeter Racketeers." Gagsters Now at Work Gagsters were already thinking up jokes about the Telemeter collection men who will go into homes to pick up the money in the box once a month. One gag writer wired his Hollywood office to get his old file of icemen jokes ready so he could bring them up to date. Three women decided that the Telemeter box looks too naked on TV sets and were thinking up ways to make frilly coin-box covers that would match the drapes. The Johnson verdict on Telemeter: Moviemakers who use the device will have to top the free attractions to become a rip-roaringr financial success. Movie producers, hoping they can palm off mediocre new pictures and collect oblique Image such as you see S 2G,000,000 over a weekend, are go- muda communique states that the from Soviet came out In public was an expression of complete harmony. Here immediate object of allied policy again, perhaps, is a demonstration (continues to be the convening; of a of President Eisenhower's ability j Korean peace conference, to re- when your TV set Is on the fritz, and by dropping in the right number of coins—SI-35—were able to unscramble the distortion and see brand-new Hollywood movie. Ginger Rogers and William Hoiden in Paramount's "Forever Female," no less. I'm still gasping over a TV movie in which the heroine wasn't Rochelle Hudson and the hero wasn't Ben Lyon. And in which they did not go driving off in a Stutz Bearcat at the fadeout. No Ushers or Popcorn When I saw Telemeter it was iust like a movie theater, except ,hat there weren't any ushers, hot lopcorn or chewing-gum wads stuck under the seats.. Rhonda Fleming and her hus- )and Were there and held hands —just like the average boy and ?irl in the darkened balcony at ;he local Ritz or Bijou. An unidentified man kept dozing off and his wife would elbow him . ! in the ribs sharply when his s.nor- iing interfered with some of Gin- r»p r Iger's best lines. I There were titters that Para- to get allies to work together. Peter Eflaon Russia to get its | This development throws the full meaning. Viewed in this light, the first hasty interpretations, branding the Bermuda conference and Its communique as failures, do not lold water. The conference can be judged a failure only if measured against some of the overoptimistic predictions on what would be accomplished. These predictions ranged fill the way from statements that the Bermuda conference would reveal that the United States, Brit- din and France were hopelessly split, to expressions of hope that solutions would be found for every problem confronting the non-Corn- ! nunlst world. The Bermuda conference went ,o neither of these extremes. There were never any indica- ions in Washington that either development could be expected. No U. S. official who had anything to do with the Bermuda conference ever anticipated that a nice, neat solution for any of the world's ills would be wrapped up and delivered at the end of the Big Three neeting. If there were any dissensions Bermuda communique into focus against the backdrop of recent Soviet notes for proper perspective. The Russian note of Nov. 3 called for cessation of talks among Britain, France and the United States. It called the Bermuda conference "collusion" against the Soviet Union. The Big Three went ahead and held their conference anyway. The Russian notes of both Nov. 3 and Nov. 26 demanded an immediate suspension of steps to complete unification of western Europe and set up the European Defense Community. Says the Bermuda communique In reply to that one: "We reaffirmed that the European Defense Community is needed to assure the defense capacity of the Atlantic community of which it will be an integral part." The two November notes from Moscow also insisted that the various mutual security arrangements of the non-Communist powers — such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Pacific security treaties—be abandoned. The Bermuda communique answers tha t one in a couple of places: "The North Atlantic Treaty is and will remain the founda- store more normal conditions in the Far East and Southeast Asia. ] mount didn't expect when, at one point in the movie, Bill Holden said to Ginger: "The greatest quality an actress can have is humility." One writer ing to be wiser and soberer men when the intake is counted. If Hollywood and . Telemeter think of the home audience as discriminating, quality - demanding people, then Mr. and Mrs. Home Viewer are In for the greatest era of entertainment the world has ever known. Jack Webb on the lack of glam- or crimes and sexy murderesses on the Dragnet show: "Ho* many sexy murderessea are there?" Jack asked, then answered it: "There just aren't very- many—except in the movies. We reflect real police work and I prefer great characterizations to the sometimes unbelievable crime. plots and characters Hollywood has been using for years. It's the human behavior of the man on the street that makes the show great." There is no sign of abandoning the i in ^ e . r00 ™ aa ^ **} f ° r( a m °~ ftBht of the French in Indo-China. «!«*_ *"?"?« ™™*?L™ On Germany, the recent Russian notes have stated that no plans for unification and restoration of sov- " ereignty would be acceptable unless they guaranteed the life of the Communist regime of the Eastern Zone. The Russians were particularly bitter over allied proposals to rearm western Germany as part of the' European Defense Community. Replying to these Russian ultimatums, the Bermuda communi- que asserts that a united Europe, "including Germany, constitutes the best means for achieving greater prosperity, security and stability for its free peoples." Russian demands that the United States recognize Communist China and admit it to a five-power conference on world tensions were simply ignored by the Big Three. Similarly, the questions of Trieste, Egypt, Suez Canal and Sudan — listed in advance as possible causes of dissension—didn't rate a mention in the harmonious com- munique. The Big Three therefore stand better united to enter a Big Four conference than at any lime in recent years. the Doctor Says— By Written for NEA Service EDWIN p. JORDAN, M. D. - J impression that he was short in hearts and that the suit could therefore be cleared very quickly, but he overlooked the fact that West's opening lead made the dis-1 ^ov.e^rtyjor_chiWr ± n of_Bl_yt n c- trlbution very clear. On the average about one person n ten is left-handed. Left-handed- icss is twice as common in boys is in girls. Why some people are torn left - handed rather than ight-handed still is not clear. Hand preference may be related o eye preference. Most people vho have equal vision in the two ;yes prefer to use one eye or the ither for sighting ft gun, looking firbugh ft telescope, or looking nvough a hole in a fence. The pre- crred eye is called the dominant eye. One investigator found that about 70 per cent of a group studied weve right - eyed, 29 per cent were left-eyed, and only one in 100 did not have any preference. Most of those preferring the ripht eye were also right - handed, but nine of the ten of those who preferred the left eye were also right- handed. Just what all this means, however, Is not quite clenr. Many tests have been devised for testing hand preference. One investigator working with yomiR in- fanta found that whichever hand was used in wiping; a desk with a dust cloth, rolling it into a ball and throwing it nway was reliable in testing which hand was preferred. Older children and grownups cnn be asked which hand thoy prefr-r to use for throwing, cuLtinq; broad and dfnling cards. It is believed that heredity is at least partly responsible for hand and eye preference. However, heredity probably is not the only facto: West had lead the deuce of hearts, an obvious fourth best. There was no reason for West to lead the deuce from a five-card suit (fifth best instead of fourth best), so it was obvious that South had four hearts. write with and use the preferred | The logic was simple: West had she should be encouraged to use the left rather than the right hand. This does not mean that most left-handed children will develop stuttering if they are forced to use the right hand, but it is considered wiser to let left-handed children just a build-up to a new show costarring Arthur Godfrey and Julius LaRosa. When the movie was finished, spectators headed for the open spaces to discuss the advent of Telemeter. One indignant matron complained that there were no interruptions during the picture and that she missed the chance to adjust her girdle and raid the icebox every 15 minutes. A restaurant in Palm Springs next morning featured "Telemeter Eggs." In case you're wondering, they're just scrambled. There were rumors that, Herman Wouk would now pen "The Coin Mutiny." A report spread that someone 75 Years Ago In 6/yt/ieri//e~- Miss Laura Hale has arrived to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hnle. She is a student at Mississippi State College for Women at Columbus, Miss. Miss Molly Guard and Miss Eugenia Crawford are spending today in Little Rock. They will be accompanied home by Miss Winifred Crawford, a student at State Teacher's College at Conway. Mr. and Mrs. O, W. McCutchen will have their annual Christmas , ville tomorrow morning it was announced today. Stymied Sty—A recommendation of the Health. Works and Plans Committee concerning an application from Mr. A. N. Doyle, of Roughton, come before Erpingham R. D. C. on Monday. The Council agreed that he be allowed to erect a pig- Sty-subject to the building not being used for pig-keeping—Norfolk (England) Chronicle. LITTLE LIZ— A lot of women seem to be willing to do without everything their husbands need. «NUS Joe Parks returned from a hunting trip and reported he was shot at three different times by hunters who thought he was a deer. Joe said they were glad to see him alive but seemed a little disappointed In their shooting. hand. Many of them become almost ambidextrous, using one hand for'some things and the opposite for others. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service Fo/secord Play Is Worth Knowing When you are the declarer H'B often ft good idea to throw a higher cflrd than necessary on a trick that is wor by the enemy. You're not trying to inform anybody by this sort of play (the dummy, your partner, can hardly respond to any signal), but you are trying to misinform the enemy. This type of play, called a falsccavd" Is familiar to every experienced player. What is not so familiar is the sort, of ialsecflrci thst gives the whole snow nwny nKtead of deceiving the opponents. logic only four hearts, and East could see only five in the dummy and his own hand combined — so South had to have the four remaining involved, but il the most important. Occasional rolllems Occasionally children who are left - handed, but who have been forced to use their rtslit hands have developed stuttering or some other tvpe of "peerh tielrrt. Some An example Is given In today 1 ! seems to be j hnnd ' West opened the deuce of hearts mostly because nil of the other suits had been bid. A diamond opening would have worked out better, but West didn't happen to ,iee It that wny. East won with the klnir of hearts NORTH AJ 10 VJ3 «KQ87 WEST V8752 » J4 4J7S2 South Pass 2* 3N.T. EAST *872 VAK6 • A 10 9 5 3 • 103 SOUTH (D) 4AQ865 VQ1094 • 62 *K5 North-South vul. Went North Eut Pass 1 « Pass 3 * Pass Pass Past PasJ Pass Opening lead—V 2 authorities believe lhat n yoniif? i and was all set to continue .stutterer Is one who hss shifted " "•'— "-••"• -• "•- -• from normal left • handprtness to uiiog tha right hand ind thit h« u Ihe suit when South upset the applecart by dropping the nine of U« Intended to giv« UM cards in the suit. Cleiuiy South had a heart lower lhan the nine, so his play of the nine must have been an attempt to encourage a heart continuation. Having worked it out in his mind that South wanted a heart continuation, East decided not to be obliging. Instead be shifted to a low diamond! West put up the Jack of diamonds, and dummy won with the mieen. Declarer now tried the spnde (inosse, losing to West's kins. West returned a diamond, nniumlly enough, nnrl East could take two diamonds and Ihe ace of h»rU to Mt UM contract. Czechoslovakia!! Bit Answer to Previous Punle ACROSS 1 Praha, or is the capital of Czechoslovakia 7 Its monetary unit is the 7 Retainer 8 Eggs 9 Legal point 10 Preposition 11 Require 12 Arrivals fab.) 19 Greek letter 21 West Point , cadets 22 Close anew 23 Hangman's 1,1 Prostrate 14 LeVeler 15 Bloodlessness knots 16 Church 2 4 H is under festival f r0 m 17 Months (ab.) Rllss j a p 1 A I? 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