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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1953 THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Pubneher EXRRT A. HAINES, Assislant Publisher A. A fREDRlCKSON. Editor fAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertislng M»n«e« Bol« Nations! AdrerUfiing Representative: Wallace Wltmer Co. New Yorls. Cnic»go, Detioit, Atlanta, MemphU. ^__ Entered u second class nutter at the poft- •fflot at BlytherllJe, Arkanwi, unaer act ol Con- ire«, October ». 1817. Member of The A»ocl»t*i Press negotiate if you can't shift your position so much as an inch. Knowland's time of trial lies just ahead. Beginning in January, he faces one of (lie toughest tasks a legislative pilot ever confronted. Without some vision and some talent for negotiation, he will be hard put to assist his party in the vital business of making a record. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By wirier In tha city of Biytherllle or any Mburbtn town when carrier strrlc* U maintained, 25c per wwt By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $5.00 per y«ar, >2.50 lor six months. »1.25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile «one, »12JO per year payable In advance. Meditations By Faith the harlot Rahab perished not with Ihem that believed not, when she had received the •pie* with peace.—Hebrews 11:31. * * * There never «'as lound in any age of the world either philosopher or sect, or law or discipline, •which did so highly exalt the public good as the Christian faith.—Bacon. 3arbs Most stenographers are a lot more careless about their spelling than they are about their figures. * * * Lots of little girls have their mother's disposition ind their sister's outgrown clothing. * * * Ask iny youngster to name three tastes these days and he'll likely say, sweet sour and castor oil. * * + A snail's pace is about 15 feel an hour, If It keeps joins that long—and that driver ahead of you on th« hoad usually does. * * * It's the fellow who has what it takes who is •mart enough to take what the other people have. Cnowland Faces Rough "ime as Legislative Pilot Senator Knowland of California, the GOP Senate majority leader, is a hardworking, ambitious man. But he has not yet shown he has the ultimate qualities of leadership called for in this difficult time. Knowland's ascent to his present post was partly accidental. He was not originally elected as leader, but hand-picked for the job by the lats Senator Taft when the Ohioan stepped down because of illness. Taft may have had a variety of reasons for choosing Knowland, including, of course, his ability and energy. But there is every indication that a prime factor was Knowland's evident acceptability to both the liberal and conservative wings of the Republican Party. It is generally known, but Taft was so thoroughly sold on that aspect of Knowland's political position that he gave thought at the 3952 national convention to attempting a transfer of his delegate strength to Knowland when it was reasonably clear he himself could not gain the GOP nomination. The idea never crystalized in Taft's mind, or possibly he decided that in the end it would prove unworkable. But when illness struck him, he thought again of Knowland. Thus the California senator, through hard work, intelligence and the accident of his position along the political spectrum, finds himself at the top. Staying there, however, will take other qualities. One is vision. A real leader must have breadth, must see problems in some pre- speetive. In the past, Knowland appears to have been heavily preoccupied with Asiatic policies, almost to the exclusion of others. The tag of "Senator from Formosa" was an exaggeration with a considerable bit of truth. A second is flexibility in human dealings. In his years as a minority senator and then a majority member without leadership responsibility, Knowland developed the habit of arguing policy questions with rigid inflexibility. For a good while it seemed almost automatic with him to say things like: "There can be no pact with Russia so long as a single Soviet soldier stands on satellite soil." Now, as everybody well knows, negotiation among nations or among- individuals in this or any age is a matter of give and take. Because it is, you must always leave yourself bargaining room. To lay down a set of fixed and unchanging conditions as a prerequisite to conferences or prospective pacts, as Knowland so frequently does, is to asert •t the start you are determined there b« no bargaining at all. You can't Department of Labor The temple University survey on federal reorganization recommends that the Labor Department be revamped so it will serve the entire public instead of merely the labor segment. The proposal makes sense. The existing law charges the department with fostering the special interests of labor. Thus it is not surprising that organied labor has wished to view the agency as its particular beachhead in the federal establishment. That notion was held, too, by Martin Durkin, President Eisenhower's first Secretary of Labor, who seemed to regard himself as labor's envoy to the Republican administration. As the survey suggests, the department ought to deal in labor problems in the larger frame of the whole public interest. As should every other federal agency which sets its sights on n special segment of the American society. Views of Others <eeping a Safeguard In Ruthford. Mew Jersey, the Board of Education proposed to permit Gideons International to distribute copies of the King James Version of the New Testiment. Paslms, and Proverbs to school children through the public schools. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that this plan is unconstitutional. Praisworthy as such an undertaking may appear to many Protestants, it is viewed In a different light by Roman Catholic parents, whose churches uses the Douay translation of the Bible, and by Jewish parent.?, who accept only the Old Testament. Both groups protested the Gideons Project. We support the view of the court that to breach, the separation between the separation between church and state is to lose the progress mnde by America in religious tolernnce and freedom. A vigorous and adroit argument has been made that the First Amendment to the Constitution naa intended only to forbid establishment of a state church, and that consequently there Is no objection to use of public, funds to aid Roman Catholic and other priviite schools so long as no denomination is given preference over another. In practice any exact equality In distributing favors would prove impossible and many small groups would be left out. Hence the Importance of the ruling, not by a state bench but by the United Steles Supreme Court in the McCollum case (19481 that "a utilization of the tax-supported public school system to aid religious groups" (In that case through rcleased-time classes on school property) "falls squarely'under the ban." In that ruling the court further declared: "The First Amendment rests upon the promises that bolh the religion and government can best work to achieve their lolly aims if each Is left free from the other within its respective sphere." —Christian Science Monitor Guesswork Eliminated Science not. only has enabled farmers to produce higher yields, it also has given them a Ian- gunge of their own. An announcement from Fairmont, says that the assistant county farm agent will give a talk on "ncmatode control" Thursday night, and that "the use of methyl bromide" also will be discussed. Technical terms have at least one distinct advantage: they get rid of a lot of free advice. Years ago, if a farmer mentioned that he had bugs in his garden. It was easy enough for anybody to suggest that he get some stuff from the store and spray them. But nowdays if he says he needs control nematodes, it takes somebody who knows a nematode when he sees one to even guess what to do about it.—Lumberton (N. C.) Rob- esonian. SO THEY SAY Maybe they call it a round table discussion because so many people talk in circles at It. —Ell- zatK'.hiown *Ky.) News. * * * Overheard in restaurant—customer orders caviar nnd warns the waitress: "Now be sure It's imported, because I can't tell the difference."— Fort, Myers tFlft-> News Press. * * * Middle age has arrived when you can look back and realie your mistakes and wish you could make them again.— Carlsbad (N. M.) Current Argus. * * * Tyranny inevitable must retire before the tremendous moral .strength of the gospel of freedom and self-icspeet (or the individual.—Gen. George C. Marshall. * * y I believe President Ei f enhower will seek reelection In Speaker Martin. * * * She (RussiaI Is Rod, hut you (North Korean Delegate Ki> can never make me believe she is Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother. Her clav.'s »re Um sharps. She has eaten too many smflll nations. — American Envoy Arthur Dean. Obey These Rules—Give Death a Holiday, Too Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Even Scouts Get Security Check; Germans to Share U.N. Yule Meal WASHINGTON —(NEA> ~ The i her jumped to 175,000. It will be 'ommunist spy - hunt hysteria in Washington reached a new high raised this year. This American German good- last week when : will program has paid off in the it was discover- i American occupied zone. Sixty ed that even Boy |.seven per cent of the German peo- Scouts now havt'iple want U.S. military forces to to be given Iny-; remain in Germany, according to a ally checks. The recent survey for the U. fl. High story came this way: Every year, for the White House Christmas - tree- UghUng cciH 1 Peter Eason monies, Boy Scouts have been used as ushers ,nd guides. They're to bo u.srd gain this year when President out ; Commissioner's office. Only 19 per cent wanted them withdrawn. Shift Rebuilding Site To keep U.S. troops in Korea busy, the Army has shifted its major rebuilding and repair program for tanks, trucks and other vehicles to a depot outside Pusan. Previously this work was done in Japan, with the use of a lot of Eisenhower lights the tree for the j j apanese civilian labor. It is a fi " r " 'huge salvage operation. Shifting first time. Scout headquarters leaders huve been visiting the various council meetings in and around Washington to make the necessary arrangements. At one meeting in northwest Washington, a quota of 25 Eaple and other high - ranking Scouts was called for from the troops in that area. the work from Japan to Korea saves n lot of money In shipping costs, besides strengthening Ko - rean defenses. Neat Dodge A neat little congressional censorship dodge has been revealed by the U. S. Marine Corps. In"Get their names in carlv." said h uir | es tn £ e Mar l" e Co ^ P ublic the headquarters man. ./ bccause relations office on the military rec- HIP Sprrp Service has to check I ord of R° seive Lt.-CoI. Joseph R. hem Ir / e , rity cle^nc? i ^avtny in World War U are now Christmas Dinner Again answered by a stock reply ha American soldiers !"» jnforma ton on this subject The 250.000 now stationed in western Germany will again this year Invite almost that many German people to share Christmas dinner with them, as part of the continuing program to promote Rood relations. This program WEE begun two years r,Ro, when some 20.000 West Germans were Christmas guests of the U S. armed forces, Last year the num- must be obtained from the office of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin. Navy Day Still Here there would be only one "Armed Forces Day." The unofficial Navy League, an organiaation of active supporters of everything that will help the Navy, continues to keep Navy Day very much alive. For this year's celebration on Oct. 27, the Navy League promoted more than 50 dinners. Speakers were Navy officials and admirals. No Headlines For Him Dr. Samuel M. Brownell of Connecticut, new head of the U. S. Office of Education, hit Washington at Just about the same time his ' Tn ., t dol , registered as Baroness brother. Attorney General Herbert Paulme Gariboldi at the Silver Dol- Brownell, be=ame embroiled in the , ar Hotel in Virginia City, Nev., and within days of chalking up enough residence for a quick divorce, is really Mrs. Paul Galileo. We reported weeks ago that she was splitting with the novelist. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — Be hind the Screen: There's a new Barrymore in TV's future — and I don't menn EthcJ or young John, Jr., or some distant cousin of the Royal Family. •StiH displaying his razor-sharp "This - is - for - me" eye on the home screens and no intention or retiring. Even though he chuckles, "I may wind up the market .Something like $210,000 of Ann's moolah went into it, but the highest offer to date ia 590,000 watchman on the east gate at MGM." Under contract -to MGM since 1924, the famed star hopes to cut studio red tape and win his TV rights next year for a dramatic series in addition to his chores on CBS' Radio Hall of Fame show. Lionel's zippy wordage about almost anything has kept Holly wood's eyebrows leaping since he There's nothing to (he buzz of spoilage in the Michael Rennie Maggie Rennie union. Maggie departed for England with their nine- month - old son, Ronnie tells me, the night j because the lease had run out on their rented Hollywood home and he will he taking off for London himself after he finishes "Princess of the Nile." Ida Lupino and Frank Lovejoy, bitter toward each other ever since he sas.sed Ida, the director during production of "The HHcJi- Hiker," have mnde up. Frank filled a tight spot at the llth hour during made his film debut in 1915. His ! the San Francisco premiere of answers to some of today's ques- I Ida's new picture. "The Bigamist." tions are evidence that he ha.'ti't lost his corroding touch: About whether he'd given acting advice to John Barrymore, Jr.: "He never asked me for advice. But an old actor's advice to any youngster should be: 'Save your money, boy, and buy an axe and chop my head off." * ' $ About his long career: "I've never liked acting, but I've always liked to eat. Get your option picked up so you can have a Thanksgiving dinner every day — that's the Barrymore tradition." Lionel On Hollywood What's wrong with Hollywood? "Maybe Grandma Moses can answer that question. I can't. Hollywood isn't as much fun as it used to be but nothing else is as much fun, either. People in Hollywood are afraid to wear tails and dinner jackets for fear of being mistaken for waiters, "They say there are no colorful characters left in Hollywood. Yet someone once asked Andrew Jackson why there were no colorful characters left in Washington." And on the subject of "Dragnet" and It's new soft - spoken acting style: "Hollywood could top 'em by casting Spencer Tracy and Lew Ayres in a picture. No one would ever hear a word they said," ... Swiftly and with top - secret stealth, RKO signed Mara, the beauty who's been called "the British Marilyn Monroe," and whose picture was in almost every newspaper in the nation a few weeks back. Zena Rechevsky, the international playgirl who went from a hit role n "The Merry Widow" to stardom in French pictures, is the secret bride of Peter Howard of the Vanderbilt clan. They're honeymooning in Rome, where Zena is now queen of Italian television. Harry Dexter White case. Office of Education officials at first wonder2d if Dr. Brownell would have the same flair for hitting the headlines as his younger brother, but they've relaxed now. They've found l\\& elder Brownell to be an extremely quiet, mild mannered Individual, too completely absorbed in the problems of education to get involved in any iront - page controversies. Secure Department Security regulations' in the State Department are now so tight that officials aren't allowed to leave any papers on their desks when ,hey leave their offices for any reason whatsoever. The "Out," In" and "Hold" baskets are RUp- xjsed to be put away and officials are told to work from a clean desk Department of Defense still i at all times. hasn't been able to stamp out the observance of separate anniversary days by Army, Navy and Air Force. In the interests of unification. It was ordered several years ago that The result is that even routine memoranda and newspaper clippings have to be dug out of files whenever a State Department officer wants to refer to them. the Doctor Says— Written fnr NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Even normal processes Hkp hnv- g children can sometimes result complications which ivqmrc correction, as seems tn he the case in the problem outlined in today's first letter. Q—My daughter hns had throe hilriren. The doctors say thc-y ivcre large, and now that she leecls nn opernlion to dra\v ihc nuscles of the abdomen together j where they ore broken ov some- thine:. Can this be done .successfully, and is it a severe operation? Header. A—From the scanty information submitted, the probabilities are that some of the abdominal muscles have partially sppiuntrd and given rise to a rupture or henna. Lf the muscular coat of vhe abdominal wall is in fairly pond shape, it should be pos.Mblo to repair the rupture by surccry. It is generally, classified just ihf same as any other rupture or hernia. Q—What Is the best treatment for a goiter? I have heard that opera Lion Is best, and also thnt complete rest and a diet of lemon juice. Confused. A—Certainly rest and lemon juice is not an accepted method of treating any form of goiter. What is best for n poiter depends on whether it is toxic and on ,><'MTal other factors. Suv^evy is Mil! UMV] extensively for some forms oi ^01- tcr, but in recent years, radioactive iodine has been found useful. A decision on the best ment must be made after professional examination, leg with exercises? C.B.F. A—Much recovery from the effects of a stroke is now considered possible for many of (.hose who have suffered. Time, and carefully outlined rest and exercise under Jan Oh, Come Now August, piano wizard. lays the word that he saw the new John Wayne 3-D western "Hondo," and that it was so realistic he got right out of his seat and joined the posse. worried about she placed on Ann Sheridan's that litg mansion paused for reflection. He had only one trump left, and he couldn't afford to draw West's last trump with the clubs still far from established. South therefore left the last trump out and switched to clubs. He cashed the ace and king of clubs, smiling with relief when the queen dropped on the second round. He then led a low club toward dummy's jack. It was at this point that West was quite wrong. Suppose West had discarded a diamond instead of ruffing dummy's jack of clubs. How would declarer get out of dummy? He certainly couldn't afford to lead a diamond away from dummy's king. If he led a heart ''the only remaining choice), he would have to ruff with his last trump. West would then be able to ruff the next club, and South would never make the fifth club. Dummy would have to lose two of the three diamonds, and South would be down one. A TV repairman, says Leo guild, appeared on a call and asked the lady of the house what the trouble was. Replied the set owner: "The programs are lousy." 15 Yelirs A^o In Blytheville Lloyd Plorman went to Jackson, Tenn., Tuesday to attend a dance. After several days visit there with, a cousin, he will go to Decatur, .\la., ior other holiday affairs. Miss Martha Lee Hall will arrive home tomorrow from Benton, Mo., where she is an instructor in the city schools, to spend :He Christmas vacation with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry and sons. Alan and Jerry, will go to points of Mississippi today for Christmas with relatives before going to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl game. A PHILADELPHIA doctor asserts that women are both smarter and stronger than men, which is nothing new. It is well known who get* the family silks, furs and Jewels and, finally, the life insurance. — New Orleans States. LITTLE LIZ— & The difference between in-laws and outlaws is that .the In-laws promise to pay H back. - «NUS Everett True puts a notch in his umbrella handle every time he bashes a driver who ylmost runs him down making a turn when the light signal tells Everett he can cross the street. Nobel Winner Answer to Previous Puzzle' Oil III lieu i Uttt iuiij UACI t-iac iimiti . " -1 — " • « • • uompetont care may increase the I triumphantly produced the five of ultimate degree of improvement. Q—Is sun injurious to the hair and scalp? Also, is baldness hereditary? Mrs. B.E.O. A—In all probability, excessive sunlight on the hair and scalp would lead to ^ryness, and might ultimately harm the growth of hair. Some forms of baldness are considered to follow a hereditary pattern. Aflrr n lon« record of ln^h blood pressure I suffered a Mnjht siroke several months aso. I have improved greatly, but my question Is whether it Is possible to re •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for MSA Service Bridge Isn't Place To Give Any Gifts "Christmas is coming." said West, "so I'll take nny little gift that's handed to me," It must have been a mistake for West to accept the trick thnt was handed to him as a "gift," since otherwise r wouldn't be comment- ihpr upon it. Nevertheless, I wonder how many of my readers would refuse the trick. West opened n low heart, properly enough, and East took the nee. East continued the suit, and South ruffed. Declarer led n trump to dummy's ace, continued with the king of trumps, nnd let the queen of trumps, hoping for if 3-3 breaV. Ensl discarded a heart on the store complct* action to arm and I third round of trumps, «nd South spades to ruff dummy's jack of clubs. He was sure that South had NORTH 10 9 52 K 1094 WEST A5432 A752 *Q8 EAST *76 . VAQJ73 »Q.I6 * 1034 SOUTH (D) AKQ1098 South 14 1 * 2 A 4 83 #AK763 North-South vul. West North East 1 * Pass 3* Pass Pass Pass Pass 1 » Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 4 forgotten all about this little trump, and West wanted to take the gift while he could. West then led his last heart, and South ruffed with his lust trump. Declarer ran his two remaining clubs and ended by leading a diamond towards dummy's king. West could take Ihe ace. but he couldn't pfevent dummy from winning declarer's 10th trick with the king of diamonds. West was still happy over the gift that had been handed to him. He was sure that South would have mnde 11 trlclcs Instead of only 10 If he hadn't "forcollen" about Ihe lowly five oi trumps. But West ACKOSS 1 Winner of 1953 Nobel Erize for literature. DOWN 1 Obliterate 2 Notion 3 Bird's home 4 Burmese wood sprite 5 Follower 6 Weirder 7 Struck (slang) 8 Before 9 Vehicle 10 Elevator inventor 11 Proboscis 12 Sketched 22 Close again 23 Closer 24 Challengers 25 Drunkards Churchill 7 He was British Prime Minister during the World War 13 Form a notion 14 He is a renown I9 Lieutenant (ab.) 15 Irritate 21 Costs 16 Color 17 Dine 18 Kind 20 Stitch 21 Feign 25 Tally keeper 28 Trader' 32 Garden spot in a desert 33 Rugged mountain crest 34 Vestige 35 Lariat 36 River 38 More succinct 39 Slippers 41 Theatrical sign 44 Male child 45 Entangle j 48 Doctrines | 51 Alleviation ! 54 Everlasting (poet.) 55 Makes Into law 56 He world esteem 57 Reiterate A. IK. 26 Two-wheeled vehicle 27 Eskers 29 Meadows 30 Feminine suffix 31 Erect 37 Fails to hit 38 More ripid 40 Accomplish 41 Plant part 42 Plexus 43 He^vy blow 45 Magistrate's staff 46 Things done 47 Trial 49 Assam silkworm 50 Powerful explosive 52 Individual 53 Hace course circuit I l» IS 17 IS 31 M 36 11 W 5M St. t Ik 11 3 a n H ^ i\ w/^ W ± '% L>, % so b In n n m N ^ T H \k 2» % J8 51 % 57 a ti JS « S! 9 'f i) 0 U> 1 30 It it 15 •16 17 n

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