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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 19,53 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINEB, rubilshtr HARRT A HAINES, AsslsUnt Publisher A, A FREDRICKSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertUlnt Mintgef Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmei Co.. New York, CMc»so, Detiolt, Atlanta, Memphli. Cnt«ed »s second class m»it«r it the po^ efflc* at Blytherllle, ArkansM, under act of Con- grew, October ». 1(17. words cannot, ami to reflect sadly on the individual tragedies which produce ert to reflect s.'iilly on the individual tragedies which produce their misguided decision to jfiv« »P cvorylhinR Cor nothing. Member of The Atsoclated Pves» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Bmneville or any auburban town whert carrier lerric* U maintained, !5c per w«k- By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 pei y«ar.,l2.50,for six months. Jl.25 tor three moathn bj mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.JO per year payable In advance. Meditations Or If his sin, wherein ho hath sinnfd, come lo his knowledge; he shall brinjc his offering a kid of the toats, a, m»lt without blemish.—Lcvlllcus .1:23. * * * Life Is constantly weighing us in very sensative scales, and telling every one of us precisely what his real weight Is to the last grain of dust.—Lowell. Barbs Well soon be reading all about how to cut down on income tax, but the sure way still is to earn less. * * * People with a wishbone where, the backbone ought to be constantly complain about not getting; Ahead. * * * As long as we can't pound common sense into the heads of some careless drivers, .maybe trams should stop, look and listen. * * * With foolish people the cost of living Is always the same—a little more than they earn. * * * Three beauty shops in an Ohio town were robbed in one week. Police hope it's not a permanent wave. Balky Gl's Will Learn About Communism the Hard Way With Indian General Thimayya's fruitless visit to the 22 Communist-minded American prisoners in Reel hands, the last real hope of winning them back to freedom evidently vanished. Thimayya said the Americans had "firm political convictions" and nothing- could make them change their minds. Without exception he found them suspicious and hostile. Some plan to attend Chinese universities, some to be come farmers in China, snd some "to work for world peace" in Communist countries. No doubt Allied explainers would have welcomed the chance lo recapture their minds of these men. But if Thimayya is right, then perhaps it is just as well the opportunity was denied. For all reports suggest thai these 22 Americans now have the political vision of a colony of moles. It isn't easy for us at home to grasp how men who have known America and what it offers in freedom and the paper dreams of Chinese communism. We possibly shall never know what, specifically, led each of these 22 individuals to renounce his family, his country, and his liberty. Even if UN officials had gained the chance to question them, we would not likely have the stage when they could be expected to give honest answers to searching questions. We should perhaps assume that some embraced communism out of blind but sincere conviction, thers may have done it in return for actual or promised material advantage. Still others may have had real or fancied grievances against their country, or their family, or some individual at home, and have seized this means of working revenge. Some may have buckled under fear. One thing we can be sure of. These 22 men do not yet know what communism —as a working way of life—is all about. They have been living in isolation and thus courtained off from the ugly realities. But this situation cannot prevail for long. Soon they will go out into the Communist world. When they do, all but the most fanatic will get a shock. They are going to learn that the Communists' vaunted concern for humanity is a cruel joke. They are going to loarn that to the Communist peace is not a burning aspiration but a trick word employed as a weapon in a new kind of endless war. Who can say what they will do—or be allowed to do—when they make this discovery? they are not likely to be granted leave to go hame. We cannot now tell them that they are exchanging a military prison camp • for a worse captivity. We. shall have to let experience teach them what our [We Were Wondering— Word comes that science has now devised (lie first portable electronic brain. The thing weighs about 150 pounds and is smaller tlian a table-modle TV set. thus it nmipaws strikingly with what might ho called the console morlle—a vast machine filling a room or more and weighing several tons. For S7,'i")0, therefore, you can acquire the best mental coach a man colurl hope for, Anyone who can muster the rice won't have lo warry about mathematical homework. Obviously, however, the robot brain builders can't hope to get into mass output until (hey develop a pocket-size modle—suitable for carting lo TV quiz programs and to college classrooms at examination lime. One. can forsee a great rental business along about that time of the year. But even as it is, changes are in store. They said Adlai Stevenson got the egghead vote in 1952. Wonder who'll get the electronic egg-head vote in '5fi? Views of Others Mrs. Grundy The argument over racial segregation in the schools is a momentous one, the decision one of the greatest importance. And yet it is an odd thing. Here we arc arguing about something that for many years was taken for granted. No one ever raised the issue. It is almost a certainty that if the question had been brought, up fifty years ago there would have been small doubt of the outcome. The learned lawyers are only poll-parroting arguments, pro and con, that have already been stated over and over again. The learned judges sat and listened in impressive silence to .streams to words, the purpose of which they already knew. No lawyer can bring out a new argument. It is doubtful if any lawyer can state any particular argument more persuasively tljjui it has already been stated. There Is, however, one argument against segregation which Is comparatively new. That is the argument of the effect of our .segregation practices on world opinion. Stated in various ways, the sum nnd substance of this argument is, How can we persuade the people of the world that we permit practices Dial differentiate the various American Democracy Is .so good when under it races, and which seem to be evidence that we, like Hitler's Nazi's, believe in the master race theory? This is a sorry argument. Segregation ts a domestic problem. It should be decided on grounds of right and wrong; of what, is wise or not wise. At worst, it should be decided on the question of the lesser of two evils. But to-do something because of what the neighbors "think, is a sorry reason. We should decide this question by what is good for the United States. It is an extraordinary thing thai the United States is so jittery about nubile, opinion in the rcsl of the world. Great Britain does what she thinks wise, and if the rest of the world doesn't like it, Britain serenely Ignores that fact. We would be better off to pay no attention to Mrs. Grundy. —Kingsport iTcnn.i Times. British Try Commercial TV England's House of Lord's (he Inwmaking borly of the British government, has a decision, \vc (eel that, will cause her Majesty's subjects untold anguish, pain and menial torture. The governing body has approved a plan for commercial television in Britain a(l«r the Marquess of Salisbury promised "it would be nothing like American TV" which, he admitted, "I've never seen." The English radio, government operated and controlled, is commercial free. Short wave revolvers and ham operators have commented that It's more peaceful to tune in (he BBC than most American stations. What prompted the new English ruling for TV remains a mystevy. Possibly tea sales fu'e dropping in (he London area and the next move may be important Arthur Godfrey lor a special program;—LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News. SO THEY SAY Now they (Russians) cat only what they cnn— and no special recipes is required for broiled po- tatoes.—Svetlnnn Uuzcnko on Christmas menu for Russians. * * * Nations must learn large armies are impractical lools for sharpening peace.—Gen. George C. Marshall. * * * In the past 35-years, Russia has failed to keep its word on any agreement. Rep. Edward Bonin (R., Pa.i. * * * 1 Sincerely hope the thinps Ihe president advocates laiomic control?! will be carried to a sutre.-.shil conclusion that Will bruiR peace to the world.—Ex-Prc.sident Truman. * ., * •Ktalm raid in one u[ hi- lei-lures that the East is (he road to victory [lie West. So the \ Cannot overlook the Mist.—Secretary of Slate Dulles. 'Lavrenti Beria, 7 to the Witness Box' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Egyptian Cook Likes U.N. Food; USIA Distributes Policy Texts Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON — fNEA)— The wife of Snmir Souki, assistant counselor of the Egyptian embassy, brought the family cook from Cairo with her for Mr. Snn- ki's Washington tour of d \i l y. which is now, coming to an end. The Egyptian cook lovrd ft, and the Souki's noticed that the native di.'ihes Peter Eason which .she pre[ pared seemed to taste better here |thnn they did at home. When the Soukis mentioned this to her, she explained. Here ,she had a dishwasher and crarbfige Rrinder to do her dirty work. She did not have to spend so much lime tending the fire, and she couM give more aUcntinn to her cook in p. The oriental vegetables which she was .able to gel from the Syrian groceries here seemed to be fresher nnd cleaner. The cook's delight, in the American groceries reached their height when Mr. Souki came home one night riinyint! a carton of Coca- Cola. The Egyptian woman's face registered complete amazement and her eyes .gleamed. 'Do you moan," she asked in apparent disbelief—"Do you mean they have Coca-Coin, here, loo?" Field Day at USIA Voice.of America and U. S. Information Agency really \vrnt to town on the foreign-policy statements of President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dul- I les, defending America's free and j independent allies and rejecting the "get-toucher" policies of Senator McCarthy. Texts of the statements by the two American leaders were broadcast and distributed to foreign publications everywhere. Nothing as eroocl as this to explain the American position to foreign critics of U. s. policies had come to hand in a long time- Some of the USIA personnel who had been McCarthied took particular delight in handling it. They leaned over- backward to avoid making any criticisms of the senator personally, or of his policies. The emphasis was just put on the positive nature of Ihe President i and the secretary's statements. USIA had another field day in handling President Eisenhower's UN speech outlining his new peacetime atomic energy development plan. This was great stuff Lo emphasize U. S. peaceful intentions in many countries where Communist propaganda has been trying to put. over the idea that "warmongering American imperialists" were intent on atom-bombing t,he earth. ratenl-Offfce Fun U. S. patent office experts have been making a number of talks of engineering and scien- ,ific groups to explain the patent laws and how to go about getting a patent. To show what a patent looks like, they have rigged up a large-scale sample, complete with the legal blue ribbon and seal. , Just to inject a little fun into the proceedings, this sample patent has been made out for a new Jock. The inventor is listed as paper then shows that the inventor has assigned his patent to "Tinker-Proof Lack Co. of Alcatvaz, Calif/ ' White Ilnuse Tree, The White House Christmas tree is due for a face-lifting this year —1500 new light blubs and maybe a Nativity scene to go with it. Although the Washington White House Christmas tree tradition started with President Coolidge in 1923. it was in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third term that two big spruce trees were planted especially for this purpose on the south lawn of the Executive Mansion. The committee in charge has the offer of a loan of a $4000 life- si?,e reproduction of the manger scene. Again this year there will be Christmas carols piped across the White House lawn over a public address system, beginning on Dec. 23 when the tree is scheduled for trimming. Pentagon Bikes Traffic regulations on thp use of messengers' bicycles and delivery tricycles in the Pont.igon are as complicated as an iuu.omobile code. Among other things, the rules say tbab messengers must dismount before entering freight elevators and remain dismounted with brakes set while Hie elevator is in motion. Speed of bikes in corridors must not exceed tiial of a brisk walk. Pedestrians have the right of way at all times. A number must be displayed on all pedal-operated vehicles. This, the Pentagon says, is to help track down traffic violators. HOLLYWOOD — <NEA> — Hollywood's Year in Review: Nineteen hundred and fifty-throe was the year of the Mad Scramble in Hollywood to change the shape and pound of movies in the film infiustry's struggle against television competition. The town's theme song: became: "I'olish L'p the Rotind-H o u s e Doors. Nellie. Movies Aren't Square Anymore." Hollywood's firsi big splash was 3-D but the "depthies" soon went out. of style because people who had to wear polaroid glasses didn't make enough passes at thp box office. Then came the bis screens and Nunnally Johnson explained how he was writing for the new medium: "I put the paper in my typewriter sideways." Bui all of Hollywood's retoolinc for biager and better movies left the major studios swine ins; the economy axe on mass production and on hi^h-salaried siars. The economic panic even reached the relatives and this story was told: Friend to MGM employe: "How are things at MGM?" MGM employe: "Terrible. They are laying; off whole families." While telefilm production took up the slack for technicians and stars, the gravy train moved from Hollywood tn has Vegas. Las Vegas, \vith its hoi-and-colti runninc dice and ifs 7.000.000 visiiors a year, could afford the salaries to which movie kings and queens were accustomed. ;ut Fred Allen wasn't fooled: He turned down a Las Vegas nmhi-cJub offer, saying: Why should I go to Las Veiras en the government pets ail the money? I'm just a middleman for the. K nvernni cnt. Let the government go to Las Vegas." "The Moon Is "Blue" cracked Hollywood's stiff censorship code for the first time since the organization of the industry's censorship office. The film was released without a film-industry purity seal, and made a fortune. The blue pencils of tJie censors were busy elsewhere, though. The censors changed the lyrics of the song. "Little Girl From Little Rock." in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." because of the "philosophy" expressed in some o^ the lines. Nelson Eddy staged the biggest personality switch of the year, go- i ing- from light opera to snappy rhythm numbers, smart sayings and a satire on his own "Short- 'nin' Bread." Explained Eddy: "They're calling me the NEW Nelson Kcldy. J had to get old to new." i film for her husband. Collier Younc. Young's former wife, Ida j I.upino, directed Joan in the pic- i tare. I Dick Haymes divorced Nora and | married Rita Hayworth in a Las Vegas ceremony that turned out ! to be the biqgest publicity stunt jot the year. The best man all the i way was Al Freeman, press agent I lor the Sands Hotel. ( Deborah Korr .surprised everyone with her oh-vou-sexy-doH emot- Inrr in "From Hero to Eternity." i Onl.v Deborah wasn't surprised. j She tolri me: I "What's all the talk about the I new Deburali Kerr. That's not j really'true. It's just that I had a \ break. 1 ~\vas never colil, the roles : were." I Lucille Brill, a hit on TV as i Lucy, went bark to GM with : Desi Arna:^ to co3'.nr in a ferture ! comedy, "The Lous. Line Tr.iil- cr." It was poetic justice. MOM once typed Lucille a.> a glamor doll over her protects: "But gentlemen, you're making- a big mistake. I'm character. I'm a howl." TV Presents Its Presents to You By RICHARD KLEIXEK NEW YORK — iNEA) — Deck ihe antenna with boughs of holly, for TV's Christmas is going to be jolly. j Taking: a look at what thp networks ai'R dreaming up for Christmas programming, (here are some pretty packages planned. Let's proceed: ABC: 'Twill he the night before Christmas, and ABC's ready. The Krp.ft Theater will present "A Christmas Carol"; there'll be a special program on "The Story of 'Silent Night' "'. find Christmas Eve services will be tele.vised from a New York cathedral. CBS: Two full-hour shows on Christmas afternoon — a special "Big Top" proenun for the kids, with the best circus acts, and then the 'annual Longincs Christmas Festivr-1 of Music. DuMont: Another Christmas Eve service, this one from the Chapel of the Intercession at New York's famous Trinity Church, There'll also be carols spotted throughout the regular DuMont programs. NBC: Two bier shows — one on Dec. 22, In the Berle. time slot, \vith Robert Montgomery, Ezio Pinxa •and suchlike. And, on Christmas Day. there's be a gala program sponsored by Gillette. There was a new. title for Jane . Wyman—"Miss ReMake Queen of 1953," She starred in remakes of "The Awful Truth," "So Big." and "The Maenificent Obsession." BiKCest Pint of 1053 The movie, "The Bigamist," provided the. year's best behind- the-scenes pint. Joan Fontaine starred in the 15 Years Ago In Blytheville the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. H sometimes seems as though he period of life known as adolescence is more ncslecird than any other. From the 110311*11 standpoint, enormous progress has been made in the control of those diseases which formerly took (he lives of so many small children, but in many respects the study of the particular problems of adolescence seems to have lagged behind. Adolescence is defined as that period of life between puberty and maturity and encompasses roughly the years from 12 lo 1!) or 20, perhaps being somewhat cnvlicr in girls than In boys. The chances of contracting some fatal disease during adolescence s comparatively slight, and while efforts to improve the health of all ages, Including adolescence, must continue, the m a J o r problem is emotional and menial development during this period ^mre ihcse play such an Important part in later adjustment lo the problems of maturity. A specific problem vihirh should be tackled more vigorously is the problem of automobile accidents among ( youthful members of our society. The emotional character]'tics of adolescence have been studied re- oatcdly. One report on this .subject con* :luded that Ihe adolescent ts struggling for independence against the rules set up by grownups Those of us who have passed Ihroimh this se can remember our own attitudes and cerlainly can corroborate this statement. K millions ("'hiiiiRe Rapidly During adolescence, Uie report goes on, speech and brh.ivior, win day to clav, are fi-rniinnlly •ontradK'tory. The adolrsoMi! rom- nonly seems lo be an idealist and vet certainly does not net this vny. In his relations with others the adolescent may hate violently al one minute and, love violently at the next. As a rule, the adolescent hides his own feelings, at least from growrtups, but may be exceedingly talkative and open with those of his, own age. A better understanding of the adolescent and his emotional problems on the part of parents and teachers in particular may greatly aid in the establishment of a stable personality in adult life. clubs on dummy's remaining diamonds. If East stops to think after winning the first, trick, he will see that South must have the top spades and the kinq of hearts for his opening bid. East ran also .see just how the play will go if he makes a "sMe" return, The best chance to defeat the contract consists in getting a club trick to add to the ace of hearts and the two top diamonds. And East's best chance to get a club trick consists in attacking the suit immediately^ even though he must lead away from his king right up to dummy's ace-Queen. When East makes this Olympic lead of a low club, dummy wins ! The marriage of Mrs. Orris Walker Wngster and Joe K. Waddy i was- solemnised Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr., and Mrs. J. T. Walker, of Huffman. Complimenting Miss Mary Frances Gucrin and James Terry, whose engagement was recently anounccd, Mr. and Mrs. Renkert Wetenkamp entertained at a buffet i dinner. 1 W. K. Francis has gone to Tus- jcaloosa. Ala., to spend the Christ; mas holidays. THE RECENTLY -MARRIED groom arrived home one evening and presented his bride with a sift. "Here's a box of candy, dear." "Oh, good," she replied, "now 1 won't have to cook tonight." — Fort Myers 'Fla.i News-Press. SMEA9 Considering all that's been going on since Congress ad- jpurned, It's hard to figure what the senators and congressmen can do upon meeting again in January except add to the confusion, says Judge Boles. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA service Italian Tourney Shows Keen Play Today's hand was prepared for an "Olympic" contest in Italy last year. Such a contest consists of a series of prepared hands, In the course of which each plnyer at the table gets several chances to make the star play. The star play of an Olympic llflnd has to bo unusunl, against player's normal instincts, but absolutely logical. The correct play by East in the hand shown today is a typical example. The bidding and the opening; lead are quite normal. East wins the (Irst trick with the ace of hearts nnd should think before acting. The "novrrini" procedure is to return a low trump, but this will give South his cfmlrnrl. If East returns ft trump. South wins and draws another tvvuup. Then he leads n diamond, forcing out East's kill£. No matter what East returns then, nothing can stop South from knocking out the other top diamond. Soulh can (hen fffl (o dummy bv ruffnm a heart In order to discard two losing NORTH 23 AQ873 ¥7 • Q.M09 + AQ75 EAST A95 ¥ A 9 8 3 2 » A K 2 * K62 SOUTH(O) A.AKJ 102 V K65 • 53 4 1043 East-West Vul. West North EMt Pass 3 4 It Pass Pass Opening lead—» Q VQJKM »8764 AJ98 South 1* Pass Pass with the queen. South draws two rounds of trumps ftnd knocks out the king 1 of diamonds. East next leads another club, forclns oill dummy's ace. Declarer must force out the ace of diamonds, but East ^len in position to cash a club trick, defeallnjj the contract. If you like this play us much ns I do, take a word of advice. Don't RO loo far out of your way to make such a play at, Ihe bridge table. Once e''er five vear? It mfly pay you lo lead from a kins up to an ace-queen: iho rest of the lime It will cost you a trick. Getting About Answer to. 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