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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 3, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY J, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- grass, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban 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 ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. — Matthew 17:21. T* j *lS *& And if by prayer Incessant I could hope to change the will Of Him who all things can, I would not cease To weary Him "with my assiduous cries. — Milton. Barbs If you're looking for success, try being as quick at getting started as you are at getting tired. ' '•'•'• '." '. * * . # When some folks marry to have someone to tell their troubles to, they promptly have too many to talk about. > * # * Any old tirris of year you can pick up a paper and read about bumper crops—on the highways. * * # A reformatory in the east provides TV for inmates. There are times when that could be called additional punishment. * 3- X The folks who take care of our roads must thing we're all going to switch over completely to airplane travel. We Must Assure Free World We'll Aid Fight for Liberty The men who forged the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution were moved by many intense concerns, of which the desire for independence from a foreign tyranny was of course a principal one. For long decades thereafter, America was pre-occupied with the idea of independence. It was, certainly, conducting a great experiment in free democratic government. But it was also trying to show the world that a young, struggling nation could chart an independent path, without inteference from powerful rivals. Helped mightily by two broad oceans, the country succeeded. It stood off its older, stronger competitors until at length, through development of its own latent strength, it was too powerful to be challenged by any single nation, however strong. In all this time, America lent its sympathies and encouragement to other peoples making the same struggle for independence. Where oppression ruled, awakening men looked to the United States as the bellwether of freedom and independence. This ringing notion still governed as we plunged into World War I with the idealistic slogan: "Make the world safe for democracy." It dominated our thinking as we worked eagerly at the peace tables to help carve out new, independent states in Europe and elsewhere. We Americans know in our hearts that, as in all the decades before, we go on wishing that those who would gain j independence may have it. Yet the world | no longer look to us as the great bellwether. There are many reasons why this is so. Our Communist enemies successfully plant the contrary idea that America wishes to dominate others, not see them free. The vastly altered power relationships growing out of two world wars make many nations dependent upon us, against their will. At the same time, the record will show, too, that we no longer speak and act with the old fevor in behalf of up- 'ward struggling peoples. We often criticize newly independent nations for pursuing the very sort of solitary course we ourselves insisted upon in the early stages of our history. We are ao convinced of the right- negg of pur approach to the menace of communism that we are not too tolerant of those who do not share it and do not spring instantly to your side. We forget that some, like India, are most de- termined right now to spring to anybody's side. When we muster support for some cause in the UN, we frequently go after the smaller countries like a politicain passing into line precincts he feels he can count upon automatically. We take them for granted. It is time for us to set about convincing the world we have not changed, that we still believe in independence for all peoples, that we are willing to help them fight for it. that no matteh how much we do assist them we will not exact from them any automatic support of our policies. Historically, this is the side on which we have always ranged ourselves. Thinking of the present power of communism and the stirring of peoples in the East, we must realize that any other position would not only be totally out of character for us, it would very likely be the losing side. What we fought for in 1776 is just as worthy a goal for any human anywhere in 1954. Using Nature's Gifts - They have split the atom and produced a power which is capable of destroying mankind or of proxdding Ms greatest boon. Now the scientists, still drawing on nature's resources, have found a way to capture the rays of the sun and convert them into energy for use of man. The Air Force announced this week that it had developed a solar generator which when refined could convert sunlight Into enough energy to run a home. Last April, Bell Telephone Co. unveiled a solar battery which converts sunlight into electricity through silicon transitors. Light striking razor-thin strips, of silicon creates a flow of electricity current in atoms in the strips. Both the Bell device and the Air Force generator are capable of storing up the energy taken from the sun. Nature is generous with her resources, and waits only for man to develop them and utilize them for his own purposes. But nature, we are sure, did not propose that man use these powers to destroy himself. Now that these secrets have been learned, man has the momentous decision to make: Will he use them for his own comforts and happiness, or will he utilize them to destroy civilization and all that is good in the world?—Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. School Critics Wise educators would welcome more, not less, criticism of the public schools, as indicative of interest and as a stimulant to increase activity in educational affairs, intelligent debate over the public schools and all phases of the process of elementary education would be good. But there is no 'patience required of or?deserved .by those blindly uniformed who criticize our schools by snorting, "That ain't the way we did it in my day. We ought to go back to McDuffey Readers and the three Us". A recently-published book, How to Judge a School, By Dr. William B. Russell, president of Teachers College, Columbia University, would be of great help to such critics. Some of the loudest criticism of education stems from a total ignorance of progress made in the educatioal sciences in recent years. Few inform themselvees of the many studies made in improved methods of teaching how to spell before they criticize the spelling of moderen children. Dr. Russell's book helps us take an understanding look at our schools so that we may know why certain subjects are taught in certain ways. Parents can determine what and how students are taught under our system of local control of education. But decisions based on prejudice, tradition and ignorance are worthless and may even be dangerous.—Macon (Ga.) News. Keeping Down the Population Members of the Malthusian Society have for years warned that the world would become overcrowded. There would not be enough food or land to support the millions. They have suggested many ways to discourage the overpopulating of the earth, varying from enthuanasia and birth control to the abolition of vaccination. The method should now be clear to Malthu- sians. Simply declare an offical three-day holiday in the United States every other week. — Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Hysteria and lack of statesmanship are undermining the fundamentals of our democracy and causing lovers of peace and freedom ... to lose confidence in us and the leadership they thought we possessed. — Alfred Landon. 4 * * * The only thing wrong with Mr. Eisenhower is that he didn't run on the Democratic ticket. —Musicians' boss James Petrillo. * * * It is my belief our President must continue bipartisan foreign policy if we are to continue a free world. — Ex-President Harry Truman. * * * We should tell the Russian people we love them, that we're for them, but we cease to do business with them until they have a representative government, -- Dr. Clarence Manion, former dean Notre Dame Law School. Also a Good Day to Remember Our Blessings Peter Edson's Washington Column — V. P. s Galore at Pentagon; High Cost of Drinking Is Hot Question WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The Pentagon will have the equivalent of 30 civilian vice presidents if j new proposals by Defense Secretary C. E. "Wilson are approved by Congress. Mr. Wilson wants Army, Navy and Air Force to have two more assistant secretaries apiece —for a total of six more "v. p.'s." „ Each service now has a secretary, an undersecretary and two assistant secretaries—a total of 12. The Department of Defense now has an undersecretary and 11 assistant secretaries. Every one of-these civilian vice presidents, of course, has his deputies and assistants, plus equivalent military men in uniform to tell them what it's all about. The result is that there is now proportionately more top bureaucracy around the Pentagon than there ever was. This explains in part why- sessions like Secretary Wilson's big conference and clambake at Quantico over a recent weekend seem like a good thing. They help everybody get acquainted with everybody else on a first-name basis. The official attendance was around 150. Call 'em vice presidents and you won't be far wrong. More evidence that automobile salesmen aren't on the job in these recession days — plugging their product and pinning down prospects—has been furnished by Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey. At a "Borrowing Committee" meeting- of about 30 leading bankers from all over the country, brought to Washington every so often to review government loan programs, the secretary asked how many of the group had been called on by an automobile salesman this year. Only two of the cankers raised their hands. ' Secretary Humphrey then asked how many of the group would now be in the market for a new car if solicited and sold. Fifteen raised their hands. P. S. Co salesmen. Secretary Humphrey himself isn't in the market. He just traded in the old convertible which he drives around town himself when it developed mechanical trouble. This is what made it safe for him to raise the question. The old subject of liquor and entertainment expenses for the State Department and U. S. embassies overseas is always good for a debate in the Senate and this year was no exception. To hide its real nature, it's called officially "representation money." Sen. Paul Douglas CD., HI.), a Quaker, a teetotaler and one of the few really sincere advocates of economy in the Senate, led off this year by proposing to cut the fund from 3500,000 to $300,000. "We should not try to float our foreign relations in a sea of champagne," he said. "We should try to bring about simplicity in the lives of our government officials t home and abroad." Senators of both parties jumped on him. Sen. William Knowland (R., Calif.) said the charge that this fund was for the mutual inebria- n of our foreign service was unfair. Sen. J. William Fulbright (D., Ark.) said that if the government didn't provide for this, the U. S. diplomats abroad would have to pay it out of their own pockets. Sen. Mike Mansfield (D., Mont.) pointed ort that the money was used to entertain congressmen when they went abroad. Sen. Edward J. Thye (R., Minn.) cited statements by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles himself fci'at in trying to economize by staying at a hotel in, Geneva instead of^ renting a villa, and by cutting down on entertainment, he had lost many chances to hold informal meetings with foreign statesmen where the real work of these conferences was accomplished. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screens: Celluloid dramatic license has been defended by movie makers ever since Pearl White e«- capd death from her first onrushing train to be left dangling over a 1000-foot cliff in Episode No. 3 —"What Happens? Be at This Theater Next Week for Episode No. 4." But there's never been a better defense qf dramatic license than Producer Samuel Katzman's seven-word retort to a New York Times reporter. The crafty reporter read the script of one of-'the outer space serials, in the days when Katzman was producing the hair-raisers for theaters, and discovered a serious movie-as well as scientific boner. "Your script, Mr. Katzman/' the reporter said, "indicates that the hero must travel faster than light to overtake a speeding rocket. Yet Einstein says that matter traveling" faster than light becomes infinite- How can you explain such a serious scientific error?" Like a father comforting a son, the movie producer looked the reporter straight in the eye as he quietly said: "Son, you've Juat got to have fmith." . MOST HOLLYWOOD stars are nixing TV chapter plays for fear of losing their identity to the week after week home screen characters. But, there's no worry frown on Thomas Mitchell's forehead about his forthcoming "Mayor of the Town" stanzas because "I'll just be myself." One of the first film stars to do live TV five years ago, Mitchell told me: "You can do anything once on TV and get away with it, but you can't characterize acharacter week after week. That's why I turned down a number of series, I couldn't be myself. But in this I can be myself, and it's the only answer to TV survival." One of the few n ew charges brought against atomic scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer in his security clearance case was that while in Paris last year, Dr. Oppenheimer had lunch with Haakon Chevalier, a former alleged American Communist, and that the next day the two met with Andre Malraux. Not much attention was paid to who Malraux was, and what political views he now holds. He is, of course, a well-known French writer, soldier and adventurer. Before and during the war he was an admitted Communist revolutionary. Since the war he has become an idea man for Gen. Charles de Gaulle, of all people, and a violent anti-Communist known as "the Louis Budenz of France." / " So what Dr. Oppenheimer was being accused of here, in effect, was association with a French fascist. Lauren Bacall will star in "Kiss Off," as an indepndent flicker for Frank Tashlin. . .Frank Sinatra's being paged for "Billy Rose of Broadway," film biog of the famed showman. . .There's a whole new range of make-up shades for color TV. Make-up, used for Technicolor pictures looked too brown- or too red. Moore, now 29 but still baby-faced, gave an eyebrow-lifting performance on "Top Gun," a half hour TV dramatic show. Played a western gunman as sinister as Jack Palance in "Shane." HOLLYWOOD AGENT conversation on the set of "Love is a Weapon": First 10 per center: "This big shot's supposed to be a milion- aire." Agent No. 2: "Him a millionaire? Nuts. To b« a millionaire these days you gotta have at least $10,000 and he ain't got that kind* money." Carla Balenda, Mickey Rooney's leading lady in his "Hey, Mulligan" telefilm series, is taller than the Mick, who likes to look up to a doll. Actresses who were Mickey's size or smaller weren't considered. There's nothing to the dates between Audrey Hepburn and Robert Clark. He's the big gear-of Associated British Pictures, the company that has.little Audrey under contract and won't sell even a weensy-teensy piece of her to any other studio except Paramount. COMPOSEF Nick Brodsky, who dreamed up so many of Mario Lanza's song hits, is ailing. LoW- blood pressure and complications. - Mack Sennett decided that his 1920 silent hit, "Molly O," co-starring Mabel Normand and Jack Muhall, ought to be refilmed. So he wrote a new treatment that's making the studio rounds and Terry Moore is begging to play Mabel's part. . .Jeff Morrow, who stole critical notices in U-I's "Tanganyika," is up for the lead from the role of "Captain Horatio Hornblower" in the Towers of London TV series based on the C. S. Forester character. Billie Burke is under a long-term contract to NBC television. The vehicle being tailored for ,Billie is a musical series titled "Summer Camp," basd on the work of her husband, the late Florenz Ziegfeld, with talented youngsters. One-time movie kid star Dickie This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Blonde, blue-eyed Lisa Daniels came to Hollywood two years ago from Birmingham, England, and her first movie is ready for release. Naturally enough, for Hollywood, she plays the role of a southern belle with a honeyed drawl in Panoramic'* "The Gambler From Natchez." 75 Years Ago ' In Blytheville- the Doctor Cm— Written for tVEA Service I'/^tx .LXl/t-M// <JH IJ By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Sugar and Cream in Coffee Are dam more readily if the dam were I don't know how some strange notions get around but they certainly do Q—What is your opinion of taking sugar and cream in your coffee? I have done this all my life but am told it does harm to the. system. Mrs. M. M. A—A great many other people have done the same thing without sustaining: any apparent harm. Sugar and cream contain calories and add to the poundage, of course. But unless this is undesirable or unless there is some disease present such as diabetes or other definite reason for not taking sugar or cream no harm should result from including, it in coffee. Q—What is the cause of what doctors call torticollis? I am told it is uncommon and has no cure A.S.R. A—The common name for this condition is ."wry neck." It is uncommon and the source is some- suddenly lowered. Some people have this without showing any other signs of diabetes. Q—Is diabetes caused by eating too much sugar or sweet foods? Mrs. A. S. A—The general xeeling is that in a person who is already susceptible or has tendency to diabetes too much sugar or starchy foods may bring on the active symptoms. In this sense it may be considered a partial cause. Q—My husband suffered an attack of pericarditis four years ago and was hospitalized. Is he ever likely to recover completely? Mrs. V. A—This condition is an inflammation in the lining around the heart. A considerable number of holding the trick, and then shifts to the queen of clubs. The game is now not very easy to make, since it would be very simple to lose a heart, two diamonds and a club by routine play. If South plays the hand correctly, he develops his tenth trick in a rather unusual way and in a rather unusual suit. After winning the second trick with the ace of clubs, South must lead a heart from dummy and discard a club from his hand. West wins with the jack of hearts and returns a club, but South can ruff. Thus far, South has merely given the enemy a heart trick in exchange for the club that they otherwise would have taken. Declarer continues by leading two rounds of trumps, ending in the dummy, and now another heart but now dummy's last heart is instead of ruffing. West can win the trick -with the ace of hearts, is led. Once more South discards established. Nothing can stop declarer from getting to dummy with a trump to cash the last heart and discard his last losing diamond. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Berryman and three children of Caruthersville have moved here to make their home at 120 West Cherry Street. Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Guard and daughter, Miss Molly, spent yesterday visiting in Sikeston, Mo. Miss Mary Emma Hood has gone to Fayetteville, where she will spend the summer months. ^__ -^ Plez Thurman says he never reads the economic forecasts, but he knew darn well business "would be good this summer when Judge Boles discarded his five-year-old seersucker suit and bought a new ont in late spring. By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Advice Changes As Time Goes By There was a time when a good bridge player was advised not to I reopen the bidding when the oppo- I nents had stopped below game.! There was always the risk, ran the such inflammation do not recover completely but recovery • depends partly on the particular variety of times quite puzzling. The treat-1 pericarditis, the age of the victim, ment depends on the cause, if that can be identified. Some quite complicated methods, including operations, have been devised to cope with it. Its treatment usually falls in the field of the nerve specialist or surgeon. Q—-Could you please tell me if you are considered a diabetic if you have sugar in the urine but the blood test shows normal. Mrs. H. A—Assuming that the appropriate studies have been done on the blood in addition to a single test, and that sugar appears in the urine intermittently the condition would probably fall in the class of what is known as renal (kidney) plycosuria. This means that the kidney will allow sugar to pass and how much of the heart lining was involved. Q—Is it normal for a woman after having children to lose her bust? Mrs. J. A—This does happen but it is not usual. POME In Which Is Issued A Modicum Of Advice To Aspiring Candidates In the Up-Coming Primary: You will find that politics Is a game with many tricks.— Atlanta Journal. . NORTH 4KJ9 V 109 84 *652 + A42 WEST (D) EAST 44 432 VAKJ53 V762 4QJ108 +K973 SOUTH 4 AQ 10 8765 VQ 465 Both sides vuL We*t North EM* South IV Pass Pass 24 Pass 34 Pass 4* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V K through it more easily than normal \ — called wool, just as water would flow over A {Citizen. light summer suit made of that magic, non-polyester, 100 per cent, over-durable, natural miracle fiber Asheville (N.C.) old advice, oi giving the opponents a second chance to bid their game. Nowadays the advice all runs in the opposite direction. If the opponents fail to bid a game, they almost surely cannot mafce one. advised to reopen the bidding, even when he has a fairly weak hand. When the reopening bid is made on a really good hand, however, the reopener must find some way to show his true strength. As we see in today's hand, this can be done by means of a jump bid. North naturally raises, and South proceeds on to game. West open* tbc king of ftetrU 15 Man's name 16 Grumble 17 Pacific condiment 18 Eagle's nest 20 Pewter coin of Malaya 21 Perch 22 Anent , 23 Hen product 1 24 Darling 27 Wages , 31 Mouth part 33 Negative word 34 Fish 35 Make lace 36 Provides food 39 Pesters for payment 42 Light brown 43 Measure of cloth 45 Choose 47 Bitter vetch 48 Whey of milk 51 Rocky crag 52 Harvester 54 Withdraw 56 Fishertnan 57 Selects by ballot 58 Moves furtively 59 Emphasis DOWN 1 Fireworks —~ should bt careful thil holiday Independence Day ACROSS 2 Sea nymph 1,7 July 4th 3 Dative cornmemo- * Bind rates the 5 Lohengrin's independence bride -t + u a fi Hinder 7 Half fnrpfiY\ t3 Infirm , 8 Loyal 14 Wandering « W^e Answer to Previous 4*1122!* T K 1 M W A I? * E L. A N H 1 0 E A R E A V e T O 1 C? E A * 1 V\ U l_ A T E t? & S N O ;',:.% & 1 l_ d * T E * S $ O 1 A N T A L. 1 W 0 & E 5 0 O O R 1_ A C 1 R M- C A N O U e A N A & T R. 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