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PAGE SEC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY I, 1W4 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- oflioe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- grats, October ft, 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; bj mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Take heed onto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue In them: for in doing this thou shalt both c&ve thyself, and them that hear thee. — I Timothy 4:16. * # * Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit. — Jeremy Taylor. If more men cared more about what other men are wearing, there'd be a lot more men going to 'church. .' ". . •;, • . . • * .. > * ' . ' A bad tooth it something that usually stops right after you decide to go to the dentist. ' Right after a wedding in Indiana friends handcuffed the groom. From now on his hands will be tied, anyway. : ;.: ;; : , : }, ;;: •. • *• ; * * • .-. When you consider how many people the income tax makes sick, we should be allowed to take off more for medical expense. • ; -;•• •'. .'••;•.' * * •'....# .•• .'•. A scientist says man's supremacy is threatened by the lowly insect. Some wives probably can't tell the difference. 'Dreamy' Nehru-Choir Meet Was Nightmare for West The recent dispatches from New Delhi, India, had a dreamy and at the same time an ominous quality. Prime Minister Nehru nad Premier Chou En-lai of Red China conferred on the subject of an Asian ; "peace." Stopping just short of expressions of •'•.-.fraternal regard, the two leaders pledged India and China to follow a "good neighbor" policy in keeping with their "traditional friendship." Chou said he hoped the two countries could work more closely for the "noble air of safeguarding peace in "Asia". If Nehru has any private reservation about this line of talk, we are not likely to learn of them. Publicly, he gives every sign that he is accepting Choirs professions of peaceful intent at face value. He shows no evidence he realizes that Red China, in pursuit of its "good neighbor" policy, was in the end the principal aggressor in Korea against free peoples, or that Red China is the arsenal, staging base and GHQ for the Viet Minh rebels who have plunger Indo-China into protracted bloody fighting. It is as clear as the shining 'sun that Communist China will take all of Asia it can get, .either directly or through domination of lesser Communists forces. And that does not exclude India. Yet Nehru either cannot or will not face this. He prefers to imagine that Asia somehow will be a better place to live if the West is deprived of all influence there, and the world's greatest continent is left to the control of its own Asiatic brethren. In theory all decent men naturally subscribe to the doctrine of self-government. But Asia today, communism gets in the way of this theory. Nehru obviously does not understand what it means to have a tyrant for a brother. The prewar Japanese were Asiatic "brothers," too. They spoke of a "co- prosperity sphere" for all Asiatic peoples usually neglecting to mention that they planned to sit on top of the sphere. We cannot simply dismiss these new utterances as dreamy, fantastic stuff. Nehru is beyond question a figure of stature and prestige in Asia. If the free peoples of East and West are to draw a line against communism if there is to be effective alliance to this end, India ought to be a key part of the effort. In the Delhi talks, Nehru allowed the leader of a ruthless tyranny to par- reflection. At the v same time, he gave take of his own prestige, to bask in its Chou an opportunity to endorse—in pri- nciplt*- Nehru's pet notion, for Asia, a non aggression pact to be concluded by China and the countries of Southeast Asia. Nehru should study the history of of non-agression pacts entered into by Communism nations. Most have been reduced to confetti. He should ask himself why any Southeast Asian land needs to reassure China, by treaty, of its peaceful purposes. The threat comes from just one source in Asia: from Nehru's "good neighbor," China. The Chou-Nehru meeting was omni- ous because it seems to have increased prospects for the sort or non-aggression pact Nehru believes in, and to have decreased chances for the solid alliance of free men of both East and West which alone can halt communism. If the meeting sounded like a dream, it was certainly a bad dream. Price Proppers The Senate Agricultpre Committee surprised its chairman, the venerable Sen. George Aiken of Vermont, by voting 8 to 7 to continue high, rigid farm price supports for another year. So now the burden of supporting Presidnet Eisenhower's plan for lower, more flexible supports must be borne by senators on the floor. • Aiken seems to be confident the program may still win out but he also was reasonably sure his committee would back the President. The House Agriculture Committee earlier voted by a wider margin to scuttle Mr. Eisenhower's plan, and it is considered extremenly doubtful that the full House will stand with him. It was the Senate that was counted on to drive along the flexible program, and put this in question. Possibly members of both houses are "making a record" for the farm vote, expecting a presidential veto to accomplish Mr. Eisenhowers aim but get"them off the book. If this is their thought, one might say it is practical, but hardly likely to stir admiration as evidence of either courage or statesmanship. VIEWS OF OTHERS The court of Special Sessions in New York has handed down a profound decision that a woman's age is what she says it is. In adjudicating the case of a woman who falsified her age on an automobile registration their phrase was that a woman's age is "singularly relative." Thtre can be only one exception — and that is the determination of the precise time when a woman becomes a woman. It seems to be the nature of the sex to handle the truth about age with supreme carelessness. Teenagers, pressing for the emancipation that they may achieve from family restrictions, will add years with shameless abandon, only to make a suddent switch at around the age of 25 and subtract years with equal generosity. We do not want to give the impression that we are at odds with this sweet unreasonableness. The shadow that old father time casts is a long one, but can be smoothed away with the artful employment of cosmetics. The wise man, seeking to avoid any quibble with a sex which comes equipped with an outsized talent for quibbling, treats all women with the gallantry of springtime, even though summer may be waning and autumn well advanced. Treat 'em all as if they were crossing the threshold of youth into womanhood and be blessed with the approbation of all women. — Boston Post. Idle, Multi-Million, Query The House has approved the perennial bill covering the armed services' perennial request for new oarracks, new troop housing units, new airfield expansions, new camp training facilities and miscellaneous construction—all within the United States and its territories. The will cornes to a tidy $877,090,600. Thus is stirred the perennial question: How is it that the armed services, which built and presumably still have the domestic training facilities that successfully put 10,000,000 troops in the field during World War II, annually seems to need something around $1,000,000,000 Worth of new facilities for the accomodation of an armed force about one-fifth that •size? SO THEY SAY Anyone who attempts to put himself above the law and invite government employes to turn over classified information relating to our national securtiy, in violation of statute and presidential order, is tragically mistaken if he believes he is helping to protect our nation's safety.—Attorney General Brownell. * * , * There are thousands .who resent deeply a« I do the attempts that have been made to belitle tand destroy Senator McCarthy's name and his efforts to do a great service for our ceuntry,— Vermont industrialist Oscar Rixford, explains his drive to recall Senator Flanders. , ¥ ¥ ¥ I say to the Soviet delegates: Stay out of this (American) hemisphere.—Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Yeh. Let's Be Practical for a Change '*? GOVERNMENT Peter Edson's Washington Column — U.S. Auto Makers Find Selves Under Eye of Anti-Trust Cop. WASHINGTON —(NEA)—Sweeping changes in the S20-billion-a- year automobile industry trade i practices may be in the making from an investigation by the antitrust division of the Department of Justice. First steps in this reform have already been taken. It will be many months before the business surveys are completed, however. Ultimately it is possible new legislation will be asked for to regulate what has become one of America's largest industries. The automobile industry has always been under the eye of government agencies like Treasury, Justice and Federal Trade Commission. But an increasing number of complaints from automobile dealers themselves in the past year has stepped up anti-trust division investigation. In general, the dealers complain that they have been put under increasing pressure by the manufacturers during the business recession i n which car sales have been down. been going- on in Auto Row during the past year or so. General Motors today has approximately 45 per cent of the business and Ford has about 32 per cent. The rivalry between these two—now controlling over three fourths of the business — for still greater supremacy has made competition from smaller companies extremely difficult. Though there are now 18 makes of cars, General Motors has five, Chrysler four. Ford three. Kaiser and Willys have merged. Nash and Hudson have merged. And the Packard-Studebaker merger wipes out the last two independents. In this process the control of the manufacturers over the distributors has become much tighter. While it is recognized -that the manufacturers have to sell cars to keep going, attempts to force sales beyond what the market will take have worked hardships on many dealers. While there is fierce competition among dealers, restraints in deal- : er franchises are criticized as not Judge Stanley N. Barnes, assis- j permitting the kind of free compe- tant attorney general in charge of the antitrust division, says his investigation now covers seven different fields of automobile industry trade practices. He stops there. He will not disclose what the seven fields are, but he does say that no one manufacturer is involved in all seven fields. The scope of this investigation is fairly obvious to anyone who has been at all aware of what has tition which lets prices fall for the benefit of the ultimate consumer, who is the car buyer. , This has resulted in the "boot- egging" of new cars as used cars so that dealers can get rid of the legging" of new cars as used cars quotas forced on them by manufacturers. Instead of running speedometers backward to make used cars seem newer, the trick now is to run speedometers forward so that dealers can unload unsold new cars as used cars. In mid-April Department of Justice refused to approve a General Motors "railroad release" which would have permitted GM to buy back from its dealers any unsold cars, to prevent their being bootlegged at cut prices. This was the first move on the governrruit's' part toward an overhaul of the industry. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ~(NEA)— Exclu sively Yours: There's no business like show business—and there's no confusion like show business confusion. The Broadway musical versions of two movies started this. "The King and I" was based on the Fox film, "Anna and the King of Siam." "It's a Wonderful Town" was adapted from the movie, "My Sister Eileen," which was a film version of the Broadway stage play. So? So now Columbia studio, which owns the film rights, is planning a musical film version of "My Sister Eileen," but it will have nothing to do with "It's a Wonderful Town," the Broadway musical version of "My Sister Eileen." And Fox is planning a .musical film version of "The King and I," which was based on the film version of "Anna and the King of Sianu" Yes. siam sober. But please—no TV show .titled, "Eileen and the King of Siam." TV AND RECORD star Eddie Fisher is making no secret of why le's in Hollywood. "A movie." he told me at his big Coconut Grove opening, "is what I want to do more than, anything else." There's no' deal yet, but agents are huddling on big celluloid plans for the warbler, who gave Hollywood a lesson in humility. Even Godfrey .would have loved him. He gives the nitery' its greatest singing act since Bing hit the jackpot there. Here's the OFFICIAL casting or the big screen version of "Oklahoma" and discount ail other printed reports: Gordon MacRae, Curly; Gloria Grahame. Ado Annie; Shirley Jones, Laurie; Gene Nelson, Will Parker; Charlotte Greenwood, Aiinfe Eler; James Whitmore, Andy Carnes, and Eddie Albert, AH Hakim. Control over parts manufacture and sale is also under scrutiny by Department of Justice investigators. In January General Motors introduced a new practice whereby it sold its parts to its own dealers exclusively. Sales to independent parts jobbers and warehouses were discontinued. This forced the "alley garages" to buy parts from GM dealers. Ford and Chrysler have long operated under similar practices. The system helps dealer sales volume. But when GM began this, many of the independent jobbers began to fear that they would be forced out of business. So here wa,s another field for autimonopolis.tic investigation. In May the National Automotive Parts Association, a combination of some 25 warehouse jobbers, was forced by the Department of Jus- ice to discontinue monopolistic controls over the output of favored parts manufacturers. The consent decree by which this restraint of trade was broken up grew out of an antitrust action begun in 1959. Mae West makes her long-delayed comeback, with an eye on TV, at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas July 27. . .The Van Heflins may have a Yankee Doodle Dandy —the stork's expected July 4. . •'. Jeanne Grain's leopard skin bathing suit in "Duel in the Jungle" is giving censors a repeat of the "French Line" jitters. It may be snipped from the footage. olas brothers of nitery fame, at Las Vegas.". .Title of a new TV show, "What Do You Have in Common?" sounds like the last chapter in a Hollywood divorce. Now it's three generations of Lupinos in make-up. Ida .Lupino, her 22-month-old daughter, Bridget, apd her mother, Connie emote together for a scene in "Private Hell 36." THE IN-AND-OUT careers of cowboy stars at Republic studio was being discussed by Gene Autry at a Movietown luncheon at which veteran cowpoke Tex Ritter was a guest. "First it was me," said' Gene, "and then I got out. Then it was Roy Rogers—and h« got out. Then it was Rex Allen— and he got out." • "I'm sorry to interrupt you, Gene," spoke up Ritter, "but I think I've made more westerns than anyone in Hollywood. What I want to know about Republic studio is this. Tell me—how do you get IN?" Finis of the Alice Faye - Phil Harris radio show after seven years on NBC may or r*ay not mean a TV version .in the fall. Alice, once a top movie star, is reluctant to face home screen cameras: Phil may go it alone. Jack Webb, who just completed "Dragnet" as a feature length movie for Warners, will direct another flicker there this winter. Whether he will also .star hasn!t been decided, but Warners loves him. He made "Dragnet" $11,000 under the budget. Hollywood car««r note: 0 n e • an Our Gang comedy kid star, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, now, 26. plays a 102-year-old Indian in Track of the Cat." 75 Years Ago In B/yt/iev/'//< JOHNNIE RAY is asking big gears at Fox to consider starring him in a remake of the oldie, "Trail of the Lonesome Pine." Henry Fonda appeared in the last flickw version. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Reeve* and children have returned from Ripley, Term., and Mayfield,, Ky.. t where they have been visiting for' a. few days . Connie Modinger has returned from Hot Springs, where he spent the holiday weekend. Mrs. Toby Long and daughter. Sandra, are spending two weeks in Murray, Ky., visiting relatives. They were motored there by Mr. Long. Jerry Lewis qualified for a big local amateur golf tournament, and he's kidding: "If I win Dean will REALLY have to get a. new partner. I'll turn pro." The photography in "Moulin Rouge" won all kinds of honors, but John Huston's predicting even more startling celluloid for -"Moby Dick." A new process that tints the film to give a faded lithograph effect. . .Lili St. Cyr and movie stuntman Ted Jordan tie the knot in July. He'll be her fifth. Jerry Nicholas divorced Fayard Nicholas, one of the dancing Nich- the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. "My problem is body itching." writes H. M. "It is better than it was five years ago but still not well. I use skin oil which gives some relief but I would like to cure it." The attitude expressed in this letter is discouraging no matter how much one sympathizes with the writer. One would think that nearly everyone knows that itching can result from a large number of different causes and that inexperienced self-treatment is not only unlikely to cure but might allow the underlying condition to go on to a point where it was more difficult to treat than it would have been at the beginning. extremely hard to relieve. Hives, or utricaria, is a source of severe itching. This is an allergic condition and the diagnosis can. be made easily by the sudden appearance of raised reddish spots accompanied by an irresistible • desire to scratch. Other forms of allergy may also produce itching. small slam was more than enough. West found a very pretty deceptive defense. West opened the ten of diamonds, and South won with the king. After a brief consideration of his resources, declarer led a club to dummy's king and finessed the queen of spades. West casually played a Icrw spade, and South felt | disappointed that he hadn't after i all bid a grand slam. i Declarer led his remaining club j to dummy's ace, and tried the i spade in the dummy safely. He could.then draw trumps and claim the rest of the tricks. South could have made his contract also if he had not tried to repeat.the spade finesse, and perhaps we must give credit to West for his deceptive defense and blame South for his greedy line DON'T be too critical of tte« administration, which always wants to be helpful — whether in running 1 down communisms or in issuing warnings against putting bananaa in the refrigerator.—Laurel (Mias-) Leader-Call. UTTLf L/Z— Some people seem to think that if rhey hadn't been born the world would hove wanted to know why not. Getting Around Some people itch all over after bathing. The sensation may last up .stsnep henioT athing. sautl myab relieved after the clothes are on for a while. The skin has an entirely normal appearance. Winter itch is a closely related condition in which people complain of severe'itching all over the body when undressing for mild. The skin appears normal except for whatever scratch marks may be present. The seven-year itch, or scabies, is another cause of skin itching which must be considered. This type of itching comes from a parasite which burrows into the skin. Treatment for scabies is aimed at destroying the parasites. Itching of the skin may accompany 4 such diseases as diabetes nephritis or Bright's disease, and especially jaundice. Indeed, in most forms of jaundice, the itching of the skin which is one of the symptoms, is particularly distressing and extremely difficult to relieve. Since these are only a few of the many possible causes of itching it is obvious that no one lotion or ointment will always cure or even relieve. In severe or long lasting cases of itching the cause must be determined before the proper treatment can be applied. Lice always causes itching, Here also the treatment of the itch is not merely to apply some lotion but to get rid of the animals which are causing the trouble. In eczema, which is likely to be a result of long-continued contact of the skin with irritating substances, the skin condition and itch become chronic. Redness, thicken- j ing, cracking and crusting of the j •kin occur ana the itching may be I »JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Wise Playef Often '" Takes What's Given South thought longingly of bid ding a grand slam when he got a positive response to his very proper opening bid of two hearts. The Blackwood Convention revealed that North had one ace, but then Uje repeat Blackwood (the bid of five no-trump) showed that North had only one king. South therefore reluctantly contented himself with a small slam contract. As events turned out, even the NORTH 494 f 873 4AK82 WEST EAST 4K1065 4k 8 32 94 V 108 52 41098 4Q652 + J10743 *Q5 SOUTH (D) 4AQJ7 9AKQJ6 • AK Sooth 2V 34 4N.T. 5N.T. North-South vul. WMt N»rth Pass 3 4 Pass Pass 4 * Pass Pass 5 • Pass Pass 6 • Pas* ' Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—• 10 ACROSS 1 On the road'In the family 4 On the high seas 8 What a kid gets around on 12 Arabian robe 13 Unaspirated 55 Inter 56 Fruit drinks DOWN 1 Worry 2 Brother of Cain (Bib.) 3 Ways ol getting around on tracks 19 Old Greek spade finesse again. This time, of course. West took his king. West then led the jack of clubs, allowing his partner to discard his last spade. South had to ruff the third round of clubs, *nd now he discovered to his horror that his small slam had disappeared. If he drew rumps, he would have to lose a spade trick. If he tried to ruff his ow s<"-"te in dummy .East would iverruff. Souta would have madl his con- ract if West had won the first spade trick with the king. East would have no chance to discard spade, so that South could take the ac« of spaces «nd ruff * low ,, „ . tl . * Something Jo colony 14 Passage in the t OJOny brain 15 Brazilian coin 16 Decreeing 18 Closed curve 20 Stops getting around 21/ish eggs 22 Love god 24 Presently with skis 5 That girl's 6 Certainly 7 Vegetable 8 Climbing stems » e *., j ^ 10 English 26 Adam and Eve cou8nty got around u Work unit* here 28 Tissue 29 Solar disk 9 Inflammation 31 Saltpeters (suffix) 33 Native-born Japanese 40 Arabia, got around in 23 Pay ' poetically 24 Half (prefix) 41 Wilts s. 25 Medley ' 42 Pierce 26 Weird 43 East Indian 27 Achievements islands 44 He gets around honey } trees ' 46 In this plact 47 Volcano 27 Musical direction 30 Sir Galahad's mother 32 Old-time dancers got around this way 34 Balloons get around here 35 Frozen water 36 Butterflies 37 Color 39 Glance over 40 Region to f et around 41 Price 42 Sword 45 Light carriages 49 Kept dear 51 Female saint (ab.) 52 He gets around on camels 53 Dry •4 Compass point 17 Satiric 38 Covered with 48 Ooze mother-of- 50 Free nation pearl (ab.)

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