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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 7, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY T, 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 NationaJ 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- 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, J5.00 per year, f2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in hit owa land. — Isaiah 37:7. * * * Enemies carry a. report in a quit* different form from the original. — Plautus. Peri I of Our Times Made Oppenheimer Ban Needed It came as something of a surprise that the Atomic Energy Commission was tougher than the Gray Society Board in its verdict denying security clearance to Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, leading atomic scientist. The Gray Board found Oppenheimer a Ipyal citizen, extremely discreet in" preserving his country's most vital secrets- but nevertheless a "security risk". It reached that conclusion on the ground that he had continued his admittedly well-known Communist associations in recent times, that he had been less than candid in discussing these contacts with security officials, and that his conduct in relation to the government's hydrogen bomb program had been "disturbing." Oppenheimer opposed the H- bomb on technical, political and moral grounds. The AEC did not mention the H-bomb affair. By a 4 to 1 margin, they declared him a security risk because they found "proof of fundamental defects in his character/' and because they felt his links with known Communists "extended far beyond the tolerable limits of prudence and self-restraint." Three of the four commissioners in the majority were silent on the subject of Oppenheimer's loyalty. The 'fourth, Thomas E. Murray, asserted his belief that the scientist was disloyal. The lone dissenter, Dr. Henry D. Smyth, agreed with the Gray Board that Oppenheimer was completely loyal. What do these findings mean? They appear to mean that, with the exception of Murray, the AEC brushed aside the argument that Oppenheimer was a security risk because he gave what seems now to have been bad advice on the H-bomb. They mean also, that, again with the the exception of Murray, the AEC raised no positive question about the scientist's loyalty. Thus the AEC in the end rested its whole case against him on the conviction that he several times spoke falsely in discussing his Communist associations, and that in maintaining some of these links almost up to this time, the scientist showed a serious disregard for the country's established security, system. In other words, the AEC said in ef- i feet he could not be trusted because he insisted upon being his own judge of proper security. For example, in 1953 Oppenheimer visited in Paris one Haakon Chevalier, who once tried unsuccessfully to get A- bomb secret* from him. The scientist was not a Red. He took the chance he might have been forced to go behind tha Iron Curtain, To Dr. Smyth, the commission diss- tnter, ntithtr th« alkgMl flaws in Op- penheimer's character nor his Red associations were decisive. He regarded them as important only as they bear on the prospect that secret data will be improperly revealed. Said he: ''In my opinion, the most important evidence in this regard is the fact that there is no indication in the entire record that Dr. Oppenheimer has ever divulged any secret information." We live in a time when the taking of any risk with our vital secrets could be fatal to us as a nation. Viewed against this backdrop, the commission's' decision, founded on the single ground of whether Oppenheimer is trustworthy in his dealings with men and government rules, was perhaps the only one possible. ' VIEWS OF OTHERS No Proof Bandits stole an auto from a used car lot in a Michigan town. There's a touch of humor in police saying they won't get far. ' * * # Marry (or real love, advises a preacher. And may we add, you'll probably never do it again! * * # With the waste-baskets full of paper, the back porch littered and their own rooms all upset, Mom has several answers when kids complain that they haven't a thing to do. * * * Good houses are made by good carpenters, and food homes by good, home-made girls. * * * If you start saving a dollar a day from now until next Christmas, yoa'll be broke Dec. 26. A question which can never be satisfactorily answered annually continues to be answered unsatisfactorily indefinitely, by people who are positive that they know what would have happened if —A good case in point is the question of whether Douglas MacArthur was right when he advocated extension of the Korean War to the territory of Red China, by bombing bases north of the Yalu. The present situation in Indochina is being used as triumphant proof that MacArthur was right. It is being said that the stalemate in Korea, and, the Red conquest of Indochina, and the complete failure of the Western powers' efforts to stop Russia, stem directly from the policy of trying to use half measures. Again we are reminded of MacArthur's words that there is no substitute for victory. The trouble with this reasoning is that it assumes that because our course of action did not prove successful, a different course would therefore, have been successful. That does not follow at all. It is much like saying because a man died in a burning house, refusing to jump, that he would not have been killed if he had jumped. The MacArthur advice was not taken because there was a fear that it would bring on a general World War HL The MacArthur opinion was that it would not, and even if it did we wouM win, and settle the business. The fact is that we do not know a bit better than we did then what the result of taking MacArthur's advice would have been. We do know we have gained little by the course we took, but there is still room for argument on the proposition that if the MacArthur plan had been followed, things would now be infinitely worse, not better. To say that the present situation proves MacArthur was right is simply bad reasoning. MacArthur may have been right, but the only event that could prove he was right would be to follow his advice and find out.—Kingsport (Term.) Times. Nonmedevia! Spires We can't blame the British Ministry of Works for getting worked up over what's happening to the Tower of London. The tower's towers are sprouting television aerials. The tower, of course, is really a lot of individual towers connected in a defense system conceived by medevial military engineers. There are tall towers, squat towers, fat Falstaffian towers and lean, mean towers by many a midnight murder fed. To date only 15 of them are flyk,j; TV aerials, but a lot of television applications are pending and before long the tower skyline is likely to present the same spiderweb tangle as that of any suburban neighborhood—Providence Bulletin. FHA Out Of Doghouse FHA is no longer going to the dogs. The Federal Housing Administration will no longer issue insurance of loans for dog kennels. Such things as tennis courts and other "luxury items" have also been ruled out as unworthy of loans . These curtailments are all part of current efforts to clean up the "mess" in FHA. Apparently not only were contractors making big windfall killings under FHA loans, but homeowners as well were abusing the system by obtaining money to build such "extras"' as swimming pools and barbecue pits. The new ruling is in accordance with the statement of Norman P. Mason who saidr^ "Uncle Sam unfortunately has been underwriting the financing of itms which lend themselves to selling abuses and which most certainly are not basic to the livability of most American homes." — Portsmouth (Va.) Star. SO THEY SAY Our crime is that of agrarain reform against imperialist-owned companies. Our crime is that we patriotically seek economic independence.—Guata- mala President Arbenz. * * * Now, when we have the atomic (weapon) and the hydrogen bomb, which we created before others, we have proposed giving solemn pledges not to employ these types of weapons as a step towards banning them completely.—Russia's Nikita. Krushchev. * * 9 This is not an invasion, properly speaking. We are just thousands of Guatemalans who are forcing the door* of the country to return to our own homes.—Guatemalan rebel leader Col. Carlos Armas. * * * We must tell the Communists: Look, you do this *nd we will retaliate by doing that. We should make it plain to them that further aggression means firm counter-action.—Nationalist Chinese Prtmfcr O. It. Yu4. Discord M 1 Will*! WE NED DECEMBER MAY'." Peter Edson's Washington Column — Administration Seeks to Bolster WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The Eisenhower administration has definitely rejected "pump priming" i as a device to relieve U. S. unemployment. President Eisenhower indicated this course of action in his March 24 press conference statement that no "slam bang" emergency program is needed. Developments since that time have confirmed the administration belief that indirect methods of bolstering the U. S. economy are better than government relief of any kind. What this means is that the pleas made by AFL President i George Meany, CIO President Walter Reuther, Harvard Economist Sumner Slichter, Democratic Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois and others for a federal government action program to relieve unemployment are going to be ignored. The political implications of this decision are summed up in a belief that while bad employment conditions may make it possible to lose an election, good employment conditions, by themselves, can't win the coming November elections. | that/ all the pump priming of the Roosevelt era really did no good. What pulled the country out of the depression, it is explained, was the war spending. What the count.ry has been going through in the past year, according to the Republican point of view, is a shift from an inflationary war economy back to more normal peacetime business. Government spending has been cut back by $10 billion. Over 57 billion of this has been returned to the civilian economy in the form of tax cuts. The idea of making up the difference of $3 billion by a government spending program has been rejected. It is felt that to do so would cut back private spending by that amount and so delay recovery-. There is plenty of optimism in Washington for an October pickup in business. One indication of this is found in the Federal Reserve Board action, reducing bank reserve requirements and providing more credit for the normal harvest and crop movement. fall It is admitted that government buying can't be stopped without causing some unemployment. The explanation is that, "We did this to ourselves," as a necessary readjustment. The problem it created is analyzed as how fast people can be put back to work on civilian goods production after cutting government defense spending. While it is felt that the government might impede this recovery by doing the wrong thing, there is little that can be done by the government directly to speed it up. An inflationary spending program at this time is given as an There is also a prevalent feeling | example of a wrong action. This philosophy puts entire reliance for the government's recovery program on indirect aids to the economy. Among the steps that the administration has taken in this direction are the removal of price and wage controls to 'free the economy for expansion, stabilization of the dollar, tax cuts and the tax reform bill passed by the House and now before the Senate. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Behind the Screens: Is there a jinx tha follows former child stars once they grow up and try to make the star grade? Peggy Ann Garner, who has de veloped into a shapely, husky voiced, attractive package in the five years that have passed since she left Hollywood, doesn't know from the well-known "nothing' about the jinx legend. Before the camera in ' 'Black Widow" at Pox, where she zoomed to stardom as a solemn-faced rnop pet, 22-year-old Peggy Ann tol< me: "I just don't believe that there's a jinx. "If a former child-actor has a problem, it's probably one he created himself. If you prove that you have what it takes when you grow up, nobody in show business Will penalize you because you were once a child star. "There's been no shadow over my career." Now a TV and stage veteran, Peggy's saying about her film comeback: "I'm so excited, I can't see straight." MARLON BRANDO is looking sheepish about transatlantic phone calls from Paris scribes checking rumors that he's secretly married to Denise Darcel. He admitted to press agents at Fox, where he's starring in "Desiree," that he playfully wrote something of the sort to a pal who has a crush on Denise. The idea of increasing personal exemptions for federal individual income taxes, as a means of providing more money for spending and so relieving unemployment, is still flatly rejected. On the other hand, particular emphasis is placed on the advisability of reducing taxes on dividends as a stimulus to investment and business expansion. This is regarded as the best way to create new employment. Public works that contribute to America's productive capacity are not to be frowned on, if and when there is enough money to finance them. It is the "leaf-raking" type of government aid program to relieve unemployment that is rejected. The seriousness of unemployment to workers without jobs—now- numbering over three milion — seems to be fully recognized. But there appears to be no inclination on the part of administration leaders to remedy the situation by direct government spending. Dan Dailey v is on the road to a settlement of custody problems with his ex-wife, Liz, now Mrs. Hudson L. McGuire of Leavenworth, Kan. Dan relinquished all rights in a previous custody agreement valid until the youngster was ive, and now he's merely asking that his son spend all summer va- ations with him. Meanwhile, he's taking a ribbing about playing the father of Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O'Connor and Johnnie Ray in "There's No Business Like Show Business," Laughs Dan: "People forget. I've played father to Colleen. Townsend, Mona Freeman and a lot of other young people. "The only difference now is that I don't have to put gray in my hair to be believable in a father role." * SAM GOLDWYN'S film version of "Guys and Dolls" is expected to launch a new cycle of Damon Runyon films. . . . Columbia's already planning a musical remake of "Lady for a Day," the old hit starring Mae Robson. Betty Hutton and Charles O'Curran kiss- again. The story of the famous London the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. The thyroid is a gland which lies toward the front of the neck just above the breast bone. When it is enlarged, the condition is spoken of as goiter. When it is not only enlarged but the cells of the gland are secreting excessively or abnormally, a disease is produced known as toxic goiter, exophthalmic goiter, hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease or other names. When the gland is producing an insufficient hormone secretion, hy- pothyroidisrr is said to be present. In children it is called cretinism. Cretinism must be suspected in all children who are underweight at birth. Signs of slowed development of the bones which can be discovered by X-ray examination are also typical. Cretinous children grow slowly and their mental development is also slow. Thier hair is likely to be thin and the skin dry. Teething is delayed, the abdomen is usually swollen, the legs short and thick and the extremities in general underdeveloped. Such children are especially susceptible to finections and if ly susceptible in infections and if young. In North America cretinism is rare. It is more frequent in parts of Switzerland regions. and neighboring In grownups insufficient thyroid secretion causes a condition called myxedema. This too is rather rare in this country and because it is so rare, its victims frequently remain diagnostic puzzles for many years before the true cause is determined. Loss of memory and mental dullness are common in myxedema. Backaches and pain in the limbs and joints may be present. The skin becomes tnickened, roughened and x dry. The features are coarsened, the lips become thickened and the nostrils and mouth enlarge. The hair dose not enough nutrition and is likely to become coarse and thick. In advanced cases the hair falls out on the scalp, on the eyebrows and elsewhere. There are other signs of low thyroid activity in grownups. One of the most important means of j The doubleton queen in a suit bid • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ambitious Bidding Not Worth Trying By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service North's bidding in the hand shown today is a trifle ambitious. This was exactly, what East wanted. He took the queen and ace of hearts, and then returned the five of clubs. It was easy for West to read the situation. His partner had surely returned his highest club, which therefore marked South with the last missing club. West therefore led a third round of clubs, and East was able to over-ruff the dummy and thus bring in the setting trick. The defense took two high hearts, two high clubs, and a club overruff. If East had signaled immediately for a club continuation, the defense could have taken two clubs and an overruff to begin with. Then, however, East unable to take two heart tricks. If East attacked hearts, he could take only the ace; and if he led any other suit, South could discard j two hearts on dummy's diamonds. (Either way, the contract coud not j be beaten. Palladium music hall will be filmed by Henry Ginsberg. The movie will be an international story revue, with scenes to be shot in Hollywood, New York and London. . .. Samia Gamal, the belly dancer, will be billed over Robert Taylor and Eleanoj Parker when "Valley of the Kings" plays Egypt. It's in her MGM contract. . . . New title for "The Human Beast"—"Human Desire." » Too many people thought it was another horror film. Lew Ayres' pals are getting letters from the Orient, where he's filming a religious television series featuring leading churchmen of all faiths. An ace cameraman is accompanying the actor around the world. IT'S 17 YEARS in show business for young old-timer June Haver. She made her radio debut at the age of 10, in Rock Island, HI., in 1937. . . . Mario Lanza has two movie contracts waiting for the day when he can stuck off enough heft to tip the scales at 210 pounds. But so far he hasn't shed an ounce of the Falstaffian girth. If the name of Mae Wynn, the only doll in "The Caine Mutiny," strikes your humor rib, consider the name of Win Min Than. She's the 21-year-old Burmese beauty who plays Gregory Peck's leading lady in "The Purple Plain." Immediately after the film she rushed back to Burma saying she was giving up her movie career. Susan Hayward pulled a Jane Russell when she signed in at RKO for her role in "The Conqueror." Brought her own makeup man, Tom Tuttle, from Fox. Jane's RKO grease-pencil expert follows her 'rom studio to studio. UTTLi LIZ— There probably ore better ways of staying young than tictlng 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Old, Mr. and YCrs. George D. Pollock and Mr. and Mrs. Max Eeid entertained members of Club 28 with a dance at the Woman's Club last night. A upper was served at midnight af- er the guests had danced three hours. Mrs. Tom P. Martin and daugh- er, Miss Virginia, have returned rom San Francisco, Calif., where tiey spent two weeks. Mrs. J. E. Beasley has returned rom Cape Girardeau, where she pent the past week visitig rela- ives. MOST EVERYONE is talking bout the troubles a local married couple are having. Some are taking the wife's part; some tha husband's. A few eccentrics are minding their own business.—Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. THERE OUGHT to be a law forbidding candidates for public office from using pictures of themselves, which years ago.—Charlotte (N. C.) News. in camapign advertising, were taken 10 or more diagnosis is the basal metabolism test which is reduced to around 30 or 40 below normal. Successful treatment both of ere- | tinism and myxedema consists in supplying the patient with thyroid extracts obtained from animals. The response to the proper treatment in myxedema is remarkable; the symptoms disappear and a new crop of hair grows in. Even in children when treatment with thyroid extract is begun early, i growth and development can be re-established. A more difficult problem is presented in less severe forms of decreased thyroid .function. Here the administration of thyroid extract sometimes proves helpful and sometimes is of little value. ( by the enemy should be almost j entirely discounted. If North for-! gets about his queen of clubs, he I has a count of nine points in high j A La Carte Answer to Previous Puzzfe A MULTIMILLIONAIRE was being interviewed about his self-made fortune. "I never hesitate," he stated, "to give credit to my wife, for her assistance." "And just how did she help?" asked a reporter. "Frankly," said the multimillionaire, "I was curious to see if there was any income she couldn't live beyond."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat- WEST NORTH 410872 VK84 4KQJ10 *Q6 EAST *5 *J64 V1062 VAQ95 • 952 43743 4AKJ972 453 SOUTH (D) 4AKQ93 V J73 • AS 41084 Neither side vul. Sooth Wwt North Eait 14 24 24 Pass 24 Pass 34 Pas* Pass Opening lead—4 K cards and one point for the doubleton. A free raise to two spades would express the value of this hand. South had only aminimum opening bid and quite properly refused North's invitation. Even three ; spades was, however, too high against the sparkling defense put THERE SHOULD BE one more up by East and West. West opened the king of clubs, investigating committee, to find out what ever happened in Congress during the McCarthy hearings.— Memphis Press-Scimitar. WE WANT to be here a tew and East joyfully noted that he could overruff the dummy if clubs were continued. But then he had a sober second thought and played the discouraging three of clubs at j the first trick. West saw that his partner had .•ears hence, to see what happens f someone tries to marry a Dionne played the lowest possible club and ivithotn perm sion of the copy- th""rfore made the expected shift receive | right owners. Portland Qregonian. —to the ten. of hearts. ACROSS 1 Baked Virginia —— 4 Prepare potatoes 8 Cloverleaf 12 Eucharistic wine cup 13 Operatic solo .14 Century plant 15 French sea 16 Poverty 18 Absorb 20 Oatmeal porridge eaters 21 Atmosphere 22 Ripped 24 sauct 26 Worthless 27 Boy's nickname 30 Each 32 Cylindrical 34 Eyeglass parts 35 Football team 36Po*m 37 Crack 39 Political party members • (coll.) 40 Pronoun 41 Cyct 42 Snoops 45 Prickly plant 49 Mil* from COWS food flsh 52 British princess 53 Air (prefix) 54 Abstract btinfftT S5Ctp« M Becomt larger 37'Born DOWN 1 Harness part 2 Prayer ending 3 Bread spread 4 Landed property 5 Greek war god 6 Afternoon nap 7 Owned 8 Belgian marble 26 Varnish 9 Oil ingredient f» A N E A V * C R .1 c A V O N N e w R id N O T A R '^ f t! R t A T r A TIE i M t A i? E A E « !_ A K. 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