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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 8, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THX COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAOL O. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Oo, New York, Chicmgo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the port- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- ir*B, October 9. 1817, — ^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service ia maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 lor six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile *one. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Naked ana ye clothed me: I wa* tick, aad y« ^visited me: I was in prison, and ye cama uat» Vt*. —Matthew 25:39. * * * It maketh God man, and man God; things temporal, eternal; mortal, immortal; it maketh an enemy a friend, a servant a son, vile things glorious, cold hearts fiery, and hard things liquid. — St. Bonaventura. Barbs Your social standing is likely to b« a little tipsy if it.only comes by the quart. * * * A professor claims that the average man ha* no head for figures. He 'better have, with the income tax coming up! ^* ^* ^r Shipment of 500 records was made to one of our Army camps. Anything to promote harmony. ,' •• ' ••':'.* "• * * It certainly dampens a man's »pirit« when he *eto out to set the world on fire and hi* friend* throw cold water. *. * * Children are wonderful! They .eventually change-a mother-in-law's name from "say" to "Grandma." Sen. Potter's Independence Is Fresh Breath in Senate Freshman Senators, even those with a fair amount of experience in the House are generally expected to be pretty quiet fellows in their first term. And they are supposed to take guidance from older, wiser heads in their party. But .Sen.""" Charles A. Potter, Michigan Republican, is not quite following the pattern. Potter is member of the Senate Investigating Subcommittee which probed the Army-McCarthy dispute. He was elected to the Senate in 1952 after some House service. Both his legs were blown off by a land mine in World War II: he walks on wooden legs- aided by two lightweight canes. As a campaigner and as a freshman, Potter had given considerable evidence of reasonably strong conservative leanings in a number of important fields. For the first few months of 1953, he behaved according to accepted rules, and seemed amenable to the discipline of his party's more conservative wing. Last summer, however, he bucked his committee chairman, Senator McCarthy, on an important issue 'dealing with committee staff personnel. From time to time thereafter, Potter exhibited an independent spirit in the- conduct of his Senate affairs. During most of the Army-McCarthy hearings this spring, Potter was fairly quiet,- and in the key committee votes he sided with his Republican colleagues. The outsider, observing this at some distance, could not tell whether the young veteran was acting wholly from conviction or was responding to heavy party pressures. Whichever was the case, Potter reversed his field as the hearings ended. In a speech that landed like a bomb, he declared his belief that both parties to the controversy had lied and said in so many words that the proceedings had disgraced the Senate. Later, he demanded that the committee "clean house" on its staff before undertaking any new investigations. Should he stand firm on this, he may find himself in long-continued conflict with McCarthy, one of the Senate's most powerful figures. Whether you agree with Potter or not. you must acknowledge ftiat the individual course he has lately been carving out for himself takes courage. In any party, in any legislative body, the pressures toward conformity are always tremendous. Anyone who remembers his war record/anyone who watches him struggle successfully with a handicap that would keep many men confined to some sleepy backwater of life, cannot be suprised at Potter's newest show of fortitude. Potter's reatoni for taking aa ia4t» pendent line may be many, some stemming from personal conviction, come reflecting political pressures from not- so-conservative Michigan. Maybe he remembers often that he holds the seat that belonged to the late, great Arthur H. Vandenberg. However that may be, the young man deserves to be hailed. There are too few independent spirits in public life today. W T e must encourage the signs when we see them. VIEWS OF OTHERS Our Young Stoics The 10-year-old, having fixed hi* own breakfast, was half way through the morning paper, I. e., he had finished the comics and was in the process of looking over the front page. The conversation went something like this: "Daddy, did you know about the air raid yesterday?" "No." "Well, they had one, it says here. More -than 40 American cities were wiped out and over seven million Americans were killed." '•Golly." "Daddy, if we lose that many people very often, we'll be weaker than the Russians." •'You didn't read that story carefully, did you? Wasn't it a 'mock' air raid—a test with every thing staged and people just going through the motior* to practice for a real air raid?" "Oh That's different. I thought it was a real raid." And then he put down the paper and went to let the dog out. It had all been very casual and matter of fact and the unreality of it wasn't apparent at first, Then, slowly, the picture came clear and the sleepy father put down his cup of coffee and stared off into, space. A generation, of youngsters, he reflected, growing up with the atomic and hydrogen bombs, so accustomed to jets streaking overhead that they no longer look up, almost immune from repeated exposures to the, flaming and dramatic war scenes in movies and on television and in the magazines, kids who play at zooming off in space where they do battle with ray guns against imaginary monsters from their high-powered rocket ships— kids, in brief, so inured to the alarms of wars and threats of wars that the newes of an air raid wiping out 40 cities and killing seven million people makes virtually no impression. There were simpler days, when the discovery of a school of knotty heads in the pasture creek or a vein of fools gold along the bank would have brought shouts of elation. Would it ever be like that again?—The Charlotte News. Doubting Ambassador When Lebanon's Ambassador Charles Malik addressed Washington University's commencement exercises here, he fell victim, we believe, to a. common misconception. He wondered if "soft and silken" America, where comfort and security seem the ruling motives, could heroically rise and endure suffering.and hardship if that became necessary to master the present world crisis. That doubting attitude is not unusual among the foreign countries more remote from us, whose populations have had little opportunity for contact and mutual understanding. Especially it exists in nations whose histories have been replete with privation and hardship. They are prone to look at our material wealth and preoccupation with earning the comforts of life, and conclude we have abandoned all principle and character for their pursuit. They mistake our incentive for our goal. The surprising thing is that a resident Ambassador in Washington has not, apparently, -detected this vital distinction. There can be but one answer to Mr. Malik: Americans always have risen to their crises, whatever the cost.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Time And Money Americans just can't seem to remember somehow, after the shooting stops, that a strong, ready and efficient merchant marine is essential to national prosperity as well as national defense. Chairman Thor C. Tollefson (B-Washington) of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, reminded the Congress the other day of some of the facts of life. In World War I, he said, we paid three billion dollars for ships that could have been built previously 'or 840 million; and in World War II, emergency construction cost more than 14 billion, instead of the pre-war price of four billion! In each instance of course, we would also have saved priceless time — which in this jet-bomber age means more than ever before. — Cuero cTex.) Record. 50 THEY SAY 11 We Do—But Does the Gorilla Want Co-Existence By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The Men: There's a "HELP WANTED" sign in the film department concerned with busting glamor girls in the l«to*«r azi making life miserable tor HM hero. Steve Cochran says he's, retired from the screen cussedness that zoomed him to stardom. Even with one of his top performances as a heel in "Carnival Story" just behind him, Steve said on the set of "Private. Hell—36": "I just don't care to play heavies anymore. I tell them to go find another actor. For years Hollywood offered me heavy roles and nothing else. It got to be an ob : session with me. There was no chance to do anything else. "I doa't work M. much now but I make just ai much money and I'm a. lot happier." MCA Scnct. fK. Peter tdson's Washington Column — Talks by Military Brass to Get Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD i By PETEE EDSON WASHINGTON — CNEA)— Speeches by military leaders are going to get much tighter review by the State Department from here on. This decision has been made as a result of Rear Adm. Robert B. Carney's recent speech in New York before the National Security Industrial 'Association. In this speech, Admiral Carney intimated that the U. S. must be prepared to join in the Indochina fighting 1 , as it had joined in the Korea fighting, if the resources of this part of the world were to be saved" from Communist seizure. Corning from the U. S. Chief of Naval Operations, this speech created quite an international sensation, particularly because it went beyond previous statements by President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Poster Dulles. One copy of the text of Admiral Carney's speech had b'een sent to the State Department for clearance, all right. But it was brought from the Pentagon by an officer who said that it could be examined for only half an hour, because he had to return it to Admiral Carney at once. It so happened that no senior officers of the State Department were available in that particular half hour to review the text. The junior official, who looked it over didn't catch the importance of all Admiral Carney's statement of issues involved in the present international . situation, towards the end of his speech. What makes a talk of this kind difficult for America's foreign allies to understand is that under their set-up, no military man would be allowed to discuss foreign policy in this open manner. It won't happen again in this country, if State Department officials can prevent it by-closer scrutiny of their utterances. Charles P. Taft, brother of the late Ohio senator, has been beating the bushes all over the United States for the last year as President of the Committee for a National Trade Policy, in support of lower tariffs. He has found it a hard bill of goods to sell. "There are in key places men who took in the protective tariff, with their mothers' milk." he says. "They still refuse to look at the facts of American life as they have developed since that.time." Also, he has found many businessmen who believe in lower tariffs but are not articulate. "They don't like to stick their necks out and they don't make good witnesses. If they show up their fellow businessmen on facts, it does not make them popular. "I've been doing that from coast to coast," says Mr. Taft, "and there are some places where I won't get any more law business for sure." Roswell B, Perkins, 28-year-old Assistant Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare — youngest member of the Eisenhower cabinet — has an explanation for the high position he has reached in so few years. Speaking at a Harvard Law School alumni meeting, Perkins said that ..the introduction often given him as a young executive had frequently given the impression that he was a boy wonder in. great haste to get ahejid in the world. "Lest you should seek a deeper psychological motive," he explained, "let me say that mine has simply been a race with «. receding hairline which—as is obvious— I am steadily losing." Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon, in' arguing against Attorney General Herbert BrownelTs bill to legalize wire tapping to obtain evidence, has revealed how he recently made a complete search of his office to find a recording microphone. Senator Morse ordered the search after a secret service agent and a newspaperman had convinced him that confidential tele-, phone conversations w i,t h his administrative assistant, William Bert, Jr., had been monitored. Rugs were rolled up, drawers pulled out. air vents checked. When Bert started poking up the flue of a long unused fireplace, the situation was so ridiculous that they both started laughing. Senator Morse cited the experience, however, "as an example of the kind of suspicion and, fear which is developing in America these days." The senator wouldn't name the secret service agent, but said he was able to repeat "conversations which took place across my desk or at home and heard only by- myself or my assistant." But they haven't yet found the microphone —if there ever was one. You can forget the repeated reports that there will be a movie soon about a hari-of-hearing lad who overcomes his handicap to become a top singing star. At the age of 50, Johnnie Ray may change his rnind. But right now he's saying, "I think I'm a little bit young. to have my life story done. I just don't see how they can make a picture about a 27-year-old guy. "No matter how they'd treat it, It would be just another Cinderella story and I don't want that." The "Cry" lad is making his film bow in "There's No Business Like Show Business," and there's an extra kick for him out of facing the cameras at 20th Century- Fox. "Back in 1949," he told me, "I couldn't get through the front door. When I once did, they gave me the 'No Casting Today' line." "I'M NOT A PERSONALITY, I have no looks. I have to get by on acting/' That's Van Heflin talking out loud about his veto rule when an indifferent script pops up. His explanation: "Gary Grant. Jirnmy Stewart, Gary Cooper and Clark Gable are the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. It is very clear now the Democrats must take the blame for allowing communists to freely roam through our defense plant* where secret material is being handled.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * * * I am happy that nobody was killed. I'm happy that we came there (U. S. House of Representative*), and if necessary we give our (lives) for the independence of Puerto Rico. That would make me happy.—Raefel Cancel Miranda. * * * New York Central's shareowners have registered their choice. We, of course, abide by the decision. We believe in democracy in industry as well as in government. That is the American way; the way all of us want to preserve at all coats.— William White, ousted N. Y. Central president * * * This is the yea. of the Democratic tide we »e« signs of it everywhere—National Democratic chairman MltcheM. In one recent study it was found that one child in five attending the outpatient department of a large children's hospital harbored the pesky pinworm or seatworm. • Other studies also indicate that. this animal parasite is widely distributed in the population, particularly among children. Certainly there are few subjects about which I am asked more often than what to do about this unwelcome invader of the lower digestive tract. Typical of the problem is a letter signed "Desperate Mother" which says that she has five children, all of whom are afflicted ) with pinworms. She says nothing about any apparent health injury to the children from these parasites. All this fits in with the generally held belief that pinworms or seat- worms are extremely common but that they do not always cause symptoms of any kind. When symptoms are caused, they consist most commonly of itching near the outlet of the bowel which may even produce nervousness, sleeplessnes^ and in some cases convulsions. The eggs which are in this area become attached to the pajamas, bed nilen or clothing and then are easily carried to other children. It is this constant danger of infection from those iving in close contact (and reinfection of the same f.-erson) which makes the pin worm so hard to eliminate. Cleanliness and hygienic meas ures are of course of the greatest importance in controling the pin worm. This, however, is usually not enough and active treatment with drugs is likely to be neces •try. The first step is to identify the egg of the pinworm by means of swab and microscopic examina tion. The next is to begin the si multaneous treatment of all those in the same dormitory or home who are infected. One drug known as gentian vio let has been the preferred treat rnent for quite a long time and has proved successful in most groups. However, there have been some failures with this. It is encouraging that an addi tional preparation which was .re cently the subject oafn editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association has been found to offer much promise in treat ment. With the necessity for accurate diagnosis and careful treatment, I find the remark of one correspond ent who says "I am ashamed to go to my own doctor" quite dis couraging. This is surely not the attitude to adopt toward pinworms or any other physical disorder. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's Some Info To Remember Written for NEA Service Today's bidding shows how to handle the sort of nand that is too good for the opening bid of one no-trump but not good enough for an opening bid of two no-trump. South opened with a bid of one of there was reason to believe that there would be a good play for game. West opened the six of spades, and East put up the queen. South decided to pay low for a very good reason, as we shall see. East continued with his low spade, and South played the jack. West won with the king of spades and returned the suit, East discarding a small heart. ' South, now led a club towards dummy, intending to finesse the nine toward East. He expected, to lose this trick, but then hoped that the rest of dummy's clubs would be good. He would then make his contract with four clubs, two hearts, two diamonds and one spade. This plan would have succeeded, but West threw a monkey wrench into the works by putting up the ten of clubs at the second trick. South dared not let West hold the trick, for then West would defeat the contract with the rest of the spades. Declarer had to win the first club in dummy, therefore, and the opportunity to duck a round of clubs was thus gone. After much anxious consideration. South countered West's beautiful defense with an equally beautiful declarer's play. He abandoned the clubs temporarily in order to cash the ace and king of hearts. He then led his remaining club to 'dummy, cashed the last top club, discarding a heart, and led a fourth club to East's jack, discarding the last heart from his hand. . East had to lead diamonds away j from his queen and South had the [ courage to let it ride around to (dummy's jack. South therefore made his contract with an over- i trick. great personalities and fine actors as well. But it's rare to find the combination. Me, I have to get by on the acting alone. "Alan Ladd, one of the few big- star attractions left in this business, can b« an absolute lemon. People love him in spite of it. "He can do three bad picture* In a row mud come out a hero." But give a guy named Van Heflin three bad 'pictures in a row. he reasons, and, "I'd have to go sell insurance or paint flag poles for a living." MOVIE CENSORS can stop worrying about Cornel Wilde's film biography of Lord Byron. The screenplay about the famed poet who scandalized London society by his affection for his half- sister, not to mention an assortment of other characters, "will not offend anybody," according to Cornell. "It's true that there are censorship problems," he told me between scenes of "A Woman's World." "But we've found a good approach to Byron's life. Young people who see the picture won't get "the feeling that there's anything off-color. But the full implications will be there for adults." The anti-Hollywood sentiment stirred up in Mexico when Dolores del Rio was denied entrance to the U. S. to play a starring role in "Broken Lance" with Spencer Tracy is termed "bitter" by Rodolfo Acosta. Acosta is the handsome south- of-the-border star, new to Hollywood, who is being linked romantically with Ann Sheridan, A rugged character who suggests Tony Quinn and Jack Palance. he told me on the "Where the Wind Dies" set: "Dolores has never been mixed up with communism in any way. She knows many Mexicans in the world of art who have political leanings that way. but that doesn't make her a. Ked." Some untold facts about Acosta, who may pop the question to La Sheridan if he obtains his marital freedom: He holds dual Mexican and U. S. citizenship. His English is perfect, with no trace of Mexican accent in inflection. He attended Lincoln. High school and City College of LQS Angeles before making his mark as a star of Mexican movies. Whatever the outcome of talks between Dan Dailey and Fox about a new" contract, it can be told that Dan put in a pitch for his TV rights. His theory about home screen appearances: "The time has gone when you would do six pictures a year. " You're lucky now, with things changing in Hollywood, to do one picture a year. I think I would be of more value if I could do a couple of big television shows a year. But believe me, I don't want a series. "I don't want to work that hard." 15 Yeprs Ago In B/ytfievif/e— Miss Vera Elizabeth Goodrich was the guest of Miss Butonne Wood In Paragould over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Houchins will leave next week for a tour of the western states. They plan to stop in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Vancouver and Chicago. Charles Crigger in underwent an operation today at Campbell's Clinic in Memphis. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr., are with him. ANOTHER WAY to economiize would be to quit paying salaries to the unemployed who occupy posts in public office. Arkansas Gazette. Girls and Girls Answer to Previous Puiila A THREE-MAN panel of judges in New York overruled the police department, which charged a lady with prevaricating by giving different ages on her driver* license application. So long as she keeps it over 21. the judges said the fiction had their legal sanction.—Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. A TRUCK DRIVER in Denver who ha* driven hit truck a million miles without an accident gives * number of driving tips among which is this good one. "When in doubt, give the other driver the right-of- way, .it may save your life."--Lexington ttcral*. NORTH S 4975 4>J65 4AKQ95 . WIST EAST AK10862 *Q3 4>82 4> -4108 *J84* SOUTH (0) 4AJ4 VAK75 4AK73 *72 North-South vul. Sootb We* North laM 1* Pass 2* Pass SN.T. Pass Pass Pan Opening lead—* 6 a suit because he had 19 points. The opening bid of one no-trump shows 16 to 18 points while the opening bid of two no-trump shows 2 to 24 points. In this case. South was unabe to make a no-trump bid for another reason—he had no stopper in club*. When North responded in South'i unguarded suit, South made a jump rebid in no-trump. This jump happened to take place at the level of game, but this w«a quite all right. 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