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i»AGE POUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY DECEMBER ft, II THB BLVTHEVI1.LE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H W HA1NC8. PuWufcM •AKItT A HAINE8, AMlttant PUtUUlir A. A fBEDRICKSON Editor fAUL D HUMAN. AdwrtUIng Manager " lob National AdtertUlrn Representative*: WtUttt WlUnei Oa. N«w York, Chicago. Detiolt. Atlanta. aUmpbla. Intend » wcond clasi m»tt«r it the port- Offie* at Blrtbe*Ule. Arkvniu. under «c( ol Con- fTMt, October I Mil. Ueirew ol The Associated Pret» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By ante' in the city ol Biytneville at anj lUburbtn town when carrier service U maintained. IM per week By mall, within a radius ol 30 miles, 15.1)0 pei year. W.SO for six months si .2.1 tor three mo.ithi; by mall outside 50 mile lone. »l2.ao per year payable In advance Meditations Now Kt your heart and your soul to seek the Lord your God; arise therefore, and build ye the aanctuary of the Lord God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the holy vesseli at God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the Lord.—I. Chron.22:19. * * * The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve the purity of it.—Matthew Henry. ... Barbs You can't blame some bosses for being cranks. That's the only way they can get things started in the morning. * * * It'a bard to believe that space has no limits yon watch a woman trying to park in an eifht- foot opening. * * * We don't need statistics to tell us that the average run of motorists is too fast per hour on icy streets. * » * Nothing It inpoaiible, wys a writer. One of HUM lucky rentt who meeti nothing but nice people. » * + If all women decided to do just as they please think of the unmade beds and sinks full of dlshea Ike's A-lnformotion Plan Is Sensible Compromise President Eisenhower seems to have struck a sensible compromise on the difficult problem of sharing our atomic secrets with the country's allies. Under present law, the United Statea can tell friendly nations virtually nothing about atomic matters. This law was adopted at a time when we enjoyed a monopoly, of the atomic bomb, and when Europe we feared any information transmitted stood a good chance of winding up in Russian hands. There are several reasons why that law is now obsolete. \Ve no longer have a monopoly either on the A-bomb or the H-bomb. Besides, friendly Canada and Britain are doing important work in the field, andd Britain has exploded at least two A-bombs. Futhermore, this research is felt to be of sufficient value to serve as a kind of cross-fertilizing of our own studies. It is a standard rule of science that advances come most surely from maximum exchange of information and ideas: Then, too, our own development of atomic force into a varied system of weapons has caused our military leaders to place much greater future reliance on these than upon conventional weapons. This means fewer ground troops, more dependence on aircraft o'fetn distantly based from the Eurpean scene, v We cannot easily tell our friends to have faith in our atomic capabilities when they do not know at least some of the things we know about using these weapons—and defending themselves against them. Yet the mood of Congress and the attitude of American oficialdom is not such that we con let down the bars completely on atomic information. British laxity in the Fuchs and other cases put us on guard, and France's bureaucracy is still honeycombed with Eeds. Consequently, Mr. Eisenhower proposes an intermediate course designed to protect our most vital secrets and yet prepare our European friends for the realities of the atomic age. He wants Congress to give the White House discretionary authority to tell gur allies how to use atomic weapons and protect themselves from atomic attack should it come. But even in the field of weapons use, he would not disclose everything. Instead, information would be made available on a selecvtive basis, with our atomic officials judging what should be withheld. As or the scientific fundamentals underlaying our atomic research, we would not for the present disclose any' to our alliea. Nothing of the chemistry or engineering data we have would be passed on. This is a loss to us as well ns to our as to our allies, but it evidently is the President's view that in the current state of European security we dare not take this step. Undoubtedly, too, he is mindful of the fact that Congress almost certainly would frown on such a bold exchange. This compromise, an obviously limited thing, is at least a start toward bringing our allies into fuller confidence on atomic matters. Further progress must await stronger assurances from them that they are capable of safeguarding such data properly. Weight of the Times The recent newspaper strike in Manhattan was particularly painful to The New York Times. Until the recent 11- day hiatus in publishing, the Times had an unbroken record of 102 years without a miss. The Great Recorder was proud of having recorded so faithfully. It came as no surprise to learn that the Times intended to make up for lost time once the presses were rolling again. So, on the first Sunday after the strike, the delight of librarians and historians issued forth with the biggest paper in its history. It weighed five pounds—another all- time record. Obviously, arguments presented in the Times carry great weight. Views of Others It Is Too Bad Years ago the Sam Jones, the famous evangelist, came to e. Kentucky town noted for its culture The question had been asked on the streets and In the parlors: "Do you think Sam Jones will take here?" When the great night came, Sam began his lecture by calling attention to the question, and with his inimitable and infectous smile he said, "Wouldn't It be too bad If Sam Jones didn't take here?" The critical audience felt very much deflated. It Is reported by American diplomats, representing this country In various captlals, that the Harry Dexter White case has lowered American prestige, Isn't that too bad? It is possible for the United States to find any place in which to hide her head? Can she survive the shock of foreign disapproval? This country has everything which Europe lacks. It has poured out 40 billion dollars to enable European economy to survive, and to rcvel- ve after having won the last war and prevented the Germans under Hitler from subjugating the Continent. It has organized the West, created a union of the free states, built a new and Impregnable line of defense arid supplied new weapons which promise to prevent mnclmen from precipitating another world conflict—but a mere Incident In domestic policy has, It is said, Injured her prestige abroad. How absurd for anybody'Jiere to take those reports seriously. Europe "VinnBS on America's neck. Her fate will be determined by American intervention should the pence be broken. Her economy can stand only with the help Irom this side. To talk about such criticisms as have been heard is to waste breath. Let them think what they will. America's business is America's business. If the United States does not "take" in Europe, it Is too bad for Europe. Those who shake their heads dolefully are ludicrous.—Lexington Leader. Dirty Hands We rend in the news reports that the head of the Rolls-Royce company—in a Rolls-Royce, ol course—drove up to the White House the other day for a visit. An NBC reporter, admiring the glistening finish, reached out to touch It. "All right— keep your hands off—just look at It," said the chauffeur with whom we deeply sympathize. There is nothing more annoying than to a man who has just cleaned up the family jalopy than to have the neighbor kids come, along and rub grubby hands along the freshly polished surface—even If the family chariot does not happen to be a Rolls-Royce—Milwaukee Journal. SO THEY SAY The Executive branch (of the U. S. government) Is prepared to seek legislation to permit the United states to share with its NATO allies pertinent Information on neuclalr and other new. weapons.— Defense Secretary Wilson. * * * There will be no tax cuts at the risk of our nation's safety.—House Speaker Martin. I * * * It Is clear that the U. S. A. docs not want to bring about an international detente. The warmongering speech of President Eisenhower and the attitude adopted In the United Nations by the U. S. delegation proves this sufficiently.—Boris Leontyev, Red Commentator. * * * The most Important thing for the world today in my opinion, is a spiritual regeneration which would re-establish a feeling of good faith among men generally.—Gen. George C. Marshall. * * * I am thoroughly convinced this Is an admirable plan. And I will use every effort at my (pension) plans U maintained —Baseball Commissioner Frlck. 'Now What Happened to That Funeral Procession?" Peter Cdson's Washington Column —• British Diplomat Falls for Gag: No Prizes Due in Money Mix-Up WASHINGTON — (NBA) — A British diplomat was chatting with another guest at a reception in the an-American Union. It was getting a little late and the man finally asked the Britisher when he thought the food would be served. The reply wa s that there might not he any food at this party. With that the stranger Peter Eason said: "Look, I really drive a truck for i Washington department store nd I Just walked In here looWng for a meal. If you're hungry, too, I know there's a swell party going on at the Mayflower Hotel now. We cnn go up there and the food will be fine." With that the diplomat walked nway to report the presence of a gate crasher. But when he was pointed out to the host, he really laughed. He explained to the Englishman thnt the "crasher" \vns none other than Gen. Bill Maglm, Army provost marshal, and a Brent Jokcster. The Britisher liked the Rng BO well that he asked Gn- nl Matrlin's permission to u.se It at another party later on. Maglin told htm to go ahead, and they both went home to Icebox suppers. No rlze For This A congressional committee re- »rt from Sen. Harry F. Bird's of- ice got pretty well fouled up the other day through mlsunderstand- ng. News dispatches gave the Im- jression that the U. S. government now had $14 billions in unexpended cash. Many people who read this wrote in to ask why some of this couldn't be applied to cuttin; in half the $273 billion national debt. Actually, the report said that as of Sept. 1 the government had "unexpended balances in appropriations" totaling $149 billion. This means that they are authorizations for future spending. They're more like credits than cash on hand. Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey got curious over how this rhubarb began, and aslgned one of his aides to find out. The report came back with the comment ttiat he didn't think any reporters would win a ulitzer prize for this one. Low Income Expected TJ. S. Bureau of Customs doesn't expect to take in much money from its new system of charging fees to cover administrative costs for its services. The fees range from $25 for registering n shlpplng- Ine house fla gor funnel mark, to $35 for issuing a customs cartage icense find $100 for a customhouse broker's license. Income will be smnl because anyone now holding n customs license won't be charged for it. Only ;hc applicants for new licenses will jet socked. >Vc're Like Russia? One apparently widespread reac- ion In Europe to Attorney General Herbert Brownell's charges against ex-President Harry S. Truman's Inxily in dealing with the Harry Dexter White case was a saying that it proved the United States was just like Russia. Lavrenti P. Beria was removed from high offce in Russia and immediately branded a traitor. The party of Harry S. Truman was re- moved from office and less than a year later he was accused of being a traitor. So what's the difference, asked the Europeans, between the Russians and the Americans? Both Ford Motor Co. and Army Ordnance are being very hush- hush about reports that the Detroit auto builder had developed & brand new aircraft gun, only to have the production contract given to General Motors. Ordnance says it's such a secret project that noth- Erskine Johnson IN ' HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hoi lywood's Best Quotes of 1953: MARILYN MONROE, accused of wearing padding: "People who know me better, know better." DICK HAYMES, about life with Rita: "We both think alike, we like the tame things. The only difference between us is that I'm a man and she's a woman." CLIFTON WEBB, giving hla reason for not being on TV: "For the same reason that Rem : brandt didn't draw comic strips." CHILL WILLS, on comedy relief in western films: "The only way you can be funny In one of those hoss operas Is to do a swan dive into a watering trough." ROBERT MITCHUM, on Hollywood's future: "Hollywood will never be a ghost town. But I think the marble facade has to vanish and the piaster of Paris has to crumble. It may not be able to support as many relatives as it does now. but it will certainly support more honest convictions." CHARLES FARRELL, still awed at the power of television: "In the first place people no longer refer to me as the star of silent films. Second, I've heard from relatives who didn't even know me when I was the star of 'Seventh Heaven.' " Is That All? ' SHELLEY WINTERS, on Hollywood domestic life: "Sure, Vittorlo (her husband) and I were fighting. I was so angry I was practically crying. I was yelling and so was he. But you know what it was all about? We were just stimulating emotional discussion on whether the movies are an art form." DINAH SHORE, about television wardrobes: "You have to be careful. Don't dress as if you were out to get some other woman's husband." GEORGE SANDERS, before his separation from Zsa Zsa Oabor. "I have often been asked my formula for married happiness. It is to maintain a state of harmon- jous friction ing can be said about it. A Ford should never spokesman says his company isn't mad at anybody over the development and shift. Another Gimmick A gimmick now being proposed to make it possible for the U. S. government to buy more corn from the farmers through price supports is to have Congress redefine what constitutes an adequate carryover from one crop year to the next. This Is the cushion which Is also supposed to give the country adequate reserve for bad crop years. Under present law, the legally authorized corn carryover is 300 million bushels. The new idea is to make this 600 million bushels. At $1.5 9a bushel the cost for the extra reserve would be $954 million. Just Like The Other* When Nelson Rockefelle, Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare, goes to his office during the weekend or after hours, he Always signs in with the guard. Rockefeller doesn't have to sign in, one impressed guard explains, but he said the undersecretary doesn't seem to want special privi- at all times. Men be afraid to make leges. ./ f~\ . C Written for NE, thf Doctor jays— By EDWIN r. J0 i NBA Service JORDAN, M. D. As the reasons roll around, the I be a skin disorder, or at least in wlll permit you to make the bid. Even if the dream proves false, you've at least made & try; and the dream sometimes comes true. The hand shown women suffer. They love it." (Except Zsa Zsa, apparently.) WILL ROGERS, JR., on the reaction of his sons to his movie stardom: "They're indifferent about it. They aren't as impressed as I thought they would be. But you know something? I wasn't impressed by my father, either." $60,000 for me.' ROCHESTER, when asked U Jersey Joe will fight again: "He will when I meet him." DALE ROBERTSON, not worried about scenery stealing all tha honors in big-screen movies: "There's, always been too much emphasis on actors, anyway." That's Good—Anyway RUTH HUSSEY: -"Before I go on the stage or before the camera, I always pray. 'Not to be the best, or a great actress, but to remember my lines." TOMMY RETTIG, 10, beaming over a chance to work wltHl Marilyn Monroe: "Now maybe I can get Joe Dl- Maggio's autograph." MILTON RERLE, at Las Vegas: "I'd now like to introduce a young lady who just completed a long run around Tommy Manville's apartment." MITZI GAYNOR, about Hollywood malesr "They want to be told that they are the greatest; the pinnacle of pinnacles. Talk about the vanity of women! Hollywood men have them beat a mile." A wishing well was installed at the Statler Hotel with all money donated to the Motion Picture Relief Fund. It became very popular with Hollywoodites — wishing TV will go away. APPARENTLY the Democratic state chairman is far more reasonable and fair in the matter of committee finances than he hai been represented as being. He announces that he is perfectly willing to let tjie committee treasurer sign any checks that he himself has signed already.—Daily Oklahoman. STATISTICS show that only two Americans out of every hijndred have singing voices. But sometimes It seems to us that more than that are trying .to make a living singing. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. THE INDUSTRIAL GENIUS that is America's has made this a land not only In which men are created free and equal, but also in which they are entitled to more than five million new cars a year.—Greenwood (Miss.) commonwealth. BETTY GRABLE, on the Santa Anita racing season: "Those dear little horses made monds. This was quite a lot to hope for, to be sure, but he could see no other way to make his contract, so he decided to try for After winning the first trick In dummy with the ace of hearts, Legros took , two rounds of trumps in his hnna with the king and queen. He continued with four rounds of diamonds, discarding two spades from his own hand. He then led out the top spades and ruffed a spade . in his hand. ample, would have been forgotten very quickly if the average player In the meantime East could do nothing but follow suit. South finally led a trump to dummy's ace, (drawing East's last trump. This gave dummy the chance to cash the last sp&de, and Legros the , chance to discard his losing club; today.for ex- south's last trump was then good lature of some of the questions | part an allergic reaction. A der- | had been in the South seat. It took sent to this column change. Tolay's first is one which comes nuch more often In cold weather. Q—lease tell me what causes me to have a great deal of static electricity? Is there any physical cause tmd what can I rto about t?, A. D. A—There does not seem to be any physical reason why some people show more static electrical phenomena than others. The type of clothing, the footwear, the atmospheric conditions, and the moisture of the skin may make these static effects more noticeable In some people. Some "fear" the eft feet of the little spark more than others. The only practical suggestion is to change the (abrlc of shoes or clothing, but in any event the accumulation of static clectulc- ily has no serious significance. Q—I understand that hemorrhoids will be cured only by surgery, but I want to know If they will come back a certain time after the operation? Will constipation disappear wholly after a hemor- rhpldcclomy? Worrier. A—Surgery Is usually, but not invariably, the best treatment for hemorrhoids. New, hemorrhoidal veins may enlarge following a successful operation, but this docs not always occur. The operation of hemorrhoidectomy does not aflect constipation, which Is commonly a causative factor for the hemorrhoids and which should be treated by other means. Q—My nose, which is long to befiin with, is getting purple lines and red blotches on It. A room which Is pretty warm causes It to get worse. Is there anything I can possibly do? C. S. A—The condition described could matologist might be able to helty you. Q—Is it true that blue-eyed parents can only have blue-eyed children? I. L. A—Blue eyes are considered to be a recessive characteristic, he- reditarily speaking. This is determined by whnt are known as genes, and ft is true that two blue- eyed parents will have only blue- eyed children, though this does not follow for brown-eyed parents. Q—When a broken hip has healed properly, is it customary to leave the pin in place or to remove it in due time? Mrs. W. A—If a pin has been used in order to aid in the treatment of a broken hip, it would usually be left in place and not be rciroved. place in a team match, and the North-South pair needed an unusual swing to have any chance . Hence they overDld fiercely, and landed in a ghastly grand slam contract. As it happened, South was^Ted Legos, a very fine play- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD MCOBY Written for NtsA service Try to Make Most Of Bad Situation What do you do when you find yourself declarer at a horrible contract? Some players scold the dummy. This docs nobody any good at all. Others just clench their teeth and fro down quietly. This is better than making a fuss, but not good enough. As the reader has probably gathered, I'm In favor of the player who tries to make the best of n bad situation. When you're in a sour contract try to dream up iomc distribution of the cards that NORTH (D) 21 4AK84 » A82 • AQJ7 + A4 EAST AQJ9 VJ65 » 108 6 4 4KQ10763 4982 SOUTH- 47633 VKQ974 WEST #102 VI03 • 953 North-South vul. North Ea« South West 2N.T. Pass 3V Pass 3 4 Pass 5 4 Pass S N.T. Pass 6 tj Pass 7 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K er, and the hand was not forgotten because Ted dreamed up for the thirteenth trick. Heavens Above 75 Years Ago In Blythtville— Miss Mary Prances Ouerln, bride elect of James Terry, was complimented at a bridge shower yesterday afternoon when Miss Marjorie Warren entertained 12 guests at ier home. Oscar Fendler has gone to New Orleans where he will attend the Sugnr Bowl game between T.C.U. and Carnegie Tech. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson returned last night from Richmond, Va., where they have been guests of their daughter, Mrs. Robert Smart, for ten days. Aunt Sally peters says she's tempted to tell relatives that, the price of meat being what it is, if they'd only given her a nice big-steak (or Christmas, she'd have been happy. Answer to Praviou* Puizt« t ACROSS f Seen in the heavens by day 4 Seen in the heavens by night 8 Hurt 12 Consumed 13 Learning 14 Dirt 15 Moccasin 16 In a boat's center 18 Ledges 20 Tight 21 View 22 Black 24 Mail 26 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 27 Dandy 30 Begone! 32 Fairy 34 Large fish 35 Alkaloid 36 Furtive 37 Russian news agency 39 Choicest 40 Final 41 Wheel part 3 Required 4 Drudge 5 Big book 6 What the sun does at morn 7 Color of Mars 8 Gray 9 Piece of money 10 Haunches 11 Otherwise 17 Holy water basins 19 Slacken 23 Foundations 24 Caresses 25 Egg-shaped 28 Heating devices 27 Large meteors -12 Old English 28 Elevator inventor 29 Confined SI Record 33 Refute 3d Miserly 40 Riches 41 Secretes' poet 43 Fuss 44 Individuals 46 Simple 47 Grasped 48 Glimpse 50 Sturgeon £UI*ll:ll ucl*aMai; i tu uicalllcu UH j ^g WnCOl nail the right way to play this "hope-1 '42 Overweight I less" grand slam. j 45 Copy West opened -Shu king of clubs, | 49 Anxious and Legros won In dummy with the ace. Ted could count only 12 tricks, even allowing for a normal break. A squeeze was 01". of the question since there was no way to wind up In the right hand at the rlr'it '"'!«. After some thought Ted.aaw he could make the hand If one opponent had three trumps, three spades, and four er mort dla- 51 Angeles 52 German river 53 Monster 54 Cut off 55 Posture 56 Sight organs 57 The heavens DOWN 1 Enervates 2 Western stilt

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