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July 13, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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BLYTHEVILLft (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY IS, 1§54 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER fOCWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher IAJIRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Con- I, October «, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any •uburban town' where carrier service is maintained, 26c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per yaar, $2.50.lor six months, $1.35 for three months; bf mail ontside 50 mile tone, $1230 per year payabte in advance. Meditations I wttl utterly consume all things from off th« M the Lord. — Zephaniah 1:1. # * ¥ governs .the world, and we> have only to do our duty wisely, and leave the issue to Him. — John Jay. It's fortunate that no enemy is really a* bad M you hop*. '•••:'''•'/ : : • * ' * •'•* Younf people are convidered foolish because they don't know the thing* it take* 40 to 50 year* to learn. * * * There are many arguments in favor of matrimony; the best two being an old maid and a bachelor. * * * Son* men talk w much they appear effemi* mta. .'*'.* * People in the United States would own the largest percentage of auto* if they were all paid lor. No Dividend of Friendship Is Sought for Foreign Aid In the debate on the $3,470,000,000 foreign aid bill, Rep. Clarence Brown of Ohio made an argument that bears & careful* critical look. Noting that the United States has poured out' more than $114 billion in aid since 1940 (and here he obviously is including Lend-Lease in World War II), Brown said we "now have more enemies and less friends htan when we started." Implicit in this statement is the notion that we have sought to "buy friendship" abroad with American dollars, and have failed. A good man}'- lawmakers in recent years have been making similar comment, often quite outspokenly and in the manner of one making a great revelation. Actually, no sensible legislator or diplomat ever imagines that money' purchases the affection of foreign peoples. Aid can help to cement existing friendships, or help to develop them. But many other factors must also be present. We have not given assistance to many nations in war and peace, in the hope of thereby winning their unwavering loyalty to all America's views. We have given it because we want these countries to remain free for their own sake, and because they must stay free if they are to be a part of our own defensive barrier against communism. In some instances, we have quite understood that the recipients of aid might not only disagree with us on many things but actively dislike us. But that has not kept us from extending the aid, and it should not. Thus the point about what friendships we have or have not won with our dollars is largely irrevelant. The real question is : "Are* the peoples we have helped still free., and in a position to aid the cause of freedom in the world (including America) ?" The answer must be a resounding "yes", with the single possible exception of Indochina, now tottering on the brink. But Indochina has been embroiled in a war most of the time since aid programs have been operating. Is there any doubt what would have been the fate of France and Italy, and perhaps others, if we had not granted substantial assistance in the dark days after World War II? As for the statement that we now have more enemies, the fact is we have made no new enemies since the Communist coup in Czechoslovakia in 1948, the very year our vast postwar aid program began. . We do indeed have enemies today that we did not have in 1940. But these consist of Russia proper, of its European satellites brought to heel by the Red Army or the threat of it, of Communist China, and of the. Red puppets of RuMia and China in North Korea T . , and Indochina. These became our enemies not because any aid program failed but because Communist leaders after the war returned to their goal of global conquest, and had the power of the Russian and Chinese armies to back up their determination. All the gold in Fort Knox could not have removed a single Red foot soldier from the soil of Rumainia, or Hungary, or East Germany. Foreign aid justifies itself as a great support to the free world system. It is not essential that the system be lubricated with honeyed words of friendship. Ike Needs to Be Master In Own Political House It is widely reported that sharp factional struggles for control of, the state party machinery are being fought within the Republican Party in many areas of the country. How they come out will determine whether or not President Eisenhower will be master in his own political house. In a few cases, like Indiana, forces loyal to the President already have triumphed. But in most the issue is still in doubt. The President and his intimate advisers can have no illusions about the meaning of failure. Republican history since the party's beginning just before the Civil War suggests that Presidents who do not gain political mastery do not fare well at the voters' hands. From 1860 up to but not including the regime of Mr. Eisenhower, the GOP elected or elevated to office 12 presidents. Of these, eight served one term or less. Three of the remaining four—Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and William McKinley—were elected to two terms. But assassins' bullets cut down Lincoln and McKinley in the first months of. their second terms. Only Grant was elected elected twice and served the full eight years. Theodore Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency upon McKinley's death in late 1901, and was elected for the first and only Republicans who have served substantially two terms since the Civil War. . In contrast, every Democrat elected in that long span— Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman—has had at least two terms. Thus, in the last 94 years, the Republican Party has shown a strong capacity for getting its representatives elected to the White House, but relatively little for. getting them re-elected once they are there. More than a little feeling arises that lack of political mastery on the part of the one-term incumbents is a large factor in this record. Historians 'regard only Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt a* outstanding political craftsmen in the GOP .list. , The first Roosevelt provided his party with' irm instruction on how to achieve mastery. When he rose from the vice presidency'in 1901, he had a powerful rival for 1904 in the shape of Sen. Mark Hannah or Ohio, the GOP national chairman, who nursed White House ambitions and had a strong loyal following. He set about resolutely and ruthlessly to crush Hannah's power and make over the party in his own image. To do it he waded right into Hannah's stronghold, the Midwest. When the struggle was over, Roosevelt was victor—and master. If Mr. Eisenhower does not succeed in the same sort of battle, the party, will belong to his opposition. He might then still win renomination and' re-election, but he would lor all purposes be the captive of his opponents. Presumably, it is to prevent that outcome that his forces are now fighting for control all across the land. The struggle is at.least as bitter as that the GOP must wage this fall against the Democrats. VIEWS OF OTHERS Age Of Fantasy Anyone interested in a nightmare can find one ready at hand in a recent warning by Dr. Lincoln La Paz, the University of New Mexico's meteor man, and a follow-up that may prove he is right. La Paz warned a few months ago that the U. S. had better get busy working on a "space station.' The first nation to establish such a station can dominate the earth, and it had better not be Russia, La Paz said. Now Ed Minteer in the Albuquerque Journal says a Moscow newspaper has announced that the Russians are building a cosmic vehicle, and their biologist are studying the effects of space flight on humans. The indication is that some of La Paz's "worst fears are being confirmed," Minteer wrote. The newspaper columnist quotes G. P. Sutton aero- physics chief of North American Aviation, on the political value of a Space satellite to Russia: "It would circulate around the earth every few hours. If someone put a strong light on it, you could see this 'Soviet Star' pass New York regularly. They could put a radio transmitter on it and send or relay propaganda broadcasts to all the world. Just the knowledge that a Soviet satellite is flying overhead is more than enough to make people think seriously of its implications." It sounds completly fantastic, of course. We recall, less than 15 years ago, when the atomic bomb sounded fantastic, too, until Hiroshima was leveled. This is a fantastic age, and we are willing to believe almost anything, even the need for a space station.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current Argus, Can Wait/' He Says Peter Ed son's Washington Column — No Indications of Any Warm-Up Are Seen in Cold War in Korea * WASHINGTON— CNEA)—No one of authority around here seems at i all concerned over the possibility of the Korean war starting up again, despite the breakup of peace negotiations at Geneva. In the greater concern over the situation in Indochina, the now- cold war in Korea is all but forgotten. Officials in some of the Far Eastern embassies' in Washington see no advantage to the Russians or the Chinese Communists in restarting the Korean war. There are easier pickings elsewhere. Reports from inside Red China, through Hong Kong, indicate that there are serious food shortages even in Shanghai, usually the best- off of all Chinese cities. That being the case, the rice bowl of Indochina, particularly the rich Red River delta around Hanoi, which seems all but in their grasp, is of far more value to the Communists than South Korea. ' What happens next in Korea is, however, of tremendous importance to the United States, as well as to the Republic of Korea. Just before the Geneva conference broke up, China's Premier Chou En-lai proposed that the countries represented at Geneva be made a self-perpetuating authority, outside the United Nations, to deal with the Korea situation. While the United States recognizes that any Korean peace must eventually be made with Communist China as an active belligerent, this country was not willing to perpetuate the futile Geneva confer- ence. A new start will have to be made. It may possibly •come through the- fall meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. In the meantime, the U. S. now has nearly 250,000 troops tied down on a four-hour alert basis along the 155-mile Korean cease "fire line. There is no intention of withdrawing until there are absolute guar- j antees that peace in this area can be stabilized. There is abundant high American military opinion that "it would be utter folly for the United States to put ground troops on the China mainland. This opinion is based" on the knowledge that the United States has only one real enemy in the world. To dissipate American military strength is considered foolish. If at any time the United States should get sucked into a war with Red China, or Soviet Russia, the foothold on South Korea would be invaluable. Also, it is essential to the defense of Japan. Fears that President Syngman Rhee will restart the war are not taken too seriously. The old Korean father of his country talks tough. For propaganda purposes, and equipped. Korea's infant air force is entirely dependent on the Fifth U. S. Air Force, and American heavy artillery and specialists are needed to support her ground troops. About two-thirds of the South Korean officer corps have had less than three years' service —- less than that of an ' American first lieutenant. Yet there are South Korean four-star generals 33 years old, in command of army corps of three divisions. The trick is that every South Korean division has an American deputy commanding general and 16 other deputy commanders down to regimental headquarters levels. Against South Korean forces are some 350,000 North Koreans thinned out in the front lines, with ! 650,000 Red Chinese behind them. They are dug in deep, but there is no evidence of any big build-up at the front. A number of airfields have been built in North Korea. Whether Russian planes have been brought to these fields in violation of cease- fire terms is not considered too important. Planes could be flown in quickly if the armistice were Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) —Notable Quotables: Irving Berlin, on why he won't sign on the dotted line for a movie based on his life story: "Why should I when Hollywood buys my fiction and my songs? If my family wants to let a studio do my life story when I cool, it's their privilege." Kathleen Hughes, about her playwright uncle, T. Hugh Herbert, who wrote "The Moon I* Blue": "My uncle is preoccupied with the subject of virginity." Orson Welles, about television: "For the first time in the history of the world, the creative, artist is given an opportunity to address 60 million people: The lesson of lightness and ease with which TV is made is something that we movie-makers have got to learn." Ethel Merman, fuming about the copy - cat allegations in Lillian Roth's "I'll Cry Tomorrow" biog: "The whole thing is so ridiculous that I don't even want to comment on it. I'm certainly not going to bother to defend myself. How does Lillian know that I saw her at the Paramount Theater,, in New York when I was a stenographer? I did see some of the pictures she made." Errol Flynn, about his fhree wives: "I married twice and they were both mistakes. It was only when married a third time — to Patrice Wymore—that I really fell in love. I'm still in love. T&s time it is for keeps and I am going to be a good husband and a good egg. I'm just plain sick and tired of being regarded as a not-very- nics-to-know sort of guy." and a book of faded press clippings. Neither is a consolation when you're old." Dorothy Dandridge, who play* the title role in "Carmen Jones," holding forth on sex appeal: "There's never been a good actress who couldn't register sex appeal if the role called for it. M the actress fails to b« convincing, it's because there's a mental block of some kind. Tell a good actresj to convey it to audiences, and sh« will be sexier than a woman who is blessed with all the physical attributes of beauty and magnt- tism." Barry .Sullivan, on why he pr«- fers live TV: "You do a bad live one and it'a goodby, but the filmed ones com* back to haunt you over and over again. An actor's taking a chance in a. television film. I see;sonic of them and I'm ashamed for the guys involved. I'll do them only if they're darned good and I won't feel like crawling under the rug when they're shown for th« 10th lime five years from now." it-is good that he does. He knows breached. full well, however, that his military strength is entirely dependent on American support. He has 655.000 troops in six army corps and 20 divisions. To maintain an army of this size indefinitely, Korea must have 10-year compulsory military service, and troops must be American-trained It is recognized that President Rhee could break this peace with one shot, but the ROK ability to liberate the whole country is extremely doubtful. So the American troops in Gen. Maxwell Taylor's Eighth Army must sit quietly by and wait. They may be there a long time. Hildegard. the glamor spinster, about marriage: "The real Mr. Right hasn't come along yet. If he does, I may even ive up this work I've given my ife to. Being a very serious girl, once means forever with me." Joel McCrea, about an acting career for his son, Jody: "I have no objection. I think he •will do very well as an actor. He looks something like me, but his features are better. He gets them from his mother. I'd like him to follow a career in pictures. It can be a nice life. I know I'v« enjoyed it." Ida Lupino, about directing herself again in a. movie: "Oh, sweetiei I don't ever want to do that again. I'm an actress who needs a director. It's just too tough to direct yourself." Robert Wagner: "I'm not a star, but an actor. Thanks, anyway. I think the life Is terrific." Burt Lancaster: "As a kid m New .York I had a fight everyday. But I can't remember ever winning one until I wag 12." Charlotte Austin, Gene's daughter, blushing to • the rumor that she will wed Dan Dailey: "Now, now. I've known Dan ever since I signed with Fox. I have fun with him. He's quite a character. But I don't think he's serious and I don't think I am, either." Faulett* Goddard, on movie fame: "A woman should not make a career of work. All she will end up with, if she does, is a secretary the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN F. JORDAN. M.D. The white blood cells play an important part in the resistance of the body to infection and possibly in other functions. These cells increase in number in the presence of many kinds of infections. Usually, there are about 7500 white blood cells in each cubic millimeter of blood, (as compared with about 5,000,000 red cells). Because there are so many more red cells the white cells can be counted satisfactorily only when the red cells have been destroyed by a special solution. The name for this condition is leukopenia. Special varieities of leukopenia are called agranulocy- topema. In anwer to Mrs. L. there are no injections or "shots" which can be relied on to increase the number of white cells. The leukocytes are an important aid in diagnosing many diseases. They are counted and studied in almost everyone who goes to a hospital or the doctor's office. SO THEY SAY Another few months under this Administration and I think we'll talk about: the 20 years of reason under the Democratic Party.--AdUii 8teven»on. The count of the number of white cells is made by taking a measured quantity of blood into a solution which dissolves the red cells. After mixing, some of the solution is placed between two glass slides which have markings which can be seen under the microscope. The distance between the glass slides is also known. The white cells are .then counted under the microscope with the calculation of the number per cubic millimeter made by simple arithmetic. • The white blood count is an extremely important test in studying the blood. For example, the white blood count is almost always "higher than normal in acute appendicitis. POME In Which Is Expressed a Personal Preference For A Certain Part Of The Day: In the evening when it's cool I relax best, as a rule. — Atlanta j Journal. Here's a Lesson To Remember By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service ' "When you're playing rubber j ACROSS bridge, make sure of your contract first and then let the extra tricks j take care of themselves." j This is a lesson that B. Jay! Becker often teaches at The Card j ^ e School in New York. Becker,' whom < will take enough hearts to defeat the contract. If South draws three rounds of trumps and then begins the diamonds, West will ruff the third round of diamonds and South must then lose three hearts and a club in addition to West's trump trick. Becker then shows how the game contract should be fulfilled. South must refuse to win the first trick. The defenders cannot safely switch to hearts, since dummy still has a trump to stop that suit. If West continues trumps, or switches to diamonds or clubs for that matter. South can draw the trumps and make sure of four trump tricks, five diamonds, and the ace of clubs for the 10 tricks that he needs for his contract. 75 Years Ago In 0/xf/i*vi//«— with a lawn party la*t night for 16 guest*. Weiner« were roasted over an open lire *nd iced drink* were »erved. ^ Mr. and Mrs- J. A. Leech left today for a trip through the Northwest. They will stop in Yellowstone Park and Lake Louise before going: on to California. Mrs. Ivy W. Crawford and daughter, Mis» Eugenia, returned yesterday from Grenada, Mia*., and Memphis where they visited relatives for ten days. THE LADY rushed into th« living room, panting lor breath cried to her husband — "Oh, John, I dropped my wedding ring off my" linger and I can't find it anywhere." It'* all right dear, I found it in my pocket." — Fort Meyer* (Fla.) THAT FRIEND of male America —the one who discovered that cigar ashes are good for the rug—is ''out with another. He finds that dead leaves benefit the lawn. — Portland Oregonian. LITTLi t/Z— They're colled wonder drugf because you wonder what tf*y ore going to do to you. Comedy Actor Answer to Previous Puiil* WE AGREE with the scientist hwo says that a man who sings at the top of his voice for an hour a day won't be troubled by chest complaints in his old age. The neighbors will see to that.—Cairo (.Ga.) Messenger. WHAT the average man wants Ls to be able to earn a living without having to get up at the crack of dawn.—Miami Herald. The number of white cells is also increased in many infections, so that it is not a test for any one disease, but rather a reflection of an inflammation or infection somewhere in the body. White ecus are sometimes dam- Aged by disease or more commonly by drugs or poisons. This may cause a drop below normal numbers. Under such circumstances, the resistance of the body is low- erpd and a person becomes more (nan usually susceptible to infections. The News decribed some unencumbered funds as "unicumbent" funds. That's a good new word. Wouldn't defeat's sting be less painful to defeated office holders if, instead of being ex. or former, they were simply "unincumbent"?—Charlotte <N, C..i News. NORTH 473 11 WEST 4 J 10 9 2 ¥KJ85 24 3 4 Pass *AKJ105 4 Q 10 9 63 EAST 465 VAQ42 49763 4KJ8 SOUTH (D) 4AKQ84 ¥10963 *A5 North-South vul. We* North EM* Pass 2 • Pass Pass 34 Pas* Pass 4 4 Pas* Pass 1 Comedy actor, Peter Hayes 5 He has his radio show 8 He is a entertainer 12 Arrow poison 13 Meadow 14 Story 15 Stations (ab.) 16 Swiss river 17 Great Lake iS Minute skin openings 20 Feels regret 22 Alcoholic beverage 24 Weight of India 65 Individual 66 Observes DOWN 1 Speech impediment 2 Preposition 3 Approach 4 Arid region 5 Palm leaf 6 Have on 7 Nostrils 8 Pilots A f O O K R A y A C 1 (7 f A N ^ L. Ic M E U O N E £ !_ E f A. rs T * A M E N R T fc t. W I «, c * * O LE '//# C» £ M N 1 E Q O *r 4> E R. 1 ''///, T «C A R 1 & N m '•'/,! * A T • * L. E T m A N T & M E E K F F> P E? ? £# r? F ^ * C A ft e A R B ft A. V \ * * T 8 A 1 e * T O E N r p E T *» r E K O C R (*> + A ft f= •^ A L_ * O 27 Nevada city 28 Bamboolike grass 9 Mountain pool30 Chair 10 Dismounted 31 Sea eagle 11 Scottish sheepfolds 19 Sources of 45 Amphitheaters 47 Muse of poetry 49 Healy is his wife 50 Century plan! Opening lead— 4 J his fellow experts consider the most carefu 1 player in the country, sometimes uses the hand shown today as an illustration of this principle. West leads the jack of spades, and the average player pounces on the trick with K. gurple of glee. He expects to draw trumps and j run the diamonds, winning at least five trump tricks, five diamonds, THE DAY may be coming j and the ace of clubs, when television will be on the air Our average player is doomed to twenty-lour hours nround the disappointment. After South has clock, we are told. They're ganging j drawn two rounds of trumps, he up en us— it's hard enough to, cannot make the contract. If West get the kif).<; ro bed now'—Green- is given his trump trick, he will wood (Mi*R.) Commonwealth, ' twitch to hearth, and the defenders , ^. no ^e«- •* • K- 26 Maple genus 25 His wife is his * and featured vocalist 29 Property item 33 Higft card 34 Soothsayer 36 Age 37 Oriental coin 38 Afternoon social events 40 Emmet 41 Horse's gait (Pi.) 44 Distends 46 Follower 48 Gibbon 49 Modes 53 Punitive 57 Malt drinks 58 Mimic 60 Not any 61 He likes a comedy 62 Small child 63 Pewter coins of Thailand 64 Shout energy 21 Vegetable 23 Encounter 25 Time gone by 43 Female saint (ab.) 32 Makes lace edgings 35 Piece of track 51 Girl's name 39 Blow with 52 Bridge open hand 42 False show 54 Memorandum 55 Poker stake 56 Not as much 59 Dutch city 1 11 li 18. K 33 i 1 ) HI "n S7 M M 1 Zfc 50 a h H m m c d X § •A s ff li m zT A •^ 5ft J *4 t> zd m ot <« m si 7 ** & n & * m 9» Z) S"1 '///// ^ 4* R r 14 l) n, % 1? M d U> 4 5T ST 4* 5T 10 r n n 31 5T i|

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