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PACK BCC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 80,1»6S Illl BLYTHEVILLE COUBIEB MEWS TOT COURIER NIWi Oft B. W. BAINEI. PuUUMT •AMY A RAINES, Aninut rubiuiut A. 4 fRFDRICKaON. Cdllor PACT. O. HUMAN. AdwtlUnj aUnifV Bolt national AdfwtUini; WtlUe* Wlton do. Niw rerk. Clucuo. Drtioit, AUuU, yemp&Jt. Intend u sewnd cliss matter it the port- •ffie* at Blytheriue, Arkuuu, uootr tct al Con- grill. Octobtr t. l»n. ___ " Heater at Th« Astoclated'prMi •DMCRIFTION RATE!: 9f curter In th« city of BiytnefElf or any (Uburban town trhert cairitr Krrlct li guln- ••iDtd, 2Sc per WMk. By mail, wltflin a radius of 56 miles, IS.M p«r jus, 12.50 for ill months. (1.25 tor three months; by mall outside 60 mil* tout. 112.30 per year payable In adrance. Meditations Barbs Its lunny how people kick about the laclt of real TV comedians when we have all those commercials. * * * Irt just as Important to five cash when Is due aa It fa when It Is to live credit when credit 1> due. » » * A gun, says a game warden, should be loaded with caution during hunting season and hunters with lots of common sense. * * * Kid* wiU be tickled with the holiday vacation despite the fact, u mom well knows, they won't have a thlnt to do. * * * Soon the Christmas bill will roll in—time for pop to keep a stiff upper checkbook. Soviets Deal in Bad Faith [If they Throttle Ike's A-Plan The fact that Russia reversed its earlier negative stand on President Eisenhower's atomic peace plan is evidence the Kremlin recognizes the v power and breadth of its appeal. One of the plan's unique aspects is the attraction it has for neutralists and others in Europe and Asia who are unenthusiastic about the Western cause. Its basic humanity is so clear that even ' wooly-headed apologists for stand self- convicted of fraud in its peace claims. After an initial thoughtless attack , on the plan, which perhaps was designed only to fill a vacuum with some kind of Communist noise, the Soviet Union ..now has given its considered reply. Moscow, says it is willing to under take the proposed private and secret talks under UN auspicies on Mr. Eisen- howers's plan. Undoubtedly our diplomats will move as swiftly as possible to arrange these discussions. But we will inevitably approach them with caution. For the Kremlin, as so often before in diplomatic dealings, has attached a condition. It wants to consider a program for destroying all existing atomic weapons and outlawing their use in war. This, of course, is the very heart of the stalemate on atomic disarmament and control which the President sought to get around by his own plan. His suggestion was that nations producing atomic materials contribute a share of them to a world bank, whose nuclear resources then would be applied to problem uses on a world wide basis. He would skip, for the time being, any effort to settle the larger issue of atomic control, on the ground that real progress is unlikely. The West finds Russia's plan for destruction and outlawry of A-bombs totally unacceptable. The reason is simple. The Kremlin will not permit the inspection of atomic energy plants which alone can guarantee Russian good faith in disarmament. Without such inspection, we would be giving away our atomic stockpile, our chief military reliance, under the heaviest imaginable risks. If the talks are arranged, certainly we cannot prevent the Soviet spokesmen from bringing up the atomic ban it favors. But we must firmly steer the discussions off to the President's more immediately practical program. Should this prove impossible, we will understand and we must make the world understand that Russia once again has dealt in bad faith. For any insistence on the Soviet's tired old atomic-control formula will make it plain the Kremlin h*8 had no thought at any time of joining a humanitarian effort to bring the benefits of atomic energy to men who want to live better lives in a world at J A Proper Blow WbMO kcepeth the law li a wlM ion: but he that la a companion of riotoui men shimeth hl» lathe*.—Pro M:7. * * * Lawi ar* not masters but servants, and he rules them who obeys them. —Henry Ward Beecher When it was announced some months »«o that former Premier Mossadegh wold be tried for treason, many around the globe probably assumed he would in the end be put to death. Thus his three-year sentence at the hands of a military tribunal seems remarkably mild. But for a man of the aged premier's inclinations, the sentence may be tougher than it looks. For the court decreed that it must be served in solitary confinement. At various times in the trial, Mossa- degh shouted, screamed, cried, collapsed fainted, denounced the judge, announced plans to commit suicide, annuonced a hunger strike. It was the climax of his "dramatic" career. No crueler blow could have been struck at him than to deprive him of his audience at the very moment of his most memorable histrionic triumphs. One suspects that as his trial wore on the prosecutors quitely added another count to his indictment—ham acting. For that, three years in solitary confinement is perhaps the perfect working justice. Views of Others Repraisal? One of the most shocking things that has developed out of the Harry Dexter White case Ja the reported Intention of some Democratic congress men to get even with J. Edgar Hoover for his statement before the Jenner Committee, a statement which made Mr. Tniman look more than slightly rediculous. It is to be hoped that there is no truth in this. Any congressman who would use spite so narrow-mindedly as to let his anger aliect his official action when it comes to appropriations for the FBI ought to be removed Jrom office. He is unfit. It was in fact a pity that Mr. Hoover had to appear before the committee. But it was by his own choice. No one knew better than he how desirable it' is to keep the FBI out of everything that is flavored by politics. But who was it made it nece- Mflry for Mr, Hoover to speak? It was those misguided ones who tried to defend the action of Mr. Truman in keeping White in office, by saying that it wits done on the advice of Mr. Hoover. That wns so blatantly untrue, and so unfair to Mr. Hoover, that there was nothing else for him to do but speak out. No man has carried out hie duties as a public servant with less cause for criticism than J. Edgar Hoover. His Is an unusual situation, in that so much of the FBI work must be done under cover. Yet the work is carried on so carefully, and with such regard for private rights, that only among those who criticize our form of government is there criticism of the FBI. Those congressmen who are muttering about getting even with Hoover are not using their heads. Any such reprisal action that forced Mr. Hoover to resign would be an ill service to their country. They had better think twice about it.—Kingsport (TennJ Times. Working On The Budget President Eisenhower'.*; statement that he cannot predict a date when the national budget will be balanced is plain common sense. He said that balancing the budget was still one of the chief alms of his administration but declined to be pinned down to definite time. If our government operated under a set of controlled circumstances In which international and domestic events could be predicted then it would possible to pick a definite date for the time when our expenditures and income could come into balance. At the moment, however, international political and economic conditions are constantly changing and only a fool would risk naming a definite date. One thing is certain. A balanced budget will be Impossible next year if our expenditures continue to be as high as they were this year. Next year a number of taxes are scheduled to be reduced or expire. Congress does not seem Inclined to renew these taxes and those members of Congress who seek re-election will be reluctant to vote for any new taxes to replace old ones. It is possible that next year's budget deficit m», ^ue the greatest In our peacetime history. The President never promised that he would perform miracles if he were elected although some of His supporters seem willing to make those promises for him, and sov^e of his opponents now try to say that he made them. He can only go on working to.reduce expenditures in every way consistent with our domestic well being and our national safety.—Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. SO THEY SAY I Fervently hope that the Soviet'government will not Ignore this beam of light (President Eisenhower's atomic proposal) amid so much darkness and confusion.—sir Winston Churchill. * * * Despite her eccentricities, everyone considers Marilyn (Monroe) a "nice girl." That shows the singular evolution of America in a half century since Mae West was the incarnation of the woman with a wicked life.—Paris Soir. » * * After years of futile and evasive debates (Russia has) at least Indicated a willingness to talk confidentially, and we hope seriously, about atomic Issues.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * The President's plans can be enacted only with a lot of Democratic support because of the badly split Republican Party In Congress.—Sen«tor Kefauver (D,, Tenn.,). "Oh Don't Forget Your Luggage" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter ft/son's Washington Co/urn. Assistant Attorney General Maps New Anti-Trust Activity Policy Peter tataa 1EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)— Judg Stanley N. Barnes, new assistan attorney general in charge of the mtitrust divisioi of Departmen of Justice, is be ginning to tal more. Since com ing to Washingto n May from Call fornia, he has been extremely quiet. For his first 6 days, he admits he didn't know enough to say anything. His previous experience with the antitrust laws had been confined to express- Ing polite condolences to his friends over complaints of "Harassment" by the government. While many business counsel have been hoping that the change in administration would mean general relaxation of antitrust policy, Judge Barnes recently told an Illinois Bar Association gathering that he intends to exercise sound common sense In protecting competition. Before this group and in closed door seminars with corporation Inwyers interested In antitrust work. Judge Barnes has spelled out the record of his work to date, and his plans lor the future. ; From May to December of this year, 527 complaints have been received by the antitrust division, as compared to 373 In the same period last year. To Judge Barnes this Is evidence that the public is demanding Increased activity to protect a free economy. So far this year, the antitrust division has filed 27 new cases and has seven more ready for filing. This Is said to be more activity than there has been in this field in recent years. Also, 59 cases have been disposed of. This Is said to be another record. The list includes eight of the 12 oldest cases on the antitrust docket. They have been pending since 1941 to 1946. "After this long delay," says Judge Barnes, "they lose their sex appeal." The list includes Columbia Gas and Cement Institute cases which were dismissed. Westtnghouse, Norma Hoffman Bearing and Boston Market Terminal cases (except tor one defendant) were settled by consent decree. General Instru - ment, General Electric Lamp and G. E. Equipment cases were settled by trial judgment. Twenty - one other cases which lave been on the docket for over wo and a half years have also been closed, 11 by consent decree, seven by trial, and three by dismissal. The new administration inherited 47 antitrust cases. With 34 cases iled or ready for filing and 59 losed, the docket now has 1S2 antitrust cases listed. This does not include a backlog if nearly 450 outstanding judg - nents not yet enforced. Judge Barnes has indicated there may be a number of contempt proceedings : settlements are not made. A new procedure is being tried ' i six of the seven new cases | eady for filing. Counsel for the efendants have been called in and old, In effect: "Here's what we ropose to charge you with. You ,udy It and draft an answer. If ou are convinced that we have case, we'll sit down and talk about a consent decree." Judge Barnes considers this fair to the government and to business. It permmts working out settlements in a day, saving court time and legal fees. It avoids bad publicity for business and it gets around the old complaint of business harassment by government lawyers. Previous tactics have to file both criminal and civil complaints in antl trust actions. Criminal complaints are then dismissed after being held over the defendants' heads to obtain settlements beyond what might be obtained in the courts. Judge Barnes says he wants to end this pressuring of business. To carry out this work, Judge Barnes has a budget cut 10 per cent below the level of previous years. He has cut his force, 485 as of last Jan. 1, by from 15 to 20 per cent. Half of those dropped haye been replaced by new talent. More cuts are coming and Republicans are replacing Democrats where suitable talent is found. The trouble is in finding competent antitrust lawyers for what the government can pay. The maximum is $12,000 a year. This is about one tenth to one hundredth of what big business pays its counsel. Out of this great pay differential arises much of the old antagonism and charges of harassment against young government lawyers. They're often fresh out of law school and ambitious to make a name and reputation. "A man must have a kind of Messiah complex to be a good government antitrust lawyer," says Judge Barnes. Interestingly enough, he has found this attitude among many old - time government career attorneys. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— May be I'm headed for a psychiatrist's couch, but I have a strange theory that Wally Cox was not born of flesh and blood. Wally, I believe, was doodled on a nrpkin as ,a ca'loon character by Walt Disney. And then, by some electronic miracle, he turned up as a human to become television's Mr. Peepers. Droll and elfish Wally, who came to Hollywood for a week to do one Mr. Peepers show, looks, acts, talks and walks like something out of a Disney fantasy. Where Wally begins is indefinable. When lie wasn't rehearsing his show, Wally explored the local mountains, "I get tired walking vertically nil the time." He said He was taking some leaves back to New York with him along- with "an interesting twig I found," and confessed to a passion for the woods and desert: "I'm not a bird man — I'm kind of a wildflower fellow." Mr. Peepers, he blushed, ap peals to lonely women who sign "Desperate" after their names. His fan mail, he admitted, is a little frightening at times. NBC handles most of it but Wally likes to read "the marriage proposals and the citations." No Movies, Thank You With an eight - year TV contract, Wally says he's not particularly interested in movie making, "because I couldn't keep the money anyway." But he did try to and a film job two years ago when he played the Mocambo as a nightclub comedian. "But after dashing around in his pink Cadillac for two weeks," Wally tells it, "all my agent could come up with was a $75 - a - week contract. I said 'No,' and my agent Said 'Goodby.' " But Wally isn't worried about some jobless movie stars he knows —"I think they'll make a living one way or another." If Disney did doodle Wally on a napkin, as I suspect, he'll be flattered to hear that Wally has seen all of his films "at least five or six times." But he won't like Wally'R only criticism of- all Disney cartoons. He says: "Disney makes only one mistake. What do his animals eat? They never eat each other like they should. It's confusing." Borle Is pretty easy to,work with. Ace and his three-writer rtail produce each week's script with only a few changes suggested by Berle. ACE COMPROMISES The one big difference of opinion is about the value of sight gags. Ace, an old radio writer, still thinkf "there's nothing that can beat an oral joke." Berle lean» toward vi«- ual humor. "I was stubborn." Ace a***, "and he was stubborn. So w« compromised. We have a little of both." Aca doesnt think the old Berle, seltzer in hand, will ever return. "He's matured a great deal in the past year," he says. L'atiaire Godfrey-LaRosa will be satirized by the master satirist of the day, Stan Freberg. The Capitol record star, whose "St. George and the Dragonet" is riding high, will do a similar job on Arthur and Julius. The project has Godfrey's OK, since the redhead is anxious to mend the breach In public opinion that the incident caused. * • • Dave Garroway, who had been worried that Radio City brau would try to interfere in hla new variety show, says he hat no trouble*. "I Kuess I bring enough billinfi Into NBC so they leave me alone," he says. "They haven't even offered any suggestions." This has gotta go,— Those unseen announcers who read all the words flashed on home screens. Honest, boys, people can BEAD. tbe Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Two readers have recently asked for_ a discussion of the disease called 'myasthenia gravis. This is rather uncommon, but extremely interesting. Its cause Is still unknown, but its treatment, if not cure, has been enormously Improved. It is generally shown by a combination of fatigue, weakness, and frequently wasting of muscles, particularly those in the upper part of the body. Although the disease does not affect any two palients exactly alike, a rather lypical description was given by an anony- The patient was 18 years old .in 1025. She first noticed seeing double and felt fatigued. After several months of this, while she was ironing a dress, she suddenly found that she could not hold up her head which kept dropping forward. Soon thereafter her knees started giving way underneath her at odd times and her eyelids would droop as soon as she became the least bit tired. She became weaker and weaker. Many medicines were tried and many doctors consulted without any permanent Improve ment. wonderful, and at first very fright' ening." The patient continued to take this now well-known drug almost every day for the next 14 years. Worked in Factory In the summer of 1937 the patient married her medical fiance. With an additional drug started in 1940 she became so well that in 1942 she began work in a tank factory. But there is much more to do. Now there is « new group (The Myathenia Gravis Foundation, 180 strange disorder. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written tor NEA Service Win First Trick And Be a Winner I'm indebted to George Coffin, Waltham, Mass., for today's Ten years after the first symn- of Waltham, Mass, for today's toms began, the patient's fiance hnnd ' Coffln has written several who was a medical student told bo01 " on end plays> (1 ? ubl « dur n- her that he had something new for her to try, "I submitted to the injection," she said, and "within a few minutes began to feel very strange. When I lifted my arms exerting the effort to which I had become accustomed, they shot, into the air. My upper eyelids were strangely retracted (pulled up), and every movement I attempted was grotesquely magnified until j had learned to make less exertion. I (had simply regained relatively normal atrenfth—It was utrang*, my problems, and other knotty points of play. In recent years he has devised morft. than a hundred I "sure trick" hands, in which the ' Idea Is to find the surest line of play no matter how the cards are distributed and no matter how cleverly the opponents may defend. In today's hand West opeas the six of diamonds against South'* contract of three no-trump. In the average game, South would prob- Mind you, it wouldn't be a fatal mistake to finesse the queen of diamonds if East guaranteed to return the suit. Declarer would win the diamond return in dummy, get to his hand with a club and try the heart finesse. This would fail, of course, but then the defenders would be able to take only two more diamond tricks. South would still make nine tricks. The trouble is that a defender sometimes hits upon the best de- By RICHARD KLEINER NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK — Milton Berle is still Milton Berle. He's sworn off seltzer-squirting, but don't let that fool you. Uncle Millie, bless his tyrannical coul, remains the undisputed dictator of his rehearsals. Do not believe those stories about- him mellowing his off-screen behavior to match the new mellowness of his televised image. I watched a Berle rehearsal, sitting next to Goodman Ace, the architect of the New Berle. . I'd watched one four years ago, when Berl,e was Mr. Television and his rehearsal tyranny was famous. There is no noticeable change. Dozens of times he stopped everything for seemingly trivial things. He bawled out actors,musicians, stagehands and technicians. He no longer blows a policeman's whistle to halt proceedings, but he uses ,T two-finger type that is just as effeclive. It was Ace who was called in when Mr. Television began to slip. The public had begun to tire of the complete slapstick, the ridiculous costumes, the rigid formula of the old Berle show. Ace produced the miracle NBC ordered, and Berle's show is right back with the leaders again. The cigar-smoking \vriter says AS WE GET IT, somewhat pessimistically, living costs are leveling . off at a slow climb.—St. Louis Globe- M Democrat. *t 75 Years Ago In Blythiville — Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fleeman returned last night from Hot Springs where the'y have been vacationing for several days. Miss Marguerite Matthews hat gone to Memphis to spend several days visiting. Two hundred persons attended the Firemans and Pollcemans halt last night at the city auditorium when Johnny White and his orchestra of Memphis played. LITTLE LI2— It's a mystery why the girls who ' pose in girdle ods art th« on» •who need them least. •>«*• The first lodge dinner of the season was broken up when Everett True hit a speaker with a coffeepot after he had remarked that he had little to say and then droned on for an hour to say it. Dressing Up Answer to Previoui Punic ' NORTH (D) 30 A62 »AJ74 «AQ * A K .1 6 5 WEST EAST AKI08 AQ9753 V 108 5 2 VK9 4VJ986 4>K32 + 94 4872 SOUTH AAJ4 »Q63 * 10754 + Q103 North-South vul. N'orth East South West 1* Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3N.T. P»ss Pass Pass Opening lead—* 6 fense. If South finesses dummy's queen of diamonds at the first trick, East will win with the king ind may then shift to spades. If this happens, South is in trouble. He will have to let East In with the ting of hearts, and then East can run the rest of the spades, to say nothing of some diamonds. The "jure trick" way to play the hand, as George Coffin points out, Is to win the first trick in dummy with the ace of diamonds. South can get to his own hand with a club to try the heart finesse, Even though this loses, there Is no way lor the defenders to take more than one heart and three d 1 a m o n di. Whenever they get abiyfTnesse dummy's queen of dla- 1 through taking their tricks, South mond*. ThlJ would to* » mistake. I eu run Mi own nln« tricks. ACROSS I Set of clothes 5 Worn by a cowboy 9 Worn by a baby 12 Poker stake 1.3 Odd (Scot.) 14 Poem 15 Fulton invenled it 17 Winglike part 18 It wears harness ID Kind of skirt 21 Otherwise 23 Knight's title 24 Mineral spring 27 Sailors i 2!) Venture ! 32 Package i 34 Scraps • 36 Within ! 37 Nick 38 Require 39 Poses 41 Female saint (ab.) 42 Seine 44 Tidy 46 Gathered dress fabric " 46 American of Japanese descent 53 Varnish ingredient 54 Basic 56 Age 5V Toward the sheltered side 58 She wears pedal pushers 59 State (ab.) 60 Small children Cl Sea caxlcs DOWN 1 Worn around the waist 2 Preposition 3 Passage in the brain 4 Pester 5 Cry 6 Correct 7 Russian mountains 8 Grades 9 Water contests 10 Unemployed 11 Worn in a necklace 16 Thawed 20 Helped 22 Auctions 24 Whirl 43 Handle 25 Window part 45 Slight color 26 Containing 46 Snow vehicle poison 47 Rabbit 28 Malice 48 Girl's name 30 Lease 50 Agitate 31 Italian city 51 Merit 33 Apple product 52 Misfortunes 35 Demenled 55 Middle 40 Verily (P«n») 5 4 7 8

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