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PAGE roim BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 15- 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NIWS CO. v H W HAINE5, Publisher KARRY A RAINES, Assistant Publuhw 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- cffioe at Blytheville, Arkansas, undtr act of Con- October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press Meditations Barbs "Don't spend all you make" — bank advertisement. Almost as bad as not making all you spend. * * * People who have tried most frequently usually are the one* -who art convinced marriage is a Ok, for a pie like mother used to make before they started freezing them. * * * A firl sinks in the anus of love and winds up with her arms in the sink. * * * Too many auto drivers s««» to forget that other drivers may be as careless as they are. New York Thruway Ushers In Great Turnpike Era When Governor Dewey snipped the ribbon that opened the first 115 miles of the New York Seate Thruway, the turnpike era may bt said to have come of age. By the end of 1954, close to 400 miles of this 427-mile route will be in service, the longest highway on the turnpike-toll road pattern yet built in. America. It means motorists rolling- ac- cross eastern states will thereafter have a choice of two magnificent systems, this and the roughly paralleling Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer cross-country expressway. The achievement compares with the laying of the great rail web that now spans the nation. With the passing of this milestone, we are well on the way to the building of the first truly modem ' highway network this motor age has seen. Today's automobile, high-powered, broad, sleek-lined and super-fast, was not meant to be hobbled by stoplights, local and business traffic, narrow city and town streets, and the innumerable roadside distractions which muddy the stream of transcontinental travelers. The original 160-mile section of the Pennsylvania pike, opened in 1940. was the experiment that touched off the new era. Its smashing success as a toll road showed drivers were willing to pay to get roads to match the capacity of their cars. Three years ago, Pennsylvania finished extending its pioneer route 327 miles across ths state, and New Jersey had come in with its 118-mile pike slicing southward from New York City to a point near Wilmington, Del, The fever was on. By 1956 a motorist will be able to :ravel continuous turnpike routes from New York to Chicago through Pennsylvania or across New York, to go from Boston to Chicago, most of the way from Augusta, Me., to Chicago, and from Maine couth to Washington. Excited turnpike planners are laying out or starting to build a Chicago- Florida route, another midwest>to-Flori- da system seems in the making, and there appears sure to be a Detroit-Chicago route, another from Chicago to St. Louis and Chicago to the Iowa line. Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas are underway with definite plans that can link into systems originating in Chicago. Iowa and Nebraska may draw the network at least as far west as Omaha. Southern states are coming into the picture, and northern areas are adding spurs and connecting links to fatten out the turnpike system. Most of this construction will materialize by I960, and yean from now. The speed of this work, the great extent of it (from the. eastern seaboard south to Florida and west to the plains statet), and the quality of the engineer- SUBSCRIPTION RATE* : By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. ing all combine to make a fine tribute to American energy and ingenuity. Many parts of the U. S. highway web are sadly deficient. But at least we can be thankful that, now the formula has been found, the basic lines of the critically useful turnpike system are being laid with full awareness of the desperate need. It's Nice to Know Peter went out, and weft bitterly.— Luke Never a tear bedims the eye That time and patience will not dry.— Francis Bret Harte. Not too many men in public life ever live to know in what esteem they are held by the people of their country. Usually the accolades are not piled on until they die. Former President Harry S. Truman is now one of the lucky few. Because he fell seriously ill after an operation a few weeks back, he got a chance to see how the American citizenry gauged his worth. During his unexpectedly long tenure in a Kansas City hospital, the former President has received more than 100,000 telegrams and letters from all parts of the United States. The messages have come from every kind of individual, but there was an unusual number from servicemen. Many came from either Republicans or Democrats who said they had never voted for Mr. Truman, Indeed, some newspapers which were among his bitterest political foes have wished him well in this trial. Such expressions of friendliness and warmth must gratify Mr. Truman deeply. And they are a welcome sign of America's fundamental humanity. 'Brass 7 Learning Thrift One can hardly be cast down by the news the Army is sending some of its officers to school at Syracuse University to find out how to spend money wisely. The military establishment always has been notorious for wastefulness, even with the finest intentions. Some of this is perhaps inevitable in the nature of military operations. When you are building security for a nation, you cannot safely calculate that you will need only so many bullets and shells—and not one single extra load. You must have a margin, and a good one. Nevertheless, this fact has too often been employed as an excuse for insufficient and unscientific spending. It is heartening that the Army understands the problem, and is taking the ini- .tiative in doing something about it. No establishment of government is more difficult to police financially from the outside; the control must really come from within.—Johnson Ctiy (.Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. I think you have missed the whole point in communism when you start talking about noneagg- ression pacts with the Communist.—Sen. Homer Ferguson (R., Mich). * * * If the party in power seems to be so hopelessly torn and divided within itself that it is unable to govern, it is up to the opposition party to do what it can to make up for the deficit of leadership.— Adlai 1 Stevenson. * * * There can be no doubt of the dangers we face. The shipment of Communist arms to the Western hemisphere was an open declaration of the aggressive designs of international Communism.—Sen. Lyndon Johnson (D., Tex.). * * * I don't care what others think. I believe the itock market still is one of the best barometers of business this country has. The strength of industrial! is a sure indication of the general confidence in the country m business prospects.—Commerce flfcretary Weeks. * * * After resolving myself to the fate of having to serve a life sentence, I, found that by hurting aomeone el«e I always hurt myself most. I'm not, mad at the world for putting me in prison.—Richard 8w«*t, after serving 10 guiltiest years. Well, It's One Solution VIEWS OF OTHERS Future of Farms The prospect of a reduced demand for farm products next year, and a further lowering of prices, was held out by C. B. Ratchford, assistant director of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, in a. talk to the N. C. Agricultural Teachers Association. Ratchford predicted a three per cent increase in production of farm commodities next year, and cautioned that only a ten per cent production increase would result in a 50 per cent reduction in farm prices. That is. an unhappy prospect, but it may b* one that agricultural experts have taken into account in predicting the further mechanization of farming. The use of machinery enables the individual farmer to produce more or to produce the some quantity with less labor, Greater over-all production is not needed, but when it comes, and prices come down along with it, the individual farmer has to produce more to sell in order to keep up his income. In the long run, the expected result of this is more productive farms but fewer farmers.—Lumberton (N.C.) Robesonian. Peter Edson's Washington Column- From Churchill-Ike Conference WASHINGTON — (NEA) — British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill have no indication during -his Washington visit -as to when he i would turn over the reins of government to his heir apparent. Foreign Minister Anthony Eden. It is sad to relate, yet in all honesty it must be reported, that Sir Winston is not the leader he was in war time. His speech is less certain and his train of I thought tends to wander. He is still the persistent statesman, however. He is still ambitious to end his career with a dramatic move, such as a conference with the Russian leaders to settle world, peace. It is against this background that the results of the Washington conference between President Eisenhower, Sir Winston, Mr. Eden and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles must be judged. The final statement of general principles issued just before Sir Winston left the White House rep- J resents this last grasp for a his- i toric utterance on the fadeout. It I was President Eisenhower's idea to issue this statement. But to Sir Winston it may have represented an opportunity to shape the future more than the concrete and detailed decisions worked out in the earlier communique by Foreign alism. "We . . . will . . . strive ... to secure the independence of all countries whose peoples desire and are capable of sustaining independent existence." This deals with one of the most serious problems faced by the western nations. The Soviet government has long preyed on the aspirations of colonial people seeking independence. ^The hope held out by the Eisenhower - Churchhill statement is that colonial people will not have to turn to communism to win their freedom. This statement should give the United States more uninhibited leadership of the colonial areas. It shifts the formula on which the U.S. has had to act in support of colonial powers. It also recognizes the changes which have been made in British colonial policy sinc~e the 19th century. Its aim is to hold the former colonial areas in the anti-Communist orbit. Minister Dulles. Eden and Secretary- four men can confer for a weekend and change the forces of The second great principle stated in the Eisenhower-Churchill declaration holds out hope for former sox-ereign states now under Soviet bondage. "We will not be a party to any arrangement or treaty which would prolong their unwilling subordination," it says. This restates the repudiation of Communist domination of Poland, Czechoslovakia and even of Guatemala before its recent successful revolution. It holds out hope for doubt like to do it. But there is no assurance thai the Communists would live up to any promises to maintain such a division. So now. here are Eisenhower and Churchill saying in effect that it is wrong to keep a billion of the world's peoples under Communist bondage. It is on these same general principles that the British gave up their idea for a Locarno - type pact to guarantee the security of Southeast Asia or any other areas. Last October, Prime Minister Churchill proposed a Locarno -act, to guarantee all countries against aggression from any source. The proposal was well received then. But when Mr. Eden proposed it more recently for Southeast Asia, the American reaction was had. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Movie stars may be superstitious about whistling in dressing rooms and breaking mirrors, but there was no worry about fate-tempting in two recent Hollywood marriages. Wanda Hendriic's bridesmaid at her marriage to Jim Stack was ex-hubby Audie Murphy's cousin, Mrs. Alexander Serbaroli, who was Wanda's bridesmaid at her hitching to Audie, too. Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl picked the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas as their marriage site despite the fact Mrs. Lamas No. l was a resident of the hotel in 1952 during her six-week divorce residence. Lou Costello's pretty 16-year-old daughter, Carol, plays a minor role in "Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops," and there will be other roles for her now that she's picked acting as a career. ROCK HUDSON is breaking the monotony of the "Captain Lightfoot" location in Dublin by trips to London to date heiress Jill Clifford. The location will prevent Rock from attending the big Hollywood premiere July 16 of "Magnificent Obsession," the movie that puts him in big league stardom. Diana Lynn, currently in "Track of the Cat," picked up her final divorce decree from John Lindsay. John heard the news three days later through a friend. Bette Davis returns to the Hollywood sound stages in September to star in either "Ethan Frome" or Stanley Kramer or "Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh" for Leonard Goldstein. on the set of "The Silver Chalic*" strikes insiders as proof positive that he and his Mrs. are not living under the same roof. The west in modern splendor note at Lake Tahoe's Cal-Neva, Lodge: A doll wearing faded blue jeans patched with sequins. Douglas Ross is back as popular manager of the swank lodge", where Sophie Tucker and Frankie Laine ar« the next stars of the Vegas-lik« after-dark shows. Elroy Hirsch has signed an exclusive five-year acting contract with Producer Hall Barlett, who is launching a "five-year plan" to make the grid star a top-acting name. Hirsch plaved himself in "Crazy Legs" in hie film debut, but now it's a dramatic role as a prisoner in "Unchained." The new contract allows Hirsch six months off to play with the Rams this fall, his last grid season. Edward G. Robinson isn't talking to his son or his daughter-in- law during their domestic wrangles. AH messages from the battling couple go to the screen's "Little Caesar" through his attorney. CHARLES O'CURRAN, who tried unsuccessfully to reconcile with Betty Hutton, tells it that there may be more trial patchups and more failures before he and Betty give up the matrimonial ship. "As long as Betty is being taken care of professionally," the talented O'Curran told me, "I'm happy." He's been staging her nightclub and theater appearances, and will do the same for Mae West. history. But they may alter it a j the liberation of such areas though little one way or another. They it does not specify just how or may give a new vitality to forces already at work, or offer an inspiration to lift people for greater effort for their own liberties. The one part of the Eisenhower- Churchill statement which may- have the greatest influence in this respect is the statement on colonl- when this is to be achieved. Secretary Dulles has repeatedly said that the United States would never by a party to dividing the world into Communist and non- Communist spheres of influence. If the Communists felt they could draw such a line, they would no It was explained to the British leaders in Washington that the United States would not agree to guarantee Communist domination anywhere. We could not go to war against South Korea if President Syngman Rhee reopened hostilities against North Korea. The same principle applied to East Germany or any other Communist satellite. The United States, it was explained, might not go to war to change any of these existing situations. But it would also not agree to go to war to preserve them. To do so would be morally wrong. Once the distinguished visitors understood these things, they agreed to abandon the Locarno pact idea. This is why Secretary Dulles was able to accept the House amendment to the Foreign Aid bill, denying any U. S. assistance to countries that joined a Locarno - type pact for Southeast Asia. The issue was a dead duck, even before it passed the House. Story that the front pages missed was a bar brawl in which Jess Barker swung and connected with the chin of a heckler. The downed man made remarks about Jess' claims on Susan Hayward's earnings. JACK PALANCE'S refusal to phone number to studio personnel give his home address and tele- trump in order to ruff a club. As it happened, the clubs failed to break, so South had to lose a club, two diamonds, and a heart. Somewhere in the bidding or play of this hand, a horrible bridge crime has been committed. See if you can spot it for yourself before you read on. It's very difficult to blame anybody for the bidding. There are nine fast tricks at no-trump, but South cannot be criticized for re- bidding the spades, nor can North be blamed for raising. The crime occurred in the play of the cards, for South should have made his contract. Upon winning the first trick with the ace of hearts, South should lay down the ace of clubs and give up a club trick. He can then get to dummy twice with trumps in order to ruff clubs, and can get back to dummy with a third trump in order to cash the last club. This line of play will succeed if the clubs break 3-3 or 4-2, and if neither opponent had all four trumps. The odds are about 3 to 1 in favor of such a break. Taking the club finesse will succeed only if th,e finesse works, for which the odds are only even. A 3 to 1 shot : is, of course, far better than an even money shot. South thought that he was playing for either the club finesse or a 3-3 club break, which would have been a, good combination. If West had held K-x-x in clubs, however, he would have won with the king of clubs and returned a trump; It may or may not have anything to do with Ava Gardner'* residence in Nevada, but Nancy Sinatra has never looked prettier or acted happier. Insiders won't be surprised if Frank and Nancy re-wed after Ava sheds him. Eyepopping quote of the weeJc comes from Jan Sterling after doing a strip tease as a runway nudist in "The Police Story": Says Jan: "It was wonderful to throw away all inhibitions. I firmly believe that it is in the nature of every woman to do such a dance at least once in her life." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr- and Mrs. Russell Farr and son, Harry Carter, returned last night from St. Louis and Astoria, 111., where they visited for a week. Bernard Jaggers returned last night from Chicago where he had been attending a convention of representatives of Midwest Utilities. Miss Jane McAdams has returned from Frankfort, Mich., where she had spent two weeks as the guest of Mrs. R. F. Kirshner and family who are spending the summer there- TEACHER: fin grammer class) "Willie, please tell me what it it when I say: I love, you love, he loves." Willie: "That's one of them infernal triangles where somebody gets shot."- crat- -Lamar (Mo.) Demo- Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. The wisdom of a Solomon would be required to answer a recently received letter. The correspondent writes ''Please say how a mother can help her child to become or be as nearly normal as possible without two parents. I could use some good, solid advice—how I try." It is no accident that nature has given all human being two parents. All the evidence leads to the conclusion that, both physically and emotionally, youngsters do better on the average if they are raised under the eyes and with the cooperation 'of both father and mother. The writer of the letter does not say whether the absence of the father is the result of death, separation or divorce. From the youngster's standpoint, the problem appears easier to handle when death is the cause, rather than desertion or divorce. Probably this is because the child finds the situation easier to understand and does not feel the added insecurity of voluntary withdrawal of the father from lack of affection for his family. tion. interest and support of two congenial parents, one will have to carry on as best as he or she can. From tne physical standpoint, deficiencies in emotional adjustment usually increase the chances of developing stomach ulcers, intestinal disorders and a number of other troubles later on in life which are closely allied to the emotions. Even during childhood there is an increased chance of developing emotional or even some physical disorders in those who are deprived of a normal home life. But to come back to the question. If it is .impossible—and of course it sometimes is—to give every youngster the devoted affec- The first step is to recognize that the youngster is missing something. No doubt the second is to do some hard thinking so that the remaining parent will avoid the pitfalls of over protection or spoiling of the youngster and still provide the affection' and understanding which every growing child so badly needs. Just how this is to be accomplished is still more difficult. Raising children with both parents working at it is hard enough anyway, and the burden which is so often complicated by economic problems is particularly severe when the father is not around. Specific advice is impossible. But thought and care to the emotional, even more than the physical, needs of the youngster should be the keynote of all -activities on the part of the mother. A NATIVE of Switzerland is walking from New York to 'Frisco, a route clocked at about 3030 miles. Another example of sturdy Swiss movement,.—St. patch. Louis Globe Dis- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Clews Will Lead To the Culprit By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played, somebody committed a horrible j bridge crime. If you are a good bridge detective you will be able develop the clubs despite the 3-3 break in the suit. CONSIDERING the state of the nation to be mended, the head liner name "Pierre Mendes-France" sounds like an exaggeration.— Nashville Banner. BARS are something which, if you go into too mmy of, you are apt to come out sinking a few of, and maybe land behind some of.— Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. Biblical Quiz Answer to Previous Puzil* ACROSS 1 Noah's mountain 7 of Eden 13 Mental state 14 Withdraw 15 Unclosed 6 One who scatters hay 7 Concede 8 Air (comb, form) 9 Route (ab.) 10 Eat 11 Ages SOUTH (D) 4AKJ962 ¥ A5 4 A72 4AQ North-South vul. S**Pth We* North Cut 24 Pass 2N.T. Piss 34 Pass 44 Paw Pass Pass Opening lead—V J A MARRIAGE COUNSELOR is asked is it proper for a husband, on occasions, to He to his wife. Only if he is clever enough to get away with it.—New Orleans States. MIDDLE-AGE is when a man who says he had a wild night usually means mosquitoes were bothering him.—Ellaville (Ga.) Sun- to spot the crime and nab the criminal. West opened .the jlck of hearts, ast played the queen, and South won with the ace. Declarer ltd A trump to dummy's eight and returned a low club from dummy in order to finesse the queen. We*t won with the king of clubs and led a low heart to East'* king. East promptly returned the queen of diamonds, hoping that South had only the king of thi« 16Amphithcaters l2Bird . sh 17 of Galilee 18 Call for payment 20 East (Fr.) 21 Avoided 25Perceiv/e 19 Footed vase 21 Emphasis 22 Veteran (coll.) 23 Measure of type 24 Givers 30 Gaelic 31 Sow 35 Russian community 37 Eye (Scot) no »T , J--—"- 38 Attempt 28 He was found 25 Half (preftx) 39 Wre tched S. A L. D \ 4> T R b T Aj R ) A S K « O gj "L* L. el A"' * * e 0 H i N •S T 1 N ? ^ T e * v\ e R 1 T •' R 0 N •'*,'• ^T y|K E 5 R E * T K e Uu i N O b: R '////. ''//': A •$ A y * 2 O 'M R O T O 9. \ T E AA E D i T O K W/, L. E O * H O l_ IT <** ''#/, M A R E O V e N M A T E N 1 r V M A T * A T o v T R tt E £ l_ * f r> o •f * S K. • * suit. South diamonds. won with the ace cashed the ac* clubs and entered dummy with a in bullrushes 32 Upright |33 Nostril . J34 Eve wai Adam'* —— 35 Rodent 36 Silly 38 Spun 40 Violent fears 42 Knock 45 "Camel through a needle's " 46 Compass point 49 Musical dramas 52 Seeurt 55 Occupant 56 Joined 57 Property items SB Victims of leprosy DOWN 1 Book of the Bible 2 Stout cord 3 fief ion 4 H«nk of twine 26 Persia 41 Pauses 27 Bristle 42 Roster 29 First king of 43 Mimics Israel 46 Feminine suffix 47 Soothsayer 48 Concludes 50 Scottish sailyard 51 "Look toth« •• - , thou sluggard" 53 One (Scot.) 44 Writing tools 54 Slight tast't % rar LJMiUbr m J W m* 10

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