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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1954 THE BtfYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher MARRY A. HAINE6. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PACTL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con-' grees, October 9, 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheviile or any suburban town where carrier service i* 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; bv mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations As free, and not usinf your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servant! of God.—I Peter ¥ * * It is impossible to enslave mentally or sociably a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.—Horace Greeley. Barbs Bandits robbed two waiters when they left a night club. Imagine their hands up, instead of out. * * * Optimist pep up any party, says a writer. So do pessimists, by staying home. * * * H next spring turns out to be like last spring now is the time to save for a rainy day. * # * Manufacturers predicted real activity in straw hats this summer. We se« it every time the wind blows hard. * # * Head Hunters in Borneo are said to be dying off. It IS hard to get ahead these days. Foundation Probe Too One- Sided to Tell True Story From the start, the Reece committee inquiry into the philanthropic foundations has- provided the country with a, perfect example of how not to conduct a congressional investigation. Recently, Chairman B. Carroll Reece of Tennessee suspended public hearings- and the investigation will now presumably be concluded in executive session. This alone is no cause for concern. What does seem quite unfair is that in this case of the 12 witnesses heard in public, nine attacked the foundations on one ground or another. Only one spoke for them. F or the committee to say that the foundations can submit written" statements and testify in private obviously is no defense of this procedure. It violates the most elemental notions of balance. Perhaps nothing better should have been expected of a committee which at the outset permitted a key staff official to state a series of damaging, if coudy, conclusions in criticism of the foundations. Evidently the Reece group has been guided all along by the twisted version of the old law of the West: "Let's give ? em a fair trial and hang 'em" There has been no sign the committee majority is interested in anything but "convicting" the foundations of vaguely defined offenses agains the national welfare and safety. Witnesses appear to have been chosen for their willingness to assail the foundations rather than for their thoroughgoing, objective knowledge of these organizations. The foundations have contributed, mightily to the scientific and educational development of this country. They have done much to enlarge popular understanding of the basic problems of living in many places. They cannot be tarred as "subversive plotters" simply because they face the realities of the modern world. Reece and his supporters seem to feel that to gain a clean bill the foundations should have denied the existence of change—or tried to prevent it. Of course, the men who run the foundations are human. They make mistakes, like everyone else. They are not above investigation. But they were investigated, in 1952. The only difficulty seems to be that Reece did not like the findings, because they were not sufficiently critical of the foundations. The time will come when Congress should have another look at the foundations. They enjoy tax exemption, which gives the lawmakers a clear responsibility to examine the use made of this privilege. Through no fault of two members, Rep. Wayne Hay* and Gracit Pfost, tht Reece committee thus far has failed to discharge properly any part of that responsibility. No fair-minded citizen can have any confidence in its one-sided, blunderbuss assault on the foundations —loosely styled as an "investigation." Holdout In the suburbs of New York City. Miss Lisa Hein is still holding out in her "castle" perched on a rocky knoll. New York state's new super-highway is right at her door. The dynamiters have been knocking, but they haven't shaken her determination to keep them off her property until she gets the price she says the state promised her for the house. As she surveys the cracks in her pantry walls,-the result of a blasting just a few feet away, Miss Hein must know she cannot hang on indefinitely. She cannot "impede progress" in the shape of the new toll road. But she must get some satisfaction from the fact that she has exercised the citizen's age-old prerogative not to be pushed into things—or at least not too fast. The holdout, like the dissenter, is one of the marks of a healthy free society. Eventually, her house will go down and the knoll will be leveled and the smooth highway put through. But maybe there'll be a slight bump in the concrete —a "thank you, Ma'am"—at that point. There ought to be something to remind the folks of Miss Hem's stubborn rearguard action. We don't have enough of them these days. America Becomes Sleepy Ramazan AJi Hamadani is a dwarf jester, 90 years of age, living in Iran, the country of mossa- degh, the weeper. Mr. Hamadani came to the front pages a while ago because he engaged himself a lawyer and started a suit against his native land. He alleged that 75 years ago he hired out as a dwarf jester at the court of the noble king then reigning and that thereby he became entitled to a pension of $18.80 a month upon his retirement. What is more he has nine children upon his hands and and they are all dwarfs, too. Worse even than that, kings are no longer hiring jesters and there are at least no preferred jobs for dwarfs. Our television exprets are not up to the old circus men, else they would have Mr. Hamadani and his nine dwarf sons over here on exhibition. Iran would be tickled to death. That pension of $18.80 a month is a big figure in a country which has .not yet straightentd out its oil troubles.— Green Bay tWis.) Press-Gazette. Old Sf ick-in-the-Mud Nationalism cannot be abandoned if civilizatmo is to last among free men.—Ex-President Hoover. * * * The principals of the Christian religion and, indeed, of good government everywhere, require the observance of equality in human relations. —Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. * ¥ * It is astonishing how the world changes and politics never does. —N. Y. Governor Dewey * * * If a shooting war exploded, the Russian people and army would support the free world— providing they knew the West intended to liberate^ not subjugate, the motherland.—Georgia • Burlitski, former Russian secret police officer.. * # * WhAts the use of trying to kid ourstlves— they're (New York Yankees) still the toughest hitters to pitch to and the toughest team to beat, —Indian pitchtr Hal Newhouscr., •A VIEWS OF OTHERS There's Still Hope There's still hope for this old world of ours—for there are still some folks who don't believe the modern generation is to give them a free rein. At least that's the impression we get from interviews published here recently with a veteran New Orleans pastor who specializes in guiding parents of the very young. The religious man. the Rev. •£. W. Kuss of Gloria Dei church who has been pastor in this city for 62 years, says, on the basis of his personal observations, the children of today, if anything - are better than were their parents and other grandparents. New Orleanians of the past, he says, were much more indifferent in matters of morals and religion. What is responsible for the impression of a tidal wave of juvenile delinquency, he says, is due actually to increased city populations; better communications facilities which reveal to each city the misdeeds of the youngsters in other communities; better law enforcement which results in arrests for crimes that formerly went unnoticed, and a greater public awareness in regards to law-breaking. And Dr. Bernice Borgman, head of Michigan State college's nursery school, debunks the theory that parents shouldn't say 'don't' to their children. She expands on this idea: "Some controls are necessary as well as helpful to the child. Consistent controls help the children learn acceptable behavior and are a protection when the child cannot judge for himself." That's good plain talk—from two authorities. And what they say makes good sense to us.— New Orleans States. Peter Edson's Washington Column- Guatemalan 'War Just Another Latin American Comedy of Errors WASHINGTON — (NEA) — It would make a better story if it could be reported that the success of the Guatemala revolution which i threw out the Communists was the result of some fast cloak-and-dagger work by American operatives dropped in by parachute to mas- •termind the rebels' drive on the capital. Communist propaganda may still try to put over the tale that the Arbenz government was overthrown by a plot cooked up in Washington. In the interests of truth, however, it must be reported that the moves which Washington did plan didn't work out as expected at all. j In this respect, the Guatemalan affair was just another Latin-American comedy-of-errors war. .people on both sides at the correct I moment, When they \vanted to ' deal. There was no lack of desire on the part of Washington to have the Communist government of President Arbenz kicked out. Straight diplomacy was tried at the Caracas conference. It didn't work too i well and reacted against the best ' U. S. interests. Then came the incident of the big- arms shipment from Poland and Czechoslovakia to Guatemala. The intelligence service on this was pretty good. It spotted the shipment, and traced all the agents. The only trouble was that for a time, the wrong ship was tailed. Furthermore, communications between Washington and Guatemala broke down completely in the shooting stages of the revolution. The Communist government in Guatemala City stopped all airplane flights and censored all cables and long distance phone calls. No diplomatic pouches came to Washington during the last week in June and presumably no couriers got through in the other direction. That left U. S. Ambassador John E. Peurifoy in Guatemala pretty much on his own. Whatever grand strategy may have been worked out was his. It was a dish to his capable liking. His success seems to have been due to . being Johnny-on-the-job at all times and in knowing how and where to get hold of the right That apparently enabled the 1900-ton, S10 million shipment of arms to get through, and to be un- j loaded at Puerto Barrios. I Washington officials got considerably balled up over that. They thought they should have been able to stop the shipment and so keep the Communists weak. That was their first big mistake. Then they, desperately airlifted arms shipments to Honduras and Nicaragua to build up defenses : . against what they thought would I i be a Communist push clear to the! I Panama Canal. I But they couldn't have been | more wrong. Letting that Commu- jnist amis shipment go through to j the Guatemalans was the best ! thing that ever happened. It worked out like this. Up to the time of that arms shipment, j the Guatemalan army had been | more or less loyal to the Arbenz ' regime. The army leaders hadn't approved of everything he did to communize the country. But they didn't try to block him. When the Communist arms came in, however, the army leaders began to wake up. They didn't particularly need these arms. They hadn't ordered them. They began to wonder what El Presidente— who used to be an army officer himself — was going to do with ! them. The only thing they could figure was that he intended- to arm the Communist labor unions and the agricultural workers, and overthrow the army. That was when Col. Carlos Castillo Armas started his revolution. Then the Guatemalan air force defected — all half dozen pilots- taking both planes with them. That was important. When they started strafing the capital, it really threw the fear of God into the Communist government. Still, when President Arbenz abdicated and turned the government over to the first military junta under Col. Carlos Enrique Diaz, the experts in Washington who were supposed to be masterminding the operation couldn't understand what the pressure was. Col. Castillo Armas WSLS still miles away. And there was no fighting at all near Guatemala City. Just a big scare. But that was all that was necessary. Communist officials started seeking diplomatic sanctuary in the Mexican embassy. And the Communist beachhead in Guatemala is apparently busted. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Close- ups and Longshots: Marlene Dietrich in "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," based on the famous Robert W. Service poem, is the latest new independent movie idea. But there's a big "If" attached to the Sid Kuller inspiration for the glam- or grandma. Cameras will turn only if MGM relinquishes its foreign celluloid rights to the classic. Agents and lawyers are haggling about it. That's boy friend Philip Liebmann's moolah behind the independent production company Linda Darnell has formed to co-produce two pictures in Rome with Giuseppe Amato. Linda, I hear, is about to leave a big talent agency to return to the fold of the agent who was responsible for her greatest movie hits. Steve Cochran is admitting that the pepper has gone out of the romantic enchilada he shared with John Wayne's ex, Esperanza. But what he says about Esperanza will be new s to John: "She's a wonderful person. She has the biggest heart in Hollywood." MGM OFFICIALS looked over the bookkeeping ledgers and 'decided that Ann Blyth plus music spell box office. Her first picture, since the birth of Timothy McNulty will be a remake of" "Girl of the Golden West." A ranger's dialogue at Yosemite National Park sounds like it was written by one of Bob Hope's gag men. Explaining the duties of U.S. rangers at the park, the green coat lays: "We're here to protect the park ! rom the people, the people from the park and the people from people." Oscar nominations every three months by members of the film Academy is the latest suggestion, and a good one, in Hollywood's search for another "Movies Are Better Than Ever" publicity campaign. The idea was submitted to Charles Brackett, president of the Academy, by Producer George Glass. A-t year's end, finalist would be selected from a master list »f 20 films, 40 best starring performances and 40 supporting role candidates. The idea would give Hollywood the opportunity for year 'round drum beating and provide additional box-office lur«. PATTY ANDREWS' click as a solo performer in Las Vegas is the talk of the town. There were dire predictions about her future when she broke up the Andrews Sisters' act ... Rising film profits indicate the public's acceptance of Hollywood's new quality films. Fox profits for '54 to date are 100 per cent above last year's. Universal's half-year profits top the preceding six months by $375,000 . . .MGM will reissue two of Judy Garland's big film hits, "Easter Parade" and ."Meet Me in St. Louis." Jeane'tte MacDonald's explanation for her long absence from the screen: "It's hard enough to find a good story, and it's twice as hard to find one set to music." On the same subject, Joan Bennett's explaining "We're No Angels," her first movie in three years, with: "Paramount lured me back in a very clever manner. They asked me." Burl Ives, back on the screen in "East of Eden," is checking his guitar and the folk songs for a straight emoting career . . . Slick performance you'll never see on the screen: Marlon Brando's deadly imitations of piano-thumper Liberace on the set of "Desiree." JEAN PETERS' millionaire groom. Stuart W. Cramer, m, just gifted her with a 50-carat diamond brooch. Any questions as to why Jean doesn't want to make any more movies? . . . Exhibitors are screaming for prints of "Appointment in Honduras" now that front pages have been bannering Latin- American fireworks. The Ben Bogeaus flicker, starring Ann Sheridan and Glenn Ford, didn't exactly set the woods on fire the first time around. If Jeff Chandler and Tony Curtis can invade Crosby's field, so can Rory Calhoun. He's in the middle of confabs that may lead to a contract with Decca records as a singing star. the Doctor Says- Written for N'EA Service By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D. Iritis is one of the serious eye , siscance and often has a favorable diseases. It is usually associated i effect on the iritis. with pain, watering of the eyes, j AS in most other inflammatory excessive sensitivity to bright light 'diseases of the eye (but not such and, if long continued, interfer- i t, ence with vision. The pain is likely to be severe and worse at night. Touching or pressing the eyeball is usually excruciatingly painful. nings as cataracts, simple glaucoma, and the like') ACTH or Cortisone are often extremelv useful. vVhen anything goes wrong with • the eyes, diagnosis and treatment ' should be prompt as the risk of One correspondent says that she i permanent damage to these vital has had iritis in her right eye for : organs is great. It is not possible almost a year, and she" is getting \ f ° r a patient to tell what kind of pretty discouraged. This is evident- j e > re trouble he has from the symp- iy a chronic form of the disease \ : ° ms alone and, therefore, nothing and one can only express the hope ; should stand in the way of seeking that the treatments which she 'is i expert advice promptly, getting will soon prove effective. Indeed this does often happen. If iritis begins suddenly, the symptoms are likely to be worse Preparation Pays In Bridge Game By OSWALD JACOBT | Written for NEA Service j When East opened the bidding j with one club, in today's hand, ; South did not want to double for ! a take-out. South had no support j at all for spades, and only medi- • ocre support for hearts. It doesn't j pay to use a take-out double when ! queen. After a brief inspection of his tricks, South properly cashed the ace and king of diamonds, hoping to drop the queen. When the queen of diamonds failed to drop, South did a little careful thinking. If he gave West a diamond trick at once, West would lead another club, and East would manage to establish the rest of the suit. South would have only eight tricks (two hearts, four diamonds and two clubs) and would have to go after spades in order to make his contract. East would then surely take the ace of spades and the rest of the clubs. South saw that his only chance was to abandon the diamonds temporarily in the hope of developing at least one spade trick. He therefore led a low spade from his hand and finessed dummy's ten. This sw r itch in time assured the contract. If East refused to win the trick, declarer could go back to diamonds and make nine tricks before the clubs could run. If East took the first round of spades with his ace, he would have no outside entry to his long club suit, and that suit would no longer be a menace to declarer. Either way. South was sure to make his game contract. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — A son was born Sunday night to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Huffman of Portageville at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. The baby has been named Alvin Huffman HI. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Jackson and daughter, Mary Lynn, entertained\ 20 of their friends with a fish fry at their home on West Main Street last night. Miss Mabel Hogan. Miss Jessie Srite and Mrs. Eunice Young left yesterday for Colorado Springs, Colo., where they will spend two weeks. OLDSTERS often ask what became of the wooden Indians that one could see in front of every cigar store 60 years ago? One has been located. It was sold in St Louis the other day for S350.—Memphis Press Scimitar. LORD LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN encountered a colored sentry while he was in command of the China- Burma-India theater. Lord Louis — Are you Indo-Chinese 1 ? Nergo — No. sun, ah is outdo' Mississippi.—Greenville ( Tenn.) Sun. WHAT IS IT about the new "bloomer" bathing suits the girls are wearing this year that makes them more eye-catching than the "bikinis" of previous seasons? — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Liberian Lure Answer to Previous Puzzk In iritis, as in some other eye diseases, the ability to see may be at stake. than in the chronic variety, but recovery ' usually comes more rapidly—perhaps in a few weeks. NOMINATION for the best two- sentence editorial of the year the Associated Press story out of to ,, ., ,., , , ., , ,.^ Capitol today to protest the er._ the possibility of chronic milam- j of the McC arthy-Army hearings. He mation are dangerous possibilities, j was taken to a hospital for mental ! observation." — Charlotte (N.C.) Iritis is sometimes associated with rheumatism," diabetes, tuberculosis, syphilis Or injury. It is most important that the cause of News. the iritis be discovered whenever possible. The disease or condition producing the inflammation of the iris must be treated, as well as the eye itself. The search for infection elsewhere in the body must be carried out thoroughly. But sometimes no cause whatever can be found. The eye itself requires highly ski!led treatment, including the use of drugs, heat applied locally, rest Sometimes a method called foreign IN VIEW of the propensity of candidates to promise anything and everything and in view of the torrid ity of the current weather, is it not incomprehensible that no guber- j natorial candidate is promising to i air condition all bur streets and alleys? — Daily Oklahoman. protein therapy helpful in iritis. has been found THE COSTUME JEWELRY business shows a sharp recovery, now that the season is upon us when some folk wear little else. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. WEST 4QS74 ¥ J732 * Q103 *72 NORTH 4KJ106 V A98 4 J872 465 EAST (D) 4A93 VQ65 17 East 4 AJ 109 8 4 SOUTH 452 VK104 4 AK9S5 4KQ3 North-South vul. South We* North l * Pass 14 1 N. T. Pass 2 • 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead -47 OUTDOOR GRILLS, charcoal and aromas of sizzling food are more popular this year than ever before. This consists in injecting some protein substance 'boiled milk is an example^ which produces a reaction in the body, usually with j down to size. — Greenwood (Miss.) fever. Tlu* seem* to *tunulat« rt- Commonwealth. It's amazing how little it takes to cut most bugs, flics and mosquitoes you are so ill-prepared for both major suits. South contented himself with an underbid by making a simple overcall of one diamond. North had enough to show his spades, whereupon South could hint at his true strength by bidding one no-trump. North would have passed this with a really bad hand, but when North actually went forward by showing support for diamonds, South could afford to jump to game, West opened the seven of clubs, and East played the encouraging • i K b t, forcbif out declarer'! 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