The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 19, 1954
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PAG! TOT* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY. JULY It, 1W4 THl COURIER NEW! OO. H. W. HAINM, PuMilher MARRY A. HAINES, AiSiiUnt PubUibiT A. A. fWDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager tote Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphi*. ^ Entered M cecond clas* matter at the po»t- ottict •* BlytheviHe, Arkansas, under act of Oon- October fi, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earlier in the city o£ BlytheviHe or any •uburban town where carrier service if maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per y«ar t " $2.50 for six months, $1.55 for three months; by mail onteide 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance Meditations bat shew kindness unto the sont of Brixfllal the GUeadite, and let them be of tho«e that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother—I KIn&s 2:7. * * * No civilization is complete wiich does not include the duinb and defenseless of God's creatum within the sphere erf charity and mercy.—Victoria, Queen of England, Worms are said to utter a low moaning sound. tt that what's scaring the fish away? *•- * •• * Folh* who arc too hot and too laty to to work jitovM mnMBb«r that we're i&etkinf up on cann- taf MMOB. * * * An Hlinoi» man jammed his auto into a phone pofe wh»n a skunk appeared to the back *eat. That doesn't sound like the end,of the story. .>-. : ;VrV- ; - .:;•"•* • # * ^ An Ohio drugstore clerk broke hie collarbone wft*n he feinted. A customer mutt have walked in •Mi . atkwd Mr .draft. .... •'.' • \ ^ -'•_' ••:•}::•: •>';•,:,."* "' ".*•'-.'•.+ . June ie the month when Cupid's aim is' supposed to be ware—but look at all the Mrs. Colleagues Pay Tribute To Senator McClellan Reaction to Sen. John, McClellan's part in the McCarthy-Army hearings has served to underscore his status as our senior senator. More than 40 of his Congressional colleagues wrote Sen. McClellan to congratulate him OB his part in the unhappy hearings. Sen. McClellan, they said in so many words, was a little island of sanity in a gea of confusion. They congratulated him for his efforts to keep a thread of sensible continuity woven through the patchwork fabric of the McCarthy-Army verbal battle. We concur with the \ 7 iews of the senator's colleagues, and feel that such performances are among the reasons Arkansas voters should think twice before accepting the epithets of contenders whose views of Washington have been strained through a television tube. Campaigns Now Aimed At Voters 7 Living Rooms We can't exactly, lay the blame for everything at the doorsteps of comic books and television, but it does seem the latter is playing a part in a peculiar change on the American scene. We have reference to candidates who don't campaign and crowds who don't gather. A very definite thing of the past is the political rally. Arkansas, with plenty of candidates this summer, is seeing the future of the political race being shaped. The idea is to reach the voter in his living room, through radio, television and newspapers. Baby kissing and barbecues are becoming as much a part of our history as the free lunch. The former must take a back seat to .refrigerated living rooms, which voters are loath to quit. Time was when any candidate for anything could draw a respectable crowd on the Court House lawn here. Gus McMillian, a colorful if controversial .character, spoke to but six (people) earlier in the campaign. The remainder of the candidates have just about given up the stump in favor of the studio (radio and television) and the news room as the Arkansas voter leisurely selects his candidate in the quite and coolness of his home. Too • often he forgets, however, that he must leave his homt on election day to cast hi* vot«. Aldous Huxley Long Ago Hod Film Problem bolved Hollywood has gone all out during ftw jr«M» to «Mftb*t ite young foe, television. It has grabbed up every new development and device it could lay hands on to maintain its status in the entertainment world. Three D, Cinemascope, stereophonic ^ sound and many other developments have been pressed into service to keep box office receipts pouring in as of old. Some studios have been concentrated their major efforts on producing better quality movies, though unhappily this seems to be only a matter of secondary importance to many of them. But, to us. the most intriguing thing that has come along yet is the recent announcement that some Swiss scientists have developed a new process destined to bring revolutionary changes to the movie industry—even more than 3-D was going to bring. It's called Scent-0-Vision. You can easily guess what it would mean. As the movie progresses this little gadget would waft odors throughout the theatre corresponding with the action taking place on the screen. It could be devastating, to say the least. We are reminded of one of the many interesting features envisioned for the future by Aldous Huxley in his clever little satire written in the early 1930's called "The Brave New World." One of the pastimes enjoyed by inhabitants of Huxley's brave new world was "feelies." "Feelies" were ordinary movies with this exception each seat contained two little handles which the viewer held onto while watching the film. Love, hate, fear, anger, .pain, hunger—the movie-goer not only saw the actors feeling these emotions but actually felt them himself. Now if Hollywood could get something like that... VIEWS OF OTHERS Strangely Inconsistent Attitude If the situation were not so serious, the federal government's attitude toward the South would provoke ironic laughter from those familiar with the government's attitude toward foreign nations. The judicial and executive branches of the administration have joined hands in an attempt to ram an unacceptable concept of racial integration down the throats of Southerners in complete disregard of the long-established folk-ways of this religion. Yet while that is the order of the day on the domestic front, the United States continues to admonish its representatives abroad NOT to impinge upon the customs and social mores of foreign nations. Here for example, are a few questiosn which our Foreign Operations Administration poses to its overseas officials—questions deigned to promote their effectiveness in dealing with peoples of diverse cultures: "What are the mores, taboos, perjudices and ethnic predispositions that the P.O.A. operator must consider"? "What part do such factors as race, caste and economic status play in determining national outlook and behavior"? "What are the sensitive historic incidents and relationships which must be understood and handled carefully by the F.O.A. operator"? "What deep-seated prejudices, taboos and ani- monisties prevail as a result of recent history"? "What forces have traditionally maintained political stability"? Now all those are good, if somewhat bureau- era tically-worded, questions. They reflect an awareness of the importance of dealing with foreign customs in a manner reflecting respect and consideration. They imply the desirability of gentle persuasion and enlightened evolution as modes of bringing about changes in a peopel's thinking. But the hard hand of the federal govenrment wears no such velvet glove of diplomacy when it strikes down the customs of the South. The traditions of this region seem to warrant no consideration. Almost a century ago, the federal fist smashed the South and forced upon it a Northern concept of federal-state relations. Today, the national administration seems bent on once more forcing its will upon the South—this time with a show of force from the judiciary rather than from the military. In the eyes of Uncle Sam, the South seems still to occupy colonial status—entitled to less consideration even than foreign countries.— Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY I €xpect Democrats to win the majority of House seats, and there are good prospecets tor winning control of the Senate.—Adlai Stevenson. * * * You could go on with this thing (Army-McCarthy hearings) for 30 y*axs and not get the whol« truth, the last little kernel and scintilla o! evidence.—Sen. Karl Mundt (R., S. D.). * * * It is up to the Democrats to do what can b« done. We must make this Administration succeed because it's the only Administration we have. It mu*t succeed became America must succeed.—Adlai »t«vtnson. * ¥ * When I was your age I worried, as no doubt you do, about whether the uniform fitted me. Now that I am retiring I find myself wondering more about how well i have fitted the uniform.—Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy bids farewell to midship- Sometimes Called the Sincerest Form of Flattery Peter i dson's Washington Column — A Muted Boom Best Kept Muted; Asian Editors Are Stumped, Too WASHINGTON— (NEA) —That muted Michigan boom to make j Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey the Republican candidate for president in 1956 — if President Eisenhower does not choose to run for reelection—has now come up with its full slate. This is it: For Vice President—Richard M. Nixon again. For Secretary of State—Sen. Josept R. McCarthy. For Secretary of Defense—Gen. Douglas Me Arthur. For Attorney General—Sen. Homer Ferguson. ! For Postmaster General—Arthur Summerfield, again. For other cabinet posts—Senators Difksen of Illinois, Shivers of T e x a J, Capehart of Indiana, Bricker of Ohio. Frank D. McKay of Grand Rapids, former Michigan GOP national committeeman, who started all this, calls it a "Liberal Republican ticket." Incidentally. Secretary Humphrey wants no part of any of this. Fourteen Southeast Asia newspaper editors are now spending a month in the United States as guests of the State Department. After two weeks of study at Columbia University, the editors came to Washington for a couple of days. They came from Ceylon, Indonesia, Malaya, Thailand and the Philippines. Several of the editors were asked if the group had worked out its own plan for keeping Southeast Asia from going Communist. "No," they said. "We've talked about it a lot, but we can't agree what to do, either." As a sign of the times, and maybe an indication that the United States is beginning to pass from the crowded automobile age to an uncertain air age, it is noted that employment in the auto industry: Plane making is now America's biggest industry. The figures, as given by Planes, publication of the Aircraft Industries Assn., are 823,000 workers on airplanes, 786,000 workers on autos. Next in line are steel industry, 595.000: communications equipment production, 503,000, and textiles, 490,000. As the Communist net tightens around the French and Viet Nam forces in the Tonkin delta of Indochina, there is considerable military speculation as to whether Hanoi and its port of Haiphong, in northern Viet Nam, are to be the scene of another Dien Bien Phu, or another Dunkirk, where the British evacuated Europe under Hitler's army pressure. There is a new possibility for trying to airlift the French out of Haiphong, if the going gets too tough. So far, the French haven't suggested or asked the U. S. that this be planned. Russian atomic bombs aren't the only enemy weapons against which an early warning defense system has been organized In the United States. There's also an insect warning service now operating in 18 states. It clears its information nationally through the U. S. Department of Agriculture's economic insect survey section under Kelvin Dorward in Washington. The service is intented primarily to warn farmers of things like armyworm or pea aphid infestations, which usually begin in the south and move north in summer. But it would be equally valuable in case an enemy tried biological warfare tricks by introducing plant pests that would destroy crops. In a national emergency, this would become a civil defense agency. House Republican Majority Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana has just been dragged through one of those embarrassing political experiences of having to justify today a stand which he formerly opposed. This year Representative Halleck has been fighting tooth and nail to get President Eisenhower's public housing program passed. In Democratic administrations, Halleck opposed public housing as a matter of GOP policy. But Re^p, Martin Dies (D., Tex.) Came to" Halleck's defense. "I understand the attitude of my friend from Indiana," said Dies. "I am not condemning him. He is a leader and as a leader he is doing the very best he can to carry the ball for the administration. ... I know, Charley, you are with us. I know that you do not believe in this, and I know that you know that you cannot get sound Republicans to reverse their positions." the Doctor Says— Written for fs'EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Numerous people have written me in much the same way as today's first Questioner, and I am sorry that the answer must be rather unsatisfactory. Q—What are the common causes of dark circles under the eyes? E. F. A—About two years ago a similar question was submitted to three medical men and their replies published ir the Journal of the American Medical Association. One said the condition is apparently discoloration of the lower eyelids and is dependent on a combination of thin skin, absence of fatty substance under the skin and enlarged veins. The second said it is the result j of underlying veins showing through a thin skin which becomes more noticeable in the presence of fatigue. The third thought that it is largely the result of excessive pigment deposits and that the reason these dark circles are more conspicuous in the presence of fatigue is that the contrast with paleness in the face becomes more marked. None of these physicians offered any treatment and all agreed that it has no significance so far as health was concerned. Q—-I have heard that adolescents only are troubled with pimples. I am a woman of 32 and have had them ever sine* I have been an adolescent. What should I do? Reader A—Acne or pimples are more common among adolescents than in later years, but they can persist well beyond the teens. In all probability an expert could give you advice and treatment which would greatly relieve or even cure the situation. Q—My doctor tells me I have ney. What are they and can they, become serious? Mrs. S. A—These are hard, rounded concretions commonly known as stones lying ihside a vein. Ordinarily, nothing needs to be done for them. They will not cause any- trouble. Q—I have been taking thyroid tablets for 18 months. Occasionally I miss a day or so and find I become tired or irritable. Must I depend on them forever to keep going? Reader A — This certainly sounds as though you have a low metabolism and need thyroid extract to remain normal. The need for continuing thyroid tablets can be checked by- means of the metabolism test and by symptoms. There is no harm in taking them as long as seems necessary. Whether or not you will have to take them forever is impossible to say, Q—Would you please say something about Marie-Strumpell disease? Reader A—This is a. form of arthritis of the spine which is of unknown cause. It comes most commonly in young men and is the cause of a good deal of suffering and stiffness. Its treatment is not yet completely satisfactory though many people are working on it. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Playing Leads To Winning Hands By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The bidding of today's hand was energetic, but not outrageous. When South overcalled with one spade, North knew that the combined hands would be good for a slam if his partner had some club KORTH 4KQ9872 V A764 WEST Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — NBA — Exclusively Yours: If London's Big Ben starts hitting off-key notes, Shelley Winters may be the reason. Outspoken Shelley, working there in "Million Dollar Baby/' is due for a surprise—Anna Maria Ferrero's presence on an adjoining sound stage for another British flicker, "The Black Widow." There should be a hot time in Oliviertown—An- na's the doll Shelley accused of stealing hubby Vittorio Gassman. Groucho Marx is snapping while girl friend Eden Hartford blushes at the "Didn't you really get married in Cannes?" question. They didn't. Kathryn Grayson's mother, who has been ailing with a heart condition for several years, is now under special medical care at a sanitarium. Insiders don't expect a hitching between Jane Powell and Pat Nerney this month, which is final decree time for Jane. She tells it that she's going to be too busy with "Hit the Deck" to hit the altar path. Mimic Will Jordan opines that "destiny shapes people's ends, but destiny was really inspired when it shaped Marilyn Monroe's." Red Buttons, who lost his TV sponsor, is hoping that a quick movie break will send his stock soaring. An agent is making the studio rounds in Hollywood on Red's behalf. Sally Rand, of fan-dancing fame, says she'd like to do a TV series giving household hints. Like fanning grandpa, for instance? Pals are expecting a marriage flash from Gloria Grahame and Cy Howard. Power of TV note: Gale Storm's cracking all box-office records in "Wish You Were Here" at the Dallas State Fair auditorium . . . Jim Backus debuted his richest-man-in- the-world-night-club act in San Diego, and hit mink golf balls out into the audience. Fred Astaire will make his TV debut in the new "General Electric Theater" play stanzas to be emceed by Ronald Reagan. William Powell nixed the use of his name as one of the platinum blonde's boy friends in "The Jean Harlow Story." . . . CBS is predicting another "Dragnet" musical hit for "Old Trail," theme tune for on this trick, and declarer got back by ruffing a heart in order to ruff another diamond in the dummy. By this time the jack of diamonds was set up, and declarer got back once more by ruffing a heart in order to cash the jack of diamonds. Dummy was able to discard a second club on this trick, and declarer was able to concede one club and claim the rest of the tricks. There is no doubt that South was lucky to make this slam contract. Part of the luck was that West made a wooden opening lead. When reasonably sensible opponents jump to a slam without exploratory bids, it is usually sound policy to make an unexpected lead. If the opponents are not crazy they expect to have some play for the slam contract against the expected opening lead. In this case the heart was the expected opening lead. West should have opened th ace of clubs in the hope of finding two quick tricks to defeat the contract. If West had , led the ace of clubs, East would (have played the encouraging nine- I spot to-ask for a club continuation. (Two fast club tricks would have j defeated South before he could get started. its western radio series, "Gun- smoke." Whether Billy Eckstine likes it or not, his almost ex, June, will hit the nitery circuit in August' as a songstress and will use June Eckstine as her professional tag. She makes her movie bow in "Carmen Jones." Fan magazine editors, stymied by Marilyn Monroe's million and one excuses for not watching the birdie, are giving the coveri planned for Marilyn to Doris Day and other glamor dolls who will pose. Projection - room flash: "Apache," next to the last flicker made by Jean Peters before her marriage, finds her giving her best screen performance to date and matching Burt Lancaster'* hit emoting. It's a successful try at something different in the^way of westerns. Now that he's no longer Mr. Leslie Caron, meat-packing heir Geordie Hormel and his jazz trio ar« playing in a local bistro. Rita Moreno, by the way, is the new doll in Hormel's life. The wife of a rugged, blond star, burning because he filed a divorce suit against her, is said to havt hired a private eye to shadow him. Certain movie notable* being quizzed by the Sam Spade art complaining. -. Hollywoodese for a pianist who can sit down at the keyboard and improvise anything: An ad Lib-er-ace. In case you're wondering how Hollywood licked the censorabl* yarn of the -girl who runs a sporting house in John Steinbeclc'i "East of Eden," it didn't. Only a few chapter! from th« book are being used in the Warner Bros, version now shooting. Kat*. the main character of the novel, is in for only a few scenes as an older woman. Humphrey Bogart flipped it after, warbling a Christmas carol for a scene in "We're No Angels:" TJtii* could be the end of my San Quantia fan mail." Plans for a film biography of Artie Shaw is good news in the unemployed actress department. If all of Artie's seven wives ar« pictured in the film, it will be the biggest boom in feminine employment since Charles LaughtOn ordered wedding rings by the dozen in "King Henry VHL" 75 Years Ago In fi/yt/ieW/fe— Miss Mary Outlaw of Rector will spend the weeeknd here with Mr. and Mrs. L. D .Chamblin and family and other friends. Freeman Robinson and Jack Finley Robinson have gone to Knoxville, Tenn., where on Saturday the wedding of Miss Virginia Simpson to Freeman Robinson will be solemnized. Allen Rice had a swimming party followed by a watermelon supper for 15 of his friends last night on the occasion of his fifteenth birthday. ALL THAT IS REQUIRED k> handle the two-year-old, says an expert, is plenty of love. A woman who has one says a couple of high shelves for keeping things on will also help. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader- Call. BY THE TIME you have money to burn the fire is out. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. He and She Answer to Previous Puzzle *QJ4 •AST (D) East Pass 4 AJ1065 ¥5 4AJ73 4108? Both sides vul. South West North 14 Pass «4(!) Pass Pas* Opening lead — V 10 '•WHY," asks a correspondent, 'do men lift water in both hands to rinse their faces when washing? I never saw a woman do it." Well. it's news to me that women don't use both hands. I'll answer your question if you'll answer mine. Men use both hands because it's the efficient way to get enough water to the face. Now, why don't women use both hands? — Lexington Her- use both hands? — L ;xington Lead- strength and a singleton in heart or even some diamond strength with favorable distribution and a favorable opening lead. When the hand was actually played, declarer got the favorable opening lead. West made the routine opening lead of the ten of hearts. Declarer won with dummy's ace of hearts, got to his hand with a trump and cashed the ace of diamonds to discard a club from the dummy. Declarer was delighted to see the ten of diamonds dropped from the East Hand, nnd he hopefully led a low diamond, ruffing in dummy. Tht queea of diamond* ACROSS 1 Mom and 4 and Eve 8 Boy and 12 Go astray 13 She (slang) 14 He's a rake 15 Malt beverage 16 Floods 18 Lives 20 Collect 21 Anger 22 Auricles 24 Created 26 Revise 5 Scandinavian 6 Mistreated 7 and woijien 8 Metric weights 9 Particle 11 Minus 17 Rushed 19 and 29 Direction Vernon Castle 31 Dress 23 Ventilated 24 Snarls 25 Region 27 Kind of crow 26 German, city 30 Amphitheaters 2 ,; 32 Purify 34 Beliefs 35 Decrees 36 Posed 37 Care for 39 Let it stand 40 Assess 41 School organization (ab.) 42 Fall flower 45 Cooked 49 Declaration 51 Native metal 52 Comfort 53 Rodents 54 Chest bone 55 Clumsy vessels 56 Paradis* 57 Placed DOWN 1 fruit X Heraldic band 3 His "she" is Mamie 4 Put up with 28 Poker stake 33 Clenched hands 38 Sea nymph 40 Festivals 41 Communion plate 42 On the wit*r 43 Asterisk 44 Chore 46 Formerly 47 Great Lake 48 Obligation 50 Madam* (ab.)

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