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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 5, 1954
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PAOBRX SLYTHBV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY, B. 1954 m BLTIBEVILLB COUBIEB m OOUMHI nwt oo. • W. HAIMI*. PttMMMt •AWT A. BAIMB, AMUtanl FuMUhlf A. A. FMDRiaOON. Miter MOL O. HUMAN, AdwrtWDf dora, w< ihould understand fully what it will take to save it. If it cannot be, we oujrht to know that, too, without further ado. One Guess ~.~ M* Hattooal MnrtWDt Walko* Wttawr OB, Mw Tort. Ctaato, Dttiott, •Mend ai Hooad clus matMr at th* pott- •Me* M K)rth«flU*, ArkaniM. uixMr art el Don- jma. Octobtr t. HIT. Member of Tht Anodated ft*» •OBSCIUPTION RATH: ^ IT mrrttr In thi dtjr at Bijaiertlle or any Mburban leva when carriar atrrlot li main- tattMd. Mt per wwk. 07 mall, within a radius of 58 miles, I5.M per year, 11.90 for sir month*. I1.J5 tor three months: by mall outside SO mile lone, 112.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations Barbs France Should Face Up To Realities in Indo-China Few things are harder than trying to appraise military development in Indo- China. The Communist Viet Minh rebels now have swept across the Indo-Chinese state of Laos'to the Thailand border. Earlier this year they had passed fairly close to that boundary, so this further thrust hardly comes as a startling surprise. Yet the new advance cannot be viewed with comfort. The Reds are trying also to push southward toward the big city of Saigon. Some French officers think that ultimately the rebels may turn the main weight of their drive around Hanoi, the northern capital. How the French deal with these pressures against the larger centers will be the real measurers of the course of this war. Secretary of State Dulles is evidently confident that the French position }s not seriously endangerer, but in truth it must be acknowledged that the tes hag not yet come. The whole Indo-Chinese situation has been continuously bewildering for a long time. Regularly, the French promi- §e derisive action to wind up the war. but the crucial maneuvers always seem just around the corner. From the start French task has been complicated by the unresolved issue of colonialism. Had Frencli leaders sensed political realities in the beginning, they might have moved to assure the Indo- Chinese states genuine independence. Then any Communist rebellion would have stood out clearly as a bold gesture of tyrannical conquest. As it is, the French never have been able to shake the stigma that this is a colonial war fought for the benefit of the French empire. With halting, grudging steps, they have sought belatedly to satisfy Indo-Chinese yearnings for independence. And they have been only partly successful in enlisting the active aid of natives in their military efort. The Communist Viet Minh, on the other hand, have managed to pose with more than a little effect as the chomp- ions of native independence against the interloping Westerner. Their creation of phony puppet states should not be allowed to obscure the fact that the rebel forces have genuine popular support in many places. Probably it is too late for the French now to get full value out of proper measures for Indo-Chinese independence, and to fight a cleanly defined war against would-be Red conqueror. Nevertheless, the French still ought to take these moves. And when they have done «o, they ought also, in the light of the fresh realities, to provide their Western allies with * truly honest estimate of the war in Indo-China. Obviously the French have been less than frank up to now. It Indo-China can be saved for free- Pipe Dream W* hare tnuucreued and have rebelled: ihou haft not pardoned.—lamentation* 3:42. * * * Our sins, like to our shadows when our day Is ta it« (lory, »carce appeared; toward our evening how great and'monstrous they are!—Suckling. Many » man wilts his stiff collar laughing at women's styles. * » » A new Jeney man was locked In a refrigerator Mr for two dar>. Some people have all the luck in hot weather. * * * One of the hardest things about staying In •ociety must be continually looking bored. * • » * A woman writer nyi unimportant thlnp make firli leave home. Can ah* be referring to men? * * * Borne folks never seem to be In a hurry unlea theyr't driving an auto. •> In Dijon, France, a hotel has launched a new project that might be called "liquid room service." Into its individual guest rooms, the hotel has begun piping red and white wine. The white wine is delivered cool, as the connoisseur demands, and the red at the prescribed "room temperature." This enterprising hotel management may have started something big here. If American innkeepers like the idea, the average U. S. hotel room may come in time to be a kind of small scale automat, complete with a full line of beverages. We foresee one problem: ice cube*. Possibly they can be transported by pneumatic tubes, with the cubes plopping into bowls strategically placed at the receiving end. If the wine or the hard stuff should arrive too warm or too cool, your remedy will be obvious: just rap on the pipes. Views of Others Public Welfare If the Supreme Court rules that segregation Is Illegal, must end In the South as in the North, a situation will be created that raises many questions. Suppose that the states refuse to act? Suppose they say in effect, if not In wards, u Andrew Jackson did, The Court has made Its decision; now let It enforce it. What happensthen? It may be that the Supreme Court decision must be made on a cold analysis and Interpretation of the law, let the chips fall where they may. That is one view of the court's' duty. On the other hand, there is a school of thought that takes the view that the members of the court cannot Ignore t!- their decision, and public welfare must be considered. It might be said that Is strict Interpretation of what the authors of the Constitution meant because they had never any Intention of laying down rules whose carrying out would not be In the public Interest. It seems fair to say that in the recent case of the baseball contracts, the court took such a view of things. The fact Is that the corporations owning the baseball clubs make contracts with the players whih are completely one sided and such contracts would instantly be thrown out if entered into between any buslnesa corporation and Its employes. But another fact Is that the operation of th» clube, which Is actually In the public Interest because baseball fills such a place in the social life of the people, would not be possible If such contracts were not permitted. The court ruled that the operation of a baseball club for profit Is a sport, not a business in the legal sense, and consequently was not subject to the same rules that applied elsewhere in the buslnesi world. Most people agree that this was a very Solomon-like decision, under which everybody is better off. We don't know whether the justices asked themselves what would beTSe" effect of a decision declaring the contracts Illegal, 'or *iot. We don't know whether they are supposed to. But if it la permissible, we hope they ask themselves that question about the segregation Issue. — Klngsport (Term.) Tunes. They're Off By accepting a Tennessean's suggestion that it quit buying brooms and mops with holes In the handles, the Army estimates it will save »15,233 a year. "It was simple" says the author of the Idea, Mr. J. W. Hill Jr., of Jackson. "All the time I was In the Army, I never saw a broom hanging from a nail. They were always placed in racks to dry." Now if someone will Just take it from there and suggest that the Army also quit buying the nails that the mops and brooms were never hung on, the economy movement will really be rolling. And then there are the hammers used to drive the nails. And the tool boxes to keep the hammers in, and ... —Nashville Tennesscan. SO THEY SAY With each month that passes we discover new and profitable military uses.for atomic energy— both for offense and defense.—Rep. W. Sterling Cole. * * » In the United States, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps are all capable of putting the (atomic) weapon to military use.— President Elsenhower. * * * We have got to have four-year men. If we are forced to the two-year draft trm, it would be the end of the Air Force.—Lt, Gen, Emmett o'Donnell. * * • I may keep on riding forever. I would rather ride than do anything else. Why should I retire? —Jockey Johnny Longden, 43. * * * Our Growing national air power posesaei greater mobility and striking force than ever before. —President Eisenhower. * * • We don't need as much ground strength there (In Korea) now as when there was fighting.—President Eisenhower. * * * They (ermlni bathing suit, glove* and boot*) f«! « little like Santa Glaus, or at least like a •now bunny.—Actreai T«rry Moon. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: There's vacatlon-from-marriage angle to Corinne Calvet's trip to Paris while John Bromfleld remains In Hollywood. No serious rift however. up her abstinence to the death of Steve Hannagan, the Mr. Big In her life. The Gabors — Zsa Zsa, Eva, Magda and mamma Jolie—have instructed their attorney to take legal action against any blocks, plays, skits or what-have-you in which they are satirized or glorified under other names. That goes for a big musical reported to based on the doings of the Gabors. Peter Edson's Washington Column— Food Preservation by A-Radiation May Establish a New Industry Peler Eaton By PETE REDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—(NBA) — Foul years ago, scientists at Brook haven National Laboratory, New York, exposed some ordinar; seed potatoes to atomic radiation The experimen was part of broad research project in biology — the science of life in plants and animals. These Irradiated spuds were planted along with some untreated ones to control the experiment and show the effects of the treatment, If any. It was an exceeojngly wet spring that year, however, and none of the potatoes came up. The scientists crossed off their experiment, charging it to hard luck, and decided they would have to try it again the next year. When they went to plow up'the potato patch for another experiment, however, they discovered a curious thing. The untreated potatoes had sprouted, but they had rotted almost completely away. The Irradiated potatoes, on the other hand, had not sprouted—but they were as good as new with no signs of rot. Out of this, unexpected occurrence may grow a new Infant Industry of food preservation by atomic energy. It Is one of the developments offering great possibilities for wide application under President Eisenhower's new program for an international agency to promote peacetime uses for the same destructive force that goes into atomic weapons. Much work still has to be done to determine the right dosage for each food product. Pdtatoes Irradiated by cobalt-60 have been preserved from December to the following August. This is a perfect carry-over from one crop to the next. It would save millions of dollars' worth of potatoes and other food crops lost through spoilage every year. Proper irradia. tion, incidentally, has no effects on food values nor on human beings who eat the treated foods. Practical processes have not yet been developed so that whole carloads of grain, for instance, can be irradiated to kill off the weevils. But Swift and other packing houses are interested in the possibilities. If they can irradiate packaged meats, for instance, to double fresh storage time, consumers all over the world will benefit. No startling mutations, or changes in plant varieties have jeen discovered yet by the eastern agricultural colleges cooperat- ng on these experiments. But. what science has here is a brand- new research tool for improving crops of economic Importance. For Instance, atomic science has ihown great possibilities in de- 'eloping a new strain of oats that s highly resistant to rust. When a good rust-free strain Is many produced, it will be crossed iver with other seed and used to iroduce a hybrid for commercial lanting. The' Important point in his process is that by developing new, resistant strains, the seed do lot have to be Irradiated every -ear. A natural immunity appears o have been built up. Corn lends itse)f most readily to xperiments on changes in plant eredity through radiation muta- lons, for on grains of a single ear are 380 "children" from two "parents." But tomatoes, cotton, peas, beans and some fruit and berry crops have been used in other experiments. Some of the most Interesting work has been done on fertilizers by the tl. S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with 26 state colleges. Up to the time radioactive isotopes became flvail- vable, the Identity of fertilizer was lost as soon as it was spread on the ground. It was impossible to tell what part of the plants used the varloua elements in the fertilizer. . Through the use in fertilizer of the radioactive isotope of phosphorus known as F-32, it is possible. ;o trace the chemicals to the roots, stem, leaves, fruit or seed. From this has come a new farm technology on the best time, depth and quantity of fertilizer application to get maximum utilization by the plant. North Carolina tests indicate this new technology means a million dollars a year more on the state's obacco crop alone. Another new advantageous farm jractice that has been proved by itomlc science is the spraying of 'ertilizer solutions on leaves. When fertilizer Is applied to the soil, It takes several weeks for he plants to show benefits. Ni- rogen, phosphorus and iron eolu- ions, sprayed on trees, are ab- orbed by the leaves In a matter of hours—even minutes. Michigan State College now recommends spraying lor the state's big fruit and berry crops. Incidentally, the value of irradiated fertilizer has now been debunked. It retards plants more than it helps them grow. Mamie Van Doren, the Monroe carbon at U-I, Is out and Colleen Miller In in aa Shelley Winters' sidekick In "Playflrl." The whisper Is that Shelly lowered the boom on Mamie. Only Gene Evans' closest friends know that doctors expected the worst when he underwent major surgery. Even Gene thought his days were numbered. The rugged actor, down from 220 pounds to 186, is the picture of health now in his first villain role in Mickey Spillane's "The Long Wait." History Repeats U-I was about to drop pudgy comic Buddy Hackett until they needed him to replace the ailing Lou Costello in "Fireman Save My Child." Now Hackett will be built to big-time stardom on the lot as funny man to Hugh O'Brian'i straight man. Odd how film history repeats it self. The same studio was abou to drop Abbott and Costello In 1940 "Buck Privates" made a fortuni at the box office, and the boys were kept on at big pay Increases Coming to a-boil In Hal Roach Jr.'s TV oven is a new dramatii series for Reed Hadley, star o: "Racket Squad." Handsome Reed is still under contract despite his boss' sale of the "Racket Squad" series to ABC. Church dignitaries have clamped down on interviews with Gareth Hughes, the former movie idol ol the silent era. who is now Brother David to the Piute Indiana at Nixon, Nev., outside of Reno. Ann Robinson, the doll in "War of the Worlds," relays the silly ' about the workers of the atomic bomb plant who put on an amateur production of "Kiss Me Kate." The hit song was: "I'll Always Be True to You in My Fission." Ror Russell and hubby Fred Brisson are cooking up "The Prir vate Wore Skirts" as a follow-up to "Never Wave at a WAC." If Tallulah could do it, so can Ann Sheridan. Ann now orders no thing stronger than milk:. Pals link the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D In the presence of extremely cold weather the blood vessels nenr the surface of the body contract. This is nature's defense against too much coolness since it helps to prevent large quantities of blood coming in contact with the cold, and chilling the entire blood stream. There are difficulties, however, connected with this process since if the cold contact with the skin is continued, It may lead to frostbite which has always been a terrible problem for Arctic explorers, mountain climbers, end for military forces. In ordinary civilian life It is less often a problem, though in northern sections every winter brings its toil of frostbite victims. The tip of the nose, the ears, the fingers, and the toes are particularly susceptible to frostbite. Frostbite may come on slowly or suddenly, the latter especially if the wind Is high. Often a stinging feeling Is present nt first In the exposed part, followed by a pleasant numbness often without any pain. When the frostbitten area begins to thaw, swelling develops and the skin becomes pink. In severe cases, red or purple blisters filled with serum or blood may appear. After the frozen part has thawed It may remain cold nnd lack feeling, later becoming swollen and purple. Death of the tissues may set in and the Involved part separate from the rest of the body. Rubbing Is Dangerous If frostbite docs develop, thawing should be gradual In cool air or cold water. The practice of try- Ing to rub mow over the frostbitten part is considered dangerous. Nothing wurmer than the heat of tb* body should ever b* Uicd. and a person who has been recently frostbitten should not go near fire or into a fully heated room until the circulation has been thor oughly restored. After thawing, the skin is nol yet strong and there Is special danger of causing infection from rubbing. Recently, excellent results in treating acute frostbite with substances delaying blood coagulation have been reported. This,, however, Is a professional rather than a self-treatment measure. Pome In Which Is Pin-Pointed An Important Ingredient Of Success In A Noble Occupation: It takes endurance To sell insurance,—Atlanta Journ- * . - • "Were you.aware," asked the Soviet scientist of" a companion, "that Adam and Eve were actually Russians?" "Why, no, I wasn't," said the other, interested. "Can you prove It?" LITTLC LIZ— ifiw TV/ *r A man who refuses to fight l» called a pacifist—or a bachelor. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Safety Play Saves Many Headaches By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service One of the lesser-known safety plays is illustrated in today's hand. After winning the first trick with the king of diamonds, South should begin the trump suit with U\e safety play of leading out the ace. No matter how favorably the five missing trumps are divided, ;he same purpose as an ordinary 'inesse, so South loses nothing by having first played the ace. The advantage of leading the ace first comes when West has to follow suit with a high card. In today's hand, South is lucky enough to capture the king of spades. This enables him to limit the trump loss to one trick, where' as he would surely lose two trump tricks if he finessed the queen of spades and lost it to the blank king. Life is not just a bed of roses for South after he has captured the blank king of spades. He must time the play very carefully to make his contract. Declarer continues by leading a heart to dummy's king and returning a trump through East. If East plays low, South can win a finesse with the nine, after which everything Is easy. If East plays the ten of spades, however, he makes things more difficult for South. Declarer must allow East to hold the trick with the ten of spades. East naturally returns a club, and South takes the ace. South cashes two top hearts in order to discard a club from dummy, ruffs the queen of clubs In dummy, and then returns a trump through East. Now South can finesse and draw all of the trumps, after which the rest of his hand is good. South loses the slam contract If he makes the mistake of •winning the, second trump with the queen when East puts up the ten. He will eventually get to dummy by ruffing a club and lead dummy's last trump through East. Thereupon East wins with the jack of spades and leads another club to make South ruff; and this sets up a second trump trick for East. The TV grapevine Is atwist with the report that the sponsors of Ray Bolger's "Where's Raymond?" .and Ray Mllland's "Meet Mr. McNutley" won't pick up the checks for the expensive shows after the initial batch runs their course. Where this leaves Bolger, who owns his show and has gone as much as $2,000 per stanza over the budget, we wouldn't know. From Italy Yet LEGAL wizards at Fox are pondering what action, if any, to take about the billboards of the Errol •"lynn-Gina Lollabrigida costarrer, "Crossed Swords," which is being released by United Artists. Right there in black and white, in parentheses, right under Gina's name, it says: "The Italian Marilyn Monroe." « Overheard at the press preview of "Hondo," a western in which. John Wayne takes one beating after another: "Who wrote the script for this, Eaperania?" Talk of the Sunset Strip Is .the rift that's developed between Sanford Adler, owner of the Cal- Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe, and his pretty daughter, Tara Bummers, who started a career as a singer last summer. Adler doesn't want her to be in show business, and now father and daughter no longer talk to each other. A real heartache story. Sight of the week: Francis X. Bushman, the Clark Gable of the silent screen (he still plays featured roles In movies) thumbing a ride on Sunset Blvd., In Pacific Palisades. Orson Welle, who's 38, plays the father of Margaret Lockwood "Trouble in the Glen." But Margaret's older than 38 herself. The Guest appeared at the masquerade wearing pajamas, tousled ' hair and a tired look. "This is your' costume?" squeaked the irate hostess. "Certainly," yawned the guest. 'Like your invitation said, I've come as what I most want to be. home in bed!" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. ^Ml A * Everett True made the mistake of telling his wife in the beauty shop that she was handsome in a facial mu3 pack until! it was taken off, and she bashed him with his own umbrella. Vocalist Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH s A6532 »K3 4 108653 + 7S WEST EAST *K 4J1087 V9I8 ¥754 4>QJ94 472 + K10842 4.1863 SOUTH (D) AAQ94 . VAQJ102 4>AK + AQ Neither side vul. Sooth We«t North Eut 2» Pass 2N.T. Pass 3 A Pass 4 A Pass e* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* Q 5 Malt drink 6 Sea nymph 7 Type of poem 8 Island (Fr.) 9 Seine 10 Fence opening 11 Summers (Fr.) 12 Interpret 19 Red Cross (ab.) sleep 25 Wild hog 28 French pronoun South Is bound to lose one trump trick. For example, suppose South ,ries the "normal" finesse of the queen of spades and is lucky enough to find the doubleton king- ack In East's hand. West will hen have 10-xx-, and will make trump trick with his ten. If only small cards fall on the ace of spades, South will get to dummy and lead a small trump oward* Ui« queen. This will tervt ACROSS 1 Vocalist, Lucille 7 She is a radio 13 Interstice 14 Oleic acid ester II Pungent condiment 16 Gained 17 Worm 18 Sea eagle M0 ^ ulmo , 20 Compass pomt24 Breathed 21 Bread cutteri heavily in 25 Defeated 28 Occupant 32 City in New York state 33 Mone painiul 34 Vigilant 35 Get up 36 Ransom 38 Oxidizing enzyme in olives 39 Jeered 41 Winglike part 44 New Guinea port 45 Mountains (ab.) 48 Let 51 Esteem 54 Complete 55 More expensive 58 Paused 57 Legislative body DOWN 1 Back of the .ieck 2 Mineral rocks 3 Ribbed fabrics «r-I..,„;,,„ ,„»! £ J 27 Plant 42 Smooth 21 Looks fixedly 2.9 Operatic solo 43 Crafts . 22 Meatless 30 Promontory 1 23 Second selling31 Large plant 37 Thawed 38 Mountain nymphs 40 Babylonian deity 41 Mimicker 45 Variable slar 46 Allowance for waste 47 Withered 49 With (slang) 50 Anger 52 Scottish river 53 Male sr •

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