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KGHT BLTTHETTLLB (ARKJ OUUR1EI KIWI THURSDAY, JANUARY T, 1984 BLYTHEVOAB COU1IER NEWS •* m oooum Klin oft •. W. MAIKBB, PttMUbtr A. A. fMDHieuoN. nutor HOT, ft «U1OM. AllTtrtUlnt Mtnifft ••to national Adwrttdm ItopreienUUTN: WtJltM WJtow Oo. Ntw York. OUCifO. UenkM ot Th« AatocUted Pros* Meditations Barbs Why do they make some courthouses look so much Ilk* churches? A junior In an Indiana town wu caught ileeplng. * * » That frett rilenee every where in the Udi Mnf (lad they're back In MhooL * * * Most any husband would thoroughly appreciate m wirelas« hook-up for dressei. * * * 111* nun who knowa the most la tnmt likely to ki U» other fellow do the talking. » » * A little flirting now and then Is just what leads to marriage for tfaa best of men. Ike Should Offer Military Cuts in Realistic Terms The full, rounded picture of President Eisenhower's prospective defense •pending program has not yet been presented. But some of its silent features have been unofficially reported, and they form a basis for some preliminary jud- gements. Evidently the President intends to •lash the defense budget for fiscal 1955 • —starting next July—by perhaps $4 billion. In addition there will be cuts in related foreign aid programs. Further reductions are planned for the two following yean. These cuts will have to be accomplished despite increased outlays for the Air Force and our domestic atomic defense. That means that the heavy burden of reduction will fall upon the Army and Navy. Some savings undoubtedly will be possible through elimination of unnecessary jobs and other managerial efficien- ncies. But the military experts realize «uch economies will not be sufficient to achieve the administration's objective. Consequently, plans reportedly will call for an 18 per cent reduction this coming year in the Army's uniform manpower. And the projected slash in naval funds may force the Navy to decommission about 10 per cent of the active 1 fleet. The Army is said to feel that it cannot absorbs this cut without taking two of its 20 divisions out of service. Impartial military observers argue, with apparent good reason, that cuts deep enough to compel shelving this much of the active armed force cannot be defended on the ground of "more defense for less money," or even equal to be planning less defense. That does not mean, however, that the proposed cuts cannot be defended at all. Out of the discussions among the joint Chiefs of Staff, key administration defense and fiscal officials and the President himself has emerged the evident conviction that the country can do with less defense in the years immediately ahead. This conviction reflects a forging notion that Russia does not want a general war and in the fullest sense is not prepared for one. It reflects also the belief that a United States saddled too long with crushing defense and foreign aid burdens will be no great help to the free world in a crisis. Since we of course cannot really know the minds of the men in the Kremlin, this new policy is a candidate risk taken in »n always perlous time. But sober Americans charged with safeguarding their country, and they include a President with a lifetime of important military service, believe the risk can be taken. When the time comes next month for the President to make his case for • smaller defense program, he «hould present it in these hard, realistic terms. Any attempt by him or his cabinet of. ficerg to offer it with the sugar-coating of more defense for less would be a disservice to the American peaople. atotortd u wend elaja matter at tbt pott- at Blythfrlllt, ArkiUM, (incur act ot Oon- October f. HIT. •UWCROTJON RATH: Bt> turfer ID U» city of BiytneTffl* or any Mburban town where carrier MrrMt I* main- tato»d, 16* P*r mtk. By mall, within a radius ot 9* miles, KM per }Mr, H.M for ib months. 11.25 lor three months: by mall outtld* SO mil* aone. 11350 per year ptjwbla la adrance. And I have filled him with the spirit of God, In •Mam, and In iindentaniilnt, and In knowledge, Md te aU manner •( workmanship.—Exodus 31:3. « » * Thi sublimity of wisdom Is to do those things Bvlnf which are to be desired when dying.—Jere- mjr Taylor. It's Better This Way Accounts from Korea suggest that the morale of American troops manning the truce line is unusually high. Soldiers are said to understand well the necessity of their doing duty in that barren outpost of free civilization. Some may think this attitude contrast rather sharply with that shown by Americans in Korean lines during the three years of active combat. Then they asked: "Why are we here?" But before we at home jump to any fancy conclusions about the vase improvement in the average G. I.'s grasp of his purpose in Korea, we ought to appreciate one big thing: it's a lot easier to be rea- . sonable when you're not being shot at. The very senselessness of combat slaughter leads many men to call in question their military goals. Add to that the dail personal peril and you have enough, perhaps, to explain why the G. I. in war is more of a morale problem than his buddy in a truce. Views of Others Sec. Dulles'Way Secretary Dulles goes right on talking In plain terms, and ocasslonally in blunt and brash ones, to our sometimes reluctant and foot-dragging Allies. And he goes right on winning his point and getting action. The secretary Is demonstrating that what the International situation call* Jor is less of the double talk of diplomacy and more of the blunt, stralghl-from-the-shoulder speaking. He pointedly warned Paris of a possible reshaping of American policy If there weren't more action for a European defense force. The French were highly indignant for a day or two. Then Iflc- *rated feelings became self-mollified. And action Inside the NATO council for an enlarged Air Force was quickly forthcoming. Early In the year Secretary Dulles warned the French to quit stalling about EDO and the arms treaty. A little later he warned Western Europe of possible serious consequences of the delay in unifying the free countries. Then fllso he was taken to tesk, by American as well as European commentators, for "blundering" In American foreighn affairs. But his blunt speaking got action which had not been forthcoming under the genteel exchanges of diplomacy. Those worries that Secretary Dulles may gum up the works and break up the Western alliance can rest easy. He is using the one method that gets results.—New Orleans States. Honest Abe Washington More than 30 per cent of American college freshmen queried in a recent survey didn't know that Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States during the War Between the States, and some of them actually thought George Washington was In the White House during that period. I Such Is the statement of President George 8. Benson, president of the same College as Searcy, Ark. Dr. Benson goes on to declare that the same servey also showed that 30 percent didn"t know that Woodrow Wilson was president during World War I. A survey by the New York times a few years back showed that only about one third of our colleges and universities require student* to study my American history. Certainly the abysmal ignorance of many student* in both high school and college is abso- Remarkable Case A young woman drove her car into » canal down in South Florida. Police were somewhat bewildered when she explained that she happened to go Into the canal when she swerved to avoid an oncoming car on a sharp highway curve. TlW was because there was no curve on that highway for 25 miles. Officers took the young woman in and gave her a drunkmeter test. She registered an alcoholic content sufficient to cause death.. That, she said, was because slie had taken a few nips after the accident to settle her nerves. The oddest thing about the story is that the jury believed her.—Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY The safety of the Asian Area remains far from secure although American military aid is helping governments there retain their stability in the face of century-old economic and social Ills.—Defense Secretary Wilson. » * » I figure a fellow doesn't get hurt if he keeps his shirt clean.—Bob Bumbry, basketball star, rejects $1000 fix offer. * * * It (Indo-Chlna) is Just as much a test of our ability to stand together as Korea was. It's up to the (UN) Security Council to get on the Job.—Rep Waller Judd (H., Minn.). * • * It Is the non-Communist trade unionist who has cleaned (the union) house. Employers have given virtually no aid.—Phillip Taft, Brown University This Could Prove to Be Awfully Expensive! jfo£* Peter Edson't Washington Column— Changes in US Anti-Trust Law Getting Careful Consideration WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Tw< Important changes in U. S. anti trust law are among the recom mendations which Department ot Justice 1 s , ex pected to make to the coming session of Congress. The first of t h ese recom- m e n d ations will concern procedure in antitrust cases. The purpose will be Peter Edwin to give the government some means to ' make more adequate discovery of facts prior to filing suit. At the present time the government uses FBI Investigations where the defendants cooperate. Grand jury investigations may also be used. They are considered suitable In criminal cases, but not in civil actions. Pre-trial proceedings have been frequently suggested to remedy these shortcomings. While limiting such proceedings to relevant matter, the purpose of the recommended changes will be to give the government subpoena power, the right to punish for contempt and the power to charge perjury for giving false information. Another .antitrust procedural matter likely to be brought before Congress concerns giving the Department of Justice authority to make advance rulings. These rulings would be similar to the present railroad releases, which give applicants exemption from third- party treble damage suite and criminal actions. The second major antitrust law revision to be presented to Congress will concern foreign commerce cases, in which American firms doing business abroad and foreign firms doing business in the United States are involved. Questions on this extraterritor lallty phase of antitrust law have arisen in cases like the oil cartel suit against five U. S. and two foreign petroleum .producers and the British Imperial Chemlcals-Du- Pont suit. In the former case, it has been stated that if American courts have Jurisdiction over every foreign action that affects the United States, then every other nation may have jurisdiction over actions by American companies affecting them. In the Imperial Chemical-DuPont case, a third party, British Nylon Spinner, Ltd., was affected. The English courts therefore enjoined performance of the U. 8. court order. All this creates International complications affecting U. 8. for- ilgn trade relations. Clarification will be one of the most serious matters to come before the new Congress. Recommendations for both these major changes in U. B. anti-trust aw are expected to come from Attorney General Herbert Brownell's National Committee to Study he Antitrust Laws. This group of iO lawye*s and economists has >een working quietly • under the oint chairmanship of Assistant At- torney General Stanley N. Barnes, in charge of the Antitrust division of Department of Justice, and Prof. S. Chesterfield Oppenheim of University of Michigan Law School. No full meetings of the M-member committee have been held, as Judge Barnes has said that he didn't want to start a debating society. The six subcommittees have been meeting in various places outside Washington. The subjects assigned to the task forces, and their membership, have not been announced. It will take most of 1854 for the committee to complete revaluating U. 8. antitrust law and writing a new antitrust policy. The two questions of procedure and foreign commerce cases are considered so Important that work on them Is being pushed ahead for early consideration by Congress. Among other matters which Attorney General Brownell Is expected to present to Congress, the federal wire-tap and federal witnesses' Immunity laws have highest priority. Mr. Brownell mentioned soth of these matters in connection with his Harry Dexter White spy charges. What is wanted in the immunity aw is authority for the Attorney General to grant witnesses before rrand juries Immunity from fur- her prosecution if they will give evidence for the government. The Department of Justice Is at present opposed to granting congressional committees the power to grant Immunity to its witnesses. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD LAS VEGAS—(NEA) — Clara Bow, the flame-topped, big-orbed jaw-age darling who made movi history as the "It" girl, has won her overweight and health battle looks wonderful and could stll have a career except for a contln ulng fight against Insomnia. There are whole weeks when the former star is unable to sleep, «c cording to her husband, one-timi western star Rex Bell, who oper ates an exclusive western-tog- store on Las Vegas* main stem 'I've taken Clara to the fore most psychiatrists to find out wh: she can't sleep," Rex confided "Three years ago, she apent a whole year at the Institute of Llv In Connecticut. But they could not help her." A patient at a Los Angeles sanl :arium, Clara, says Rex, turnet down a TV offer to dramatize her ife story. "They asked me if they could do It. I told them they'd have to see her about It. She told them nothing dolnj. If ever she aays okay, It will be for a movie based on her life." The two sons of Clara and Rex are, now 18 and 15. The eldest Tony, is a student at Notre Dame and George goes to a California military school. Add Another One Add the name of Philip de Lacey, the moppet star who vanished rom the screen in 1930, at the ender age of 12, to the list of child actors who made good. At 35, the one-time wonder lad who scored in "Beau Geste," "Fe er Pan" and other films, is dlrect- ngr Cinerama's second feature, •Thrills of the World." now shoot- ng in Las Vegas. Phil combed Juvenile stardom lut of his hair when he grew up. jecame associated with Louis de lochemont as an associate pro- ucer, and currently is on leave f absence from a Hollywood TV tation, where he is a top director. On the new de Rochemont Cin- rama picture: "It's a big advance, » bin >tep orward. I don't think we can go at and make conventional theatrt- al features yet. Cinerama needi xperlmentatton first." Dorothy Shay says any girl can old her man if she doesn't conv lain about what "he does or ask im to explain where he's been. The new Rosalind Russell move, "The Gold Rush," will be film- d here when the star bows out t the lead in Broadway's "won- erful Town." ... Rumors of a it between Pear! Bailey and Lou ellson, prompted by Pearl's book- ng as a single at a night club, re off base. Reason for the pro- esslonal split is Lou's newly or- anized Jazs quintet. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA S«rrtc» By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Angina pectoris means literally pain in the chest. It Is usually caused by a diseased condition of the arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. The pain develops when not enough blood is passing through them to supply the needs of the heart muscle. The hardened coronaries do allow some blood to pass through. Consequently the pain usually does not develop when the victim is resting or exercising only slightly; It comes on when the heart muscle Is working harder nnd needs greater quantities of blood. A person who has anslna pectoris has to learn how much exercise he or she cnn lake without producing symptoms. In addition to the pnin, these often include a feeling of anxiety, sweating, shortness of breath and sometimes other signs. It was formerly thought that a person with angina pectoris could not live very long and could not avoid suffering great discomfort. But according to recent studies, the average life expectancy after the first sign of angina Is about eight to ten years, and some live more than twenty-five years. Exercise Needs Adjusting In addition to th Improvd outlook which has ben uncovered, mcthwds of Improved management are being developed constantly in which the amount and kind nf rx- erclse is more closely Adapted to the patient. Until research workers have discovered a means of preventing hardening of the arteries, anglnn pectoris will continue to occur. It Is well to realize, however, that while this is a serious condition It docs not-mean the end of all Rood things. Sensible adjustment to the new circumstances is npc- essnry. This can be accomplished wlUi great success, I • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service 'Smother' Didn't Co At Bridge Tourney The play mat American experts know as the "smother play" is known In Europe' as the "Devil's Coup." Most experts know the play In theory but seldom if ever get a chance, to execute it because the situation Is so rare in actual play. It must therefore have been very disappointing to the experts who took' part in a recent "Olympic" in Italy to be robbed of a smother play by fine defensive play. West leads the queen of diamonds, holding the trick. Diamonds are continued, and South ruffs the third round. South naturally takes a trump finesse and Is relieved to find that it Is successful. He repeats the finesse, but East discards a diamond on the second round of trumps. The average player would give up a this point. West has more trumps than the dummy and is apparently sure to win a trump trick with his king. South expects to lose a trump, two diamonds, and a club. An expert South would not give up. He would cash the ace and king of clubs, followed by the three top hearts. He then leads another :lub, allowing East to win with the queen. East must return a red card. South has only two trumps »nd must play one of them. West likewise has two trumps, and dummy hns the last club nnd the ace of trumps. If West plays his king of trumps, dummy overruffs with the net; and then South con win the last trick. If West plays his low trump, dummy discards the club, and dummy wins the last trick with the ace of trumps. Either way, West doesn't win a tlrck with his king of spades. This astounding play can be thwarted, however, if East defends WEST AK753 NOltH *A«4 VKJ» • K43 + 9543 •AST • QJIO 41072 1* 3* 4* » 10753 * A8765 + QJ9 SOUTH (D) 4QJ1098 VAQ2 «92 + AK« North-South vul. We* North East Pasi 2 * Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pats Pass Pan Opening lead—• Q properly. When South cashes the ace and king of clubs, East must unblock,by playing his queen and jack. This allows West to win the eventual thirt club with the ten. West then leads his low trump to force out dummy's ace. The king of spades is thus rescued from smothering and from the Devil's clutches. POME In Which More Attention To Proper Speech Is Kecommended: Though you may not lisp or stammer, You should polish up your grammar.—Atlanta Journal. SOME of the leading annoyances of the More Abundant Life are higher taxes and truffle casualties. —Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. You Can just about bet on it that every few yc«rs somebody will revive Trieste, General Vaughan and' tht Yo-Yo.—Florida Times-Union Bebe Allan, who teams up with arry Ashton In one of the most riginal dance acts going, will wed Alex Reach!, owner of the Maca- yo restaurant. More and more TV performers are playing Las Vegas. Now it's Paul Gilbert, under eontract to NBC-TV since his funnyman routine on "Saturday Night Review" last summer, in the spectacular "Mlnsky Tollies of 1954." Hollywood Grapevine: Paulette Coddard and Erich Maria Remarque, it's being gossiped, were secretly married in Paris several months ago . .. Bruce Cabot is seriously 111 at a sanitarium In Switzerland. A recurrence of an old lung ailment. It's 4A yeari In the movie business for producer Hal Roach. He wanted Harold Lloyd for Ms first movie but Lloyd's price was tod steep — (25. Roach could afford only |5. Ida Lupino and Howard Duff's last separation can't be called "friendly." Frank Lovejoy replaces him In Ida's next film, "Story of a Cop." Ginger Rogers has a big finan- clal hunk of "Lifeline," the picture In which she will be co-starred with her husband, Jacques Bergerac. Vic Damone and Paramount's Pat Crowley, a click in "Forever Female," discovered each other at the first anniversary party at a Las Vegas hotel ... The Zsa Zsa Gabor-Jack Denison romance is jxpected to flower again. Alexander Fonda is paging Linda Darnell for his production of "Carmen" to be filmed In Spain in the spring. The Sportsmen, who hit stardom on the Jack Benny Show, will have their own filmed TV series. Sample line from one of the songs the Gabors—Zsa Zsa, Eva and Magda—will warble when they open in a night-club act: 'Our mother told us that we should have the skin that men love to touch—MINK!" Wedding Bells—Maybe Marl Blanchard and Greg Bautzer, the Hollywood attorney, have a date In Mexico in January, and it could mean wedding bells for the elusive bachelor. Dick Powell Going Back to 'Old Racket 1 By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Wl—Dick Powell, ;he one-man industry, is back to lis old racket of acting these days, nit he's still cooking on *all burners. There was a time when • people thought all Dick could do was croon and make cinematic love to Ruby Keeler. Now there appears to be little he can't do in the entertainment field. At present he is emoting with Debbie Reynolds in "Susan Slept lere," an assignment he accepted after Robert Mitchum turned It See HOnrwOOD on Page » 75 Yean Ago In tlytheville— The recently organized Club 28 composed of 28 couples of the married set entertained at its first party last night when Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trieschmann and Mr. and Mrs. . Russell Farr were hosts and hos- '0 ses at a formal dancing party at the Woman's Club. W. C. Higgln- son has been elected president of the club and Mr. Trleshmann, secretary and treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Williams and children have returned after spend- ng three weeks in New Orleans and points in Mississippi. Referring to the McCracken •House, they say that when the ; banquet season is in Ml swing,! no chicken is safe because ot! its age, , Boyish Bit Answer to Previous Puzzl* j ACROSS I 1 St. and . the dragon •I! 7 Hebrew prophet 13 Buries 14 Fawn 15 Steps over fences 16 Dfess 17 Philippine peasant 18 Has on 20 Threefold (comb, form) 21 Sister (coll.) 22 Symbol for nickel 23 Fondles 24 Jump 27 Fears 30 Green vegetable 32 Abstract being 33 Tatter 34 Dower property 95 Anchored 38 Weights of India 41 Maize 42 Hawaiian bird 44 And so forth (ab.) 4J Scottish alder tree 47 Repairs SO Gibbon 91 Looks fixedly S3 Give 95 Mongoloids 96 Puffs up 57 Coat part 58 Regret DOWN 1 Main points, _ ajof dtbitti 2 Give as an inalienable possession 3 Indolent 4 Unit of reluctance 5 Expanded 6 German city 7 face Al Capone 8 Crafts 9 With (slang) 10 Combined 11 Herons 12 Sidelong glances 19 Assist 23 Antiquated 25 Covering 26 Fruit 28 Crimson 29 Son of Seth (Bib.) 31 Era 35 Human 36'Embellished .„ „„,.,..,.,, 37 Ameche 49 Foot part 39 Tell 52 Scottish 40 Island In sailyard New York bay 54 Short sleep 41 Tosses 43 Stranger 45 Wave top 47 Merveilleux. (ab.) 48 Essential being

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