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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 9, 1954
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[ f API FOUl TOX BLTnOVILLl COURIER NIWS BLYTHEVILLJE (ARK.) COURIER NBWS IATURDAY, JANUARY t, IfM MB oocittn Wfwi oo • W RAIMM. Ptt»IUO*r •AMT * A, 4 tAOt H*pnwnt»tl«t<: CMC*.. M«* AtkBtk. mured u MOM* elm mttrtr «t the port- office it Blrtfterffle, ArkansM, Ifflder IK? 9? Con- irwa, oetakw I If n RAIT*; carrier In th» elt» of Biytnevlllf or any suburban (oiri ffrer* carrier Mrv!« l« main- UlMd SSe p*> Wit By mail. »lth!n » "^l 1 " or M ralles - * 500 per TMr, I3.SO for si* montlw 11.25 tor three mpjlths- by mill o(|i«lde M pile lone. «]2jO per year payable In |LdTanM Meditations And he erif4 ">d rail), Father Abrahapi, have mercy on ipe, and send Laiarut, that he may dtp the Up ol |iis llflser in water and cool my tonfue for'I »m tormented in this flame.—Luke 16:24. * * * Sweet m«ey I to the gates of Heaven This Minstrel lead, his sins forgiven; The rueful conflict, the heart riven With vain endeavour, And memory of earth'a bitter leaven Effaced forevar. — Wadsworth, Barbs Look out for the fellow with a proposition that won't hold water—he'a a sponger! * * * It's better to bore people talking about your-. Klf than II to to talk about them. * * * A Florida man makes a good living raising worms for fishermen. That's a pretty good angle, f » * A native of India has B mustache 14 InchM Inni We hope ha enjoys hla soup, * * * Most people like silverware that matches, but it (eta monotonous going to the same restaurant all the time. In Viewing U. S. Leadership Europe Has No Compassion Our European allies understand pretty well that the postwar facts of life have made the United States the inevitable leader of the free world. They are realistic enough to accept this situation, but they have not actually digested it. So it is that they grasp a every straw which promises any renewal of their dominance in world affairs. So it is, too, that they dwell so heavily upon their claims to wisdom in this field—claims founded upon long practice in the arts of diplomacy. In contrast they see America as a brash youngster fumbling in pitiful ignorance in the face of giant problems. Every error, every inconsistency of policy, is magnified with evident ill temper, or with the gloating of the oldster who •wants to see the young man fail as proof of his elderly superiority. , Psychologically, this sort of performance is easy to appreciate. It is natural enough that men accustomed to the power and responsibility and glory of world leadership should look with some resentment upon those who have taken over their high seats. Picking flaws in the newcomers' performance is the most obvious way to demonstrate distaste for what has happened. The Europeans, in other words, are being human in their response to a vastly changed world situation. Yet they are not being quite human enough. If they were, they would understand the origins of their own resentments, and act more sharply to curb them in the interests of improved relations. And if they were, they would realize that the great wisdom they profess ought to include tolerance and encouragement of the young. The Europeans have been running affairs of the world for centuries. They liked doing it, believing it was rather a case of "to the manor born." The Americans, on the other hand, did not seek world leadership but had it forced upon them. They were largely isolationists until the war. And they have had a bare eight years in which to accustom themselves to the tremendously difficult responsibilities of their new role. It would be a miracle if any nation were to assume global leadership even in quit* times without committing many mistakes to a trial-and error learning period. To expect» country to master the role without •rror in an ordeal of crisis like the pr«i«nt «g# is fantastic. Yet »(r»in and again the Europeans seem to be judging America's performance not M in eight-year wonder but M * ctntury-old pattern—which it it not. They appear to be expecting th»t we ihould learn in thii short ipan of years •11 the skills, all the Masoned responm that they have practiced with a will since the modern age dawned. There is no comparison in this attitude. And we have always heard that compassion is the hardy offspring of great wisdom. Presidential Proboscis Out side the U, S. Senate chamber in the capitol is a marble bust of former President Truman. For a good while now, * people visiting the building have been tweaking the statue's nose. No one can be sure why. With some it may be a gesture of'affection, with others a display of displeasure. But it has raised a problem. The nose gets dirty after jiist a few tweakings. So a special detail had to be assigned recently to restore Mr. Truman's nose to its original and pristine glory. Probably the detail will be back again and again. One thing bothers us. It doesn't' seem proper to have this detail report: "the former President's nose is clean," Looks like theyll' have to resort to Washingtonese: "The presidential proboscis is polished." Views of Others Congressional Pay Boost Observers believe there is at least a 50-50 chance that congress will vote in 1954—an election year—to raise Its own pay, and perhaps the pay of federal Judges. Government employes regarded as good election year politics, but there are several reafona to believe that it may take place this year, and perhaps with a minimum vote less at the polls. If the Democrats should go along with the Republicans on the matter—and the proposal probably would need substantial Democratic support to get through both houses of Congress —then the Issue might well be removed M a campaign issue as between Democratic and Republican candidates. And It might be difficult, anyway, for a critic to make an Issue of a Congressional vote to raise salaries, whether it be the vote of a Republican of a Democrat. It has been seven years since Congress has had a pay raise, and the salaries of Just about everyone else have gone upward during that Interval. So has the cost of living. For that reason, a Congressional pay raise might well draw less criticism than would ordinarily be expected. More and more the general public Is coming to realize the difficulty of attracting good men and women to government service and keeping them there at the present salary levels. In Washington the pay boosts have drawn support from both liberal and right-wing elements, and President Elsenhower hat advocated them. Congressmen now receive $19,000 a year, the talk now is for $25,000 a year, though it might well be that a compromise would be reached to $20,000. That would be 33 1|3 per cent Increase, as against 66 2|3 per cent in the envisioned: hike to $26,000, and it might win lendior public acceptance, though there was no public outcry about the 50 percent increase the congressmen voted themselves when they upped their pay from $10,000 to $15,000, along with a substantial tax exemption, In 1940.—Columbia (Mo.) Tribune. 2 Cents' Worth I! you don't like the weather predictions you're getting, blame it on "economy." That, at any rate, Is the impression we got from a report made to secretary of Commerce Weeks by a special eight-man study committee appointed last July It finds that the Weather Bureau, operating on a per capita expenditure of It cents, is 20 to 40 years behind the times in the standards it em- plays. Only eight cents per head? Lets raise it to 20 cents, anyway, and banish the cold spell. That's our two cents' worth of advice, and (burr!) worth it at twice the price.— Ashvllle (N. C.) Citizen. 3utch Treat It's well known that many large charitable campaigns run up heavy operating costs that eat into collected funds. So it comes as quite a surprise to hear that the total cost of raising $1,590,000 In flood relief this year for the people of beleaguered Holland came to only $31,000. That's Just 1.97 per cent of the total. You can't beat the Dutch.—Macon (Oa.) News. SO THEY SAY Sex ha* its place and I'm no prude. But a thing like this (the movie French Line) doesn't help anyone's career.—Actress Jane Russell. * * * I think we (Democrats and Republicans) all have the same objective In mind, the same goal— the best Interests of our country.—Senator Johnson (D., Tex.). * * * You can expect that our (U.9.) aid progrsm (to Nationalist China) wilt continue as presently planned. There Is no doubt of that.—Adm. Arthur W. Radford. * * * There 1» no question that the United Nations wants pe»oe. But peace, a lasting peace, rests with only on* Body, «n<l I thinK we all know which bod/ U Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Congress Is Now in Session! Peter ft/son's Washington Colum Big Pentagon Snafu in Making Over Ike's Classification Rule Peter Eason WASHINGTON — (NEA) — 'here's another grand, Pentagon nafu in the making over Presi- ent Eisenhower's new order which abolishes the "Restricted" , classification on government paperwork. This leaves only "Top Secret," "Secret," and "Conf 1 d e n tlal" slassificatlons. Bv e r y thing "He s t r icted" nder the old security orders was upposed to be declassified or re- lassifled by Dec. 15. But there 'as so much material In this class- ication that Defense Secretary C. Wilson put out a supplementary •der saying that security officers ould have until March 15, 1954, change classifications on "Ee- trlcted" material. Pentagon reporters who thought icy might get a flood of formerly Restricted" material to write lout are getting little or nothing. Requests for the release of "Re- j'lcted" material In general are let with demands' for specific ems they want declassified. Not aving the original material from hich news dispatches could be rltten, reporters are, of course, ymied. Army Ordnance officers esti- late that about 60 per cent of heir "Restricted" material will be i-fjraded to "Confidential" or Secret" and not made public. Still Coins SlronK Henry Fountain Ashhurst. per- aps tlie last of the old-school ora- tors, who spouted as Arizona's senator for nearly 30 years, is still gushing at 79. Copies of his recent speech before the Arizona Bankers' Association are being circulated in Washington to give the young fry a sample "Of what debate was like in Congress when men wore high stiff collars and the loud speaker had not been Invented. Here Is a sample sentence: "At that time (when the first Arizona bank was opened 76 years ago) we did not know and could not now that our natirr was upon the threshold of a marvelous age of such incredible achievement' in art, science, literature, luxury, growth, transportation, national power, chemical discoveries and mechanical inventions that'll may not be described—even by a sapphire pen dipped for ink Into rainbow dew, nor by an orator of silver tongue and golden larynx." Problem of "Care" Paul Comly French, executive director of CARE—the Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe—is trying to find some formula for moving U. S. food surpluses for foreign relief. The value of these surpluses Is now estimated at $5 billion. It Is expected to reach $6 billion before June 30. Storage charges alone on these surpluses are over $450,000 a day —nearly $165 million a year—at least that much could be saved if the surpluses could be got rid of. Mr. French points out, however, that the transportation charges for moving say }4 billion worth of these surpluses from the midwest to seaboard would be $200 million. The question Is: Where and how to raise that much? The foreign gov- ernments who need the food Bim- ply don't have that kind of money. A hundred objections are said to be raised against all plans so far put forward to move the surpluses into relief channels. It would interfere with U. S. trade. There is too much opposition to any more aid programs. It's too big a burden for the U. S. taxpayer to carry. And so on. New put For Jury Duty Television viewers may soon find that they can claim an excuse for escaping Jury duty by watching on-the-spot news happenings which later prove to have legal implications. A Washington court recently declared that four prospective Jurors were Ineligible to serve on an arson case trial because they had seen the fire on TV. The law states that eye-witnesses to such events cannot serve on Juries hearing cases which arise from what they saw. Bootleg Lighters Communist police search for bootlegged, homemade clga- ret lighters is now being conducted In Hungary. According to the story told to the Committee for a Free Europe by a refugee from Budapest, plalnclothes government inspectors are on the lookout for people using untaxed lighters, which are made by metal workers and sold to avoid an oppressive excise tax. The routine Is for the agent to stop "suspicious" persons and ask them for a light. If the victim produces a lighter, the agent looks to see if it has the stamp indicat- in gthat the tax has been paid. tiskint Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWPQP - stvely Youri; IU Zis Oabor recently pps*d tor § MrlM tf ma»a- tint advert(»m«nt*. On* of tht ads was »°r rubNr he»!i and those who have prevtiwed the layout gasped when they Ml»M M'ss Two Z't gorgeous likeness and read th« following legend: "I'm in lovo with Am«rlca'i NO. 1 heel." A native of India w »jls to a fellow countryman In a magaiine cartoon: "What biiriw mt up, I pay taiei to Ike Ai* Ida*, kp »lv« It to 4ly, Aly five* It t* Rlla, Rita g|y*i it to Pick, an* Pick lives It t* ionie woman »am«* Ntra EddUf- ten F|y»»," ' Maureen O'Har* will draw the rpje of the historical charmer who rode a horse with nothing on but her long hair in U-I'a version of "Lady Godiva." Mario Lanca and his father are on the outs, It's ope of jfPllywood'6 bitterest family disputes. Producer Victor Saville lost his fight with the British censors. They hacked all the violence out of hi? Mickey 'Spiliane picture, "I, The Jury," and threaten to ditto on his new Spillaner, "The Long Wait." Rest Decreed Elizabeth Taylor'i doctor* are advising rest and a change of climate. It's the reason hubby Michael Wilding is seeking movie roles in Italy. He may Join Shelley Winters and Vittorio Gassman in the cast of "Mambo." Judy Garland and James Mason tangled over a scene In "A Star Is Born," but now peace has been restored on tht set. . I r\ . C Written for NEA Service the IJOCtOr jayS — B y ED WIN v. JORDAN, M. D. Medicine, 1 tun happy to say, ontinucs to make progress so that \e first question in today's group an be answered more encourag- igly than n few years ago. Q—Please say something about he invisible lens and whether it vould damage the eye. My daugh- er has started using it and I am vorried. M. R. A—This presumably refers tj> a round glass contact lens which is tied directly over the pupil of the ye for the correction of vision. , has been in use quite a number r years, and 1ms been valuable, artlculnrly for those people whose ccupations made it inconvenient or them to use the usual type of yeglasscs. They are somewhat ex- ensive and require n good deal f care in order to avoid Irritating le eye, but I understand that new evelopments are making them nuch more satisfactory in every espect. Q — Crude black molasses has sen referred to as the wonder ood due to the fact that It has so inch potassium salt. What Is your pinion of taking molasses regu- irly with your meals? B. A. A — It might be hazardous for omeone with diabetes or Rome ther condition In which molasses in undesirable. My own opinion 0 that It is not, necessary t.o mnln- nln health or Rood nutrition, and personally would not cat it with my meals regularly unless I was aid generously for doing so. Q—My 12-year-old daughter had ar trouble when she was one year Id, At fotlr she had her tonsils nd ddeholds out, but a few years go the adenoids Rot large n«Mn nd were treated with radium in- lead of by surery. Her cnr iron- le lias stopped, Uul not Ions aso ' h*4 • *Ufht atM at bulbs* polio and I am worrying myself sick as to whether it was wise to allow this radium treatment and whether it may cause cancer. Mrs. D. A—It sounds as though the radium treatments were just what your daughter needed. I do not know of any evidence that this could have contributed to the development of her polio, and do not think you need to fear cancer. It Is gratifying that her polio was BO slight and that her ear has Improved. Both you and her doctor seem to have done well by her. Q—It seems that my colon has fallen quite low diagonally across the abdomen. It then comes up to the third rib on the left side which forces it to make a sharp turn before continuing. Should it require any special medical attention in order to maintain good health? L. Y. A—There Is considerable Individual variation In the position of the large colon Inside the abdomen. It seems most unlikely that the condition described should require any special attention. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By JACOnV Written for NEA Service Vowr Play Depends On Your Opponent! Much of your piny M contract bridge Is based on the fuel (hat one opponent is more ilanKflrotlt Ihrm the other. This hail nnlhlnsf t" doVvlth Ihe sla? or u'<llncn« n( y mr opponehls, 1)1)1 depends only m> wlxtbtr or not OB* opponent It la position to make a damaging lead if he wins a trick. Take today's hand, for example, after South wins the first trick with the Jack of spades. If West wins the next defensive trick he will be unable to lead another spade safely. If East wins the next defensive trick he will lead a spade through the ace-queen and thus do considerable damage. South doesn't have to be very brilliant to see all this and to realize that West is the safe opponent while East is the dangerous opponent. Hence South must try to NORTH *7 VK974 « AQJ5 WEST *K9833 V103 484 EAST A10841 VAJ92 »93 *A73 SOUTH (D) • X 10762 #KQ North-South vul. South Weil North EaM IN.T. Pas« 24 Past 2 4 Pau 3 N.T. Fait PHI PHI Opening lead— 4 J develop hh tricks without giving East too ninny chances to lead. South knows that he can surely win five diamonds and two spades. He need* two other trlcta In order to make hl« contract, He can develop one trick In hearts and in- other in clubn, The question Is which suit to attack first? The correct line of play Is to lead * diamond to the dummy and then return' a low heart toward! ttt* Houth hand, II West happens to have the tee of hnnrt/i he will bn able trt win '.'in (rick hut will be umble to continue the rtangtroUA npurte null. •mtk will <JUr«<«f* tev* MM W Pan Mall: "In a column yon juoted William Holden as saying he wa> watting for the first letter telling him he was wrong about •The Moon Is Bine' being offensive. Well, he can consider this the first letter. "Up to now, we have considered Mr. Holden as a top-notch performer. However, after an example of his principles we wouldn't walk across the street to see his next picture." (Signed) Mr. and Mrs. R. P. of Lincoln, Calif. Another zippy Hollywood blonde Is being compared to Marilyn Monroe these days after her celluloid- melting appearance in Mickey Spillane's "The Long Wait." But it's an old story to Dolores Don- Ion. Three years ago, as a New York model, MOM spotted her as "another Jean Harlow." "But If I get anywhere In Hollywood It will be as Dolores Don- Ion, not as another Marilyn or another Harlow," she says. "Trying to step Into someone else's shoes Just doesn't work." Dolores retired is an emoter when she married agent Vic Or- sdttl, but now, after two years of dramatic coaching, she's after a new career and still laughing about develop his club trick and make his contract. If East happens to have the ace of hearts, as la actually the case, he cannot afford to play It Immediately. (If h» did, South would have two heart trlcki and wouldn't need a, club trick.) When Hast plays a low heart, South wins a trick with the queen of hearts. And now, South shifts to clubs In order to set up the on* club trick that he needs for the game contract. It would do South no good to begin the hearts by leading the suit first from his own hand. Bast would be able to win the first heart trick by capturing dummy's king. East would then return a spade, and South would to down inglorl- ously. thai advica (Iven her by Louis B. Mayer when th* signed her MGM contract. I can't act," protested Do- "Don't worry," replied Mayer. "In Hollywood we can teach a flea < (• *ct." Designers Feel Pinth Movie set designers are feeling the eionomy pinch along with the rest of Hollywood. Oscar winner ^ Julie Heron remembers when she ^ spent $9000 on the treasure room net In "Jungle Book." "II was beautiful," she says, "b»t U came out as Just a flash In tlie picture. You never saw it. Today my budget on the same set weu!4 be abeut J5M and, brother, you'd sei it." "Thrills of the World," the new Cinerama feature, will show the Desert Inn's casino in action in its Las Vegas sequence. "Shane" is nearing a $12,000,000 world gross, A big surprise at Paramount, which was afraid of an overarty film when the picture was being made. Paramount executives want Marlene Dietrich for George Sand if they can wrest movie rights to Andre Maurols' "Leila" away from Anna Sosenko, but Marlene is saying: "Ach, who wanta to play Georg* S»ndT" Frank Sinatra won approval of a gambling license In Nevada over the protests of a state tax commissioner that the crooner should pay his back income tax first. This i» the narrow view taken by most tax lUthorlties.—Arkansas Gazette. The I*ench hare rewarded the man who introduced them to corn on the cob by making him a knight in the Legion of Honor. They are reserving a similar medal, we trust, for anyone who can show how this superb dish can be eaten gracefully In public.—Nashville Tennessean. If at first you don't succeed, try again. The party was probably in the bathroom when you called.— EUaville (Ga.) Sun. Red China accuses the United States of attempts "to forcibly retain POWs." The Marxisis split everything, even infinitives —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 15 Years Ago In BlythiYille— Claude F. Cooper, local attorney, sustained cuts and bruises in a highway accident near Osceola last night. Dr. and Mrs. I. R. Johnson will leave tonight for El Paso and Houston, Texas where they will remain until Feb. 1. ' Jess Homer attended the National Field Trials in Brownsville, Tenn., last week. Every husband should realize, says Willie Oakes, that when it comes to radio and television, he might as well learn to like the program! his wife prefers, or get himself a good book. Ecuadoran Excursion Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Capital of Ecuador <Two cordillera of the crosi this country 11 Remove from position 13 Unwilling 14 Diners 19 Degrade It New Brunswick (ab.) 17 Flavor 4 Golf mound 5 Rowing implements ( Asseverate 7 Pen point 8 Stage plays 9 Hebrew ascetic 10 Appeared 12 Former Russian ruler jjlt anew 28 God of love constitution inMMade iu« melodious J4 Mountainous 35 Planter 36 Cotton fabric 18 17th Hebrew letter 16 Hebrew letter 31 Indian 20 Applaud mulberry 2J Ribbed fabric 22Sit«s ^ u , 24 Walking slick 24 Prince's home 39 Freebooter 29 Greeting 27 Pestered 28 Masculine appellation 11 Bitter vetch 12 Feline animal SlPtrtod 34 Declare 17 Slant 41 Meadows 42 Referee (sb.) 45 Silkworm 48 Fondle 47 Cuts 4»R!«M tide (ab.) 30 Form • notion SJ RtHtrite 33 Required S« 10 (Fr.) 37 Sti eaglet HOenuioi 40 Church festival 43 Pronoun 44 Forward 47 Female saints (sb.) 48 Wheys of mill! 38 Correlative of 51 Fruit drink either 53 Writing tool : 54 Abstract being" DOWN 1 Slakt 2 Inc.',; 'Ms IDtVOtM "ilQT

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