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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 24, 1954
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PAGE FOUR „_.— — THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1H1 COURIER NEWS CO. M. W. HAINES, Publisher •ARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FAUI, D. HUMAN Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1954 ^^^^^^^^ II "I !•! Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta Memphis. _ mtered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- tr«M, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any guburban town where carrier service i« maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per jtar 12.50 lor six months, 11.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile sone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Wherefore *ay, Behold I *ive unto him my covenant of peace. — Numbers 25:12. * ¥ * Th%re are interests by the sacrifice of which p«ace is too dearly purchased. One should never . be at peace to the shame of his own soul — to the violation of his integrity or of his allegiance to "God. — Chapin, The only thing worse than being in a rut is not being in any road at all. * * * A new York chorus girl got $5000 from * man for a broken heart. Lucky for him it wasn't one <rf JDlflr JHEIfV" * ¥ ¥ A hundred years Irom now some of the things antique collectors buy will be one hundred years old. * ¥ ¥ Lota of divorces are caused by the marriage of two peopfe who are In love with th«n»elve». ¥ * * Somt bashful men drink whiskey and propose otheri drink ginger ale and pop. McCIelIon's Replies Put Charges in True Light The replies Sen. John J. McClellan has made to charges hurled by his chief opponent, Sid McMath, have placed the ex-governor's accusations in a proper perspective. And this reveals a lot of... political foreshortening that has been done by Mr. McMath. The fact that Sen. McClellan's senatorial career has been an active noe has involved many expressions of conscience-backed principle has made him an ideal target for an opponent—especially one who has no senate record to offer for constructive comparison. In his Osceola speech, and in others he has made throughout the state. Sen. McClellan has accurately and fully answered all the charges flung at him by Mr. McMath. And these rebuttals have made it clear that Mr. McMath lifted— and not carefully—from context the information he sought to make Sen. McClellan look like a Union League Republican. Unwittingly, Mr. McMath has, if anything, helped rather than hurt Arkansas' senior senator. By his charges, Mr. McMath has brought about the whole story of each one—facts which not only refute the charges but which show the true nature of the work Sen. McClellan has done for this state and tihs nation. There is nothing simpler in a political battle than launching a rousing attack, for superficial samplings of a man's record can be utilized to place him in a bad light. But in this case, the charges shrivel and lose their substance in the glare of the itemized rebuttal by the "defendant." Fate of Ike's Health Bill Shows Middle-Road Fear One of the chief hallmarks of President Eisenhower's regime is the tag, "middle of the road." Naturally, this is just a phrase until it is translated into specific plans and action. In his broad legislative program, the President his tried to give the phrase meaning. As Mr. Eisenhower sees it, "middle of the road" means a lot of emphasis on plans that call for voluntary mutual or self help by the people. Such an approach throws upon the ordinary citizen the burden of solving many problems which, according to other viewf of government, have been getting strictly Washington solutions. It was in this spirit that the Presi- fcJent proposed his bill for health insurance. The measure was designed to encourage groups like Blue Cross to offer ptoplt mort health protection at lower cost. Under the plan, a federal fund of $25 million would have been created to insure private health insurance organizations agains heavy losses. The principal was much the same as that under which the federal government insures bank deposits. The idea was that, with such backing, the private groups would be inclined to expand their usefulness in the service of the nation's health needs. Obviously this is not a very drastic proposal. It bears virtually no resemblance to former President Truman's plan for universal, compulsory health insurance financed by a payroll tax; in. the manner of social security. It would keep the federal government's role in the health field to a minimum. Yet the Eisenhower program went down to defeat in the House by more than 100 votes, and now must be presumed dead. To be sure, Democrats provided two- thirds of the negative votes, motivated both by a feeling the program was too modest and by a desire to deny to the Republicans any credit for social advances. But 75 Republicans also voted "no". The most conservative of these dragged out the old saw about "socialized medicine." Now there is such thing, as the British can testify. But if Mr. Eisenhower's program fits that definition, then our deposit-insured banks are socialized, and so are the country's builders, who benefit from FHA-insured mor- tages on new dwellings. The fate of the road looks like a dangerous spot to some people. We wonder what solutions they have for many of our major difficulties. Evidently they hope that if they sit tight and do nothing the problems will just fade away, like old soldiers. Union Companies In the old days, when the labor union movement was growing into its present position of power, there was a good, deal of warfare over the so-called "company" unions. It was not on uncommon practice, indeed, for a cooperation to organize its own union to head off the development of a legitimate employe s union. These unions the companies controlled as effectively as they did the corporate business. That practice long since has been outlawed. Now we come to a new kind of case—the union company. The National Labor Relations Board, for the first time, has had to decide such a case. • For years, the CIO United Optical & Instrument Workers Union was the bargaining agent for the employes of the Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. in St. Louis. Apparently management and union organized a company to wholesale eye glasses and other optical products. The union controlled and operated the business in direct competition with Bausch & Lomb, as well as other firms in the field. So Bausch & Lomb broke off negotiations with the union and the union filed charges with the labor board. Refusal to bargain, under the law, is an unfair labor practice. The Labor Board has dismissed the complaint. The board said the union can't bargain in "good faith" as long as it is competing against the employer of its members. Now we have come all the way around the circle. A union, as well as an employer, may not •play both ends against the middle. •'Moreover, considering the large-size manner in which some unions lately are going into business, we suspect that eventually the reasonable precedent set in the Bausch & Lomb case will lead to some most interesting sitrations.—Knoxville News- Sentinel. Resistance Nobody can be sure in advance of what the near future holds, but there is comfort in the fact that "risk capital"—the kind that takes a chance in helping to make a profitable prosperity —has not succumbed to the defeatist theory that good times depend on government spending of money which the government does not have.— Bellingham (Wash.) Herald. SO THEY SAY 'One Might Call It a Situation Fraught With Danger' Peter Edson's Washington Column- CIA Must Take Risks, Expect Some Errors to Be a Success WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The i U. S. Central Intelligence Agency j i headquarters in Washington is housed in an odd assortment of buildings that used to be part' of the old Naval Hospital. It is off the tourists' beaten track and no guide ever points to it with pride. Off to the west is a brewery, a roller skating rink whose organ grinds away at odd hours, a stretch of park and the Potomac. To the south is a collection of wartime temporary government office buildings called "'tempos" for short. If you keep going far enough you come to the Lincoln Memorial, but that is the only thing of beauty in the neighborhood. To the east are the motley back buildings of the State Department annexes. To the north, mostly slums and an abandoned gas plant. It is a locale where most any crime could be buried. In short, the U. > S. Central Intelligence Agency needs a decent building in which to hatch and house its secrets. CIA Director Allen W. Dulles almost got an appropriation for a new home through Congress this year. It passed both houses of Congress. Then, in conference to iron out their differences, the senators and representatives knocked out the appropriation. They didn't know what it was for, and nobody told them. So it must wait. . and all the secrets, or it is crooked. CIA will be seven years old come July 26. In its six years it has by no means been free from all government inspection. CIA works for and- reports to the National Security Council. NSC is the President's top cabinet committee for the integration of domestic, military defense and foreign policies. CIA must get its requests for money approved by the Bureau of the Budget, which is the President's expense control" agency. CIA Director Dulles must then go to Congress to justify these estimates. So far. CIA has found the Senate and House appropriations subcommittees that deal with its requests entirely secure. These committees have been told the dollar break- d o w n of CIA expenditures by areas, though not by specific projects. These committees also have been told how many employes CIA has and what their pay scales are. That is only one of the problems of running a top secret, cloak-and- dagger, espionage and psychological warfare outfit in a republic. Under a monarchy or dictatorship, the king or boss man would just order so many millions set aside for his secret work, and that would be that. In more democratic countries everybody— particularly Congress—has to know everything Nobody else knows these things. There are all sorts of ways to conceal appropriations in the big government budget. CIA's money is there in the total, but just now it's entered as a bookkeeping transaction. Perhaps not even Director Dulles himself knows. There is no 'question but that an unscrupulous CIA director could divert money for dishonest purposes. That is what frightens so many believers in democracy and leads to the demand for a more rigid inspection of CIA operations than there has been in the past. CIA Director Dulles does report in confidence on his operations to the Senate Armed Services Committee. But thi- isn't enough to i suit some congressmen. Sen. Mike Mansfield (D., Mont.), who incidentally is a good friend of Mr. Dulles—introduced a resolu- uon a year ago to create a special committee of nine senators and liine representatives to keep tab on CIA operations. This • bill has been sidetracked by the Senate Rules Committee and is presumably dead for this session of Congess. But its main idea is to htve a check on CIA, such as the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy keeps on the semisecret, multibillion-dollar operations of the Atomic E~ Tgy Commission. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Hollywood and Grape VINE: Is the famous Hollywood close-up coming back? Screen-filling: faces have been left' on the cutting room floor in the wide-screen craze because of technical problems and the theory of some directors that "the screen's so big we can film movies like stage plays." But nov it's Alfred Hitchcock and other director's leading the way back to the close-ups. With his big-screen VistaVision' camera zooming in on Gary Grant's eyes for a scene in "To Catch a Thief," Hitchcock told me: "It's ridiculous trying to overlook facial close-ups. You have to see minds working. You see them in the eyes. The close-up is the only way. It's 'hat the stage can't do. It's "the most important single thing in movie making." KATHARINE HEPBURN is cooking up plans to film 'Taming of the Shrew." Mary Pickford did the Shakespearean classic at the beginning of the talkie era and remembers it as her worst Hollywood mistake. First footage of Jeff Morrow's love scenes with Kathleen Ryan in "Captain Lightfoot" has convinced U-I they have a new romantic siar. There will be more villain roles for Jeff in the future. Errol Flynn decided that owning a hotel was as bothersome as dodging -ex-wives and sold his hos- iPlry in Jamaica. .. . Greer Carson will comb the Mayfair tones out of her voice to play a Bostonian who visits the west of 1880 in "Strange Lady in Town." She'll also show moviegoers that she can i'de a horse like Dale Evans. There is little doubt that CIA has at one time or other wasted money and made bad mistakes The very nature of its assignment —spying on the world, requires it to take chances. Like wildcatting for oil, if it sinks nine dry holes and brings in one gusher, it's doing all right. Where it would fail is if it did nothing at all. CIA has 25 branch offices in the United States which are regional headquarters for the collection of foreign intelligence by interviewing travelers, immigrants, exporters and importers with contacts abroad. To ere is no competition with FBI, which is supreme authority on U. S. internal security investigations. On the contrary, there is the closest of liaison between CIA and FBI. Theie is a Washington Intelligence Advisory Group which meets regularly to coordinate all intelligence work for the government. It is made up of the heads of CIA, FBI Army's G-2, Air Force A-2, ONI or Office of Naval Intelligence section, Atomic Energy Commission and Joint Chiefs of Staff. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWEN P. JORDAN, M.D. If we abolish the 16th (income tax) Amendment, some people will say, "How are we going to pay the expenses of the government?" To h.... with that; I want to know haw I am going to pay my own expenses.—Actor Charle Coburn. ¥ ¥ ¥ What diturbs me ... is a growing attitude in this country . . . that, if we cannot have our way in the field of foreign policy and if the United Nations does not follow a course of action which we think it ought to follow, then we will retire from the United Nation*. —Sen. Wayne Mora* (Ind., Ore.). ¥ ¥ ¥ To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war. —Sir Winston Churchill. * ¥ ¥ Russia will never negotiate with the West until it i* united ... ha* power. Therefor*, w* mutt create this power, I am convinced that EDC will be ratified.—Q«rman Chancellor Adenauer. "Can I do anything about having my nose straightened? It was knocked out of shape in a basketball game." "I have an ugly scar on my cheek from an automobile accident. Can this be fixed by an operation?" "Our baby boy was born with a small and strange looking left ear. Is it possible to correct this by surgery?" Such are the typical questions which are asked about the work which can be done in the field of plastic surgery. There are an enormous number of things which can happen to the human body, usually at the surface, which interfere with some function or with the appearance. There are burns and deforming accidents in peace as well as in war. And there are some who are born with defacements which harm the looks and consequently make for self-consciousness, if nothing more. Many of these things, both inborn and acquired, can be corrected wholly or partially by plastic surgery. This is a field which has advanced particularly during each of the world wars. The reason is obvious, but our surgeons have risen to the challenge, and as a result remarkable reconstructive operations can be done today. Many people have been given practically new ear« or noses, for example. place. Then it has to grow a blood supply to keep it alive, and after a time one or more additional operations have to be undertaken to cover the area with skin. It is an amazing thing, this plastic surgery. When the problem is complicated, as is often the case, enormous patience is called for on the part of patient and surgeon alike. This is no simple job, however, because it usually involves taking cartilage from a rib and transplanting H (after reshaping it to th« desired form) to the proper Sometimes a whole series of operations—some of them small ones —over many months or even years have to be carried out before the job is completed as far as is possible. There are some risks involved, of course, but thousands can testify to good results, and some are back living, normal lives who would not have dared face their fellow man unless they had been made to look more like the rest of us. Complicated plastic surgery is not something to enter into lightly either for the patient or the surgeon. The most skilled advice is desirable and beware of those who "promise" too much or "guarantee" results. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written far NEA Service Don't Make Bridge Complicated Game Don't look for anything complicated in today's hand. That was South's mistake when he first play- Teresa Wright and Niven Busch are making their friends happy by agreeing to keep their two kiddies together most of the year desptie rJLe split custody they asked from the court at the time of their divorce. The two children, now with Biisch, will spend August With Telesa, who will be finished with her role in "Track of the Cat" by that time. HARRY RAY, the Paramount grease-paint whiz who hops around country making up Rosemary Clooney for TV appearances, says he's told "her: "It's only street make-up—you don't need me." But Rosie, wor- red about her home-screen looks, is still demanding Ray's brush strokes. Henry Fonda, accused by some of disagreeing with Dick Powell's directorial methods on "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," and asking that he be replaced, is now working for Dick. Along with Don Sharpe, David Niven and CKarles Boyer, Dick is one of the producers of Fonda's telefilm series, "The Star and the Story." Despite rumors that Marilyn Monroe and her drama coach, Natasha Lytess, would part because of Joe DiMaggio's coolness toward the latter, it's peachy keen between Marilyn and her mentor on the set of "There's No Business Like Show Business." She even tosses advice Marilyn's way with Director Walter Lang's approval. THERE'S IRONY to the "Outdoor Man of the Year" award given to Rory Calhoun by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Rory will be kept out of westerns and launched as a Gary Grantish star by U-I for the coming year. News reports of Jean Peters' marriage to wealthy Stuart W. Cramer, HI, told about their first meeting in Rome during filming of "Three Coins in the Fountain" but overlooked ie romantic twist. They met the day after Jean tossed a coin in the fountain for a scene in the film. point for the fifth spade after that suit had been raised. The total was 18 points, and North's free raise showed about 8 points as a minimum. Hence, the combined count was enough to yield a reasonable play for game. West opened the eight of diamonds, and declarer won in his own hand in order to lead his singleton club toward the dummy. No beginner would have made this mistake. A beginner would have drawn trumps immediately, and he'd have been quite right. When South actually led the club, West went up with the ace of clubs and led his remaining diamond. Now there was nothing South could do to make his contract. East was bound to get in with the ace of spades in time to lead a third diamond and thus give West a ruffing trick. West's ace of hearts aas then the fourth defensive trick. South would have made his contract if he had led trumps immediately. There was no hurry about tackling the clubs. If South draws trumps at the first possible chance the defenders cannot get a diamond ruff. After South has drawn three rounds of trump, he can lead a club toward dummy's king and thus provide for an eventual discard of a losing heart on dummy's king of clubs. The point is not that the club lead is unnecessary but rather that it must be postponed until after the trumps have been drawn. Jack Carson's brother has switched his name, Robert Stewart Carson, to Bob Stewart for his job as the announcer on the new CBS (radio laugh getter, "The Jack Car- 'son Show." "It will prevent confusion on the .^ay checks," he told Jack. "Don't worry," said Jack, "I make out the pay checks and I guarantee you there will b* no confusion." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Beery and son. Jerry, motored to Prentiss, Miss., yesterday for another son, Allen, who has been visiting there for the past three weeks. Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Beasley and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Holland left-last night for New York City where they will attend the World's Fair. They plajfr to visit other interesting points inthe East while they are away. Mrs. E. L. Hale Is resting well following a tonsilectomy performed this morning at Blytheville Hospital. POME In Which Is Offered A Probable Diagnosis Regarding A Bad Disposition: If you are too quickly irked Maybe you are overworked. — Atlanta Journal. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE today are eating more ice cream, says a federal dairy report. This isn't strange. There are more people and the weather is warmer. — New Orleans States. Seeing Libya Answer to Previous Puzil* NORTH «4 NEW PROBLEM for Secretary of Agriculture Benson: The Cardinals lost $700,000 last year — much of it, we understand, on their farms.— St. Louis Post-Dispatch, IT SEEMS that we may soon have a stove that cooks by radar, which ought to be * help in determining when a well-done dish is on the way! — Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. 4> Q104 4K753 WEST EAST 4986 4A2 VAJt V8431 • 87 49652 4AQJ96 41043 SOUTH (D) 4 KJ10 51 VK10* 4AKJd North-South virf. Seat* Welt Norm 14 24 34 4 4 Past Paw PAM Qptninf l«ad—* i ed the hand, and it led him only to defeat. The bidding was reasonable enough. West's overcall was sound enough, and North could just about scrape up a free raise to two spad^. North would have been happier with four trumps, but he could hardly fail to take tction with 9 points in high cards. After North's free raise, touth didn't h«sitate to fo to g«n«. Ht had 15 points in high cards. 3 point* lor *• •*•»**<*, ACEOSS 1 Tripoli and Bengazi are Libya's capitals 4 It was formerly a colony of 9 It is on the Mediterranean 12 Corded .fabric 13 Stream 14 Companion 15 Age 16 Encourages 17 Peer Gynt's mother 18 Relate 20 Bitter vetch 21 Libya has almond and tig * 22 Auricle 24 Butterfly 25 Enamel 28 Indicates 33 Monster 34 Unlisted 35Exilt 36 Narrow inltt 37 Ache 38 Se*d covering 30 Lymphoid tissut vasMt in throat 41 Flower part 42 That thing 41 Rowing tool 44 Snare 47Winglikt part 49 Smell IS Always (poet.) 54 Got up 56 Individual 57 Blackbird of cuckoo family SftChallenftd 59 Seine 80 Extinct bird 61 Fat 62 Before DOWN 1 Allowance for waste 2 Existed 3 Gem 4 War god 5 Italian, river 6 Asseverate 27 Persia 44 Group of 7 Permits 28 Platform players 8 Years (ab.) 29 Sea eagle 45 Nevada city 9 Mast 30 Small pastry 46 Operatic solo 10 Facility 31 Silkworm 47 Most of its 11 Toward the 32 Vend people are sheltered side 34 Pigeon pea Moslems 19 Smooth 37 Deep hole 48 Learning 21 Also 38 Go by aircraft 50 Finished 23 Near 40 Slight taste 51 Heavy blow 24 Writing fluid 41 Parent 25 Harbor 26 Exchange premium 43 It has many fertile in its desert 52 Plexus 54 Bustle 55 City in The Netherlands Ifc

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