The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 11, 1954
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(ARK.) COURIEK HOSWB 1WHBAY, JAHTTART 11, BLYTHEVQXB COURIER NEWS T8B OOUROft HI** 00 A MAim, Mriitut A mZDNOUON. Ultoi PAOL P BUHAN. AdrtHHUif wa, AUute. Ch*Mo. oeuott. . •fflw •* HytlMTlll*. ArUniM. under tet o( Con- cn«, October I HIT MtBbtr of The AMOeUted Pr*« •7 *wrt*r to tat city ot Burtnerille or any Mknrbtn town where, curler ier»lc* I* maintained. 19* per Met Bf mall, within a radius ot M miles. >S.N pet r*tt, tut tor six months. tU5 tor three months: br Bull outside M mil* tone. 11350 per rear pmbto IB adnnoe Meditations •ria( forth him that hath cursed without the i; u< let all that heard him lay their hands •POT hie head, and kt all the eongreiaUon stone hbm. .-Lerttlea* 24:14. * * * FaulU of the head are punished In this world fcoee of the heart In another; but as most of our Tiees art compound, to also Is their punishment.— Colton. orbs > The leaf principle you have, the leu Interest you will draw—from your friends. * * * The Im that make* yon overlook the little thtni»-th»f» the kind that'i blind. * . * * A writer contends that most girls haven't any particular view on kissing. Is that because they Hont open their eyes? , * * * A (rather says that mairled life Is like a sweet K>nf. Aimed—If there's plenty of harmony. * * * A failure Is anybody born with a silver spoon in Ills mouth who refuses to stir for himself later on In life. \ty Approaching Vital conomic Experiences Despite some economic reverses during 1953, we view 1954 with encouragement as Blytheville stands on the thresh- hold of two important commercial experience*. Word from the steel firm of Black, Sivalls and Bryson is encouraging. They are eyeing the town as a possible plant site and the Chamber of Commerce has dqne a splendid job of salesmanship on this important industry. Also in the offing: is airbase reactivation. A worn, often tiresome topic, reactivation nevertheless is now more important, is now more needed by the working people and the business people )f Blytheville and surrounding territory than at any time since the Chamber nstituted the project. And, if we are to believe Secretary if Air Harold Talbott, spring contract- etting is the target of the Air Force. Years of work and thousands of dol- ara have gone into this single project, irobably never was it so near reality as tow. The people of Blytheville, many peo- tle of many callings, as 1954 begins, are ooking hopefully to the city govern- nent and the Chamber of Commerce to mpply the initiative and leadership, »hich only they can provide, for the luccessful conclusion of this progressive itride. City Council and the Chamber have i clear mandate from the people of Bly- Jieville to • pursue reactivation with ivery means at their command. We urge formation of a joint Council- Chamber committee which would press 'or reactivation and would not deviate rom that goal. •itics May Get Congress ) Probe Its Inefficiency A Freshman Republican from New ersey, Rep. Peter Frelinghuysen, wants o create a joint committee to study Con- res«. No doubt this proposal will be regar- led as s bold piece of effrontery by his 'eteran colleagues on the Hill, and the hances of it getting anywhere are prob- tbly slim. Nevertheless, Ferlinghuysen s on the right track. Congress did approve a major reorg- nazation for itself in 1946, eliminating nany outmoded committee arrange- lents and otherwise introducing a treamlined facade. But there is still ait room for improvement, It is not too harsh to say that Con- reu is one of the most inefficient orga- iMtioni in the United States. Tht lawmaker* are always very eager > InvMtifate) thing*. They search out subversion, corruption—and inefficiency —in many aegementi of American life. And they would surely be appaled if they found in tome other organization the inefficiency that marks their own operations. Ferlinghuysen pin-points gome of these weak spots. Congress wasts countless hours on minor matters while important bills are delayed or shelved. A more preditious way of handling secondary legislation is needed. Congress fritters away the time of top administration executives by requir- in them to repeat testimony again and again before duplicating and overlapping committees A case once presented not have to be argued afresh the following week or month. The present system of roll calls, quorum calls, etc., creaks with aj*e. There is perhaps no greater thief of congressional time. All over the country, state legislatures use more modern methods of voting than does Congress. Despite some 'improvements, Congress still is poorely equipped to deal with the nation's budget. Seldom can it vote intelligently on appropriations. It needs a bigger staff to study budget affairs. The House keeps a pretty good rein on debate but in the Senate virtually anything goes. There ought to be some means of curbing senators who insist taht that the world is panting to hear their eight and welve-hour disserions on everything from Communism on girl's hockey teams to raising of tropical fish in Russia. Senators Seem to feel they must talk endlessly and pointlessly to earn each year the Senate"s right to the title, 'greatest deliberative body in the world.' If any other outfit talked that much, they'd call it a debating society. If enough Frelingshuysens will only speak up, then the lawmakers may be moved to look at themselves as critically as they now look at everybody else. Views of Others Mississippi Scores The people of Mississippi have good reason, we believe, to say "well done" to the members of their legislature. A school program designed to place Mississippi among the states looking at this problem in the modern manner, was hammered out In seven weeks of lusty wrangling. Tills program establishes minimum salaries for all teachers, equalizes the pay of white and legro teachers, contemplates facilities for Negroes equal to those of white educational support for the white and Negro schools. The day when Negro pupils and school patrons are compelled to put up with inferior facilities, sometimes unlit for educational usese, has passed. Mississippi docs have some splendid schools lor the colored population, modern elfinientary and high schools and junior colleges But this ought to be the general rule. The comprehensive equalization bill finally whipped up will cost a good deal of nloney. The regular Legislature will provide the finance plan. Mississippi's state finances are in gaad shape. There is no debt and tax rates are moderate. On these counts many another state can be envious' of Mississippi.—New Orleans States. Tomorrow's Junk? Installation of a surface-to-air guided missle battery to protect the Washington area from atomic attacks looks like a temporary triumph for defensive warfare which has taken a beating since Hiroshima. But how long will the Nlkes around Washington afford the capital and Baltimore any real measure of security? On the offensive side already there are experiments with devices aimed at scrambling the electronic brains that keep the defensive missies on course. The speed with which each new military marvel is made obsolete by even more intricate counter-devices illustrates the difficulties in the way of long range planning lor atomic defense. What looks good today may be Just so much junk tomorrow, and it doesn't make sense to spend too much money on a defense system that could be obsolete even before it is in place. As long as the science of weapons is changing so rapidly the threat of retaliation always wilyl seem the best defense against possible attack.— The Dally Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY For us to withhold aid (to Pakistan), merely on the protest of neutralist India, in effect would be a discouraging note to those willing to stand up and be counted.—Ben. Wm. F. Knowland. * * * Sexy pin-up pictures are fine but if I'm going to do them I'll pose in my own curves.—Actress Ruth Roman objects to retouched photo*. * * . * They (CommunUt)' promised me I could go to Europe, South America, Asia, all over the world have any education or career I wanted in the fight for peace.—Cpl. Claude Batchclor. • * • » . I hope that thi* program -(for IBM), because of all our people, will enlist the support of all of you, regard!*** of ptrtjr.—Prtsldent BUtnhowtr. Our Changing World Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Reds Willing to Withdraw Their Charge of 'Perfidy Against US. Peter Eaton WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Red Chinese and North Korean Commu- ist peace negotiators have let It te known that they will withdraw leir charges of "perfidy" against \e United States. They, have fur- her declared their willingness to expunge the record of this remark. .The Communists are most eager to resume the peace negotiations at Pan- munjom. Any decision to have U.S. Special Ambassador Arthur H. Dean return to Korea . to rc- ume the negotiations is being de- yed, however, pending a com- lunlsts have been using these ne- otations for propaganda broad- asts via Ihe Peiping radio and ,her media, all over Asia. It be- ame necessary for Ambassador can to break up this racket. He id so decisively and effectively, The situation arose out of a con- rence rule first established when e military leaders were arrang- g the cease-fire agreement. This lie was that when one side did not Ish to reply Immediately to a atement by the other side, it mid say In effect, "Your state- ent Is noted." The session could en be recessed while the onswer- g side thought up appropriate re- arks or a counterproposal. When the negotiations over time, ace and composition of the peace inference began in October, the ommunists began to use this pro- edure to make propaganda. At the art of nearly every meeting, the Communist spokesman would read a prepared statement. Usually this statement would contain a denunciation of the U.S., the UN or South Korea. These statements became incrcHsingly abusive. Ambassador Dean at first let these insults roll off his tough lawyer's hide without comment. His desire was to get on with arrrang. ing a peace conference. He made a perfect negotiator, from the United Nations point of view, because he did not get angry and did not blow his top under Communist goading. But then he became aware of what was happening and he saw that he must change his tactics. It was noted that every meeting day, the Peiping radio was broadcasting the text of the Communists' prepared statements. Often these statements were broadcast 24 hours before the Communist delegates were to make them. And the broadcasters would then report that the United Nations' side had not denied the charges nor replied to them. The effect was to create the Impression that Ambassador Dean was admitting the charges. The showdown came on Dec. 12 when Wang Huang-hua, the principal Chinese delegate, made a statement through the North Korean delegate, Ki Sok Bok. It was the old charge that the U.S. had connived with South Korea in releasing 27,000 »ntl - Communist North Korean prisoners of war last June. Wang accused the U.S. of "perfidy" in this act. Ambassador Dean saw that he could not let that one pass. Immediately he denounced the charge as I untrue ... nonsense ... bunk ... I garbage. He said that unless the charge was withdrawn he would treat it as notice that the Communists wished to recess the talks indefinitely. Then he walked out. This maneuver obviously caught Wang by surprise. It came on a Saturday. At 4:40 a.m. Monday the Communists sent word to the United Nations' negotiators that they wanted to resume the negotiations next day. There was an offer then to withdraw the charge and expunge the record, as Ambassador Dean had demanded. But by that time Ambassador Dean had decided to come home for the Christmas holidays, to attend his son's wedding and to consult with the State Department. It would give the Communists a chance to cool off and it would allow the UN to offset the Communist propaganda. Though It has not' been reported, Ambassador Dean has given, as well as taken, in the exchanges with the Communist negotiators. A typical incident occurred during one of the many debates over admission of Soviet Russia to the peace talks as a bellgerent—not as a neutra. Ambassador Dean slated bluntly that he wanted Russia there to make her vote a matter of record and to make sure that the Kremlin would agree to live up to the peace terms.. He said Communist China and North Korea were mere stooges of Russia, anyway. Wang Huang-hua objected and asked that the remark be withdrawn. "The point that the Chinese ciele' - te does not wish to be known as a stooge of Russia is noted," replied Dean in effect, and let It pass. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD-CNEA)- Behind- the Screen: Howard Hughes, release of the new Jane Ruuell film, "French Line," without a Produc tlon Code Administration Seal ol Approval is further evidence of the new "to-heck-with-the-censors" attitude in Hollywood. "The Moon Is Blue" <was the first flicker to by -pass film In. dustry censors to the tune of 13,000,000 in profits and no serious public disapproval. There's a good chance Hughes will soon release another film, "Son of Slnbad," without an approval seal. Hughes, along with other movie makers, claims the censorship code is outdated. Tony Dexter will star In a series of telefilms based on Dumas' "The Count of Monte Crlsto." Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, hubby and wife, hit the personal- appearance road to help sell O-I movies. Says Janet: "We'll be plugging separate films but it's cheaper that way. The studio pays for only one hotel room." There's a character named "Miss Torso" in Paramount's "Rear Window." In color and on wide- screen, she'll no doubt look more- so. High-Priced Lingering; . The big reason why Cesar Romero is lingering In New York Is the J5000-per-week salary he draws on Chevrolet Playhouse and other shows. UCLA's medical department Is conducting hush - hush experiments with crippled Bonl Buehler in an effort to provide her with special artitlcial limbs; Bonl's romance with Gear SteHan, though, is no longer In the 7th Heaven league. Photos of John Wayne and Pilar Palette snapped at the Mocambo and Giro's are infuriating Texas news photographers. The flash-bulb boys in Houston say that Wayne .sked them not to photograph him with Pilar during the big premiere fesitivltles for 1 "Hondo" and that Jiey agreed to skip the shots. They also say that Wayne prom- sed nobody else would get the first pictures ol him with Pilar until his divorce from Esperanza Wayne Was (inal. Jeannette MacDonald isn't happy about the interviews that Christine Jorgenson la giving out about the time that she invited her to tea. But Jeanette is beaming about her first Hollywood night club appearances. Now it can be told that Robert Benchley's heirs tried to buy up the late humorist's short subjects from MOM so that TV audiences could see them. The studio nixed the appeal. be Doctor Says— Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. In about one American marriage ut ol eight there are no children. Is hard to know how often this intentional. It is undoubtedly ue that in a high percentage of s, the couples would like to nve .children, but seem unable to 0 so. Such involuntarily sterile arrlages cause enormous dis- ess and many divorces. Such a situation is a medical roblem. It is now known there re many possible causes for ster- ty. In many cases these couples •e only relatively sterile since It by no means Infrequent for them have children after they had icirted it was Impossible. Lessened fertility may be the suit of chronic Illness in either isband or wife, caused by uny umber of things such as anemia, ndetecled diabetes, or poor nu- Hion. Frequently, when these are scovered and corrected, concep- on takes place with astonishing •omptncss. In the past the failure to bear illdrcn 'was always blnmed on e woman. This Is no longer con- dered correct since It is now iown that something like half.of e sterile matlngs result from in- rtility of the male partner. Since men are responsible for ilrtless marriages nearly as oft- 1 as women, an investigation ot e possible causes of sterility ust include thorough examination the man. Tests are available hlch can determine with great •curacy whelher the barren mar- age Is due to male Infertility, he man must cooperate though. Women May Be Barren There are many possible causes r. the sterility of women whose mpllcated reproductive appara- s can develop defects which In- rfeie with chlldbenrlng. One of e most common causes of bnr- rennesa In women la closure of the oviducts, or Fallopian tubes, which carry the egg from the ovary to the womb. If these passageways are closed, conception is Impossible. The childless couple wanting children should first be thoroughly examined by competent physicians, both of them. When all of the necessary information on their physical condition has been collected, it is possible to .decide what corrective steps can be taken. In many cases the sterility can be overcome and those who have previously considered themselves unable to have children may have them. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Discard Turns Out As Kty Gam* Play .The most beautiful hand of the Winter national Tournament, recently conducted in Dallas by the American Contract Bridge League, was played by John R. Crawford, of Philadelphia, in the open team event, which his team won. West decided to open the un- bld suit, so led the six of clubs. Dummy played 'low, East put up the queen, and Crawford won In his hand with the king. Crawford next led the queen ol spades from his hand, and let It ride for a finesse. , East won with his singleton king of spades and returned a club, since he was quite pleased with thnt suit. West was allowed to hold Ihe second round of clubs with his Jack, and h* promptly led the lult again, forcing out dummy's ace. On the third round of clubs Crawford had to discard. He casually discarded the ten of hearts, which eventually turned out to be a key play. Johnny planned to take another spade finesse eventually, and hoped to discard another heart on one of dummy's spades. It didn't matter much whether he discarded the ten (or nine of hearts now or later; and he hoped it would confuse hsl opponents. After winning the third round of clubs In dummy with the ace, Crawford led the jack of diamonds, East covered and declarer won with ace. He cashed the king of diamonds, and West properly dis- WEST VKQSt «2 #J89 North Pass 1 4 2 » 3 NT. NORTH (D) II 4 A 108 32 V54S • J3 + A43 BAST AK VJ3 -•Q9874 4Q9732 SOOTH AQ5 » A 10 9 7 » AK108J *K10 Both sides vul. Ea«t South Pass 1 V Pan 2 » Pass 2 N.T. Pass Pass We*t Pass Pass P«ss Pan Opening lead— 4 ' carded a low apade. This was a bitter blow, since declarer had been hoping for a 3-3 diamond break. Declarer continued with the ten of diamonds, and West had to discard a heart, since he couldn't spare another spade. Rather naturally, .West discarded the six of hearts. Crawford next finessed dummy'* nine of spades, and East discarded a diamond. Apparently declarer Wife of famed detective Barney Ruditzky is hospitalized and faces was in dummy for the last time, but he didn't cash the ace of spades. Instead, he led a heart and ducked the nine around to West's queen. West tried to get out by return- Ing the king of hearts to Crawford's ace, but Crawford then returned the seven of hearts, which forced West to win with the eight. West then had to lead a spade, allowing dummy to win the last two tricks Crawford's eighth and ninth tricks) by a finesse. If Crawford had kept the ten of hearts (instead of the seven , or If West had discarded the eight of hearts, Crawford would have been forced to win the third heart trick. And then he would be stuck in his hand and forced to lose the last two tricks to East. a serious heart operation. A series based on Barney's career on the , New York police force In the roaring twenties is still cooking on the television clove. Cameron Mitchell, who hasn't tung a note in films, tested for the role of Curly in "Oklahoma!" Ho sang "oh, What a Beautiful Morn- Ing." .. . Mara Lane, England'! Marilyn Monroe, is way out front in the race for the "helen of Troy" role at Warner Bros. Some Spillage The script writer for Mickey Spil- lane'a new thriller, "The Long Wait," couldn't resist describing a scene of carnage with the line: "There is more blood Bpillaned here than anywhere." Johnny Mercer was offered the Job of writing the score for Marilyn Monroe's period musical "Pink Tights," but firmly said "No." Not even for Marilyn ond a couple of new '64 calendars. Explains Johnny, star of CBS radio's "It's Johnny Mercer Time: "I'm tired, REAL tired of doing lyrics for those old - time tunes that go back to the 1800s. You have to write em in the style of the era and just about he bigges laugh you can ge goes something like- 'Its spring and the sap is running.' And that ain't funny, Buster." Paramount's production chief, Don Hartman, is supervising those Julius La Rosa film tests. It's a clue to the studio's high hopes for 'Mr. Humility." Hollywood looks at IteeU dept: Amanda Blake plays an Oscar winner in "A Star Is Born." When she steps up on the platform on Academy award night shes wearing a pair of dark glasses with large rhinestone studded frames. A NEW electronic calculator Is said to solve In two minutes a problem that would take 15 years a work out with pencil »nd paper. Maybe it can even make out an income tax form. — Fort Meyers (Fla.) News-Press. 15 Yean Ago In Blythiville — J. Graham Sudbury, editor of the Courier News and attorney, spoke on. New Years resolution! in the Blytheville high school assembly last week. Mrs. C. F. Tucker was hostess to members of the Town and Country Club and one guest, Mrs. Harry Prissell, yesterday afternoon at her tiome. Ben Hall, formerly of here and now of Memphis, is resting well in the Methodist hospital after an operation performed yesterday afternoon. Willie Oakes 1 wife says she's beginning to wonder if they took their winter vacation away from beaches where there are a lot of scant women's bathing suits, whether Willie would find it necessary to have/ his eyes tested and get stronger glasses every year. Nursery Rhymes Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 The Piper's son 4 Little Boy 8 What Mother Hubbard looked for • 12 Eucharistic wine cup 13 majesty H Soon 15 Through 16 Vanished 18 Shackle 20 Staggers 21 Pronoun 22 Vehicles 24 Hurt 26 Air (comb, form) 27 Musical direction 30 Burdened 32Ey« inflammation S4 Analyzed grammatically JSGetiwar 38 Saintt (ab.) 37 Corded fabrics 3V Feminine appellation 40 What Polly Flinders tat beside 41" little, two tittle, three little Indians" 42 Hobgoblin 45 Bated on ttni 49 Extend beyond 51 Past SIEyeBliu pin 53 Disparage 54 Sailor « Formerly 56 Essential being 57 Sea eagle DOWN 1 Woven strip 2 Portent 3 Mad Hatter's companion 4 Indistinct 5 Jacob's third 24 Swiss 'son (Bib.) 0 U U N N 9 C L. H e L. E PC N e e * i * ^ A 1_ A T E N E W f U C * P E O A * ^ O A m e. t» T A K % T U 7 V fc M ,>/(, W M A O P T [7 * T A V K X-s- E K O W R A N E 'M C A T • K N P * M A S R N S E * 5 E E W, N ft E C? i A T E £ R 38 Foot levers mountains 40 Foremost 6 Time allowed 25 Outer garment41 Dark yellow for payment 26 Viper . 42 Tree trunk " " 27 Deadlock 43 "The. cow 28 Gratuitiel jumped ——. 29 Where three the moon" wise men of 44 Clan Gotham went 46 French coins 7 Eyes (Scot.) 8 Foundations 9 At one time 10 Christmas carol 11 Finishes 17 Mistakes 19 Pays attention 23 Constellation 31 Weirder 33 Queen Bqadicea's people 47 Seaweed product 48 Forsaken 50 Compass point m

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