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PAGE SDC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JULY 26, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAJNES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Go, New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. __ _ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October 8. 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year 12 50 for six months, 11.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. I12.50 per year payable in advance Meditations For neither *t *ny time used we flattering- words, a* ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God it witness, — I. Thess. 2:5. # * # Covetousness is a sort of mental gluttony, not confined to money, but craving honor, and feed- on selfishness. — Chamfort. Barbs May the sunburn season stop egotistical people from giving themselves so many slaps on the back. * # * The next time Uncle Sam raises postal rates we hope he charges a dollar for sending bills. * * * No wonder talk is called cheap—so much of it is made out of nothing:. * * * Probably the most efficient chaperon is the need of a shave. * * # With tuition jolng- up at some colleges, education is almost M expensive as ignorance. * * # Vacationist are people-who drive hundreds of miles to take pictures that are out of focus. Arkansas Needs to Keep Its Senior Senator The State of Arkansas falls low on many lists and recently slipped even below Mississippi'in a listing of education expenditures. However, there is one field in which... Arkansas needs bow to no other state. It is an acknowledged fact, both here and in other states, that Arkansas has two of the best senators in Washington, sas has been the cose ever since Arkansas has been represented in the Seante by Sen. J. W. Pulbright and Sen. John L. McClellan. As the state's senior senator, Sen. McClellan has, through his 12 years experience, achieved a position "whereby his presence in that body is felt and respected. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as. ranking Democrat on the Senate Government Operations Committee and as a member of its subcommittee on investigations, he has turned in a job that has won him recognition both in and outside of Arkansas. Sen. McClellan expressed in Osceola last week the hope for a majority vote in the first primary tomorrow so he could return to Washington for the conclusion of this session of Congress because several important bills are pending. This is the attitude of a "working senator". Sen. McClellan is not afraid of a campaign fight; he has proven that. But he knows where he needs to be in the interests of the people of Arkansas. Arkansas needs to keep its senator. Your vote for Sen. McClellan tomorrow will help the state do just that. A New Era for France? The raw facts of geography make it plain the Indochinese truce is a smashing defeat for France and the free nations. As a result of it, the Communist rebels under Ho Chi Minh will control the great northern cities of Hanoi and Haip- hong, and the rich, populous Red River delta surrounding them. They also gain a small pocket of land in the neighboring- state of Laos. This land the Reds did not have when the war began in December, 1946. It force. Few military men doubt that the was gained by force and the threat of key portions of the delta yielded in this truce would have fallen to the Communists soon if the war had continued. France's military position here had deteroi- rated seriously. In other words, the French were not able to obtain a truce which was not a defeat They were lucky the Communists willinfly proposed terms they could ao 4 cept with any grace at all. Under agreement, the principal Ind- chineses state Viet Nam, is partitioned near the 17th parallel, at a point where it is quite narrow. Laos and Cambodia are to be neutralized, which means the French, no less than the Communists, will be barred from maintaining armed forces there. Election will be held in all three states later on to determine their political future. Here France won some advan- atge, since the voting will take place later than the Reds wanted. The latter obviously believe that elections held now would go strongly in their favor. This belief emphasizes the weakness of the French in Indochina in this war. the great upsurge of native nationalism there lay at the root of this conflict, yet the French largely ignored it until it was too late. Thus they never won more than half-hearted support even from the Indo- chinese who wished to resist communism. Whether in the interval between the cease fire and the Indochina elections the French can convince the natives that their destiny still lies with the free West is a grave question. Most hard-hearted observers today are expressing doubt. For two reasons, the truce is cheer• ing news. First, the world must always find some satisfaction in an ending of bloodshed. The guns have stopped in one more small hot war. Second, however grim the truce terms, the mere facts of the truce is a political victory for French Premier Mendes France and must accordingly be hailed. He promised agreement by July 20 and said he would quit if he failed. He missed his deadline by just two hours. Free nations cannot help but be heartened when a French statesman today succeeds in doing what he said he would. It is the first show of real leadei*- ship in France in many a year, and we must pray it is the beginning of a new era of more positive French action on the on the world scene. From the ashes of the Indochina defeat, France may start the long, hard climb upward to a new position of strength and honor. VIEWS OF OTHERS It has frequently been noted that the Civil War period and the present era have a great deal in common when it comes to reckless and irresponsible accusations and character assassination. For Wisconsin the similarity between the periods is striking, for politicians from the state played leading roles in both eras. Today its our junior senator. During the Civil War it was Representative John F. Potter, also of Wisconsin. As the war started, it became a popular pastime for politicians to brand opponents as Southern sympathizers. Suspicions were spread deliberately, and among the favorite targets were government employes. Margaret Leech writes in her "Reveille in Washington, i860-'65" that the House during a special session named a select committee on loyalty of clerks to investigate government workers and departments. She continues: "It was headed by John F. Potter, a belligerent Wisconsin Republican who two years earlier had been challenged to a duel by Roger A. Prior of Virginia, and hre turned the affair into a joke choosing bowie knives as the weapons. "As an agency for secret accuusations, the Potter committee formed a sounding board on which every whisper of suspicion was magnified during the latter half of 1861. In the offices, clerks trembled for their jobs and spied and tattled on their fellows. Some 550 charges were made to the committee, which examined nearly 450 witnesses under oath. Workers at the Navy Yard arsenal and the White House were among those whose fidelity was challenged." The year 1861 and the year 1954 have almost a century between them, but they sound somewhat alike, don't they?—The Milwaukee Journal Destiny beckons . . . I hope our two countries (India and China) will stand for peace ... as they have done through the past 2000 years fo human history.—Indian Prime Minister Nehru. * # * Aw-w-w-, I ain't ever gonna lead the league in homers.—N. Y. Giant's Willie Mays. •£ * # I happen *o be one who believes that, even if outvoted in the United Nations, it is important that the views of a free America be always spoken in the forums of the United Nations. I happen to be one who believes that eventually the right position of the United States will prevail in the councils of the world.—Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind., Ore.). * * # That young feller (Cleveland Indian's Al Rosen), that feller's a ball player. He'll give you the works every time. Gets all the hits, gives you the hard tag in the field. That fellers a real competitor, you bet you sweet curse life.—Yankees' Mr. Fixer-Upper, Himself OaT-RT£ WHICH CMC/ 1 O Peter Edson's Washington Column- Secretary of Commerce Finds WASHINGTON —(NEA) —Secre{ tary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks went back to the Harvard commencement for the 40th anniversary of his graduating class of 1914, and got mixed up in one of those typical old-grad, failure-to- recognize-and-inability-to - remember-names stories. A classmate approached him, arms outstretched and face beaming over reunion with a long-lost chum. "Why Sinny," he gushed. "It certainly is good, to see you. j you haven't changed a bit, recog- ! nized you at once," and so on, in I the old campus routine. The secretary was sunk. He couldn't remember the man to save his soul. And there flashed through his mind the thought that, as Secretary of Commerce, his name and picture had been in the papers a lot ' the last year, and that gave his old friends an advantage. All this was exploded, however, when his old pal stopped wringing his hand and beating him on the back to inquire, "By the way, Sinny, what are you doing now?" jname?" The secretary was stuck, too, and mumbled back that the face was familiar, but couldn't be placed. They met anyway, exchanged the usual polite pleasantries and then turned to pass on. As they parted, the woman said sweetly, "It certainly was good to see you again, Dr. Manion." Relieved that he wasn't the only one who couldn't remember names, Mr. Randall said with amusement , "You've got the wrong 'Clarence.' " Dr. Clarence E. Manion was chariman of the President's Commission on Intergovernmental Relations until his resignation was asked for. There's another one of those mistaken identity stories — which happen every day in Washington— about Clarence M. Randall, board chairman of Inland Steel, and President Eisenhower's adviser on international trade policy. He was walking down a corridor with his secretary when a woman approached, a warm smile on her face as she prepared to greet them. Mr. Randall couldn't remember the woman's name to save him "Quick," he whispered to his secretary, "what's that woman's IT. S. troops in Korea have contributed over SI.000,000 out of their own pay and pockets during the past year to support orphanages, missions, schools and various other reconstruction and rehabilitation projects. To date, 1,800 projects have been approved and 350 have been completed. Each project bears a marker saying that this is a contribution of the armed forces of the United States. This program, begun after the cease-fire, is having a good political effect on the South Koreans and it's a morale builder for the Americans, too. It gives them something to do, and an interest in rebuilding the war-torn country. When the Korean armistice was signed, there was some discussion of having U. S. troops take on the entire reconstruction program. The idea of making the American units into labor battalions was turned down, however. Instead, Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Eighth Army ;ommander, got authority to use 315,000,000 worth of military supplies—cement, lumber, hardware — .for various building projects in a huge Armed Forces Aid to Korea program, known for short as AFAK. Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson, former president of General Motors, tells this story of the first automobile he ever saw. It was an old sidewinder Oldsmobile that came chugging down the main street of his home town of Minerva, Ohio, near Cincinnati. This was in 1901, when Wilson was 11 years old. He was the typical barefoot boy in summer, he recalls, and bis feet hurt. Nevertheless, he went chasing down the street after this new contraption, in its cloud of dust. He couldn't catch it. "The closest I ever got ot it," he recalls, "was the smell." There has been little or no news about it on the cables, but a very touchy international oil situation is developing in Saudi Arabia. Around the Arabian peninsula coastline are numerous little fishing villages that for centuries have had a semi-in Dependent status, ruled by local princes. Their boundaries are indefinite, running back into the interior for 50 or 100 miles. British oil companies have been negotiating for drilling rights with the rulers of these little city-states. This is in conflict with the central authority of the Saudi Arabian government, which has given a general concession to Arabian American Oil Co., a U. S. corporation. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Two correspondents are apparently quite concerned about a slight peculiarity which almost certainly will cause no harm. Q. Please write about yawning'. I yawn all day long but am not hungry or sleepy. A.V. Q. What makes my son yawn so much? He gets plenty of sleep. He is 24 years old. Mrs. K. A. An answer to these questions must of necessity be rather vague since yawning like sihing and hic- caneal spurs on the heel been operated on but, as have your doctors say, the results have often been disappointing or worse. When they produce pain or soreness • these spurs are certainly a nuisance. It is possible that a specially constructed shoe would be of some help. Q. For several years one of my teeth has been in a, weakened condition, and for the past year or onn-c .yo,wiiiUK iic-c jjiK.ii.uJg a.uu 1110- " ' i_i_- j. cuping a-re merely changes in the , more it has been throbbing at - - - times. Should this be considered a matter of serious concern from the standpoint of cancer? D. H. breathing movements, the exact significance of which is not clear in most instances. Of course, most people yawn when they are lacking in sleep or are bored, but the possibility of a mere habit must be considered in those who yawn excessively without any apparent cause. Q. I have read that a person can never have more than one attack of shingles. Is this true? Mrs. A. A. Apparently one attack of shingles or herpes zoster usually confers permanent resistance but, A. It is unlikely to result in cancer but would certainly seem to call for expert dental attention. Q. I have had a debate with a friend in regard to a blood clot which I say is inflammation of the vein. My friend insists that phlebitis is a blood clot. Can you clarify? E. M. A. An embolus is a blood clot or other plug carried by the blood stream from a distant blood vessel and forced into a smaller one, thus causing obstruction of the circula- according to the books, a second tion at that point. Phlebitis is the attack is possible though unusual, inflammation of a vein often ac- Q. Please tell me if the latest method of treating varicose veins by painting the toes with a red fluid is good. I cannot see how this cculd help the veins. M. M. A. Neither can I. It sounds like the method of a quack. Q. I have what is called a calcium spur growing on my heel. Two or three doctors have told me companied by the formation of a blood clot at the point where the vein is inflamed. The name for a blood clot itself is thrombus. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: 'larlon Brando, Hollywood gagsters are saying, is worrying- his psychiatrist because he's playing Napoleon in ''Desiree.' ' But the idet. isn't funny to Marlon, who snarled a "No comment" when I asked him if he'd heard the line, inspired by headlines when a psychiatrist said he was too ill to work in "The Egyptian." Fox sued Brand^ in the resulting legal row but the suit was dropped when he agreed to comb down h'.z hair and wear a putty nose piece as the French emperor. The star, now in good spirits, may be ducking questions about his couch sessions and his row with Fox, but he isn't avoiding comment about "fifth - rate, withered, caustic remarks made about me in Hollywood by people who should be pitied. "It doesn't bother me, though," he confided. "In the long - run it really doesn't matter. Intelligent people don't believe all the nonsense about me. People who believe it I ignore." Patrice Wymore is being zip- lipped in Rome about the big nitery and theater tour she begins in August in the U. S. It could be she's worried that Nora Haymes and Lili Damita, who were Mrs. Erroll Flynns before her, could attach her salary for Errol's back alimony and child support. Product • hungry movie studios tried to snag a film version of "Porgy and Bess," shot as a stage play, during the touring company's Los Angeles engagement. But the idea was nixed by the Gershwin estate and Robert Breen, director and copr '.ucer. He'll film "Porgy" next spring with the same cast but in standard movie style. There's a new club .at Fox — Cigarets Anonymous .... A movie fur designer is about to spring polka dot mink on the world. White mink with circles of black mist mink. Today with taxes so high, says Dorothy Shay, a girl might just • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Correct Defense Is Obvious fo Expert South's jump to four spades in today's hand was an attempt to shut the opponents out. North had already passed, and South had it would be to East's advantage to get rid of dummy's trumps by leading the ace of spades and next a low spade. South would then succeed in making' five trump tricks, two aces, and two diamond tricks at most. For some obscure reason, East thought the best defense consisted in leading .hearts persistently to put West in an over-ruffing position. The trouble with this idea was that West had no high trump with which to over-ruff, and this fact should have been clear from the bidding, .When East took the ace of diamonds, he promptly led the king of hearts. South r,uffed, cashed the king of diamonds ,and ruffed a. small diamond in the dummy. There was now no way to defeat the contract. Even if East overruffed and returned a low trump, declarer could draw the trumps and give up a diamond, losing only two diamond tricks and one overruff. Actually, East overruffed with the ace of spades and led another heart. South ruffed, ruffed another diamond in dummy, and succeeded in making his contract with an overtrick instead of being set one trick. The moral is quite clear. It usually pays to remove dummy's trumps when it seems likely that declarer plans to ruff losing cards with dummy's worthless trumps. If you decide against this obvious defense you must be very sure that your own plan will work better. as well marry for love. The Sterling Hayden - Betty Hayden separation isn't keeping the star from seeing his kiddies. Took his two sons and Betty's daughter by a previous marriage to a resort ne? r - Santa Barbara. ... Winston Churchill and his family are aghast at the printed report that Edward Arnold will star in the prime minister's life story on the screen. Friends of the clan say that It can't happen. Debra Paget wore contact lenses to change the color of her eyes from blue to brown as the Indian, doll in "Broken Arrow" but this wasn't ':old at the time. While playing a love scene with her, Jimmy Stewart stopped the. cameras with: "I love you and all that, kid- but your eye- are slipping" Note from Suzan Ball, on location with "Chief Crazy Horse" at Rapid City, S. D.: "My program of learning to walk all over again is progressing so well I have a feeling I'll b« able to throw my cane away by the time the picture is over. I'm tremendously happy with my husband and my new career — and happy people have no handicaps." Esperanza Wayne, I hear. Is much unhappy because Pilar Palette, the Peruvian beauty, is living in the houre she once occupied with John Wayne. The mansion figured in their divorce case and was a clash. point until Chata agreed to move out so that it could be sold. Johnnie Ray's beaming over his let - us - be gay, nonsobbing role in "There's No Business Like Show Business." "After this/-' he tells it," they'll be calling me 'Laughing Boy* instead of the Prince of Wails." "Unchained," being filmed at the California Institution for Men at Chino, is Chester Morris' first movie after five years on TV. Wearing dungarees and T-shirt, he was sitting at a table in the picnic area where families visit inmates of the prison. He noted a buzzing at a nearby table and overheard a lady's loud whisper, "Isn't that Chester Morris?" Told that she was right, the lady said: "So Morris is in HERE. No wonder we haven't seen him in pictures lately." The name of Bella Darvi, the new Fox star, will pop up in higher court hearings of Simone Silva'a immigration case if the legal blueprint now being drawn up is followed. Simone's lawyers and her producer - boss, Al Petker, will seek to prove that Bella came to Hollywood without a labor permit, but was allowed to emote, anyhow. Simone isn't being given the same right. 75 Years Ago In B/ytJievi//f— Melvin Halsell has returned from a tour of Florida. He was gone about ten days. Don Burton. Blytheville fighter, will meet Roy McDaniel in the main event on the boxing program at Lepanto Friday night, Blytheville Kiwanians and some 35 visitors from Memphis, Dyersburg Paragould, Jonesboro and Sikeston had their ladies as their guests enjoyed informal dinner and dancing in the Blue Room of the Hotel Noble last night. C .M. Buck, president of the club, presided. Fishing Trip Answer to previous ACROSS WEST *43 VQ4 • J 10 9 4 A K J'9 5 3 North Pass Pass NORTH (Di 26 *87 V A 9 5 3 2 • 85 • A 10 6 2 EAST AA62 VKJ1087 * AQ AQ84 SOUTH 4KQJ1095 ¥6 • K7632 *7 East-West vul. East South IV 44 Pass West Pass Opening lead — V Q DOWN 1 Arrived 2 Jewel 3 Relying 4 Sew loosely 5 Toward the sheltered side 6 Athletic fields 7 French coin 1 Boston's favorite fish 4 Food fish 8 oysten 12 Monkey- is Singing voice 14 Unbleached 15 Chart _. 16 Spiny-skinned g Denomina- sea animal tj ons 18 Chose 9 Resound 28 Hireling 20 Make amends 1Q » Erne rald Isle" 29 Network 25 Above 12 AGRICULTURE Secretary Benson may have a new problem — surplus ham from the Army-McCarthy TV show.—Memphis Press- Scimitar. THE WOMAN who drew her par- that an operation would not be a lor shades to keep the furnishings success, and I do not know what : from fading has a granddaughter to do. C.A.M. who docs it to brighten television. A. These calcium deposits or cal- '— Ellaviile (Ga.) Sun. very little defense against the opponents. (As it happened. North had two aces, and .ost-West could not have made a game.) South should have been defeated, but he actually succeeded in j making four pades when East went off in the wrong direction. West opened the queen of hearts, and dummy wor with the ace. Declarer returned a diamond from the dummy, and East wisely hopped up at once with the ace. At this point the correct line of defense should have been very clear. South probably intended to ruff diamonds in the dummy, and -_ _ t . 11 Sand hill 22 Egyptian 1? Ddftd grap< goddess j(j gj op 24 Music passage 23 Th 26 Consumes, 24S olicitudt as fish 21 Through 30 Dispatch boats 32 Chinky 34 Start* again 35 Oil 36 Work unit 37 Lo\v tide |jf 39 Arrow poison 40 Remit IZI 41 Curve 42 Command 45 Acknowledgment 49 Unfair fisherman 51 Often drunk on a Ashing trip 52 Rim 53 On tht — ff sea* 54 Girl'* nicknamt 55 Require 56 Philippine native* 57 Affirmative* i I I I 26 German city 42 Unclosed 27 Tropical tree 43 Was borne 44 Magistrate of Venice 31 Possessor* 46 Therefore 33 Watered silk 47 Let a fish 38 Skillful tire 40 Dried 48 Numbers 41 New "miracle 50 17th Greek drugs" letter LL 2k 50 5t> 20 27 39 K) 57 29 17 H

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