The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 12, 1954
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fAGBPOtm BLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER MBWB TOBSDAT, JANUARY '. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS nacouitm NIWBOO • w. •Aims, notutm On A BA1NM, Annual PubUth« A, tY nnftlCKSON. Ultor fAOL O. HUMAN. AdTertltlng tlanagtt Ml* Nttkwal AdwtMnf Rtpr«entatl»es: Wallace WttDB 00. N«* Tort. C«uc*«o, Detiolt AtUoto, tttend M iNOod «UM nutter at th« pott- •fftM at BlrthOTllle, Arkansas. unMr act o( Con- PMK Octoktr I WIT. of Th» Associated Prm RATM: By wrrMr In U» city of Biytnefllle or an» Mburtan M*» vhen carritr ternc* H main- tolmd. H* pv mck By mill, within • radius ot M miles, is.00 per J9K, 12.90 tor six month: 11.25 lor three months: by mill outside M mil* tone. 11330 per rear payable In advance Meditations What prayer and implication soever be made by any man, or by thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth hfi hands toward this housf—1 Kind I:M. * * * We, Ignorant of ourselves, beg often our own harm which the wise powers deny us for our good; so fInfl we profit by uosing of our prayers.—Shake-. speare. Barbs Often we read statistics that show the number of autds junked— but not often enough. * * » A» IlUnob nan had his rtolin Insured for 110,«M. Is h< planning to play at a New Year's en Lumbago meant the blood la pure, according to a doctor. Or, thii time of year, that the walks need shoveling. A tdeatiat tays that In 1M yean people may ,t» shorter. As far a* we're concerned, that meant •rote. To thi romantic gal. tweet nothings mean everything. Quorum Court: Horse And Buggy Institution? Th* Arkansas Legislative Council, a pre-session group of legislators who review impending and potential laws for the state, has reported that it considers the quorum court method of handling county budgets "cumbersome" and even "ridiculous." It is a conclusion with which we are inclined to agree, at the same time making it clear that it is the method itself and not the personnel of the court that we refer to. The council'! study of quorum courts was made with a view to introducing legislation which would give them more authority in handling county business. In turn, this would cut down on the multitude of purely ''local" legislation that now consumes the time of the state legislature. At present, the only function of the Quorum Court—in Mississippi County, at least—is to meet on the third Monday in each November to vote on the county budget for the forthcoming year. We have no objections to this method of approving the county budget, as it certainly should have the approval of some agency that represents the taxpayers. However, as long as the quorum court must exist for this annual session, it may as well, as the Legislative Council suggests, have broader authority so that less county business will have to be transacted in Little Rock once every two years. Too, such strengthening of the quo- urn court procedure could profitably involve changes in the formation of that body. It is now composed of all the justices of the peace of the county, and we feel that these primarily judicial positions are not closely enougli related to the job of handling all the varied aspects of county government. You Cannot Confer Abi I ity In Legal Matters by Award Dr. Harold Urey, University of Chicago scientist, appears to have an odd affinity for legal questions. But thus far he has shown no conspicious talent for dealing with them. An eminent atomic specialist, Urey intruded himself last spring into the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted U. S. atom ipiei who were about to die in the electric chair, His arguments then wire thtllow, and largely unrelated to the issues involved. Now, oa the occMion of hie accept- ance of a law fraternity'* award, Urey discourse* on the relationship of th* citizen to the federal Constitution. At one point, he argues that if the Communist Party is a genuine political party and not a conspiracy, then First Amendment to the Constitution should assure the citizen protection against investigation. , The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and the right of peaceable assembly. This is peculiar reasoningv. In the first place, conspiracies are not usually advertised. If the Communist Party is a conspiracy against the government, It can only be established by inquiry into the activities of the party and its individual members. v In the second, a great deal of evidence has been presented in federal court to the effect that the U. S. Communist Party is in act a conspiracy rather than an ordinary political organization. This was sufficiently impressive to produce the conviction o the country's 10 top Communists. So Urey's fundamental "if" is pretty academic. There is virtually no conclusive evidence to show that the Communist Party has the innocent purpose of a normal party. In declaring the party conspiratorial, Federal Judge Medina did, however, make one important reservation. Mere membership in the Communist Party cannot be taken in court as automatic proof of conspiracy. It must be proved in detail against each individual. But that is a far cry from saying or implying that there fore the Communist Party is a standard political organization whose members should be immune from investigation. Indeed, the very conditions laid down by Medina make clear that investigation is the only means available of establishing a conspiracy to the satisfaction of a court. We do not in this country insist that men speak out only on matters relating to their special competence. Dr. James Conant, chemist, president of Harvard, and High Commissioner in West Germany, commands attention as scientist, administrator and practitioner in world affairs. But the eager Uuer has as yet not measured up. If he wishb* to be heard respectfully on legal matters, he should first set about acquiring an understanding of the law. This cannot be conferred on him by award. y/iews of Others South! Perhaps we had nil :b«tter go out and buy earplugs. For years now we have heard loud lament form New England that Dixie had robbed that area of much of its textile industry. W« had grown accustomed to caustic comment. Now, however, we may be entering a new period during which the previous maelstrom may seem as nothing. It his been reported that out of New Bedford, that old town of sailing ships and men, there sailed recently a number of fishing vessels. Now, theie craft were not headed for the Grind Banks or other Eastern waters. They intended to shrimp nowhere north of Block Island near Boston, and their time was not to be spent In the vicinity of that long neck of Nahant reaching out seaward. Indeed no. These craft, their skippers and crews were headed for the Gulf of Mexico, and reports seemed to Indicate they might make port not too far from Mobile. Their aim: To shrimp in Gulf Costal waters. The substance of this story Is that the New England shrimpers have concluded—or 'some nave at least—that it cost* too much to shrimp In New England. Shades of cotton fabric I has the South wickedly sung 1U siren songs to discontented mariners, luring them to warmer, more pleasant Dixie waters. Nope. Dixie ain't said nothing. Well, we shall survive this now immigration, as we have survived others. Let us prepare a welcome for the sorely-beset and give them a merry cheer. But let us, In truth, make one request of them: That they be good enough not to try to Introduce the New England boiled dinner to territory much more suitable for gumbo.—Birmingham (Ala.) News. SO THEY SAY Every legitimate means available to the Federal Government that can be used to sustain (United States) prosperity is being used and will continue to be used as a necessary.—President Elsenhower * * * It Is very good to know that the administration has adopted what has always been a basic feature of the Democratic policy—the belief that our people need not suffer from a boom-and-bust America.—Senator Johnson (D., Tex.) There are few men too big for the offices they seek and there are many officei too big for the seekers.—Adlai Stevenson. * * * We should be grown up enough to know that wo cannot harbor traitors under any guise or any slogan. —Thomat E. Dtwey. There's Certainly No Precedent to Follow Peter fdson't Washington Column — New Look at Touchy Korean Situation May Be Necessary WASHINGTON—(NBA) — Devel opments in the Korean theater since the end of the fighting on July 27 may make necessary complete reappraisal by the United States and the United Nations. At the begin ning of the fighting In 1950 theie was on estimated 35 million people in all Korea, some li mil- Jions North Koreans, approxl. mntely four mil- Peter Enson lion have been military schools or units. The North Korean villages and countryside were so completely bombed that they must be considered totally destroyed. Chinese Communists have taken over. They run the ruined villages. Chinese colonists by the thousands are being moved into rehabilitate the farms, the mines and the scattered power and other industries. There are reports that some Chinese troops are helms moved out. Where to is not known. The Important point is that there Is no longer a real North Korea for the United Nations to deal with. If peace is made, it will be made with Bed China, or at best a puppet of Red China's. In the five months since the fight- Ing stopped, the Red Chinese have been working to consolidate their position in North Korea. All the time during the negotiations a Panmunjom, Communist blasting h«d been heard »s the Chinese worked perfecting .their defenses. There was no ban against such defense build-up in the cease - fire agreement. There are Indications that the Chinese have been stalling the peace conference preliminaries while these defenses are being completed. The Chinese may want to stall another six months. It is a guess at best, but inform- ligerent. Wang dictates every statement made by North Korea's Ki Sok Bolt, who is a figurehead. What has developed here is hat the United States Is now dealing with Red China for a Korean peace. Plenty of precedents are cited to show that this kind of negotiation can go on without any implication of American recognition of R e d China. But It is an embarrassing Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Bxclu- lively Yours: Eiptnnu Wayne doesn't need that pick - up truck anymore. Her Chrlstma* present to herself WM art ««000 car. pur chased with some of the green backs that John Wayne «helled out after the divorce firework*. Judy Garland Is posing for th fan magailnes for the first time in years. All pictures have to be shot on the set of "A Star Is Born," however, and no tensers are a], lowed to flash bulbs In the environs of Judy's home. A visiting Manhattan editor claims he turned down an article on Joan Evas written by her ft* ther, Dale Xunson, on his disappointment over Joan's marriage to Kirby Weatherby. Too bitter. It couldn't have been timed bet ter. The Page Cavanaugh Trio w«s playing "Get a Load of That Crazy Walk" just as Marilyn Monroe swung it into a Palm Springs night spot. Janet Leigh is spending her time reading books on child psychology but insists she's not expecting. Her doctor told her she'd have to wait » year after she lost her expected baby last June before she could safely make another stork date. Doris Day just isn't talking to the press these days on the set of "Lucky Me." A movie magazine rticle claiming that Doris was operated on for a tumor is said to be the reason for the clamp-down. MOM's "Knights of the Round Table" marks the return ol old- time movie magic. It's great. Ditto for Jimmy Durante's Imitation of Eddie Cantor warbling •If You Knew Susie" on TV's Comedy Hour. Notes On Home Screen Portly Jack E. Leonard, TV's fat man and master of squelches, will take the quiz-show route with "Beat Your Wife" this spring. Jack wants to film It in Hollywood to get that Groucho Marx brand of comedy perfection. ed opinion is that the Chinese want position into which the U.S. has pease in Korea and that they will been maneuvered. The problem not launch an offensive against now is to figure where to go from South Korea. The same sources be- here, lieve that South Korean President | W ith Red China in control ol the Syngman Rhee will, not launch an offensive on his own because he knows he does not have the «ir strength to beat the Chinese Corn- munis s. Both these assumptions could be wrong. At any rate, the Chinese Communists are running the peace coherence preliminaries and running :hem well from their point of view. iVang Huang-hua, a counsellor In Red China's foreign ministry, is chief delegate and an able opponent for round-faced, balding, blue- eyed New York Lawyer Arthur H. 3ean, who is the chief U.S. and JN negotiator. Wang was a prize student of former U.S. Ambassador when he was president of Yenching University. Wang Huang-hua knows U.S. and world history and he has used his cnowledge effectively in dealing with Ambassador Dean. He has cited Franklin D. Roosevelt's 60- destroyer deal with the British as a precedent for Russia's furnishing arms aid to North Korea without he Soviet herself becoming a bel- North Korean situation, however, a new possibility has developed. It Is that Russia will not attend the peace conference at all—even as a neutral. Wang Huang-hua has Indicated he might accept such an arrangement. If this situation could be used in some way to create a breach between Red China and Russia, it might work to the advantage of the UN. But to many Washington experts on China, this Is completely unrealistic and wishful thinking. From their angle, Red China Is completely Communist and Moscow-dominated. Anything that implies recognition of Red China is rejected. It can nevertheless be reported authoritatively that his angle is being explored. No decision is likely till after Jan. 22. That is the deadline by which Indian Gen. K.S. Thlmayya must decide what to do with the 22,000 Korean and Chinese prisoners of war in his custody. Anything can happen after that. Robert Montgomery's begging Columbia to let Aldo Ray star in an hour - long show from New York. But Aldo's bosses are saying "No." It should be big league stardom for Aldo after his click acting in "Miss Sadie Thompson." Roy Rogers and Dale Evans are heading for London and a Palladium engagement with Trigger." The big-time Hollywood nightclub show, missing since Earl Cat-oil's death, is back at his theater-restaurant, renamed the Moulin Rouge. A line of 30 chorus cuties and some great acts in the same league with Las Vegas entertainment. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Two correspondents have recenV ly asked whether flat feet can be responsible for pains in the legs. The answer is simple: they can indeed. There is little doubt that this common condition of modern life is responsible for a good deal of difficulty, often without a person realizing It. Sometimes, flat feet, which are not actually hurting, may explain a certain amount of general fatigue. Most people'think of flat feet as a simple breaking down of the arch lying between the base of the big toe and the heel. This is one kind of flat foot. But there Is another arch, at the ball of the foot, which also can be broken down and call? a good dal of difficulty. Oftn the first sign f trouble in this second arch is the formation of a callous which may be tender or painful. Flat feet may come from some birth defect, from an injury, or from paralysis. Frequently shoes are worn which do not fit which makes the arch break down, and often the body weight is just more than the arches can stand. Arches Can Be Helped Fallen arches can usually be helped by proper treatment except, perhaps, in those who are very old or In whom the condition has existed tor too long. The arches usually cannot be built up to their normal position immediately because they have been collapsed too far. The build-up tins to be done gradually with felt pads. Exercises such ss walking around the floor on the outside edges of the feet, grasping mar. bles with the toes, and others are' often helpful In restoring strength are supposed to hold the archer. In to the muscles and ligaments which normal place. The use ol contrast foot bnths, that is, alternately immersing the feet In hot and cold W«Ur, iptwla itcoviry. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service 'Swindle' Lead* to Difficult Contract Written for NEA Service You may not afjree with South's opening bid of three hearts, but It has quite a bit to recommend It. This was the bid chosen by Alfred Shelnwold, author of two best-selling bridge books for beginners, at t he recent national tournament in Dallas. 'Game wasn't very likely," Sheinwold explained, "In view of my partner's pass. Because of the unfavorable vulnerability, my bid showed » very strong heart suit and about seven sure winners. "Hence my partner could Btill raise to game If he had three probable tricks. I wasn't anxious to get to three hearts by degrees and then perhaps get doubled by the opponents." Practically everybody else got to three hearts with the South hand, although by different bidding. North felt compelled to bid spades first and diamonds later, and South rebid his hearts each time, ending at three hearts. The defenders should have taken at least six tricks: two dlnnonds, two clubs, and two trumps. This was done at most tables of the tournament, but Shelnwold managed to •.»!" his Impossible contract by means of » "swindle." West opened the nine of diamonds, find East took his two top cards. East then returned a diamond, and Shelnwold had to find some way of getting himself out of the soup. Instead of ruffing the ;hlrd diamond or discarding a club, b* discarded th« jack ol spades. This strange discard couldn't really cost anything. It was obvious that a ruff would merely give West a chance to over-ruff. A club discard wouldn't do any good either, since declarer didn't expect to lose more than two clubs no matter how the play went. The spade discard stood to gain, however, if West through! that declar<r was making a normal discard from weakness. West fell for the swindle. He WEST A 5 4 2 V 10987 4 «93 *A54 North Past Past NORTH (D) 12 * AQ1087 ¥2 »QJ1082 *QJ EAST A963 » J. » AK74' *K 109.12 SOUTH AKJ VAKQ653 • 65 4876 North-South vul. East South West Pass 3V Pass Pass Opening lead—* 9 ruffed the third round of diamond* and hastily returned a spade. This was, of course, just what Sheln- wold had been waiting for. Declarer won the spade return with dumrpy's ace, and cashed the queen of diamonds from dummy to discard his last club. West could ruff, of course, but only with a card that would have be.en a trump trick in any case. Sheinwold made three spade tricks and six trumps, lulIUUng his contract. A SCIENTIST predicts that man will be building space 'ips in another 50 years. We'd like to see him convince the average schoolboy between six and ten that we don't already have them.—Greenville (S.C.I Piedmont, "A Hollywood star," says Danny Kaye, "is a guy with his footprints in cement and his Wife in court." Horace MacMahon told Army Archerd that an airline stewardess came up with these instructions as they flew over las Vegas: "Please fasten your money- beltsi" Doing It All Over Sign of the times note: Stanley Kramer, yesterday's movie boy wonder, sold hla big Beverly Hills home to Jack Webb, today'a TV boy wonder. Deborah Kerr's Pacific Palisades home is for sale. She'll live in New York and commute to Hollywood only when she's acting in pictures. Phil Silvers, the happy comic with the sad face, spent six years at • laugh getter on th* Minsky burlesque circuit. "The baggy - pants comediani have to hold their own against dolls who wear practically no panta at all. If you don't think that's doing It the hard way, just try It sometime. Phils now with Doris Day in "Lucky Me" at Warners and says: "She keeps all her clothes on but manages to sing me right out of the scene every time. But she's so tt cute I dont mind. Visual howl on the set of U-Is "The Black Shield: Tony Curtis dons a suit of 15th Century armor in a split second. Its made of metallic cloth with a modern zipper up the back! Steve Rowland saw Terry Moore in a high neckline gown and said: "It was as frustrating as looking at 3-D without Polaroid glasses. 15 Yeats Ago In BlythtW/le— Mrs. Ivy Crawford and Miss Eugenia Crawford have gone to Little Rock to reside for two months while Senator Crawford attends the State Legislature now in session. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Gooch spent yesterday in Memphis. Mrs. Theodore Logan was reelected superintendent of the Mississippi County Woman's Missionary Union association at an all day meeting held at the Baptist Church in Manila. VICE PRESIDENT Nixon was t said to have brought back a brief case full of "problems" gathered during his 70 days of foreign travels. About as many as a person could pick up in one day in Washington. — New Orleans States. ONE DUCK to another: "Oh stop walking like a Woman wearing slacks!" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. LITTLf LIZ— People who fly Into o rage often moke bod landings. *«t; 1 Old man Hobbs says h«'s glad! to see that the Russians have! agreed to discuss President! Ike's proposition to pool atomic: resources for peaceful purposes, but he's afraid he fnay not live, long enough to know the'result of all the arguments and com* plications the Commies will bring up after the discussions Screen Star Answer to Previous Puzzle Patriots nre people who Love their country through and through — Atlanta Journal. ACROSS 1 Screen star, Grant 5 He is s prominent t Heist star 12 Cry of bacchanal! 13 Extinct bird 14 Notion 15 Barrier! In rivers It Mske a mistake 17 Enthusiastic ardor 18 Click-beetle 20 Possessors 22 Silkworm S3 Crafty person 24 Abjure tt Compound ether 12 Bustle 33 His pictures quite popular J5 Feminine appellation tt Seine 37 Wintry month (ab.) 38 Permit. 39 Sluggish 42 Meddles 4S Over (pott,) 47 View 48 Demented 81 Inset 5!Group of players S«And 58 Large plant 59 Domestic slave CO Hostelry (1 Essential biin( 62 Female agent (suffix) 68 Roman bronzt 64 Rots by exposure . DOWN 1 Surrender 2 Grandparental 3 Rome to 4 Day before 11 Fortifies with 40 Nomad (poet) troops 41 Number 5 H* appears on" Age 43 Males the 21 Affliction 44 Irritate screen 24 Hindu queen 46 Networks 25 Paradise 6 Heart 7 Playing card < Diabolical persons 9 Indolent 10 ShtkespeareanSlRodents king 34 Dodges 48 Followers 26 Carry (coll.) 49 Bird's home 27 Horse's .gait '50 Rational 29. Story 52 Gaelic 30 German river 53 Pause 54 Golf mounds 57 Individual

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