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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW!" IATURDAY, JANUARY, 18 1954 THB BLYTHBV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COUWIB NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINB8, AislsUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICK6ON, Editor PAUL D, HUMAN, Advertising Manager " Sol* National Advertlilni Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, MtmpiiU. Entered as iecond class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blvthevllle or nny suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5,00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mall out;ide 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Then Trill I go unto the »Har of God, unto God, unto God My exccedinf joy: yea, upon tlie harp will I praise thee, O God, my God.—Paslms 43:4. » * * Thou awakest us to delight In Thy praise; for Thyself, and our heart is restless until it repose In thee — Augustine. Barbs TV has brought small roles to a lot of people, Much better than a loaf. An Eastern woman has been granted three di- Torcet from the tune nun. It sounds as If they had ft falling out, * * * If more people had turned over a new driving leaf, a lot fewer cara would have turned over during the New Year weekend. * * * Many a. tighter «ew» up a fight by hitting the other guy on the button. » » * This is the age of speed, but it still take: some women 38 years to reach 30. Italy's Timid Conservatives In French-Style Dilemma There can be no hiding the gravity of the political situation in Italy. Some of the same timidity which afflicts French politicians seem to hold Italian statesmen in its grip, The recent fall of Premier Fella's government was an unhappy symbol of this affliction. Fella's regime was intended to be temporary, with him serving only until a stronger leader could be found. But he was unable to hang on even that long. Fella had succeeded Premier De Gasperi, who was weakened by last summer's general elections, and whose gov- trnment finally collapsed. Throughout the postwar period De- Gasperi, staunch friend of the West, had kept Italy's center parties threaded together in reasonably effective coalition. Anticipating trouble in maintaining a working majority in the Italian parliament, De Gasperi had jammed through an election reform under which the center would get 65 per cent of the seats if it got 51 per cent of the vote. In the summer balloting, De Gasperi Christian Democrats and other center groups appeared, however, to have garnered only 49 per cent of the total. Without the big extra bulge hoped for in parliament, De Gasperi could put together only the most fragile coalition. Not long afterward he gave up. The irony of this is that it needed not have been. For a special election commission has been recounting 1,300,000 ballote challenged by the Communists. And on the basis of 700,000 recounts so far, it is reported that the De Gasperi government and its allies actually won the election with 52 or 53 per cent majority—more than enough to gain 65 percent of parliament's seats. De Gasperi had not pushed the recount at the start, partly because it was feared the Communist would be the only gainers. Had he been a little less cautious he would still be presiding today over a fairly strong Italian government. Now the great fear is that a new election will be necessary and that, again the Communists will be the only real beneficiaries. Both the left and the right gained at the expense of the center in in the June voting. So Italy's moderate leaders find leaders find themselves in a French stlye dilemma. They are afraid to face a new voting test, and evidently they are afraid as well to insist that the real results of last year's election be carried out. This fear is most puzzling of all to outsiders. If a recount had shown greater Communist strength, we can be sure a great stir would have followed, with dem»ndi for mor« teati. But th« center , leaders have not even told th« Italian people b fthe recent recount tabulations. They ought to broacast the revised results far and wide, and demand for ^themselves the parliamentary seats of some 70 Communist deputies now sitting illegally. Any other course of action should not be necessary. Indeed, any Other rlocs not make sense. Views of Others Fixed Vs. Sliding Price Supports There Is an unfortunate tendency toward pol- arteation of opinion—particularly political opinion —around two general propositions in regard to a federal farm program. The critics of President Eisenhower's farm message, for the most part are rallying around continuation of rigid farm price supports at 90 per cent of parity. And the Democrats among them may be doing so In part because they feel they are thus tapping a mother lode of farm votes. It Is probably true that most farmers lean toward rigid price supports, lor the good reason that they have served to give the farmers seme of the best years they have ever known. But beyond the matter of the farmers' Immediate self- interest there Is the question of how well they have served the economy as a whole. And the answer Is not well—as evidenced by the surpluses of basic crops that have repeatedly built up in the absence of extraordinary wartime demands. This matter of present and future surpluses Is critical for the Eisenhower administration. The president's proposal for eliminating them—which has served as the poL lor another cluster of political opinion—Is a system of flexible price supports which would drop the level of farm prices in season of surpluse and presumably discourage production until the oversupply was wiped out. Actually both positions suffer from oversimplification. Mr. Eisenhower has indicated that he and Agriculture Secretary Benson would like to see all acreage restrictions removed, and total reliance for determining the amount of production of a, given crop placed In the "sliding parity" formula. Many a farm economist and many a practical farmer doubt that this would work out in practice, price alone doesn't determine the planting practices of the nations' farmers, A man who has geared his operation to a big cotton crop one year, for example, cannot easily cut down to a small cotton acreage the following year and divert a major portion of his land to other uses. He is likely to have a large investment in specialized equipment And if he put* acreage in cover crops under the "fertility bank" theory he may be sacrificing the cash Income needed to meet his fixed overhead. Something very like this has happened under the present acreage allotment system when a drastic cutback has been ordered from one yeaf to the next, and Congress has recognized It by increasing the overall acreage allotments to relieve "hardship cases." The absence of such controls might very well lead to a series of big crops, and a resulting surplus even with lower price supports and lower farm Income. The fact Is that there is no single, simple formula which will solve this enormously complex problem. It may be that the direct subsidy provisions of the old Brannan Plan, which some members of the Elsenhower administration ore known to favor, are worthy of re-examlnatlon—not at a complete substitute for either of the two basic plans but ns a possible supplement to enter them. The two price system for exports,-'whlch dates all the way back to the Republican Twenties, may offer n partial solution in some cases. Mr. Benson has Indicated, In announcing that his conscience wns troubled by the continued high supports for dairy products, that he would favor reducing that particular surplus by using butter, dried milk, cheese, etc., Instead of dollars for foreign aid. It Is perhaps too much to hope that political consideration can be kept out of the shaping of any farm program. But surely we can't afford to let this vital and enormously involved question be settled by a slugging match between partisans of fixed and sllcnng price supports. — Arkansas Gazette Gridiron's Truths The Gridiron Club's dinners in Washington provide many a true word spoken (or rather sung) in jest, and often the Gridiron program has been prophetic. Certainly the year the airs of "South Pacific" were used and "Some Enchanted Evening" prophesied that the stranger's name would be Eisenhower, this was an accurate guess. Now the Gridiron Club finds that Adlai Stevenson "had rather be bright than be presidend." It celebrates the Bermuda conference and the end of prohibition together with: "Glorious, Glorious, Winnie wishes there were four of us, Glory be, there are no more of us For the four of us can louse it up alone." But with McCarthy characterized as "looking over your shoulder," the redeeming fact was that both he and President Eisenhower weve there. If they and others in high places can still "take it," the country's safe.—Lexington Herald. SO THEY SAY Where we find a Communist or an espionage agent—of the government or a defense plant— we'll expose him.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * * » If you're poor, I was thinking of the future. I get 'tired of seeing my kids hungry—William Giles, held in government theft. * * * I really messed things up, getting my wife into a Ihing like this ($160,000 robbery of government money). —James Rutus Landis. » # # I regret that India has seen fit to object to aid Pakistan but I think the Importance of Pakistan is such that it should be given in any event.— -Son. wm. f- Another Heartbreak Ridge Peter fdson's Washington Column — TV Gimmicks Helped Ike's Talk; UMW Suggests Some Resolutions WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Pres- dent Eisenhower fooled a lot of oiks in his heart-to-heart talk to he nation in advance of his State if the Union message to Congress. Dramatic Coach Robert Mont- •omery had put out the word that he President would wear a color- ess-rlmmed pair of reading glass- s for this performance. Not, using ark-rimmed glasses was intended reduce the emphasis on the Presidential bald head for television viewers. The President had these new specs on his desk, but didn't wenr them at all. While he seemed to the TV audience to be reciting his Peter Edson speech from memory, the President was actually reading from two prompting devices which were located amid three TV cameras. Each prompter had a big magnifying lens in front of it, for easier vision. The prompters reeled off the text continuously, « few words at a time as the President spoke. As a backstop, the speech was also hand-lettered on big cards, for use in case the prompters broke down. But they worked perfectly and the speech went off With only one twist of the tongue. New Year's Resolutions Putting your own words into other peoples' mouths is a famous old Washington trick — whenever anyone can get away with it. John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers Journal-tried it in its first issue of the New Year by suggesting a few resolutions "for some people you may know." "Walter Reuther, CIO President: ; Resolved—I won't sign any more ' slidlng-scale contracts even when someone tells me that what's good for General Motors is good for America. "George Meany, AFL President: Resolved—I will stop acting like a petty politician and remember that I am speaking for more than 8,000,000 Americans. "Adlal Stevenson, a Democrat: Resolved—I will try to keep my sense of humor. "Former Secretary of Labor Durkin: Resolved — I will never again have anything to do with a Republican. "Monsieur Faux Pas" The wives of Secretary of State Dulles, Secretary of Defense Wilson and Secretary of Treasury Humphrey accompanied their husbands to the last North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Paris, as they did in April. The cabinet wives are considered necessary to help arrange some of the social functions In connection with the NATO council. But while the husbands were tied up In diplomatic meetings, the wives had time for some Paris shopping. Guided by the wife of one of the American Embassy staff members, Mrs. Humphrey was taken to a perfume shop she had visited during the April NATO meeting. On this first visit, Mrs. Humphrey had been introduced to the frock- coated store manager as the wife of the American Secretary of the Treasury. Obviously impressed, the store manager had greeted her with, "Ah! Welcome Madam Snyder." So when Mrs. Humphrey went back to the shop for her second visit, the same store manager was there and this time he recognized her and called her by her right name. He was all embarrassment and apologies about this terrible blunder. Mrs. Humphrey tried to brush it off as a perfectly natural mistake, but he wouldn't hear of it. 'You know what they call me ever since?" he asked. "They call me, 'Monsieur Faux Paa.' " Armed Forces and IQ New Army and Navy standards which would drive out of the U. S. armed forces all men with a low "IQ" — intelligence quotient — run opposite to recommendations made by a "Conservation of Human Resources Project" initiated three years ago by President Eisenhower when he was head of Columbia University. Under the new Army plan, some 20,000 soldiers judged Incapable of training as skilled technicians or troop leaders would be discharged as part of its planned reduction in force, from 1,500,000 to 1.250,000. The Columbia study of Illiteracy —a 250-page book called "The Uneducated" — was published last March. It was based on World War II personnel records studied by Dr. Eli Ginzberg and Dr. Douglas W. Bray, a former Air Force Psychologist. They pointed out that Illiteracy was the largest single cause for rejection for military service. They claimed that It cost the U. S. the equivalent of more than 40 divisions in World War Et. The two scientists advocated the acceptance for military service of men deficient in schooling with subsequent special training by the armed forces. They said the present policy of rejecting these men "seriously compromises" the ideal of universal military service. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. There are some physical condi- with pain or soreness, tions which arc not much of a menace to life or health, but which certainly exort a tremendous influence on one's outlook toward living. Q—I am 43 years old and my i Q—Would you please say something abo.ut Perthes disease as I have a young relative who has It. Mrs. J. M. A—This Is a rather unusual con- face fs so" terribfe 7 a"m ashamed j dition which involves the bone ond to face the public. It is covered | cartilage at the upper end of the with pimples and enlarged pores. Can anything be done? I would rather be dead as I don't have any fun out of life. Mrs. O. A—This certainly Bounds like R skin disease which could very well be ncne. It should be possible for a skin specialist to make recommendations which would help enormously in In^proving (he complexion. The psychological effect Is evidently so serious that it seems that it would be well worth while to make an effort In this direction. Q—I have what is called Baker's cyst with fluid gathered in the back of the knees. Can you discuss this? Mrs. L. A—This is a swelling behind the knee which Is caused by the escape of fluid from the knee joint nnd is enclosed in a kind of snc or membrane. Removal of fluid through a needle Is sometimes helpful. Heat or other measures of physiotherapy are often used. If nothing else helps, surgery is generally considered desirable. Q—Will you plense explain what is meant by a trigger finger? Mrs. R. F. A—This Is a peculiar condition in which a finger is likely to develop quick motions when It is bent or straightened, then suddenly snap in (he direction one wnnls to move It. It Is the result of nn Inflammation of the tendons going to the Uof>r, and la lomttlmM awociaud upper leg bone (femur) near the hip. Its cause is not clearly understood, and Its treatment Is not too satisfactory. Q—Could exhaust fumes from a plant which processes tetrachloride cleaner fluid endanger residents within 200 feet of the plant? C. F. A—It would seem unlikely that the fumes would reach as far as two hundred feet in a heavy enough concentration to cause any harm. This question, however, should be considered by the plant management and local authorities. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Get Out —Sore Self For the Next Hand I hnve often advised bridge players to keep fighting to the bitter end, but there is such a thing as taking this advice too literally. If the situation is completely hopeless, you might just as well get whflt you can and save your energy for another hanri. When today's hand was plnyed at to* r«c*ot national tournament in Dallas, one determined young lady fought so hard to get a trick that wasn't there that she lost a trick that her or orient was trying to give her. West opened the three of hearts, dummy put up the ten, and East covered with the queen. Ralph Cash, of Phoenix, Ariz., won the first trick with the king of hearts and naturally went after the clubs. Since entries to dummy were too scarce to let him play the clubs any other way, Cash began by laying down the king of clubs. West discarded the deuce of spades, and Cash saw at once that NORTH U 476 ¥102 »K954 4AJ974 WEST EAST AJ5432 V8783 • 10832 « J78 * None 4 Q 8 5 3 2 SOUTH (D) AAKQ9 VAKJ4 + K108 , North-South vul. South We* North Ea* 3N.T. Pass 4* Pass 4 • Pass J N.T. Pan Pass Pass Opening lead— V 3 he would h&ve to lose a club trick. He therefore showed his hand and snld "I'm going to lead the ten of clubs next and let It ride. You can take the queen of clubs, but that's all you can get." This was a perfectly correct analysis. East should have taken her one club trick and shut up shop for the day. Instead, perhaps hop- ii!T ' •• n miracle, she said: "Play it out." Caih took U» klaf of club* mA Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Fa mous movie designer Howarc Shoup came up today with the jackpot answer to the disappear ance of every last Sloppy Sue from the Hollywood scene. Movietown's dressed-to-the-cap' ped-teeth cycle haa nothing to do with press-agent advice, the scarcity of slack! that bag or Christmas-gift orders. It's just that Marilyn Monroe Shelley Winters and their disheveled movie sisters, according to Shoup, are reacting to the panic in the Hollywood scene. Without even knowing it! "Whenever there's disaster in t the sir or a crisis, women etari dressing up," Shoup said. "In wartime women deck themselves out in fabulous clothe*. The vogue for untidiness vanished from Hollywood the minute television became a threat and box-office re- ceintn fc!I off. "Every actress who had been criticized for bad taste In clothes and faulty . grooming suddenly started paying attention to fashion. Not to mention the business of looking every inch the star. It was like closing ranks to keep t he :lamor from leaving Hollywood." He Should Know Shoup ought to know about these things. He's president of the newly formed Costume Designers Guild, with a membership of 34 active ;own whipperuppers like Edith rfead, Helen Rose and Jean Louis, and eight associate sketch artists. For years movie queens like Ann Sheridan, Olivia de Haviland, Alexis Smith, Doris Day, Esther Williams, Kathryn Orayson and Virginia Mayo have waited for their SHOUP to come in before stepping, out on t sound stags or showing up at a movie premiere. What's more, his line of gorgeous duds manufactured under his classy label Is grabbed ,by the nation's best - dressed dolls In stores from San Francisco to New Eork. Shoup wasn't one bit surprised when Marilyn Monroe »t»rted blossoming out as a Hollywood fashion plate. He didn't fall on his face, either, ivhen Shelly Winters started show- ng up at Giro's with her hair combed and her torso encased in a number straight out of the slick ishion magazines. "It's happened In Hollywood be- ore," he explained. "The sloppy periods occur when business is ;ood. When people start walling hat business Is off, when studios iut production way down and mon- :y gets tight, then the stars start dressing up. '1 can remember when Jeanne Crain was criticized for looking ike a small-town debutante in her iig, floppy hats and flowery dress- is. Today she's as chic and dra- Tiatlc in what she wears as any ed the ten of clubs as he had an- rounced he would. East defiantly efused the trick. Meanwhile poor West was trying o find a good discard on the sec- nd round of clubs. He had already een declarer's hand, for Cash had put it down on the table when he made his claim of 12 tricks. A dla- aond discard would set up a trick or dummy, while a heart or & pade discard would set up a. trick or the South hand. After much perspiration, West Iscarded a second spade. Declar- r then cashed the ace and queen f diamonds, continued with the ce and Jack of hearts, and then ed a club to dummy's ace to dis- ird » heart on the king of dla- londs. His four spades took the est of the tricks, giving him an vertrick and giving East a rather ed face. woman in the world. June Allyion D»MCI Dp "1 recall June Allyson getting brickbats for tearing around with her hair flying and dressing like a high-school girl. You don't see many women who are better dressed than June these days," Shoup said. "Marilyn hit stardom just when the stars were pulling out ot the frowsy era and dressing up. Her questionable taste in clothes was very noticeable only because everybody else was so well-groomed." Shoup was born in Dallas, Tex., and started sketching costumes as a member of the thriving little theater group in the city of oil wells and millionaires with diamond-studded shoe laces. He .studied at Pratt Institute in New York, clicked with his first designs for a dress manufacturer and was crabbed by Warner Bros, after stlrriri up fr:hion waters as a designer for Hattie Carnegia and Bonwit-Teller. Says Shoup: "The successful star today is one who trusts her designer or any of the other gifted technicians assigned to her. A movie star isn't supposed to have a taste in clothes. She gets to the set at sis in the morning and she doesn't get home until seven. The average stenographer knows more about clothes than a movie star." Early to bed and early to rise, says Don Porter, means that the television set is out being repaired. THESE New Englanders are not only playing heck with the farm program, but now one of them has suggested that we ought to put maple sugar on com-on-the-cob, which is downright subversive. — Lexington Herald. ^ A LADY, at a loss when unexpectedly given an alligator, placed it temporarily in her bath- :ub before rushing out to keep an engagement. When she returned, she found this note from her maid: "Sorry. Ise quit you-all. I doan want to work in a house where they's a alligator. I'd a-tole you but I didn't think the question would ever corne up." — Carls- lad (N. M.) Current-Argus. THE SWISS PARLIAMENT elected j new president in 10 minutes — beating the French record iy 200 hours, so far. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. 75 Years Ago In Blythtyille Mrs. Arthur Vance of Armorel, who is 111 in the Baptist Hospital n Memphis of a throat infection, s said to be improved today. Miss Mary D. Fitzgerald has been selected as the Blytheviiie Good Citizenship Pilgrim of 1939 n connection with the contest iponsored annually by the Daught- a rs of the American Revolution, jeigh Has Been Picked To Por- .ray Scarlett O'Hara. In these tax-conscious days/ Arch Nearbrite says that when somebody invites him to lunch, he's never sure whether it's because the host enjoys his company or looks on him as an expense deduction item. . Egyptian Enterprise Answer to Previous Puzzle' ACROSS DOWN 1 Egypt's capital 1 Cherrylike SEgypthelpj control the Suez 11 Core 12 Papal capes 14 Embellished 15 Plot anew 16 Prevarication 17 Island in the Pacific 19 City in The Netherlands 20 Eskers 22 Put on 23 Curved molding 24 Release 26 Irritates 28 Dibble 30 Make lace edging 51 Egypt has a climate 32 Female saint (ab.) 33 Professions 37 Expunge 41 Unclose 42 Old Dutch • measure 44 Swedish weight 45 HevolutionJ per second (ab.) 46 Court officials (India) « Scatter, as hay 49 Correlative of cantoris 91 Pipe again 53 Fried lightly and quickly 54 Covered with pitch 55 Erects tS Charger • color 2 Heat-treat 3 Philippine Negrito 4 Rots flax by exposure 5 Mountain 6 Small crowns 23 Musteline 7 Egypt has an mammals — of 386,00025 Weight square miles deduction 27 Cloy 29 The 8 Short sleep 9 Affirm 10 Conductor 11 Tint 13 Dirks 18 Cleaning implement SI Blush ot Egypt are known over the world 33 Stout strings 34 Seem 35 Save 36 Salt 38 Dress 39 Percolated slowly 40 Concluded 43 Emporiums 46 Heavy blow 47 Warmth 50 Indonesian of Mindanao 52 Priority (prefix)

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